The New Orleans Saints travel to Foxborough, Mass. for a Week 3 matchup against the Bill Belichick-led New England Patriots (12:00 p.m. CDT) Sunday, Sept. 26. The Patriots were quite busy during the first week of free agency following the 2020 campaign. Entering it among the league leaders in salary cap space, the team went on to sign some of the highest-profile players available to bolster positions of need and raise the talent floor of the entire roster.
Let's take a deeper look at the Saints’ Week 3 opponent, the New England Patriots:
New England Patriots' 2020 season recap:
In their first season post-Tom Brady, the Patriots finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs. While the Patriots' special teams and defense struggled, their offense proved to be a liability, forcing costly turnovers and ultimately losing several games. It wasn't all doom and gloom for the Patriots in 2020 however. Cornerback J.C. Jackson stepped up as a ball-hawking corner and securing nine interceptions was a huge bright spot for New England.