The New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick are a blast from the past. The days of dominance ended long ago, thanks in large part to the hubris and arrogance of Belichick, who read too many headlines about his alleged greatness. Belichick is in a hole he can’t dig out from. The Patriots face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night Prime Video.
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(-6, OU 31) 8:15 pm, Prime Video
On Thursday, December 7, 2023, the Pittsburgh Steelers of the AFC North will host the New England Patriots of the AFC East at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA. Kickoff time is 8:15 p.m. ET, with television coverage on Prime Video.
Last game, the New England Patriots lost 6-0 against the Los Angeles Chargers as 4.5-point home dogs. The game went under the total of 38.5. New England has a record of 2-10 straight up, 2-10 against the spread, and 3-9 over/under the total. New England ranks 28th for total offense, 23rd for passing, 22nd for rushing and 32nd for scoring. Defensively, they rank 8th overall, 16th against the pass, 4th against the rush, and 16th for points allowed. Also, New England ranks 24th for fewest turnovers lost and 29th for takeaways.
Cameron Dicker made a pair of 38-yard field goals, and punter JK Scott pinned the Patriots inside their 20 yard-line seven times in a cold and drenching rain on Sunday to give the Chargers a victory over the and their latest hapless quarterback, Bailey Zappe.
It was the third time in a row that the Patriots gave up ten or fewer points - and lost. They are the first team to do that since the 1938 Chicago Cardinals.
Last game, the Pittsburgh Steelers lost 24-10 against the Arizona Cardinals 24-10 as 6-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 41. Pittsburgh has a record of 7-5 straight up, 7-5 against the spread and 2-10 over/under the total. Pittsburgh ranks 25th for total offense, 28th for passing, 14th for rushing and 28th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 22nd overall, 19th against the pass, 22nd against the rush, and 6th for points allowed. Also, Pittsburgh ranks 4th for fewest turnovers lost and 3rd for takeaways.
All the progress shown by the offense a week earlier in a win over Cincinnati disappeared, and for once, the defense couldn't come up with the game-changing plays that have become the unit's trademark.
Pittsburgh failed to produce a turnover and let all three Arizona drives that reached the red zone end with a touchdown.
Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett was hurt late in the first half and wore a boot on his right foot while watching backup Mitch Trubisky, who struggled to do much of anything as the Steelers let a chance to strengthen their position in the AFC playoff race slip away.
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In this situation, the Steelers are in superior form and rejuvenated with a new offensive coordinator and play-caller. New England has collapsed into a lost cause.
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Thursday, September 7, 2023
Detroit Lions 21 at Kansas City Chiefs 20
The Lions were sold as a favorite to win the NFC North, and they delivered in the NFL season opener. The Chiefs were shorthanded with key injuries, but the Lions took full advantage. The Lions covered as 4-point dogs. The game went under the total of 52.5.
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Minnesota Vikings 28 at Philadelphia Eagles 34
The Vikings beat themselves with four fumbles in an upset that could, if not should have been. The game ended as a push, going over the total of 48.5.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
New York Giants 12 at San Francisco 49ers 30
The 49ers improved to 3-0 with a satisfying home opener. Gamblers came to believe that San Francisco was unbeatable and Super Bowl-bound. Meanwhile, the old doubts about Daniel Jones and the New York Giants resurfaced. The 49ers got the cash as 10.5-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 43.5.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Detroit Lions 34 at Green Bay Packers 20
David Montgomery rushed for 121 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, and the Detroit Lions moved into first place in the NFC North with a 34-20 victory over the host Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.
Jared Goff completed 19 of 28 passes for 210 yards, one touchdown, and one interception for the Lions. Amon-Ra St. Brown caught a touchdown pass, and Jerry Jacobs had two interceptions as Detroit won by 14 points for the second straight week.
Jordan Love was 23-of-36 passing for 246 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions for the Packers.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Chicago Bears 50 at Washington Commanders 20
Justin Fields passed for four touchdowns, three to D.J. Moore, and the Chicago Bears halted the worst losing streak in franchise history with a 40-20 victory over the Washington Commanders.
Moore caught eight passes for a career-best 230 yards, the second-most yardage in Chicago history behind Alshon Jeffery (249 vs. the Minnesota Vikings in 2013).
