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New England Patriots
It may not have flashed on your typical stat sheet, but Jermaine Cunningham was giving Andrew Luck fits in Sunday’s Colts-Patriots matchup.
The third-year defensive end had the tough task of replacing rookie Chandler Jones as an every-down player when Jones left the game with an ankle injury. Between playing Jones’ defensive end spot and Cunningham’s usual third down defensive tackle position, the former Gator was getting into the Colts’ backfield on almost every play, giving right tackle Winston Justice fits on the field, especially in the first half.
Cunningham was such a problem the Colts had to start using double teams to contain the Florida product, which allowed Rob Ninkovich, Vince Wilfork and Kyle Love more opportunities to penetrate the offensive line. When the Patriots started blitzing their linebackers, they were giving Luck even less time, forcing bad throws from the rookie quarterback.
It may not have been a coincidence that the Patriots started rushing Jerod Mayo, Bran...
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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski underwent surgery on his broken forearm this morning and is expected to miss a few weeks.
As @profootballtalk reported a minute ago, I’ve been told Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski already went thru surgery, will be out a few weeks.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 19, 2012
Gronkowski will have to have his arm in a cast for at least...
With all the excitement after the Patriots’ triumphant performance on Sunday evening from Foxboro, lost in the shuffle was the absence of one of New England’s biggest stars.
Late in the fourth quarter, tight end Rob Gronkowski was seen leaving the field with a team doctor, headed towards the locker room. Following the game, it was announced that Gronk had suffered a broken forearm...
Brandon Lloyd has been a disappointment this year no matter how you slice it. Now, we've gotten some confirmation that the Patriots coaches feel the same way.According to Mike Reiss' snap counts he was passed over on the depth chart by Julian Edelman - who filled it very nicely.Lloyd finished the game with four catchers for 45 yards and was largely a non factor. Rotoworld...
Aqib Talib returns this interception for a touchdown
The New England Patriots played one of their best overall games of the season on Sunday, defeating the Indianapolis Colts 59-24. Their offense did their normal thing, driving up and down the field with their passing game and slowly taking the will from the Colts. On this Sunday, however, it was the defense that really was the difference...
A person familiar with Rob Gronkowski's injury says the New England Patriots tight end has undergone surgery for a broken forearm.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement, and did not say which arm was injured. The team could not confirm that Gronkowski had an operation, Patriots spokesman Stacey James said...
The New England Patriots may have put a whooping on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, but they lost their second-most important offensive player in the process. Aside from Tom Brady, no player is more crucial to New England’s success on offense than Rob Gronkowski. Now that Gronk is expected to miss at least four weeks with a broken forearm, the Patriots will need to make some...
The New England Patriots superb offense finally got some help from the rest of the team.
The Patriots used three scoring passes from Tom Brady, two touchdowns on interception returns and another on a punt return to match a team single-game scoring record in a 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
The first matchup between three-time Super Bowl winner Brady and star rookie...
According to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to miss 4-8 weeks after undergoing surgery on his broken left forearm this morning.
If Gronkowski can be back in four weeks, that means he’ll be ready for their December 23th week 16 game against the Jaguars. If he’s not ready by then, he may not be back on the field until the playoffs...
New England Patriots (7-3) at New York Jets (4-6)
The Patriots suffered a serious injury last week, losing Rob Gronkowski for at least 4 weeks with a broken arm. Gronkowski is an incredible football player and one of the top offensive players in the NFL and his absence obviously hurts. However, no one does the “next man up” thing offensively better than the Patriots. Remember...
I was planning on waxing eloquent about the Patriots huge victory tonight, but at the moment, I'm just trying to fight my way out of the catatonic state that Rob Gronkowski's broken forearm has put me in...
Let's skip over the big story for a moment though, and concentrate on what was a truly excellent game by the Patriots. I missed the better part of the 1st half...
This week, the New England Patriots travel down to MetLife Stadium, to take on long-time division rival New York Jets.This is one of those division rivalries that isn't among the top three in the league, but it always delivers enough intrigue to keep you coming back for more.In the two team's matchup back in Week 7, it was the Patriots that narrowly won the game, coming down...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, two old rivals, met Sunday for the first time since Peyton Manning moved on to Denver. Star rookie Andrew Luck is now the Indianapolis quarterback, and he showed some of the special stuff he possesses, but New England pulled away and beat the Colts 59-24 in a wild one. The Patriots tied the franchise record...