1-12-16: With a week off to sure up injury concerns, the New England Patriots will begin their Super Bowl defense with their Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs, who are on a 11-game win streak, defeating the Houston Texans 30-0 in the AFC Wild Card Round this past weekend.
1-5-16: It was an uninspired effort in Week 17 against the Miami Dolphins, as the New England Patriots let the No. 1 seed slip from their grasp. They’ll still have a bye as the No. 2 seed and will have their eye on the AFC Wild Card game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers, as that’s where their next opponent will come from.
12-28-15: With a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed and homefield advantage in the AFC playoffs, the New England Patriots’ offense looked rather pedestrian in an overtime loss to their AFC East rival New York Jets. They still can earn the No. 1 seed with a win at Miami in Week 17.
12-22-15: Another week, another easy win for the New England Patriots. Tom Brady and Co. cruised to a 33-16 win over the Tennessee Titans over the weekend, earning their 12th win of the season and clinching the AFC East division. They'll face the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium this Sunday in a crucial game for the Jets and their playoff chances. The average price for Jets vs Patriots tickets is currently $388.57 and the get-in price is $170.
12-15-15: The New England Patriots cruised past the Houston Texans over the weekend and now own an 11-2 record on the season. They'll take on the Tennessee Titans at home this Sunday, where the average price for Patriots vs Titans tickets is $328.52 on the secondary market. The cheapest ticket available is listed for $156.
12-8-15: It was another clunker at home for the Patriots Sunday night, where they fell to the lowly Eagles 35-28 in their second loss of the season. Blame injuries and a poor defensive showing for their uncharacteristic loss, but the Patriots' recent misfortunes have had consequences on their playoff placement with four weeks left to play in the regular season. They'll travel to NRG Stadium in Houston to take on the Texans this Sunday, and the average secondary market price for Texans vs Patriots tickets is $408.63. The cheapest ticket is listed for $164.
12-3-15: The Broncos handed the Patriots their first loss of the season last Sunday night, and the Pats head home to take on the Eagles in Foxboro this weekend. According to TicketIQ the average secondary market price for Patriots vs Eagles tickets is currently $306.83, a sharp 45.8% drop from its peak average of $566.28 on November 28. The cheapest ticket is listed for $146.
11-25-15: The New England Patriots defeated the Buffalo Bills, 20-13, on Monday to remain perfect on the season. They'll next travel to Denver to take on the Peyton Manning-less Broncos on Sunday, where Broncos vs Patriots tickets average $417.85 and the get-in price is $143 on the secondary market.
11-19-15: Nothing can stop the Patriots, and the Bills will be the next victim on the team's pursuit for perfection Monday night. At 9-0 the Pats can further solidify the AFC East with a win at home. According to TicketIQ the average price for Patriots vs Bills tickets is currently $303.12 and the get-in price is $124.
11-13-15: It has been a scorched earth campaign for the New England Patriots this season, who enter Week 10 at 8-0 and one of just three unbeaten teams remaining. The Patriots will host three more home games at Gillette Stadium, and the average price for New England Patriots tickets on the secondary market is $493.93. They'll play their most expensive home games on December 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles, where tickets average $593.09 and the get-in price is $279.
10-20-15: The New England Patriots vanquished last season’s Deflategate accusers and continue on with their perfect season. From one rival to the next, the Patriots host the division rival New York Jets in Foxboro to put a stranglehold on the AFC East division.
9-29-15: The New England Patriots looked like a team very much on a mission in week three, as they completely dominated the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars, 51-17. Tom Brady was near-perfect for the third week in a row, as he put up 358 yards and two touchdowns, while also hitting for his 400th career touchdown pass. New England was even better on the ground, as the duo of Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount teamed up for 115 rushing yards and four scores. The Patriots defense was also dominant, as they sacked Blake Bortles twice and recorded an interception as they kept the Jags out of the end-zone until late in the third quarter. New England heads into an early break as they rest up during their week four bye.
9-22-15: The defensive battle Rex Ryan wanted never came about, as Tom Brady did as he pleased for much of the Patriots’ week two battle with the Buffalo Bills. Brady lost a fumble late but was otherwise immaculate in a 40-32 win, as he put up 466 yards and three touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman were as good as ever, as Gronk caught seven balls for 113 yards and a touchdown and Edelman caught 11 passes for the second week in a row, while also finding the end-zone twice. Dion Lewis stayed active as well, as he totaled 138 yards and managed to score a touchdown. New England’s defense did have it’s hands full in this one, but pitched in by forcing Tyrod Taylor into three interceptions and notching a remarkable 8 sacks. The Pats will look to stay at an elite level in week three, when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars.
