May 18, 2024

Patriots

The Patriots will look to proper the ship over 3,600 miles away from Foxborough.

Mac Jones and the Patriots will play in Frankfurt, Germany on Sunday. (AP Photograph/Michael Probst)

After stumbling out to a 2-7 begin this season, the Patriots are hoping {that a} trek 3,600 miles from Foxborough would be the correct treatment for his or her prolonged woes.

Invoice Belichick and the Patriots are set to participate of their fourth worldwide sport in franchise historical past, with New England scheduled to tackle the Colts at Deutsche Financial institution Park in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday morning. Kick-off is ready for 9:30 a.m.

The Patriots will as soon as once more be shorthanded going into Sunday’s sport, as Trent Brown, J.C. Jackson, and DeVante Parker have already been dominated out. Jackson’s absence just isn’t injury-related, and comes per week after Jackson reportedly missed curfew the evening earlier than the Patriots performed the Washington Commanders.

The Colts misplaced their beginning QB and promising rookie Anthony Richardson for the season resulting from a shoulder harm, however an Indy offense led by Jonathan Taylor can nonetheless do some injury, particularly if Gardner Minshew can restrict his turnovers.

Right here is Chad Finn’s Unconventional Preview of Patriots-Colts. 

Conor Roche additionally has a breakdown of six Colts to observe for on Sunday.

Comply with alongside right here for dwell updates from Sunday’s worldwide matchup, and test again as soon as the sport wraps for some early observations. 

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8:40: Listed below are Patriots inactives:

As anticipated, Patriots will likely be with out Brown, Parker, and Jackson in roster strikes that had been introduced forward of Sunday. Ja’Whaun Bentley is one other vital loss to New England’s run protection, particularly in opposition to Indy’s Jonathan Taylor.

With Parker out, rookie Kayshon Boutte is energetic for the primary time since Week 1. Boutte performed 55 snaps in New England’s season-opening loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending with no catches on 4 targets. 

8:30: Guten Morgen, Patriots followers.

Right here’s a have a look at warmups from Frankfurt: