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Keys to a Patriots NFC Win

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The AFC Pats will host the NFC Lions in a great matchup tomorrow at 1pm. The Pats are brining one of the best offenses in the league while the Lions are bringing best defense in the NFL. Something has to give as it’s strength Vs strength.

Let’s not delay any longer and go ahead and give you our keys to a New England win.

1. Protect Tom Brady: You will have to protect him tomorrow OL! This is the best DL the Pats have seen all season with one of the best pass rushing DT in the league right now, Suh. The Pats line started the season shaky, but they found a unit that has been working and tomorrow they better work the best they’ve been all season. This defense is the toughest defense New England has seen all season and will see until the postseason. Stork, Wendell, and Connolly have the biggest task because the Lions love pressure and to disrupt plays up the middle – Tom Brady’s weakness. If they keep him upright, Brady and company will win the game by a lot. If they don’t, it’ll be a low scoring dog fight.

2. Stopping the Pass: The secondary has to play good. This offense of the Lions certainly isn’t the Broncos or the Colts, but they have play makers. You can’t just slack and expect to stop them. Revis on Johnson is the marquee matchup and one Revis has to win. I think he will do just fine. Ryan, Butler, Dennard, or Browner will be on Tate, a good, fast, and slippery wide out. They have to shut down him because doing that will shut down the Lions. The Pats will also see 3 big and capable tight ends at different times tomorrow, something they need to show they can stop. But, mainly the Pats defense just needs to stop Tate and Johnson and the Lions will be hard pressed to score.

3. Get Open: Wide outs, get open! Gronk do your thing big guy and the Pats will be just fine. If Brady is not getting pressured I think we will see the Pats try to matchup Gronk against James Ihedigbo because they can exploit him. But, the wide outs have to get open against a solid Lions secondary.

 


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