Patriots hold off Cowboys to assure 17th consecutive 10-win season

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The Patriots had fewer than 300 yards. Tom Brady passed for fewer than 200 yards. The Patriots scored only one touchdown. They had no scoring drive longer than 38 yards.

The Patriots won anyway, holding on for a 13-9 victory.

It was the Patriots’ 18th consecutive home victory in the regular season and the 21st in row counting the postseason. Carolina was the last road team to win at Gillette, beating the Patriots on Oct. 1, 2017.

The Patriots moved their record to 10-1 to maintain a two-game lead over the Bills. They set an NFL record with a 17th consecutive 10-win season, breaking a tie with the 49ers (1983-98).

The Cowboys, who play the Bills on Thanksgiving Day, fell to 6-5. They remain a game ahead of the Eagles in the division.

New England’s scoring drives covered 12, 3 and 38 yards as special teams and defense bailed them out on a less-than-ideal day at Foxboro.

Matthew Slater blocked a Chris Jones punt that Nate Ebner recovered at the Dallas 12 to set up Brady’s 10-yard touchdown pass to N'Keal Harry, who became the 75th different player to catch a scoring pass from Brady.

Stephon Gilmore‘s interception of Dak Prescott on a pass intended for Amari Cooper set up the Patriots at the Dallas 29 and led to a Nick Folk field goal.

The Patriots’ final score came after two special teams penalties on the Cowboys allowed the Patriots to start at their own 38.

The Cowboys will leave thinking of all the missed opportunities.

On their final drive, the Cowboys gained 27 yards before facing a third-and-one at their own 35. Ezekiel Elliott caught a 3-yard pass from Prescott, but center Travis Frederick was called for tripping, the second questionable tripping call in the game to wipe out a gain on third down for the Cowboys.

Prescott threw incomplete and then thought he had a 20-yard gain to Cooper on fourth-and-11 before replay reversed it. The ball clearly hit the ground before Cooper secured it.

The Patriots held Cooper without a catch, and Prescott, who entered the game leaving the league in passing yards, passed for 212 yards. The Cowboys had 321 total yards.

214 responses to “Patriots hold off Cowboys to assure 17th consecutive 10-win season

  1. A win’s a win. Figures that when Brady is finally declining, the D is world class.

    Still hoping for a shot at the division, but the Pats aura is a lot to overcome (as are refs – sorry, but those tripping calls!)

  2. tokyosandblaster says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm
    The refs almost want the Patriots in the playoffs as much as the Vikings

    I guess it was the refs that held Cooper to zero catches
    I guess it was the refs that pretty much held Elliott in check.
    I guess it was the refs that threw Daks pick.

    Losers make excuses.

  3. The Cowboys haven’t been able to beat a good team yet, they’ll beat the Bills on Thursday but they’re not a good team either.

    Cooper disappears against physical CB’s who play man and Gilmour is one of the best.

    Hats off to the Pats, awesome defense.

  4. randomcommenter says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:43 pm
    More like referees held off cowboys. Pats get the big call in a key moment..As usual

    And crybabies cry when the Patriots win… as usual

  5. I was happy to just to witness the quantum event at the end of the game where Brady dropped back and threw a big looping incomplete pass – all in less than 1 second.

  6. It WAS tripping, as Periera pointed out. 72 put his leg out to trip while the rushing defender was being tackled by by 70. Ticky tacky? Maybe, often missed? Sure. Tripping? 100%.

  7. Hey Dallas fans we know what you’re gonna say – Just wait till next year man….Just wait till next year….Daks gonna be really good next year after he’s had another season of mediocre football just wait and see….Just wait till next year man….When we have Zeke here from the beginning we’ll be unstoppable…Just wait till next year….Hey Garrett I saw you smiling again after another loss and I know what you’re gonna say too – Really proud of the way we played today…Proud of the way my guys hung in there…Really proud

  8. billsrthefuture says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:42 pm
    A win’s a win. Figures that when Brady is finally declining, the D is world class.

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    I didn’t think Brady had a bad game. He was better than the stat line showed. Drops o’plenty.

    Wynn instead of Newhouse at LT made a huge difference in the run game as I said he would.

  9. I was happy to just to witness the quantum event at the end of the game where Brady dropped back and threw a big looping incomplete pass – all in less than 1 second!!

  10. Remember when people were screaming the Pats hadn’t played anyone yet, and as soon as they did it would start showing how phony it all was?

    Yeah, I ‘member.

  11. Dome teams can’t play in the elements. It was obvious the Cowboys were not used to play in bad weather games.

  12. Both looked like crap but pats always have officials to bail em’ out,in Afc title game there was a huge 3rd down catch just like the one ruled incomplete and surprise it was ruled a catch for patsies,go back and watch it,pats and refs cheating won’t stop.

  13. The Patriot fans will never admit that the refs were a bit sketchy.
    However, they will be in the AFCCG probably vs the Ravens and BB will find a way to contain LJ and if the refs help they will end up in the SB.
    But, those calls were a bit sketchy, was not the cause for Dallas to lose the game, but it sure as heck took the opportunity away for them to try to win it.
    Cue all the Pats fans now to disagree haha
    BB is a genius and he is 2 steps ahead of any other coach in the league. The only teams that can probably give them a run in the AFC in playoffs is Balt and KC
    Going to be some good football if the team in the stripes stays out of it.

  14. davidsoria175yahoocom says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:49 pm
    Both looked like crap but pats always have officials to bail em’ out,in Afc title game there was a huge 3rd down catch just like the one ruled incomplete and surprise it was ruled a catch for patsies,go back and watch it,pats and refs cheating won’t stop.

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    😭😭😭😭😭

  15. Lots of drops and clutch defense today. By the way didn’t know you were allowed to extend your foot and impede the progress of a rusher. Cowboys were getting most of the calls up until the 4th quarter so I don’t want to hear any whining.

  16. And the Cowboys still haven’t beaten a team with a winning record. But, that’s what happens when you have a terrible coach who thinks other teams will offer him a coaching job (not gonna happen) and a QB who has never won a big game and wants $30M+ in a long-term contract.

