FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots spent their offseason trying to improve the personnel around quarterback Mac Jones, and then used the preseason to tweak their offense to best utilize the players they added.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer left New England's game with the Green Bay Packers because of a head injury.
Bailey Zappe, a rookie fourth-round pick from Western Kentucky, took over for Hoyer and made his NFL debut Sunday.
The transition for the Green Bay Packers has been ongoing for a few years, starting with their first-round draft picks in the spring and extending to the field in the fall.
Despite the transcendent presence of four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers at quarterback, the Packers have quietly evolved into a defense-driven team.
GREEN BAY PACKERS (13-5)
New faces: Special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, QB coach Tom Clements, WR Romeo Doubs, CB Keisean Nixon, P Pat O’Donnell, OLBs coach Jason Rebrovich, DL Jarran Reed, OT/OG Sean Rhyan, OL Zach Tom, LB Quay Walker, WR Sammy Watkins, WR Christian Watson, DL Devonte Wyatt.
DALLAS AT KANSAS CITY
Cowboys: LT Tyron Smith; CB Kelvin Joseph; CB Nahshon Wrigh; SS Israel Mukuamu; WR Simi Fehoko; QB Will Grier.
Chiefs: RT Lucas Niang; DT Khalen Saunders; CB Deandre Baker; RB Derrick Gore; QB Shane Buechele.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — With Aaron Rodgers approaching his MVP form and Green Bay’s defense correcting its red-zone problems, the Packers have reason to feel confident as they enter the toughest stretch of their schedule.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Rashan Gary is living his dream as the founder and CEO of his own sports agency...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jim Harbaugh is in his fourth year at Michigan, where he has had time to assemble perhaps his best team...
Boston — Imagine what passers-by must have thought about Zach Allen's father on those bitter cold Connecticut days when they saw him pitching batting practice to his pre-teen son at the park.
Must be one of those crazed Little League dads, sucking all the fun out of the game.