New England Patriots: 5 observations from win over Dolphins

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The New England Patriots improved their record to 9-2 yesterday when they defeated the Miami Dolphins by a score of 35-17.

Another week, another dominant win for the New England Patriots. It always sounds arrogant when a Patriots fan claims that games don’t become meaningful until the AFC Championship, but that statement is 100% correct.

Even when the Patriots aren’t playing their best football, they’re playing well enough to embarrass teams. It’s like Billy Madison playing dodgeball with 1st graders at recess. He’s a man among boys. In his words, and I can only presume Bill Belichick’s words to the NFL, “Now you’re all in big, big trouble.”

Every week they face a squad hungry to knock them off their throne, and each week they come out unscathed.

This week was no different. The Dolphins came into Gillette Stadium with an attitude. Jarvis Landry had predicted a clean sweep of the Patriots this year.

When it came time to put his money where his mouth is, Landry and the Fins just couldn’t keep up. It’s okay Jarvis, not many teams can.

Welcome back to my weekly column where I give 5 observations I considered notable enough to write about. It could be a perfectly executed blitz, a bad call by the refs, a funny sign I spotted in the stands, or just about anything in between. In the words of the late John Farrell (not dead, just no longer the Red Sox manager), “let’s *expletive* have it!”