Found October 19, 2013 on FF Locker Room:
AFC East Game Preview :  New England Patriots at the New York Jets in Week 7!   The New England Patriots may be dealing with a slew of injuries, but their most important player is still healthy while expecting another main part to be making his debut. Tom Brady had a few issues with the New York Jets early in the season as they held him to 185 yards and just 1 touchdown. In prior years, Brady has had his ups and downs against the Jets with more ups then downs. In his last 7 games, Brady has been able to record 16 touchdowns to 3 interceptions with 5 multiple touchdown games and 4 games with 300-plus yards passing. A week after engineering a stunning game-winning drive in the final seconds, Brady may be hoping things go a lot easier Sunday at MetLife Stadium as he tries to continue his dominance of the Jets. New England (5-1) leads the AFC East by 1 1/2 games over second-place Miami Dolphins despite an injured list that’s grown to 10 players. Star linebacker Jerod Mayo (torn pectoral...

Jets rookie says NFL pampers Brady

So New York Jets rookie Sheldon Richardson says the NFL babies New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. For those wondering what exactly that might look like, the New York Post is here to help. In their story advancing Sunday's latest Patriots-Jets matchup, Richardson never really talked about "babying," but the beauty of the tabloid world is that it takes only...

Jets rookie says Tom Brady gets special treatment from NFL

Sheldon Richardson is a Jets rookie. Most people, much less NFL fans, have never heard of him, but he has decided to assume the mantle of the New York player running his mouth before Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Richardson’s attack method is not a new one — he’s going after quarterback Tom Brady, and he’s saying the Patriots get special treatment from the league...

Brett Favre Says Tom Brady Having His Most Impressive Season Despite Not Having ‘Tom Brady-Like’ Stats

Brett Favre knows a thing or two about a thing or two about having a good season in the NFL. The future Hall of Famer played almost 20 full seasons in the league going to 11 Pro Bowls and (finally) retiring as one of the best signal-callers the game has seen. He also saw some frustrating seasons, especially in Green Bay, where the team was in a state of transition at times. Ironically...

Patriots Offensive Line Struggles for Third Game in a Row

Four games into this season, the New England Patriots' offensive line was ranked 5th by profootball focus. They had allowed seven sacks and Tom Brady fumbled twice over those four games. Since that time, the Patriots' o-line has given up four sacks... to the Cincinnati Bengals, five sacks to the New Orleans Saints, and four sacks the the New York Jets. Brady has fumbled a...

No. 10 Miami hangs on for comeback win at UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- "Tom Brady. Tom Brady." Those were the words Miami offensive coordinator James Coley kept saying to his senior quarterback, Stephen Morris, as he prepared to take the field for Miami's last chance at staying undefeated. Weird, right? After all, Morris had looked nothing like Tom Brady through much of Thursday night's game at North Carolina....

Sheldon Richardson: Brady isn't Superman

Owners, players and coaches always have a different mentality on how to approaches their upcoming opponents. Some show their match-up extreme respect by never underestimating them, others will say whatever they can to criticize. By downplaying your opponent, you can maybe instill a sense of confidence in your own team. There is no shock that the New York Jets seem to be taking this...

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski cleared to play

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play and will make his season debut Sunday against the New York Jets, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Drew Rosenhaus said, “Rob Gronkowski has now been cleared by all his doctors to play Sunday in the Jets game.” — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 18, 2013 Gronkowski has missed the first six games of the...

Report: Rob Gronkowski travels with Patriots, Aqib Talib doesn't

Tight end Rob Gronkowski traveled with the New England Patriots to New York, reports Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, announced Friday in a statement to the media that his client has been medically cleared to play Sunday against the Jets. Gronkowski will make his season debut tomorrow after missing six games while recovering from back and forearm...

NFL Week 7: Patriots @ Jets

We all remember the infamous butt fumble game last Thanksgiving. Can Tom Brady and the Patriots bite another chunk out of the Jets’ soul in this Week 7 AFC East division rivalry matchup? The Patriots continue to surprise the NFL Sunday after Sunday. Last week, with half of Gillette Stadium leaving early to catch the Sox, New England executed a 70-yard game-winning touchdown drive...

What % of Pink Merchandise Sales Actully Goes to American Cancer Society?

Less than 10 percent of the overall sales from pink NFL merchandise actually goes toward cancer research, according to a recent report. Here’s the breakdown: 50 percent to the retailer; 37.5 percent to the manufacturer; 8.1 percent to the American Cancer Society for research; 3.24 percent to the administration at the Society; and 1.25 percent to the NFL. At least they’re raising...

Fantasy Football Injury News: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is active

The New England Patriots and QB Tom Brady finally gets one of their best offensive weapons back on the field this afternoon. Adam Schefter and multiple sources are reporting this morning that Rob Gronkowski is officially active for the first time this afternoon as New England faces the New York Jets. There has been a lot of speculation in recent weeks when Gronkowski might actually...

Jets dominate Pats on 3rd down, possession time

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets' 30-27 overtime victory over the New England Patriots stands out on the NFL scoreboard, and two categories stand out in the game's box score.Gang Green was dominant on third down Sunday, particularly on defense, holding the New England Patriots' offense to a 1-for-12 conversion rate."Obviously, we put that in the 'good'...

AccuScore Game Preview: Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots

Game Projection PTS TO Miami Dolphins 22.0 1.5 New England Patriots 25.9 1.5 Projected Leaders Passing: Tom Brady (NWE) 285.0 yds Rushing: Stevan Ridley (NWE) 63.8 yds Receiving: Rob Gronkowski (NWE) 110.7 yds Live Betting Predictions Point Spread AccuScore Probability 219 Miami Dolphins +7 57.8% 220 New England Patriots -7 38.0% Over / Under AccuScore...

Jets-Patriots Preview

The New England Patriots suffered another major loss on the defensive side of the football last week, with Jerrod Mayo out now with a season-ending injury. Even so, the Patriots’ defense always seems to focus on one aspect of the opponent and completely removes it from the game’s equation. We saw that two weeks ago when Julio Jones of Atlanta was a non-factor in the Falcons...
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