Jones: Patriots Defense No Longer Reliant On Turnovers, And That’s Good News

November 12, 2014 3:24 PM
Jones: Patriots Defense No Longer Reliant On Turnovers, And That’s Good News
" BOSTON (CBS) – 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Adam Jones has been criticized by Patriots fans recently for his long list of negative takes about the team, but on Tuesday night he provided a bit of good news that fans in this region should feel positive about.

The Patriots defense is not a unit that would ever be confused for the ’85 Bears, but it’s a group of players performing well — especially considering the loss of captain and signal caller Jerod Mayo to injury.

The offense hasn’t been perfect by any means, but in recent postseason heartbreaks it’s been the defense that’s let them down.

The good news is what’s plagued the Patriots defense in those losses will no longer be their Achilles heel.

Adam Jones explains.

“The Patriots defense has typically been in the top of the league in the regular season in terms of takeaways and in terms of that plus-minus, that turnover differential. This year is no different. They sit there right now with the best positive turnover differential in the league with +12. They’ve forced 18 turnovers, which is tied for fifth,” said Jones "

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