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The New England Patriots recorded their first road victory of the season last week Limited Kevin Faulk Jersey , and will now have a chance to win two in a row – and to extend their current win streak to five: on Monday night, the Patriots will play a 2-5 Buffalo Bills team features an average defense and an offense that ranks dead last in the NFL when it comes to scoring.Let’s analyze the matchup by taking a look at some of the advanced stats heading into the game (courtesy of SB Nation’s Bill Connelly; for his methodology please click here).Patriots offense vs Bills defenseNormal down and distance in the open fieldIn the open field – between the offense’s 10 and defense’s 30 – the Bills actually match up relatively evenly with Tom Brady and company. There are two noticeable outliers, though: third down distance and big plays. Despite improving slightly when compared to last week, New England is still near the bottom when it comes to producing plays of 20+ yards. Buffalo’s defense, on the other hand, is one of the NFL’s best in stopping them. Don’t expect the Patriots to suddenly turn into an explosive offense this week.Backed Up Situations Near the Goal LineThe Patriots continue to improve their success rate when backed up, with the turnover percentage still hurting from a tipped week one interception. The Bills’ defense, meanwhile, ranks relatively well when it comes to limiting an offense’s effectiveness inside the opposing 10-yard line.Red ZoneLast week, the Patriots were able to slightly improve most of their red zone statistics. Against Buffalo, they could have a chance to continue this trend: while the Bills defense is among the league’s best when it comes to limiting success – an offense gaining 50% of necessary yardage on first down, 70% on second down, and 100% on third and fourth down – between the 20 and 30 Antonio Garcia Jersey , the unit struggles the closer it gets to its own goal line. Third DownsThe Patriots’ overall third down conversion rate (44.2%) ranks them eighth in the league – and the advanced stats show that the team is among the best in the NFL no matter the situation. Buffalo’s defense, meanwhile, has its fair share of problems on third downs. This, in turn, could help New England control the tempo of Monday’s game.Blitz SituationsWhile the overall matchup between New England’s offense and Buffalo’s defense favors the visitors, the Bills actually match up well when it comes to sack rate in blitz situations – obvious passing downs specified as first-and-18 or more, second-and-14 or more, and third-and-3 or more. Facing a normally aggressive pass rush for the second week in a row should be another good test for a Patriots offensive line that is performing well this season but might again miss starting right tackle Marcus Cannon.Patriots defense vs Bills offenseNormal down and distance in the open fieldWhile the Patriots defense is inconsistent in the open field, it faces a very favorable matchup this week no matter the category: the Bills’ offense has major issues when it comes to moving the football, sustaining drives, or generating big plays. New England’s defense – despite its weaknesses – should be able to find success against this unit and generate some momentum moving forward.Backed Up Situations Near the Goal LineThe Patriots are no world beaters when having an opposing offense pinned down inside its 10-yard line, but the statistical matchup still favors them over an offense that has a hard time moving the football when backed up – and when not backed up, it does not really make much of a difference.Red ZoneWhile they struggle in the open field Dont'a Hightower Jersey , the Bills offense is among the league’s best when it comes to effectiveness in the red zone (to be fair, they do have a smaller sample size than other teams). That being said, New England’s defense is improving in this area of the field as well and took a noticeable step forward when compared to last week’s advanced stats report.Third DownsNew England’s defense is getting slightly better when it comes to defending third downs, but it still is one of the least successful teams in stopping third-and-medium as well as third-and-short. Luckily for the unit, it will go against an offense on Monday that is bad on keeping drives alive no matter the yardage it has to gain. Overall, the Bills convert just 27.4% of their third down tries – second worst in the league.Blitz SituationsObvious passing situations are not exactly the Patriots’ defensive strong suit, but as is the case with plenty of other categories they are again favored over the Bills offense. When forced to play from behind the sticks, Buffalo is usually unable to dig itself out of the hole.While Buffalo has some sneaky strengths – goal line offense, open field defense – the Patriots match up very well against the team and, at least from a statistical perspective, should be able to come away with a win. That being said, New England will still need to find a way to overcome some of its personnel losses (Sony Michel will be out, Rob Gronkowski and Marcus Cannon might be limited) and recent turnover issues. All in all Authentic Joe Thuney Jersey Salute to Service , though, it is hardly a surprise that the Patriots are seen as 13-point favorites. ATLANTA (AP) — If Tom Brady rated his performance, nothing more, it was ho-hum at best.In fact, going strictly by the numbers, it was the worst Super Bowl showing of his brilliant career.No problem. Brady will gladly trade stats for championships.On a night when the defenses ruled, Brady did just enough to win his sixth Super Bowl ring , leading the New England Patriots to an aesthetically unpleasing 13-3 victory Sunday over the Los Angeles Rams.In last year's Super Bowl, Brady threw for 505 yards and three touchdowns but walked off the field with his head down as the Philadelphia Eagles celebrated a 41-33 victory."We just couldn't put points on the board for one reason or another," he said. "But in the end, it feels a lot better than last year when we did get some points on the board."Brady completed 21 of 35 passes for 262 yards with one interception, leaving him with a rather measly passer rating of 71.4. That is the worst figure of his nine Super Bowl appearances, and marked the first time he failed to throw for at least one touchdown pass in the championship game.Again Limited Brandon Bolden Jersey , no problem."We obviously could have played better offensively," Brady said, "but the reality is (when) you get in these games, you just have to find a way to win. We played well in the end and that's what we needed."Indeed, Brady finally found his vintage form on the lone touchdown drive of the night. He hit four straight passes for 67 yards — the best of them a pinpoint toss threaded amid three defenders that dropped into the hands of Rob Gronkowski for a 29-yard gain to the Los Angeles 2."Incredible catch," Brady said. "He's an awesome player, great teammate, friend, and I'm just so proud of everything that he's done for our team."On the very next play, Sony Michel darted into the end zone to break a 3-all tie.Not long after, Brady was taking a knee to become the first player in NFL history to win six Super Bowl titles.The first one came against the Rams, way back in 2002, when that franchise was still St. Louis and known as the "The Greatest Show On Turf."Now James White Jersey , at age 41, Brady has gotten started on a ring for every finger on his other hand."There's been a lot of guys be part of this journey with this team and it's just been so fun to be a part of it," Brady said. "It's a challenging football environment, the pressure is always on, and for moments like this, you have to rise to the occasion."Sure, it was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, a game that won't be remembered fondly by anyone outside of New England.For Brady, it might be the favorite of all his titles.This one took a team.The whole team."We needed everyone out there," he said. "The defense played so well, and we finally helped them out by getting a touchdown."



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