Bailey Zappe, QB (NE)

Makes NFL debut

Zappe replaced Brian Hoyer (head) in the first quarter of Sunday's game versus the Packers and completed 10 of 15 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown but lost a fumble in a 27-24 overtime loss.

Zappe entered the game for New England's third offensive drive, making his NFL debut at Lambeau Field. Although the Patriots initially struggled to move the ball and Zappe was stripped while being sacked prior to halftime, the fourth-rounder was more settled in the second half. In fact, with a 25-yard score to DeVante Parker, Zappe became the first rookie quarterback to throw a touchdown pass this season. Although that play could've been blown dead for delay of game, Zappe still helped his team push for an improbable victory in unexpected circumstances, acquitting himself nicely overall. Ahead of Week 5's game versus the Lions, though, Zappe may play only if both Mac Jones (ankle) and Hoyer (head) remain sidelined.

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Game script curtails opportunity

Stevenson rushed 10 times for 54 yards and brought in six of eight targets for 24 yards in the Patriots' 24-10 loss to the Bills on Thursday night. He also fumbled once but recovered.

Mac Jones

Mac Jones

QB | NE

Underwhelming numbers in loss

Jones completed 22 of 36 passes for 195 yards with one touchdown and no interception in the Patriots' 24-10 loss to the Bills on Thursday night. He also rushed three times for seven yards and committed a fumble that was recovered by New England.

Jakobi Meyers

Jakobi Meyers

WR | NE

Examined for head injury

Meyers entered the blue tent to be evaluated for a potential head injury Thursday against the Bills, Chris Mason of The Springfield Republican reports.

Up from practice squad

The Patriots have elevated Vizcaino from the team's practice squad ahead of Thursday night's game against the Bills, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.