Patriots cruise to easy win over Washington, stay perfect at 8-0

AP

The only hard part of Sunday for the Patriots will be dealing with the injuries.

Because nothing Washington did was any obstacle toward them staying unbeaten.

The Patriots took an easy 27-10 win over Washington, improving to 8-0 on the season and keeping pace with the Bengals atop the AFC.

They it largely by showing up, as Washington (3-5) made couldn’t get anything going offensively. Kirk Cousins threw an interception that wasn’t really his fault, and they were plagued by drops throughout the day. They managed just 250 yards, but their touchdown came with 25 seconds left in the game and no one pretending it was relevant.

That was easily surpassed by Tom Brady and the Patriots, who finished the day with 460 yards, and good balance. Running back LeGarrette Blount had 129 yards and a touchdown, and Brady threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns.

But they finished without running back Dion Lewis, who left with a left knee injury and didn’t return. It appeared significant at the time he went down without contact, and the fact he walked off the field under his own power might not necessarily be a consolation. They also played the second half without left tackle Sebastian Vollmer, who suffered a head injury, leaving them with just five healthy offensive linemen.

Other than that, it was a breeze for the Patriots, though they have stiffer competition to worry about in the weeks to come, with next week’s trip to play the Giants followed by a Monday-nighter against the Bills and a trip to undefated-at-the-moment Denver.

46 responses to “Patriots cruise to easy win over Washington, stay perfect at 8-0

  1. mariorat says:
    Nov 8, 2015 4:04 PM

    We are on to New York… SB revenge!!!!
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    Um, yeah…SB revenge in a regular season game 4 years later…not so much. Good game by the Patriots today hope the injuries aren’t severe

  2. mariorat says:
    Nov 8, 2015 4:04 PM

    We are on to New York… SB revenge!!!!
    __________________

    Um, yeah…SB revenge in a regular season game 4 years later…not so much. Good game by the Patriots today hope the injuries aren’t severe

  3. Pats are unrivaled in the next man up philosophy but what happens when there isn’t a next man to go to? These injuries are mounting and even the great and powerful wizard of Foxboro may eventually run out of stuff in his bag of tricks. Count me as officially worried.

  4. Do you see those undefeated Panthers running up the score on the Packers? What a bunch of bullies! Fine them all the money.

  5. Washington kept the Pats to under 30 points so they basically won their Super Bowl this year.

  6. mariorat says:

    We are on to New York… SB revenge!!!!
    _________________-

    Seriously? In a regular season game? We are championship fans, can we back down the yahoo-ism a touch? We’ve been here before, let’s act like it. Hats off to the Redskins they didn’t quit

  7. 19-0 Denied version 2 coming up? Lol revenge for 2x SB losses in regular season? You had your chance when you lost again. Only true revenge be somehow beating Gmen in 2x SBs that only leaves it at even. Pats fans should’ve learned last time they trying 19-0 beat Giants regular season but lost in the game it counts Super Bowl!!!

  8. Pats played a very ho hum game today. Only the dropped passes and total ineptitude of the opponent allowed for the easy win. Lewis is huge so I hope it’s nothing serious.

  9. .
    There is no revenge against the Giants until the score is settled with the Chargers for the 52-0 beatdown of the Patriots in the 1963 AFL Championship Game.
    .

  10. Ok Giants trolls, think about it. There are exactly two memorable plays in those 2 wins. 2 hail Mary’s. You GOT LUCKY! Twice. Congrats on that. Probably the 2 worst overall teams to win the SB. Both 9-7 average teams.

  11. So bummed I was stuck watching another FOX offering…NE should be prime time everywhere, all the time.

    Injuries happen…keeping the Pats hungry is another matter. When you’ve pretty much won your division halfway through season (or a wildcard), keeping hungry is tough.
    Also, injuries give other players a chance to stay fresh and get involved.

  12. 6ball says:
    Nov 8, 2015 5:05 PM

    There is no revenge against the Giants until the score is settled with the Chargers for the 52-0 beatdown of the Patriots in the 1963 AFL Championship Game.

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    Pats’ 24-21 win over Chargers in the ’06 playoffs didn’t make up for the 52-0 beating in ’63, but it sure was sweet. Loved seeing Tomlinson whine after that game, and loved their stupid “better team didn’t win” comments, too!

  13. Hey mattcro0172, yeah there was luck in those 2 plays but they were in the games where those catches made an actual difference because they had great game plans and played their rear ends off.

    I’m a Pats fan if you aren’t aware so no, I’m not some “Giants troll”. No reason not to give respect where its due.

