As the AFC contenders prepare for another huge game, it's clear last season's OT classic with the Super Bowl at stake ranks high in Patriots lore.
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Bridgewater, Newton, Trubisky, Rivers, Mariota -- all could change teams this offseason. And that's just the start.
Get the latest scoop from inside NFL locker rooms on who's in and who's out this weekend.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
It is mentioned to Bill Belichick that the Chiefs usually don't have more than 3 WRs on the field, and he said with TE Travis Kelce it is basically four. "Call Kelce whatever you want, he's one of the best receivers in the league," he said.
Dan Quinn and Jason Garrett could get fired after successful runs, but they're not alone. Adam Gase? He's safe. Same with Matt Nagy ... for now.
In three weeks on the road with the Patriots, one thing became clear: The culture that Bill Belichick has created in New England runs deeper than another 10-win season -- or than Tom Brady's offensive struggles.
It's a tight race for Defensive Player of the Year. Who will get the nod? Plus, our insiders picked underdogs who could surprise this weekend.
These players, coaches and executives won't be playing out the string, as the final month of the season could make or break their futures.
How much of the Patriots' offensive issues fall on Brady? And has Allen finally broken through for Buffalo? Let's hand out Week 13 QB awards.
New England had big rushing totals in two wins vs. Kansas City last season and might try to do it again to keep the speedy Chiefs grounded in Week 14.
The Patriots waived kicker Kai Forbath, three days after signing him to replace Nick Folk. Forbath missed a PAT on Sunday.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
The Patriots waived K Kai Forbath on Monday and claimed rookie DT Albert Huggins (Clemson) on waivers from the Eagles. Huggins (6-3, 305) has played in 4 games this year for Philadelphia, and adds depth at the big DT spot with rookie Byron Cowart (head) injured. The Patriots will need to create a roster spot for the presumed return of kicker Nick Folk.
Brady has been one of the league's least productive quarterbacks for two months. There are reasons to be concerned (and optimistic).
(Sara Ziegler, sports editor): Week 13 had a little bit of everything: matchups between division leaders, out-of-nowhere upsets and yet another...
Jacksonville made a mistake giving Nick Foles a huge contract. Freddie Kitchens is on his way out in Cleveland. It's time to overreact to Week 13.
Patriots QB Tom Brady, who struggled against Houston, says, "We have our whole season ahead of us." Sources, meanwhile, say Antonio Brown won't be back.
Seth Walder ESPN Analytics
Tom Brady struggled last night behind an offensive line that recorded an 81% pass block win rate -- the unit's second-best of the season. That may not be a reflection of improved New England offensive play, however: since Week 9 (without J.J. Watt) Houston has had the worst pass rush win rate in the league (21%). (ESPN stat, NGS data)
After the Texans upset the Patriots we have to ask (again): is it real this time? Is Tom Brady slipping? Host Mina Kimes and ESPN Senior Football Writer Bill Barnwell turn to the numbers for answers. Then, after the Eagles fell to the Dolphins and the Cowboys lost to the Bills, another pressing question: does any team really want to win the NFC East?
The Tom Brady-led Patriots offense continued to struggle in Sunday night's loss to the Texans, a result that knocked New England out of the top spot in the AFC.
|1(32)||N'Keal Harry||WR||Arizona State|
|3(37)||Yodny Cajuste||OT||West Virginia|
|7(38)||Ken Webster||CB||Ole Miss|