It has been an odd year so far for the Patriots and their fans. We have grown accustomed to watching a high-flying offense paired with a lackluster defense, but this year, the script has flipped. It has been the defense carrying the team to victory. And key players on the offense are taking notice.
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Speaking with Mike Felger on Patriots Postgame Live, Logan Mankins spoke to the outstanding performance of the defense and the positive effects it has had on the struggling offense.
I was talking to my buddy Matt Light the other day and I was like, 'This is awesome. We're not even putting up very many points and we're still winning just because our defense is kicking butt out there.' Nothing is more encouraging for our offense when you know your defense is going out there and they're going to stop them. If they get it down in the red zone, we have total confidence that they're going to hold them to three. it's just an unbelievable feel...