Looking back on the Patriots free agent shopping spree of 2021

March 14, 2023

Bill Belichick went on an uncharacteristic shopping spree two years ago during the opening two days of free agency. He spent over $163 million in guaranteed money on several high profile free agents. It was the perfect storm. The NFL was still dealing with Covid, teams weren’t spending and the Patriots had an abundance of cap space. Coming off of a 7-9 season, Belichick wanted to turn things around quickly…


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…


Patriots: Marcus Jones’ late punt return TD gives New England much-needed win

November 20, 2022

Image courtesy of Steven Senne/AP FOXBOROUGH – Sunday’s Jets-Patriots matchup had overtime and possibly a tie written all over it, until Marcus Jones decided it was time to go home. Locked in a low-scoring stalemate, Jones revealed himself as the hero everyone who was freezing at Gillette Stadium needed, returning a punt 84 yards for a touchdown with just five seconds remaining to give New England a stunning 10-3 win…


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 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: Patriots defense dominant in 29-0 shutout

October 9, 2022

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer The New England Patriots defense was flat out dominate today. It is the only way you can put it. They held the league’s number one offense to 312 total yards in a 29-0 win. Shutouts in every level of football are hard to come by so when your defense gets one, it should be celebrated. The Lions had their chances in this game but whenever the defense…


Patriots: Pats defense shines; Zappe cool, calm & collected in first career start

October 9, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – A fun Zappe Hour was had by all at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Bailey Zappe’s first career start on throwback day – which also happened to be Bill Belichick’s 400th game as head coach – couldn’t have gone much better as the Patriots cruised to a 29-0 win over the Lions with a true team effort in support of the rookie. The defense completely shut down the high scoring…


Patriots: Zappe forced into first NFL game; Pats hang tough, but lose to Green Bay in overtime

October 2, 2022

Image courtesy of Mike Roemer/AP The 2022 season just keeps getting weirder. After a week of Brian Hoyer and endless backup quarterback talk, the veteran QB didn’t make it out of the first quarter when the Patriots traveled to Green Bay to face the Packers on Sunday. Hoyer was taken out of the game with a possible concussion after a big sack early on, thrusting rookie fourth round draft pick…