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No one ever took Rob Ninkovich for a hands man. Two interceptions Sunday night against the Jets go a long way in blowing that perception to bits, especially when one is returned for a 12-yard touchdown.

Patriots Hurting at Linebacker With Absence of Jeff Tarpinian, While Devin McCourty Misses Third Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots' linebacker depth took another hit Friday. Rookie Jeff Tarpinian, who made his first career start Sunday against the Jets, missed practiced for unknown reasons. He hasn't been on the injury report all week. The Patriots also practiced without cornerback Devin McCourty, linebacker Brandon Spikes and linebacker Dane Fletcher, all three of whom...

Patriots QB Tom Brady weighs the merits of hurrying it up, Gronkowski, and other stuff!

Patriots QB Tom Brady met the media earlier today, in a pretty good mood. Considering his team just beat the Jets by a large margin a few days ago, that would make sense. Brady hit on a few topics after a Sunday night game that ended with him completing 12 passes in a row. One pertinent topic revolved around his use of the hurry-up offense, which helped immensely against the Jets...

Patriots coach Bill Belichick breaks down the play-calling duties for the first time

You never know what Bill Belichick will say. Sometimes, you get the one-word answers. Other times, an interesting discussion on an item that hadn’t been addressed in a while. Today, we got both. But the most interesting thing that came out of Belichick’s news conference on the first day of Chiefs Week is that Belichick divulged that Matt Patricia is the defensive play-caller...

And now a moment with the pass rusher himself Andre Carter. No...

And now a moment with the pass rusher himself Andre Carter. No question this guy has been the 2011 defensive MVP for the Patriots and he’s only on a one year deal. Time to lock him up for at least two more!

Mankins happy so far, except for `horrible call'

By Paul KenyonFOXBORO _ Logan Mankins has been getting singled out more than usual this season. Most of the time that has been good news for the all-pro guard, but there have been some negatives, as well. Mankins was one of the big stories for the Patriots in training camp. After spending an unhappy season wearing the franchise tag, he reported on time this year and promptly signed...

Belichick Against his Former Assistants

Scott Pioli (left) with Bill Belichick during the 2001 Super Bowl parade.This Monday night when the Patriots host the Chiefs, Patriots coach Bill Belichick will once again be facing former assistant coaches with the Patriots. Former Patriots defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is currently the Chiefs defensive coordinator. Also, Scott Pioli, the current Chiefs general manager was...

Wes Welker Feels 'All Right' As He Gets Ready for Chiefs

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has gone through a tough stretch with injuries over the last few weeks, but he's not worried about his status for Monday's game against the Chiefs. Welker hurt his neck against the Chiefs, his rib against the Giants and his knee against the Jets. He's been on the injury report with three different ailments in three weeks...

Andre Carter Set a Patriots Record

New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter set a team record during this past Sunday night’s win over the Jets. Carter had a monster night and set the franchise record for most sacks in a game with 4 1/2. “I’m still shocked, still soaking it in,” said Carter. “I’m just happy we went out there and [...]

Video of the day: The Herald’s Patriots reporters break down Chiefs week

Sure, it hasn’t been the crazy week that we saw when the Patriots geared up to play the Jets. But it’s been active, nonetheless. Injuries, a new face on the 53-man roster, and some formerly unknown players making names for themselves. Oh, and we have an extra day to talk about it because the Patriots will play the Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Before all that, colleague Karen...

CB Devin McCourty among the missing from today’s walkthrough practice

After a physical game Sunday night with the Jets, Patriots coach Bill Belichick opted for a light workout today, putting the team through a walkthrough indoors at the Dana Farber Fieldhouse. Colleage Ian Rapoport, who made the trip over, believes it was rest and rejuvenation time before Monday night’s game with the Kansas City Chiefs. To no one’s surprise, cornerback Devin McCourty...

Will the AFC playoffs go through the New England Patriots?

As the regular season winds down, NFL fans have an eye towards the playoffs. In the AFC, will the road to the Super Bowl have to go through the New England Patriots? Given the events of this week, I would have to say that the New England Patriots will likely wind up with the number one seed in the AFC this season. The obituary which was written for the New England Patriots...

When in Roam, Tom Brady delivers

FOXBORO - It looks like chaos. Tom Brady drops back, realizes his receivers are covered, and begins to roam. And...

Patriots Buffet Table – Chiefs at Patriots

by Patriots Daily Kitchen Staff Chiefs coach Todd Haley is incredibly superstitious. He has the second largest rabbit foot collection in the NFL (behind Rex Ryan duh). He also scored the lowest in “Plays well with others” in each of his four years in kindergarten. What to eat? Ol’ friend Miz is preparing Korean BBQ beef this week, or Bulgogi. Todd Haley also happens to...
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