Mac Jones first-half vs #Falcons: 🇺🇸 15-16 🇺🇸 136 yards 🇺🇸 1 TD 🇺🇸 126.7 passer rating (📸: @Patriots) pic.twitter.com/qO3yUF18z9
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Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson provide the Patriots with a dynamic duo in their backfield. Can both handle a fantasy relevant role tonight? Breaking it down with @MikeClayNFL. pic.twitter.com/bs194G89PM
J.C. Jackson: Don't want to brag but I think we have one of the best defenses in the NFL. pic.twitter.com/XOsrUxZTlW
As Kyle Van Noy takes the podium, Matthew Judon sticks around to celebrate his presence … and does a victory dance in the process. pic.twitter.com/tfVSggTNo5
Mentioned this on TV today but if you missed it - Hunter Henry has 8 end zone targets this season (tied for most in league), with 6 going for TDs (most in league). #Patriots TEs had 4 total end zone targets combined in 2019 and 2020. We're just 10 games into the year...
During an offseason when few teams really spent in free agency and prices were down, #Patriots de facto GM Dave Ziegler and Bill Belichick spent a lot. Looks like in all the right places. Throw in an excellent draft so far… and you have a rebuild. twitter.com/gmfb/status/14…
When the Patriots played on "TNF" in 2017, they beat the Bucs 19-14 after Nick Folk missed three field goals. He didn't kick in the NFL for two full years after that game. This season, Folk is 25-for-27 on FGs, with his only misses from 54 and 56. Pretty incredible comeback.
The Patriots are building a nice young defensive core with Kyle Dugger and Christian Barmore.
This moment seemed to have some added meaning for Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne (red coat), as he catches up with Michael Irvin on his walk across the field after arriving at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. pic.twitter.com/5e8glQHvfn
Patriots inactives: QB Jarrett Stidham, TE Devin Asiasi, RB J.J. Taylor, OLB Ronnie Perkins, OT Yasir Durant. TE Jonnu Smith is back and CB Shaun Wade is in position to make his debut.
Jakobi Meyers just spun Darren Hall like a top. #Patriots
Gunner Olszewski did a nice job breaking that Chase Winovich tackle to gain a few extra yards.
Rookie CB Shaun Wade is active tonight for the first time.
That sequence started with Matthew Slater's pursuit causing a fair catch and ended with Devin McCourty's interception. The Patriots' old guard's still got it.
Matt Judon: "We kind of want to be a-holes on the field … We play within the rules and don't want to get penalized … We're a nasty group."
N'Keal Harry has two receptions in the first quarter. He's had two receptions in one game this season.
Falcons rolling out the patented @michaelFhurley No Humans Defense against Nelson Agholor. pic.twitter.com/uTtf9PgDw0
OLB Ronnie Perkins, QB Jarrett Stidham, RB J.J. Taylor and TE Devin Asiasi going through conditioning work, which is usually an indication they will be inactive. pic.twitter.com/oJSywQP3tF
CB Jalen Mills, who was shaken up on the last defensive drive, has returned to the game.
Where's Oprah when you need her? Adrian Phillips intercepts Felipe Franks.
Devin McCourty tracks down the INT! 📺: #NEvsATL on NFLN/FOX/PRIME VIDEO pic.twitter.com/4ZrY181Mc8
Good drive for Christian Barmore. One pressure. One holding penalty drawn. Hard to handle along the interior.
Patriots hold on 4th down. Nice play by Carl Davis blowing it up
Ted Karras has provided stability to that group and it's nice to see him continue to start. He's rock solid. twitter.com/ByChrisMason/s…
Good game for the Patriots to have Gunner Olszewski back. Atlanta is allowing the fourth-most punt-return yards and fifth-most kick-return yards. Olszewski, a first-team All-Pro last season, ranks second in the NFL in punt-return average. twitter.com/ZackCoxNESN/st…
What a punt by Jake Bailey. Atlanta starts their first drive at the 4-yard line.
Jarrett Stidham, Devin Asiasi, JJ Taylor and Ronnie Perkins working out early. Normally an indication they'll be inactive for the #Patriots tonight. pic.twitter.com/TZurxGsYM6
Falcons' RB Cordarrelle Patterson is inactive tonight vs. the New England Patriots due to his ankle injury.
Kyle Pitts making history 🙌 @kylepitts__ @AtlantaFalcons 📺: #NEvsATL-- TONIGHT (8pm ET) on NFLN/FOX/PRIME VIDEO pic.twitter.com/xhZdWYITpD
Matt Ryan, Josh Rosen, and Feleipe Franks all throwing interceptions against the Patriots pic.twitter.com/agEMonfQor
Younghoe Koo's first-quarter field goal against the Cowboys last week is the only thing that prevented the Falcons from becoming the first team since the 2008 Browns to suffer two straight shutouts.
The #Falcons placed TE Hayden Hurst on Injured Reserve, while elevating TE Parker Hesse from the practice squad. Hurst has an ankle injury.
Falcons have one of the worst rosters in the NFL. How many of their guys would start for your team? Not many. Arthur Smith & Matty Ice deserve a lot of credit for getting them to 4-5 and competitive almost every week.
Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson is a game-time decision for Thursday night’s matchup against the New England Patriots The team still has a premier pass-catcher in Kyle Pitts, but in the event Patterson can’t play, are there any other playmakers on this team that can make a difference?
It is very likely that the Patriots will force the Falcons to rely on guys like Russell Gage, Olamide Zaccheaus, Tajae Sharpe, Christian Blake, and maybe even Frank Darby. Pitts will still get his targets, but there is reason to expect Bill Belichick to scheme the rookie out of the game plan
🚨 Josh Rosen Garbage Time Pick-Six 🚨 (via @NFL) pic.twitter.com/AGBLrPVttf
The New England Patriots (6-4) will hit the road in Week 11 for a Thursday night matchup against the Atlanta Falcons (4-5).
The Patriots are currently riding a four-game win streak and Mac Jones is coming off his best game thus far. New England’s defense has played lights out and that was clear during the 45-7 rout of the Cleveland Browns last week.
Atlanta is coming off a 43-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys and will be without star receiver Calvin Ridley. Do-it-all offensive weapon Cordarrelle Patterson is a game-time decision. The Patriots’ offense will only have a few key players to hone in on in this matchup, including rookie tight end Kyle Pitts
I think Mike Davis is being sent a big message tonight, assuming he is healthy…
Falcons go three-and-out again. Russell Gage and Tajae Sharpe collide on third down. Tough moment for this offense.
Deion Jones is so good. He needs to get out of Atlanta
Erik Harris gets to Mac for the SACK 💪 📺: FOX | @e_harris_31 pic.twitter.com/3JpDk5htNM
Someone needs to tell Joe Buck how to pronounce SUPERSTAR A.J. Terrell's name correctly.
Big smiles from and for #Falcons safety Duron Harmon as he comes out for the coin toss. Still part of that defensive back circle from his time with the #Patriots.
Dean Pees earlier this week on #Patriots RBs: "You ever watch them, they don't jump cut. They don't take a 6-yd gain and try to turn it into a 30-yd gain. They take a 6-yard gain and try to turn it into a nine- or 10-yard gain, and some times that will turn into a bigger gain."
Saw Richie Grant lose contain in a very similar way against Miami. It resulted in a huge run. Until he learns to play his role in the defense before trying to make the play, he will continue to have limited reps.