Patriots’ defense still hasn’t allowed a touchdown

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The Patriots’ defense is on an extraordinary run of keeping opponents out of the end zone.

New England’s defense has still not allowed a touchdown through three games this season. How rare is that? They’re the first defense in the Super Bowl era not to give up a touchdown in the first three games of the season.

On Sunday the Jets did score the first two touchdowns any team has scored against the Patriots this season, but neither of those were on the defense: One came when backup quarterback Jarrett Stidham threw a pick-six to Jamal Adams, and the other came on a muffed punt recovered in the end zone.

The Patriots’ defense has been particularly dominant in first halves, and that goes back to last year: New England hasn’t allowed a first-half point in its last five games, going back to the AFC Championship, and over its last eight games the Patriots have allowed just 10 first-half points.

New England is dominating right now, with the defense leading the way.

33 responses to “Patriots’ defense still hasn’t allowed a touchdown

  1. The Pats defense competed well, for the most part, against good offensive teams in the playoff last season, although the Chiefs did get it going in the second half of the AFC championship. And the Pats defense has competed well so far this season, albeit against offensively challenged teams. Looks like the Pats are going to be very good on defense which is always a good thing, particularly right now given the length of the season, and the Pats being somewhat beat up on offense at the present time.

  2. No weaknesses on defense. They can rush the passer, stop the run, defend the pass and excellent on 3rd down.

    105 yards allowed to the Jets yesterday and 2.2 yards per play. Incredible no matter who it was against.

    Looking forward to seeing more!

    🙂

  3. Two worst things a team can do, one, cough up the football for six when the other team surrenders it and two, give up a TD while you are marching toward another score. They gave away 14 points, to a division rival, at home! Just a messy and sloppy end to what had been a stellar effort. I’ve come to expect better.

  4. The Steelers win was impressive. Although, that was with a Ben bum elbow. Then Dolphins. Then 3rd string emergency QB Jets. They are a great defense. But they’ve had it easy so far…

  5. They are good, but I’m not really taking it to that level, look at the 3 teams they played. All 0-3. So, not the cream of the crop. Heck, not the crop at all, just some weeds.

  6. kcflake says:
    September 23, 2019 at 6:31 am
    New England has played the easiest schedule in the league.
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    Very much true. Playing an undefeated team this weekend. We shall see how they stack up. If the Pats have a pretty sweet record say Week 11 will you still be using that tired excuse that the haters have been using the last 18 years or so?

  7. Compare this to last year’s defense at the beginning of the year. You know, when you haters said they were to old and to slow and blah blah blah. You haters rinse and repeat.

  8. Hightower, Collins, Van Noy, Bentley, Simon, Winovich and Roberts are the best LB core I personally have ever seen.

    They are all very talented and very versatile.

  9. While the Patriots have had an early easy schedule its not like they had a choice to pick the teams they play,its the schedule maker – However when you look at what they did to these teams its pretty impressive,teams that are clealry better than their opponent are supposed to annihilate them and that is exactly what this team has done so far – they arenot playing down to the opponent level,they are playing lights out and I expect when the better teams come about this team will play up the the level of those teams and perform just as well.

  10. Looks like KC/NE will be the ‘real’ SB again this year……pending injuries of course. Patrick is the best QB as of now. Long season ahead …..maybe Gronk comes back for a swan song

  11. Cowboys beat the crap out of the Giants, Redskins, and Dolphins: THEY HAVEN’T PLAYED ANYBODY

    Patriots beat the crap out of Steelers, Dolphins and Jets: NEW ENGLAND IS DOMINATING

  12. Niners tried to find a way to lose to the zero offense steelers and still survived. They are the worst 3-0 team in the league, and will not have a winning season …pitiful

  13. kcflake says:
    September 23, 2019 at 6:03 am
    Mahomes will fix that
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    The World Champion Patriots have the #1 scoring defense, a defense that has not surrendered a touchdown in 9 out of 10 halfs of meaningful football, the #1 defense by a long way in total yards allowed per game, #1 in rush defense, the only team in the NFL that has not allowed a run play longer than 9 yards, #1 pass defense, #1 in interceptions, tied for #1 in sacks, #1 by a long way in yards per play, #1 by a long way in first downs allowed per game, #1 in 3rd down percentage, #2 in time of possession allowed per game. And so on.

    And of course an inferior version to this defense shut Mahomes and team out in the first half of the AFC Championship game in his very home stadium.

    PM is great but he has never faced a defense like this. EVER. Good luck with that. 🙂

  14. Don’t gimme that easy schedule crapola. An NFL offense featuring Leveon Bell was held to 105 yards of total offense in a game. This defense is light outs and anyone who says it’s a mirage is in denial.

    It’s about time. Brady has carried this team to conference championships and beyond long enough. Time for the defense to help Tom for once and get this team up the Stairway to Seven! 🙂

  15. mikespillane337 says:
    September 23, 2019 at 9:02 am
    Passers rating is a 45.If the QBs just spiked the ball their rating would be a 39.That D is almost as good as the ground.

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    Love it!

  16. factschecker says:
    September 23, 2019 at 9:39 am
    Hightower, Collins, Van Noy, Bentley, Simon, Winovich and Roberts are the best LB core I personally have ever seen.
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    Not better than Bruschi, Vrabel, McGinest, Colvin, and Phifer.

  17. Goodellmustgo… These haters spout off words like they know what they are talking about. The Patriots were 1-2 at this time last year and they ran their mouths. They never learn. This defense will only get better and so will the offense?That’s the scary part.

  18. Wow these are some powerhouse offenses the Patriots are facing, let’s take a look a their rankings after 3 weeks:

    Steelers #30
    Dolphins #31
    Jets #32

    Yep, that Patriots D sure is elite against horrible offenses but let’s have the Patriots homers have their moment. Once they face real offenses the homers will stop chirping.

  19. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    September 24, 2019 at 7:50 am
    Wow these are some powerhouse offenses the Patriots are facing, let’s take a look a their rankings after 3 weeks:

    Steelers #30
    Dolphins #31
    Jets #32

    Yep, that Patriots D sure is elite against horrible offenses but let’s have the Patriots homers have their moment. Once they face real offenses the homers will stop chirping.

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    The Patriots did what great teams do against bad teams.You are just going to have to wait for this dynasty to be over. Pats nations appreciates your patience.

  20. But the raiders, jaguars and ravens are prolific powerhouse offenses that the chiefs 3rd down defense against the pass is 124.5…compared to the Patriots 12.2…thats pretty good(haters logic) …. Gotta love it.

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