    And like most others I don’t see any great revenge in a regular season game when like the Pats, they have so few players left from the 2007-2011 period.

    You know what would be great “revenge” ? Winning the Super Bowl again this year. The look on Goodell’s face as he handed the trophy over would be priceless.

  14. but what happens when there isn’t a next man to go to?

    Punter in at right tackle. He’ll get it done.

    I don’t consider the Giants next week to be stiffer competition.

    Denver will be the test, although the Colts are working them over as I type this.

  15. Also have to say I feel sorry for Kirk Cousins. The Washington receivers are just plain awful.

    The times they did get separation they almost invariably dropped the ball. At least 7 drops today.

  16. People complaining about the “low” Pats score and the “ho-hum” game they played clearly don’t know football.

    Pats leapt out to a huge early league and then played a clock-dominating game of running and forcing Washington to play long drives. Washington was forced into two possessions that each took half a quarter when playing from three scores behind. If the Pats needed points the could easily have shut down their running game and let Brady do what he does.

    It was no ho-hum game.

  17. mattcro0172 says:
    Nov 8, 2015 5:14 PM

    Ok Giants trolls, think about it. There are exactly two memorable plays in those 2 wins. 2 hail Mary’s. You GOT LUCKY! Twice. Congrats on that. Probably the 2 worst overall teams to win the SB. Both 9-7 average teams.

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    Wow, whine much?

    Just coz the Giants have been the thorn at the Patriots twice derailing one undefeated season, its all of a sudden two lucky SB wins.

    I give you that the Pats are a dominant team year in and year out for quite some time now but dang, give credit where credit is due. Not sure what to call you, a sore winner or a sore loser.

  18. “Probably the 2 worst overall teams to win the SB.”

    Much rather be the worst team to win the SB than the best team to lose it…

    Honestly, Patriots fans (and I am one) talking about “revenge” and trolling the Giants in advance of next week’s game just sound like idiots…

  19. BSPN is reporting the NFL has found that Washington had warm Gatorade. “Independent” NFL investigator Ted OhWells has been brought in to investigate another made up controversy. Like he said in his previous investigation, he did not request any personal cell phones but just the phone records to help with this investigation. He will get right on this after he completes his report for Mr. Integrity Roger Goodell about players wearing illegal eye black.

  20. The past is the past. G men still put up points with the best of them & it’s going to be a hell of a game. Unlike the jets, I can respect the Giants. Only real football team in NY

  21. gallopinggilmore says:
    Nov 6, 2015 12:31 PM
    Kirk Cousins will outperform Tom Brady and Washington is going to win an upset victory.

    justintuckrule says:
    Nov 6, 2015 12:28 PM
    Please lord….let the Brady slayer end this team’s undefeated season yet again and shut up these nauseating pats fans.

    wrong and sorry, we’re still here.

  22. mattcro0172 says:
    Nov 8, 2015 5:14 PM
    Ok Giants trolls, think about it. There are exactly two memorable plays in those 2 wins. 2 hail Mary’s. You GOT LUCKY! Twice. Congrats on that. Probably the 2 worst overall teams to win the SB. Both 9-7 average teams.
    proudchowdahead13 says:
    Nov 8, 2015 5:46 PM
    The helmet catch, while O linemen were peeling Pats defenders of Manning, and no holding called, a great reason to brag.
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    I am as diehard a Pats fan as you will find but these types of posts show woeful ignorance and make me wonder if the folks posting them even watched the games. The helmet catch was 1 in a 1000 but Manning escaping the grasp of 3 Pats defenders to throw it was no accident neither was Manning recognizing the mismatch of Arrington on Burress that allowed the Giants to go ahead AFTER the helmet catch. The Manningham catch was a thing of beauty and it was not a Hail Mary it was a 38 yarder thrown from the Giants 12.

    The Giants were 10-6, not 9-7 prior to SB 42 and they were easily the best NFC team down the stretch. Theld the best offense the NFL had ever seen to FOURTEEN points. That’s no accident. Those 9-7 Giants of SB 46 fame? They held the Pats to SEVENTEEN points.

    A little respect goes a long way. Our team shows it, it wouldn’t hurt if more of it’s fans did . I’d also prefer it if you didn’t make us look like trolls to Giants fans, I guarantee they will have their facts straight

  23. skins last again……hey cousins…u c dat….u c dat….lol. skins are a train wreck year after year.

