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Aidan Curran

Pats Pulpit Pick Six: Week 2 Picks, Predictions, and Best Bets

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Related: #PostPulpit Mailbag: Should Josh McDaniels open up the offense?

Everyone’s favorite betting column is BACK for season two! That’s right, the Pats Pulpit Pick Six column is back and better than ever. Technical issues prevented us from giving out our picks from Week 1, but we’re coming out hot in Week 2.

Curious how we fared in Week 1? You can view my picks thanks to our friends over at Tallysight. In Week 1, I went 22-24-1 (48%). We’re...

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Keagan Stiefel

How the Patriots and Jets have changed since their last meeting

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Rookie quarterbacks aren’t the only additions these teams made in the offseason.

The New England Patriots and New York Jets will meet for the 125th time on Sunday. As you can imagine, much like the other 124 times they’ve linked up, the teams will look a little bit different. Since their last matchup, a 28-14 Patriots victory in Week 17 of 2020, New England went on a well-documented spending spree that brought an influx of...

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Patriots reportedly have 'never been close' to trading Stephon Gilmore

Gilmore is in the final season of a five-year, $65 million contract and will become a free agent if he cannot reach a deal with the Patriots.

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Marima

New England Patriots links 9/16/21 - Jets week: Good time for Mac to let it fly

Mac Jones and Nelson Agholor share their first touchdown ball | Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Daily news and links for Thursday

TEAM TALK

Patriots-Jets Wednesday Injury Report. Mike Dussault’s Notebook: Jones, Henry look to make strides vs. Jets. Press Conference transcript: Bill Belichick. Press Conferences: Bill Belichick - Mac Jones - Jakobi Meyers - Kyle Dugger - Adrian Phillips - Joejuan Williams - Mike Onwenu - Hunter Henry. Belestrator: Preparing for Zach Wilson and...

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Oliver Thomas

On different AFC East sidelines, Patriots rookie Mac Jones impressing both McCourty twins

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Miami’s Jason McCourty and New England’s Devin McCourty met in Week 1.

The McCourty twins watched Mac Jones’ first NFL start from different sidelines last Sunday at Gillette Stadium.

But the team captains for the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots came away with a similar impression of the quarterback, as shared on The Ringer’s “The Bill Simmons Podcast.”

“Man, he didn’t make any mistakes in the game,”...

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Say what? The best quotes overheard in Week 1 of the NFL season

The New Orleans Saints bear a striking resemblance to AFC Richmond? T.J. Watt needs to pay up? Jon Gruden lived multiple lives on Monday night? Here's what was said in a wild Week 1.

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Brian M. Hines

#PostPulpit Mailbag: Should Josh McDaniels open up the Patriots’ offense?

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Related: Patriots quarterback Mac Jones named PFF’s Rookie of the Week

Despite a strong NFL debut from rookie quarterback Mac Jones, the New England Patriots dropped their Week 1 matchup 17-16 to the Miami Dolphins. Now the page turns to New England’s next AFC East foe in the New York Jets.

But before the Week 2 matchup, let’s jump into this week’s #PostPulpit mailbag.

@Ben9864 Why is McDaniels so a** at his job?

Josh...

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Oliver Thomas

Patriots vs. Jets Wednesday injury report: New England starters Trent Brown, Kyle Van Noy sidelined

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The initial prognosis heading into Week 2 at MetLife Stadium.

The New England Patriots returned to practice without two starters on Wednesday.

Right tackle Trent Brown and outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy both would be sidelined as on-field preparations for the New York Jets got underway. A calf strain had kept the former out for all but seven offensive snaps in the season opener versus the Miami Dolphins.

Here’s the initial injury report heading into...

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Ryan Keiran

Join us tonight at 7 ET for the second episode of ‘3 and Out!’

Take part in our new variety show every Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter.

Welcome back to “3 and Out!”

“3 and Out!” is a weekly segment show airing on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET, where two guests will join Ryan Kieran to recap the previous week, preview the coming week, participate in some fun segments before ending in the “Pick Six Trivia Competition” — a fun and interactive segment that will put our contestants’ knowledge of the New England...

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Marima

New England Patriots links 9/15/21 - Running back roulette: Harris at lead-back, Taylor-Stevenson switch?

Rookie RB Rhamondre Stevenson in Week 1 | Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Daily news and links for Wednesday

TEAM TALK

Game Preview: Patriots at Jets. Broadcast Information: How to watch, listen, follow Patriots at Jets. Mike Dussault’s Notebook: McDaniels eager to continue working with Mac. Erik Scalavino tackles this week’s Patriots Mailbag: Pondering the roster post-Dolphins. Paul Perillo’s NFL Notes: Mac Jones rumor misses the mark. Press...

