For the first time since Bill Belichick's first year in New England, way back in 2000, the Patriots will play regular-season games while eliminated from postseason contention. But that doesn't mean there isn't any intrigue related to the final two games.
Stephon Gilmore was placed on injured reserve with a quad injury and is out for the rest of the season.
NBC Sports Boston is looking out to San Francisco and trying to interpret if the Niners acquisition of Josh Rosen may have implications for the Patriots. Sticking with quarterbacks, NBC Sports Boston looks at what Josh Allen might be able to teach the Patriots as they search for a new one.