• Patriots Notes: Pats' O-Line Finally Cracks Vs. Broncos As Injuries Mount

    9 days ago - By NESN

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    FOXBORO, Mass. - Some assorted notes and nuggets from the New England Patriots 18-12 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Gillette Stadium:
    - With center David Andrews on injured reserve and right guard Shaq Mason and backup center/guard James Ferentz both on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Patriots rolled out their fourth offensive line combination in as many games against Denver.
    This one featured one major surprise: Isaiah Wynn moving from left tackle - where he'd played every snap of his NFL career - to left guard. Sixth-round rookie Justin Herron started at left tackle after...
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  • Bill Belichick Says Patriots Need ‘More Practice' After Loss To Broncos

    Bill Belichick Says Patriots Need ‘More Practice' After Loss To Broncos

    9 days ago - By NESN

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    Between their Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs and their Week 6 matchup with the Denver Broncos, the New England Patriots practiced just twice.
    It showed.
    The Patriots looked rusty and disorganized Sunday at Gillette Stadium, committing three turnovers and scoring just one touchdown in an 18-12 loss to the previously 1-3 Broncos.
    During his virtual postgame news conference, head coach Bill Belichick stressed the need for “more practice.”
    “We need more time together,” Belichick said. “We need to practice together. We need to execute and do everything better. No question about...
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  • NFL Week 6 takeaways: An U-G-L-Y showing for the Patriots

    NFL Week 6 takeaways: An U-G-L-Y showing for the Patriots

    9 days ago - By ESPN

    The Patriots struggled offensively and fell below .500 on the season, while the Colts and Titans had big comeback wins. Here's what to know from Week 6.
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  • Vic Fangio Offers Crazy Insight On Game-Ending Play Call Vs. Patriots

    Vic Fangio Offers Crazy Insight On Game-Ending Play Call Vs. Patriots

    9 days ago - By NESN

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    Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio dove deep in his bag of tricks during Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.
    It helped the Broncos pull out a 18-12 victory at Gillette Stadium, their second consecutive win on the season. And it couldn't have happened without a stout defensive effort, perhaps highlighted by the game-winning play on fourth down with a minute remaining.
    After trailing all game, the Patriots had possession of the ball starting at their 28 yard line, trailing by just six points with 3:14 left. Eleven plays later, with 59 ticks remaining, New England was...
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  • Patriots' Cam Newton Admits ‘Time Off Showed' In Return From COVID List

    Patriots' Cam Newton Admits ‘Time Off Showed' In Return From COVID List

    9 days ago - By NESN

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    FOXBORO, Mass. - Cam Newton admitted he felt a bit rusty when he took the field Sunday afternoon against the Denver Broncos.
    It was Newton's first game in three weeks. The quarterback was just over two weeks removed from his positive COVID-19 test.
    Newton recovered quickly and returned to the Patriots' active roster this past Wednesday, but thanks to other positive tests within New England's locker room, he was able to practice just once before Sunday.
    The result was the Patriots' most disjointed offensive performance of the season. Newton eventually led a late comeback bid but...
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  • Cam Newton Still Has ‘Extremely High' Confidence In Patriots Pass Catchers

    Cam Newton Still Has ‘Extremely High' Confidence In Patriots Pass Catchers

    9 days ago - By NESN

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    The NFL trade deadline is just two weeks away, and if the Patriots' 18-12 Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos reinforced anything (other than the fact that practice might be important), it's that New England continues to need help on offense.
    The Patriots' offensive line can be excused. They were down three starters while allowing four sacks and struggling to open holes for Patriots running backs who carried the ball 15 times for just 41 yards.
    Quarterback Cam Newton struggled mightily , however, as he returned from a positive COVID-19 test and completed 17-of-25 passes for 157 yards...
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  • Cam Newton: Time off showed, I have to be better

    9 days ago - By Pro Football Talk

    Patriots quarterback Cam Newton played in a game for the first time since Week Three on Sunday and he said the “time off showed” after an 18-12 loss to the Broncos. Newton ran for 76 yards and a touchdown while going 17-of-25 for 157 yards and two interceptions through the air on Sunday. Newton missed
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  • Cam Newton: Time Off from COVID-19 'Showed' in Patriots' Loss to Broncos

