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Recent articles by Andrew:

Patriots’ Matthew Judon, Matthew Slater lead AFC positions in Pro Bowl voting

For the first time in league history, the Pro Bowl will not consist of a single football game, but rather a series of contests. The 2023 Pro Bowl Games, which will include player races, strength competitions and a 7-on-7 game between the AFC and NFC, are scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5 in Las Vegas. → Read More

Bill Belichick dodges on why he feels ‘good’ about Patriots’ offensive system

Bill Belichick was asked twice Wednesday why he feels good about the Patriots’ system. Here’s what he had to say. → Read More

Bill Belichick updates Patriots DL Christian Barmore’s injury status

Barmore will be eligible to return from injured reserve before the Pats' kickoff at Las Vegas on Dec. 18. The second-year defensive tackle had a setback last month after missing three games and was subsequently placed on IR. Asked for an update on Barmore's status during a videoconference Wednesday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick indicated a return could be imminent. → Read More

Bill Belichick: DeAndre Hopkins as good as any wide receiver I’ve coached against

After serving a six-game suspension to start the season, Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has led the NFL in targets with 64. He's caught 49 passes for 574 yards and three touchdowns. Over his career, Hopkins has never caught a touchdown versus the Patriots. During their last meeting, a 20-17 Patriots win in 2020, he finished with five catches for 55 yards. → Read More

Jakobi Meyers, Damien Harris among 9 missing at Patriots practice Tuesday

Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, running back Damien Harris, offensive tackle Trent Brown and cornerback Jalen Mills were the headliner absentees. Meyers was shaken up late in the team's 24-10 loss to Buffalo, a game Harris and Mills missed due to injury. Brown played through illness, as did right guard Mike Onwenu, who was also absent Tuesday. → Read More

NFL executive sizes up Mac Jones, Patriots’ roster: ‘There’s not a lot that scares you’

Is Mac Jones good enough to elevate the Patriots back to contention? What about his weapons and the offensive line? Does the Pats front office have a quick fix ahead this offseason? The Herald posed these questions and more to an NFL personnel executive whose team faced the Patriots this season and spoke on the condition of anonymity. → Read More

Patriots-Raiders flexed out of Sunday Night Football in Week 15

Before Monday's announcement, the Pats had been scheduled to play in primetime for four straight weeks, including next Monday's scheduled kickoff at Arizona. Pending the result of the Patriots' and Raiders' Week 14 games, their showdown could decide one team's postseason fate. → Read More

Patriots-Bills film review: Why the latest loss falls on Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia

Not the stagnant, white-bread offense that drew criticism from inside the locker room post-game. Not the defense that still cannot slow or solve Josh Allen. Not even the coaching that bumbled a critical 2-minute drill before halftime. The agony of last Thursday night starts with the Bills playing the exact game the Patriots coaching staff hoped they would play -- and winning anyway. → Read More

Bill Belichick explains Patriots’ botched 2-minute drill in 1st half against Buffalo

After burning two timeouts, the Patriots had 33 yards and 32 seconds to reach the end zone before halftime. Instead, they gained four yards and attempted a field goal. That kick, a 48-yarder, hit the crossbar with 0:10 left and the Patriots trailed 17-7 heading into the break. → Read More

Patriots QB Mac Jones explains profane reaction in viral video

In the second half of Thursday's loss, Jones exploded during an expletive-laced tirade caught on Amazon's game telecast that later went viral on social media. → Read More

Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne sounds off on struggling offense after Bills loss

Under head coach Bill Belichick and offensive play-caller Matt Patricia, the Patriots offense entered Thursday ranked 18th in scoring, 17th in yard per play and 25th by Football Outsiders' opponent-and-situation-adjusted metric DVOA. Last year, the Pats finished 7th in scoring and 9th by DVOA. → Read More

Patriots-Bills inactives: Jakobi Meyers, Trent Brown active, Jalen Mills out

Left tackle Trent Brown is active, despite dealing with an illness the team reported today. Brown and newly-signed Conor McDemott are the team's only offensive tackles available, though right guard Mike Onwenu could slide over to right tackle. If Onwenu does move, expect veteran James Ferentz to replace him on the interior. → Read More

How Bill Belichick can scheme a defensive plan to slow Josh Allen

Statistically, the Bills remain as dangerous as any offense in the NFL. But heading into Thursday's kickoff, there are weaknesses. And aside from hoping Josh Allen finally, just for once, throws them the ball like most quarterbacks are wont to to once or twice a game, the Patriots can follow a 3-point plan to an upset. → Read More

Patriots-Bills injury report: DeVante Parker upgraded, Stefon Diggs sits out practice Tuesday

The Pats also added safety Jabrill Peppers to their practice report with a new illness. Peppers, running back Damien Harris and offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn all missed practice. In Buffalo, starting left tackle Dion Dawkins remained out with an ankle injury and four of their five players dealing with illness were upgraded to full participation. → Read More

Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers expects to play Thursday against the Bills

Earlier Tuesday, Meyers told reporters his shoulder is feeling "a lot better." The 26-year-old fell hard on the Patriots' first play from scrimmage and was later ushered into the X-ray room before eventually returning to play. Meyers finished with three catches for 62 yards and entered that game leading the team in receptions. → Read More

Bill Belichick explains Devin McCourty’s rare durability ahead of 200th start

During his Tuesday morning press conference, Belichick also called McCourty "a great asset to the organization and to me personally." In New England, McCourty has become a 12-time captain, three-time Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowler. → Read More

Patriots RB Damien Harris expected to miss Thursday’s game vs. Buffalo

Harris continues to be sidelined by the thigh injury he suffered at Minnesota last week. The 25-year-old back has already missed two games this season. Overall, he's rushed for 383 yards and three touchdowns at a 4.6 yards per carry clip. → Read More

Patriots, LB Jahlani Tavai reach terms on contract extension

Tavai has started seven of 11 games for the Patriots this season and split time between inside and outside linebacker. He's recorded 38 tackles, 1.5 sacks and four quarterback hits. Tavai is also a core special teamer. → Read More

Patriots honor S Devin McCourty ahead of 200th career start Thursday night

On Monday, Patriots owner Robert Kraft stopped Devin McCourty's press conference to honor and congratulate the veteran safety ahead of his 200th career start Thursday night. At kickoff, McCourty will become the 24th player in NFL history to play 200-plus games for a single franchise and just the third Patriot after Tom Brady and captain Matthew Slater, who was also in attendance. → Read More

Patriots-Bills injury report: WR Jakobi Meyers limited Monday, 5 Bills out with illness

Only two Patriots missed practice Monday, while the Bills were sacked by a flu big. → Read More