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AFC Championship Game: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

AFC Championship Game: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/ Related: Patriots fans want to see Tom Brady take on the Bills in Super Bowl 55 The second half of the NFL’s Championship Weekend is upon us! After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game against the Green Bay Packers, the Kansas City Chiefs will host the Buffalo Bills in a contest between the top two seeds in the AFC — a rematch of a Week 6 meeting that saw the top-seeded Chiefs win 26-17 in Western New York. That said, let’s find out how you can watch the game and who New England Patriots fans should root for. #2 Buffalo Bills (15-3) at #1...
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NFC Championship Game: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

NFC Championship Game: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

Photo by Chris Graythen/ Related: Patriots fans want to see Tom Brady take on the Bills in Super Bowl 55 Welcome to the NFL’s Championship Weekend! The first of today’s games will take place in Green Bay, where the top seed in the NFC will host number five: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Packers with a ticket to the Super Bowl — which will be played in Tampa, by the way — on the line. So, without further ado here’s how you can watch the game and who New England Patriots fans should root for. #5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-5) at #1 Green Bay Packers...
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Patriots are giving Matt Patricia the Josh McDaniels treatment

Patriots are giving Matt Patricia the Josh McDaniels treatment

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Related: Former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia reportedly returning to Patriots’ staff The New England Patriots’ first offseason addition did not bolster the roster, but rather the team’s coaching staff: as was reported on Friday, the team re-hired former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to “assist the coaching staff in a variety of roles” and help with personnel evaluation. While it remains to be seen how Patricia’s impact will actually look like, him returning to New England brings back memories of a similar move. Just...
Jan 22, 2021
Former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia reportedly returning to Patriots’ staff

Former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia reportedly returning to Patriots’ staff

Photo by Rey Del Rio/ Matt Patricia went 13-29-1 during his tenure as head coach of the Lions. A familiar face will be back in the picture for the New England Patriots in 2021. Former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is returning to New England to “assist the coaching staff in a variety of roles,” Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reported Friday. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, evaluating personnel will play a key part in Patricia’s new position. Patricia, 46, had been hired as head coach of the Detroit Lions in February 2018. His tenure in Detroit,...
Jan 22, 2021
Patriots draft profile: Jaylen Waddle would give New England a legitimate WR1

Patriots draft profile: Jaylen Waddle would give New England a legitimate WR1

Photo by Kent Gidley/Collegiate Images/ Related: Patriots draft profile: Christian Barmore would immediately upgrade New England’s defensive line The New England Patriots have failed to get big-time production from their wide receiver position for the last few years. Given how successful rookies performed at the position recently, and considering that they will pick 15th overall in April, they are in a perfect spot to land one of the top wideouts in this year’s draft to upgrade their current group. The Patriots, after all, lacked speed and big-play ability at the...
Jan 22, 2021
Patriots fans want to see Tom Brady take on the Bills in Super Bowl 55

Patriots fans want to see Tom Brady take on the Bills in Super Bowl 55

Photo by Chris Graythen/ Related: NFL playoffs: Championship round is set, and Tom Brady is participating for the 14th time Tom Brady finds himself in a familiar position: he is just one win away from reaching the Super Bowl again. In order to get there for the 10th time in his illustrious career, the greatest quarterback of all time will have to lead his Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a road victory over the top-seeded Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. While the odds favor the Packers — the Buccaneers are listed as 3-point underdogs — fans of Brady’s...
Jan 22, 2021
New England Patriots links 1/22/21 - DL could take a huge hit if Guy, Butler hit free agency

New England Patriots links 1/22/21 - DL could take a huge hit if Guy, Butler hit free agency

Lawrence Guy goes in for the sack | Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Daily news and links for Friday TEAM TALK Patriots 2021 Mock Draft Tracker: Here’s what the ‘experts’ are predicting the Pats will do in the first round. Patriots Unfiltered 1/21: Conference Championship picks, Debating which free agents to retain. (2 hours) Photo Op: Governor Baker visits Gillette Stadium to tour mass vaccination site. (1 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Doug Kyed finishes up his Patriots draft series looking at how the Patriots have fared in the draft since 2000, calling Tom Brady the...
Jan 22, 2021
If all it takes is three first-round picks to trade for Deshaun Watson...

If all it takes is three first-round picks to trade for Deshaun Watson...

