New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th107.9 (18th)257.6 (9th)
Defense13th104.3 (9th)239.8 (17th)

Last Game

Sun, February 1
University of Phoenix Stadium
TV: NBC
New England Patriots
at
Seattle Seahawks
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Game Leaders

NE
Passing: T. Brady (37-50, 328)
Rushing: L. Blount (14-40)
Receiving: J. Edelman (9-109)

SEA
Passing: R. Wilson (12-21, 247)
Rushing: M. Lynch (24-102)
Receiving: C. Matthews (4-109)

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
L 33 - 20at MIA
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Sun Sep 14
W 30 - 7at MIN
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Sun Sep 21
W 16 - 9OAK
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Mon Sep 29
L 41 - 14at KC
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Sun Oct 5
W 43 - 17CIN
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Sun Oct 12
W 37 - 22at BUF
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Thu Oct 16
W 27 - 25NYJ
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Sun Oct 26
W 51 - 23CHI
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Sun Nov 2
W 43 - 21DEN
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Sun Nov 16
W 42 - 20at IND
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Sun Nov 23
W 34 - 9DET
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Sun Nov 30
L 26 - 21at GB
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Sun Dec 7
W 23 - 14at SD
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Sun Dec 14
W 41 - 13MIA
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Sun Dec 21
W 17 - 16at NYJ
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Sun Dec 28
L 17 - 9BUF
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Sat Jan 10
W 35 - 31BAL
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Sun Jan 18
W 45 - 7IND
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Sun Feb 1
W 28 - 24at SEA
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Standings

AFC
East
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New England12-4-04-2-0
Buffalo9-7-04-2-0
Miami8-8-03-3-0
New York4-12-01-5-0
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Patriots DT Sealver Siliga still in walking boot
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Patriots defensive tackle Sealver Siliga is still in a walking boot after undergoing surgery last season, per ESPN.

Siliga is considered to be one of the top-two options at defensive tackle for the team after the departure of Vince Wilfork. The 24-year-old started five of the seven games he played in 2014. He recorded 32 total tackles and 2.5 sacks last season.

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Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower to miss at least six months
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower is going to miss between six and seven months, according to the Boston Globe.

Hightower had surgery this February to repair a torn right labrum. The team is concerned that he might not be able to be ready for the start of the reguar season. He played through the injury for a good portion of the 2014 season prior to surgery.

The 25-year-old started all 12 games he played, collecting 89 total tackles, six sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble.

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Payton: Pass protection will be key for RB Travaris Cadet
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Saints coach Sean Payton said running back Travaris Cadet, now with the Patriots, is a "work in progress with regards to protection," reports ESPN.com. Payton noted Cadet is a converted receiver who hasn't played running back long.

"He’ll know who to have, but he just hasn’t had the snaps or the experience that so many of the other running backs have," Payton said of Cadet, who hopes to replace Shane Vereen as New England's pass-catching back.

Payton estimated Cadet was asked to pass protect only 10 to 12 times last season, the report said. But Payton believes Cadet can develop into a solid pass protector.

"He’s tough enough, he’ll know who to have, [so] that will be a technique and an ongoing skill and development [thing]," Payton said. "We felt like he definitely could become a protector because what keeps guys from being that third-down back is they don’t know who to block. That’s the first thing that keeps them from playing that position. They scan and see the guy that’s free; the problem with that is when the guy they are supposed to block doesn’t come and they’re in the backfield still and you have a flare-control issue – he’s supposed to be out in the route but he’s floating in the backfield before he leaves, it doesn’t work. So he’ll know who to block, it will just be a matter of technique.”

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Report: RT Sebastian Vollmer recovering from shoulder surgery
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Patriots starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer had surgery on his labrum following the Super Bowl, reports ESPN.com. Vollmer played through the nagging injury last season, missing only the regular-season finale when New England rested starters.

The team has not talked about Vollmer's surgery, rehab or timetable for return. But the report said there is optimism Vollmer "will be ready for action when it counts."

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Belichick: Losing Darrelle Revis 'not a big story' to Patriots
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

The Patriots lost cornerback Darrelle Revis to the division rival Jets, but Bill Belichick isn't concerned. 

Meeting the media at the NFL Owners Meetings, Belichick said, "That’s NFL free agency ... Players leave teams and go to teams in free agency every year. That’s not a big story." Per ESPN's Mike Reiss

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