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4 winners and 4 losers from the Patriots’ 28-13 loss to the Saints

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The Lane Breakdown: Patriots struggle in all three phases against the Saints

A terrible performance all around by the Patriots against the Saints.

Despite ‘meh’ start, the Patriots’ run defense shows improvement from 2020

New England’s defense has allowed 226 rushing yards through two games.

The Lane Breakdown: An ugly Patriots win is still a win

It wasn’t pretty, but the Patriots got their first win of the season in New Jersey.

6 winners and 1 loser from the Patriots’ 25-6 win over the Jets

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5 winners and 3 losers from the Patriots’ 17-16 loss to the Dolphins

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The Lane Breakdown: Mac Jones shines in Patriots’ tough Week 1 loss and other takeaways

Mistakes and penalties cost the Patriots in the first game of the regular season.

Bill Belichick’s comments on Cam Newton should be instructive for all of us

"I have nothing but positive thoughts and feelings for Cam," Bill Belichick told WEEI.

Five bold predictions for the Patriots’ 2021 season

Will quarterback Mac Jones secure NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year?

Mac Jones has no idea what he’s doing, and that’s OK

Like parenting, quarterback is a position that requires experience.

The 5 ways to best enjoy a Patriots game at home

If you can’t make it to Foxboro for a game, you’ve got options.

How Mac Jones was able to win the Patriots’ starting quarterback job this preseason

Related: Patriots 53-man roster: Reviewing New England’s initial 2021 team after cutdown day

Ranking the Patriots’ roster cuts from least to most surprising

New England parted ways with 22 players on Tuesday.

Quick-hit thoughts on the Patriots’ cuts and initial 53-man roster

After a busy cutdown day, let’s take a closer look at the 2021 Patriots

The Lane Breakdown: Cam Newton over Mac Jones and 9 other Patriots takeaways from Sunday night

Related: Instant analysis from Patriots’ 22-20 preseason win over Giants

5 winners and 2 losers from the Patriots’ 22-20 preseason win over the Giants

Related: Instant analysis from Patriots’ 22-20 preseason win over Giants

‘Doing what’s best for the team’: It is time for the Patriots to start the Mac Jones era

Yes he may be a rookie, but handing him over the keys now might be in the team’s best interest in 2021 and beyond.

Patriots vs Giants: What NOT to watch for

Three things that don’t matter in the slightest as the Patriots head into their final preseason game.

All signs still point towards Cam Newton being the Patriots’ Week 1 starter

The signs are all there, it’s time we listen.

4 winners and 2 losers from the Patriots’ second joint practice with the Giants

The two teams held their final joint session on Thursday.

Thursday’s practice might give us a peek inside Bill Belichick’s mind

Mac Jones is playing like he deserves more QB1 reps.

6 winners from the Patriots’ first joint practice with the New York Giants

The Patriots and Giants held their first joint session together on Wednesday.

Sony Michel has earned his place in Patriots history despite his unceremonious departure

The former first-round draft pick was traded to the Rams on Wednesday.

4 winners and 1 loser from the Patriots’ 17th training camp practice

Day 17 is in the books. Let’s take a look at who stood out.

3 winners and 3 losers from the Patriots’ 16th training camp practice

Day 16 is in the books. Let’s take a look at who stood out.

What does Cam Newton’s absence mean for the Patriots? The door is slightly open for Mac Jones.

The starting quarterback will be out until Thursday, giving the rookie an unexpected opportunity.

Cam Newton ‘certainly is the starter now’ but Patriots quarterback competition not over yet

New England has not named a starter yet, but Newton appears to be in the driver’s seat at the moment.

Patriots vs Eagles: Fan Notes from the Preseason

Notes, musings, and observations from Week 2 of the preseason.

10 takeaways from the Patriots’ 35-0 preseason win over the Eagles

The Patriots shut out the Eagles in a full team effort,

8 winners and 2 losers from the Patriots’ preseason victory over the Eagles

Without the benefit of a film review, a look at those who stood out on Thursday — for better or worse.

Patriots vs Eagles: What NOT to watch for

A few things that don’t really matter in tonight’s preseason matchup.

Patriots 53-man roster projection: Where does the team stand before the second preseason game?

Ryan Spagnoli has spent plenty of time around the team this summer. Now, he offers his first roster projection.

5 winners and 3 losers from the Patriots’ second joint practice with the Eagles

Let’s take a short look at the standout performers during Tuesday’s session.

5 reasons why Mac Jones should be the Patriots’ starting quarterback in Week 1

There is an argument to be made in favor of the rookie.

3 winners and 4 losers from the Patriots’ first joint practice with the Eagles

Related: Patriots training camp notebook: Inconsistency dominates first joint practice in Philadelphia

Patriots vs Washington: Fan Notes from the preseason

Notes, musings, and observations from Week 1 of the preseason.