Week 1 Patriots vs Texans: The New England Patriots fought a tough game against the Houston Texans to secure their first victory of the season: the defending AFC champions won 27-20 behind a mostly efficient offense and at times dominant defense. While there were plenty of errors in all three phases of the game New England Patriots Hats
, the Patriots move to 1-0 with the following three players particularly standing out:WR Phillip DorsettWith Julian Edelman out for the first four weeks, the Patriots’ depth wide receivers were needed to pick up the slack. Phillip Dorsett did just that against the Texans and was New England’s number one wideout in terms of targets and receptions: the former first-round draft pick caught all seven of his targets for 66 yards and his first touchdown since joining the team last year. An encouraging performance.DE Trey FlowersThe Patriots’ pass rush and front seven defense was inconsistent last season but shined today against a dangerous dual-threat quarterback in Deshaun Watson. Overall, New England registered three sacks with 1.5 of which coming from Trey Flowers. After a quiet training camp, the veteran showed why he is the team’s number one edge defender and pass rusher: Flowers was active all day long and set the tone for the defensive front seven.TE Rob GronkowskiOther than his lost fumble on a long reception down the seam, Gronkowski had an outstanding game as a pass catcher and blocker. Despite drawing constant double-team coverage New England Patriots Womens Hoodie
, the NFL’s best tight end – who even played one defensive snap on the final Hail Mary of the game – finished with seven receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown. Gronkowski was his usual productive self and a consistent big-play threat.With all that in mind, who is your choice for this week’s game ball?Patriots fans think they’ll beat the Texans by a touchdown Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across the NFL powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Patriots fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.Will the Patriots win or lose in Week 1?Patriots fans think they will beat the Texans by 7Well Womens Customized New England Patriots Jerseys
, that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Oddsmakers have the Patriots at -6.0, so Patriots fans expecting their team to win falls nicely in line with Vegas. How confident are you in the direction of the team?Very confident: 48 percentSomewhat confident: 43 percentMeh: 4 percentNot very confident: 4 percentNot confident at all: 1 percentI can understand if some people are feeling “meh” with all the injuries to the young players, the suspension of Julian Edelman, and the hodgepodge of players on offense, but what’s up with the 5% of y’all without any confidence? Like www.patriotscheapshops.com
, are you interpreting the question as “are you confident...that the Patriots will win the Super Bowl?” If so, that’s a reasonable enough reason to lack confidence at this point in time. But if you’re like, “are you confident...that the Patriots are a good team?” and say “no way!” then I’m not sure what team you’ve been following all these years. Unless you’re a few rogue Jets fans that have nothing better to do with your time and signed up for this anyways.What is the worst NFL rule?Yeah, that’s the dumb rule du jour.