Pats Back To Their Old Tricks In 2009
A dynasty reborn? Or just a few glimpses from the past? The New England Patriots are 6-2 now in 2009 and are two games ahead of the New York Jets and 2 1/2 games ahead of the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins.
Sunday’s game against the Dolphins was a tough fought win for the Blue and Grey, especially when it came to stopping Miam’s trickery with the Wildcat but Tom Brady and Randy Moss propelled the Patriots to a 27-17 victory and gave New England a bit of a cushion in the AFC East.
Brady had another 300+ yard performance and Randy Moss reeled in another TD with six receptions for 147 yards receiving. The victory may be a key cog in the New England’s AFC East crown plans this season as the Dolphins, although now 3-5 on the season, were undefeated in the AFC East before their loss to the Patriots on Sunday. New England is now 5-0 at home this season and are set to face the 8-0 Indianapolis Colts on the road next week in a revival of one of football’s best rivalries.
Peyton Manning has manned the Colts charge this season as Indy fended off a pesky Houston Texans squad this past Sunday to stave off its first loss of the year. This matchup will be a true barometer for where Bill Belichick and the Patriots are at thus far in the 2009-10 season and could be a building block for what could be a rebirth of a dynasty.
Or a mere illusion of what use to be.