The New England Patriots had hope that they would be a playoff team this season, but so far, they’re 0-2.
Both losses came in relatively close contests against the Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins, and the team is struggling in multiple areas.
There have been reports that the Patriots had a players-only meeting after Sunday’s loss to Miami, but linebacker Matthew Judon said no such meeting took place and that there was no need for one, via NBC Sports Boston.
"We don't got to have a come-to-Jesus meeting after the second week."
Matthew Judon addresses if there was a player meeting after the Patriots' loss to the Dolphins pic.twitter.com/vCjDCUYUkW
— NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) September 21, 2023
New England brought in veteran running back Ezekiel Elliott, a three-time Pro Bowler, and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who helped the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl, in the hopes that the two would make them a quality team.
Instead, the team is just 14th in total yards, 22nd in points scored, and 27th in rushing yards so far this season.
The Dallas Cowboys had let go of Elliott because his production had declined over the last couple of years, and so far in 2023, he has only put up 42 yards and 12 carries.
For the first time in his career, he has found himself as a second-stringer, as he is playing behind starter Rhamondre Stevenson.
The Patriots will have an opportunity to pick up their first win of the season on Sunday when they head to face the New York Jets, who are once again being quarterbacked by Zach Wilson.
After that, they will visit the Cowboys and then host the 2-0 New Orleans Saints, followed by contests against the Buffalo Bills and the Dolphins in Week 7 and Week 8, respectively.NEXT: Analyst Believes 1 NFL Team Can Turn Their Season Around