Are Patriots Still Among NFL's Best Early Starters?

Are Patriots Still Among NFL's Best Early Starters?
Fact Checked by Thomas Leary

September marks the start of everything. 

With the NFL season getting close to the first month of the season, took a break from Massachusetts sports betting and utilized 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?

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Best NFL Teams in September Since 2010

Rank, Team Record Winning Pct.
1. Green Bay Packers 30-13-1 .693
2. Kansas City Chiefs 29-13 .691
3. New England Patriots 30-14 .682
4. Baltimore Ravens 28-16 .636
5. Dallas Cowboys 26-17 .605
6. Denver Broncos 25-17 .595
7. Seattle Seahawks 25-18 .581
8. Buffalo Bills 25-19 .568
9. Los Angeles Rams 24-19 .558
10. Philadelphia Eagles 24-19-1 .557

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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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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