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Some Patriots and NFL News and Notes for Tuesday, March 30, 2021.
Some Patriots news and NFL Notes for Friday, March 26, 2021.
Some New England Patriots News and NFL Notes on this Tuesday.
The Patriots coaching staff had a great game plan to take away the best things that Arizona does, have Kyler Murray be a factor running the ball, and taking away DeAndre Hopkins.
Today was the first game all year, that Murray has been held out of the end zone
The Patriots may catch a break with Murray’s sore shoulder, he may not be able to run as much, but this should still be a big advantage for the Cardinals.
Week 16 is unique, with neither Thursday nor Sunday night football – but with two games on Monday. Five teams have clinched a playoff spot and 14 others are still in contention for the post-season. There are plenty of intriguing games worth watching this weekend and next before the playoffs commence. The theory of home field advantage will be put to a test during these three days. Road teams are favored in ten of the sixteen games this week.
More than half of the remaining NFL Week 12 games have odds of seven or more points. On paper there are few competitive games, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot. Last week the Chiefs were double-digit favorites but lost to a one-win Giants club in disarray. Washington was an injury riddled 7½ point road dog up against a hot team on a seven game winning streak.
The Patriots versus Raiders in Mexico City highlights a decent slate of pro football games in Week 11. Four games in particular stand out, conveniently with one in each time slot.
Week 12 features five division games, two of which are part of the Thanksgiving Day triple header. NFC rivalries start Turkey Day, commencing with Minnesota at Detroit and then followed by Washington at Dallas. Sunday finishes with two AFC rivalry games that swapped places for Sunday Night Football. Originally the Patriots were scheduled to play the Jets on NBC. Thanks to Gang Green’s totaling more losses in their first ten games than they compiled in all of 2015, that game was removed from prime time. The Chiefs and Broncos both have seven victories already, tied for the most in the AFC with New England and Oakland. End result is that Kansas City at Denver will be the showcase game on Sunday night
New England hosts Seattle on Sunday night in Week 10 on NBC. The Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl rematch is the most enticing game of the week. The 7-1 Patriots are favored by just over a touchdown at home against the 4-2-1 Seahawks. This week Seattle hosts Buffalo while the Pats are off with a bye.
5-1 New England will travel to Pittsburgh to face the 4-2 Steelers at Heinz Field in the marquee game of NFL Week 7. The Patriots are favored by 7.
Week 8 features a rematch between New England and Buffalo. In the first game between these two original AFL rivals at Foxboro the Bills handed the Patriots their sole loss of the season. With rookie Jacoby Brisset under center Buffalo dominated, shutting the Pats out 16-0. Even though the Patriots are on the road against a 4-2, the handicappers at the Westgate have listed the Pats as the second biggest favorite of the week.
We looked back at the victory against the Cardinals and went into detail how the Patriots won this game. Later on we previewed the upcoming game for the Pats against the Dolphins.
The weekend is over, the second look at the film are in and the grades are ready for the Patriots 23-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night.