New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd118.1 (10th)276.1 (2nd)
Defense28th114.8 (19th)251.2 (29th)

Last Game

Sun, February 4
U.S. Bank Stadium
TV: NBC
Philadelphia Eagles
at
New England Patriots
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Game Leaders

PHI
Passing: N. Foles (28-43, 373)
Rushing: L. Blount (14-90)
Receiving: C. Clement (4-100)

NE
Passing: T. Brady (28-48, 505)
Rushing: J. White (7-45)
Receiving: D. Amendola (8-152)

Schedule

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Thu Aug 10
L 24 - 31JAC
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Sat Aug 19
L 23 - 27@HOU
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Fri Aug 25
W 30 - 28@DET
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Thu Aug 31
L 38 - 40NYG
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Thu Sep 7
L 27 - 42KC
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Sun Sep 17
W 36 - 20@NO
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Sun Sep 24
W 36 - 33HOU
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Sun Oct 1
L 30 - 33CAR
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Thu Oct 5
W 19 - 14@TB
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Sun Oct 15
W 24 - 17@NYJ
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Sun Oct 22
W 23 - 7ATL
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Sun Oct 29
W 21 - 13LAC
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Sun Nov 12
W 41 - 16@DEN
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Sun Nov 19
W 33 - 8@OAK
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Sun Nov 26
W 35 - 17MIA
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Sun Dec 3
W 23 - 3@BUF
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Mon Dec 11
L 20 - 27@MIA
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Sun Dec 17
W 27 - 24@PIT
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Sun Dec 24
W 37 - 16BUF
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Sun Dec 31
W 26 - 6NYJ
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Sat Jan 13
W 35 - 14TEN
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Sun Jan 21
W 24 - 20JAC
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Sun Feb 4
L 33 - 41PHI
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Standings

AFC
East
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New England13-3-05-1-0
Buffalo9-7-03-3-0
Miami6-10-02-4-0
New York5-11-02-4-0
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Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: Skipping optional workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gronkowski said he doesn't plan to attend the optional portion of the Patriots' offseason program, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Gronkowski doesn't seem bothered by missing out on a $250,000 workout bonus in his contract, noting that he's currently busy working on his dirt-biking skills. He still hasn't confirmed that he'll play football in 2018, but a report from late March suggested retirement was unlikely. The 28-year-old tight end can skip team activities without incurring any fines until mandatory minicamp June 5-7. Given that he typically showed up for optional workouts in past seasons, Gronkowski's absence this year hints at some level of frustration with his contract and/or Bill Belichick.

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Patriots' Tom Brady: Expected to play in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brady is expected to play the 2018 season, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports. However, Brady and his representation would like to look into a new contract. "It's not a pressing issue," Mike Garafolo of NFL Network said Wednesday. "It's not anything that is contentious right now."

The Patriots kicked off the offseason program earlier this week, but Brady wasn't present for the first time since 2010. The action added fuel to the fire that there may be discord between the quarterback and coach Bill Belichick, perhaps stemming from Brady's relationship with body coach Alex Guerrero. With a commitment to continue his career, though, Brady may be extending an olive branch as he seeks an upgrade in his contract, which has routinely been below market value. Until he reports to New England, the storyline likely will continue to be at the forefront of the NFL.

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Patriots' Tom Brady: Hasn't made 2018 status official
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brady has not committed to playing in 2018, but he is expected to do so, ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reports.

Brady and Rob Gronkowski's absence from the start of the offseason program is the latest sign of frustration with Bill Belichick's leadership, though it still would be surprising if either superstar decides not to play in 2018. Both players have worked under contracts worth far less than their true value in recent seasons, and it's possible they're hoping for raises before reporting to the team, though Brady probably has other reasons. He hasn't missed part of the offseason program since 2010, and he's never seemed too bothered by making a bit less money than other top quarterbacks. The 40-year-old has openly discussed the idea of playing until he is 45, hoping that his work with body coach Alex Guerrero will lead to rare longevity. The strained relationship between Guerrero and Belichick seems to be part of the problem, but it'll be shocking if that's actually enough to make Brady consider retirement.

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Patriots' Tom Brady: Absent for start of workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brady is unlikely to be a regular participant in the Patriots' offseason program, Jeff Darlington of ESPN.com reports.

Brady is traveling with his family in Qatar as the Patriots begin their offseason workout program Monday. He similarly missed part of the program in 2008, 2009 and 2010, back when he spent much of his offseasons in the Los Angeles area, per Christopher Gasper of The Boston Globe. Brady's absence likely will add fuel to the rumors of discord between him and Bill Belichick, though the 40-year-old quarterback figures to join his teammates at some point in April or May. The Patriots lost left tackle Nate Solder (Giants), swing tackle Cameron Fleming (Cowboys), running back Dion Lewis (Titans) and wideouts Brandin Cooks (Rams) and Danny Amendola (Dolphins) during the offseason, while Rob Gronkowski -- who also is absent Monday -- still hasn't confirmed that he'll play another year. On the other hand, the Patriots signed Jordan Matthews (knee, ankle) and expect to get wideouts Julian Edelman and Malcolm Mitchell back from knee injuries that wiped out their entire 2017 campaigns, plus they're armed with four of the first 63 selections in the upcoming NFL Draft. Brady should still have an above-average supporting cast whenever he shows up in New England.

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Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: Not in line to attend Monday's workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gronkowski is not in line to attend the start of the Patriots' offseason program, which opens Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Per the report, Gronkowski is still mulling his playing status for the upcoming season, with Schefter relaying that the tight end and the Patriots have had "good communication". As Mike Reiss of ESPN.com points out, Monday's activities are voluntary, but it is worth noting that Gronkowski has a $250,000 workout bonus built into his contract, which is paid based on him attending a certain percentage of workouts, according to Reiss. Ultimately, we'd be very surprised if Gronkowski didn't play this season, but until that's confirmed his status will be worth monitoring. Moreover, it wouldn't be surprising to see the Patriots use one of their draft picks on a tight end to build organizational depth.

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