2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
5-2, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had LS Jon Condo, K Andrew Franks, LB Terence Garvin, LB Christian Kuntz, P Jeff Locke, WR Tanner McEvoy, P Colton Schmidt and WR DeAngelo Yancey in for free-agent workouts. No RBs at this point. The team is always exploring options and updating emergency lists.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick will be doing a voiceover leading into Fox's broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Asked about it today, he said, "It was awesome. I was honored they asked me to do it. It was great to be a part of that. I don't really have much of a baseball background, but the World Series is one of the great sporting events in this country, and has a great tradition to it, especially with these two franchises. I'm very humbled to have been asked to participate in that. Look forward to watching some of it."

No structural damage found in Michel's knee (0:49)
1dMike Reiss

Source: Pats' Michel avoids significant injury

Sony Michel will be week-to-week for the Patriots after an MRI revealed no structural damage to his knee, a source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

On RB Sony Michel, ESPN's Adam Schefter relayed the following context from a source close to the situation: "Expect it will be a little bit but not overly serious. Won't know until they look at it Monday." Michel is walking without the aid of crutches on Monday morning, and is described by those close to him as being in good spirits.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots players earned a "Victory Monday" from Bill Belichick and aren't required back at the facility for meetings until Wednesday. The fact the Patriots play a Monday night game in Week 8 might also be a factor in Bill Belichick's decision.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots offensive snaps: WR depth chart reflects rise of Josh Gordon (61), who was in top-2 pairing with Julian Edelman (63). Then Chris Hogan (42), Phillip Dorsett (8) and Cordarrelle Patterson (6) round things out.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots defensive snaps: Rotation of sorts at CB spot opposite Stephon Gilmore was a new development, with Jason McCourty (55) and J.C. Jackson (31) splitting time. That is a season high for Jackson.

Brian Burke ESPN Analytics 

The top 5 team pass protection performances of the week through the 4pm games in week 7 based on our new Pass Block Win Rate (PBWR) metric are: 1) Ravens 79% PBWR, 2) Patriots 77%, 3) Colts 73%, 4) Browns 72%, 5) Lions 71%. You can bank on their opponents being in the bottom 5 in Pass Rush Win Rate. [PBWR uses player tracking from Next Gen Stats.]

Quinn Harris/USA TODAY Sports
2dMike Reiss

Bears' Hail Mary comes up 1 yard short vs. Pats

The Patriots escaped Chicago with a 38-31 victory on Sunday after they successfully kept Bears receiver Kevin White out of the end zone following a 62-yard heave from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

Patterson, Van Noy proud of special teams' TDs (0:42)
Brady, Pats on Bears' Hail Mary attempt (1:04)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

James White's 11 rushing attempts set a new career high and his 40 rushing yards were his third-most (45, Super Bowl L; and 44, 2018 Week 4). He's on pace for 328.9 PPR fantasy points and 103 receptions.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots CB Eric Rowe sustained a groin injury in the third quarter, and his return was announced as questionable by the team. Rowe had a prior groin injury that sidelined him three games. He appeared frustrated on the sideline. Rowe was utilized Sunday in a specific nickel package and in the dime package.

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
2dMike Reiss

RB Michel helped off field, ruled out of Pats' win

After taking a hit while running from Bears tackle Bilal Nichols, Patriots running back Sony Michel required help getting to the sideline and was ruled out of the second half.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears are 8-2-1 ATS with five outright wins in their past 11 games as a home underdog. They're currently 2-point 'dogs against New England.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots center David Andrews, who grew up a Braves fan, arrives at Soldier Field in a Red Sox hat.

Team Stats

Passing Yards260.314th
Rushing Yards120.913th
Points For30.64th
Points Against25.620th