Week 1 of the NFL season brought out a few overreactions, but all the talk about the New England Patriots cruising through the AFC East isn’t one of them. While several teams from their division struggled on Sunday, the defending champions dismantled the Pittsburgh Steelers.
New England put on an offensive clinic against Pittsburgh on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Tom Brady completed 24-of-36 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns.
The Patriots should get even better on offense with the addition of Antonio Brown. He’ll join a receiving corps that features Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett.
Last weekend’s win over the Steelers is in the Patriots’ rearview mirror, which means their attention will now shift over to the Miami Dolphins.
Miami suffered a 59-10 loss to Baltimore to begin its regular season. It’s pretty apparent that Brian Flores and his coaching staff have a major rebuilding process ahead.
The betting line for this matchup currently has the Patriots favored by 19 points over the Dolphins. It’s the biggest point spread since 2007.
Patriots favored by 19 points in Week 2 at Dolphins. The last time a road team was favored by that many points was in 2007, when New England was a 19.5 favorite at Baltimore. Disregard: Tom Brady has as many losses in Miami since 2013 (1-5) as he does at Gillette Stadium (50-5).
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) September 10, 2019
Even though Miami struggled on Sunday, the team has a history of shocking New England at home. However, the gap in talent between these two sides is quite noticeable.
Do you think the Patriots will cover this massive spread?