Phil Tor | Pats Militia
Let me just get this straight, those idiots in Vegas actually thought the New England Patriots were going to lose to the damn Houston Texans? Those people are the reason I lock my doors at night, just despicable.
The line before kickoff had the Texans at -2 favorites against the Patriots, probably due to the injury of Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett starting at QB for the first time in his young career.
During the game I saw a whole bunch of eye popping statistics that just showed how dominant the Patriots are and how they kick so much ass. But the stat that stood out the most to me is that since 2002, the New England Patriots have only been underdogs at home 5 times. Only 5 times in 114 games! You would think that people would be smarter but its cool, Vegas just made it easier for Pats fans to make some money.
Now for the game. The Patriots simply dominated this football game from the kickoff to the final whistle.
3rd string QB? 151 Total YDs and a Rush TD
The Texans D-Line outplaying the shaky Pats Line? Nope, JJ Watt got outplayed and Brissett only got hit once. That unreal Texans D looking a little overhyped…
MVPs of Week 3
QB Jacoby Brissett
RB LeGarrete Blount
Historically the Patriots have been a passing team, centered around Tom Brady of course. With Brissett, the Patriots switched their focus to the ground game, playing to the strengths of their young quarterback. Combined the two rushed for 153 yards and 3 touchdowns, overpowering the Texans defense. Brissett wasted no time putting points up on the board as he drove the team 74 yards for a field goal on the second drive of the game, then on the third drive he made some history…
😱 @JBrissett12! 😱
27 yards to the HOUSE!
— NFL (@NFL) September 23, 2016
Brissett’s 27 yard touchdown run was the first of his career a special moment for any NFL player. When the rookie ran to the sidelines, he was greeted by his head coach who he then handed the ball to and thanked him, just a great moment all around.
Just a power back? Nah.@LG_Blount puts his speed on full display!
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 23, 2016
LB Jamie Collins
Stat Line: 14 tackles, INT
Jamie Collins was everywhere last night. He is pretty much living inside Brock Osweiler’s head right now torturing him night after night. It was unfair for the Texans to have to face this menace of a player.
— NFL (@NFL) September 23, 2016
Someone please get this man a new contract
P Ryan Allen
Just relentless. He pinned the Texans deep in their zone so many times last night it was crazy. It seemed like they started at the 10 every drive. Im pretty sure their average drive started at the 15 yard line. But once again the difference in the game was special teams with the Texans coughing up two fumbles on kickoffs, both leading to touchdowns by the Pats. Great night for the specialists.
By the numbers (Patriots.com)
Pats have won 83 straight games at home when leading at halftime
Pats defense has not allowed a team to score in the first quarter of a game this season
Pats are atop the NFL in first quarter points (34)
My favorite part of this game was not the Patriots glory, or the emergence of Jacoby Brissett. It was JJ Watt getting DOMINATED by the O-Line of the Patriots. The so called “Best player in the NFL” had only 2 tackles last night and no QB hits. I’m not saying JJ Watt isn’t an insanely talented football player but he has yet to prove himself against the big boy teams like the Patriots or Steelers and until he does I’m going to mock the living hell out of the guy.
I feel bad for the Texans, I really do because they actually thought they had a chance at winning this game which in reality they didn’t. New England wins, period.
Lets go Pats! 3-0!!