9-15-15: Tom Brady and co. didn’t miss a beat in the 2015 NFL kick off game, as Tom Terrific slung four touchdowns in a 28-21 home win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dion Lewis was the mini-star of the game, helping make up for the absence of LeGarrette Blount with over 100 total yards. Brady orchestrated an amazing passing display, however, where tight end Rob Gronkowski beasted out for three scores and slot man Julian Edelman burned Pittsburgh all night for 11 catches. It was an excellent start to New England’s title defense, while their defense even largely held an explosive Steelers offense in check until late in the game. Brady and co. get a much stiffer test come week two, when they visit Rex Ryan and the Bills in Buffalo.
9-8-15: Tom Brady is officially active for the start of the 2015 NFL season, as the NFL lost its case against the Patriots quarterback after it went to court. Brady’s four-game ban is no more, which means he’ll take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers when Ben Roethlisberger and co. enter Foxboro in Thursday’s season opener. Brady will have Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman at his disposal when he goes up against a shaky Steelers defense, but you can count wide receiver Brandon LaFell absent. LaFell was recently placed on New England’s PUP list and will miss the first six games of the year with a lingering foot issue. Danny Amendola will see more playing time in his stead, while backup tight end Scott Chandler could also be used more in the passing game. The Pats have a little more clarity in their running game, as the team parted ways with Jonas Gray in their final cuts and named the shifty Dion Lewis as their main passing down back. Brandon Bolden figures to start in week one and should lose a few touches to second-year back, James White.
9-1-15: Tom Brady looked rusty early in his week three battle with the Carolina Panthers, as he tossed two picks before rallying the Patriots to an eventual 17-16 win. Brady still hasn’t reached a resolution to his off field case stemming from #Deflategate, but should hear back on a ruling well before week one. It still looks like Jimmy Garoppolo will be the man under center come week one of the regular season, and he looked more ready to assume control with a second straight solid performance. He could be greeted by Reggie Wayne in the starting lineup, as the recently signed veteran has been seen working with the first team offense in practice. The same can’t be said for speedy wideout Josh Boyce, who failed to impress in August and was the biggest member of New England’s early cuts. The other Patriots sitting on the fence will have one last chance to prove themselves this Thursday, when New England hosts the New York Giants.
8-25-15: Jimmy Garoppolo looked terrible a week ago. In his second preseason game, he had Patriots fans breathing a sigh of relief. New England probably is still holding out hope that Tom Brady’s ongoing court case will have his four-game suspension reduced, but for now at least his backup looks like he might be ready to fill-in. Garoppolo put up 269 yards and a touchdown in his second preseason game, while also leading an impressive five scoring drives to help the Pats edge out the Saints, 26-24. While things looked to be progressing in the air for the Pats, the same couldn’t be said for the ground. Projected starter LeGarrette Blount struggled mightily in extensive action, rushing for just 15 yards on 13 carries. James White flashed some ability with a score, but also struggled with just 2.6 yards per carry. Chris Harper and Brandon Gibson both stood out in the passing game, as Harper hauled in five passes for a score and Gibson racked up eight receptions. The two could continue to battle it out for one of the last wide receiver spots next week when the Pats take on the Carolina Panthers. One is likely a goner, though, as the Pats added veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne on a one-year deal on Monday.
8-18-15: Despite battling his four-game ban from the NFL, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady still started the team’s first preseason game last week. Unfortunately, Brady dealt with largely backups and wasn’t able to impress in limited action. The story was much the same for his main backup and likely four-week replacement, as second-year passer Jimmy Garoppolo struggled immensely in his first preseason game. Garoppolo unfortunately had to work with the underwhelming Josh Boyce as his best weapon, but still took too many bad sacks and made several poor throws. Bill Belichick later suggested the young quarterback has a long ways to go before week one. Jonas Gray was a bright spot in New England’s preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers, as he busted through the defense for an impressive 55-yard touchdown scamper. New England’s first team defense also looked good to get the preseason rolling, as they kept Green Bay’s starting offense out of the end-zone and also stifled them on several fourth down tries. New England will next take on the Saints in New Orleans on Saturday night.
8-12-15: Tom Brady continues to hold the New England Patriots and the NFL hostage as he fights his four-game ban, while backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo prepares as if he’s going to be “the guy” to start the season. Garoppolo has reportedly looked “shaky” at times in practice, but will have to get ready for extensive action when the Pats hit the field for their first preseason game of the year against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. In addition to quarterback, New England still has to figure out what they’ll be doing at running back. LeGarrette Blount is still far and away the lead back for the Pats, as he’s been “the best” of the lot in camp. Brandon Bolden is the proposed leader for third down duties, as well, but still figures to get stiff competition from James White. New England made a mild roster change recently, as they dropped veteran quarterback Matt Flynn in favor of the stronger armed Ryan Lindley. The team also traded away linebacker Matthew Wells to get offensive guard Ryan Groy and also waived/injured tight end A.J. Derby.
