Despite the end results -- an average of 27 points per game this month -- the Patriots’ offense has not exactly been purring like a fine-tuned automobile as the regular season draws to a close.
Against the Bills on Sunday, the Patriots had 16 points entering the final minute of the third quarter. That’s the same number they had into the fourth quarter against the Steelers. The Patriots had 10 points entering the fourth quarter in the loss at Miami. And they had nine points at halftime at Buffalo in Week 13.
Compare that to the month of December last season, without an injured Rob Gronkowski: