Patriots: Four ways the Patriots can get Mac into a rhythm against the Bills

January 15, 2022

The last time Mac Jones played in Buffalo, he completed 2 of 3 passes for 19 yards. The Patriots only threw three times because of the weather conditions. Saturday nights forecast calls for clear skies and a game time temperature of 7. That’s cold. Despite the frigid temperatures, the Patriots should be able to throw the ball. It won’t be easy against one of the league’s best secondaries but if…

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Patriots: WILD CARD Preview and Prediction

January 15, 2022

Featured image via Omar Rawlings/Getty Images Follow me on twitter: @zcarey13 It is finally here! A year after their first losing season in 20 years, the Patriots retooled and reloaded. This team looks very, very different from the last time the Patriots were in the playoffs, but they are hungry. And one thing has stayed consistent. Bill. Belichick. The greatest coach of all time provides stability and a high floor…

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Patriots: Looking back at what life was like the last time a quarterback other than Tom Brady started a playoff game for the Patriots

January 14, 2022

Saturday is going to be a historic night for the Patriots franchise for a few different reasons. Not only is the prime time matchup with the Buffalo Bills just the second playoff meeting all time between the two franchises, but it’ll also be the first playoff game in 23 years for the Patriots without Tom Brady under center. January 3, 1999 was the last time a quarterback not named Brady…

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Patriots: Patriots need to run the ball not just because of the weather, but because it’s the best way to beat the Bills

January 13, 2022

When it comes to the playoffs and the month of January, people like to focus on the weather. It is usually a factor this time of year. The forecasted game time temperature for the Patriots, Bills playoff game in Buffalo on Saturday night is supposed to be 7 degrees with windchills between 0 to -5. That’s cold. Dealing with that kind of cold from a mental and physical standpoint takes…

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Patriots: Surprising similarities between 1963 playoff game in Buffalo and Wild Card Weekend showdown

January 13, 2022

When the Patriots and Bills meet in the postseason for just the second time in history Saturday night, the game might actually look a bit like the first playoff meeting between the two teams. Sounds crazy, right? On December 28, 1963, the Boston Patriots went to War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, NY for an AFL Eastern Division playoff game and came away with a pretty dominant 26-8 victory. You wouldn’t…

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Patriots: The Belichick coaching coaching tree loses a couple of branches with the firings of Flores and Judge

January 12, 2022

After the recent firings of Brian Flores and Joe Judge, the Belichick coaching tree currently has no branches in the NFL. There are no former Patriots assistants that are currently head coaches in the league. The Flores firing was surprising. After leading the Dolphins to back to back winning seasons and going 4-2 against the Patriots, you would have thought Flores had plenty of job security. Well, that wasn’t the…

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Patriots Continue Troubling Trend of Beating Themselves

January 10, 2022

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky The Patriots dropped their season finale to the Miami Dolphins, 33-24, on Sunday to finish the regular season 10-7. Next up for the Patriots is a Wild Card Round playoff matchup with the Bills in Buffalo. Before they get there, the Patriots will have to try to break a bad habit of self-inflicted wounds in their losses. In the Patriots ten wins, they have generally played well…

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Patriots: A slow start once again dooms the Patriots in a loss

January 10, 2022

All week long the Patriots talked about the importance of getting off to a good start in their game against the Dolphins. Well, it is one thing to talk about and another thing to do it. After giving up an opening drive touchdown, Mac Jones followed that up with a gift wrapped pick six to cornerback Xavien Howard in the right flat. Before you knew, it was 14-0 Miami and…

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NFL: With season sweep of Pats, Flores proves he’s by far the best coach from the Belichick coaching tree

January 10, 2022

Photo: Phinphanatic.com Is there even a doubt now? Brian Flores is the best head coach from the Belichick coaching tree. Flores led the Miami Dolphins to the team’s first season sweep over the Patriots since 2000 on Sunday and it really wasn’t even close. The Dolphins dominated much of the 33-24 regular season finale. Sure, Flores and his team won’t be playing in the playoffs next week, but the former…

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Patriots: Pats put on another brutal performance against Miami, will play Buffalo on Wild Card Weekend

January 10, 2022

Photo: Getty Images After talking so much all week about needing to build upon the Jacksonville game and gain some momentum heading into the playoffs, the Patriots had arguably its worst performance of the season in the finale against the Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. For the third time in four games since the bye, New England no showed early and built an almost immediate hole that was ultimately too big…

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