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Robert Griffin III
New England Patriots
It has been 216 days since we last saw NFL action, and from everything we have seen so far over the opening weekend of the NFL season, it has been worth the wait. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots opened the season in Tennessee against the Titans, who were giving Jake Locker his first career NFL start.New England is coming off a Superbowl loss and looking to take their first steps toward a return to the big game. The Tennessee Titans begin the season looking to build on their 9-7 finish that saw them finish just outside the playoffs last year. In the end, New England won handily, 34-13, and here are five things that we learned during the game:Its not all about the pass in New EnglandComing in to 2012, Stevan Ridley took over full-time rushing duties from BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who departed the team via free agency in the offseason. New England spent both their second and third-round draft picks last season on the running back position, selecting Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen t...
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Tom Brady might have broken his nose in the Patriots' 34-13 win over the Tennessee Titans.
The two-time NFL MVP says he never has had a broken nose before.
Brady was hurt in the second quarter when sacked by Titans defensive end Kamerion Wimbley but didn't miss a play. Trainers taped up his nose, and he finished off the game by throwing for 236 yards and two touchdowns...
Tom Brady and the Patriots gave Floyd Mayweather 100,000 reasons to smile Sunday after beating the Titans 34-13. Mayweather bet $100,000 on the Pats, which he proved by tweeting out an Instagram picture of a betting slip. The bet was for New England to cover by -3 at the half with -110 odds. Mayweather reaped the benefits of a strong first-half defensive effort by the Patriots, including...
A lot -- probably too much -- has been made about the boo-boo on Tom Brady's nose that the quarterback suffered on Sunday. There has also probably been too much made about Wes Welker's limited role in the Patriots' offense in the same game. So naturally, it was Welker who summed up Brady's situation better than anyone else. "He's such a good-looking guy,...
As if Tom Brady didn't have it good enough. The guy has multiple Super Bowl rings, a supermodel wife, millions in the bank, and a head of hair that makes Matt Hasselbeck green with envy. For those of you who still believe that life is fair and that nothing this good lasts forever, I’m sorry to inform you that things have actually gotten better for Brady in the last year...
Brady Honors 9/11 Victims & Heroes
Thanks to all the men and women who fight for our freedom everyday. They are the true Patriots.
Let’s see if I can carry the load Juan…
There are several players that I will watching this Sunday to see if they will live up the expectations of Juan and many others.
Taking a Patriots RB in recent years has been about a fun as pouring lemon juice in a paper cut. Bill Belichick has used a platoon of RBs in recent seasons, but last season drafted both Shane...
Patriots running back Stevan Ridley had a monster game Sunday versus Tennessee. He finished the afternoon with 125 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.Fantasy Spin:Ridley looked phenomenal on Sunday. If he keeps playing like this, Ridley should be a lock for 1,000 yards this season.
Mondays. The most hated day of the week. So customary is it to dread the arrival of Monday that, from January to September, it's almost underrated how exciting of a time it is. Monday Night Football kicked off its 42nd season on Sept. 10 with a doubleheader featuring an AFC North duel between the Bengals and Ravens followed by an AFC West clash between the Raiders and Chargers...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker had a little fun with Tom Brady for getting his nose busted against the Titans on Sunday.
“He’s such a good-looking guy,” Welker said, per the Boston Herald. “Obviously, he gets banged up, and he’s probably the toughest metrosexual I’ve ever come across.”
All kidding aside, Welker was impressed by...
When people think of the elite quarterbacks in the league, they think of names like Rodgers, Brady, Brees and Stafford. They see 5000 yard seasons and 40+ touchdowns leading explosive offensives with impressive arm strength and pinpoint accuracy. What often gets overlooked is how poor their own defenses are in the rankings. What do Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Matthew...
All those preseason worries about the Patriots offense? They're out the window after New England put a 34-13 beatdown on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon. The defending AFC champions were the heavy favorite heading into the matchup, so perhaps the outcome shouldn't have been unexpected. But either way, it was a convincing victory for a squad which is expected to rack...
Brady and Locker cross paths tomorrow (source)
New England Patriots @ Tennessee Titans
How will the Patriots beleaguered offensive line handle week 1?
The Patriots offensive line has been pretty solid in Tom Brady's career and is one reason he has been able to become one of the best. This offseason saw them lose Matt Light to retirement, and Brian Waters to a possible...
While the regular names provided their normal sparks, it was the unsung guys for the Patriots who made the biggest impact in Sunday's 38-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The Pats first three picks from the 2012 NFL Draft -- Chandler Jones, Dont'a Hightower, and Tavon Wilson -- each made impressive debuts against the Titans. And second year running back Stevan Ridley...
Patriots running back Shane Vereen is questionable for Sunday's game against Arizona with a foot injury.Fantasy Spin:Given Stevan Ridley's huge performance in Week 1 (21-125-1), Vereen's fantasy value is only as a handcuff at best. The Patriots' backfield is Ridley's now with a little help from Danny Woodhead.
All Boston teams were off on Monday, but there was still plenty to talk about following the Patriots’ season opening win on Sunday. The two main story lines were the play of the rookies on defense, and the emergence of running back Stevan Ridley. Despite the convincing win, with the Boston media and fans there will always be something negative coming out of the game.