Patriots Get The Win On Opening Day
It felt like a fall day in Foxborough today when the Patriots hosted the Houston Texans. Tom Brady connected with Rob Gronkowski a lot today. Gronkowski really had himself a day catching seven passes for 123 yards and one touchdown to put the Patriots on the board first. After the game, however, Brady said “We’ve got to do a lot better than that, I don’t think we played anywhere near what our capabilities are. All of us probably look at the game and realize we could have done a lot of things differently.” As a team, the Patriots committed three turnovers on Sunday, two on the offense and one on special teams. Brady threw for 277 yards on the day.
The team thinks they can play better
Brady continued saying “It’s a good win, obviously, but we’ve got to do a lot better, You’ve got to coach hard and you’ve got to correct guys, and you’ve got to correct yourself and have high expectations for yourself. And that’s how you have high expectations for the team.” In my opinion, Brady’s best drive of the day was just before halftime when Brady led the offense down the field and scored to make it 21-6 Patriots at halftime.
Bill Belichick also spoke after the game and thought it was a good win. “Obviously, some things we need to improve on, clean up on. But that’s the way it always is in a game like this. Houston’s tough. We expected it to go all 60 minutes, like it did, and come down to the final play. That’s pretty much what we’ve got.” Belichick said. Considering the loss of Edelman and Amendola, the offense didn’t do too bad. Phillip Dorsett played well catching seven passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. James White also had a solid game and scored a touchdown as well. Even Cordarrelle Patterson played well and gained 19 yards on a screen pass. Rex Burkhead who rushed for 64 yards and James Devlin caught four passes for 22 yards was a big part of the offense today too.
Next week, the Patriots travel to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars. Gronkowski will have a great game and make Jalen Ramsey eat his words. The Patriots do their talking on the field while Ramsey does his talking during media sessions. Next Sunday should be a great game.
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