8-5-15: Tom Brady is slated to miss the first four games of the 2015 NFL season, but he’s not going down without a fight. The quarterback and the Patriots in general have been mum about the ban, while the living legend is primed to take his case to court in New York. While Brady’s impending case is a mild distraction, the team is still figuring things out when it comes to roles across the roster. One role up for grabs is the third down specialist role left vacant by the departed Shane Vereen, with James White suddenly pulling in the lead. Head coach Bill Belichick praised White’s skill-set and suggested he could be the perfect fit for the job. New England dealt with an unfortunate situation on Tuesday afternoon, as wide receiver/return man Brian Tyms was carted off the practice field due to an arm injury. The injury is thought to be “significant” and could knock the specialist out for the entire 2015 season.
7-28-15: The league finally came to a conclusion on quarterback Tom Brady’s ban this week, as Roger Goodell and co. stood firm on the initial four-game ban. Brady’s suspension to start the 2015 season will not be lifted, although Brady is expected to pursue court actions in an effort to delay or eradicate the NFL’s decision. For now, it doesn’t look like Brady will play in the season’s first four games and that should put backup passer Jimmy Garoppolo front and center when training camp opens on July 29th. Garoppolo reportedly had a “good command” of the offense back in OTAs and will get ample opportunity during camp and preseason. Garoppolo is set to lead the offense against the Pittsburgh Steelers at home in week one.
7-22-15: The defending champion New England Patriots have a lot of things to cover before they can think about repeating in 2015. One will surely be hearing back on quarterback Tom Brady’s suspension appeal. Scheduled to miss the first four games of the year for his part in Deflategate, Brady is awaiting word on Roger Goodell’s ruling on a recent appeal. That ruling could render the ban wiped away, reduced or untouched. If it isn’t wiped clean, Brady is expected to attack the league in court and the situation could leak into the new season, unresolved. Needless to say, what happens with Brady will be at the forefront as rookies prepare for training camp on July 23rd (veterans arrive on the 29th). Outside of Brady, New England will go to work to round out their defense, as they still have to account for key losses on the defensive line and in the secondary. On the flip side, Brady’s pending suspension should have a close eye on backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who could start the season under center.
5-4-15: Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are known for trading down and out of the first round. In the 2015 NFL Draft they didn’t do that, and it may have been the best decision they’ve made in a while. If you ask nose tackle Malcom Brown, the space-eater they took with their first pick, he’d tell you it’s the best decision they’ve made in the draft, ever. We can’t know if that’s true, but Browns was a killer value pick with the final selection of round one, especially considering he met a major need for the Pats and was arguably a top-10 talent. New England didn’t stop at Brown, though, as the rest of their draft was littered with value. Round two brought another solid value pick in safety Jordan Richards, and offensive guard Tre’ Jackson was another steal in round four. The only need the Patriots didn’t address was wide receiver, in an otherwise loaded draft class.
The Pats came away with key additions or solid depth across the board, netting a whopping 11 new prospects via the draft. Catch them all below:
- Round One - Pick 32: Malcom Brown, NT, Texas
- Round Two - Pick 64: Jordan Richards, S, Stanford
- Round Three - Pick 97: Geneo Grissom, OLB, Oklahoma
- Round Four - Pick 101: Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas
- Round Four - Pick 111: Tre’ Jackson, OG, Florida State
- Round Four - Pick 131: Shaq Mason, C, Georgia Tech
- Round Five - Pick 166: Joe Cardona, LS, Navy
- Round Six - Pick 178: Matthew Wells, LB, Mississippi State
- Round Six - Pick 202: A.J. Derby, TE, Arkansas
- Round Seven - Pick 247: Darryl Roberts, CB, Marshall
- Round Seven - Pick 253: Xzavier Dickson, OLB, Alabama
3-16-15: The New England Patriots have gone through a slow dismantling ever since winning the Super Bowl. Stud corners Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner are now gone, while run-stuffing nose tackle Vince Wilfork jetted for the Houston Texans. The Pats also lost running back Shane Vereen, who fled to the New York Giants, while the team also isn’t expected to retain power runner, Stevan Ridley. While the Pats clearly will have some work to do on the defensive side of the ball, they’ve at least added some talent on offense via tight end Scott Chandler and wide receiver Brandon Gibson.
3-9-15: The Patriots knew they were going to be in for a tough off-season. Following their fourth Super Bowl win in franchise history, the Pats were in for some major roster moves, largely due to star cornerback Darrelle Revis counting so much against the cap in 2015. Of course, the team still hopes to retain Revis on a long-term deal heading into free agency. Doing so would go a long way in keeping their solid 2014 defense intact, while the team already took a solid step in that direction by re-signing safety Devin McCourty to a five-year, $47.5 million deal. New England knows it will have to endure a lot of loss, however, as they’ve already parted with long-time nose tackle Vince Wilfork and aren’t overly likely to bring back Stevan Ridley or Shane Vereen.
