2023 AFC East Preview: Scouting the New England Patriots

Each week of the NFL Season Iโ€™ll be posting a new edition of my Matchup Preview Series. That series is a comprehensive preview of how the Buffalo Bills matchup against their opponent that week. Leading up to that, Iโ€™ll be using the same format to preview all four teams in the AFC East. These previews will look at five components of each team: Pass Offense, Rush Offense, Pass Defense, Rush Defense, and Special Teams. Each section concludes with a my โ€œpatentedโ€ ๐Ÿ‘ scale which ranges from ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ (Best) to ๐Ÿ‘ (Worst). The post culminates with a Floor, Ceiling, and Prediction of the teamโ€™s 2023 record. Letโ€™s get started with the New England Patriots. Patriots Pass Offense Despite their first open quarterback competition in about two decades, the Patriots seem set on who their QB1 will be in 2023. Mac Jones looks to be that guy due in large part to his substantially lower Turnover Frequency (2.29%) than his competitor Bailey Zappe (5.50%). With undoubtedly the worst quarterback situation in the AFC East, the Patriots seem destined to rely heavily on a ball-control-based offense and a defense that is competitive year after year. Couple that with the addition of a real … Continue reading 2023 AFC East Preview: Scouting the New England Patriots