2. Up-tempo offense wears down defense
Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) speaks to wide receiver Austin Collie (10), wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) and wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Tom Brady may not have the most reliable receivers but he still knows how to run an NFL offense. Boy can he run it fast! He caught the normally disciplined Saints defense sleeping a couple of times. The defense did their best to keep up, but with the Saints offense going three and out several times during the game, they were clearly exhausted by the pace of the Patriots offense.