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Related: Patriots trading for Deshaun Watson ‘considered a highly unlikely scenario’ Gonna suggest a minor tweak of the ol’ Hanlon’s Razor for the Houston Texans: “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by Jack Easterby sticking his nose in someone else’s business.” We may have to workshop that one a bit, it doesn’t quite roll off the tongue quite like the original, but hey, it’s the offseason. We have spare time. With former head coach Bill O’Brien long gone after an 0-4 start, the rest of the...
Jan 22, 2021
Patriots offseason preview: New England’s linebacker position faces plenty of questions

Patriots offseason preview: New England’s linebacker position faces plenty of questions

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Related: Patriots offseason preview: New England’s defensive edge a mix of potential and uncertainty While the NFL playoffs are still underway with four teams left standing, the New England Patriots are already in the process of turning their attention towards what lies ahead: after not qualifying for the postseason for the first time since 2008, the offseason has arrived at Gillette Stadium — and it will be one of major intrigue considering that the 7-9 squad has a long list of players scheduled to enter free agency once the new league year...
Jan 22, 2021
Revisiting the Patriots’ Senior Bowl draft arrivals from 2010 through 2020

Revisiting the Patriots’ Senior Bowl draft arrivals from 2010 through 2020

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports New England drafted an additional four Senior Bowl participants last April. The number of New England Patriots representatives in attendance for the Reese’s Senior Bowl has varied from one January to another, but the week-long showcase in Mobile, Ala., has long had the organization’s attention. The numbers in the NFL draft reflect it. New England’s war room selected 40 Senior Bowl participants from 2010 through 2020. According to the all-star game’s all-time roster, an additional 11 participants over that span signed their first...
Jan 22, 2021
Julian Edelman on retiring from football: ‘We’re not there yet’

Julian Edelman on retiring from football: ‘We’re not there yet’

Photo by Billie Weiss/ Related: Matthew Slater is ‘going to take some time’ before making a decision about his future The New England Patriots are heading into an offseason filled with questions. One of them surrounds the team’s core of veteran players such as Devin McCourty, Dont’a Hightower, Matthew Slater and Julian Edelman. While it remains to be seen whether or not Hightower and Slater decide to continue their careers, we already know that McCourty will not retire and be back for the 2021 season. The same also seems to be the case with Edelman. The...
Jan 22, 2021
Why Josh McDaniels, Jerod Mayo likely staying in New England is good news for the Patriots

Why Josh McDaniels, Jerod Mayo likely staying in New England is good news for the Patriots

Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Related: Josh McDaniels, Jerod Mayo to stay in New England with Eagles hiring a different head coach Earlier this week, there was some buzz that the New England Patriots might see their long-time offensive coordinator join the Philadelphia Eagles. Josh McDaniels was regarded as the frontrunner to fill the team’s vacant head coaching position following his all-day interview, but eventually did not end up getting the position: Philadelphia hired his Indianapolis Colts counterpart, Nick Sirianni, on Thursday. McDaniels was not...
Jan 21, 2021
Julian Edelman posted his own Bernie Sanders meme. It’s perfect.

Julian Edelman posted his own Bernie Sanders meme. It’s perfect.

Julian Edelman/Twitter Related: Julian Edelman congratulates Tom Brady on reaching his 14th conference championship game Following the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, there were plenty of reactions. There was praise for the event’s performance program — from Lady Gaga singing the National Anthem to Amanda Gorman’s stunning inaugural poem The Hill We Climb. There also was as an appreciation for the historical nature of Kamala Harris becoming the first female Vice President in the history of the nation. And then,...
Jan 21, 2021
Josh McDaniels, Jerod Mayo to stay in New England with Eagles hiring a different head coach

Josh McDaniels, Jerod Mayo to stay in New England with Eagles hiring a different head coach

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Related: Eagles to interview Josh McDaniels for vacant head coaching job The NFL coaching carousel has spun another round and produced another result: the Philadelphia Eagles, as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, will hire Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as their next head coach. The move does not only impact the two teams, but also has an effect on the New England Patriots. With Sirianni headed to Philadelphia both offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo are now expected to...
Jan 21, 2021
Patriots draft profile: Christian Barmore would immediately upgrade New England’s defensive line

Patriots draft profile: Christian Barmore would immediately upgrade New England’s defensive line

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Related: Patriots likely can’t wait for one of the draft’s top quarterbacks to fall into their lap The New England Patriots will have plenty of questions to answer surrounding the defensive line heading into the NFL offseason. The team will not only look to upgrade a run defense that was ranked 26th in opponents yards per game, but they will potentially be looking to replace their two stalwarts in the middle, Lawrence Guy and Adam Butler. The pair are slated to become unrestricted free agents on March 17th. As things...