Patriots: Despite lack of results, Belichick still backing offensive system

December 6, 2022

For a little while on Tuesday morning, Bill Belichick was in a good mood, smiling during his press conference and giving thoughtful answers during his first press conference of the week. By the end of it, the media workroom at Gillette Stadium was pretty tense as Belichick answered questions and defended the offensive system, staff and play calling that has been under so much scrutiny this season. “We’re not going…

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Patriots: Offensive ineptitude continues; Bills beat Pats again

December 2, 2022

  FOXBOROUGH – It’s official. The Buffalo Bills own the New England Patriots. For 20+ years, fans could easily dismiss any threat from the lowly, laughing stock franchise, but not anymore. Thursday night’s primetime matchup wasn’t as ugly as the playoff game a year ago, but it wasn’t much better as New England fell 24-10 to its division rivals. The offense showed zero ability to move the ball again and…

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Patriots: With quick turnaround, Tuesday a big day for Minnesota preparation

November 22, 2022

It’s hard to believe after the memorable experience everyone had on Sunday during the Jets game, but the Patriots play again in just two days. The last time the Patriots played on Thanksgiving was the memorable “butt fumble” game against the Jets in 2012. Before that, it was against Detroit in both 2002 and again in 2010. Those years, it was almost a lock that New England would be Detroit….

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Patriots: 5 areas the Patriots must improve in if they are to make the playoffs

November 14, 2022

AP/Mark Schweim The Patriots kickoff the last eight weeks of the season on Sunday when they take on the Jets. After extensively watching film this week, we have decided that these are the five areas the Patriots must be better in if they want to make the playoffs. 1. Quarterback: Mac Jones needs to be better. You don’t need an analyst to tell you that. We can all see it….

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Patriots: Team awards at the bye week

November 10, 2022

Image courtesy of NFL.com With no game to break down this weekend, we thought it might be fun to put a little twist on the “midseason awards” that always float around this time of year. As the Pats hit the bye week at 5-4, who is the team MVP on offense and defense? What about special teams? Who’s the Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year at 1…

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Patriots: Salute to Service victory meant a little more to Jahlani Tavai

November 6, 2022

(AP Photo/Stew Milne & NEFJ) FOXBOROUGH – Prior to the game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, the Patriots – along with the rest of the NFL – had a number of different pregame and in-game ceremonies and acknowledgements for military members. The NFL’s Salute to Service initiative started  earlier in the week across the league and the Patriots took part in a pickle ball tournament with 40 different active service…

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Patriots: Defense steals the show as Pats beat Colts to get back over .500

November 6, 2022

Image courtesy of Billie Weiss/Getty Images FOXBOROUGH – Who needs offense when you’ve got a defense like the one New England displayed on Sunday? The Patriots tied a franchise record with nine sacks, had a pick-six and a blocked punt. All that led to a smothering 26-3 win over the Colts, putting the Pats one game over .500 heading into the bye week. New England’s offense struggled quite a bit,…

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Patriots: Rhamondre Stevenson’s work ethic and maturity are two key ingredients in his success this season

October 31, 2022

Rhamondre Stevenson was the Patriots best offensive player in Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Jets. Stevenson has ascended into the lead back role and while it is easy to point to his physical traits as the reason, preparation and working hard have also played a big part in his success thus far this season. Rhamondre Stevenson postgame @newftbj pic.twitter.com/Nvbi1nedvc — Kevin J. Stone (@kstone06) October 30, 2022 After the game,…

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Patriots: In a tale of two halves, Pats grind out a win over the Jets; Belichick passes Halas for second all time in wins

October 30, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – If the Patriots are able to make the playoffs this season, the second half of the game against the Jets on Sunday may be one of those “turning points” we all look back at. After an ugly 30 minutes, New England seemingly flipped a switch – even though the offense still struggled – as the defense made Zach Wilson see ghosts the night before Halloween and…

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Patriots: Belichick confirms Jones will start Sunday, but won’t go further than that

October 27, 2022

The Patriots have their starting quarterback situation figured out. For now. After an odd day at Gillette on Wednesday where the Pats didn’t have a starting quarterback around 1 P.M., then did have a starting quarterback at about 4 P.M., Bill Belichick confirmed on Thursday morning that Mac Jones would be the starter against the Jets. “Mac took a full workload yesterday, I’d expect him to be fully available for…

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