When the New England Patriots have a win in hand, Bill Belichick apparently starts focusing on other things, like throwing off future opponents. Tony Romo, who has impressed in his debut as a color analyst for CBS, explained on Sunday that during the Patriots' Week 2 win over the New Orleans Saints, Belichick made a call that likely served no other purpose than to make scouting tougher for future opponents. In the fourth quarter, the Patriots had a seemingly insurmountable 23-point lead with five minutes to go as the Saints closed in on a score with the ball on the four-year line. As the Saints came to the line, the Patriots crowded the line five defenders and indicated that they were going to
NEW ORLEANS – So I have a complaint. Be forewarned: It’s a whiny one informed by years of unchecked Patriots Privilege in which folks don’t wonder whether the local 53 might make the playoffs, only whether or not they will win the Super Bowl. This is not what I thought we signed up for in the offseason. Where is the relentless, merciless, march through the opposition that I saw on the brochure? I distinctly remember being told each opponent would be wind up like a bug on a windshield and the Patriots would roll on, impervious. This doesn’t feel historic. PATRIOTS 36, SAINTS 20 Gronkowski headlines lengthy list of Patriots injured vs. Saints Belichick likes how Patriots worked through communication
Ryan Kerrigan forced his second turnover in as many weeks, this one a forced fumble in a win over the Rams. USA Today The following is a look at former Boilermakers playing in the NFL, with news, notes and their Week 2 statistics.