    You can’t beat the Patriots when you make so many mistakes. Still, all they could muster was three field goals with all the money they have tied up in that offense. That falls on the head puppet, er…I mean head coach.

  17. 0 wins vs teams with winning records. How do the Cowboys expect to win a playoff game?. Oh, and nice call Jason on 4th down to get the field goal. That helped a lot, or was it the call of the boy genius OC?

  18. Mike Periera said on FOX it was a good call. He stuck his leg out and tripped him. Aikman almost cried.

    The calls favored the Cowboys. Pats had more penalty yards and Cowboys had more first downs from penalties.

  19. Here’s hoping the Bills can conjure up a victory on Thursday.

    Cowboys are America’s team, don’t ya know.

    SMH.

  20. As much as I hate the patriots the cowboys are the Cleveland browns of the nfc. They will never put it together with that coaching staff. That old fool is too big an ego to make the change

  21. “I didn’t think Brady had a bad game. He was better than the stat line showed. Drops o’plenty.
    Wynn instead of Newhouse at LT made a huge difference in the run game as I said he would”

    You called that? That having your best O-lineman back would improve the run game?

    Brady has haunted my nightmares for 2 decades. I see him as the terminator. This season? Not so much. He’s been consistently above-average.

    Obviously, good – but no longer scary, at all.

  22. mybigthirdleg says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm
    Tripping lol…how many penalties did NE have? 1…maybe 2…amazing they never hold

    Dallas 7-50
    NE 6-57

    But yeah it was the refs

  23. streetyson says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:46 pm
    It WAS tripping, as Periera pointed out. 72 put his leg out to trip while the rushing defender was being tackled by by 70. Ticky tacky? Maybe, often missed? Sure. Tripping? 100
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    This is why no one listens to Patriot fans about anything. This is why they are Patriot fans. Belichick could be caught cheating red handed, like in the past, and they still claim he’s no a cheater. Only certain types of people are dumb enough to not see these thing n they are called “Patriot fans”.

  24. “Hard to beat the cheaters n refs at home”

    Hard (for some) to watch the game and see it for what it was. Cowboys couldn’t score a touchdown? That’s what it was.

  25. Gilmore is now ahead of Donald for DPOY in my book. Shutting down – no- shutting OUT an elite route runner like Cooper is just.. wow 😮

  26. terripet says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm
    Fake calls on Dallas. Hard to beat the cheaters n refs at home

    *******
    What’s the matter? Still upset about how bad the Dolts played on Thursday night? Maybe about Luck not being the league MVP this year?! Don’t fret the Dolts may still get a Wild Card! Trying to feel good about yourself by trolling the Pats? Kind of pathetic.

  27. PFT should have a worst calls of the day section.
    The tripping call against the Cowboys on 3rd down was robbery. It doesn’t get any worse than that.
    The NFL is a joke.

  28. To be clear, I don’t think the cowboys would have been able to win the game, but to have a game impacted on a non existent “penalty” like tripping is hard to take. Just like the NBA, When it’s money time refs should not put their thumb on the scale. Hard to take a BS call like that. Cowboys under Garrett are what they have always been a Middle of the road team. When results do not match the talent is all about the coaching good or bad, these 2 teams are a perfect example of that. On paper talent wise it’s not even close between pats and cowboys, but one side has Garret and the other belicheat. It’s like the cowboys can’t out swim a legless swimmer. NO MORE GARRETT.

  29. SWFLPC.INC says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:57 pm
    Jason Garret is a fool for kicking a FG when he was inside the 10 …
    ——————————
    Easy for you to make that call. Someone who has probably never coached a day in your life but probably was the best at playing trumpet In high school.

  30. Steelcurtain…we most definitely have and will enjoy it while it lasts…19 years and counting, thank you.

  31. Pats fan here – Both tripping calls were questionable – 1st one Dallas gave a knee to the nuts and the second one had more of a look as a trip.

    Brady and Offense is really bad considering how good they once were, but there was some improvement on run game and Rookie Harry caught a TD.

    If the Offense does not improve by Playoffs they may not make it past AFCGG.

  32. I would’ve liked to have seen that last Cowboys drive continue minus the tripping penalty. I did not see anything egregious enough to necessitate a flag . Tough call but Cowboys had plenty of chances throughout the game and had too many miscues and did not get the job done.

  33. dallasfan76 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:08 pm
    Tripping call (plural) = The “Patriot” Way

    Bad coaching and not beating a team with a winning record

    “The Cowboy way”

  34. Patriots defense isn’t an all-time great unit, but it’s for real. Bad weather game and Brady was putting balls right on guys hands. It’s up to these rookies to catch them. They’ll only get better, (as will the offense throughout December) and if the Pats have homefield throughout, the fellowship of the miserable will be suffering through yet another Patriots Super Bowl party.

  35. Excuses are for losers. Cowboy fans are focusing on the tripping calls when their special teams were a joke the whole game, and Garrett going for the FG instead of the TD? Severe coaching mismatch in this game

  36. kensilisacrook says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm
    Have the Patriots beat anyone yet? Is this defense for real yet? Two more games in the tough stretch.

    ——
    I can’t WAIT to see what they do against Mahomes.

  37. It WAS NOT tripping! But… The refs didn’t throw an interception or fail to protect their punter. You give Tom Brady free possessions and you lose.

  38. Some of the comments here are priceless. While the tripping calls might have been iffy, they certainly didn’t make up for so very many of the egregious holds on the Dallas line in the game. It is a week to week league, but the pass Jakobi Meyers dropped from the big hit got a flag to bail out the Eagles last week. The Pats didn’t get the same love. The Cowboys get a DPI call on a tipped pass (which is wrong by rule). The refs didn’t do either team any favors today.

  39. qcsfinest704 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:49 pm
    Easiet 50 bucks ive ever made in my life.
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    Way to put yourself out there player. Maybe you can treat the fam to Applebees.

  40. Gilmore vs Ty Law

    Hard to compare since different eras but I think it’s a lot closer than people might think….

  41. havok82 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:15 pm
    Some of the comments here are priceless. While the tripping calls might have been iffy, they certainly didn’t make up for so very many of the egregious holds on the Dallas line in the game. It is a week to week league, but the pass Jakobi Meyers dropped from the big hit got a flag to bail out the Eagles last week. The Pats didn’t get the same love. The Cowboys get a DPI call on a tipped pass (which is wrong by rule). The refs didn’t do either team any favors today.

