The defending AFC champions were the heavy favorite heading into the matchup, so perhaps the outcome shouldn't have been unexpected. But either way, it was a convincing victory for a squad which is expected to rack up many such wins throughout the course of the season.
Among the individual performers were, of course, Tom Brady with two touchdowns, no interceptions and 236 passing yards, Rob Gronkowski with six catches for 60 yards and a touchdown and Stevan Ridley with 125 yards on the ground. So, the guys who are expected to carry much of the offensive load for the Pats did just that against the Titans.
However, it wasn't just the individual numbers that seized the day, but the overall team effort. Beyond Ridley's impressive day, the Pats' defense allowed just 20 rushing yards, while the offensive line allowed just one sack of Brady, and four different players ended up in the end zone for New England.
So, looking forward to Week 2 and beyond, which of those stats is the most encouraging going forward?
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