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New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
It has become the norm this season, but Aqib Talib was the best player on the field on Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.
He was the best defender, best Patriot, best football player — better than Tom Brady or Drew Brees. Unfortunately, his greatness was only on display until the 9:27 mark in the third quarter. Talib layed out to push Darren Sproles out of bounds and grabbed his hip. He was lost for the remainder of the game.
It wasn’t a giant surprise that the Saints marched down the field on the same drive to tie the Patriots 17-17. How New England chose to replace Talib was a bit of a surprise, though.
Before Jimmy Graham, who Talib and the rest of the Patriots held catchless, got injured, the Patriots slid Devin McCourty down from safety to play cornerback. New England inserted rookie Duron Harmon at safety in McCourty’s place. When Graham was out, McCourty stayed at safety and Logan Ryan came in to play cornerback. There were also snaps when the Patriots used six defensive b...
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According to ProFootballTalk.com, Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib likely won’t play this week against the Jets. Per a league source, cornerback Aqib Talib is unlikely to play due to a hip flexor strain suffered in Week Six against the Saints. Talib has been one of the NFL’s top corners this season after slowing down Julio Jones and shutting down Saints tight end Jimmy Graham...
Aqib Talib has been playing out of his mind for the New England Patriots. The shutdown cornerback was a critical component of the Patriots defense of Jimmy Graham on Sunday and the Patriots have placed trust in Talib to cover every opponent's number one receiving threat.
That is why Patriot fans held their breath when Talib limped off the field due to a non-contact injury...
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that a league source has informed him that Patriots CB Aqib Talib is unlikely to play against the Jets this weekend.
Florio adds that it appears as though Talib will miss at least one week.
Talib suffered a hip flexor strain during Week Six game against the Saints. Talib has been unable to practice throughout the week, so this news...
Coming into Sunday's game against the Patriots, Jimmy Graham was an unstoppable force at tight end. In five games, he had already racked up 37 receptions, 593 yards, and six touchdowns. He was not able to add to any of those totals in Foxborough, as he was shut down entirely by Aqib Talib and others when Talib went down with a hip injury.
Talib has been making a name for himself...
Strike another key defensive player from the Patriots’ lineup on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
Per a league source cornerback Aqib Talib is unlikely to play due to a hip flexor strain suffered in Week Six against the Saints.
Talib has drawn rave reviews this year for his work against players like Julio Jones and Roddy White of the Falcons and against Saints tight end...
It’s looking more and more likely Danny Amendola and Aqib Talib will not be suiting up for the Patriots on Sunday.
Amendola (concussion/groin) and Talib (hip) missed practice for the second straight day, according to multiple reports. Tommy Kelly (knee) and Leon Washington (ankle) missed practice, as well.
Starting right guard Dan Connolly returned to the practice field...
For the second day in a row, the Patriots were without Danny Amendola and Aqib Talib at practice.
Aqib Talib has a hip flexor injury and Danny Amendola suffered a concussion during the Saints game.
Also not participating in practice were defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee injury) and Leon Washington. Kelly could be the most alarming absence as his injury goes back to...
FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots already lost Jerod Mayo to injured reserve on Wednesday. They were also missing five key players at practice.
Aqib Talib, Danny Amendola, Tommy Kelly, Leon Washington and Dan Connolly were not present at the start of Wednesday’s session. Talib suffered a hip injury on Sunday against the Saints. Amendola and Connolly were both lost to head injuries...
FOXBORO, Mass. – If there was such thing after six weeks of the season, Aqib Talib would undoubtedly be the Patriots’ team MVP.
The cornerback has shut down Julio Jones, Roddy White, A.J. Green and Jimmy Graham in subsequent weeks. He made a game-saving play in the final seconds against the Falcons and has solidified the Patriots’ secondary with the help of his fellow...
Wednesday's practice had more missing notable names from it than usual and for the way that the Patriots' season has been going, that's pretty amazing.
Jerod Mayo was placed on the season-ending injured reserve, so of course he was not present.
More alarming were the absences of Aqib Talib, Danny Amendola and Tommy Kelly. Talib hobbled off the field in the...
FOXBORO, Mass. — For the second day in a row, Danny Amendola and Aqib Talib missed practice.
It’s not looking good for either player to suit up on Sunday as Amendola recovers from a concussion and Talib mends his injured hip.
Tommy Kelly (knee) and Leon Washington (ankle) also missed practice. Dan Connolly returned to practice after missing Wednesday’s session with...
With Jets-Patriots Week in full swing, Tom Brady — who has enough problems of his own as he deals with the tragedy that befell his face courtesy of a black eye, casually shrugged off New York Jets guard Willie Colon’s efforts at smack talk this week when he said he hates the New England Patriots. […]The post Tom Brady says he isn’t fazed over Willie Colon’s hatred for the...
The New England Patriots announced Wednesday that they have placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve and re-signed defensive tackle Andre Neblett to the 53-man roster. Mayo underwent surgery for a torn pectoral muscle Tuesday. He suffered his injury in the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ 30-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints last Sunday. Mayo had 55 combined tackles...
Now that Jerod Mayo has joined Vince Wilfork on season-ending injured reserve questions about how good the Patriots will be defensively -- and who will be playing -- figure to dominate pregame chatter as they get set to face the Jets Sunday.
Those football teams that use the next-man-up approach (the Patriots being one) are prepared for adversity even though they'd rather not...
In the end, the Patriots were left with Tom Brady and seventy-three seconds. In the end, that was enough to defeat the undefeated New Orleans Saints. When Kenbrell Thompkins came down with that ball in the end zone, I nearly lost it. Ok, I did...