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Tom Brady and the New England Patriots somehow came away with the win against the Oakland Raiders this weekend but a W on their record cannot hide their dismal offensive performance so far this season.

And the veteran quarterback knows it, admitting to reporters Monday that the Patriots offense has failed to hit top gear three weeks into the 2014 campaign:

"I don't think anybody has really found their stride this year," Brady told WEEI Radio.

"I don't know who you can point to on offense and say, 'Wow, they're really clicking."

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Offensive woes

Everyone was aware of the New England Patriots' difficulties throwing the football coming into this season. Despite having Tom Brady and his ... all-pro appearances leading the charge a distinct lack of offensive weapons out wide and a recuperating Rob Gronkowski, not to mention an OL now missing Logan Mankins, has left even the most optimistic of Pats fans hoping the defense and running game could come up trumps early.

But even that didn't prepare them for the offensively woeful home opener against the Raiders on Sunday.

The sight of Brady and the Patriots shirking throwing the ball in all three of their games to date is worrying, and one that Bill Belichick must surely be hoping will change sooner rather than later.

Unfortunately that means that the offense has to step up, Brady included, and just now it doesn't seem that anyone (themselves included) has much faith in that happening.

No one bar Julian Edelman can escape their opponent for more than a split second and even if they did the chances of Tom Brady throwing long are almost non-existent at present due to a lack of legitimate targets - the future Hall of Famer is yet to throw for more than 300 yards this season.

Add to that the lack of protection Brady is receiving from his offensive line and the problems are certainly mounting.

A ray of hope

Whilst Tom Brady was clearly frustrated at both himself and his teammates in relation to their lack of productivity in September, he did at least reserve some praise for one offensive player for the Patriots - and the only man he seems capable of targeting at present - wide receiver Julian Edelman.

"Yeah, he's done a good job, so that's one," Brady explained.

"We've got a lot of other guys on offense. There's 22 other guys on offense, so I'm not going to sit here and say every single guy is clicking. We've had one individual player that's caught some passes. Great. Does that make a good offense? I don't think so."

What is more, even with their inability to get it going at present the Patriots currently hold a 2-1 winning record.

If, and it is a big if judging by recent performances, the rest of the Patriots offense can catch up with Edelman and start making some plays then it might not be all that bad in the end.

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