Patriots: Week 18 Preview and Prediction

January 9, 2022

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images Follow me on twitter: @zcarey13 Hello and welcome to week 18! That feels weird to type but it is our new normal in the NFL after the expansion of the regular season from 16 to 17 games. The Patriots have a division matchup in week 18 with a familiar foe and one that they have some bad memories with, the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have…

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Patriots: Get to know the Dolphins

January 9, 2022

The Patriots wrap up the 2021 regular season in Miami against old friend Brian Flores and the Dolphins. The Dolphins beat the Patriots 17-16 opening weekend at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots struggles in Miami are well documented. New England is 17-39 all time and has lost six of the last eight match ups in Miami. To say that Miami has been a house of horrors is an understanding. Here is…

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Patriots: Overcoming the Miami mental hurdle is part of the preparation process for the Patriots this week

January 7, 2022

Miami has not been very kind to the Patriots throughout their history. The Patriots have an all time record of 17-39 against the Dolphins in Miami. It has been especially rough in recent years with the Patriots losing in Miami in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020. It has been an ugly stretch despite the fact that the Patriots have won three Super Bowls during that time span. Addressing…

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Patriots: Ahead of snow storm Friday, no one wants to be “That Guy”

January 6, 2022

There will be no excuses for Patriots players not to be in the building on Friday morning while the snow flies around New England. No “my car wouldn’t start” will be accepted from anyone. Bill Belichick gave his team “the snow speech” on Thursday. No one wants to be That Guy. “Just talking about getting ready for the snow, I live in an apartment complex right now so I’m sure…

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Patriots: Pats looking at Miami matchup as an opportunity to get better, not a revenge game or playoff tune-up

January 5, 2022

Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Sunday’s game in Miami isn’t a revenge game or a tune-up game for the postseason, it’s an opportunity to get better. No more, no less. When the Bills and Jets kickoff simultaneously with the Pats and Dolphins at 4:25, New England won’t know whether the AFC East title is on the line or not until things start to unfold in Orchard Park, which means the Patriots…

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Patriots: Kristian Wilkerson takes advantage of his opportunity

January 5, 2022

Kristian Wilkerson has worked hard to get his opportunity. It hasn’t always been easy but after a strong training camp in which he caught the coaching staff’s attention, Wilkerson was signed to the practice squad at the end of the summer. All season long he has been working and patiently waiting to get his opportunity. Well that moment arrived this past weekend when he was told he was getting called…

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Patriots: The Patriots achieved the offensive balance they have been looking for in win over Jacksonville

January 3, 2022

(AP Photo/Steven Senne) The Patriots finally achieved the offensive balance they have been striving for the past three weeks. It only took playing the Jacksonville Jaguars to do it but the Patriots finally put together a complete performance yesterday. They ran the ball well, they threw the ball well and they took care of the ball. In fact, the Patriots were so good on offense yesterday that they had a…

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Patriots: Patriots Did What Good Teams Do

January 3, 2022

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports The Patriots demolished the Jaguars, 50-10, on Sunday to improve their record to 10-6 and clinch a playoff spot. The Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the NFL and the Patriots did exactly what they were supposed to do; dominate for 60 minutes. There are several things that make a football team good and a there is a big difference between good and…

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Patriots: In need of a “get right” game, Pats throttle Jags by 40 & clinch playoff spot

January 2, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – Back in 2018, the Patriots blew out the Jets on December 30th and everyone sort of dismissed it. Later on after the Super Bowl run, players admitted just how important that type of “get right” game was. So, when the hapless Jaguars visited Gillette Stadium Sunday afternoon for what could possibly be the last Patriots home game of the year, another day like that one in 2018 was…

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Patriots: Get to know the Jaguars

January 2, 2022

The 2-13 Jacksonville Jaguars visit Gillette Stadium today. It has been a tumultuous season to say the least in Jacksonville with the firing of Urban Meyer and another lost season. The Patriots and Jaguars have a lengthy history, particularly in the playoffs. The two teams are meeting for the first time since the 2018 season when the Jaguars upset the Patriots 31-20 in Jacksonville. The Patriots are 7-1 against Jacksonville…

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