    9 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    Cam Newton's last game before Sunday's 18-12 loss against the Denver Broncos came on Sept. 27 after he missed time on the reserve/COVID-19 list and the Pats-Broncos matchup- originally scheduled for Monday, Oct...
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  • Why Romeo Crennel, Ron Rivera made the correct 2-point calls, even though they didn't work

    Why Romeo Crennel, Ron Rivera made the correct 2-point calls, even though they didn't work

    9 days ago - By Sporting News

    The Texans and Washington Football Team both failed to convert two-point conversions with the game on the line in Week 6. That doesn't mean Romeo Crennel or Ron Rivera made the wrong call to go for it.
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  • Bill Belichick Didn't Consider Challenging Bad Spot In Patriots Loss

    Bill Belichick Didn't Consider Challenging Bad Spot In Patriots Loss

    9 days ago - By NESN

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    The New England Patriots should have been given a new set of downs early in the fourth quarter of their 18-12 Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos.
    Based on the replay CBS showed after a 2-yard run by James White with 12:56 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Patriots running back's knee didn't touch the turf until after he had dived for a first down. Bill Belichick never threw his red challenge flag, and the Patriots punted the ball away to the Broncos.
    So, did Belichick consider challenging the spot?
    “No, not really,” Belichick said.
    Did he get a second look at the play?
    “I just...
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  • McManus' six field goals lift Broncos over Patriots in COVID-delayed game

    9 days ago - By Sportsnet

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Denver kicker Brandon McManus had six field goals and linebacker Malik Reed came up with a big sack late to help the Broncos hold on for an 18-12 win over the New England Patriots Sunday in a game twice delayed following positive coronavirus tests for both teams.
    Sunday's game was originally scheduled for last week but got postponed twice, first by a day, then by seven. The delay was caused after multiple Patriots players tested positive for COVID-19, including quarterback Cam Newton and reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore.
    New England (2-3) rallied...
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  • Bill Belichick: We need more time together

    9 days ago - By Pro Football Talk

    The Patriots got back on the field Sunday against the Broncos and they looked a lot like a team that has barely practiced since losing to the Chiefs on Monday night in Week Four. New England turned the ball over three times and was down 18-3 to Denver heading into the fourth quarter. A pair
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  • Broncos survive late collapse, push Patriots below .500

    9 days ago - By TheScore

    The Denver Broncos survived two late interceptions from Drew Lock to defeat the New England Patriots 18-12 in Cam Newton's return, and send them to a losing record at 2-3 overall. More to come. Copyright © 2020 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
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  • ‘Tom Brady faces a big challenge going up against an undefeated Aaron Rodgers,' Dave Wannstedt

    ‘Tom Brady faces a big challenge going up against an undefeated Aaron Rodgers,' Dave Wannstedt

    9 days ago - By Fox Sports

    The FOX NFL Kickoff team discusses the Week 6 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots. Hear why Colin Cowherd and Michael Vick both agree that Tom Brady will have a difficult time going up an undefeated Aaron Rodgers.
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  • Cam Newton, Patriots Upset by Drew Lock, Broncos in New England

    9 days ago - By Bleacher Report

    In a Week 6 matchup that featured a pair of quarterbacks returning from the sidelines, it was the Denver Broncos' Drew Lock that outsmarted Cam Newton and his New England Patriots, ...
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  • Broncos hold on for 18-12 win in New England

    9 days ago - By Pro Football Talk

    The Patriots were down 15 points with 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game, but they were able to make a game of it against the Broncos. J.C. Jackson intercepted Drew Lock to set up a Nick Folk field goal that cut Denver's lead to 18-12 and Jonathan Jones intercepted Lock's
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  • What Went Wrong In Patriots' Sloppy 18-12 Week 6 Loss To Broncos?

    What Went Wrong In Patriots' Sloppy 18-12 Week 6 Loss To Broncos?

    9 days ago - By NESN

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    FOXBORO, Mass. - The New England Patriots looked like a team that hadn't practiced for two weeks Sunday in their 18-12 Week 6 loss to the Denver Broncos.
    To be fair, the Patriots only practiced twice since their Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
    But boy, was the Patriots' performance through the first three quarters of their Week 6 loss ugly.
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    Newton went 17-of-25 for 151 yards with two interceptions as a passer. Tight end Ryan Izzo lost a fumble. And the Patriots' defense was gashed inside the 20s.
    It's a credit to the unit for not allowing any touchdowns. But they...
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