Common sense would dictate that the New England Patriots dynasty, led by head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady, will come to an end. However, it doesn’t seem like that day is coming anytime soon.
Brady and Belichick took home a record sixth Super Bowl trophy in February, thanks to a relentless defense that held the high-powered Los Angeles Rams offense to three points. Brady showed that he can still bring the goods in a 37-31 overtime win in Kansas City for the AFC Championship, as Brady threw for 348 yards and engineered two late-fourth quarter touchdown drives and the winning drive in overtime.
New England is riding streaks of three-straight Super Bowl appearances and eight-straight AFC Championship game berths entering 2019.
Brady and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels are dealing with the retirement of tight end Rob Gronkowski. The Pats signed five-year veteran Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a one-year deal but otherwise haven’t made a big splash to replace Gronk.
As usual, the Patriots had a productive NFL Draft. The team made 10 selections, using their first-round pick to take Arizona State wide receiver N’Keal Harry. With the pass-catching position thin beyond Julian Edelman, this looks to be a solid move. Third round picks Chase Winovich (Michigan DE/LB) and Damien Harris (Alabama RB) are also being widely praised.
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The Pats will look to continue their dominance of the AFC East when they host and visit Buffalo, Miami, and the New York Jets. Non-division opponents coming to Gillette Stadium are Pittsburgh (Sunday night game), the New York Giants (Thursday night game), Cleveland, Dallas, and Kansas City. Road contests outside of the division will be held at Washington, Baltimore (Sunday night game), Philadelphia, Houston (Sunday night game), and Cincinnati.