September marks the start of everything.
With the NFL season getting close to the first month of the season, BetMassachusetts.com took a break from Massachusetts sports betting and utilized StatMuse.com to find the records of every NFL team in September since 2010.
Note that all teams didn’t participate in the same number of games, so ranking is based on win percentage.
Here is what we found out. Worth noting: entering last season, Bill Belichick's Patriots were still easily among the best September teams. But after three full seasons without Tom Brady, and only one playoff appearance, is that still the case?
Best NFL Teams in September Since 2010
Patriots Still Among NFL's Best In September
The New England Patriots are ranked third in the top 10 with an outstanding 30-14 (.682) record, tied with the most wins with the top-ranked Green Bay Packers (30-13-1, .693).
The Buffalo Bills, fellow AFC East Division resident and rival and the biggest threat to the Patriots playoff chances, ranked eighth with a record of 25-19 (.558).
The season-opening September schedule for New England is daunting, but the first two games will be played at Gillette Stadium.
New England will kick off the 2023 campaign by hosting the defending NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles at 4:25 p.m., Sept. 10 (CBS).
The next two weeks bring about two straight AFC East rival games as they host the Miami Dolphins at 8:20 p.m., Sept. 17 (NBC) and visit the New York Jets at 1 p.m., Sept. 24 (CBS). Miami visits New England in a night game for just the third time ever and are 0-2 in previous meetings with the Pats on a Monday night.
The New York Jets will have a different look and feel than ever before as newly acquired quarterback Aaron Rodgers is at the helm. That might be the change New York needs as the Jets have lost 14 straight games to the Patriots, including its last two by five and seven points, respectively, last season.
A 2-1 record after the first three games is not beyond the realm of possibility, but a sub .500 record could be in play for the Pats this season, especially if Mac Jones doesn't show improvement from last season.
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