Report: Patriots Have Two Crucial Defenders Landing On COVID-19 List
The NFL is dealing with a surge in new COVID-19 cases. Teams face serious challenges and play without some of their key players. The New England Patriots face similar issue and they have just added two of their key defenders to the COVID-19 list.
ESPN’s Field Yates reported that Matthew Judon and Ja’Whaun Bentley ended up on the COVID list. Rhamondre Stevenson is already on this list. In other words, the Patriots will be without three top players in the upcoming game. Head coach Bill Belichick could really use them on the field on Sunday. He is playing against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fans really hope that both players will return to game action on time. Their performance is of great help for the Patriots.
Patriots LB Matt Judon and Ja’Whaun Bentley went to the COVID-19 list.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 27, 2021
Patriots defenders may leave the COVID list in the next few days
Patriots can’t afford losing other players at this points. Things are already bad for the team. Players should try really hard to secure their spot in the postseason. They play against the Jaguars and Miami Dolphins. Let’s hope that players won’t complicate their position even further.
Judon, Bentley, and Stevenson can return to game action if they are vaccinated and test negative. Stevenson didn’t play in the game against the Bills.
Playing against the Jaguars is not really challenging as they have a terrible record at the moment.
The loss to the Colts put an end to the Patriots’ seven-game win streak. The Jaguars may not be super challenging for the Patriots, but the Miami Dolphins look a bit scary.
If the Patriots miss the chance to make the playoffs this season, head coach Bill Belichick will part ways with a big chunk of his roster. Some of the players struggle more than usual and they don’t fit in his system. Rookie quarterback Mac Jones is doing a decent job despite all the criticism he has received lately. Belichick’s first rounder looks good on the field and he is really trying to do his best.
Let’s see what happens on Sunday. New England really needs to win the remaining games of their schedule.