New England Patriots

Eddie Griffin

Written by: Eddie Griffin

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2021 Record: 0-0

While Tom Brady steered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to Super Bowl success in his first season following his departure from the New England Patriots, his former team did not take too well to life without him.

All good things must come to an end, and Brady’s time with the Patriots had run its course. But while Brady showed he could still be a prominent part of a championship-winning club (and thoroughly enjoy the spoils of victory as well), the Patriots stumbled to a 7-9 record without him. The drop-off ended a run of 11 straight AFC East titles and 11 straight trips to the NFL playoffs, and it was the first time the Patriots had a losing season since 2000, Bill Belichick’s first season in Foxboro.

Will 2021 bring a return to prominence for the Patriots? They were a very busy team in the offseason, making a number of moves designed to hasten their rebuild. But preseason NFL futures odds don’t see a quick return to the top, as the Patriots find themselves in the middle of the pack, at best. A run at a postseason berth could be in the cards, but quarterback play, whether it is veteran Cam Newton or rookie Mac Jones, will make or break the Patriots. Last year, it was one of the things that broke them, as Newton struggled with injury, illness, and ineffectiveness.

Over the last two decades, the Patriots have shown numerous times that writing them off is a dangerous move, but that was partly due to Brady’s presence. In the present, they have their work cut out for them to finish ahead of two rising teams, the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, in the AFC East and return to the postseason.

New England Patriots 2021 Schedule

Week 1

Date, Matchup, and TV Broadcast Information

Sunday, September 12, 2021: vs Miami Dolphins, 4:25 pm ET, CBS

Miami Dolphins vs New England Patriots Betting Odds

  • Spread: Miami Dolphins +2.5 (-105), New England Patriots -2.5 (-114)
  • Total: OVER 45 (-110), UNDER 45 (-110)
  • Moneyline: Miami Dolphins +124, New England Patriots -146

Week 2

Sunday, September 19, 2021: at New York Jets, 1:00 pm ET, CBS

Week 3

Sunday, September 26, 2021: vs New Orleans Saints, FOX

Week 4

Sunday, October 3, 2021: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 8:20 pm ET, NBC

Week 5

Sunday, October 10, 2021: at Houston Texans, 1:00 pm ET, CBS

Week 6

Sunday, October 17, 2021: vs Dallas Cowboys, 1:00 pm ET, CBS

Week 7

Sunday, October 24, 2021: vs New York Jets, 1:00 pm ET, CBS

Week 8

Sunday, October 31, 2021: at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 pm ET, CBS

Week 9

Sunday, November 7, 2021: at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 pm, CBS

Week 10

Sunday, November 14, 2021: vs Cleveland Browns, 1:00 pm, CBS

Week 11

Thursday, November 18, 2021: at Atlanta Falcons, 8:20 pm ET, FOX/NFL Network

Week 12

Sunday, November 28, 2021: vs Tennessee Titans, 1:00 pm ET, CBS

Week 13

Monday, December 6, 2021: at Buffalo Bills, 8:15 pm ET, ESPN

Week 14


Week 15

Sunday, December 19, 2021: at Indianapolis Colts, TBD

Week 16

Sunday, December 26, 2021: vs Buffalo Bills, 1:00 pm ET, CBS

Week 17

Sunday, January 2, 2022: vs Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 pm ET, CBS

Week 18

Sunday, January 9, 2022: at Miami Dolphins, 1:00 pm ET, CBS

New England Patriots 2021 Betting Information

  • SU: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)
  • ATS: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)
  • O/U: 0-0-0 (0-0-0 home, 0-0-0 away)

New England Patriots 2021 Statistical Summary


  • Scoring Offense: 0.0
  • Scoring Defense: 0.0

Total Yards Per Game

  • Offense: 0.0
  • Defense: 0.0

Passing Yards Per Game

  • Offense: 0.0
  • Defense: 0.0

Rushing Yards Per Game

  • Offense: 0.0
  • Defense: 0.0

New England Patriots 2021 Season NFL Futures Odds

Odds to Win Super Bowl LVI

  • August 13: +3700

Odds to Win the AFC Championship

  • August 13: +1700

Odds to Win the AFC East Title

  • August 13: +360

Odds to Make the NFL Playoffs

  • August 13: YES +126, NO -154

New England Patriots 2021 Season Win Total

  • August 13: OVER 9 (-140), UNDER 9 (+120)