• Analysis

    Winners and Losers from the Patriots Week 3 Victory

    The New England Patriots responded to their Week 2 loss with a resounding 36-20 win in Week 3 against the Las Vegas Raiders. With the win, the Patriots now stand at 2-1 through the first three games of the 2020 season. In our newest edition of “Winners and Losers,” we’ll show you who stood out in the victory, as well as some players that struggled. Winners Running Backs All three Patriots running backs were very impressive in the Week 3 win, so we decided to include them all in our winner’s list. Let’s start with Rex Burkhead. Burkhead had six carries for 49 yards and two touchdowns on the ground,…

  • Film Breakdowns

    Breaking Down the Film: How the Patriots Can Matchup With Darren Waller

    There are multiple intriguing matchups to watch this Sunday when the Las Vegas Raiders travel to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots. With that being said, none will be more fun than Darren Waller clashing with the Patriots secondary. Waller and the Raiders are coming off a great Week 2 win against a perennial contender in the New Orleans Saints. A key factor in that win was Waller. He had 12 catches for 105 yards and one touchdown. In this week’s “Breaking Down the Film”, we’ll take a look at Waller’s strengths on the field, as well as how the Raiders use him in the offense. In addition,…

  • Analysis,  Predictions

    Preview and Prediction: Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots

    Although the Patriots lost their Week 2 battle with the Seattle Seahawks, there were several positive takeaways. The main one being that the Patriots are capable of playing with anyone in the NFL. This is especially true if Cam Newton continues to play the way he did on Sunday night. The next test for the Patriots? The Las Vegas Raiders. Without further ado, let’s dive into our preview and prediction for the Week 3 clash. Details of the Game: Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) at New England Patriots (1-1)  September 27, at 1:00 p.m. ET on CBS Patriots lead the overall series 19-15-1 Matchups to Watch: Darren Waller vs. The Patriots’…

  • Film Breakdowns

    Film Breakdown: How Cam Newton and the Patriots Revitalized their Passing Attack

    Two games into the regular season and the Patriots have already answered a question on the minds of Patriots Nation since late June: What will the passing attack look like with Cam Newton at the wheel? Even in a loss, Patriots fans will be happy with the answer to that question. After all, it’s been quite a while since we’ve seen the kind of passing attack Newton and Josh McDaniels unleashed on the, frankly, overmatched Seattle defense. Newton’s 397 passing yards are a far cry from the 155 passing yards he posted in the Week 1 win over Miami. To say that Sunday’s game against Seattle was the antithesis of…

  • Analysis,  Breaking News

    Winners and Losers From the Patriots Week 2 Defeat

    Going into the Patriots clash with the Seahawks on Sunday night, many people, including us here at PatsBuzz, thought of the Week 2 matchup as a good measuring stick game for New England. The result of the game was a 35-30 loss for the Patriots. With that being said, even with a loss, New England’s performance, particularly on offense, will surely increase the Patriots’ confidence moving forward. Let’s jump into some of those high-level performances, as well as some of the struggles in our latest edition of “Winners and Losers“. Winners Cam Newton For the second week in a row, Cam Newton is our biggest winner. His stat line tonight…

  • Film Breakdowns

    Breaking Down the Film: How the Patriots Can Limit Russell Wilson

    The New England Patriots ushered in a new era last Sunday with a decisive win over the Miami Dolphins. This week, the Patriots will take on a tougher matchup in the high powered Seattle Seahawks. More specifically, they’ll be facing one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, Russell Wilson. (Our preview and prediction for Sunday’s game can be found here.) Wilson has many great skills, but the one we’ll be focusing on is his elusiveness in the pocket. His ability to escape pressure and create plays outside of the pocket makes him uniquely dangerous. There is no way to effectively “shut down” Wilson. The obvious game plan is to…

  • Film Breakdowns

    Film Breakdown: A Look Inside the Patriots Dominant Run Game

    The long nightmare is finally over. Last Sunday, NFL football returned to our lives. Better yet, was the New England Patriots performance on Sunday. The Patriots ran wild over the hapless Dolphins to the tune of 217 rushing yards en route to a 21-11 victory. Cam Newton led the way with 75 yards on the ground and two touchdowns in his Patriots debut. It wasn’t just Newton though, every other Patriots ball carrier contributed meaningfully on the ground. In fact, New England’s rushing attack was so varied and its offensive line so effective, that one might wonder if the Patriots left some rushing yards on the Gillette Stadium turf. Diving…

  • Analysis,  Predictions

    Preview and Prediction: New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks

    After winning the season opener against the Miami Dolphins 21-11, the New England Patriots will now travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks in their road opener on Sunday Night Football. There’s no doubt the Seahawks present a tougher challenge than the Dolphins, but there are several ways the Patriots can win this game. We’ll discuss those keys to victory, among many more items to prepare for the game Sunday. Here is our preview and prediction for the New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks. Details of the Game: New England Patriots (1-0) at Seattle Seahawks (1-0)  September 20, at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC The overall series is tied at…

  • Analysis,  Breaking News

    Winners and Losers From the Patriots Week 1 Victory

    There’s no better way to start a new season than with a win, and that’s exactly what the Patriots did. New England won Sunday’s game 21-11 against the Miami Dolphins. Overall the Patriots had a good team performance, but in this article, we want to highlight specific players that stood out and specific players that struggled. Without further ado, here are our winners and losers from the Patriots Week 1 victory. Winners Cam Newton There was no bigger winner from Sunday’s victory than Cam Newton. In his Patriots debut, Newton was 15-19 with 155 yards passing. More importantly, he had 15 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns. In the…

  • Film Breakdowns

    Breaking Down the Film: Patriots Secondary vs. Dolphins Wideouts

    Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new season for the New England Patriots. In fact, Sunday marks the beginning of something even bigger; the kickoff of a new era of Patriots’ football. (You can find our preview and prediction for the Patriots Week 1 matchup here.) Throughout the season, here at PatsBuzz, we’ll give you a film breakdown of a key matchup to watch for in each upcoming game. For this weeks “Breaking Down the Film”, we’ll discuss the matchup between the Dolphins wideouts and the Patriots secondary. More specifically, we’ll look at the Patriots’ secondary against the Dolphins empty set formation. It’s only Week 1, so the most relevant…