NEw Team To Beat In The AFC?

November 17th, 2014 by Justin Thomas


jonas-gray-patriots-960The rest of the AFC looked on in fear at the scene at Lucas Oil Field last night as the New England Patriots made a statement by manhandling the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, winning 42-20.

New England has been surging after a rough start to the season, but until yesterday, they were still number two in the AFC to the Broncos, and just above the Colts for number three.

However, with the impressive display the Patriots put on against the Colts in their own house last night, and the Broncos upset loss with some injuries thrown in to the Rams, it’s hard to argue against the Patriots as the top team in the AFC.

What’s scarier than the result from last night’s game is how the Patriots won, namely behind someone other than Tom Brady.

Rookie running back, Jonas Gray, dominated the day in Indy, rushing for 199 yards and 4 touchdowns. Before he got the start last night, Gray had been the third-string running back for the Patriots and didn’t have a single career touchdown.

Brady was not all that impressive against Indy, throwing two interceptions, which would normally spell trouble for the Patriots, but everyone else on the team was able to step up in a big way to dominate the Colts.

New England’s defense was even able to stifle Andrew Luck and the Colts offense as much as possible, holding them to 20 points.

In terms of record, New England sits atop the AFC with a record of 8-2, with the Broncos and Chiefs just behind at 7-3.

The Patriots will be tested these next couple of weeks, as they play Detroit, then go on the road to Green Bay and San Diego before finishing the regular season with three-straight divisional games.

For now, it looks like the rest of the AFC is going to have to play catchup to the Brady Bunch.



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