At the midpoint of the season the New England Patriots hold a 6-2 record. We take a look back at the highs and lows for both the offense and the defense in our midseason recap.
WEEK 1: Patriots 27, Chiefs 42
The Kansas City Chiefs spoiled the New England Patriots Super Bowl LI Banner ceremony with a 42-27 victory. The only bright spot for New England was a three-rushing touchdown performance by RB Mike Gillislee. He became the first Patriots player to score three touchdowns in his debut.
The New England Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a regular season game at Gillette Stadium on Thursday, September 7, 2017.
WEEK 2: Patriots 36, Saints 20
The New England Patriots rebounded in a dominant offensive manner after an opening day loss with a 36-20 road win over the New Orleans Saints. A big day by QB Tom Brady and TE Rob Gronkowski helped set the pace for the win. Brady set an NFL record with his 52nd NFL game with at least 300 yards and three touchdowns, finishing the game 30-of-39 for 447 yards and three touchdowns. It was Brady's 10th 400-yard game.
The New England Patriots take on the New Orleans Saints in a regular season game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
WEEK 3: Patriots 36, Texans 33
Wide receiver Brandin Cooks caught a 25-yard toe-tapping touchdown with 23 seconds to play and then added a two-point play to give the Patriots a 36-33 come-from-behind victory over the visiting Houston Texans. QB Tom Brady, who finished 25-of-35 for 378 yards and five touchdowns, led the Patriots on the game winning drive.
The New England Patriots take on the Houston Texans in a regular season game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
WEEK 4: Patriots 30, Panthers 33
The New England Patriots suffered their second home loss of the 2017 season when Carolina K Graham Gano drilled a 48-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Panthers to a 33-30 victory. The Patriots defense forced two turnovers but failed to hold Carolina QB Cam Newton and his targets in check. Brady finished the game 32-of-45 for 307 yards and two touchdowns.
The New England Patriots take on the Carolina Panthers in a regular season game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, October 1, 2017.