The 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick’s coaching career.
Heading into Week 16 of the NFL season the Patriots stand at 10-4 – miraculous giving the injuries they’ve had to overcome this year. But which injury has hurt them the most?
With the amount of key players the Patriots have lost for the season on defense, what was supposed to be a strength of this team at the beginning of the year is now their weakness…again.
No one thought the Carolina Panthers were a serious Super Bowl contender when they started the 2013 season losing three of their first four games, but thanks to a five-game winning streak, they are now one of the hottest teams in the league.
Levan Reid hands out some midterm grades for the Patriots.
With Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly all out for the season, losing starting safety Steve Gregory would be very tough to overcome. Gresh and Zolak discussed the Patriots injury woes Monday morning.
Tommy Kelly’s absence from the Patriots will continue one more week, as the defensive tackle was the only player listed as being out for Sunday’s game on the weekly injury report.
Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola is active for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, but corner Aqib Talib will miss his second straight week with a hip injury.
Five players missed practice for the Patriots on Wednesday as the team prepares for Sunday’s matchup with the New York Jets.
Patriots defensive lineman Tommy Kelly and running back Leon Washington have been declared “out” while tight end Rob Gronkowski is among seven players listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.