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This matchup will be one of the best for the entire weekend as we have the top rated offense against the top rated defense.
The Patriots are slowly recovering from all of their injuries (Julian Edelamn, Aaron Hernandez) and it hasn’t mattered a whole lot with the way Tom Brady has played late.
Forget Brady for a second, but how about this unstoppable rushing attack?
Not only is the number one ranked offense (439.4 YPG) playing well, but the Pats are third in rushing yards per game (165.4).
Stevan Ridley is toting the rock like a heavyweight champion these days, and the stats are backing it up. Hell, 102 carries for 490 yards is sensational for a second-year player that has barely played in the league.
They also have Brandon Bolden and Danny Woodhead getting a few cracks at success, and yet people are still concerned over these two losses.
Brady is getting arguably his favorite future target back in Aaro...
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New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez missed practice on Friday and head coach Bill Belichick indicated that he’ll be a game-time decision.“We’ll just have to see how it goes here,” Belichick said Friday morning, via ESPNBoston.com. “He practiced late last week and did some things yesterday and Wednesday. We’ll see how he is today and see if it set him back,...
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) traveled with the team to Seattle despite missing practice Friday, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.Fantasy Spin:Hernandez has missed three games with a sprained ankle, and while he's still not guaranteed to play Sunday it's a good sign that he's with the team. The tight end didn't travel with New England to Baltimore...
The Patriots issue a correction saying tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) did not practice Friday. The team had initially listed Hernandez as limited in Friday's practice.Fantasy Spin:Hernandez may have suffered a setback or perhaps he was never slated to practice Friday in the first place -- we'll never know with the tight-lipped Patriots. Hernandez is still listed as questionable...
Bold Prediction No. 1:New England quarterback Tom Brady has spoken with his dermatologist and was advised by Dr. Maakpretti that the cool, moist Seattle air is good for his dry skin. Therefore, Tom Terrific will not be wearing make-up during the game, but he will find Welker, Hernandez and "Gronk" in the end-zone - three passing TD's against a very strong Seattle pass...
The New England Patriots were able to improve to 3-2 on the season following Sunday’s victory over the Denver Broncos despite the absence of two key contributors on offense; tight end Aaron Hernandez and wide receiver Julian Edelman. The Patriots are expected to have at least one of these players back for their Week 6 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. Hernandez was a game...
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) will likely be a game-time decision. He is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle.Fantasy Spin:Hernandez will certainly not be at 100 percent, but the Pats outside receivers will be tested by a strong Seahawks secondary. Rob Gronkowski and Hernandez, if active, could see a lot of targets.
The New England Patriots lead the league in yards gained on offense, with 2,197 yards. They lead the league in first downs (by a country mile, with 151). And they also lead the league in points scored through five weeks, at 33.0 per game.So how are they doing it?It helps that the New England offense has snapped the ball 388 times in five games, tops in the NFL. Here are the leaders...
New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez did not practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. Hernandez is among 14 Patriots listed as questionable, according to ESPN Boston. The list features running back Brandon Bolden (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (hand), tight end Rob Gronkowski (hip), linebacker Dont'a Hightower ...
Here's one of the more interesting story lines for this game. I've already said that this Seattle game will be the biggest test for this Patriots offense. It's the best measuring stick we'll have for if this offense is really balanced or not. I can't wait to see how the Patriots can handle this Seahawks defense in a hostile environment. It's not only because...
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wouldn't exactly say if tight end Aaron Hernandez would play in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Hernandez did not practice Friday. But Belichick hinted he would be traveling with the team Friday to Seattle.
"We'll just have to see how it goes here," Belichick said Friday morning . "He practiced...
"Let's go." Those were the words Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley emphasized in discussing his No. 1-ranked defensive unit taking on the No. 1-ranked offense when the New England Patriots travel west to face his team on Sunday. Bradley knows that the Patriots have good players and a good scheme on offense, led by one of the best quarterbacks in...
If I hear one more ******* beat reporter talk about how the Patriots no-huddle is going to be ineffective because of "the 12th man" aka "go **** yourself Seattle," I am going to ******* snap. I'm still pissed at myself for buying into last weeks useless storyline "Lloyd v Bailey," and I am not buying into this one. Yeah, Seattle has a loud stadium...
New England Patriots @ Seattle SeahawksNew England: The Patriots come off an impressive ripping of Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday Night Football in Week 5, and now fly across the country to take on the most formidable defense they’ve faced yet. If there’s any QB in the league that can actually score good points against the Seahawks defense in Seattle, it’s Tom...
Through five games, the New England Patriots led the league in points per game with 33.0 and yards per game at 439.4. But the way New England gained those yards was different than in recent years. The Patriots were ninth in passing yardage with 274.0 yards per game, down from second in 2011 with 317.8 yards per game. But the Patriots were third in rushing yardage with 165.4 yards...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer Vince Lombardi, not to mention Woody Hayes, would love what the 49ers, Patriots, Texans, Chiefs and Giants have been doing recently. It might be longer than three yards and a cloud of dust, but those teams have run to daylight enough to make the ground game viable in the NFL again.
Only Kansas City has been losing among...