The New England Patriots needed to get it going after halftime against the Cincinnati Bengals, as their offense looked quite stagnant through the first two frames. However, led by some big defensive plays, the offense started to get their groove back, which is crucial for them as they head into the playoffs.
New England has not looked right on offense for most of the year, but when the calendar changes to January, you can be sure they will be ready to take on anyone who stands in their way. As it stands, the Patriots would be picking No. 29 overall if the season ended tomorrow, and they should look to add one of the better edge rushers in the class with the pick.
Curtis Weaver from Boise State is going to stand out at the combine, as he is an incredible blend of size, speed, and strength. The Patriots love bringing in versatile defensive players that they can mold in the Bill Belichick defense, and in Weaver, they could be getting a double-digit sack guy down the line.
The New Orleans Saints made a statement on Monday night, as they played host to the Indianapolis Colts in what would turn out to be a historic game for quarterback Drew Brees. Brees needed two touchdown passes to tie Peyton Manning for the all-time lead in NFL history, and he did all that and more, nearly playing a perfect game in breaking the record.
For the game, Brees had only one incompletion, and threw for four touchdowns and 307 yards, as the Saints blew out the Colts by the score of 34-7. New Orleans is playing some great football right now, and Brees has his eyes set on one thing, and that is winning his second Lombardi Trophy.
Looking ahead, the Saints do have to think about life after Brees, and they may want to spend a late first round pick on Jake Fromm from Georgia. Fromm could benefit from sitting behind Brees for a few years, much like he relegated Philip Rivers to the bench in San Diego before Rivers took over, and in Fromm, they would have a smart, strong armed quarterback to hand the reins too after Brees is done playing.