• Analysis

    Patriots’ Trade Deadline: 4 Players to Target, 3 Players That Could be Dealt Away

    The New England Patriots are at a crossroads coming into a pivotal Week 8 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. With their season essentially on the line this Sunday, the Patriots will soon have to decide which direction the team should move towards as the November 3rd trade deadline quickly approaches. Should New England bring in reinforcements for 2020 and try to make a run? Or are they better off selling at the deadline and reloading in 2021? We’ll take a look at both potential scenarios here. Potential Targets if the Patriots Buy Michael Gallup After a breakout season in 2019, it’s been a statistically down year so far for Michael…

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    Winners and Losers From the Patriots Week 7 Defeat

    The New England Patriots dropped to 2-4 after losing in dominating fashion to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon. The 33-6 blowout loss was ugly in every sense of the word. The Patriots had plenty of issues on offense and defense. The coaching also had its fair share of struggles. In this week’s edition of “Winners and Losers”, we had to search hard to find bright spots from Sunday’s game, but we managed to find a couple. The “loser” section, on the other hand, was unfortunately much too easy to fill up. Without, further ado let’s dive into Sunday’s action. Winners Jakobi Meyers After N’Keal Harry went down with…

  • Film Breakdowns

    Film Study: How Can the Patriots Slow Down George Kittle?

    After dropping to 2-3 last Sunday against the Denver Broncos, the Patriots will look to bounce back against an injury-riddled, but still very talented San Francisco 49ers football team. The 49ers come into the Week 7 showdown sitting at 3-3.  The 49ers are a tough matchup for a number of reasons, their zone run scheme and their strong secondary being a few examples, but the matchup many will be focused on is how the Patriots defend George Kittle. The Patriots have faced several great tight ends this year, Darren Waller in Week 3 and Travis Kelce in Week 4, but this week they’ll be facing a different animal. Kittle is…

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    49ers vs. Patriots: Three Players to Watch and the Most Intriguing Matchups

    The New England Patriots Week 7 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers isn’t quite a must-win game, but it’s very very important. The Patriots come into the game with a 2-3 record and currently sit at third in the AFC East. That being said, winning the division is still very much in reach. The Patriots are only one game back from first place in the loss column (the first place Bills are 4-2). Looking ahead to the clash with the 49ers, we’ll tell you the three Patriots’ to watch, and the most intriguing matchups. Players to Watch Cam Newton It’s been well documented that Cam Newton played his worst game…

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    Winners and Losers From the Patriots Week 6 Defeat

    The New England Patriots had a rough go of it Sunday afternoon. Yes, the Patriots were shorthanded, particularly on the offensive line, and yes, the lack of practice definitely hurt the team, but the Week 6 loss was ugly. The New England offense was only able to muster up 12 points. The defensive side of the ball played much better, only allowing 18 points. With the loss, the Patriots now sit at 2-3. Without further ado, let’s dive deeper into the specific players that stood out in Sunday’s defeat as well as the players that had struggles.  Winners Jonathan Jones Jonathan Jones had his best game of the 2020 season…

  • Predictions

    Patriots vs. Broncos: Pats Buzz Staff Predictions for Week 6

    After being postponed last weekend, it seems as if the New England Patriots/Denver Broncos matchup will finally take place this Sunday afternoon. Although it should be noted that the Patriots will be without Shaq Mason, Byron Cowart, Derek Rivers, and James Ferentz on Sunday due to being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. Sony Michel was also placed on the COVID-19 reserve list, but because he was already on the injured reserve he would have missed the game regardless. With that in mind, here at Pats Buzz, we will be putting out staff predictions for each and every Patriots game until the end of the 2020 season. Let’s jump right…

  • Film Breakdowns

    Film Study: A Look at the Blueprint Used by the Patriots to Slow Down the Chiefs Offense

    On October 5, the New England Patriots entered a heavyweight bout against the defending World Champion Kansas City Chiefs, a team that many feel has the best offense in the NFL. Fortunately for New England, the defense came to play. The Patriots held the Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and his track-meet offense to 19 points. On the other side of the ball, despite a brilliant defensive performance, the Patriots’ offense never really gave New England a shot to win the game. The offense threw a pick-six accounting for 7 more Kansas City points and the Chiefs came away with a 26-10 victory. Even with a poor offensive performance, there’s…

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    Patriots’ Stock Report After Four Games: 4 Up, 4 Down

    Through four games, it’s safe to say the uncertainty surrounding the Patriots 2020 season will continue to be a major storyline moving forward. Despite all the craziness, the 2-2 Patriots still find themselves solidly in the mix with 25% of the season in the bag. Earlier in the week, we graded each Patriots position group (which you can read here), but in our newest article, we wanted to focus on the performances of a few individual players. Which Patriots are trending up? Which Patriots are trending down? We’ll answer both those questions in our latest Patriots stock report. Stock Up Cam Newton Cam Newton has been a perfect fit for…

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    Grading Each Patriots’ Position Group Through Four Games

    With a quarter of the season in the books and the Patriots taking their bye week last Sunday, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on New England’s performance up to this point in the season. Without further ado, here are our grades for each Patriots position group through the first four games of the 2020 season. It’s important to remember that we’re grading based on performance and not overall talent or projections into the future. Grading Scale: A = among the best positional performance in the league B = above league average positional performance C = league average positional performance D = below league average positional…

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    Broncos vs. Patriots: Three Players to Watch and the Most Intriguing Matchups

    The uncertainty involved in the Week 5 clash is at an all-time high. Whether it be Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore testing positive for COVID-19, the Broncos starting quarterback situation, or even the status of the game. With that being said, we’ll do our best to get you ready for Monday’s game. Here are our three Patriots to watch, and the most intriguing matchups for Monday’s game. Players to Watch Whoever Starts at Quarterback for the Patriots At the time of writing, Newton’s status for Week 5 remains uncertain. If Newton is unable to go, we’d prefer to see Jarrett Stidham get the start at quarterback on Monday. Stidham replaced…