Found December 29, 2012 on
Week 17 is usually one of the weirdest weeks in all of football. Teams that have clinched first round byes in the playoffs usually sit star players, while bottom feeder teams sit starters to look at young talent and get a better draft pick. Luckily, both teams in this match-up have something to play for. The 11-4 New England Patriots look to clinch a first round bye with a win and Houston loss. The 7-8 Miami Dolphins are one of the Pats' most bitter rivals, and would love to play spoiler here. Click below for three bold predictions for Sunday's matchup.
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Little big man: Danny Woodhead often leaves some opposing defenders with this look as they try to figure out how a person his size got by them.
When the Patriots need a spark on offense, which believe it or not, they sometimes do, the team often finds themselves turning to the little man with the big heart, Danny Woodhead. The 5-foot-8-inch running back from the slightly undersized...
Good news for the New England Patriots, as tight end Rob Gronkowski has increased his practice workload to the normal level that prepares him for a game, according to a source familiar with how the team’s practice repetitions were divided, per Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.
That means, even if we don't see him Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, he'll be ready for the playoffs...
Going into the offseason, which for Miami officially starts just after the final whistle in New England on Sunday, the Dolphins expect to have money under the cap upwards of 40 million dollars.
While, much of the past 4 years has been spent signing and re-signing players for enormous contracts, the Dolphins as a franchise can turn a new leaf and hit the reset button...
The New England Patriots announced today that they have activated defensive lineman Jermaine Cunningham and signed a pair of practice squad players, wide receiver Kamar Aiken and defensive back Malcom Williams. In addition, they released defensive lineman Ron Brace.From Patriots.com:Cunningham, 24, has played in 11 games with three starts in 2012 and has 24 total tackles, 2.5 sacks...
Miami Dolphins (7-8) at New England Patriots (11-4)
I can’t handicap week 17 games like I do other games (maybe that’s a good thing because I’ve had a rough few weeks), because one of the things I do is look for upcoming distractions and dynamic changes on their schedule. In week 17, I can’t do that, so instead I have to look at what this game means do these two teams. The...
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A report says Rob Gronkowski is expected to play for the Patriots against the Dolphins in Week 17. He has been out since Week 11.
This past offseason, there were rumors of a possible new logo and uniform change in store for the Miami Dolphins. It now appears that the new logo design might have been leaked on the internet. In an image provided by DolfansNYC.com, a new image has emerged and is making it’s way around the social media platforms.
The orange sun burst remains on the logo but the dolphin has been...
Now that the 2012 NFL regular season is over, we now have an idea what the 2013 NFL regular season schedule will look like. The New England Patriots are one of 12 teams that have advanced to the playoffs and have hopes of returning to the Super Bowl once again this season. Patriots fans can no look ahead to see who the opponents will be for New England in the coming 2013 season....
Last game of the season for the Miami Dolphins. Do we see an Egnew sighting?
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For many New England Patriots fans the baritone sound of Gil Santos’ voice meant that another fall was taking shape in New England. For 36 years (1966-1979, 1991-2012), Santos has been the voice of New England Patriots football.
In 1966 Santos and the legendary Bob Starr replaced Bob Gallagher and Ned Martin in the broadcast booth and it was the start of a New England love...
Last week: 22 (+3)
Net points per drive: 0.05 (15th)
DVOA: -4.2% (19th)
Weighted DVOA: -6.6% (20th)
LG Richie Incognito: Did not allow a pressure on 29 pass block snaps, run blocked for 45 yards on 4 attempts
RB Lamar Miller: Rushed for 71 yards (30 after contact) on 10 attempts
RB Reggie Bush: Rushed for 65 yards (34 after contact) and a touchdown on 19 attempts...
Oops, caught on camera! Not sure if anyone else caught this.
FOXBORO, Mass. — Christmas came a few days late for the Patriots this year, but Tom Brady‘s fine with that as long as it mean his present came in the form of a first-round bye.
“Yeah, it was kind of a late Christmas present,” Brady said with a smile after Sunday’s game, “So we accept.”
Santa wasn’t the one delivering the gift at Gillette Stadium on Sunday — that...
After a lackluster performance against the Jaguars with many starters out of the mix, how concerned are you that the Patriots may be a little rusty for their opening playoff game?
Stephen: Despite the stinker the Patriots threw up in Jacksonville, I'm not concerned about them being rusty for their opening playoff game. After Tom Brady ripped into the team in the locker...