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    Plus the phantom extra second on the clock giving the Cowboys one more play that they should not have gotten…Patriot Hater can gtfoh with that noise. 😀

  42. MasonRudolph’sHair says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm
    Congrats on the tripping calls Pats.

    _______________________

    Even Mike Periera said that it WAS tripping. Troy Aikman gets “Whining Color Analyst” Of the week award. I get it. He’s a Cowboy,but come on…Save the whining for after the game.

  43. mybigthirdleg says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm
    Tripping lol…how many penalties did NE have? 1…maybe 2…amazing they never hold
    ——————
    Pats 6-56, Dal 7-72

    Any more excuses bud?

  44. What’s infuriating is, the Patriots’ offense was loaded at the start of the season. They had Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon, Demaryius Thomas plus Brady’s old reliables. It seemed inevitable that the Pats will win the SB.The defense was also set. Then injuries set in, then BB on top of that shed the elite players. Today who was Brady throwing to? It reminds me of the 2013 season when they had to hire Austin Collie twice. But Brady was magnificent then. Now the decline is setting in, from the looks of it. Still Brady at his worst is still better than most. Maybe the Patriots will reach the SB even with this struggling offense. If they do and they win, Brady can retire as the indubitable GOAT. That being said, the offense today showed slight improvements.

  45. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:14 pm
    kensilisacrook says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:52 pm
    Have the Patriots beat anyone yet? Is this defense for real yet? Two more games in the tough stretch.

    ——
    I can’t WAIT to see what they do against Mahomes.

    ———-

    Well since they beat his team twice in his own house last season…..I gonna go with a Patriots win

  46. You can now dismiss any belief that Dakota is an MVP candidate. He is this year’s Kirk Cousins – cannot beat a team with a winning record.

  47. For you non math major Patriots haters, the probability that the Patriots have had 10 straight ten or more win seasons due to the refs is 0.005%.

    That is 1 in 50,000.

    In short, you have to dumb as a rock to believe it.

    Feel free to check my math. I did it in my head but the conclusion is solid.

  48. Patriots have 3 of their last 5 at home, with their last two at home. If they can somehow clinch a first round bye, they will be at home for a month before a team comes to Foxboro for a divisional game. Work to do. Go Patriots!

  49. I don’t care if the refs called 27 penalties against the cowboys, the offense once again didn’t move the ball. Another team out 8 in the box and dared Dak to beat them. Once again he didn’t. Poor throws, rushing passes when he didn’t need to, and not running when it was there.

    Dak has the most complete offense from the line through the skill positions and can’t beat a team above 500, Goff has the next best situation and can’t get it done, and Wentz has no wide outs and outs up the same numbers as Dak. Starting to doubt any of these three will amount to anything.

  50. The refs are usually against the Patriots, giving the opposition second chances at critical junctures throughout the game. Fir the Patriots to win, it seems they have to answer multiple calls per game to “okay, do THAT again. This time we won’t throw a flag.”

  51. Would the Bills, Chiefs, or any other AFC contender get those tripping calls. NO. Everyone knows it. Thirst special privileges they have been receiving since 2001 are ridiculous.

  52. Jeez, even when the most hated team loses, people still side with that team after they lose to the Patriots. You people are a joke. The Cowboys haven’t beaten any good teams all season long. They lost to the Jets not that long ago.

  53. what is with dallas’s OL sneaking a leg lift trip move twice in this game?

    Is this something they do all the time and don’t get called for it?

    Never seen that before as a technique. It is very sneaky as you cannot see it in real time, but you can on the replay.

  54. Now that the Patriots have dispatched the Eagles and the Cowboys in consecutive weeks, I guess it’s time for fans of other teams to stop whining about the schedule and now start whining about the officiating, the uniforms, the weather, etc, etc.

  55. riverhorsey says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:04 pm
    PFT should have a worst calls of the day section.
    The tripping call against the Cowboys on 3rd down was robbery. It doesn’t get any worse than that.
    The NFL is a joke.

    21 46 Rate This

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    how about just don’t stick your leg out and into the path of the pass rusher?

    dallas did this numerous times in the game

  56. “Jeez, even when the most hated team loses, people still side with that team after they lose to the Patriots. You people are a joke. The Cowboys haven’t beaten any good teams all season long. They lost to the Jets not that long ago.”

    The Cowboys USED to be most hated – I think the Pats eclipsed them long ago.

    I’m sure Pats fans don’t mind. To be so hated only means you win a ton. But you’d be tired of them too if they weren’t your team.

  57. Tripping is tripping… Questionable calls, you should what the GB v. SF game. It is as if the refs want SF to win.

  58. Losers always have excuses when they lose to the Patriots. But some of you have so many years of practice at it I’d at least expected interesting ones. Sad.

  59. That was a tough game, made infinitely harder with the weather. Both teams had penalties that were questionable.

    I think the Pats offense DEFINITELY made progress tonight. Brady was FORCED to play with rookies and they showed he can trust them.

    Harry didn’t catch a couple tough balls, but it was raining pretty hard, and he DID have that sweet TD grab. THose other catches I think he makes in dry conditions.

    Meyers is a baller. Reminds me of Mitchell. He caught most everything thrown his way, was elusive, broke tackles, etc. Not bad for not even being drafted.

    The offense started to roll a bit at times, it was a good thing to finally see even if the weather caused a lot of problems and drives stalled.

    Wynn is a vast improvement and will surely improve with more playing time. Everything on offense was better because he was out there. Hope he stays healthy going forward.

    Special teams played great and the defense played to expectations, which are phenomenally high.

    Despite the low score, there were positives/improvements on offense. I don’t know if they are ready for the leagues very best yet, but they could be come playoff time, particularly if they can keep home field throughout

  60. ilovemyravens says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm
    Still can’t beat the Ravens, so it doesn’t matter bwahahahaha!

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    When was the last time the Patriots lost to the same team twice in one season?

  61. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 9:53 pm
    They’re gifted 6 wins a season playing in that joke of a division

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    Tell me this: then why do they typically lose at least one divisional game and why is their winning percentage outside the division almost identical to within the division?

