Felger & Mazz

Felger & Mazz

Greg Bedard of BostonSportsJournal.com joined Felger & Mazz on Tuesday, as he does every Tuesday during the football season, to discuss the latest with the New England Patriots following their 31-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. While on, Bedard gave his 3 up and 3 down for the Patriots in the defeat.

Some notes from the game courtesy of ESPN…..

The Patriots offense gained only 218 yards Sunday, the team’s second lowest total of the season.

Mac Jones threw another bad interception. He’s thrown six interceptions in October alone. Jones went 19-of-29 passing Sunday, throwing for 161 yards.

Tua Tagovailoa has never lost a game to Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, 6-0 record. Tua completed 30 of 45 passes Sunday. He leads the league in passing yards with 2,416.

The Miami Dolphins have won 16 of it’s last 18 home games. They are 4-0 at home this season.

JuJu Smith-Schuster recorded his first touchdown of the season late in the game. Despite being active, he played in a limited number of snaps.

The Dolphins possessed the ball for 35:55 in the game. The Patriots held the ball for 24:05.

Jalen Ramsey played well in his first game back since tearing the meniscus in his left knee. He bated Mac Jones on a throw down the sideline, intercepting and returning the ball for 49 yards.

DeVante Parker took a rough shot over the middle of the field from Dolphins safety DeShon Elliott, a helmet-to-helmet hit. He was helped off the field and later ruled out due to a head injury. Parker will likely enter into NFL concussion protocol.

Next up for the Patriots are the 3-5 Washington Commanders at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Kickoff at 1 p.m. You can listen to game on the 98.5 Patriots Radio Network. Coverage starts at 10 a.m. with Chris Gasper and Jim Murray live from Splitsville at Patriot Place.

  • 3 UP

    Keion White

    Oct 29, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Keion White (99) reaches for the pass of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

    Oct 29, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Keion White (99) reaches for the pass of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

    Felger: Who’s your number one star for the Patriots, Greg? 

    Greg Bedard: Keion White. I thought he was tremendous in his opportunities against the run. He did have one hurry. You know, I thought he was really good in this game against the Dolphins. 

  • Christian Barmore

    L-R: Patriots DT Christian Barmore, Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill (USA Today)

    L-R: Patriots DT Christian Barmore, Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill (USA Today)

    Felger: Alright. Number two? 

    Greg Bedard: Christian Barmore. He’s been impactful on both sides. He did. He completely lost his mind after that last play, you know, the JuJu Smith-Schuster hit. He was still in the locker room half an hour after the game and was still hot about the play. But he’s played really well the last three or four weeks. 

  • Kyle Dugger

    Dugger

    FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – AUGUST 11: Kyle Dugger #23 of the New England Patriots looks on during the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 11, 2022 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    Felger: Your third star, Greg? 

    Greg Bedard: I’ll go with Kyle Dugger. He was impactful even though he had issues in coverage. I think on that final Waddle touchdown, he could have been better. I do think Dugger is supposed to be there in the middle of the field to at least give the illusion of help. 

  • 3 DOWN

    Mac Jones

    Oct 29, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) leads the team to the field prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

    Oct 29, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones (10) leads the team to the field prior to the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

    Felger: Now, three down. Who are your duds? 

    Greg Bedard: Mac Jones wasn’t good enough and had a chance to make some plays. Plus, there was the interception. **3 More Minutes of Anti-Mac Jones Ranting** 

  • J.C. Jackson

    Nov 18, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson (27) runs after intercepting a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

    Nov 18, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson (27) runs after intercepting a pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

    Felger: Number two, Greg? 

    Greg Bedard: J.C. Jackson. I gave him one and a half touchdowns against. You don’t know what you’ll get with him down to down. Will he be in the right place? Is he going to bite on a play fake? He’s just very undisciplined on the field. I would say it’s been hurting more than helping in his return so far. 

  • Trent Brown*

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 24: Trent Brown #77 of the New England Patriots in action against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: Trent Brown of the New England Patriots in action against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 24, 2023. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

    Felger: Alright, Greg. Number three? 

    Greg Bedard: Trent Brown with an asterisk. I saw him in the locker room after the game. He’s barely walking on his right ankle. He gave up four total quarterback pressures and three hits. I’ve got to give the big guy credit, though, because we’ve been all over him. We’ve questioned him at times. He toughed it out on Sunday. He probably shouldn’t have been out there. He was, though, and I think he did as well as he could, but still not good enough. 

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