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Patriots report cards: The leading receiver was a rookie DB; it’s that bad

The New England Patriots offense has looked pretty bad for stretches in recent weeks. There’s only one reason it hasn’t looked bad all the time.

That’s Rhamondre Stevenson.

Amid spotty offensive line play and Mac Jones’ roller-coaster season behind center, Stevenson has been the one consistent source of production. Case in point: The team’s leading receiver on the night was Marcus Jones, who had two catches for 51 yards.

The problem, of course, is that Jones is a rookie defensive back and that 48 of those yards came on a screen pass where he did all the work after the catch.