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New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 8 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Picked-up pieces from fourth-quarter review of the New England Patriots' 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night: 1. While the game was over at that point, and the Chiefs might have exhaled a bit, it was nicely done by Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in leading a seven-play, 81-yard touchdown march on his first drive of the game. The ball was out quickly and delivered mostly with good accuracy. One can see the obvious traits that drew the Patriots to Garoppolo, as he showed good command and didn't appear to have any major issues when it came to...
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 10 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The New England Patriots used five different combinations along the offensive line in their 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night as they used the latter portions of the action to try some different combinations. A breakdown by drive: 1. Nate Solder-Dan Connolly-Bryan...
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 11 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Picked-up pieces from third-quarter review of the New England Patriots’ 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs: 1. In dissecting quarterback Tom Brady's first interception, in which he threw into a heavily trafficked area as receiver Julian Edelman...
Topeka Capital-Journal 13 hours ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Perhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England. Jamaal Charles returned from an ankle injury to score three touchdowns, Alex Smith...
ESPN1stTake 16 hours ago
First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether the New England Patriots are in trouble after losing on the road big against the Kansas City Chiefs 41-14.
Patriots Gab 6 hours ago
Tom Brady talked to the press after the loss to the Chiefs last night. Transcript provided by PatsFans.com On how they recover from a game like this: “We’ve got to learn from it. It was just a bad performance by everybody and we want to make sure we never have this feeling again. We’ve all […]
It Is What It Is | WEEI 12 hours ago
Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined WEEI’s Dale & Holley show on Tuesday to discuss New England’s 41-14 loss to the Chiefs on Monday night. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley audio on demand page. There were very few aspects of positive play for the Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium, as New England […]
It Is What It Is | WEEI 14 hours ago
In the aftermath of the Patriots’ 41-14 demolition at the hands of the Chiefs on Monday Night Football, former Patriots linebacker (and current ESPN analyst) Tedy Bruschi pulled no punches in examining the state of his former team. He suggested that the Patriots were out-coached when they were on defense (praising Chiefs coach Andy Reid […]
Every Wednesday, we'll lead off the day with a look at some notable former Patriots and their production. This is who we will be following at the start of the season. LB Brandon Spikes (Bills) -- Played 42 of 66 snaps in a road loss to the Texans, and was credited with three tackles and one forced fumble. Has now played 127 of 287 defensive snaps on the season. RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers) -- Carried four times for 25 yards in a home loss to the Buccaneers, playing 12 of 76 offensive snaps.
It Is What It Is | WEEI 6 hours ago
Every week, we list the Patriots’ ‘offensive touches,’ a running tally of which one of the offensive skill position players is getting the most looks. Like our weekly look at targets, it can occasionally be an inexact stat, but it remains a good barometer of how confident the coaches (and quarterback) are when it comes […]
Patriots Football Coverage | WEEI 11 hours ago
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.\
Every Tuesday on ESPNBoston.com, questions from New England Patriots followers are answered as part of a weekly mailbag. Today's mailbag has been posted and includes some of the following topics: 1. Tom Brady's struggles and how much that has caused the offense to sputter. 2. Has the loss of some of the more mentally and physically tough players affected the team? 3. Thoughts on where the Patriots go from here. 4. Lack of a pass rush shows up consistently, such as on Alex Smith's 33-yard connection to Dwayne Bowe.
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 19 hours ago
After a devastating 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, the Patriots are searching for answers on both offense and defense. While one or two players cannot be the lone saviors of this team, the Patriots will get some help from the returns of cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms this week. Coach Bill Belichick was asked about how to integrate Browner and Tyms back with the team this week after they both missed the first four weeks of the season while on suspensions.
A weekly look at what the New England Patriots must fix: There are a lot of choices this week after an uninspiring performance Monday night, and with the 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals coming to town, struggles on run defense must be rectified. It's not so much that the Bengals are a dangerous rushing offense, but they use the run effectively to limit quarterback Andy Dalton's exposure to potentially compromising situations in the passing game. The Patriots' issues on run defense Monday night against the Chiefs mostly came with their fits, which was similar to what we saw in the season opener when...
It Is What It Is | WEEI 21 hours ago
Through four games, the Patriots have been flagged for 33 penalties (seventh-most in the league) for a total of 352 yards (fourth-most in the NFL). To this point in the season, here’s a breakdown of the calls that have gone against the Patriots this year, not including penalties that were declined or offset: Most penalized […]
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A look at snaps played by New England Patriots defenders in the team's 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs (includes penalties but not final kneel-downs): DEFENSIVE END Rob Ninkovich -- 63 of 65 Chandler Jones -- 44 of 65 Michael Buchanan -- 9 of 65 Quick-hit thought: Jones, who struggled at times setting the edge in the running game, was taken out for the final three series of the game while other top players like Jerod Mayo stayed on.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A look at snaps played by New England Patriots players on offense in their 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs (includes penalties): WIDE RECEIVER Brandon LaFell -- 50 of 50 Julian Edelman -- 47 of 50 Danny Amendola -- 28 of 50 Quick-hit thought: LaFell was one of the bright spots, as the Patriots dressed just three pure receivers and he took advantage of his opportunity. Quarterback Tom Brady has talked about his ability to get open against man coverage and it seems as if he's developed a rapport with him compared to some others.
Boston Globe Sep 30, 2014
Tom Brady talks to reporters after the Patriots were dismantled by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There are many places one could start when assessing the embarrassing performance turned in by the New England Patriots in their 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. It's all fair game, from quarterback Tom Brady to the overmatched defense. But we're starting on the sidelines with Bill Belichick and his coaching staff. This is what Belichick said in his pregame radio interview on the Sports Hub: "I think our guys are ready to go.