    As a bonus question, what two teams have been as bad as the Bengals and Browns over the past decade?

  62. fordbw says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:33 pm
    Refs wanted the Pats to win

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    You must be part of the crowd who thinks Robert Kraft pays them in a designated back alley just before games (with a grey sack that has the “$” sign right on it of course), and then they all toss their heads back and laugh maniacally in perfect unison. That’s fun theater right there.

    It must be tough to deal with all of these years. It’s enough already with the consistent losing of games to the best coached team in the league, but then the layers of conspiracy delusion on top to deal with?

  63. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 9:53 pm
    They’re gifted 6 wins a season playing in that joke of a division

    __________________________

    Just like the Ravens in the AFC North…the same Ravens who lost to Cleveland?

  64. SWFLPC.INC says:
    November 24, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    ilovemyravens says:
    November 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Still can’t beat the Ravens, so it doesn’t matter bwahahahaha!

    ———

    When was the last time the Patriots lost to the same team twice in one season?

    __________________________________________________

    Unfortunately, history is not on the Patriots’ side. Though, it doesn’t have to be. Every season is different. They lost to the Giants twice in 2011 and they lost twice to the Broncos in the 2015 season. They also lost to Denver twice in the 2005 season, twice to the Colts in 2006, and twice to the Ravens in 2012. The Patriots could break this trend, but the offense has to play better. It would be nice if they could get Brown and Gronk back to the team.

  65. Did anyone seriously think the Cowboys were going to win? Just because you think a penalty was questionable, you have to look at the body of work in total. They just weren’t going to get it done. They were outcoached and out executed. the Patriot players understanding of the game and executing and critical moments was the difference. Woulda, coulda, shoulda, doesn’t count.

  66. I love people commenting about Brady and his “decline.” Watch the game and consider all the elements. It was 38 with total downpour and wind. Between all the WRs and TEs, the Pats had exactly 1 receiver (Edelman) on the field who would be a starter on any other team. I counted at least 5 drops with balls delivered perfectly on the numbers and receivers missed them. In addition, the Cowboys d line and LBs are very good.
    Dak’s QBR was 15 and if you remove one long run after the catch by Cobb, he looked horrible throwing the ball. I just don’t see how any QB in those conditions—putting aside the ridiculous lack of receiver talent on the field today for NE—would put up any decent stats.
    I remind everyone that Dak was considered a top 5 MVP candidate prior to today’s game. Yes, the NE defense is good, but today’s conditions were brutal for both teams and especially for QBs.

  67. Unfortunately, history is not on the Patriots’ side. Though, it doesn’t have to be. Every season is different. They lost to the Giants twice in 2011 and they lost twice to the Broncos in the 2015 season. They also lost to Denver twice in the 2005 season, twice to the Colts in 2006, and twice to the Ravens in 2012. The Patriots could break this trend, but the offense has to play better. It would be nice if they could get Brown and Gronk back to the team

    ____________________________

    Those guys aren’t coming back,but I would say that 10-1 is pretty good for what they have to work with on offense. Wynn coming back was noticeable right away…I think they are managing pretty well,all things considered,like playing in a monsoon,for instance.

  68. “When was the last time the Patriots lost to the same team twice in one season?”

    Was it Denver in 2006? (Reg season and playoffs)

  69. ravensdominate1 says: They’re gifted 6 wins a season playing in that joke of a division
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    THis has been debunked SO many times it’s not worth explaining it any more to anyone that still doesn’t get it.
    AFC East: MIA 2 wins, NYJ 4 wins (6 wins combined)
    AFC West: DEN 3 wins, OAK 4 wins (7 wins combined)
    AFC North: CIN 0 wins, CLE 5 wins (5 wins combined)
    AFC South: JAX 4 wins, TEN/IND 6 wins (10 wins combined)
    NFC East: WAS 2 wins, NYG 2 wins (4 wins combined)
    NFC West: ARI 3 wins, LAR 6 wins (9 wins combined)
    NFC North: CHI 3 wins, DET 5 wins (8 wins combined)
    NFC South: ATL 3 wins, TBB 4 wins (7 wins combined)

    EVERY DIVISION has two crappy teams. The AFC South & NFC West are slightly better than the rest, but all the rest, including AFC East, have two garbage teams. Stop talking nonsense.

  70. It’s good to be 10-1, but if that offense doesn’t improve, they will have a hard time holding onto the number one seed, and consequently a hard time making the Superbowl, let alone win It. They really need to get healthy, and they really need to execute. They are not a team that can survive mistakes and penalties well. One negative play kills drives. They also struggle to score touchdowns. Brady’s continued patience and willingness to ignore stats other than W’s is crucial. Harry needs to continue to ascend. The Patriots lack a game-breaking player, someone they can go to and make a play when they absolutely have to have one. They can still do it by mixing it up and executing, but the focus level and concentration level needs to remain high at all times. I know they can and will get better, the question will be by how much? I’m hoping it will be enough. Go you New England Patriots!

  71. I can’t wait for the Ravens to end the Pats season again. The patriots offense is weak and can’t keep up in a shootout against a team like the Ravens or even the chiefs for that matter.

  72. Patriots haven’t played anybody. The schedules are rigged by Kraft’s “best friend” Roger Goodell. The Patriots play in the worst division. Have these all been said this year? Last year? The last two decades?

    1. The Patriots play the schedule handed to them. They “generally” win the games they should. Steelers, Eagles, Cowboys, and yes. Even the Browns, were all supposed to be good and all playoff bound teams. KC I will be a tough opponent. And yes, Baltimore did put a hurting on the Patriots.
    2. Schedules are determined years in advance and any astute fan can find out their teams opponents several years in advance. The dates and locations are determined later.
    3. The worst division argument. Tough to argue the other teams in the AFC East have been good over the past two decades. The AFC South and NFC West have been pretty weak as well as have been other divisions.
    4. This year the overrated Patriots and the weak AFC East are playing the NFC East. The results so far:
    1. Patriots 4-0, with an “awful offense” that has out scored opponents 98-40.
    2. Bills 2-1
    3. Jets 3-1. Yes the J-E-T-S, jets, jets, jets
    4. Dolphins. 0-2. But they are/were the tanking for Tua Dolphins
    I guess the NFC really sucks. Where’s the outrage? The cowboys and Eagles overrated?

