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The question now becomes whether the Rams or the Chiefs will avoid the fates of three recent teams that rocketed to 5-0 starts.It began in 2015 White Danny Shelton Jersey
, when the Falcons started 5-0. And 5-0 eventually became 6-7.The following year, the Vikings started 5-0. And 5-0 eventually became 6-6.The next year, the Chiefs started 5-0. And 5-0 eventually became 6-6.Of those three teams, only the Chiefs rallied to salvage a playoff berth. This year, the Rams already have the NFC West firmly under control, barring a complete and total collapse. The Chiefs have less wiggle room, with the 3-2 Chargers (the losses have come to the Rams and Chiefs) ready to pounce in the event K.C. stumbles.But the Chiefs are keenly aware of the pitfalls of being 5-0 and having it all fall apart. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes told PFT after the Week Two win against Pittsburgh that, by witnessing the slide as a rookie backup to Alex Smith,聽he learned the importance of staying focused on taking care of business and 鈥渘ever being satisfied.”Last year White Stephon Gilmore Jersey
, the first loss came at home against the Steelers. This year, the Chiefs will try to avoid 5-1 on the road, against the Patriots. Obviously, it won’t be easy.The Rams won’t have an easy sixth win, either. The Broncos are desperate and at home. The temperatures will be in the 20s, and snow is in the forecast.So maybe both of the 5-0 teams will end the day at 5-1. It’s still unlikely that either or both will end up being 6-6, however.New England Patriots 2018 roster breakdown: #74 OG Cole Croston The New England Patriots currently have 89 players on their active roster. However, only 53 of them will be able to survive the cutdowns on September 1 and ultimately make the team. Over the course of the offseason, we take a look at the players fighting for those spots to find out who has the best chances of helping the Patriots recapture the Vince Lombardi Trophy.Today http://www.authenticsnewenglandpatriots.com/cheap-rex-burkhead-jersey
, the series continues with one of New England’s offensive linemen.Name: Cole CrostonPosition: Guard / Offensive tackleJersey number: 74Opening day age: 24Experience: 1Size: 6’5, 310 lbs.2017 review: Coming off an inconsistent senior year that was dominated by injuries, Cole Croston went unselected during the 2017 draft. However, it did not long for the Iowa product to find a home in the NFL as the Patriots signed him to a free agent contract shortly afterwards. And while he entered New England as a long shot to make the team, Croston quickly established himself as a player to keep an eye on.Following a solid training camp, the rookie saw plenty of snaps during preseason: playing at both guard and offensive tackle, Croston was on the field for 78.0% of New England’s offensive snaps (223 of 286). He appeared to be back at full strength while adapting well to life in the pros. And even though he played primarily against second and third string defenders, Croston did enough to earn a roster spot.The versatile offensive lineman spent all of 2017 on the Patriots’ 53-man squad. And even though he saw only limited action – Croston was active for three games and played a combined eight offensive snaps –, he was still able keep his roster spot. Furthermore http://www.authenticsnewenglandpatriots.com/cheap-marcus-cannon-jersey
, he also earned practice player of the week honors twice. All in all, his rookie campaign can therefore be seen as a successful one.2018 preview: Up until yesterday, Croston was probably on the outside looking in when it came to roster spot. After all, he had a rather quiet training camp while the team used equally versatile and higher-upside first-round rookie Isaiah Wynn as a primary backup option along the offensive line. With Wynn tearing his Achilles, however, Croston may have just received a push up the Patriots’ depth chart – and potentially onto the 53-man roster.In order to make the team for a second straight year, however, the second-year man needs to get back onto the field soon: Croston did not play a single snap during Thursday’s preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles, despite no reported injury slowing him down. If the 24-year old does not return to the lineup quickly with Wynn out http://www.authenticsnewenglandpatriots.com/cheap-elandon-roberts-jersey
, his tenure on New England’s active squad might soon come to an end.Unless he is indeed dealing with some undisclosed injury, though, it would be a surprise if Croston did not receive another shot with Wynn out for the year and starting right tackle Marcus Cannon fighting his way back from injury. Whether it comes in the form of a roster or practice squad spot remains to be seen. But as things stand today, the chances of Croston remaining on New England’s pay roll in some capacity appear to be solid.