New England Patriots: 3 Season observations entering Week 10 bye

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3. Offense continues to roll even with shift in personnel

Earlier on in the 2019 campaign, New England featured a crazy amount of firepower led by veteran quarterback Tom Brady under center. That personnel included the addition of star wide receiver Antonio Brown to go alongside wide receivers Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett and Josh Gordon and the running back duo of Sony Michel and James White.

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After Brown was released from the team, ending his short stint with the squad to kick of the season, and Gordon experienced an in-season injury that landed him on the injury reserved list and later resulted in him by released, the team has experienced some shuffles in personnel at the midway point of the regular season schedule.

Even with the changes in personnel, the Patriots offense has continued to roll and has played a large part in the team being 8-1 going into the bye week in Week 10.

With consistently getting contributions from Michel and White both on the ground and through the air, as well as Edelman and Brady continuously connecting through the air, New England is still working on getting others incorporated into the offense and back to getting healthy moving forward.

Dorsett has been dealing with some ongoing injury issues throughout the year, which has as a result limited his time on the field for New England, and the Patriots are still trying to get newly-acquired Mohamed Sanu comfortable within the flow of the offense after trading for the wide receiver at the trade deadline.

Even with the change in personnel and somewhat of a turnover on the offensive side of the ball, New England’s offense continues to be one of the tops in the NFL and will likely continue to be just that moving forward the rest of the season.