Tom Brady remains an efficient passer in his 20th NFL season, with a 64.7% completion rate and 13 TDs. Despite his lack of mobility at age 42, Brady still takes relatively few sacks because he gets rid of the ball quickly. But this has not been a vintage New England aerial offense. The Patriots rank seventh in passing and 16th in yards per attempt. They traded for Mohamed Sanu to bolster a receiving corps that has suffered because of failed dalliances with Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson completed nine of 20 passes for 143 yards in the Ravens’ Week 7 road victory over the Seahawks but was undermined by a succession of drops. His most reliable receiver, tight end Mark Andrews, was the chief culprit, catching just two passes on eight targets. Rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown, the team’s top deep threat with a percatch average of 15.5 yards, is expected back from an ankle injury against the Patriots