• The Patriots underwhelming defense shows the limits to Bill Belichick's key roster philosophy

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Though the New England Patriots are 9-2 and look to have a playoff spot secured, there are problems on the horizon, particularly with their defense.
    Normally stout, the Patriots defense has underwhelmed all season. They're currently 21st in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA, and are allowing opponents 353 yards per game, 14th in the NFL.
    Basic stats don't necessarily relay how this unit has performed. For instance, the Patriots have given up the third-fewest points in the NFL, but they've also played an easy schedule, with Russell Wilson and Andy Dalton ranking comfortably as the best...
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