The New England Patriots snapped a 10-game winning streak with a 30-24 overtime loss against Denver and the referees last week in snowy conditions on Sunday Night Football. The Patriots will return to the confines of Gillette Stadium this Sunday to face the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronk is out today.
Since the beginning of the 2003, season, the Patriots are 38-4 (.905) in regular-season games following a loss, including 11 straight wins following a defeat since 2012. The Patriots have dropped back-to-back regular season games just four times since 2003 (2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012). As a starter in his career, Tom Brady is 40-8 in games following a loss.
WHERE TO WATCH
- Tavern on Broadway turns the volume all the way up on their flat screens and has an amazing football munchies menu.
- Nikolas Pizza runs a great deal. A large one topping pizza, a dozen wings and 60oz pitcher of beer or sangria for $21.95. Full volume on the tv’s and the direct tv package.
TELEVISION: This week’s game will be broadcast by FOX and can be seen locally on WFXT-TV Channel 25 in Boston. Thom Brenneman will handle play-by-play duties with Charles Davis as the color analyst. Tony Siragusa will work the sidelines.
NATIONAL RADIO: This week’s game will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPN Radio. Bill Rosinski and Mark Dominik will call the game. Michelle Steele will work the sidelines.
LOCAL RADIO: 98.5 FM, The Sports Hub, is the flagship station for the Patriots Radio Network. Play-by-play broadcaster Bob Socci will call the action along with former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak, who will provide color analysis.
BELICHICK LOOKING FOR ELEVEN
Bill Belichick is one win shy of his 13th 11-win season, which would tie Don Shula for most in NFL history. Belichick has 11 seasons with at least 11 wins with New England and one such season with Cleveland.
NFL HEAD COACHES WITH THE MOST 11-WIN SEASONS
Don Shula, 13
Bill Belichick, 12
Tom Landry, 10
The Patriots and Eagles will meet for the 12th time in the regular season and the 13th time overall, including New England’s 24-21 victory in Super Bowl XXXIX following the 2004 season.
This week’s game is one of 19 Super Bowl rematches featured this season as part of the Super Bowl 50 celebration.
The Patriots will face Philadelphia in the regular season for the first time since a 38-20 win at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 27, 2011. The Patriots will host Philadelphia in a regular season game for the first time since the 2007 season, when the Patriots edged the Eagles, 31-28, on Nov. 25, 2007 at Gillette Stadium. The 2007 game marked Philadelphia’s only regular season game at Gillette Stadium.
Including the Super Bowl XXXIX victory, the Patriots have won the last four meetings between the two teams.
While the teams have played just 12 times in the regular season, the teams have played 22 times in the preseason (most recently in 2014), with the Patriots holding a 12-10 lead in those games. The only team that New England has faced more in the preseason is the New York Giants and Washington Redskins with 25 meetings a piece.
The Patriots schedule rotation has them playing the NFC East in 2015. The Patriots beat Dallas, 30-6, in Texas on Oct. 11, beat Washington, 27-10, at Gillette Stadium on Nov. 8 and beat the New York Giants, 27-26, at MetLife Stadium on Nov 15. The Patriots will look to finish with a 4-0 record in the division with a win this week. The last time the Patriots played the NFC East was in 2007 when they finished with a 4-0 record.Read
New England holds an all-time combined regular-season record of 20-23 against the NFC East teams – Dallas (5-7), N.Y. Giants (6-4), Philadelphia (5-6) and Washington (4-6). The Patriots are 1-2 against the NFC East in the Super Bowl after beating Philadelphia 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX and losing to the Giants 17-14 in Super Bowl XLI and 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI.
Tom Brady is slated to start against the Eagles for the fifth time in his career and for the fourth time in the regular season.
BRADY IS UNDEFEATED AGAINST THE EAGLES
Philadelphia is one of eight NFL teams that Tom Brady has an undefeated regular season record against as a starting quarterback.