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Patriots Notes: Josh Gordon Takes Only Mental Reps In First Game With Pats DETROIT - Some leftover notes and nuggets from the New England Patriots' 26-10 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday night at Ford Field:. - Despite initial optimism over Josh Gordon's availability, the recently acquired wide receiver was inactive for his first game with the Patriots following his trade from the Cleveland Browns earlier in the week.

Rob Gronkowski confirmed he threatened to retire rather than play elsewhere After the Patriots fell to the Lions 26-10, Rob Gronkowski was asked about the report that he had threatened to retire rather than play for another organization. Gronkowski confirmed the incident, noting that he had no intention of catching passes from anyone but Tom Brady.

We need to do everything better’: Bill Belichick’s takeaway from the Patriots’ second straight loss was clear Patriots coach Bill Belichick was a man of few words following his team's 26-10 loss to former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions Sunday night. "The Lions did everything a lot better than we did tonight, so give them credit," Belichick said.

Why Stephon Gilmore Wasn't To Blame For Long Touchdown In Patriots' Loss DETROIT - To a layman, it appeared Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore let up two touchdowns Sunday night in New England's 26-10 loss to the Detroit Lions. But Patriots safety Duron Harmon said after the game that one of those scores was on him. "Well, that was a miscommunication between me and myself," Harmon said.

Tom Brady Wants To See More James White In Patriots' Struggling Offense DETROIT - Tom Brady called for a change after the New England Patriots put forth one of their worst offensive efforts in recent memory Sunday night against the Detroit Lions. He wants James White to have a more prominent role in the New England's offense.

Lions' Kerryon Johnson breaks the 100-yard rushing mark in win over Patriots DETROIT - Lions rookie Kerryon Johnson was a sophomore in high school the last time the Lions featured a 100-yard rusher in a game. That was Reggie Bush, who scampered for 117 yards at the Thanksgiving game on Nov. 28, 2013. That is a mighty long time ago.

Patriots' Defensive Issues Clearly Didn't Start And End With Matt Patricia DETROIT - Everything made so much more sense in New England two short weeks ago. The Patriots were coming off a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans in which their defense looked markedly better than they had seven months prior in Super Bowl LII. Plus, the Detroit Lions lost to the New York Jets 48-17 just one night later.

Five things to know about the Lions' big upset win over the Patriots Five things to note about the win:. Matthew Stafford was back. The quarterback's play in the first six quarters of the season was head-scratchingly awful. He started improving in the second half at San Francisco a week ago and it continued through all four quarters on Sunday.

5 takeaways from the Patriots' 26-10 drubbing in Detroit Rarely have there been beatdowns as thorough as the one the Patriots received on Sunday night. Sure, they were briefly within three points early in the third quarter, after an interception and a short field translated to their only touchdown of the night.

It’s no way to play football’: Tom Brady laments Patriots’ execution against Lions "We're not executing well enough on a down-by-down basis, certainly not on a high level that we should have our expectations set at." After falling to both the Lions in Week 3 and the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2, the Patriots have lost back-to-back games by double-digits for the first time since December 2002.

Tom Brady says he wants more James White, so does he want less Sony Michel? New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said James White needed to get the ball more often during the Week 3 loss to the Detroit Lions.

Patriots’ wide receiver issues on full display during loss against Lions Neither Chris Hogan nor Phillip Dorsett are able to carry New England's offense as number one receivers, while Cordarrelle Patterson's skill set appears to be limited despite his outstanding athleticism.

Patriots lack urgency once again as questions mount When a team doesn't respond the way it preaches it has to all week, it's fair to question the head coach. Is Bill Belichick's message getting across?

Stafford throws two TDs as Lions stun Patriots Matthew Stafford had two touchdown passes to help the Detroit Lions upset the New England Patriots 26-10.

Rob Gronkowski confirms he threatened to retire if traded from Patriots On Sunday morning prior to the New England Patriots Week 3 game in Detroit against the Lions, it was reported that the two teams had neared an agreement on a Rob Gronkowski trade ahead of the 2018 draft - but the tight end derailed the entire thing by threatening to retire if he were traded.

Guregian: Patriots don't give Josh Gordon much to look at DETROIT - Josh Gordon stood next to wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea and practice squad quarterback Danny Etling for much of last night's game. After being traded to the Patriots last week, he was inactive for the contest with the Lions.

Could it be that Patriots simply are not very good? The Patriots are 1-2, with a victory over still winless Houston, an understandable loss to the Jaguars, and now this thoroughly embarrassing loss to a previously winless team that they were supposed to thoroughly embarrass. This feels bigger than one surprising loss.

Watch Bill Belichick Embrace Matt Patricia After Patriots-Lions Game Bill Belichick typically doesn't make much of the postgame handshake with the opposing coach, but Sunday night at Ford Field proved to be a rare exception. Belichick and the New England Patriots suffered their second straight loss in Week 3, an ugly 26-10 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions.

Instant analysis of the Lions' takedown of the Patriots The struggles continued for the New England Patriots in their 26-10 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 3. New England's defense was worrisome for the second week in a row. The running lanes were wide open, specifically for Lions rookie running back Kerryon Johnson who had 16 carries for 101 yards.

Detroit Lions 26, New England Patriots 10 highlights From start to finish, Matt Patricia's Lions shut down Bill Belichick's Patriots to claim the 26-10 win on Sunday Night Football.

Twitter reacts to Patriots' one-sided loss to the Lions As the New England Patriots dropped to 1-2 on the season, frustration continues to boil over for those watching. Let's take a look at some of the frustration that was posted on Twitter during the Patriots' loss to the Detroit Lions.

New England Patriots lose to Detroit Lions: Game recap, score, stats What: New England Patriots vs Detroit Lions. When: Sunday, Sept. 23, 5:20 p.m. PT/8:20 p.m. Where: Ford Field, Detroit, MI. Watch online: You can watch the live stream of the game on nbcsports.com/live, verizonwireless.com, playstationvue, AppleTV, SlingTV or by FuboTV.

Instant Analysis: Patriots look awful for 10 straight quarters of football, lose to Lions 26-10 The New England Patriots looked awful against the Detroit Lions as they lost 26-10. We'll have plenty to review over the coming days, but the preliminary report is straight-forward. They weren't able to get open against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week.

Winners and losers from Patriots' embarrassing loss to the Lions Here are the winners and losers from the New England Patriots' 26-10 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 3. The Lions delivered the Patriots a sobering blow, and put on display New England's glaring vulnerabilities.

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