The New England Patriots will aim to get back to winning ways as they host the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
New England lost their second straight game last week in a 21-22 defeat to the Dolphins, while the Carolina beat the Buccaneers 16-6. It is has been more than seven years since the Pats have lost three games in a row, and they will try and avoid their third consecutive loss this afternoon.
Meanwhile Adalius Thomas will reportedly not start today due to disciplinary reasons. The 32-year-old linebacker was among four players sent home on Wednesday because they arrived late for work.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has always been strict with regards to punctuality, believing that discipline is a key for overall success.
The match kicks-off at 1:00 p.m. ET.
UPDATE: Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass and Kevin Faulk added another score on the ground, as the Patriots snapped a two-game losing run with a 20-10 victory over the Panthers.