For the past 20 years, Patriot fans have been able to count on Tom Brady being under center for their football team, that will not be the case this season as Tom Brady has taken his talents down to be with Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Nobody knows what life without TB12 will hold for the Patriots Jarett Stidham and Brian Hoyer are the two candidates that will battle to fill Brady’s shoes. We are going to dive into the Patriots’ top 5 most intriguing games!
WEEK 1 – HOME VS MIAM
WEEK 2 – @ SEATTLE
WEEK 3 – HOME VS LAS VEGAS
WEEK 4 – @ KANSAS CITY
WEEK 5 –HOME VS DENVER
WEEK 6 – BYE WEEK
WEEK 7 – HOME VS SAN FRANCISCO
WEEK 8 – @ BUFFALO
WEEK 9 – @ NEW YORK JETS
WEEK 10 – HOME VS BALTIMORE
WEEK 11 – @ HOUSTON
WEEK 12 – HOME VS ARIZONA
WEEK 13 – @ LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
WEEK 14 – @ LOS ANGELES RAMS
WEEK 15 – @ MIAMI
WEEK 16 – HOME VS BUFFALO
WEEK 17 – HOME VS NEW YORK JETS
TOP 5 MOST INTRIGUING GAMES
( WEEK 1 HOME VS MIAMI )
Revenge game? The last time Miami came into Gillette stadium was week 17 of the 2019 season the Dolphins came out on top 27-24 dropping the Pats to the wildcard game where they were eventually bounced from the playoffs by the Tennessee Titans. Stidham or Hoyer who takes the first snap post TB12? Old friends coming back home , Kyle Van Noy , Elandon Roberts & Ted Karras come back to Foxborough. Is this the first glimpse we get of Tua Tagovialoa in the NFL? Patriots fans should hope so as Bill Belichick is 8-0 vs QBs making their first career start.
( WEEK 2 @ SEATTLE ) SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Going to the west coast is never fun especially when you have to face one of the best quarterbacks in the league Russell Wilson. The Patriots secondary will surely be tested in this one the Seahawks post a very formidable offense with DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett & Phillip Dorsett ( former Patriot ). The first Sunday night game for the Patriots will be an exciting one for sure.
( WEEK 7 HOME VS SAN FRANCISCO )
The return of Jimmy Garoppolo for years Garoppolo was seen as Tom Brady’s successor but that all changed when he was dealt to the San Francisco 49ers for a second-round pick in 2017. The super bowl runners up come into Gilette with a very good front 7 led by Nick Bosa, with the return of David Andrews ( missed the 2019 season with blood clots ) the Patriots get their leader on the offensive line back to deal with Bosa and the 49ers. Bill Belichick versus Kyle Shanahan sign me up!
( WEEK 9 HOME VS BALTIMORE ) SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Week 9 the Patriots welcome Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens into town. Last year the Patriots went to Baltimore on Sunday Night and got drubbed 37 – 20 Lamar Jackson’s coming out party. New England had to retool their front 7 due to the loses in free agency they hope the additions Beau Allen ( Free Agency ) and Josh Uche & Anfernee Jennings through the draft will sure up their run defense. Patriots versus Ravens games always seem to be a bit nutty!
( WEEK 16 HOME VS BUFFALO ) MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Last season the Patriots and Bills played two defensive battles both won by New England ( 16 – 10 @ Buffalo ) ( 24 – 17 @ New England I expect to see more of that this year with both teams bringing back top 5 defenses, expect to see more of the same. The Bills brought in Stefon Diggs to give Josh Allen a true #1 receiver on the outside, Buffalo Is the betting favorite to win the AFC EAST at +125 followed by New England at +160. A week 16 Divisional game with an AFC EAST Title on the line what more can you want?
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