Judgements XII: Who’s AFC’s Best Team Now? It Might Just Be Surging Patriots

And they’re improving one week to the next, with New England hammering its last four opponents by a combined score of 130-26.

Cleveland was one of those opponents, and the Browns were a playoff team last year.

Until then, all I know is that at 8-4 the Patriots have one more victory than all of last year and are somewhere we didn’t expect sans Tom Brady.

Over its last two games – both losses – the Steelers have been shredded for 903 yards and 82 points … and that was vs.

They just swept Pittsburgh for the first time since 2009 and are closing in on AFC North leader Baltimore.

You know the Vikes are in trouble when, on a fourth-and-goal, Kirk Cousins lines up behind guard.

They’ve lost three straight, dropped another game behind AFC West leader Arizona and are getting diminishing returns from Matthew Stafford, with a pick-six in three consecutive games.

What do you do? If you’re the Minnesota Vikings, you go for it, a move broadcasters enthusiastically endorsed – calling it the only one to make.

In the past four games, the Dolphins allowed an average fof 11.5 points a game, with 16 sacks and 10 takeaways.

In fact, it was at the half that Fournette made an impassioned speech to his teammates, urging them to get their act together the next two quarters.

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