1-30-15: In less than two days, the New England Patriots will look to win their first Super Bowl since the 2004 season. The Patriots have been to the Super Bowl twice since then, but lost both times to the New York Giants. While New England has been one of the best teams in the league every year, it has been 10 years since they could claim the championship. Any Pats fans hoping to get Super Bowl tickets to see the game live will have to pay a premium on the secondary market. The current average price for Super Bowl tickets is $9,484.37 with a get-in price of $7,087.
1-29-15: Super Bowl XLIX has become the Rob Gronkowski of Super Bowl tickets. Prices have been unstoppable on the secondary market since the end of the AFC Championship Game. While there was a small lull at the start of the week, the Super Bowl has spent most of the past two weeks with an average price that would make it the most expensive event of at least the past six years.
The current average price for Super Bowl tickets on the secondary market is $8,051.21. That’s 91% above the average price of New England’s last appearance in a Super Bowl in 2012. That Super Bowl had been the most expensive on the secondary market until this year.
1-28-15: The Patriots fielded any and all questions relating to DeflateGate at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, and it appears that the controversy is finally taking a backseat just five days out of Super Bowl 49 on Sunday. Perhaps the team’s biggest headline on Media Day was from tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was his usual outgoing self around the dozens of reporters that piled in to ask questions during his hour of media time. The 25-year-old was flirtatious and modest and even recited excerpts from “A Gronking to Remember”, the failed erotica novel series focused on his skyrocketing career in the NFL. The Patriots will face the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, where they own a 1-point advantage in the latest lines released on Monday.
1-27-15: Another day, another tidbit of information comes out surrounding the New England Patriots and the weight of the footballs during the AFC Championship Game. All of New England would like to put all talk of deflated footballs behind them, but that could be difficult with Tuesday being Media Day. Patriots fans are likely tired of hearing about this and would like the game to finally start. For Patriots fans who waited on buying Super Bowl tickets, they could capitalize on falling prices. The current secondary market average price of Super Bowl tickets is $5,762.17, a 5.6% drop from yesterday. he get-in price has also dropped significantly, now at $3,299, which is down from $3,750.
1-26-15: The Super Bowl coverage has been all about deflate-gate, but let us talk about what has been actually going on with the Patriots over the last week. Tom Brady is dealing with a cold, but has not missed practice. Brandon LaFell and Bryan Stork are listed as questionable on the team’s bye-week injury report. Off the field, former Seattle Seahawk Brandon Browner, who missed last year’s Super Bowl because he was suspended due to violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, is excited to play in this year’s big game.
1-23-15: It’s likely the Patriots and their fans can’t wait for the Super Bowl to kick off. The sooner the game starts, the sooner the Patriots can hope to put all the headlines surrounding deflated footballs behind them. Even while no one has been talking about the game lately, there is high demand surrounding ticket prices on the secondary market. The current average price for Patriots Super Bowl tickets is $4,833.25, which is 14.7% above New England’s last trip to the Super Bowl.
The get-in price is currently $2,395, which would also top Super Bowl XLVI for the most expensive ticket since TicketIQ has kept track of data in 2010.
1-21-15: While the Patriots are making headlines for non-Super Bowl related stories, fans looking for Patriots Super Bowl tickets will continue to pay high prices on the secondary market. Both the average and get-in price for Super Bowl tickets has risen on the secondary market. The current average price for the game is $4,427.92, which is up 12.52% over this time last year. At its current average, this Super Bowl would be the most expensive TicketIQ has tracked over the past six seasons.
The get-in price is now $2,125, which is up $268 from the conclusion of the AFC Championship Game.
1-20-15: The Patriots blew out the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7, in the AFC Championship Game on
Sunday. Since center Bryan Stork missed the contest due to a knee injury, right guard
Ryan Wendell started in his place. Tom Brady, who threw for three touchdowns on
Sunday, became the NFL’s all-time leading passer in postseason history. Rob
Gronkowski, who caught a touchdown in the game, won the Comeback Player of the Year award last week.
1-12-15: In the first game of the divisional round, the Patriots made their greatest comeback in
franchise playoff history, as they became the first team to come back from being down 14
points twice to win a postseason game. New England was trailing by 14 points in the first and third quarters, but battled back to win, 35-31, behind four Tom Brady touchdowns and a trick pass play that led to a Julian Edelman passing touchdown to Danny Amendola.
1-5-15: The Associated Press All-Pro team was released last week, and Rob Gronkowski and Darrelle Revis were named to it. The star tight end was a unanimous selection to the team. He and rest of the Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round of the playoffs. The last time New England played John Harbaugh’s team, the Patriots were celebrating a 41-7 victory.