Fields completed 15 of 29 passes for 282 yards and rushed for 57 yards as Chicago snapped a 14-game losing streak. Chicago prevailed for the first time since beating the New England Patriots on Oct. 24, 2022.
The Bears broke their long skid on the same day that franchise legend Dick Butkus died at age 80.
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Denver Broncos 8 at Kansas City Chiefs 19
Patrick Mahomes passed for 306 yards and one touchdown, and the Kansas City Chiefs used a strong defensive performance. Travis Kelce caught nine passes for 124 yards as Kansas City defeated the AFC West-rival Broncos for the 16th consecutive time. Kadarius Toney caught a touchdown pass, and Isiah Pacheco accumulated 98 scrimmage yards (62 rushing, 36 receiving) as the Chiefs improved their winning streak to five games. Harrison Butker kicked four field goals -- including a 60-yarder -- and Nick Bolton and Justin Reid intercepted passes for Kansas City. Russell Wilson completed 13 of 22 passes for 95 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions for Denver.
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Jacksonville Jaguars 31 New Orleans Saints 24
Trevor Lawrence threw a tiebreaking 44-yard touchdown pass to Christian Kirk late in the fourth quarter, and the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars made a goal-line stand to win their fourth consecutive game by defeating the New Orleans Saints.
Lawrence, whose status was uncertain until pregame warmups because of a knee injury, completed 20 of 29 passes for 204 yards and one score. He found Kirk on a crossing route that enabled the Jaguars to overcome a fourth-quarter comeback by the Saints.
Derek Carr, who completed 33 of 55 for 301 yards, drove New Orleans to a first-and-goal at the 6 in the final minute but threw four straight incompletions. Saints tight end Foster Moreau was wide open in the end zone when he dropped a third-down pass with 25 seconds left.
Thursday, October 26, 2023
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 18 at Buffalo Bills 24
Josh Allen threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as the Buffalo Bills held off a late comeback attempt to pick up a 24-18 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night in Orchard Park, N.Y. Allen completed 31 of 40 passes for 324 yards and an interception. He also ran the ball seven times for 41 yards.
Gabe Davis had nine receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown for the Bills. Khalil Shakir added six catches for 92 yards.
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Tennessee Titans 16 at Pittsburgh Steelers 20
Kenny Pickett threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson with 4:02 remaining, and the Pittsburgh Steelers held on for a 20-16 victory over the visiting Tennessee Titans. Pickett was 19-of-30 passing for 160 yards as the Steelers won for the third time in four games. Johnson caught seven passes for 90 yards, Jaylen Warren accounted for 113 yards (88 rushing, 25 receiving), and Najee Harris rushed for 69 yards and a score.
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Carolina Panthers 13 at Chicago Bears 16
The prime-time matchup between teams among the bottom five in the NFL delivered about as much drama as expected. But Chicago made enough plays to come away with the victory.
The Bears also boosted their chances at the No. 1 pick because they have Carolina’s first-rounder in 2024. They acquired the pick along with Moore last March for the top selection this year. The Panthers are tied with Arizona - which plays Atlanta on Sunday - for the worst record in the NFL.
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Cincinnati Bengals 20 at Baltimore Ravens 34
Lamar Jackson threw two touchdown passes in the second quarter - one of which came thanks to a fortuitous carom - and the beat Cincinnati after the Bengals lost Joe Burrow to a wrist injury.
Thursday, November 23, 2023
San Francisco 49ers 31 Seattle Seahawks 13
Christian McCaffrey rushed for 114 yards and two scores in the first half, and the built a 21-point lead by halftime in rolling to a 31-13 victory over the Seahawks on Thursday night. Brock Purdy finished 21 of 30 for 209 yards, and while he didn't have the perfect passer rating he did last week against Tampa Bay, he outplayed the quarterback on the other side.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Seattle Seahawks 41 at Dallas Cowboys 35
Dak Prescott passed for 299 yards and three TDs to lead the Cowboys to victory over Seattle in a shootout.
Thursday, December 7, 2023
New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 pm, AMAZON PRIME
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders, 8:15 pm, AMAZON PRIME
Thursday, December 21, 2023
New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams, 8:15 pm, AMAZON PRIME
Thursday, December 28, 2023
New York Jets at Cleveland Browns, 8:15 pm, AMAZON PRIME