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Oliver Thomas

Examining the roster ties between Patriots, Jets ahead of Week 2

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Former Patriots and former Dolphins will cross paths Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

The likes of Bill Belichick, Mick Lombardi and Leon Washington reside on the coaching staffs.

But former New England Patriots and former New York Jets also reside on the 53-man rosters, practice squads and reserve lists entering Sunday’s AFC East meeting at MetLife Stadium.

Here’s a glance through those ties as the 1 p.m. ET kickoff nears.

NEW...

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Oliver Thomas

Patriots quarterback Mac Jones named PFF’s Rookie of the Week following first NFL start

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Mac Jones earned a PFF grade of 78.3 in Week 1.

Mac Jones went 29-of-39 passing for 281 yards and one touchdown in his first NFL start.

The New England Patriots quarterback has since been named Pro Football Focus’ Rookie of the Week.

Bill Belichick did it again

PFF’s Rookie of the Week: Mac Jones pic.twitter.com/ziZEprvmuk

— PFF (@PFF) September 14, 2021

Last Sunday afternoon began with a backwards pass under blindside duress...

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Report: WFT currently doesn't plan to sign Cam Newton

The fact that not even Ron Rivera is willing to go out on a limb for Newton at this stage is telling. Maybe he’ll ultimately find a landing spot, but it probably won’t happen any time soon.

Yardbarker: New England Patriots

Patriots Power Rankings Roundup: Week Two

Week One in the NFL is in the books and the Patriots dropped their season opener 17-16 to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. However, rookie quarterback Mac Jones impressed in his debut and despite uncharacteristic penalties and turnovers, the Patriots lost by just one point.

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Brian M. Hines

Fantasy Football: 10 takeaways and 10 waiver wire additions from Week 1

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Wrapping up Week 1 around the NFL and looking ahead to Week 2.

The fantasy football season is officially upon us as Week 1 comes to a close. As always, the beginning of the NFL calendar was chaotic, action-packed and unpredictable. So, let’s recap the key takeaways from from the opening slate of games.

10 takeaways:

Ravens running backs ... After losing J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill to injuries, Baltimore’s depleted running back room drew...

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Marima

2021 Week 2 Patriots Power Rankings

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Check out what the ‘experts’ are saying about the Patriots after Week 1

Welcome back Patriots football! I’ve missed you.

Week One in Foxborough had everything a fan could want: Fans back at Gillette Stadium, a terrific performance by Mac Jones, the return of dominant tight ends, an interception, pass break-ups, sacks... And it also included a few things they didn’t: A loss, two damning turnovers, drive-killing...

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Oliver Thomas

Patriots reportedly work out four free agents, including former Steelers draft pick Derwin Gray

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Offensive tackle Derwin Gray went No. 219 overall in the 2019 NFL draft.

The New England Patriots hosted four free agents for workouts on Tuesday, including former Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick Derwin Gray, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN

Gray, 26, entered the NFL in the seventh round of the 2019 draft at No. 219 overall. The offensive tackle by way of Maryland appeared in five games for Pittsburgh last season. He would be claimed off waivers by the...

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Alec Shane

Coping With Loss: Miami Dolphins Edition

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Five positives we can all take away from this most recent loss.

Week 1 is in the books, and the New England Patriots are 0-1. Starting the season with a loss isn’t all that new to the Patriots, but obviously it’s always better when you open the year with a W.

However, if you aren’t happy and optimistic based on what we saw on Sunday, odds are you’re one of those fans who is still trying to adjust to NFL reality after two straight decades of...

Yardbarker: New England Patriots

Patriots veteran Matthew Slater praises rookie QB Mac Jones: He has 'gifts' as a leader

Slater, a 14-year veteran and nine-time special teams Pro Bowler, has been a Patriots captain for each of the last 11 seasons. So when he says Jones is already blossoming into a great leader, that's undoubtedly a good sign.

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Marima

New England Patriots links 9/14/21 - Third down the charm: New-look offense extending drives

Mac Jones looks to target Jakobi Meyers | Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Daily news and links for Tuesday

TEAM TALK

Mike Dussault’s Notebook: After a day spent breaking down the loss, the Patriots are ready to move on to Week 2. Mike Dussault breaks down the Patriots solid third-down offensive performance vs. Miami. Press Conferences: Bill Belichick - Ja’Whaun Bentley - Devin McCourty - David Andrews - Jonnu Smith. WEEI Patriots Monday: Mac Jones -...

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