As the New England Patriot’s come to the midpoint of their season, they hold a 6-2 record, coming out with a win in their recent game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Throughout the season there have been significant high and low points, with numerous struggles seen through strategy and on field plays, as well as defense.
Looking back on the season we go back to week one.
The Kansas City Chiefs took a 42-27 victory over the Patriots, spoiling New England’s Super Bowl LI banner ceremony.
In week two, the Patriots were able to rebound against the New Orleans Saints, winning 36-20.
Quarterback Tom Brady was able to set an National Football League (NFL) record with his 52nd NFL game with at least 300 yards and three touchdowns.
He finished the game 30-of-39 for 447 yards and three touchdowns. It was Brady’s 10th 400-yard game.
In week three, the Patriots had a close call with the Houston Texans, snagging a 36-33 victory over them.
Week four came as a disappointment to the Patriots, as they lost 30-33 against the Carolina Panthers.
The Patriots defense forced two turnovers, but failed to hold Carolina quarterback Cam Newton and his targets in check, marking their second home loss.
In week five, the Patriots had another semi close game, winning 19-14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Patriots defense was able to make the plays that they needed to make to stop the late-charging.
Quarterback Tom Brady was also able to throw for 303 yards, with one touchdown.
The Patriots faced the New York Jets in week six, taking away a 24-17 victory.
Brady broke a tie with Brett Favre and Peyton Manning for the most regular season wins with 187 and had to rally the Patriots from a 14-point deficit in the first half before holding on for the victory.
Week seven, the Patriots trampled the Atlanta Falcons with a 23-7 lead.
The Patriots defense came to life, stopping the Falcons on three drives inside the New England 20-yard line with a blocked 37-yard field goal attempt by the defensive line.
In week eight, the Patriots most recent game, New England held a 21-13 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Brady passed for 333 yards and a touchdown, and Stephen Gostkowski kicked four field goals to help lead the Patriots to victory.
Coming up on week nine, the Patriots hold a 6-2 midpoint record for the fifth straight season.
Facing the Denver Broncos this past Sunday, the Patriots took a 41-16 victory, moving their record up to 7-2.
With setbacks and struggles, many fans think that it is time to worry about the Patriots ability to win.
However, in past years the Patriots have always displayed the ability to overcome adversity and come out on top.
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