Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Week 3 Poll: Patriots' loss a fluke or an indication?


Find me a non-Cardinals fan with a pre-game prognostication that Arizona would beat the New England Patriots last Sunday. I won't hold my breath.

The Cardinals stunned New England, in Foxborough, handing the Patriots their first-ever loss at Gillette Stadium in a home-opener.

New England scored on just one of three red zone trips, was 5-for-15 on third down and saw quarterback Tom Brady throw an interception on the offense's first play from scrimmage before tossing just a single touchdown pass in a 20-18 loss.

Every team gets upset from time-to-time. Even the Patriots. But not in this fashion, at home as two-touchdown favorites. At least not until now.

Was the Patriots' Week 2 stumble a fluke, or is it an indication that the Patriots aren't as good as we all thought?

Vote: Poll at the top-right of the page.