    Keep up the hatred. Eventually the broken clock will be right and the Pats will have a losing season(s) and will have to reload. Until then, see if your team can beat this team that doesn’t have fun winning, has a noodle arm, soft, system QB that will be a first ballot HOF player that will always be in the argument for the title of GOAT, has a coach who may be the Dark Lord, who everyone loves to hate and works tirelessly to cheat at every chance possible, and who your pathetic teams would hire at a moments notice.

  73. Crying Pats fans, if your division was competitive, you wouldn’t win it every single season. The AFC East has been historically bad over the past 20 years.

    The Ravens have had to contend with the Steelers and Bengals who have been playoff / Super Bowl contenders for the past decade.. The Steelers even longer having the same number of super bowl championships as the patriots.

    Admit it, you’re gifted your division every season. PERIOD.

    But you all know too well it’s not so easy vs Baltimore.

    See you in Foxboro in the playoffs.

    CANT WAIT

  74. “When was the last time the Patriots lost to the same team twice in one season?”

    Was it Denver in 2006? (Reg season and playoffs)

    ————————-

    2012 Ravens. Beat the Pats in regular season in Baltimore then in Foxboro AFC Championship.

    Will happen again this season if someone doesn’t expose that awful PATS offense before we do again.

    CANNOT WAIT

  75. Tell me this: then why do they typically lose at least one divisional game and why is their winning percentage outside the division almost identical to within the division?

    As a bonus question, what two teams have been as bad as the Bengals and Browns over the past decade?

    ———————-

    Bengals have been a playoff team and Division winner multiple times the past decade. The AFC North is historically a brutal division to play in.

    Pick another Division to “debunk” the fact that the AFC East is historically not competitive.

  76. Phantom tripping calls for phantom referees. If I were a sky judge I would of reversed the call in 20 seconds and had the ref who made the call fired on the spot.

    Game changing terrible calls week after week after week.

  77. footballpat says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:51 pm
    To the 31 NFL cities and Tom Brady haters:

    10-1

    Sincerely,

    Pats Fans

    You are welcome for the 1 loss.

    Sincerely,

    Ravens fans

  78. NFL football is part religion, part entertainment, and part fantasy. We all worship at one altar or another. We all subscribe to myths that give our lives more meaning and manage or make tolerable certain things that are difficult (e.g., since 2001 the referees are largely responsible for the Patriots sovereignity).

    It’s no coincidence that NFL football and Church are both the stuff of Sundays. Investing emotionally in the outcome of sports and having our moods be affected by our rooting interest in a uniform is as irrational as our beliefs in life after death, resurrection, and reincarnation. There is no practical incentive or reason to want INSERT TEAM to win. Our lives are not concretely affected in any way by whether our team wins or loses. We ourselves have no hand in the outcome of these games. And yet we create something from nothing by setting ourselves up to experience real joy when the team wins. That joy is as real as any other joy.

    But it does make you wonder how we could expect any objectivity in sports journalism. After all, all writers have a favorite team. A rooting interest. I would not have taken as evidence of guilt had 95% of people surveyed believed Brady was guilty of deflating footballs … bc 95% of people root for a team not named the Patriots. For Patriots fans, men like Brady and Belichick map right on to the Godhead — the Trinity, with Belichick analogous to God the Father, Brady a Christ figure, and the Patriots as a whole as the Holy Spirit.

    Doing whatever it is we do on Sundays around the game becomes a ritual not unlike the Christian Mass. Those boneless buffalo chicken wings are like little host wafers and our Sam Adams lager the cup of wine.

  79. the patriots are living proof that talent and roster don’t always matter.

    New England would be a 6-5 team with a league average coach. Belichick has propped them up.

  80. Grumpy Santa says:
    November 24, 2019 at 10:29 pm
    “When was the last time the Patriots lost to the same team twice in one season?”

    Was it Denver in 2006? (Reg season and playoffs)

    —-
    Giants in 2011
    Ravens in 2012 although that one has an * in my book as the GW FG was NOT made imo

  81. GoodellMustGo says:
    November 25, 2019 at 5:19 am
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    Grumpy Santa says:
    November 24, 2019 at 10:29 pm
    “When was the last time the Patriots lost to the same team twice in one season?”

    Was it Denver in 2006? (Reg season and playoffs)

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    Giants in 2011
    Ravens in 2012 although that one has an * in my book as the GW FG was NOT made imo
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    Hit enter too soon.

    Also Broncos in 2015.

    The more interesting stat though which doesn’t bode well for the Ravens in a rematch is the Patriots in the BB/Brady era are undefeated in season rematches against teams that blew them out in the first game. 🙂 Such as Bills in 2003, Pitt in 2004 and Miami in 2008.

  82. Impressive. 140 posts as I write this because the Pats are 10-1, and I would not be surprised if the majority are from the Pats envying crowd whining about the Pats being 10-1. In fact, I would be surprised if that was not the case.

    I think I write for all Pats fans when I write that it gives us great joy as we reach the holiday season that the Pats being 10-1 is making so many Pats enviers miserable. On behalf of all my fellow Pats fans I want to wish all the many Pats enviers on this site, a Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Chanukah, Happy Festivus, Happy Kwanzaa, and a Merry Christmas.

    God Bless!

  83. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:34 pm
    Tell me this: then why do they typically lose at least one divisional game and why is their winning percentage outside the division almost identical to within the division?

    As a bonus question, what two teams have been as bad as the Bengals and Browns over the past decade?

    ———————-

    Bengals have been a playoff team and Division winner multiple times the past decade. The AFC North is historically a brutal division to play in.

    Pick another Division to “debunk” the fact that the AFC East is historically not competitive.

    Patriots vs the Big bad AFC North Since 2001

    31-10

    That included 12-4 vs the Steelers regular season and playoffs
    9-4 vs the ravens regular season and playoffs
    5-1 vs the bengals
    5-1 bs the browns

    But yeah IF they play in that division it would be worse.
    riiiiiiiiiight. Eye roll 🙄

    What team are you taking out to put the Patriots in?

