The Pats have remained unbeatable with Tom Brady at the helm. They scored another convincing 41-25 win contrary to the Buffalo Bills prior for their bye. In the four games Brady has played, the Pats are averaging 34 points. They’re 4-0 contrary to the spread, and have won those games by an average of 16.3 points heading into this Sunday Night Football game.
Brady is also benefiting from a totally healthy Rob Gronkowski. Gronk has averaged 118 receiving yards with Brady at quarterback, and has caught a touchdown in three-straight games.
The Pats will catch the Seahawks at a great time. The usually shutdown Seattle defense has already established lots of trouble on third down in recent weeks. They’ve allowed the Saints and Bills to go a combined 21-of-32 on third down.
The Pats are one of the very most best in the NFL at keeping the chains moving. (They’re fourth in third-down conversion at 47.2 percent.) They haven’t had too much trouble moving the ball against a full-strength Seahawks defense (see: Super Bowl XLIX, where Brady went for 328 with 4 TDs), and they must be even more effective against Seattle’s struggling, shorthanded unit.
Much has been made of the Pats’decision to trade linebacker Jamie Collins, nevertheless the bye needs to have given Bill Belichick sufficient time to get his defense ready. Unsurprisingly, Belichick has a terrific record after the bye, going 12-4 during his amount of time in New England.
The Pats only have too many things choosing them. Brady’s playing lights out. They’re coming off a bye. They’ll be at home. The Seahawks defense is struggling. All signs point to some other New England win over Seattle.