The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons Thursday night 25-0, improving their record to 7-4 and matching their win total from 2020. It was their fifth straight win.
Working off a short week of preparation, the defense turned in a dominant effort. They only had three days to prepare, and that may have been all they needed. The result was their first shutout of the season, and the 13th of the Bill Belichick era.
Atlanta’s goose egg on the scoreboard only tells part of the story though. Just how smothering was the Patriots’ defense on Thursday night? Here’s some numbers that highlight the performance…
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