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Although many may not have expected the New England Patriots to completely dismantle the Houston Texans last night on Monday Night Football, but if history is our guide, it should come as no
The New England Patriots are a machine, they have now won ten games in ten consecutive seasons, posted 12 consecutive winning seasons and once the seasons start to change from fall to winter, they always play their best football. That is just the way things are with Bill Belichick at the helm.
Belichick and his players will often talk about how the real season starts after thanksgiving, that is when the games start to matter more, when the men are separated from the boys. That is also when the Patriots start to flex their muscle.
Over the past three seasons, the Patriots have won an incredible 15 consecutive games following thanksgiving and if they continue playing the way they did last night, there is reason to believe that streak can extend all the way to 18 games by the end of the season, giving New England a 13-3 record and a tremendous chance at home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
At the start of the season, when New England was just 3-3, few would have thought the Pats were capable of pushing around the once-mighty Houston Texans, but that is exactly what they did and they did it by dominating every facet of the game.
Tom Brady picked apart the vaunted Texans defense, even without all-world tight end Rob Gronkowski or speedy slot receiver Julian Edelman, throwing for 296 yards and four touchdowns.
The Pats also rushed for 130 yards compared to just 100 for the Texans, as star running back Arian Foster was held to just 46 yards on 15 carries. Matt Schaub threw for 232 yards but was intercepted one, sacked twice and seemingly harassed all night, by an improving defense that is starting to look capable to helping the team to it’s second-straight Super Bowl.
After another awe-inspiring performance by the Patriots, the one thing we do know is this: New England is the team to beat in the AFC and with all due respect to NFC, they are the team to be period.
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