2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
9-5, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have signed Patriots practice-squad OT Eric Smith to their 53-man roster. The Patriots had been paying Smith a salary ($340,000) as if he was on the 53-man roster. The Patriots have Trent Brown, Marcus Cannon and LaAdrian Waddle on their OT depth chart, with Cole Croston also on the practice squad. Also, 2018 first-round pick Isaiah Wynn (Achilles) will be back in the mix next season.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Shawn Smith has been assigned as referee for Sunday's Patriots-Bills game. Smith was promoted to referee in 2018. His crew averages the second-most penalties called per game this season (18.6).

Mike Clay ESPN Writer 

Most end zone targets without catching at least one of them this season: 8 - Ryan Griffin. 7 - Rob Gronkowski. 5 - Taylor Gabriel, Jermaine Kearse, Michael Gallup. 4 - Quincy Enunwa, Ricky Seals-Jones, Robert Foster


Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

David Andrews: Prideful o-line feels it is letting team down.


Adam Schefter Podcast: Yates On Young QBs, Hoge On Football War

Adam Schefter talks to Field Yates about fantasy heartbreak, young QBs, proving his dad wrong on Baker Mayfield and more (:39). Plus, a conversation with Merril Hoge about the Steelers' chances after their big win over New England, his fight against the war on football and more (30:41).

Stephen A. not giving up on Patriots (0:59)
Ryan: The Patriots are in trouble (1:12)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots defensive snaps: Rookie CB J.C. Jackson is one obvious bright spot as his workload expands (57) and the moment doesn't seem too big for him against top competition. The Patriots played a lot of dime defense (6 DBs) in the game.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots offensive snaps: Just 62 total, with the primary grouping the 3-WR set with Chris Hogan as the third option. James White (25), Sony Michel (23) and Rex Burkhead (16) splitting RB workload.

Belichick: 'Gonna go back to work and get ready for Buffalo' (0:16)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Quick-hit personnel thoughts: UP — CB Stephon Gilmore (vs. Antonio Brown 4/49/1); CB J.C Jackson (vs. JuJu Smith-Schuster 4/40); punt team (stellar goal-line play); WR Cordarrelle Patterson (clutch third-down conversion); DOWN — Trent Brown/offensive line (multiple penalties), WR drops (Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon among them); offensive coaching; run defense (142 yards for Jaylen Samuels).

Brady: We're not playing well enough to win (0:38)
Saturday: Patriots are getting sped up (1:00)

Steelers ride rookie Samuels past Patriots 17-10

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels, making his second start in place of injured James Conner, ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding...

Steelers seal win vs. Patriots with late stop (0:39)
Harmon picks off Big Ben twice (0:40)
Steelers' Samuels takes seat on Pats' bench, gets pushed away (0:22)
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2dDavid Purdum

Pittsburgh sportsbook sees bigger bets on Pats

A new sportsbook down the street from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh saw more money wagered on the Patriots than the Steelers, though 83 percent of money-line bets were on the hometown team.

Team Stats

Passing Yards278.4
Rushing Yards116.6
Points For26.7
Points Against22.1