The Patriots haven’t looked like a particularly good team through the first two weeks of the season, with sloppy wins over the Bills and Jets. But Julian Edelman, New England’s No. 1 receiver by default, says the Patriots are pleased with what they’ve accomplished so far.
Edelman said on the Dan Patrick Show that the Patriots aren’t about to downplay the fact that they’re the first team in the league to get to 2-0.
“Two wins are two wins,” Edelman said. “They’re divisional wins, too. It’s still early in the season and we’re still growing, and the NFL is about adjusting, adapting and overcoming.”
There are no style points in the NFL, and Edelman is right that two wins are two wins. On the other hand, it’s fair to note that the Patriots were expected to beat both the Bills and the Jets easily, and instead both games were close down to the end. Right now, this year’s team doesn’t look as good as we’ve come to expect from the Patriots.
Fortunately for New England, there’s a lot of time for the Patriots to get better. And the AFC East is a division the Patriots can win even if they’re not as good as they have been in the recent past.