The New England Patriots got their roster in order for today’s game against the Colts in Frankfurt, Germany. There were two elevations from the practice squad: OT Conor McDermott and LB/ST Calvin Munson. The inactive players for today’s game are:
CB Alex Austin
LB Ja’Whaun Bentley (hamstring)
OT Trent Brown (personal/ankle)
QB Will Grier (emergency quarterback)
CB J.C. Jackson (personal)
WR DeVante Parker (concussion)
DT Sam Roberts
Bentley is the only surprise. The captain had been listed as questionable. It will be interesting to see how the Patriots fill his role, as he is not only a play caller but plays every down.
This does mean that fans hoping to see rookie WR Kayshon Boutte will get their wish today.
As for today’s score prediction, there are two averages to consider. The New England Patriots have won their international games by an average score of 38-7. The average score of the games in Germany have been 21-15. I’m splitting the difference (and rounding off):
Prediction for today’s game: New England Patriots 30, Indianapolis Colts 10
Also, in today’s Patriots Daily:
New England Patriots
Patriots Football Now – Fun Facts for the Patriots-Colts rivalry
Patriots Football Now – Where’s the line on respecting the privacy of public figures?
PFN+ – 2024 NFL Draft Preview: Ranking the Top Wide Receivers. Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. leads a great class
Patriots Football Now – Players’ Quote Room: “I’ll never get used to losing”
Patriots Football Now – Coaches’ Quote Room: “All of us have to do a better job”
AFC East News
Larry Brown Sports – Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen fined for the “weakest reason”
Dolphins Talk – Miami Dolphins mid-season report card
Pro Football Network – Was New York Jets lack of interest in Carson Wentz related to Aaron Rodgers?
Yardbarker– Anonymous Raiders reveal what lead to ‘clueless’ HC (Josh McDaniels) firing
CBS Sports – New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas arrested for throwing bricks
ESPN – Second-half predictions for the 2023 NFL season
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Fun Fact of the Day
Germany is the third non-U.S. country the New England Patriots have played in. Bill Belichick has coached 3 German players in New England. He has not coached any Patriots born in Mexico, but there were two born in England: RB Sammy Morris and OL Jermaine Eluemunor.
Tweet of the Day
Today’s Tweet of the Day comes from NFL Films. Throwback to the time Bill Belichick challenged Sebastian Vollmer to catch a punt in Patriots practice…
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) August 5, 2021