Patriots WR Gordon inactive against Lions

Annette Crawford
September 24, 2018

Former colleagues now foes: Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia are on opposite sidelines, with Patricia trying to notch his first win as an National Football League coach. He reportedly suffered the hamstring injury during a promotional video that wasn't team related.

It wasn't that Gronkowski didn't want to play in Detroit; he didn't want to play anywhere other than New England, according to sources.

The Lions will get starting right guard T.J. Brady connects with James White for a 10-yard touchdown on 3rd-and-8 and the Patriots cut it to a one possession game. Shortly after news broke that Gordon wouldn't be seeing game action at Ford Field, countless Patriots fans took to Twitter to express their disappointment. Still a successful first half for their offense.

The Patriots already know they'll be without three players for Week 3 - Trey Flowers, Eric Rowe and Patrick Chung have already been ruled out.


The Patriots and Lions were apparently closing in on a blockbuster deal involving Gronkowski during the week of the NFL Draft.

New England enters Week 3 coming off a loss of its own.

Over two career games against the Packers, Gronkowski has eight catches for 123 yards and no touchdowns. Quarterback Matthew Stafford was 5-for-6 through the air on the drive.

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