1. New England Patriots
Watching the New England Patriots record a shutout against the Miami Dolphins shouldn’t have been viewed as that much of a surprise, but seeing the defending champions only up 13-0 at halftime against their rivals was a bit of a shock.
After winning with ease the week before over the Pittsburgh Steelers in which they only allowed three points, a matchup with the Dolphins seemed like a gift for the Patriots, which turned out to be exactly the case.
The fact that New England put up 43 points during a game in which Tom Brady only needed to toss two touchdown passes shows what kind of game this was for the defense, as the unit managed to find the end zone not once, but twice.
As for how the Antonio Brown debut went for the Patriots, the new wideout managed to find the end zone for New England, and finished the game with four catches for 56 yards.
If football fans already believed it was unfair to look at all of the talent Bill Belichick has to work with, one can only imagine how they’re feeling after watching the Patriots over the first two weeks.
Looking at the rest of the league, New England appears to be easy favorites to earn another trip to the Super Bowl, and the scary factor is it doesn’t even seem close at this point in September.