2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule
1-1, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he trusts Mac Jones to throw the ball down the field, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said: "I trust him completely …There's a lot that goes into each decision. Protection. Blitz. Is there a lot of pressure? Can you hold the ball? Are you able to do things with certain protection to add time to your pocket? … Believe me, there's not a whole lot we're holding back for him."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Patriots WR Julian Edelman will be honored at halftime of Sunday's home game against the Saints, the team announced Tuesday. Edelman, who played his entire career with the Patriots (2009-2020), announced his retirement in the offseason. He has transitioned to sports media as a panelist on "Inside the NFL."

Peyton, Eli joke about Patriots bugging locker rooms (0:55)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Folk hit field goals from 46, 49, 32 and 26 yards, with Bill Belichick saying "it was not the easiest day to kick" with the wind "kind of swirling out there." Folk now has the Patriots' franchise record for consecutive field goals, at 33. "He banged through a lot of big kicks there," Belichick said.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Fantasy football report: Damien Harris answers adversity.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Damien Harris on Mac Jones helping push him over the goal-line: "I appreciate it but I hope he never does it again. We need him."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots inactives: RB Rhamondre Stevenson, CB Shaun Wade, TE Devin Asiasi, OLB Ronnie Perkins, OT Trent Brown, OLB Kyle Van Noy. The Patriots only need to list 6 players as inactive, with the roster at 52 players. The big news is Stevenson — the fourth-round pick from Oklahoma — being inactive after a lost fumble and missed blitz pickup in the opener. J.J. Taylor (pictured) is active in his place.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Green Goblin vs. Gang Green.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have made multiple roster moves leading into Sunday's game against the Jets: 1. OLB Tashawn Bower and kicker Nick Folk have been elevated from the practice squad, with Bower helping address depth with Kyle Van Noy (throat) ruled out; 2. Kicker Quinn Nordin was placed on IR; 3. Quarterback Brian Hoyer was signed to the 53-man roster. In addition, TE Jonnu Smith (pictured) has made the trip with the team after being listed as questionable with a hip injury.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots OLB Matt Judon was fined $10,300 for unnecessary roughness in Sunday's season-opening loss to the Dolphins. Judon ended up in the Miami bench area on a Miami punt in the third quarter, and he was penalized on the play. It was unclear what happened, as the CBS broadcast had cut away from the action. The Patriots would have taken over at their 43-yard line, but after the penalty, the drive started at their 28.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have downgraded starting right tackle Trent Brown (right calf strain) to out for Sunday's road game against the Jets. Brown, who sustained the injury on the first drive of the season opener when he was knocked out of the game, was listed as questionable on the injury report. He had not practiced Wednesday and Thursday, before returning Friday on a limited basis. Yasir Durant (pictured), a second-year player from the University of Missouri, is a top candidate to fill the void.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

OLB Kyle Van Noy (throat) wasn't spotted during the media access portion of practice Friday, making it unlikely he plays Sunday against the Jets. Van Noy has not participated in practice this week. Meanwhile starting right tackle Trent Brown (mild right calf strain) was spotted, but he seemed limited in his activity.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards213.525th
Rushing Yards113.013th
Points For20.523rd
Points Against11.5Tied-29th