The 9-4 Patriots are gearing up for another Championship run. New England shares the top seed with Kansas City. They have won seven straight and face the Colts in week fourteen. Rookie quarterback Mac Jones has exceeded expectations. Defensively, the club is one of the best in the NFL In this post, we will review three reasons why the Patriots will win the AFC.
Defense Is Tops In The AFC
Overall, the team’s defense is one of the best in the NFL. The organization is getting stellar performance from Kyle Duggar, Adrian Phillips, Mathew Judon, and Kyle Van Noy. The unit is built for a Super Bowl, They are making big plays in the right situations.
With a signature win over Buffalo, the only team in their way is the Chiefs. With Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels pulling the strings, I see The Patriots getting to the Super Bowl. Another big test comes Sunday against Indianapolis. The defense has to stop Johnathan Taylor.
Mac Jones Continues to Develop
After, thirteen games, Mac Jones continues to get better. Jones is focusing on the little things. His total passing yards rank third. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has worked patiently, and it shows.
Not focusing on the long passes, Jones is doing the simple things. His favorite target is Kendrick Bourne. Receiver Jakobi Meyers is one of the game’s best. He continues to make clutch plays in key moments. Meyers is one of his most trusted receivers.
A Powerful Run Game
The run game has been one of the game’s best. rookie Rhamondre Stevenson is a candidate for Rookie of the Year. Using his strength, he continues to bowl over opponents. A fourth _round pick from Oklahoma Stevenson has been one of the best backs in the AFC. Stevenson has three touchdowns and four_hundred yards.
As the team continues to run, opposing defenses are in for a long day. Key contributors have been Brandon Bolden, Damien Harris, and JJ Tylor. The injury to James White opened the door for Stevenson and Taylor.
A Solid Kicking Game
One of the most consistent players has been kicker Nick Folk. Folk is one of the best kickers in the NFL. He has made 33 field goals out of 36 attempts. As for special team’s the club continues to get big plays from Matthew Slater.
The Patriots have been the league’s biggest surprise. After, a free agent frenzy, Bill Belichick is in line for coach of the year.