At the beginning of the season, most Patriots fans were hoping to be 2-2 when Tom Brady returned from suspension in Week 5.
However, New England head coach Bill Belichick did the unthinkable and masterminded a sensational road victory over the Arizona Cardinals on the opening weekend – and the Patriots have been rolling ever since.
Whilst Jimmy Garropolo and Jacoby Brissett have done a decent job in Brady’s absence, the Patriots offense is about to hit new heights and the New England quarterback will be raring to go after sitting on the side-lines for four games.
Without a doubt, Brady will go down in history as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and the 39-year-old could be set to earn a record-equalling fifth Super Bowl ring as a player.
At the time of writing, punters can get 4/1 on the Patriots lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy at Betway’s sportsbook – and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see New England competing at NRG Stadium in February.
With Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman set to take a much greater role on offense, Brady will be relishing the opportunity to come back and lead the Patriots to another NFL title
The Patriots were shut out by the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium for the first time in their illustrious history in Week 4 but Brady will eradicate any memories of that defeat over the coming months.
The New England quarterback is playing with a chip on his shoulder and that bodes ill for all who face the Patriots over the coming months. It could get very messy indeed for the rest of the AFC; especially if New England secure the number one seed for the playoffs.
Simply put, it is almost impossible to defeat Belichick’s men at Foxborough in January – the Patriots just don’t lose at home when it is crunch time. Belichick is arguably the greatest coach in NFL history and he will have plenty of tricks up his sleeve in the postseason.
But for now, he will take things one game at a time; and that is what makes him so brilliant. He doesn’t get ahead of himself nor does he allow any form of complacency to sneak into the locker room.
Look no further than our very own New England Patriots for the Super Bowl this year – it is almost inevitable. With a hungry and relentless Tom Brady at quarterback, a solid and reliable defensive unit and an intelligent, consistent head coach, the Patriots look certain to challenge for the Vince Lombardi Trophy once again.
If New England can secure home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, Patriots fans can begin to search for their flights to Houston…