It appears that the New England Patriots will be in the rare place of starting their NFL season without Tom Brady at the helm. Brady has started each of the Patriots past 14 regular season openers, but with his deflategate suspension upheld by the U.S. Appeals Court, the Pats will likely be turning to Jimmy Garoppolo when they visit the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1.
With the Patriots likely starting Garoppolo through the first four weeks of the upcoming NFL season, online book Sportsbook has set New England’s win total at 1.5 for those games (-120/-120).
After Sportsbook the season at Arizona, the Patriots have three consecutive games at Gillette Stadium vs Miami, Houston and Buffalo. Those three teams that visit Foxborough all finished in the bottom half of NFL last season in passing defense.
Garoppolo has had a combined 31 passing attempts through his first two seasons in the NFL while completing 64.5 percent of his throws with one touchdown. And all of those snaps were pretty much in garbage time after the Patriots were well ahead.