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2020 Week 4 Patriots Power Rankings

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Check out what the ‘experts’ are saying about the Patriots heading into Week 4

The 2020 Patriots are going to be just fine.

That’s the TLDR (too long, didn’t read) gist of all the rankings after three weeks of play. Add in a few, “this Cam Newton guy is still pretty good” and “maybe we declared the Patriots dead too early” takes, along with a slowing-turning tide of positive perception in New England’s favor....

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Unsung heroes from the Patriots’ win over the Raiders

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Related: 5 winners and 2 losers from the Patriots’ 36-20 win over the Raiders

The New England Patriots got back on track Sunday with a 36-20 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Though things got shaky around halftime, the Patriots were able to pull away in the second half behind huge games from running backs Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel. We are all well aware of these performances but today is about focusing on those who didn’t get enough credit for...

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Brian M. Hines

Week 3 Fantasy Football Recap: Cam Newton, Julian Edelman struggle; Josh Allen shines

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Related: Patriots vs Raiders advanced stats: New England’s running backs shoulder the load

The book is now closed on a wild Week 3 of the NFL season which saw seven teams, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Chicago, Tennessee, Kansas City, and Seattle improve to 3-0. Fourth quarter leads were not safe — looking at you Atlanta — and the Bengals and Eagles gave us our first tie of the season.

In the fantasy world, it was not as damaging as last week,...

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Bernd Buchmasser

AFC East Report: Week 3

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Related: Instant analysis from Patriots’ 36-20 win over Raiders

The third week of NFL regular season action is in the books, which means that it is now also time for the third edition of this year’s AFC East Report — and to look back at what happened in the New England Patriots’ division over the weekend. Without any further ado, let’s dive straight in.

1. Buffalo Bills (3-0)

Week 3: 35-32 win over the Los Angeles Rams, in Orchard Park...

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Bernd Buchmasser

NFL faces its first real Coronavirus challenge of the regular season

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Related: Bill Belichick praises the Patriots’ handling of Covid-19 but notes that ‘we’ve got a long way to go’

The NFL regular season was off to a positive start when it comes to the league’s handling of the Coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, however, the league’s first true challenge has arrived: eight members of the Tennessee Titans organization — three players and an additional five staff members — have tested positive for Covid-19,...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Film room: How the Patriots defense shut down Raiders tight end Darren Waller

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Related: Mental toughness, resilience have Patriots defense back on track against the Raiders

Entering Week 3 of the regular season, no tight end in the NFL had seen more passes thrown his way than the Las Vegas Raiders’ Darren Waller. Over his team’s first two games he was targeted a combined 24 times by quarterback Derek Carr and caught 18 of those passes for 150 yards and a touchdown — clearly leading the team in every major...

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New England Patriots links 9/29/20 - Chase Winovich bringing the heat

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Daily news and links for Tuesday

TEAM TALK

Patriots sign CB Michael Jackson Sr. to the Practice squad. Schedule Change, Week 5: Broncos - Patriots shifts to 4:25 pm. Mike Dussault breaks down five plays that defined the Patriots Week 3 win over the Raiders. Ground game finishes what takeaways started. Mike Dussault’s Unfiltered Notebook 9/28: Wise’s hard work rewarded with first-ever touchdown. Press Conference...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots vs Raiders advanced stats: New England’s running backs shoulder the load

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Related: Patriots vs Raiders snap counts: Michael Onwenu not the only rookie to see a bigger role in Week 3

The New England Patriots’ win over the Las Vegas Raiders saw the team play a familiar game: control the rhythm and tempo on the offensive side of the ball, and consistently put the heat on the opponent when on defense. As the advanced stats from the Patriots’ 36-20 victory illustrate, they were able to do both consistently enough to gain control...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots bring linebacker Michael Pinckney in for Covid-19 testing, potential workout

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Related: Isaiah Zuber, Nick Thurman revert to Patriots’ practice squad following Week 3

The New England Patriots currently have an open spot on their 53-man active roster, and it seems likely that it will be filled before the team’s Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. While one of the four players now eligible to return off injured reserve could be added, there also is a chance that the team decides to go a different route by...

