There are two negative trends which appear to be developing for the Patriots.
It's going to be a beautiful day for a football game at MetLife stadium. A perfect day for the Patriots to get their first win and get back to 500, hopefully with a share of 1st place in the east. The Patriots have beaten the Jets in 10 consecutive games, with the last Jets' win coming in overtime on December 27th, 2015 (26-20).
For the Patriots to start the 2021 season on a good note, they'll want to both win today and be feeling good about the new guy taking the snaps. While there are enumerable things that go into that happening, I'll just focus on two "Dos" and two "Don'ts".
If you've watched the New England Patriots for the better part of the past 2 decades, you know they rarely get penalized. Yeah, yeah, yeah, we all know it's because the NFL loves the Patriots and Tom Brady. Regardless, here's a quick look at the recent penalty counts for the Patriots and Dolphins post Brady era.
Last week Cam Newton was a hot topic in the media due to having to stay away from the Patriots facility most of the week. The following is the statement which was put out by the team:
"On Saturday, Cam Newton traveled to a club-approved medical appointment that required him to leave the New England area," the statement read. "He received daily COVID tests, which were all negative. Due to a misunderstanding about tests conducted away from NFL facilities, and as required by the NFL-NFLPA protocols, Cam will be subject to the five-day entry cadence process before returning to the facility. Cam will continue participating virtually in team activities and return to the club facility on Thursday, August 26."
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