We can all agree that the New England Patriots are a good football team. They are currently sitting with a record of 10-2, one of the best records in the entire NFL. But that doesn’t mean they are perfect. In fact, they are far from perfection. That was prevalent Sunday night in the loss against the Houston Texans.
It was a tough night all around but especially for the New England offense, who failed to score a couple of very important touchdowns early in the game. The game wasn’t as close as it looked on paper with the Patriots going down 28-9 before adding a few scores late.
It also wasn’t one of Tom Brady’s best performances. He threw an interception at the end of the first quarter that set the tone for the offense the rest of the night. Some people were quick to point out that the INT should be blamed on N’Keal Harry rather than QB12.
You can take a look at the INT for yourself. What do you think?
After the game, Harry was asked about this play in particular.
“I’m not exactly sure what happened with that on film,” Harry said after the game. “I got to look at it on film first.” Harry added: ” … I guess I could’ve used my body more. But like I said I haven’t watched it on film. I gotta see it first.”
We can all agree that Harry is still a young player and that he will run into things that this which he will use as a learning experience. Brady will likely take the blame for the INT, as he should as the leader of this team.
This play wasn’t the reason the game wen the way it did though. New England has several other issues to be sorted out before next weeks match up with the Kansas City Chiefs. The offensive woes are killing this team and it could come back to bite them in the long run if they are not figured out quickly.