The Patriots are back

Fog covers the field during the Patriots and Falcons Sunday night game.


Fog covers the field during the Patriots and Falcons Sunday night game.

Landon DeBoer, Staff Writer

After a lackluster start to the NFL season, the New England Patriots may be back to Super Bowl form.

The Patriots were blown out in the first game of the season, and they have started the season 4-2 with three of their first five games decided by five points or less. They could not really seem to get stops on defense, and their offense seemed sluggish at times during the games. They now have their first decisive win of the season, a 23-7 win in a rematch of Super Bowl 51 versus the Atlanta Falcons. They are now 5-2 with momentum going into the rest of the season.

The Patriots took on the Falcons last Sunday night in foggy Foxborough, MA. They would strike first in the game with about 12 minutes left in the second quarter; a 14-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Brandin Cooks. The Patriots would go into the locker room at halftime up 17-0 after a field goal, and another touchdown pass from Brady, but this time to running back James White.

The Falcons were no match for the Patriots, and in the second half the Patriots added six more points, with two field goals, to their total before the Falcons would score their first points of the game.

A 23-7 win may be all the Patriots need to get going, and back to the Super Bowl. Not to be a jinx (knock on wood), but the last three times the Patriots have lost their season opener, they have been led to a Super Bowl win by Brady.