The Wheel Route is Undefeated, Even Against Bill Belichick

For the Patriots, the 2017-2018 season ended very similarly to how it began. New England lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 42-27 to open the season, mainly due to Matt Patricia’s defense having no answers for how to stop Andy Reid’s offensive game plan. The same could be said for Sunday’s 41-33 Super Bowl loss…

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The New England Patriots Bend but Don’t Break Defense: Myth or Reality?

This millennium, the New England Patriots’ defense has consistently ranked better by points allowed than it has by yards allowed. For many of those seasons, the difference in its rankings has been notably large. Such disparities have led announcers, fans, and analysts alike to conclude that the Patriots employ a “bend but don’t break”-style defense…