In the 20-year span of their franchise history, the New England Patriots have encountered a rare setback, missing the playoffs for only the third time.
Summing up the Patriots' current state, the absence from the playoffs stands as a defining aspect. Yet, delving into the intricacies of their downfall reveals a multifaceted narrative. It's becoming increasingly evident that the unparalleled success of the Patriots might have been heavily attributed to Tom Brady's presence. This isn't to point fingers at Bill Belichick, but a substantial portion of their decline can be attributed to a struggling offense. Across the board, New England's offensive performance was underwhelming. They ranked 26th in total offense in terms of yards per game, 29th in plays per drive, and 24th in rushing yards. On the defensive side, they maintained strong rankings in most categories except passing yards allowed, where they ranked 16th. The opening game against Miami, where they scored just seven points, set the tone for the season. They managed to score 24 or fewer points in 11 out of 17 games, and a disappointing 1-4 streak from late November to Christmas Eve dashed any hopes of a playoff berth. As they enter the 2023 season, the quarterback situation raises questions. Mac Jones, their first-round draft pick in 2021, regressed after an impressive rookie season, leading to uncertainty. The team saw a 6-8 record in games he started and a positive 2-0 record in games led by reserve rookie Bailey Zappe, a fourth-round pick from Western Kentucky. One area of certainty lies in the running back position, with Rhamondre Stevenson emerging as a valuable asset. In just his second year, Stevenson's rushing yards surged from 606 in 2021 to an impressive 1,040 last season. Additionally, the acquisition of former All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott in free agency from Dallas further strengthens their backfield. In the wide receiver department, JuJu Smith-Schuster has taken the place of Jakobi Meyers, and the addition of Mike Gesicki at tight end complements Hunter Henry. For those wondering where to catch New England Patriots games, they're available through various channels. ABC, ESPN, FOX, NBC, CBS, and the NFL Network carry most of the regular season games. Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled for February 11, 2024, and will be broadcast on CBS. Here's a breakdown of how to watch Patriots games on different streaming platforms:
DIRECTV STREAM offers packages starting at $74.99/mo., with various channel options including ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX. A 5-day free trial, unlimited DVR storage, and no contracts are included.
Fubo starts at $74.99/mo. for the Pro plan, including channels like ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, ESPN, and the NFL Network. Sports Plus with NFL Redzone can be added for $10.99/mo. A 7-day free trial and 1000 hours of DVR are offered.
Sling TV offers packages from $40/mo., with the Sling Orange + Blue option at $55/mo. providing ABC, FOX, NBC, ESPN, and the NFL Network. NFL Redzone is available for $11/mo.
Hulu + Live TV is priced at $69.99/mo., with 85+ channels including ESPN, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and the NFL Network. An additional sports add-on package with NFL Red Zone costs $9.99/mo.
Vidgo starts at $69.99/mo. for the Plus plan, including over 110 live channels, ABC, ESPN, NBC, and NFL Network. The Premium plan offers 150+ channels with NFL RedZone for $84.99/mo.
YouTube TV at $72.99/mo. includes ESPN, NFL Network, ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC. Unlimited DVR allows for catch-up.
Paramount+ provides access to live Patriots games starting from $5.99/mo. or $59.99/yr., with options to upgrade for fewer ads, local CBS station, and Showtime content.
Peacock Premium ($5.99/mo. or $59.99/yr.) or Premium Plus ($11.99/mo. or $119.99/yr.) offers live streaming of Patriots games and exclusive streaming of 2 games during the season.
ESPN+ offers live streaming of Patriots games for $9.99/mo. or $99.99/yr.
Prime Video ($8.99/mo. or $14.99/mo. with additional benefits) and NFL Sunday Ticket ($349 for the season) offer streaming options for Patriots games, including Thursday Night Football.
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