2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
9-4, 1st in AFC East
How long can Brady maintain his level of play? (1:36)
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Schefter: Frank Gore, Matt Eberflus, Week 15's Best

Adam Schefter talks to Dolphins RB Frank Gore about the miracle in Miami, his longevity, the young RBs he admires and more (:40). Plus, Colts DC Matt Eberflus on Indy's defensive resurgence (15:23) and Evan Kaplan on the matchups to watch in Week 15 (27:17).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots playoff scenarios this week: 1. Clinch AFC East with: Win + Dolphins loss; 2. Clinch playoff berth: Win + Titans loss. The Patriots play at Pittsburgh (4:25 p.m. ET). The Dolphins play at Minnesota (1 p.m.). And the Titans play at NY Giants (1 p.m.).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

John Parry has been assigned as referee for Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game. Entering last week, Parry's crew was 12th out of 17 crews in terms of penalties called per game (14.7 average).

Clark: Patriots' loss to Dolphins will be 'rallying cry' (1:50)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Kyle Van Noy: "We're all disappointed with the loss, but it's time to move on. We're ready for the Steelers. It's going to be an amazing atmosphere there, a playoff atmosphere. They need a win. We need a win. It's going to be a highly competitive game."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Back at Gillette Stadium, players were in for meetings Monday and special teams captain Matthew Slater says, "We've processed what happened yesterday and we're on to Pittsburgh."

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Belichick: Failure on final play 'starts with me'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the Patriots' failure to stop the Dolphins' miracle touchdown Sunday "starts with me" and explained that Rob Gronkowski was on the field for "his ability to play the deep, long throw."

Kezirian: Dolphins' win 'saved the sportsbooks' (1:00)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Tony Romo (analysis) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline) will be on the CBS call for Sunday's Patriots-at-Steelers game.

Stephen A.: Belichick is to blame for Patriots' loss to Miami (1:20)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady, in his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI, explained why he briefly went down after throwing a TD pass to Rob Gronkowski, which led to a brief stoppage in play. Brady said his knee brace "grabbed" and "kind of dug into the wrong spot" before adding that he has "zero concern" going forward.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots defensive snaps: The lone snap not played by Devin McCourty was the Hail Mary, which was a coaching decision that backfired. Also, a notable reduction for Jason McCourty (31 of 48), as J.C. Jackson (38) took his spot as the No. 2 CB option in the base and 3-safety nickel package. The D played more base in second half to become more stout vs. run.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots offensive snaps: Rob Gronkowski (78 of 82) was productive coming off a tough game vs. Vikings, with his additional snap on D a big talking point afterwards. Overall, an even mix between 3-WR and 2-back approach.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Patriots recorded their lowest pass block win rate (36%) of the season in their loss to the Dolphins. Entering today New England averaged a team PBWR of 60%. PBWR is an ESPN metric using NFL Next Gen Stats.

Team Stats

Passing Yards278.8
Rushing Yards118.2
Points For28.0
Points Against22.5