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Kingsbury says season with Patriots was 'incredibly valuable' (0:45)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

"I think we have a good football team here. Unfortunately for us, we haven't been able to make those handful of plays that we need to make to get over the hump and win games. That's how thin the margin is in the National Football League." — captain Matthew Slater, on the 4-6 Patriots

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jakobi Meyers played 68 of 69 snaps, and had 3 catches for 38 yards (on 3 total targets). Did he notice the Texans did anything to take him away?"Definitely. They had play calls where the safety would dive on me," he said late Monday afternoon. "That's how we ended up making the play on Damiere's touchdown."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

After waiving 2017 third-round pick Derek Rivers and 2019 fourth-round pick Hjalte Froholdt on Saturday, the Patriots might have hoped to bring both back to their practice squad, but that won't be happening. Rivers was claimed on waivers by the Rams on Monday, while Froholdt was claimed by the Texans. With the Rams playing Monday night, their waiver claim of Rivers will officially be processed Tuesday. Both had slid down the depth chart in recent weeks.

Why Perkins is calling Tatum the next Pierce for the Celtics (0:58)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots offensive snaps: "Passing back" James White (39) spikes, in part due to Rex Burkhead's injury and also a plan that trended toward the pass. This was one snap shy of his season high (40, vs. KC). Fellow RB Damien Harris (26) had his third highest total of the season, but it didn't seem enough vs. the 32nd-ranked run D.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots defensive snaps (with special teams in right column): Highlighting a notable CB switch with J.C. Jackson (59) getting the start and bulk of snaps over Jason McCourty (27). Also, top pick Kyle Dugger (46) is becoming a bigger part of plan with his second-highest total (56, vs. Ravens).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Veteran safety Adrian Phillips: "It's been must-win for us the past 3-4 weeks. We have 6 losses now. It is what it is. We can't lose another one. We felt like that when we had 5 losses, but it's even more now. Losing to these AFC teams doesn't help either; we know our back is against the wall."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cam Newton on what led to J.J. Watt batting down four passes: "He's J.J. Watt." When asked a follow-up question on the topic, Newton added: "He's an all-pro, perennial all-pro. He's a defensive Player of the Year, one of the best players in this generation. So for us, it is what it is. They get paid too..."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Damiere Byrd, a bright spot, recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game (6 for 132, TD). Asked how he balances a loss and solid individual effort, he said: "It's not really a balance. We lost the game. That's really what I'm out there to play for. To win."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick: "Disappointing. But we'll turn the page and move on. Still have a lot of confidence and belief in the team. If we can just do things a little bit better, I think the results will be different, and better. We just couldn't do it today."