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Another year completed, and as we did last off-season, we’re all wondering what GM Bill Belichick will do to fix his defense and take some pressure off Tom Brady and the offense.
The offense had to carry the team more last year and tried to do it not so quickly. With the defense spending more time on the field last season (31:27 minutes – 27th) than the previous (31:02 minutes – 23rd), the defense needs to find more ways to make stops, especially on 3rd down (they ranked 28th with offense converting 43.1% of the chances).
The defense ranked near the bottom in yards per game (17th in rushing yards/game and 31st in both pass yards/game and total yards /game).
They did have some successful areas that kept them in games. They had success in take away margin, (ranked 3rd in the NFL +17), interceptions (ranked 2nd with 23) fumble recoveries (tied for 7th with 11) and in points allowed (13th giving up 342 points).
They also finished 14th in sacks with 40, with both Andre Car...
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