  84. patriotmaleorgy says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:57 pm
    streetyson says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:46 pm
    It WAS tripping, as Periera pointed out. 72 put his leg out to trip while the rushing defender was being tackled by by 70. Ticky tacky? Maybe, often missed? Sure. Tripping? 100
    ———————-
    This is why no one listens to Patriot fans about anything. This is why they are Patriot fans. Belichick could be caught cheating red handed, like in the past, and they still claim he’s no a cheater. Only certain types of people are dumb enough to not see these thing n they are called “Patriot fans”.

    ———————
    If in response to his hard facts all you can do is “&$#@, Patriots fans” then obviously there is no response to his facts. Nobody cheated, nobody got robbed. Football got played, better team won.

  85. Tripping doesn’t have to be “ankle to ankle”. By rule, sticking your leg out to slow a player is tripping. The second one – definitely, the first, hard to tell in slow mo, but it was the first quarter, so quit whining. The #1 offense mustered 3 field goals. The team’s #1 receiver had zero catches. Two calls didn’t cause that.

  86. Bellichick is the real Goat, hes found a way to win with a game manager at qb. When the pats make it to the super bowl, it will be a massive, trent dilfer-esque victory!

  87. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:34 pm
    Tell me this: then why do they typically lose at least one divisional game and why is their winning percentage outside the division almost identical to within the division?

    As a bonus question, what two teams have been as bad as the Bengals and Browns over the past decade?

    ———————-

    Bengals have been a playoff team and Division winner multiple times the past decade. The AFC North is historically a brutal division to play in.

    Pick another Division to “debunk” the fact that the AFC East is historically not competitive.

    ——
    No reason to believe the Patriots dominance would be anything less than it is if they were an AFC North team.

  88. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:08 pm
    Crying Pats fans, if your division was competitive, you wouldn’t win it every single season. The AFC East has been historically bad over the past 20 years.

    The Ravens have had to contend with the Steelers and Bengals who have been playoff / Super Bowl contenders for the past decade.. The Steelers even longer having the same number of super bowl championships as the patriots.

    Admit it, you’re gifted your division every season. PERIOD.

    But you all know too well it’s not so easy vs Baltimore.

    See you in Foxboro in the playoffs.

    CANT WAIT

    ———————-

    Crying Ravens fan….Patriots are 10-1, nobody is crying about that.

  89. carloswlassiter says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    So the absurd gift call stopping the clock with 1 second left and giving the Cowboys one more play at the end – was that also to help NE?
    —————————————————–

    I was actually okay with that ‘1 second’ controversy. There were five seconds left in the game, not two as some have surmised, when the ball was snapped, and Brady only took one or two steps back before throwing the ball out of bounds, so it was somewhat like a field goal attempt which is supposed to run no more than four seconds off the clock. I think Brady should have taken a five-step drop before throwing it out of bounds, and that woulda/shoulda ticked off all five seconds.

  90. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:08 pm
    Crying Pats fans, if your division was competitive, you wouldn’t win it every single season. The AFC East has been historically bad over the past 20 years.

    The Ravens have had to contend with the Steelers and Bengals who have been playoff / Super Bowl contenders for the past decade.. The Steelers even longer having the same number of super bowl championships as the patriots.

    ——————————-
    So youbare counting the entire past decade to rate the Patriots difficulty of schedule for this year? Sure. Then if we can count the past decade the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets have all bern playoff teams during that time. They gave also been strong enough to beat the Ravens over that time frame. So yeah, 10 years. Lets do that.

  91. Bengals have been a playoff team and Division winner multiple times the past decade. The AFC North is historically a brutal division to play in.

    Pick another Division to “debunk” the fact that the AFC East is historically not competitive.
    ________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Just out of curiosity, what is the Pats record vs the AFC North over say the last 20 years?

  92. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 25, 2019 at 8:47 am
    Patriots homers bragging about barely beating the Cowboys.
    ——————————

    Actually they appear to be enjoying 10-1 more than they are excited about beating the Cowboys. But considering that these were the games the Patriots were “going to get their fraud schedule exposed” why the sudden change of tune? This was one of the games you have been pointing to where they would have to face a tough team and you were predicting their demise. So now why can’t you just be proud of them for exceeding your expectations like they did? Whats different today that was not true leading up to today?

  93. Was it tripping by definition of the rule book? Yes…is tripping a penalty? Yes..Does tripping of that nature ever get called in a game? No… Was it a blatant trip? No.. did that penalty cause the Cowboys to lose the game? No.. did that penalty take the final opportunity away from the cowboys to try to win the game? Yes..
    Are the Cowboys a good enough team to beat the Patriots? No
    Is BB the best prepared HC ever? Yes
    Let’s face it, the Patriots do get favorable calls all the time and never ever do they get a holding penalty called against them. They are masters at blocking and never hold even when Brady drops back to pass 45 times in a game. They are that good that they never hold as a OL right? Hahahaha
    Pats vs Ravens AFCCG gonna be good

  94. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 25, 2019 at 8:47 am
    Patriots homers bragging about barely beating the Cowboys.

    ———-

    I seem to remember you claiming the Cowboys would crush the Patriots. Remember that?

  95. While its been proven over and over again that Dallas can only beat losing teams!!!! They come with excuses when they lose to a good team!!!!

  96. Tee hee 🙂 Getting right in Patriot Hater’s grill and running my mouth never gets boring! I love kicking them while they’re down. 🙂 Tee hee

  97. whywerule says:
    November 25, 2019 at 7:26 am
    carloswlassiter says:
    November 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    So the absurd gift call stopping the clock with 1 second left and giving the Cowboys one more play at the end – was that also to help NE?
    —————————————————–

    I was actually okay with that ‘1 second’ controversy. There were five seconds left in the game, not two as some have surmised, when the ball was snapped, and Brady only took one or two steps back before throwing the ball out of bounds, so it was somewhat like a field goal attempt which is supposed to run no more than four seconds off the clock. I think Brady should have taken a five-step drop before throwing it out of bounds, and that woulda/shoulda ticked off all five seconds.

