Patriots: 5 areas the Patriots need to improve in heading into the off-season

January 17, 2022

The off-season is here for the Patriots after Saturday night’s 47-17 loss to the Bills. So where do they go from here? Well. Let’s just say they have a lot of work to do. Here are five areas the Patriots need to improve in. 1. Wide Receiver: Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor were fine additions last off-season but they clearly weren’t enough. Bourne had a terrific season and proved to…

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Patriots: Bills systematically dismantle the Patriots in impressive win

January 16, 2022

The Patriots got smashed in their Wild Card playoff game against the Bills on Saturday night, losing 47-17. Almost nothing went right for New England and although the Patriots had a good season and took a step forward in their rebuild, they are not on the level of the Bills and that showed on Saturday night. The Bills were faster and executed better than the Patriots from start to finish….

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Patriots: The Bills proved that there is a substantial gap between them and the Patriots

January 16, 2022

Photo courtesy of Adrian Kraus/AP The Buffalo Bills proved last night that when it comes to talent, they are a much better team than the Patriots. Bill Belichick tried to bridge that gap this off-season by going on an uncharacteristic spending spree but last night was proof that whatever Belichick did last off-season, wasn’t enough. I am not going to sit here and do a roster comparison. I think anyone…

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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 Patriots defense has struggled the past two weeks and that is a problem

December 27, 2021

AP PHOTO/Steven Senna FOXBORO- The Patriots defense has been a problem the past two weeks and that is not good if the team wants to make a playoff run. The defense has been the catalyst this season for this team. Despite struggling against the run at times and giving up the occasional big play, they have played well. It was the defense along with a physical running game and timely…

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Patriots: Defense no-shows in 33-21 loss to Buffalo, Pats drop to No. 6 seed in the AFC

December 26, 2021

FOXBOROUGH – A year ago at this time, the Patriots were playing for pride, and even that was iffy. A day after Christmas this season, the stakes could not have been higher at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. With the Bills visiting for a much-anticipated rematch of the Monday night hurricane game a few weeks ago, there was no Christmas spirit on the field, just pure hatred with the AFC East…

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