On Sunday, the New England Patriots won their fourth straight game by absolutely dismantling the Cleveland Browns. This was a surprising result. The Patriots had an advantage coming into Sunday because the Browns were missing Nick Chubb due to a COVID diagnosis, but Cleveland looked like they were gaining big-time momentum when they beat down the Bengals last week and won by 30. The Browns were shorthanded, but the 45–7 loss to New England was as close as the final score suggests. Which is to say, not at all.

The Patriots have been quietly chugging along and rising to contender status as every other “good” team in the league has suffered brutal losses. Let’s take a look around the league, shall we?

The in-division rival, the Bills, lost to the Jaguars last week. The Rams were walked over by the Derrick Henry-less Titans on national television in Los Angeles. One week later, Tennessee barely squeaked by the Saints led by Trevor Siemian and are clearly entirely reliant on Adrian Peterson and D’Onta Foreman to fill Henry’s absence, which is a losing proposition. The Cardinals have been coping well with the loss of Kyler Murray but his injury is greatly concerning. The Packers get Aaron Rodgers back today but had some pretty significant issues exposed in their loss to the Chiefs last week. The Bucs lost to the Washington Football Team coming off a bye week and Tom Brady was tortured by the worst passing defense in the entire league all day long.

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