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Alec Shane

Patriots’ Week 5 game against the Broncos flexed to 4:25pm

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Related: Patriots vs. Raiders: Fan Notes from the Game

The New England Patriots are set to play the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday at 4:25PM. They’ll now be playing the Denver Broncos at the same time the following week.

In a bit of a head-scratching move, the NFL decided to flex the Pats/Broncos game out of its original 1PM slot and make it one of the late games instead.

The Broncos currently sit at 0-3 and don’t have much of a chance to win...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Watch the Patriots’ locker room celebrate the 36-20 win over the Raiders

Related: Patriots vs Raiders recap: Running game, opportunistic defense help New England win 36-20

The New England Patriots have improved to 2-1 on the season thanks to a rather convincing 36-20 win over the visiting Las Vegas Raiders Sunday. The theme of the game for the Patriots was a familiar one as head coach Bill Belichick pointed out during his postgame speech in the locker room: complementary football.

“Complementary football,” Belichick told his players per a video shared by the...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Monday Night Football: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

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Related: NFL Week 3 game picks: Will the Patriots return to victory?

The New England Patriots are leaving Week 3 with a win after beating the Las Vegas Raiders 36-20 at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Now, they get a chance to sit back and relax on Monday night — and to scout not one but two future opponents: the Kansas City Chiefs, who will play the Patriots next week, and the Baltimore Ravens, who will travel to Foxborough in Week 10.

With that being said,...

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Week 3: What Happens in Foxboro…

Some thoughts and observations on the Patriots 36 – 20 Win over the Las Vegas Raiders in Foxboro: First, apologies for not posting on Week 2: Battle in Seattle.

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Patriots vs Raiders – Player Ups & Downs

The Patriots improved to 2-1 with a 36-20 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders in an empty Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Today is a good day, more ups than downs to discuss, that’s for sure.

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Isaiah Zuber, Nick Thurman revert to Patriots’ practice squad following Week 3

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Both were standard elevations for New England’s 36-20 win over Las Vegas.

Wide receiver Isaiah Zuber and defensive tackle Nick Thurman reverted to the New England Patriots’ practice squad on Monday, according to the NFL transaction wire.

Both had been elevated amid a series of roster moves on the eve of New England’s 36-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders at Gillette Stadium.

Zuber, 23, played six offensive snaps in his debut,...

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Eight players who could be wearing new uniforms in 2021

From a former Super Bowl MVP in Mile High to a star wide receiver in Ohio, here’s a look at eight NFL stars who will be wearing new uniforms in 2021 via a trade.

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots vs Raiders injury analysis: New England leaves Week 3 without any major injuries

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The New England Patriots did not just improve their record to 2-1, they also were able to come out of their 36-20 victory over the visiting Las Vegas Raiders without any major-looking injuries. In fact, no injury updates were announced by the club during the game for a third straight week while only a handful of players appeared to either get shaken up at one point or to possibly be dealing with some minor ailments heading into the new...

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The Patriots run over the Raiders, improve to 2-1 on the season

The Las Vegas Raiders came into this matchup against the Patriots with a 2-0 record, after upsetting the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football last week.

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Brian M. Hines

Cam Newton on his performance against the Raiders: ‘I know I can play better’

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Related: Patriots had a simple goal against the Raiders: ‘Finish every play, every run’

Despite a 36-20 victory over the previously undefeated Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday at Gillette Stadium, Cam Newton was not very pleased with his individual performance.

Newton completed 17-of-28 passes for 162 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He added nine carries for 27 yards. The yardage total was his lowest of the season, as Newton looked off for...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots vs Raiders snap counts: Michael Onwenu not the only rookie to see a bigger role in Week 3

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Related: Instant analysis from Patriots’ 36-20 win over Raiders

Coming off a hard-fought loss in Week 2, the New England Patriots returned to the win column against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. Behind a strong running game and efficient defensive performance, the Patriots were able to defeat the visiting Raiders 36-20 to improve to 2-1 on the year. Along the way, they saw contributions from a considerable portion of their roster in all three...

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