Discussion

Admit it, the Patriots look primed

After watching another solid all-around performance Thursday, it's OK to be giddy

Updated: August 19, 2011, 9:18 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

TAMPA -- The New England Patriots have played eight quarters of preseason football, and what's not to like?

They are loaded and balanced, and no surprise here, they're coached extremely well. The latest example of this trifecta came Thursday night when they jammed their foot on the accelerator from the opening kickoff and zipped past the overmatched Buccaneers -- a 10-win team last season -- in a convincing 31-14 win at Raymond James Stadium.

The Patriots led 21-0 after the first ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

MORE NFL HEADLINES