New England, MA — We’re heading into Week 7, and the New England Patriots are the only undefeated team left with a record of 6-0! The New England Patriots will face the (4-1) Atlanta Falcons this week.
Although the Pats are 1st in passing yards, their rushing yards per game is rated dead last at 32 (averaging 53.8/game). Coach Sean Nguyen hinted a rotation in the backfield; “We don’t want to be a one dimensional team, so we’re going to change up the rotation.” Here’s the Good and Bad for the Patriots, but let’s start off with the bad!
Starter RB Dion Lewis is currently leading the Patriots backfield with 244 yards (averaging 3.7 per carry with 66 attempts) and one touchdown. QB Tom Brady is next with 65 yards with an average of 5.4 yards per carry (12). Last RB to log a touch is James White with 14 yards (averaging 3.5 per carry with 4 attempts). As you can see, the running back situation for the Patriots is a disaster.
The Patriots are ranked 6th in Total Offense, 1st in Passing Yards, and 2nd in Points Per Game. On the defensive side, the Patriots are ranked 2nd in Points Allowed.
The real question is how long can the Patriots remain one dimensional on offense?