Super start under a super moon

Published On September 28, 2015 | By Alice Cook

The last thing the New England Patriots need right now is a bye. They are the very definition of juggernaut: “a large, overpowering, destructive force.”  Usually it’s late in the season when the Patriots peak.  Right now it’s hard to imagine them playing any better.

Tom Brady‘s bunch is out for blood.  Nobody on a Bill Belichick team would ever mention the word “revenge.”  They don’t need to.  This team’s best vengeance is annihilation of the opponent. Patriot Nation will have to wait until October 11th to witness the next possible carnage event when the team visits the banged up Cowboy‘s down in Dallas.

The Patriots have breezed through the first three games of the season with hardly a bruise. That’s what happens when no one can touch you.  In the meantime their AFC competition is ready to call 911.  Let’s start with the Baltimore Ravens, who were  picked by the esteemed Sports Illustrated to win it all.  The Ravens are 0 and 3.  Wonder if coach John Harbaugh is going through film right now looking for cheaters.

The Patriot way  would never be to comment on the demise of Harbaugh’s team, but Jonathan Kraft had something to say about it on  98.5 the Sports Hub‘s pre-game show.

Interviewer Marc Bertrand asked if the Ravens’ losses were the result of karma.

“Oh, that has nothing to do with it,” Kraft said. “The Ravens are sweethearts. [Ravens coach] John Harbaugh, he’s a sweetheart.”

Baltimore has not won a game. The Steelers may have lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the season with a knee injury. San Diego’s Philip Rivers got hurt in a Chargers loss. The Jets lost. The Dolphins lost.

The stars aligned for the Patriots on the same night as a good part of the world witnessed a double lunar event of total eclipse under a ‘super moon.’

Super moon in September- Super Bowl in February.  That’s the way this is heading.

The Patriots are playing with the same kind of fire they had after another cheating scandal in 2007.  That was the post-Spygate season when the Patriots went 16 and 0.

That perfect season did not end perfectly at Super Bowl XLII.  It could be different this time.  The Patriots have opened the season with a statement that the only road they are taking is back to Super Bowl 50.

The celestial event that day could be Roger Goodell handing the Lombardi Trophy to Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and shaking the hand of the victorious Tom Brady.

The stars are aligning.

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is a veteran television sports reporter and Olympian. Her experience includes 25 years of sports reporting for WBZ-TV, the CBS and former NBC affiliate in Boston. Cook has worked for ESPN, Turner Sports, and WTBS. Cook is a feature writer for She’s Game Sports and Boston.com. She is also President and Founder of She’s Game Sports LLC.