New England’s pass rush problems were obvious to anyone with a spare two minutes to look over the depth chart. The biggest mystery of the Patriots’ struggling defense this year has been in the secondary, where there is talent 锟斤拷 plenty of it.
But the Steelers could be a team that surprises us all this week. They have the talent, and their defense is better than it’s been for some time. This is a team ripe for a huge breakout. Or, they’re a team on the verge of a toxic meltdown, which might happen if they fall flat on their face again against a really good Chiefs team in Arrowhead Stadium.
Remember, our panel gets the chance to re-pick two games by the end of the week, accounting for injuries. That means to keep an eye on the situation with the Raiders, in case Derek Carr comes back, which he might.
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All of this certainly feels very similar. The offensive line, fortified by the offseason additions of Rick Wagner and T.J. Lang, hasn’t been as advertised. Playing without left tackle Taylor Decker has Womens Terence Newman Jersey clearly proven to be a problem锟斤拷the line protecting Stafford has given up 18 sacks, the third most in the NFL.
Authentic Youth Mark Barron Jersey What it all boils down to is this: Stafford playing on Sunday gives the team their best chance to win and move to 4-2. It’s up to the likes of Jim Bob Cooter and Jim Caldwell to put together a gameplan that gets Stafford to the bye week; the time for rest and recovery is right around the corner, and another game like the one against Carolina, where Stafford was sacked a season-high six times, just can’t happen again.