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Belichick says a little bit more about Sunday’s loss (but nothing about Dion Lewis)

On Sunday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn’t have much to say about the 34-10 loss to the Titans. On Monday, Belichick had a little more to say. Strangely, he had nothing to say about the comments from former Patriots running back Dion Lewis, who had the line of the day — and who also said [more]

Will other teams do to the Patriots what the Titans did to the Patriots?

From time to time over the years, NFL teams have illustrated the blueprint for beating the Patriots. Most recently, the Titans have done it. So will other teams try to do what the Patriots have done? It’s a topic that was discussed on Sunday by Rodney Harrison, Tony Dungy, Mike Tirico, and yours truly from [more]

AFC playoff picture: Patriots take a step back

We’re so accustomed to the Patriots having a bye week in the AFC playoffs that it’s a little shocking to look at the standings right now and realize that this year, it might not happen. Although New England is still the overwhelming favorite to win the AFC East, the results of this week’s games show [more]

Kevin Byard wants Titans to avoid getting “caught up in the excitement”

The Titans handed the Patriots an emphatic beating on Sunday in a 34-10 victory that led linebacker Rashaan Evans to say that the team “took it to the next level.” It’s the Titans’ second win over a team from last year’s Super Bowl and one of Evans’ defensive teammates wants to be sure that the [more]

Mike Vrabel emphasized physicality, adjustments to the Titans

Titans coach Mike Vrabel knows a thing or two about how the Patriots do business. And Vrabel used that knowledge to get the most out of his players when the time came to face the Patriots on Sunday. “The biggest thing I told them is that we have to be more physical than the Patriots [more]

Julian Edelman apologizes to Patriots fans

Julian Edelman left early for the locker room after injuring his ankle, but he did return to the sideline before the end to witness the ugliness. Not as many of the thousands of Patriots fans who made the trip to Nashville stayed that long. The Titans were the better team Sunday, dominating from start to [more]

Bill Belichick: Not much to say, everything was a problem today

Patriots coach Bill Belichick is on to a bye week after Sunday’s 34-10 loss to the Titans and he didn’t have much interest in breaking down what went wrong after the game. Belichick opened his press conference by saying “there’s really not too much to say” because the Titans were the better team in every [more]

Dion Lewis unloads on “cheap” Patriots

It’s not personal. It’s only business. Except when it’s personal. For former Patriots running back Dion Lewis, it was definitely personal when it was time to host his old team on Sunday. “Hell yeah it’s personal,” Lewis said after the game, via Mike Giardi of NFL Network. “That’s what happens when you go cheap. You [more]

Marcus Mariota, Titans cruise past Patriots 34-10

The Titans hadn’t beaten the Patriots since 2002. They didn’t just beat New England on Sunday. They dominated. With a coach who played linebacker for Bill Belichick and a number of players who played in New England, the Titans’ 34-10 victory surely was extra special. It ended the Patriots’ six-game winning streak and got Titans [more]

Julian Edelman leaves for locker room with ankle injury

The Patriots began the day without tight end Rob Gronkowski, who missed his second consecutive game with ankle and back injuries. They now are without receiver Julian Edelman. Edelman left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. He made nine catches for 104 yards and threw a pass for a 6-yard completion to Tom [more]

Titans shredding Patriots, up 24-10

Bill Belichick lost to his former defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia, 26-10 earlier this season. He trails his former linebacker, Mike Vrabel, 24-10 at halftime today. The Patriots have not lost since the Sept. 23 game in Detroit, winning six in a row. But they are in danger of picking up their third loss of the [more]

Patriots cut deficit to 17-10

Fantasy players probably won’t react with excitement about who scored for New England, but the Patriots and their fans will take the points any way they can get them. James Develin scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 12:49 remaining in the second quarter. It cut the Patriots’ deficit to 17-10. Tom Brady has completed [more]

Marcus Mariota throws second TD pass in first quarter

What’s up with Marcus Mariota and the Titans? The Titans quarterback threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over the Cowboys on Monday night. He has 77 yards and two touchdowns after two possessions today against the Patriots. Tennessee leads 14-3. Mariota, his elbow now completely healthy, is 5-of-8. Corey Davis caught [more]

Titans lead Patriots 7-3 on Jonnu Smith touchdown

The Titans scored only their second first possession touchdown of the season. They did it in impressive fashion. Darius Jennings got Tennessee started off right, with a 58-yard kickoff return to the New England 40. It took seven plays for the Titans to to the rest of the way. Marcus Mariota completed 2 of 3 [more]

Rob Gronkowski won’t play on Sunday

The Patriots will play without tight end Rob Gronkowski for the second straight week. Gronkowski was listed as questionable due to ankle and back injuries on Friday and a report on Saturday indicated he would sit out against the Titans. That report was cast in some doubt when Gronkowski traveled with the team to Nashville, [more]

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