The First Three Weeks of the Patriots’ Regular Season  

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It’s that time of year again! NFL regular season has officially been underway for three weeks and here are the recaps of the Patriots first three weeks of the 2019-2020 season.  

 

Week 1 

Patriots: 33 

Steelers: 3 

The Patriots dominated the Steelers in a 33-3 victory on Sunday September 9 to open their season. Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns, two to Phillip Dorsett and one to Josh Gordon, in a 341 yards passing night. The patriots also celebrated a 6th Super bowl win in a pregame ceremony with six former Patriots player present, Rob Gronkowski among them, each representing a super bowl one of the franchise’s super bowl victories. Veteran kicker Stephen Gostkowski seems to be struggling with his kicks beginning his 15th season with the Patriots.  

 

Week 2 

Patriots: 43 

Dolphins: 0  

After allowing 3 point to the Steelers, the defense managed to not give up any point during week 2. The defense recorded 4 interceptions, two resulting in touchdowns, and 6 sacks. Antonio Brown made his debut as a member of the Patriots Roster and Brady did not hesitate to throw to his new receiver. He was targeted 8 times one resulting in a touchdown. Under all of these positive aspects the Patriots demonstrated, there seems to be a problem lurking underneath. Stephen Gostkowski missed one field goal and two extra points following touchdowns. This is alarming as the team has quite often put their faith in the veteran kicker to solidify their win. All in all a good game in Miami, where just last year the Patriots lost due to the “Miami Miracle.” 

 

Week 3:  

Patriots: 30 

Jets: 14 

The defense, once again, looked amazing against backup quarterback Luke Falk of the Jets. The two touchdowns scored by the opposing team were due to a pick-six off of Patriots back up Jarret Stidham and a fumbled punt return. Tom Brady threw for a pair of touchdown passes and the Patriots didn’t allow an offensive touchdown for the third straight week. Offensively, Luke Falk was held to just 98 yards passing, while the Jets ran for just 36 yards. The Patriots, meanwhile, totaled 381 yards of total offense. Julian Edelmen left the game at the end of the first half with a chest injury. He has not yet been ruled out. Antonio Brown was fired a few days before Sunday’s game. Owner Bob Kraft claims that he was not a good fit for the team. Gostkowski continues to struggle but Bill Belichick does not seem concerned about it.  

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