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…


Patriots: Teammates know Jones needs to lead the way in his second year if Pats are going to be successful

September 1, 2022

It might only be Mac Jones’ second year in the league, but if the Patriots are going to be successful this year, he needs to be the guy leading the way. Fairly or unfairly, Jones is going to get most of the credit or most of the blame when it comes to wins and losses. Now, Matt Patricia, Joe Judge and Bill Belichick will garner some of the blame if…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 6 of training camp

August 2, 2022

Day two of padded practices was another good one for the defense, a struggle for the running game and while there were some more flashy catches from a few receivers, an inconsistent day for the offense yet again. -Terrance Mitchell made it six-for-six as the first guy out for practice. -Lonnie Paxton was on hand in the family/VIP area. He might be the only field goal/long snapper in NFL history…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 3 of training camp

July 29, 2022

If the first and second day of training camp for the Patriots was clearly 1-1 between the defense and offense, then Day 3 was more of a tossup. There was some good and bad from both units as things continue to progress towards the first padded practice on Monday. The Pats have one more practice this week on Saturday morning (9:30, open to the public) before the first day off…


Patriots Camp Preview: Previewing the linebackers

July 26, 2022

Depth Chart: EDGE, Matthew Judon, MLB, JaWhaun Bentley, MLB, Raekwon McMillan, SLB Mac Wilson, SLB Cameron McGrone, MLB Harvey Langi, EDGE, Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Josh Uche, EDGE, Anfernee Jennings, MLB, Jahlani Tavai, EDGE, DaMarcus Mitchell Breakdown: The Patriots go into training camp with some new faces at linebacker. One of the objectives of the off-season was to get faster at linebacker after getting run out of Buffalo in the Wild…