2 big concerns that arose from the New England Patriots Week 12 win

Dontrell Hilliard #40 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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Kendrick Bourne #84 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Mac Jones #10 (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images) /

The New England Patriots are on an absolute roll right now. After yesterday’s 36-13 victory over the injury-plagued Tennessee Titans, the Patriots have won their last six games, and have gone from an afterthought in the playoff race all the way up to the number 2 seed in the AFC. That’s quite the turnaround if you ask me.

Arguably the most encouraging part of this recent win streak is how the Patriots are beating their opponents. They aren’t just beating them, they are blowing them out. New England has outscored their opponents by 148 points over the last six games, and that recent slate has consisted of playoff caliber teams such as the Titans, Cleveland Browns, and Los Angeles Chargers.

Defeating the Titans was just the first step in a brutal four game stretch for the Pats, and their next challenge will come in the form of a trip to Highmark Stadium to take on the Buffalo Bills. While the win over Tennessee was nice, it wasn’t exactly as dominant a game for New England as the final score suggests, and there were some flaws unearthed in this seemingly impenetrable team on Sunday afternoon.

It’s tough to find much of anything going wrong for a team during a prolonged win streak, but against the Titans, there were two clear areas where the Patriots struggled, and they were fortunate it did not come back to bite them. Against a healthy Titans team, those mistakes would not have gone unnoticed, and they certainly won’t against their AFC East rival in their upcoming Week 13 match. Here are 2 areas of concern that arose from the Pats Week 12 win.