Will flaws expose the Patriots?

New England may sit at 2-0, but significant issues could derail them

Updated: September 20, 2013, 12:49 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

Tom BradyJim Rogash/Getty ImagesTom Brady has been frustrated by an unproductive passing game.

Teams that start 2-0 tend to fare well in their quest to make the playoffs. According to ESPN Stats & Information, clubs that begin their season with consecutive wins have made it to the postseason 63 percent of the time since 1990.

The New England Patriots look to be a potential beneficiary of this trend with their 2-0 start, yet that beginning actually masks a number of metric and game tape elements New England will need to overcome if it wants to live up to its current record.


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