As much as naysayers and New England Patriots haters might still want to resist the idea, this defense is clearly the real deal. For some asinine reason, it’s become somehow fashionable for analysts and fans to add a large asterisk to the end of any compliments or commendations of New England’s dominant defensive and special teams units this season.
“They haven’t played anyone good yet.”
“The takeaways simply aren’t sustainable.”
“Special teams scores and big plays like that are flukey.”
The Patriots are 6-0… the only team in the NFL that can boast that record this week, no matter what happens on Sunday or Monday.