PATS vs JETS TONIGHT…NO FANS AT GILLETTE STADIUM THE REST OF THE SEASON
The Patriots take on the Jets in the Meadowlands tonight on Monday Night Football. You can listen to the Patriots on WNAW AM 1230 in North Adams and WBEC AM 1240 in Pittsfield. The NFL prohibits stations from streaming games on station APPs.
The Pats have lost their last 4 games and sit at 2 wins and 4 loses so far on the season. The 2 and 4 record put the Pats in 3rd place in the AFC East behind the streaking Bills who won again yesterday and sit at 7 and 2. The Dolphins kept pace edging out the Cardinals and are second in the division with a 5 and 3 record. If the Patriots don’t win against the Jet all hell will break loose in Patriots Nation. The Jets currently winless on the season with a record of 0 and 8.
The Pats defensive star Stephon Gilmore will miss his second straight game tonight with a knee injury. Also announced yesterday Wide Receiver N’Keal Harry is out with a concussion and rookie Running Back J.J. Taylor is not playing due to illness.
The Patriots announced today that they will not be allowing fans in the stands at Gillette Stadium for the remainder of the 2020 season. The same goes for the Kraft owned Major League Soccer team the New England Revolution. Other professional and college teams have allowed a small percentage of fans into the stadium to watch games this season.
Governor Baker’s Covid-19 updated restrictions that went into effect last Friday will continue to prevent Pats and Revolution fans into Gillette Stadium. The Patriots have 4 more home games on the schedule this season and the Revolution finished up their regular season over the weekend and will begin playoff action in a couple of weeks.
Here is the official statement that Gillette Stadium released earlier today.
"Throughout the last several months, Gillette Stadium officials and the Kraft Sports + Entertainment organization have worked diligently to develop a plan to safely host fans at a reduced capacity. We have done so in collaboration with a team of infectious disease experts and the Massachusetts Reopening Advisory Board and feel confident in our plan, which complies with guidelines issued by the CDC, the National Football League and Major League Soccer.
We have recently been informed that the Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting large capacity venues from opening to the public will remain in force for the remainder of the 2020 football and soccer seasons.
We understand that the advisory board, Governor Baker and Lt. Governor Polito made this decision with the health and safety of the community in mind. Still, we know that this decision will be disappointing to the friends and family members of our respective teams and countless Patriots and Revolution Season Ticket Members who were eager to attend games this season.
As we turn our focus to 2021, we will continue to work closely with the advisory board to safely reopen our building. We look forward to welcoming Patriots and Revolution fans back home to Gillette Stadium upon being granted approval next year."
Tonight’s game is in the Meadowlands in NJ, like in Foxborough, no fans will be in the stands tonight. Currently 11 NFL teams do not allow fans to attend games because of local Covid-19 guidelines.