  24. weepingjebus says:
    Nov 8, 2015 4:20 PM
    Do you see those undefeated Panthers running up the score on the Packers? What a bunch of bullies! Fine them all the money.
    ________________________________________________Must be really cool being from that world class city Toronto and being a Patriots fan since 2001.

  25. beauregard says:
    Uh yeah, the Pats are only “Undefeated-at-the-moment” as well.
    ______________

    Assuming this is some attempt at a response to something somewhere by a Donkeys troll but then they aren’t all that bright.
    So, uh yeah…8-0 and…YOU LIKE THAT!

  26. Typical Belichick/McDaniles game plan. Manage what you have available after a rash of injuries and illnesses; don’t give up any big plays; win the game.

  27. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says:
    I am as diehard a Pats fan as you will find but these types of posts show woeful ignorance and make me wonder if the folks posting them even watched the games. ………
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    I agree 100%. Living through those two Super Bowls was tough, but the thing about Patriots is they don’t make excuses and they don’t discredit the other team if we lose. Beating the Giants next week would be nice, but it’s just one game on the march to the only game that really matters, and winning that game is the whole reason for playing.

  28. As a life long pats fan if I had to choose a team and a coach to lose a super bowl to it would be Coughlin and the giants.

    Coach very similar to belicheck and also there was no loud mouth look at me punks on the team during those years.

    Those losses hurt but made this latest super bowl even sweeter.

  29. “neither was Manning recognizing the mismatch of Arrington on Burress”
    *********************
    Giants fan here… That was Ellis Hobbs on Burress, I don’t even think Arrington was in College yet. Belichick gambled on the blitz getting there in time. Horrible decision in hindsight. But there was another horrible decision a couple of drives earlier where the pats could have tried for what I believe was a 46-47 yard FG, but instead elected to go for it on 4th down and didn’t convert. The play call, I think, was a deep ball to Moss down the left sideline. That horrendous decision gets lost because of the helmet catch, but I have always felt that was a HUGE fail on Belichicks part.

  30. magnumpimustache
    Nov 8, 2015, 9:28 PM EST
    “As a life long pats fan”

    “Coach very similar to belicheck”
    ************

    A life long Pats fan that can’t spell the coaches name. You can’t make this stuff up. 😆😆😂

  31. Non-Patriots fans, I know that it seems strange, maybe even humorous that Patriots fans get so worked up over a regular season game against the NY Giants.

    There’s a simple explanation.

    The Giants are literally the only team in the NFL over the last 15 years that consistently make the Patriots and their fans nervous.

  32. This 16-0 & revenge talk is totally ridiculous. Look at the Packers, Ravens & Giants when they ran the table in the playoffs, on the road, as a wild card….think any of those fans give a shi*t about the regular season record?? As I’ve already said, Giants aren’t the Jets, they act like they’ve been before, because frankly they have. You don’t hear them talking sh*t to the other team like when Rex was around etc.. No I don’t like the Giants, but this is why, IMO, I can’t hate them like the Jets.

  33. tattooit says:

    “neither was Manning recognizing the mismatch of Arrington on Burress”
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    Giants fan here… That was Ellis Hobbs on Burress, I don’t even think Arrington was in College yet.
    _______

    My bad, wrong inside cb getting smoked in a mismatch on the outside. Saw it so many times with Arrington when he went outside the last few years it got stuck in my head. He was drafted in ’09 though so at least he was in college in ’08, lol. Guess it serves me right for being a Pats fan giving the Giants props.

  34. Well lookie here! 🙂 It seems that this team’s defense is quietly becoming one of the best in the league! 17 TD allowed in 8 games…7 of them in garbage time. 🙂 3rd ranked scoring defense. If this keeps up…UH OH! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Looking forward to 9-0 after the World Champions beat the Giants.

    🙂

  35. I am looking forward to Super Bowl hero and champ Malcolm Butler, the source of rage, angst and bitterness for every Patriot Hater in existence 🙂 taking on Odell Beckham.

    As an intelligent football fan who loves the sport…this will be a great matchup. 🙂

  36. As a life long Pats fan, I don’t see how trash talking any other team makes any fans feel better. If anything it denigrates the accomplishments of your own team since all the others are so soft in your mind.

    Pats – Giants will be a good game. It would be a good one for the Pats to lose (if they could chose one) because it will have no bearing on AFC home field during the playoffs. The Denver game will have more importance to them since it could mean an away game in Denver for the AFC Champiuonship game, if they are lucky enough to get that far.

    No game is a sure thing. I’d have never expected the Colts to beat Denver this week, and nobody should be giving too much respect to the Colts.

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