The New England Patriots travel West to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in week 13 of the NFL schedule. The Chargers are having a tough year, and you can say the Patriots are also having a tough year. The difference between the two teams, the Patriots still have a fighting chance at the playoffs.
Unfortunately for the Patriots, they have left some games on the table. Every game from now on is a must-win situation. A considerable task, but possible. The Patriots had four games where the ball was in Cam Newton’s hands for a game-winning drive but failing to convert, putting them below .500.
Now the team goes on a LA trip with the chance of coming back home over .500. The Patriots need to be disciplined, with no penalties, taking one game at a time, one quarter at a time. If the Patriots see themselves in the post-season, they have to win out, in my opinion.
A big moment for Cam Newton, but most importantly, I believe this is a big moment for Coach Bill Belichick. He can cement his legacy as the greatest NFL coach if he can lead this team to the post-season. The Patriots kick off at 4:25 tomorrow night in LA.
–Zachary Connell (@ZackConnell2)