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Vance Joseph: Patriots offense looks like how a defensive guy would call plays

It’s well known that Patriots offensive play caller Matt Patricia’s background is on the defensive side of the ball, but it wouldn’t be a mystery to Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph if he was flying blind into Monday night’s game.Joseph has been studying the Patriots offense as he prepares his unit for the Week 14 [more]

Week 14 NFL playoff picture: Jets-Bills, Dolphins-Chargers are big games in the AFC

The AFC West race could be over on Sunday, but the rest of the AFC playoff picture is wide open.With the Jets facing the Bills and the Dolphins facing the Chargers, there are major AFC East implications in Week 14.Here’s how the AFC playoff picture is shaping up:CURRENTLY IN 1. Bills (9-3) Major AFC East [more]

DeAndre Hopkins, Rondale Moore miss practice Thursday

The Cardinals were short a couple of receivers at Thursday’s practice.DeAndre Hopkins and Rondale Moore both sat out during the team’s first on-field work ahead of Monday night’s game against the Patriots. Hopkins has an illness and Moore missed the team’s last game before their Week 13 bye with a groin injury.There was better news [more]

Mac Jones: Patriots players all know we can play a lot better

The Patriots’ offense has been a major disappointment this season, but quarterback Mac Jones says there’s still time to turn it around.Jones said today that there’s a lot of confidence inside the locker room about how the offense will play down the stretch, starting with Monday night’s game against the Cardinals.“I think we all know [more]

PFT’s Week 13 2022 NFL awards

The stretch run is coming, one week at a time.And to cap every remaining week, we’ll have out some awards.You know the routine by now. Five winners. Plenty of other deserving finalists.Here we go.Offensive player of the week: Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.Superman has Kryptonite, and Patrick Mahomes has Joe Burrow.The Bengals quarterback now has beaten [more]

David Andrews: Season can go one way or the other, we’re committed to the right way

Frustration was the main topic of postgame comments from members of the Patriots offense after last Thursday’s loss to the Bills, but head coach Bill Belichick has made it clear that there aren’t going to be any sweeping changes to the unit with five games left on the schedule.That leaves players with the choice of [more]

Bill Belichick: DeAndre Hopkins is every bit as good as anybody I’ve ever coached against

As Bill Belichick prepares for the Patriots to face the Cardinals on Monday night, he has DeAndre Hopkins on his mind.Belichick says that Hopkins, the Cardinals’ No. 1 receiver, is as good a wide receiver as he’s seen in his coaching career.“He’s got tremendous ball skills, he catches everything, great hands,” Belichick said. “He’s never [more]

Which teams may make a claim for Baker Mayfield?

The Panthers released quarterback Baker Mayfield on Monday. All teams have until 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday to make a waivers claim for the balance of Mayfield’s contract.It’s five games, at a total financial investment of $1.349 million.There are three categories of teams that could be interested. One, teams that would want him to play [more]

NFL flexes Giants-Commanders to Sunday night in Week 15

The NFL made several announcements for the Week 15 schedule on Monday afternoon, including moving the season’s second matchup between the Giants and Commanders into a national viewing window.The Patriots and Raiders game has been flexed out of Sunday Night Football in favor of the NFC East contest. New England and Las Vegas will now [more]

Baker Mayfield’s self-bet goes belly up

We love it when a guy bets on himself. If he wins, we can applaud him. If he loses, it’s not our money.Soon-to-be-former Panthers quarterback Baker Mayfield made a huge bet on himself to facilitate a trade from Cleveland. He would have made $19.9 million with the Browns, fully guaranteed. He gave up $4.6 million [more]

Bill Belichick: “Too hard” to make major scheme changes to offense at this point

The Patriots have issues with their offense. As proven by the frustrations expressed by key players, like quarterback Mac Jones.Appearing Monday on WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show, coach Bill Belichick dismissed the possibility of making major changes to the offensive scheme in December.“I think we need to do what we’re doing better,” Belichick said, via [more]

Week 13 NFL playoff picture: Bills’ win over Patriots has AFC East implications

The Bills’ 24-10 win over the Patriots on Thursday night had significant implications in the AFC East race, and the result is not good for New England.The Patriots are all but out of the AFC East, and they look like long shots to make the playoffs as a wild card as well.Here’s how the playoff [more]

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