After yesterday’s 21-17 loss saw the New England Patriots fall to 1-5 on the season, there were plenty of people with plenty to say. This included Las Vegas Raiders DL Adam Butler feeling disrespected that Bill Belichick didn’t acknowledge the former Patriots player after the game.
Also, a plethora of injuries in the NFL, including 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey, Bears QB Justin Fields, and former Patriots RB Damien Harris being taken off the field by ambulance on Sunday Night Football.
All of that and more in today’s edition of Patriots Daily…
Patriots Football Now
PFN – Too many mistakes lead to third straight Patriots loss
PFN – Jakobi Meyers was a free agent and he signed with the Raiders
PFN+ – 2024 NFL Draft Preview: Wide Receivers
New England Patriots
NFL.com – QB Mac Jones expected to be on short leash vs. Raiders
Fox Sports – Late two points on Raiders safety costs New England Patriots bettors
Yahoo! Sports– Raiders Adam Butler says Bill Belichick disrespected him after the game
The Sporting News – Belichick tosses tablet in frustration
AFC East News
ESPN – Buffalo Bills RB Damien Harris taken to hospital with neck injury
CBS Sports – Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill expects another fine after touchdown celebration
Jets Wire – New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh says the jets have embarrassed the QBs they’ve faced in 2023
NFL.com – 49ers RB Christian McCaffrey suffers oblique injury
USA Today – No undefeated NFL teams remaining in 2023
CBS Sports – Bears QB Justin Fields has dislocated thumb
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Fun Fact of the Day
The New England record of 1-5 does not completely eliminate their NFL Playoffs hopes. Since the 1970 AFL/NFL merger, three teams have started a season with only one win through six games but gone on to reach the postseason:
- 1970 Cincinnati Bengals (1-5 -> 8-6)
- 2015 Kansas City Chiefs (1-5 -> 11-5)
- 2018 Indianapolis Colts (1-5 -> 10-6)
Tweet of the Day
Today’s PFN Tweet of the Day comes from Mark Piselli (@MarkPiselli13) because after another New England Patriots loss, a little perspective is a great coping mechanism…
It took over two decades for the Patriots to put a product on the field that’s legitimately bad. In today’s NFL, that’s ludicrous. It will likely lead to them taking another crack at finding their next franchise QB. I’m not gonna get down about it. We’ve been spoiled.
— Mark (@MarkPiselli13) October 16, 2023