The New England Patriots don’t have many ‘big-name’ superstars on defense like they had just one year ago when Pro Bowl cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie Jr. were routinely shutting down opposing wide receivers. However, if the Patriots have shown anything over the Bill Belichick era, it’s that they can win games despite either being banged-up or simply not having the best talent on the field. This expert overview on New England’s defense will give you the insight you’ll need in order to make the most out of your Super Bowl betting. With that said, let’s get started.
“It’s a testament to everybody,” Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. “This whole team comes in and puts in a lot of work — injured guys, healthy guys, guys who haven’t played much. It’s all about how well you play against another good playoff team.”The Pats closed out the regular season ranked ninth in total defense, ninth against the run and 10th in points allowed (19.7 ppg). New England’s 49 sacks this season ranked second in the league and that figure represents their highest total since Belichick took over as head coach in 2000.
Total Yards-339.4 – 9thPassing Yards-240.8 – 17thRushing Yards-98.6 – 9thPoints Allowed-19.7 – 10thField Goal %-79.3 – 8th
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