Patriots: Carolina Panthers (1-1) at New England Patriots

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August 22, 2019

It is week 3 of the pre-season and the Patriots return home to host Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. The third pre-season game is usually when the starters play so expect to see many of the starters in action tonight. Here are five thoughts on tonight’s game. 1. The starters will play tonight: The starters will play tonight. How long depends on Bill Belichick and the coaching staff. My…

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Patriots: Josh Gordon is poised for a big year statistically. If he stays on the field

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August 20, 2019

The NFL reinstated embattled wide receiver Josh Gordon on Friday. Gordon was indefinitely suspended in December for violating the league’s substance policy. After being in a treatment the past few months, the league is once again giving him another chance. By all accounts, Gordon isn’t just a great player, he is a good person as well. Gordon’s teammates in both Cleveland and New England speak highly about him on a…

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Patriots Rewind: Patriots 22 Titans 17

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August 19, 2019

Game Rewind: The Patriots overcame a sloppy start and came from behind to beat the Titans 22-17. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. Damien Harris dazzles in his debut: Rookie third round draft pick Damien Harris got his first game action in a Patriots uniform and he impressed. Harris carried the ball 14 times for 80 yards and he caught 4 passes for 23 yards. Harris ran hard…

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Patriots: New England Patriots (1-0) at Tennessee Titans (1-0)

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August 17, 2019

The Patriots visit old friend Mike Vrabel and the Tennessee Titans tonight. After three days of joint practices, the two teams are ready to apply what they practiced on the field tonight. Here are five things to look for tonight. 1. Quarterback playing time: With Tom Brady not playing, it will be interesting to see how the Patriots divide up the snaps between Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham. Stidham ideally…

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Patriots: 2019 Wide receiver preview

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August 15, 2019

N’Keal Harry gives the Patriots some much needed size on the perimeter. The Patriots re-tooled their receiving corp this off-season. Bill Belichick used a first round pick on Arizona State receiver N’Keal Harry and added several veteran free agents including Demaryius Thomas and Dontrelle Inman. The Patriots also re-signed Phillip Dorsett and gave Julian Edelman an extension. Here is a break down of the six receivers we think will be…

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Patriots Rewind: Patriots 31 Lions 3

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August 10, 2019

The Patriots opened the pre-season with a dominant 31-3 win over the Detroit Lions. Rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham and rookie wide receiver Jakobi Meyers shined in the win. Here are five takeaways from tonight’s game. 1. Jakobi Meyers introduces himself to Patriots fans: Rookie undrafted free agent Jakobi Meyers has had a terrific camp thus far and continued turning heads with a strong debut performance last night. The rookie caught…

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Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (0-0) at Detroit Lions (0-0)

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August 8, 2019

The Patriots kick off the 2019 pre-season tonight with a visit to Detroit to battle the Lions. The two teams held joint practices all week leading up to tonight. The practices were organized by Bill Belichick and Lions coach and former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. The practices served as a reunion of sorts. Besides Patricia and Lions general manager Bob Quinn, several former Patriots now play for the Lions….

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Patriots: Tom Brady’s contract has us scratching our heads

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August 8, 2019

The Patriots and Tom Brady announced a two year, $70 million dollar contract extension on Sunday. On the surface, this is great news. In reality, this is a year to year contract. In the short term, Brady got a raise for 2019. He will now make $23 million dollars instead of $15 million dollars. The new deal actually gives the Patriots $5 million dollars in cap space for this season….

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Patriots: 2019 Running Backs Preview

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August 6, 2019

Rookie Damien Harris could play a big part in the Patriots running back rotation. After a breakout rookie campaign from Sony Michel, the Patriots changed philosophically and became more balanced by running the football more. The Patriots were in more 21 and 22 personnel groupings than at any point in the last ten years. The shift in philosophy is designed to take pressure off of Tom Brady while at the…

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Patriots: A breakdown of the joint practices between the Patriots and the Lions

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August 5, 2019

Joint practices are well organized and orchestrated practices where two teams compete against each other over the course of three practices prior to a pre-season game. The Patriots begin joint practices with the Detroit Lions today ahead of their pre-season game on Thursday night. Here is what you can expect between the two teams. Individual stretch period: The two teams will stretch separately to start the two hour practice sessions….

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