NFL Week 3 Q&A: What are the odds ��?
The Lions have a shot at starting 3-0 for the first time since 2011 after convincing wins over the Cardinals and Giants.
What are the odds they can get it done this week against the Falcons?
While the Falcons are riding high after a blowout win over the Packers last week, the Lions enter Sunday’s game trying to snap a two-game home losing streak against the Falcons. The Lions have never lost three straight home games to Atlanta.
It’s uncertain how much more time Amendola will miss and whether Burkhead, Gronk and Dorsett will be out longer than the end of a near blowout, but you can bet Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels are already working on the next level of passing permutation.
With Brady and their line, the Patriots have a built-in high floor for their offense. The only true irreplaceable player is Gronk, but we saw last season how well they managed in the big picture after that blow.
The Patriots’ decision to reload with Gillislee, Burkhead, Cooks and No. 2 tight end Dwayne Allen is paying off. They’ve given opponents a lot more to worry about while also creating multiple contingencies �� something that has been critical with the injuries to Amendola, Edelman and second-year wideout Malcolm Mitchell (knee/IR).
Running back Dion Lewis, kept at a bargain price, remains a backup ace in the hole, but if there’s yet another twist of health, he’ll be plugged right in and be a more dangerous cog. Cooks is also capable of doing a lot more than stretching the field.
The Patriots’ puzzle pieces would look messy and complicated to most. But with Brady as the ultimate glue to the offense, they paint one of their prettiest pictures.