Patriots, 49ers Only Undefeated Teams

Billy Woods | October 9th, 2019

Through five weeks of the 2019 NFL season, the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers are the only two undefeated teams left in the league.

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To the surprise of no one, the Patriots have coasted through the early weeks of the season, embarrassing their opponents along the way. The Patriots have produced 155 points and only sacrificed 34 points through the first five games.

The Patriots started strong from the start, demolishing the Pittsburgh Steelers 33-3 and the Miami Dolphins 43-0. After a 30-14 win against the New York Jets, the Buffalo Bills gave the Patriots a run for their money in a 16-10 Patriots win. The Bills have been a surprising storyline this season, heading into Week 6 with a 4-1 record and boasting one of the league’s premier defenses. The Patriots would then go on to defeat the Washington Redskins 33-7, forcing the Redskins organization to fire their head coach the next morning.

Through five games, Tom Brady has passed for 1,409 yards and 10 touchdowns with only two interceptions. Brady can boast a 97.6 quarterback rating while being 42-years old.

In the NFC, the 49ers are 4-0, blowing out their opponents in the process. The 49ers have produced 127 points and only allowed 57 points. Their latest victim was the underwhelming Cleveland Browns, who lost to the 49ers 31-3.

The season started strong, with a 31-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. A 41-17 blowout of the Cincinnati Bengals would be the Week 3 equivalent of a break before the close game with the Steelers. The 49ers prevailed down the stretch, winning 24-20.

Jimmy Garoppolo has been impressive this season, passing for 920 yards and seven touchdowns in four games. The running attack for the 49ers has been the main attraction, averaging a league-best 200 rushing yards a game.

The schedule for the 49ers proves tough, with matchups against the Los Angeles Rams, Seahawks and Carolina Panthers in the next five weeks. The Patriots, however, face an easy schedule, with their biggest test being on Dec. 8 when they host the Kansas City Chiefs.

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