Patriots Gridiron News: Tom Brady set to face that baaaad man Aaron Rodgers

It wasn’t a great performance Monday night against the Buffalo Bills, but Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will take it and now it’s on to Green Bay.

As underwhelming as Monday night’s 25-6 victory over the Buffalo Bills were, the New England Patriots did what they needed to do to get a victory on the road and improve their record to 6-2.

Considering how they started the season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is certainly happy with how far the team has come.  Despite the team’s struggles to get the ball in the end zone, the Patriots are trending in the right direction and now face a major test with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers coming to town.

Following the game, Brady talked about the quick turnaround the team now face and the challenge awaiting them in a Week 9 Sunday night battle with the Packers.

“It’s a big game for us.  We started 1-2, we’re 6-2.  To get to 7-2 would be huge, and it’s a great football team,” Brady told reporters.  “I mean, they’re in it every year.  You know, Aaron’s one of the best to ever play.  So it’ll be exciting and we’re going to have to play very well.  It’s a quick turnaround, like you said…lot of studying, get your body right over the next 36 hours, and be ready to go Wednesday.  Try to refill the tank, try to bring a lot of energy and emotion and go win at home.”

The Packers are coming off a close loss to the undefeated Los Angeles Rams, so the New England Patriots will have to play much better on offense than they did against the Buffalo Bills.  They will also need to get a lot healthier.

With Sony Michel out Monday night, the Patriots’ offense was pretty much one-dimensional.  It allowed for the Bills to blitz Tom Brady and make things difficult in the passing game once the team got into the red zone.

As we all know, touchdowns and not field goals will get it done against an Aaron Rodgers led team.

Josh Gordon not disciplined

One of the surprises of Monday night’s 25-6 victory over the Buffalo Bills besides the score was the availability of Josh Gordon.

Prior to the game, reports surfaced that Gordon would face disciplinary action for tardiness. It was suggested that he would miss the first quarter of the game, but Gordon actually started the game.

Following the game, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told reporters he had no idea about any discipline, which now leads to another coaching mystery as Josh Gordon also played coy when asked about the reports.

“You know what, that’s going to be a question to ask coach about,” Gordon told reporters.  “As it relates to the game, I was available.  That was a plus.”

Josh Gordon caught four passes for 42 yards in the game but didn’t have the type of breakout game as predicted.  With the delicacy of Gordon’s situation, it could be that the team is protecting what is leaked to the public.  Except, in this case, they didn’t do a very good job at it, if it happens to be true.