Patriots left to 'pick up the pieces' after 'crash landing' in 30-point loss to Bills

If Saturday night's smackdown of the New England Patriots felt unexpected and, worse, unprecedented, that's because it was. In Bill Belichick's historic 22-year reign as head coach in New England, never before had the Patriots lost by more than 19 points in the postseason. In fact, the Pats had suffered just one loss by a larger margin of deficit in the two-plus-decade tenure than their 47-17 shellacking by the Buffalo Bills -- a 31-0 loss to the Bills in Buffalo in Week 1 of the 2003 season.
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Blowout loss to Bills shows Patriots must make coaching changes

The New England Patriots haven’t had many dark days over the last few decades, but Saturday’s loss against Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills is firmly at or near the top of the list. After coming into the game with one of the league’s best defenses, Bill Belichick’s unit look like one of Allen’s old Mountain West opponents at Wyoming.

5 Patriots who won’t be back with the team next season

It was a successful season, but the New England Patriots were bounced early from the playoffs at the hands of the division-rival Buffalo Bills on Wild Card weekend. Not much that could’ve been done. This Patriots team clearly has its limitations. No rebuild happens in less than two years.
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New England Patriots Postgame Quotes 1/15

"There's finality in everything. There's just finality in the team: there's guys who will leave, there's guys who will retire, there's coaches that will leave. Whatever it may be, it's a finality. That's just part of it. It's part of this business and it makes it hard." (On what went...

Wild Card Inactives: Patriots at Bills

The New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills announce the following inactives ahead of their Wild Card Playoff game on Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Bills WAGs savor ‘Victory Sunday’ after demolishing the Patriots

Victory Sunday: Bills edition. After Buffalo demolished New England on Saturday night, 47-17, advancing to the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, the significant others of Bills players celebrated the win on social media. Hillary Trubisky, the wife of Bills backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky, posted a celebratory photo on Instagram...
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Saturday Patriots Notes: How will New England replace Jalen Mills against the Bills?

Finally, after a long year without playoff football in New England, the Patriots are back in the dance. Their wild card road game against the Buffalo Bills on Saturday has the makings of an old-fashioned rubber match that will be won in the trenches, especially with temperatures expected to be in the single digits. The Patriots will look to upset the Bills on their own turf for the second time in six weeks.

Game Notes: Patriots and Bills meet for third time in 41 days

Patriots and Bills meet for third time in 41 days. Kickoff temperature of 7 degree was third coldest game in team history. Devin McCourty makes 24th postseason start, tied for fourth-most in NFL history. Matthew Slater has the most postseason special teams tackles in team history and the most in...

5 Patriots make Pro Football Focus' highest-graded list

Pro Football Focus released a roundup of their highest-graded players for the 2021 season and the Patriots are well-represented with five players earning nods from the analytics website. Mac Jones tops the list, being named the top rookie quarterback with an overall grade of 79.3. Jones was the fifth quarterback...

Left, Then Right: For second time, Brown proving key to Patriots O-line

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – When you're the biggest – in your family, in your class, in the National Football League – you're naturally going to stand out. Being different for difference's sake is not necessarily a quality Trent Brown ever desired. It's not as though he's a conscious contrarian or rebellious spirit. Somewhat the opposite, in fact.

Bill Belichick addresses interview requests for Patriots coaching staff

Now that the offseason has officially begun for the New England Patriots, it’s time for coaches, front office members and scouts to garner interest from external teams. Some of the names thrown into open positions this offseason include Jerod Mayo, Josh McDaniels and Eliot Wolf. McDaniels hasn’t accepted any interview requests, but he’s still a popular option throughout the NFL. Mayo has drawn heavy interest from the Houston Texans and he’s set to interview with the Denver Broncos. Wolf, who is currently the director of scouting, has received interest from the Chicago Bears.

New England Patriots still have a shot to quiet the Buffalo Bills

The New England Patriots should notice what the cocky Buffalo Bills were saying after their victory over the Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Week 16 of the NFL season. It seems like the Bills felt pretty high and mighty about themselves after sneaking by the Patriots in that game. Just one or two big plays could have changed the entire game as poorly as the Pats played throughout.