1. They have a legit pass rush. They hurried Brady 7 times, sacked him twice. Considering the state of our OL, that matchup isn't a gimme.
2. This is their second home game in a row. It is pretty tough for teams to lose both consecutive home games to open the season. This is a must win for them. They cannot afford to lose a quarter of their homes games already going into week 3.
3. Manuel looked pretty decent. Their receivers were able to get behind the Patriots corners.
Our defense is much, much better than the patriots. Hopefully we can introduce Manuel to what a real NFL defense looks like.