STADIUM: Gillette Stadium
REFEREE: Alex Kemp
DATE: Sunday, October 8, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) NO: 121 or 389 NE: 111 or 230
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: NE leads series, 10-5 (won 2 of past 3)
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 9/26/21: NO 28 at NE 13
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Dennis Allen vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-1 Reg. Season: 17-40 (.298) Postseason: 0-0
Bill Belichick vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 5-2 Reg. Season: 299-155 (.659) Postseason: 31-13 (.705)
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS NOTES:
- QB DEREK CARR passed for 3 TDs vs. INT in his last game vs. NE (12/18/22 w/ LV). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NE with 2+ TD passes & 5th in row vs. NE with 20+ completions.
- QB TAYSOM HILL had rush TD in last meeting.
- RB ALVIN KAMARA had 13 receptions & 84 scrimmage yards (51 rush, 33 rec.) in season debut in Week 4. Has 6 career games with 10+ receptions, tied-3rd most by RB all-time. Aims for his 6th in row with 80+ scrimmage yards. Had 118 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 29 rec.) & TD catch in last meeting.
- WR CHRIS OLAVE has 6+ catches & 85+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 games this season. Has 60+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 on road.
- WR MICHAEL THOMAS led team with 53 rec. yards last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 10 of his past 11. Aims for his 7th in row on road with 5+ catches. Had 5 receptions for 89 yards in his only career game vs. NE (9/17/17).
- DE CAMERON JORDAN had TFL & PD in last meeting & aims for his 4th in row vs. NE with TFL.
- DT BRYAN BRESEE (rookie) had 1st-career full sack & 3 TFL in Week 4, 2nd rookie with 3 TFL in single game in 2023.
- LB DEMARIO DAVIS had 2 TFL & 2 PD in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. NE with 2+ TFL. Has 5+ tackles in 11 of 12 career games vs. NE.
- LB PETE WERNER tied for team lead with 8 tackles last week & aims for his 5th in row with 7+ tackles.
- CB MARSHON LATTIMORE aims for his 4th in row on road with 5+ tackles & PD. Had 10 tackles & INT in last meeting. Ranks tied-3rd in NFL with 6 PD in 2023.
- CB ALONTAE TAYLOR & CB ISAAC YIADOM rank tied-1st in NFL with 7 PD each. Yiadom had 2nd-career INT last week.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS NOTES:
- HC BILL BELICHICK can become 3rd coach in NFL history to win 300+ reg. season games, joining HOFers Don Shula (328) & George Halas (318).
- QB MAC JONES passed for 270 yards in last meeting. Has 10 TDs vs. 2 INTs with 93.9 rating in his past 7 home starts.
- RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON has 60+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 games this season.
- RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT has TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. NO.
- WR KENDRICK BOURNE has 4+ catches in 3 of 4 games this season. Had 6 catches for 96 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 3 rec. TDs in 3 career games vs. NO.
- WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER has 4+ catches in both home games this season. Had 11 catches for 115 yards in only career game vs. NO (12/23/18 w/ Pit.).
- TE HUNTER HENRY led team with 4 catches for 51 yards last week. Is 1 of 3 TEs (Evan Engram & Sam LaPorta) with 50+ rec. yards in 3 games this season. Had 5 catches in last meeting & has TD catch in 2 of 3 career games vs. NO.
- LB JOSH UCHE had 2nd sack of season last week. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC with sack.
- LB JAHLANI TAVAI had PD, 2 TFL & 1st sack of season in Week 4.
- DE DEATRICH WISE had 1st sack of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with 0.5 sacks.
- CB MYLES BRYANT set career highs in tackles (10) & FFs (2) in Week 4 & is 1 of 2 players (Khalil Mack) with 10+ tackles & 2+ FFs in a game this season. Has PD in 2 of past 3.
- S KYLE DUGGER led team with career-best 15 tackles & had TFL last week, tied-most tackles by a DB in a game this season. Aims for 4th in row with TFL & 3rd in row with 7+ tackles.