The New England Patriots‘ offense is no longer a rag-tag group of replacements. Instead, the Patriots have all of their bullets back in the gun, which means the sky is the limit for Tom Brady and company. Heading into Week 9, Brady was on pace to throw for a mere 18 touchdowns in 2013. Needless to say, that statistic has since changed as Brady tossed four touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
After weeks of injury-related issues, Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski both are finally healthy and have the look of All-Pros once again. On top of that, Stevan Ridley punched in two more scores this week as he’s now reached the end-zone in four straight games. Everyone understands that the Steelers’ defense has seen better days, yet the Patriots showed on Sunday that they still belong in the conversation of the AFC’s top team.
From here on out, the reloaded Patriots are likely to get plenty of love in the media and rightfully so. However, the only thing that New England is worried about is whether or not this Pats team has what it takes to compete for another Lombardi Trophy this February.