It’s hard to tell if playing a Monday Night Football game was something on Mac Jones’ bucket list as a pro. But after checking off other notable items such as a Sunday nighter against the reigning Super Bowl Champion Buccaneers, an overtime duel against Dak Prescott and America’s team, a Thursday night contest in Atlanta,…Mac Jones is pumped up about his first Monday Night Football game in Buffalo — Boston Herald
This was the master vs. the star pupil. It was the Karate Kid’s Mr. Miyagi and his protege Daniel, squared off on opposite sides. Everyone in New England and beyond wanted to know if Tom Brady could outwit Bill Belichick, using all the lessons learned from spending two decades with the greatest and wisest teacher…Guregian: Belichick-Brady duel lives up to the hype, and then some — Boston Herald
FOXBORO — The space between the Patriots’ backs and the wall just grew a little wider. Unleashing all their recent frustrations, the Pats ran the ball straight down the Ravens’ throat and pulled out a 23-17 rain-drenched win Sunday night. The Pats physically overwhelmed the league’s No. 1 defense for much of the game, riding Damien…Cam Newton, Patriots cling to 23-17 win over Ravens — Boston Herald
On the 15-yard line at the east end of Bills Stadium, the Patriots’ highest hopes for the 2020 season died Sunday. Buffalo defensive tackle Justin Zimmer punched them dead, knocking the ball free from Cam Newton’s extended right hand with 33 seconds remaining. Together, they watched it bounce into the arms of safety Dean Marlowe…Cam Newton fumbles away 24-21 loss at Buffalo, Patriots lose fourth straight — Boston Herald
That turned sour awfully quickly for the Patriots after a failed onside kick. Bill Belichick was asked about his call after the loss.Bill Belichick Explains Onside Kick Decision In Buffalo — CBS Boston
This much is certain: the Patriots defense cannot have a repeat of last week’s effort against the 49ers. That kind of clunker clearly won’t cut it against the Bills, or anyone else. During the Week 7 loss, Jimmy Garoppolo & Co. stomped all over the Patriots, who allowed a season-high 467 yards. The Niners ran…How the Patriots defense can rebound against Josh Allen and the Bills — Boston Herald
Sign In It might not be overstating it to say the New England Patriots’ upcoming game might be the most important Week 8 contest for the franchise in decades — if not ever. The Patriots have lost three straight games leading up to their matchup Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. With a loss, the Patriots…Is Cam Newton Playing For His Career In Patriots-Bills? Ex-NFL GM Believes So — NESN.com
Of all the recent lessons Cam Newton has learned in New England, the toughest has come these past few weeks. When Pats have played poorly, he’s played worse, and together they’ve stumbled to a 2-4 record that would’ve stunned preseason prognosticators. On Thursday, Newton summed the lesson up rather succinctly. “Losing is not acceptable in…Cam Newton: I need to pick my expletive up — Boston Herald
Fred Warner flipped his body sideways as he shuffled and spied Cam Newton. Then, in a flash, Warner coyly retreated into coverage, and, voila, the 49ers’ star linebacker came through with a shoe-string interception. At that point, the 49ers lead just 10-3, and, at that point, the New England Patriots showed just how little a…49ers 33, Patriots 6: Jeff Wilson scores thrice before injury, Fred Warner leads dominant defense — Times-Standard
Cam Newton admitted that the last two weeks since testing positive for COVID-19 has “without a doubt” been the strangest stretch of his career, and he still doesn’t know how he contracted the virus. The Patriots quarterback, who returned in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos, opened up about his experience with COVID-19 during his weekly…Patriots QB Cam Newton opens up about COVID-19 experience and ‘worst nightmare’ — Boston Herald
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee will not be returning to the team’s facility Wednesday after two more players tested positive amid the NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. In Foxborough, Massachusetts, the New England Patriots have canceled their Wednesday practice amid that a third player – reigning NFL…NFL hit with more COVID positives in Tennessee, New England — Press Telegram
With quarterbacks from both teams testing positive for COVID-19, the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs both closed their team facilities on Saturday, according to multiple reports. They will not reopen until Monday at the earliest, per a report from Albert Breer of The MMQB. The Patriots and Chiefs were scheduled to play Sunday […]NFL Rumors: Patriots, Chiefs Close Facilities After Positive COVID Tests — NESN.com
With quarterbacks from both teams testing positive for COVID-19, the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs both closed their team facilities on Saturday, according to multiple reports.
They will not reopen until Monday at the earliest, per a report from Albert Breer of The MMQB.
Per sources, both the Chiefs’ and Patriots’ facilities will be closed both today AND tomorrow. More coming in a story that’s posting shortly, but that narrows the window to play the game in Week 4.
If they play it, that’s why it’ll almost certainly be Tuesday.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 3, 2020
The Patriots and Chiefs were scheduled to play Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium, but the game was postponed Saturday after New England starter Cam Newton and Kansas City practice squadder Jordan Ta’amu both tested positive for the coronavirus.
The NFL has yet to set a new date/time for kickoff, saying only that the game would be “rescheduled to Monday or Tuesday.”
A source confirmed Newton’s positive test to NESN.com’s Doug Kyed. Ta’amu’s was first reported by NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo.
The Patriots released a statement Saturday announcing a player on their roster had tested positive late Friday night.
“The player immediately entered self-quarantine,” the statement read. “Several additional players, coaches and staff who have been in close contact with the player received point of care tests (Saturday) morning and all were negative for COVID-19.”
Patriots-Chiefs was the second NFL game to be postponed this week. The Tennessee Titans’ matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers was moved to Week 7 after a fifth Titans player tested positive.
As of Saturday afternoon, 16 members of the Titans organization reportedly had tested positive, including eight players.