    ————————
    I was curious so I rewatched the gave (I DVR them all because its fun to replay stuff later) and you are right, they slapped three extra seconds on the clock before the play started. I then backed up to see where they got those and yeah, it should have showed 5 seconds left all along. But then they should have clarified that they were doing that because pretty much nobody, not players, not either sideline, and not even announcers, knew about it. You can rest assured that had Brady known he had to kill 5 seconds instead of two he would have done that. All he would need to do is backpedal more and roll out a few steps before throwing it away. With no need to get a yardage gain out of the play it would be easy to stay away from defenders for three extra seconds.

    Yeah, its over, and was not a factor in the game outcome. But still it was not handled well.

  98. usdcoyotesfan says:
    November 25, 2019 at 1:03 am
    Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT.

    You can’t change my mind

    ——

    That was some game he had last night…..100 yards ?

  99. Here in Pittsburgh, Steeler’s fans are happy that Tomlin has never had a losing season. How the mighty have fallen here in the Burgh.

  100. uliehashtagbest says:
    November 25, 2019 at 7:15 am
    Bellichick is the real Goat, hes found a way to win with a game manager at qb. When the pats make it to the super bowl, it will be a massive, trent dilfer-esque victory!

    ——

    I’m petty sure Kraft, Belichick, Brady, the entire team and their fans will be perfectly happy with that

  101. I didn’t see the first tripping call, but the call against Frederick was correct. Frederick lifted his leg and swing it around as he was being beaten. It was extended out from his hip and was not planted on the ground.

  102. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 25, 2019 at 8:47 am
    Patriots homers bragging about barely beating the Cowboys.
    —————————————————————

    This Pats fan is just here to enjoy the whining. Overall the tears have been kind of disappointing this season but every once in while they still rise to the occasion. For instance, the salinity of this batch is definitely getting there. In the spirit of Thanksgiving I’d just like to thank your particular sock puppet drawer for it’s contributions. What they lack in originality and quality they almost make up for in volume.

  103. terripet says:

    November 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    Fake calls on Dallas. Hard to beat the cheaters n refs at home

    =====================================================

    Guess you missed the obvious missed call PI on Jakobi Myers or Dallas getting a gift final play. Calls evened out, and first tripping call was definitely correct.

  104. November 25, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Tripping doesn’t have to be “ankle to ankle”. By rule, sticking your leg out to slow a player is tripping. The second one – definitely, the first, hard to tell in slow mo, but it was the first quarter, so quit whining. The #1 offense mustered 3 field goals. The team’s #1 receiver had zero catches. Two calls didn’t cause that.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    If you review the first call you will see Hightower getting a fragrant knee to the nuts which brought the call.

  105. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:08 pm
    Crying Pats fans, if your division was competitive, you wouldn’t win it every single season. The AFC East has been historically bad over the past 20 years.

    The Ravens have had to contend with the Steelers and Bengals who have been playoff / Super Bowl contenders for the past decade.. The Steelers even longer having the same number of super bowl championships as the patriots.

    Admit it, you’re gifted your division every season. PERIOD.

    But you all know too well it’s not so easy vs Baltimore.

    See you in Foxboro in the playoffs.

    CANT WAIT

    ============================

    Pats just swept their NFC opponents for the 6th time in last 15 years. And the Pat in and out of division schedule winning pct is almost identical. And that is with a perennial 1st place out of division schedule.

  106. joker65 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 9:38 am
    usdcoyotesfan says:
    November 25, 2019 at 1:03 am
    Aaron Rodgers is the GOAT.

    You can’t change my mind

    ——

    That was some game he had last night…..100 yards ?

    —-
    On 30 attempts!

  107. Funny to read all the haters comments on Pats getting win because of refs. They’re were at least three pi calls that the Pats should of got auto first downs on and no calls were made. I too thought the tripping calls were bull but what was more bull was the offensive game called my the Cowboys. Add that this Patriots D is for real. Gilmore is by far the best cb in the league this season and it’s not even close. This Pats d doesn’t have all the flashy first round picks you keep hearing about on the Niners but they can match up and stop you in many different ways. This offense is only going to get better in the last five weeks of the regular season. So, haters keep on hating as it might not end to your liking. Lol

  108. rogergoodellmyhero says:
    November 25, 2019 at 8:47 am
    Patriots homers bragging about barely beating the Cowboys.
    —–
    No, we’re bragging about being the Greatest Dynasty this league has seen or will ever seen, as we should.
    Don’t be sad 🙂 We don’t look down on you because we’re arrogant or anything like that. We look down on you because we really ARE better than you at everything! It really is that simple. Not personal. 😀

  109. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:08 pm
    Crying Pats fans, if your division was competitive, you wouldn’t win it every single season. The AFC East has been historically bad over the past 20 years.

    The Ravens have had to contend with the Steelers and Bengals who have been playoff / Super Bowl contenders for the past decade.. The Steelers even longer having the same number of super bowl championships as the patriots.

    Admit it, you’re gifted your division every season. PERIOD.

    But you all know too well it’s not so easy vs Baltimore.

    See you in Foxboro in the playoffs.

    CANT WAIT
    ——————-

    Would love to be gifted the AFCN. The Pats own that division.

  110. Chill_Donahue says:
    November 25, 2019 at 10:17 am
    ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:08 pm
    Crying Pats fans, if your division was competitive, you wouldn’t win it every single season. The AFC East has been historically bad over the past 20 years

    ——

    With the Pats win % in the AFC North statistically in the same ballpark over 20 years, the same result would happen. What, not a big enough sample size for you?

  111. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:34 pm
    […] The AFC North is historically a brutal division to play in.

    LOL. AFC North is absolutely not a “brutal” division to play in. It’s had ONE good team over the time the division has existed — the Steelers. 2002-2018 Ravens have won only 57% of their games since the AFC North was created. Some times that one good team is not quite as good as it was in other years over this stretch. The Steelers haven’t dominated that division as much as the Patriots have dominated the East because while the Steelers are the only good team over that extended period, they are nowhere near as good as the Patriots over that period. It’s been noted so many other places, the Patriots record OUTSIDE of their division is as good if not better than their record within the division. If the Patriots’ awesome record was all due to their division being too easy, they wouldn’t have all those playoff wins and they wouldn’t have WON SIX SUPER BOWLS.

