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: Team awards at the bye week

November 10, 2022

Image courtesy of With no game to break down this weekend, we thought it might be fun to put a little twist on the “midseason awards” that always float around this time of year. As the Pats hit the bye week at 5-4, who is the team MVP on offense and defense? What about special teams? Who’s the Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year at 1…


Patriots: Salute to Service victory meant a little more to Jahlani Tavai

November 6, 2022

(AP Photo/Stew Milne & NEFJ) FOXBOROUGH – Prior to the game at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, the Patriots – along with the rest of the NFL – had a number of different pregame and in-game ceremonies and acknowledgements for military members. The NFL’s Salute to Service initiative started  earlier in the week across the league and the Patriots took part in a pickle ball tournament with 40 different active service…


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: Pats past & present host pickle ball tournament for military members

November 1, 2022

MEDFIELD – For a few hours on Tuesday, members of the Patriots organization – past and present – gave 40 members of the military a memory they’ll never forget at the Kingsbury Club in Medfield. Dante Scarnecchia, Rick Cash, Carl Davis, Jonas Gray, Raekwon McMillan, Myles Bryant, Jahlani Tavai, Calvin Munson, Matt Sokol, Scotty Washington and Cole Strange were all on hand to play pickle ball as part of the…


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: 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: Zappe making quarterback decision much tougher than anticipated

October 19, 2022

(AP Photo/Steven Senne) Are you Team Zappe or Team Mac? It’s pretty stunning that we’re even at the point where there is a real discussion as to who the Patriots’ starting quarterback should be on Monday night, but Zappe’s play over the last two weeks and perhaps more importantly, the way he’s carrying himself, is making this a not-so-crazy conversation. In August, if you had told anyone that watches this…