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: Should Bill Belichick be on the hot seat? Not quite yet, but that day is coming sooner rather than later

January 16, 2022

Relax, I’m not saying he should be fired on Monday. However, when you look at the big picture since 2019, it’s hard to believe the Krafts aren’t starting to wonder the same thing at this point. Brady’s tenure here ended in ugly fashion and eventually, would you really be stunned if there was a “mutual parting of ways” after 22 seasons here? Most people can’t stand their boss after 22…

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Patriots: Jones hard on himself after first season ends with brutal playoff loss in Buffalo

January 16, 2022

Mac Jones was not the reason the Patriots imploded down the stretch and were humiliated by the Bills in the AFC Wild Card game on Saturday night, but the starting quarterback sure sounded like he thought was. Jones may have under thrown Nelson Agholor on the ball that was intercepted by Micah Hyde – it was still a hell of a play – but given the talent around him and…

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Patriots: Season comes to an end with embarrassing 30-point loss to the Bills in AFC Wild Card game

January 16, 2022

If you wanted to see what taking out two decades of frustration on a rival looks like, all you had to do was watch the Buffalo Bills dismantle the Patriots in their AFC Wild Card matchup on Saturday night. The second playoff meeting ever between the two franchises was supposed to be a 12-round fight between two hard-nosed AFC East teams. Instead, it was the Bills taking the Pats to…

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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: 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: 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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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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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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