Most of the talk surrounding the New England Patriots yesterday centered around J.C. Jackson. As covered on PFN, Jackson will be inactive for this weekend’s game. The cornerback will not even make the trip, as the Patriots hope this will help him regain his focus on football, according to reports from NFL Network. Jackson was listed as a DNP for Wednesday’s practice, though he was not the only one.
Trent Brown, who sat out the Commanders game with ankle/knee injuries was also a DNP. Brown was listed as being out for “personal reasons/ankle” but unlike with Jackson, it is unclear what Brown’s personal issues were.
Also revealed yesterday after the J.C. Jackson news broke was that fellow CB Jack Jones had also missed curfew at the team hotel on Saturday. Jack Jones, like Jackson, began the game on the sideline, though Bill Belichick provided no explanation at the time and said it was not for disciplinary reasons.
On a positive note for the Patriots, they will be traveling far away from their critics today. The team is set to take flight for Germany. They will face the Indianapolis Colts in Frankfurt in Sunday.
Also in today’s Patriots Daily: Kyle Brandt disses the Dolphins; Robert Saleh stands up for Zach Wilson; and more…
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AFC East News
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Dolphin Nation – Kyle Brandt rips Miami Dolphins, calls them the Dallas Cowboys of the AFC
NFL.com – New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh says it’s lazy to blame New York Jets offense on Zach Wilson
NFL.com– Lamar Jackson says Baltimore Ravens defense has no weaknesses
CBS Sports – Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray set to return
Yardbarker – Tyson Bagent to get another start at QB for the Chicago Bears
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Fun Fact of the Day
Since the NFL moved to 32 teams in 2002, only three franchises have not started a season 2-7 or worse: Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, and Pittsburgh Steelers. The New England Patriots were knocked off of the list last weekend.
Tweet of the Day
Today’s Tweet of the Day comes from Arjun Menon, who posted the NFL defenses that have been most successful at forcing three-and-outs this season. The 2-7 New England Patriots rank among the most elite defenses in the league in this regard…
How often defenses have forced 3 and outs this season pic.twitter.com/rIRYLBrINp
— Arjun Menon (@arjunmenon100) November 7, 2023