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This column originally appeared in the October 27th, 2009 edition of Patriots Football Weekly. Some minor updates/additions are in this version.
CBS Also Golden This Season
By Bruce Allen
When a couple celebrates their 50th wedding anniversary there is often a natural tendency to look back at the “glory days” of the past. In the case of the New England Patriots and CBS sports, you can actually make the case that the glory days are right now. Both entities are celebrating 50 years this season – the Patriots 50 years in existence, while CBS is celebrating 50 years of broadcasting the NFL. Both have come a long way from their early roots.
CBS broadcast their first NFL game way back in 1946, (NBC had broadcast an NFL game as early as 1939 but only had two affiliates at the time.) but it wasn’t until 1956 that CBS did their first full season of games. With the exception of a five year period in the mid-1990′s when they were outbid by FOX for the broadcast rights, CBS has carried each NF...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Patriots are still the best franchise in the AFC. The problem is that their weaknesses are the same every season. They have a weak defense and no deep threat on the outside. Last year they tried to use Chad Johnson and this year is Lloyd, neither are helping out. The defense is young and can be exposed. How far can they go?
Here's a look at their remaining schedule...
With six teams on a bye, week seven was three games short of a full complement of games. Where the games lacked in number, they made up for in suspense.
During the week, 13 games were played. Of those 13 games, 11 were decided by one score.
Two went into overtime, one was decided by a single point, and another was decided by the white paint that lines the back end of the end zone...
Patriots place CB Ras-I Dowling on Injured Reserve: bit.ly/QKs3ys— New England Patriots (@Patriots) October 26, 2012Well, that was short lived. So some Patriots fans might be like, whatever it's just Ras-I Dowling. The thing is, Ras-I Dowling was basically a first round pick, taken with the 1st overall pick in the second round. Belichick passed on guys like Brook Reeds to take...
Brandon Lloyd has been a disappointment thus far in the season in more ways than one for Patriot fans. And although Lloyd's spectacular sideline grabs may temporarily blind Pats fans from his other weaknesses, his inability to catch easy passes almost cost New England the game against the Jets last week. Lloyd dropped two passes over the middle that would've gone for big...
On Nov. 3, New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft will receive the inaugural NFL Players Association Georgetown Lombardi Award. The award is given to a sports leader whose life has been touched by cancer, encourages research and prevention through awareness and philanthropy, according to the press release. Bob Kraft lost his wife, Myra, to the disease last year. Kraft will...
Fantasy football owners of TE Aaron Hernandez have had to adjust their rosters this season due to his injury issues this season. This week, Hernandez owners will have to once again look elsewhere for production at the tight end position. The New England Patriots will play the St. Louis Rams in London this week, but Aaron Hernandez will not be playing, in fact, he didn’t even make...
Visanthe Shiancoe hadn't stepped onto the football field for the Patriots this season. That changed Tuesday afternoon.
The 32-year-old tight end has been on short-term injured reserved with an undisclosed injury since the Patriots first signed him back on Sept. 5. But on Tuesday, the nine-year veteran finally returned the practice field, and he couldn't...
According to the New England Patriots official Facebook page, the Pats arrived at Heathrow Airport in London 10 minutes ago, at 2:18 a.m., Eastern time. Below is a photo that the Patriots Facebook and Instagram accounts uploaded yesterday, prior to Vince Wilfork and the team's flight to England.
The Patriots secondary has been the brunt of recent coverage jokes, and rightfully so. The Pats have given up 290 yards of offense through the air per game, ranking them as the fourth-worst team in the NFL in that category. The three teams beneath them are the Saints, Buccaneers and Redskins, who have a combined record of 7-12. Yet, with all of their defensive woes, New England sits...
My understanding is that Aaron Hernandez did not make the trip to London.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 26, 2012More coming...
The New England Patriots are 4-3 and look like a very mediocre football team right now.
“The Patriots are one of the best teams in the NFL”, well at least that is what everyone was saying before the season started. After the week one beat down of the Tennessee Titans, it looked like those people were correct, but since then it has been a different...
Fourth-and-wrong - BostonHerald.com:
The Patriots have had their issues across the board, but the...
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The New England Patriots make their business trip to London to face the St. Louis Cardinals without their playmaker at tight end, Aaron Hernandez. He suffered a setback in practice earlier in the week with difficulty making cuts due to an ankle injury.
Hernandez left the game early in a loss to the Cardinals on September 16th when teammate Julian Edelman...