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….


Patriots Rewind: Seven Points from the Patriots 26-3 win over the Colts

November 7, 2022

The Patriots defense dominated the Colts en route to a 26-3 win. With the win, the Patriots enter their bye week with a 5-4 record. Here are seven points from today’s win. 1. Defensive domination: The Patriots defense was dominant. They had nine sacks and a pick six. Second year Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger was under pressure all game long and took a beating. He struggled as expected but perhaps…


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,…


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…


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…


Patriots: Interesting day at Gillette ends with Jones being named the starter against the Jets

October 26, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – A little bit before 1 P.M. on Wednesday, Bill Belichick stepped up to the podium in a crowded media workroom to begin talking about a big game against the Jets this week. Some would call it a must-win game. After opening up with his usual statement explaining different challenges the next opponent presents, the “main event” of sorts began as everyone knew the quarterback questions were coming. Belichick…


Patriots: Quarterback mess ultimately falls at the feet of Bill Belichick and he needs to fix it

October 25, 2022

The Patriots have a quarterback conundrum on their hands, one that they created. If the plan was indeed to play both quarterbacks last night, the plan failed. The Patriots should have never played Mac Jones last night. Especially if he wasn’t 100%. Why rush him back when your back up is playing as well as Bailey Zappe has? It makes zero sense. Jones struggled mightily on Monday night and capped…


Patriots Rewind: 7 Points on the Patriots 33-14 loss to the Bears

October 25, 2022

The Patriots were supposed to beat the Bears last night but that is hard to do when you don’t get off the bus and sleep walk your through the first quarter. Here are seven points on last night’s ugly loss. 1. No showed: Patriots didn’t show up last night. Plain and simple! They played well in the second quarter but they sleep walked through the first quarter and quit in…


Patriots: Bears dominate Pats in all three phases in ugly Monday night game

October 24, 2022

Image courtesy of New England Patriots FOXBOROUGH – From the time the power went out (twice) at Gillette Stadium early on Monday night, there was a strange feeling in the air that things would get weird when the Bears visited for a primetime matchup. Boy, did they ever. The Pats trailed by 10 early with Mac Jones starting. Jones was pulled for Bailey Zappe after just three series, and Zappe…


Patriots: Mac gets the green light for Monday night. So what can we expect?

October 23, 2022

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports According to reports, Mac Jones is going to start for the Patriots tomorrow night in their game against the Bears. Jones took the majority of the reps with the ones during the week and on Saturday. Barring a setback, Patriots QB Mac Jones is expected to start tomorrow night against the Bears, per source. Jones missed the last three games with a high ankle sprain. —…