The New England Patriots might be headed for a disastrous start following the absence of their dependable player Tom Bradley who is serving a 5-week suspension. The inclusion of Jimmy Garoppolo will be a morale booster for the Patriots. This is mainly because of his spectacular performance he put up in his first two preseason games, which he failed to confirm in his third game against Carolina.
The newly graduated adolescent surpassed the expectations of many connecting 36 of 50 passes with one touchdown and zero interceptions, and it will be fascinating to see if he will be a viable replacement for Brady. The Patriots may have found the secret to a winning formula with a defensive wall of Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and Danny Amendola. However, the knee injury incurred by the dependable Amendola may prove to be fatal for the Patriots. The Patriots defense was rock-solid last season with Malcolm Butler producing a remarkable 15 deflections and 67 tackles accompanied two picks. The two fantastic New England’s linebackers of Donta Hightower and Jamie Collins will take their respective positions on that fateful day. Hightower managed to make 61 tackles with 3.5 sacks in 12 regular season games last season of NFL.
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Last season, New England was ranked third in the NFL with an average of 29.1 points per game. The compact defense of the Patriots made sure they produced 19.7 points per game, ranking them tenth overall.
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Note: These predictions are from Iron Rank and they predicted that Colts will win.