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    New England Patriots 7-Round Mock Draft Scenario: Offensive Talent Off The Board at 15

    With free agency kicking off on March 17th, and the 2021 NFL Draft still a couple of months away, April 29th to be exact, there’s still a ton of roster movement to occur before we go into our official/final 2021 Patriots mock draft. However, as we wait for free agency to begin we wanted to give a few situation-specific Patriots mock drafts. In this specific scenario, the top offensive talent (top four QB’s, top three WR’s and Kyle Pitts), were all off of the board. This scenario will give a good idea of some of the targets the Patriots could pursue throughout the draft if they go defense in round…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Preview and Prediction: New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    Despite a bit of a slow start, the New England Patriots ended Week 3 with a 36-20 win against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Patriots’ offense continues to impress in a multitude of ways. Josh McDaniels and the offense will need to take it up another notch this week as they take on the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Here’s our matchups to watch, keys to victory, and our prediction for yet another Patriots and Chiefs battle. Details of the Game: New England Patriots (2-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (3-0)  October 4, at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS Kansas City leads the overall series 19-14-3 Matchups to Watch:…

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    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’…

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    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…

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    Preview and Prediction: Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots

    In only a few more days, the New England Patriots will officially kick off the 2020 season. Before each game this season, we will put out a game preview along with our win/loss prediction. Without further ado, here’s our preview for the Patriots’ Week 1 matchup.  Details out of the Game: Miami Dolphins (0-0) at New England Patriots (0-0)  September 13, at 1 p.m. ET on CBS Dolphins lead series 56-53 Matchups to Watch: Stephon Gilmore vs. DeVante Parker If there’s one game within the game to watch on Sunday, it’s Stephon Gilmore battling DeVante Parker (assuming Parker is healthy enough to play on Sunday). The two matched up twice…

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    Five Predictions for the Patriots’ 2020 Season: Final Record Projection and More

    It’s been a long and unique offseason, but this Sunday marks the return of New England Patriots football. With the season right on the cusp, now is a perfect time to give our Patriots’ 2020 season predictions. Let’s jump right in. 1.) The Run Game will be Much Improved from 2019 In 2018, the Patriots ran for 127.3 yards per game, which ranked 5th in the NFL. Last season, the Patriots run game regressed. They rushed for 106.4 per game, which ranked 18th in the NFL. So which performance are we more likely to see in 2020? We predict a 2018-like performance as the more likely outcome. A big reason…

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    Final Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection with Practice Squad Picks Included

    On Saturday, September 5 at 4 p.m. the Patriots’ 80-man roster will shrink to only 53 players, thus forming the Patriots’ final roster. In this article, we’ll give you our final roster projection, as well as our ideal practice squad for the Patriots. You can read our three earlier roster projections here: Projection 1.0, Projection 2.0, Projection 3.0. Quarterback (3) Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham, Brian Hoyer Analysis: There’s no change at the quarterback spot from our last projection. With the ongoing pandemic and injuries to Jarrett Stidham in camp, the Patriots need the insurance of a third quarterback and Brian Hoyer gives them that. Meanwhile, Cam Newton will be the starter. We…

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    Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection 3.0

    In less than three weeks, the Patriots are scheduled to take the field against the Miami Dolphins. The regular season approaching means the race to make the final roster has reached the home stretch. Bubble players are feeling the pressure to perform, and roster longshots are working to standout in practice. Because there are no preseason games this year, the next week of practice will be critical to a player’s chance to make the final roster. The scheduled cut day is 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 5. With the NFL season right around the corner, we thought it would be a good time to update our Patriots 53-man roster projection.…