The Patriots are 6.5 Point Underdogs Sunday
The Patriots will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys this Sunday. New England got their first win of the year vs the Jets, while the Cowboys were shocked by Arizona. Dallas has dominated the first 2 weeks of the season and may have looked ahead with the Patriots and 49ers on deck. Dak Prescott threw his first interception of the year but has leaned on running back Tony Pollard and the Cowboys defense, led by Micah Parsons.
The Patriots will be on the second of back to back road games with the offense putting up just 13 points last week. Dallas is in a bounce back spot as they play undefeated San Francisco next week and off an embarrassing loss. The teams met just a few years ago when Dallas won in New England 35-29. CeeDee Lamb’s touchdown in overtime was the difference. The Patriots lost by 6 points and find themselves 6.5 point underdogs this week.
When was the last time the Patriots won a game on the road as an underdog?
2022 vs Cleveland 35-18
The Patriots were +2.5 on the road with rookie Bailey Zappe getting the start for the injured Mac Jones. They won the game out-right led by Zappe’s 2 touchdown passes. One to Tyquan Thornton who also added a rushing TD.
The last time the Patriots won a game on the road as 6 point underdogs?
2016 Week 1 in Arizona 23-21
Tom Brady was suspended the first 4 games of the season, Jimmy Garoppollo would get the start. He went 24-of-33 for 264 yards with a touchdown pass to Chris Hogan. Arizona kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a 47-yard field goal to win the game.
The Patriots can hang around with the Cowboys. The schedule looks softer with the Saints potentially without Derek Carr and all the turmoil with Vegas. The 3-game stretch is crucial for New England. If they can go 2-1, they will take on Buffalo at 3-3.
They are still in it!