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Bill Belichick: Patriots QB Mac Jones is ‘a lot closer’ to playing than he was last week

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Bill Belichick is making sure you don’t forget about special teams ahead of Patriots-Lions

The Lions will visit Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

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Patriots excited about wearing throwbacks, but know ‘it’s about playing good football’

"Guys aren’t in the locker room talking about the excitement of red jerseys and a white helmet."

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Patriots First Read

The New England Patriots in their own words

Patriots run defense has not held up its end of the bargain lately

"Everything starts with stopping the run," safety Adrian Phillips told reporters on Monday.

Bailey Zappe credits Patriots teammates for keeping him calm against Packers

Related: Patriots teammates praise Bailey Zappe for his performance in Green Bay: ‘It speaks volumes’

Rookie Marcus Jones is coming into his own as the Patriots’ kick returner

Jones took over punt and kickoff return duties in Week 4.

Jack Jones’ confidence on full display after pick-six against Packers

Confidence has never been an issue for the rookie cornerback.

Rob Gronkowski's Party Bus: An Inside Look

See an inside look in Rob Gronkowski's party bus.

Patriots teammates praise Bailey Zappe for his performance in Green Bay: ‘It speaks volumes’

Zappe saw his first career action in the NFL on Sunday.

Patriots’ conservative approach raises questions after loss to Packers

Should New England have been more aggressive in overtime?

Patriots not willing to celebrate ‘moral victory’ after overtime loss to Packers

New England lost 27-24 in overtime.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur doesn’t expect Patriots game plan to look much different with Brian Hoyer

Hoyer will start on Sunday in place of the injured Mac Jones.

Bill Belichick looks back at Dan Connolly’s 71-yard kick return

"Dan just kind of hit the seam and rolled with it."

It’s Patriots-Packers week. The perfect time to revisit one of the wildest plays in NFL history.

Let’s wind the clock back to December 2010.

Patriots QB Brian Hoyer not haunted by the memories of his last NFL start: ‘One game doesn’t define me’

Hoyer has not started a game since a disappointing outing in 2020.

Jakobi Meyers gives encouraging injury update, hopes to get green-lighted for Week 4

Related: Bill Belichick says Patriots QB Mac Jones has ‘made a lot of progress’ in the past 48 hours

Brian Hoyer explains the story behind his real first name, Axel

One of the under-the-radar stories of the week.

Bill Belichick confirms Brian Hoyer will start if Mac Jones can’t play

Related: Patriots will not ‘completely turn the offense on its head’ with Brian Hoyer set to replace Mac Jones

Bill Belichick says Patriots QB Mac Jones has ‘made a lot of progress’ in the past 48 hours

According to New England’s head coach, the young quarterback is — you guessed it — day by day.

Patriots will not ‘completely turn the offense on its head’ with Brian Hoyer set to replace Mac Jones

Matt Patricia and Joe Judge spoke about the game plan and confidence in Brian Hoyer on Tuesday.

‘Ultimate competitor’ Jonathan Jones has been a revelation for the Patriots defense

Jones has ran with the opportunity of filling a starting spot on the outside.

Patriots are searching for balance in their downfield passing attack

Related: Mac Jones seeking second opinion on sprained ankle from Brooklyn Nets’ team doctor

Matthew Slater after Mac Jones injury: ‘If we don’t handle it the right way, this thing can spiral away from us’

Jones is expected to miss multiple weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain on Sunday.

Patriots QB Mac Jones taking injury situation ‘day by day’

Jones spoke to reporters on Monday afternoon.

Positional flexibility the reason behind Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s recent surge in playing time

Bill Belichick spoke about the wide receiver/tight end hybrid on Monday.

Ravens defender Calais Campbell on Mac Jones injury: ‘I hate to see him get hurt’

Jones stayed down after a hit from Campbell.

Mac Jones injury: Bill Belichick says there is ‘nothing definitive at this point’

The Patriots’ starting quarterback went down with an apparent ankle injury in Week 3.

Bill Belichick: Patriots had their chances but made ‘too many mistakes’ to beat Ravens

New England lost its home opener 37-26 on Sunday.

Patriots defenders explain what went wrong against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense

The former league MVP had a field day versus New England.

Patriots teammates react to Mac Jones’ injury against Ravens: ‘Not something that you want to see’

Jones left the loss to the Ravens in the late fourth quarter.

Vince Wilfork enters Patriots Hall of Fame in powerful fashion

The former defensive lineman became the 32nd member of the club Hall of Fame on Saturday.

Meeting Baltimore this week is ‘just another game’ for ex-Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon

Judon started his career as a Raven.

Patriots know defending the Ravens starts and ends with Lamar Jackson

New England will face one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks in Week 3.

Bill Belichick, Lamar Jackson recall 2018 draft visit with Patriots

Bill Belichick called the visit with Lamar Jackson "great"

Lil’Jordan Humphrey continues to carve out a role in the Patriots offense

After playing just three offensive snaps as a practice squad elevation in Week 1, Humphrey saw the field for 26 total snaps in Pittsburgh.

Jake Bailey’s adjustment was a turning point in Patriots’ win over Steelers

The play was made possible by a substitution error by the Steelers.

Jabrill Peppers’ energy standing out for the Patriots: ‘He’s an electric player’

Coming off a torn ACL last season, Peppers has started to show his value lately.

Consistency, conditioning at the heart of Deatrich Wise Jr.’s recent emergence

Through two games, the team captain ranks third on the New England defense in playing time.

Mac Jones, Bill Belichick explain Patriots’ lack of play-action through two weeks

New England’s play-action usage ranks dead last in the league.