As the Red Sox lost to the Indians 4-3 in extra innings, the Patriots fell to the Lions on Sunday night, 26-10.
Here’s a look at a few other stories:
Troy Brown had strong words after Rob Gronkowski confirmed the trade report: In the locker room after the Sunday night loss in Detroit, Rob Gronkowski unequivocally confirmed the report that he was almost traded to the Lions in the offseason.
Afterward, former Patriots receiver Troy Brown – now an analyst for NBC Sports Boston – said that the Patriots ship is now “capsizing.”
"The ship is no longer rocking. It's capsizing" – Troy Brown on Gronkowski confirming the trade stuff
— DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) September 24, 2018
“You don’t like when your players say anything else to the press, so I’m sure he didn’t like that comment,” Brown followed up on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Monday morning.
The latest from Boston.com:
- 26 thoughts on the Patriots’ disheartening loss to the Lions
- 5 takeaways from the Patriots’ 26-10 drubbing in Detroit
- ‘It’s no way to play football’: Tom Brady laments Patriots’ execution against Lions
- ‘We need to do everything better’: Bill Belichick’s takeaway from the Patriots’ second straight loss was clear
- Trent Dilfer was right on cue after the Patriots fell to 1-2
‘Yes, it’s time to panic about these Patriots’: As comfortable as some Patriots fans might still be despite the being 1-2, there are some genuine problems in the team’s execution. [Boston Globe]
Chris Gronkowski weighed in on the lack of options in the passing game:
— Chris Gronkowski (@Chrisgronkowski) September 24, 2018
A piece of (ignominious) history for the Patriots:
This is the first time the Patriots have lost back-to-back games by double-digits since December 16-22, 2002 against the Jets and Titans.
They've played 244 games since that stretch. pic.twitter.com/xzlJUNshXH
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 24, 2018
Daily highlight: In his first NFL start, Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen hurdled a defender to get a first down. The Bills staged a stunning upset of the Vikings in Minnesota, winning 27-6.
Yep. @JoshAllenQB is out here hurdling defenders ?
— NFL (@NFL) September 23, 2018