New England Patriots get ready to play the Washington Commanders this afternoon. The teams enter the game as 28 and 24 respectively in the latest NFL Power Rankings on PFN, so not necessarily the marquee matchup of Week 9. But it is an important game for both teams as they attempt to either head toward the top of the 2024 NFL Draft, or prove they plan to compete in 2023.
The inactive list for the Patriots is eagerly anticipated. Ten players are listed as questionable: DL Christian Barmore (knee), LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (knee), TE Pharaoh Brown (back), OT Trent Brown (ankle/knee), DT Davon Godchaux (illness), CB Jonathan Jones (knee), OT Vederian Lowe (ankle), WR Tyquan Thornton (foot), LB Josh Uche (ankle/toe), and DE Deatrich Wise (shoulder).
New England is hoping to help Commanders QB break a record. The NFL record for yards lost on sacks in a season is 489, set by Randall Cunningham of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1986. Through eight games in 2023, Sam Howell has lost 276 yards via sacks. This puts Howell on pace to lose 587 over the course of the season, shattering Cunningham’s record.
Also in today’s Patriots Daily: Jeremiah Pharms, Jr. long journey, Justin Poyer’s an alien, Dolphins-Chiefs in Germany, Mark Davis out $85 million, and more…
New England Patriots
Patriots Football Now – Jeremiah Pharms, Jr. added to 53-man roster after many stops
Patriots Football Now – Time to free Kayshon Boutte
PFN+ – 2024 NFL Draft Preview: Top Quarterbacks; is Caleb Williams still #1?
Patriots Football Now Poll – Did the Patriots make the right move (nothing) at the NFL Trade Deadline?
AFC East News
NFL.com – Buffalo Bills DB Justin Poyer believes he’s an alien
NFL.com – Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs in Germany; watch live!
Gang Green Nation – New York Jets QB Zach Wilson needs a fast start vs. Chargers
ESPN – Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford unlikely to play today
Yahoo! Sports– Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis to lose $85 million with firings
AZCardinals.com – QB Clayton Tune to get first career start for Arizona Cardinals
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Fun Fact of the Day
New England Patriots are currently 2-6. Three teams have started 2-6 in NFL history (since the 1970 merger) and gone on to reach the NFL Playoffs: 1970 Cincinnati Bengals, 2020 Washington Football Team, and 2022 Jacksonville Jaguars.
Tweet of the Day
Today’s Tweet of the Day comes from Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots, showing what a beautiful fall day it is to play some football!…
Game day views 🤩 pic.twitter.com/dtIxYGSxR0
— Gillette Stadium (@GilletteStadium) November 5, 2023