It looked as though the New England Patriots reached their breaking point earlier this season, but the franchise corrected its course to resume its role as a perennial contender. Heading into Week 12 they sit atop the futures market with 4/1 odds to win the Super Bowl XLIX. Their next opponents, the Detroit Lions, are 22/1 to win the championship
The Patriots have seen their superstar throw for 24 touchdowns this season, and 20 came over the course of their six-game winning streak. Jonas Gray deserved a pat on the back in last week’s victory as he made 201 yards on 37 carries and four touchdowns.
Don’t expect another four rushing touchdowns out of Jonas Gray against the Detroit Lions in Week 12, but the rookie’s presence will help put pressure on a defense that should already have its hands full with Brady. Detroit will try to come out of a slump from their 14-6 loss last week to the Arizona Cardinals.
The Patriots currently lead the AFC with an 8-2 record heading into this weekend. Maintaining their lead in the conference against a defensive force like Detroit won’t be easy. The Lions are currently 7-3 SU.