  112. steelcurtainn says:
    November 25, 2019 at 10:12 am
    New Englands going nowhere.

    ——–

    Well unlike your Steelers and my Dolphins, it looks like they are going to the playoffs…..again. And they have already won more games than both our teams combined

  113. The Refs trolled the Patriots on their last play, only ONE second elapsed?
    Just a reminder from the NFL officials”
    “WE are in control, NOT YOU!”

  114. These Ravens fans are intolerable. Once the playoffs start no matter what the seedings are, TB12 and BB are the team to beat. Period.
    I think after that, I’d have the Niners next, then KC and Seattle. then the Saints and Baltimore. Ravens fans will get what you ask for: a “revolutionary” running QB with poor throwing mechanics who will be forced to make multiple big throws in tight windows in poor weather. That’s why you are nowhere close to a top seed.

  115. SWFLPC.INC says:
    November 25, 2019 at 9:07 am
    I seem to remember you claiming the Cowboys would crush the Patriots. Remember that?
    —————————-
    Show evidence to your claim. I never said that and you’re just making up things, it’s the Patriot way.

  116. Patriots fans sure forget the beatdown they received from the Ravens. That defense sure looked lost when you play an actual talented offense. Let’s not forget to intentionally injured Josh Allen because he was putting together a nice drive to win the game.

  117. Last time the Patriots played the Texans they were gifted a TD when replay showed Cooks didn’t have possession of the ball while falling down. And the Patriots homers say they the refs and the NFL hate them……

  118. Here We Go Again delusional Patriot fans coming out of the woodwork. Completely blind to the farce that’s going on in Foxboro. You would be crying in your towel if those ridiculous tripping calls were called against the Patriots who by the way should lead the league and holding but never gets called. Good almost go you’re a real piece of work take your blinders off. Fake news. CNN.. Patriots are not winning a Superbowl without offense. You can think what you like it’s not happening

  119. “Wtf was Lawrence doing helping up Brady after hitting him. You never help up a guy you hitWtf was Lawrence doing helping up Brady after hitting him. You never help up a guy you hit”

    Um, its called good sportsmanship and very often you see a player of one team help one on the other team up.

  120. observantfan says:
    November 25, 2019 at 12:23 pm
    Here We Go Again delusional Patriot fans coming out of the woodwork. Completely blind to the farce that’s going on in Foxboro. You would be crying in your towel if those ridiculous tripping calls were called against the Patriots who by the way should lead the league and holding but never gets called. Good almost go you’re a real piece of work take your blinders off. Fake news. CNN.. Patriots are not winning a Superbowl without offense. You can think what you like it’s not happening

    —-
    My my 🙂 Patriot Hater is SO ANGRY these days 😀 I wonder why?

    Tee hee!

  121. ravensdominate1 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 11:34 pm
    […] The AFC North is historically a brutal division to play in.


    The above is accurate if you take away the last 3 words. The AFC North is a crap division that is fortunate they only play against the Patriots once every 4 years.

  122. it was tripping , but that rarely gets called. I hadn’t seen a tripping call forever, yet I saw 2 in Dallas game and one in the eagles game yesterday..maybe refs were told by New York to pay special attention to tripping…

  123. “Patriots fans sure forget the beatdown they received from the Ravens”

    To the contrary, actually. What we do up here better than any other team is recognize it, analyze it, acknowledge what needs to be different, and adjust so that when the real games come, there’s a victory for the record books.

    Enjoy your mid-season Super Bowl win. It’s all you’ll be left with. no one will remember it.

  124. 17 straight 10+ win seasons just amazing! I see why everyone is so jealous they wish their team could accomplish such things 🤔😉

  125. 17 years of 10 wins or more; that is just incredible in the modern NFL era. I hate the Patriots, not as much as the Packers, but clearly they have been the best organization in the NFL over the past 2 decades, impressive.

  126. if anyone actually knows the rule then they’d know – the call was CORRECT!
    Dont let the old rule book interfere with your insecurities ppl! LOL
    Patriots are awesome

  127. Using your leg to hinder a player is “tripping” – i.e., sticking your knee out. Doesn’t have to be ankle to ankle. Good calls.

  128. davebarnes21 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 2:22 pm
    if anyone actually knows the rule then they’d know – the call was CORRECT!
    Dont let the old rule book interfere with your insecurities ppl! LOL
    Patriots are awesome

    ——————-

    “Study the rule book” — words the rest of the league should take to heart.

  129. Maybe one of Dallas’s previous opponents complained to the league about lots of tripping and this was payback. (you know… like one team complaining about the feel of their opponents footballs to the league…)

  130. 207 national comments already about a routine November Patriots home victory here in 2019.

    I wonder which team in the NFL is the one to beat?

  131. rogergoodellmyhero says:

    November 25, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Last time the Patriots played the Texans they were gifted a TD when replay showed Cooks didn’t have possession of the ball while falling down. And the Patriots homers say they the refs and the NFL hate them……

    =======

    Cooks caught it. Clement did not. facts

  132. tatupu2collins says:
    November 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm
    davebarnes21 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 2:22 pm
    if anyone actually knows the rule then they’d know – the call was CORRECT!
    Dont let the old rule book interfere with your insecurities ppl! LOL
    Patriots are awesome

    ——————-

    “Study the rule book” — words the rest of the league should take to heart.

    ————–

    Actually the NFL has come out and said neither were tripping so….. Now what?

    Maybe people are upset because they do know the rule book.

  133. ahzroc says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:20 am
    The Refs trolled the Patriots on their last play, only ONE second elapsed?
    Just a reminder from the NFL officials”
    “WE are in control, NOT YOU!”
    ——

    What are you talking about? 4 second rolled off. The play started with 5.

  134. There’s nothing about the 2 (bad) tripping penalties that caused Cooper to not catch the ball on 4th down. Or the interception from Gilmore. Or the blocked punt by Slater. Or the horrendous coaching decisions that cost them valuable field position at the end of the game. The only reason why fans insist those penalties were “critical” is because they refuse to reflect on all the other mistakes that led up to those calls being “important.

    The calls were horrible. But that isn’t why they lost.

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