• Analysis

    Biggest Takeaways From the Patriots’ Win Over the Ravens

    Throughout the past two decades, the Patriots have always played their best football with their backs up and that continued Sunday night against the Ravens. The game was perceived by many as the game to end all playoff hopes in New England, but it was anything but that. The 23-17 victory put the Patriots back in the playoff hunt.  Without further ado, let’s take a look at all of our biggest takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Ravens. The Patriots Aren’t Dead Yet Once at 2-5 and a longshot at any type of playoff spot, the Patriots now sit at 4-5 with a fighters chance to play postseason football.…

  • Analysis

    Grading Each Patriots’ Position Group Through Eight Games

    The Patriots have reached the mid-point of the 2020 NFL season with a record of 3-5. Now that half the season in the books, we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the Patriots’ performance up to this point in the season. Without further ado, here are our grades for each Patriots position group through the first eight games of the 2020 season. (NOTE: 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…

  • Analysis

    Patriots vs. Ravens: Five Things to Watch

    The Patriots beat the winless Jets in Week 9 to jump to 3-5, but if they want to make a real push for the playoffs they need to come away with a victory Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. Easier said than done though, as the Ravens come into the game with a 6-2 record. Beyond the record disparity, on paper, the Ravens are a tough matchup for the Patriots based on personnel and playstyle. We’ll talk about some of the personnel challenges New England will face Sunday night, as well as any other things you need to watch out for in our Week 10 Patriots vs. Ravens preview. Can…

  • Analysis

    Winners and Losers From the Patriots Week 9 Victory

    The New England Patriots put an end to their four-game losing streak on Monday night by defeating the New York Jets 30-27. With the win, the Patriots now stand at 3-5. There’s no denying New England still has a ton of work to do if they hope to reach the playoffs, but it’s nice to see the Patriots finally get a win. In addition to coming away with a victory, the Patriots also had a couple of outstanding individual performances. We’ll discuss all those incredible performances, as well the players that struggled in this week’s edition of “Winners and Losers”. Winners Cam Newton After taking steps forward last week against…

  • Film Breakdowns

    Film Study: A Look at How the Patriots Offense Found Success Against the Bills

    The Patriots suffered a crushing defeat last Sunday in Buffalo thus dropping New England to 2-5. While a lot of the talk this week has been centered around the severity of the Week 8 loss, we decided to dive into last week’s film to find some positive takeaways, particularly on offense. Rest assured there are still a ton of things the New England offense can do better. However, it should be noted that the Patriots took some steps in the right direction last Sunday. We laid out all the positive takeaways in this weeks film study. Rushing Attack The running game is the heartbeat of this football team. Whether it’s…

  • Analysis

    Patriots vs. Jets: Five Things to Watch

    The 2-5 New England Patriots take on the 0-8 New York Jets this week on Monday Night Football in a battle between the bottom two teams in the AFC East. With that being said, even with the Patriots struggles this season, there is absolutely no reason they shouldn’t come away with a victory on Monday night. The Jets are unanimously thought of as the worst team in the NFL. Their record reflects that as well, as they are the only winless team in the league. Furthermore, the Week 9 matchup represents the Patriots’ last chance to turn this season around. Even with a victory, New England will still have an…

  • Analysis

    Winners and Losers From the Patriots Week 8 Defeat

    The New England Patriots suffered an absolutely brutal 24-21 loss on Sunday in Buffalo. With the loss, the Patriots fell to 2-5, while the first place Bills jumped to 6-2. Barring a historic collapse from the Bills, the Patriots division hopes seem to be a longshot. Fortunately for New England, the second half in Buffalo seemed to provide a glimpse of hope we haven’t seen in recent weeks. We’ll dive into those bright spots, as well as the Patriots that struggled, in this week’s edition of “Winners and Losers” Winners Jakobi Meyers Jakobi Meyers has only played significant snaps in two games this season, but it’s fair to say he’s…

  • Predictions

    Patriots vs. Bills: Pats Buzz Staff Predictions for Week 8

    If the New England Patriots hope to keep their AFC East division aspirations alive, the Week 8 showdown against the Buffalo Bills is a must-win. The Patriots simply cannot afford to drop to 2-5 while Buffalo jumps to 6-2. To win, the Patriots are going to have to perform in a way we haven’t seen them perform in multiple weeks. In many ways, this matchup is the turning point of the season. With a loss, not only will the division hopes feel like a stretch, but it will also be time to move on from some key players before the November 3rd trade deadline. However, if the Patriots can pull…