- KC Joyner, NFL Insider
The New England Patriots' offense looks positively unstoppable. The loss of Randy Moss as a vertical threat was supposed to hamstring the Pats' passing game, but it didn't even serve as a speed bump. Tom Brady has mastered the dink-and-dunk passing game to such a level that he has topped the 100-mark in passer rating nine times this season and has the Patriots leading the league in points scored.
When an offense can adjust to personnel changes as efficiently as New England's has shown it is capable of doing, putting together an effective defensive game plan can be a huge headache at best for opponents and an impossibility at worst. Where does one start?
A detailed tape breakdown and metric review of the Patriots' offense show there are three key places the Green Bay Packers' defense can focus on to put the brakes on this point-producing machine.
KC Joyner looks at the Sunday Night Football Packers-Patriots matchup and offers three keys -- centering on Wes Welker, Deion Branch and Aaron Hernandez -- by which Green Bay's defense can slow the insane point production of New England's offense.