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With a firm grasp on the AFC East, the Patriots look to get a big victory against a hungry Colts team.
Who are the 2012 New England Patriots? Unfortunately, the answer to this fundamental question may never surface until February 2013. Through nine games, Bill Belichick and crew have showcased a variety of performances and earned the AFC East first place record of 6-3. While not always pretty, the Patriots still display the mental fortitude and “bend but don’t break” defense stakeholders have grown accustom to.
From dropping 52 points on opposing defenses to giving up 400+ yards of offense, New England continues to surprise teams and critics around the league. One squad that has opened eyes in 2012 is the new look Colts, lead by rookie QB Andrew Luck. Sitting at 6-3, Indianapolis will travel into Gillette Stadium looking to shed their notorious woes in New England and pick up a huge road win. Check out these three keys to victory for the Patriots come 4:25 on Sunday:
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“Former Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib is expected to make his Patriots debut Sunday when...
So, Talib finally spoke to the media today, after first being technically available yesterday. And his interview went well. So, let's go through here for some of the most interesting quotes, as well as how I would have followed it up (and Aqib's response).Talib, on talk with BB: "He didn't bring up the past, I didn't bring up the past. He didn't bring up...
The New England Patriots will get some help in the secondary for Sunday's game as they have activated CB Aqib Talib in a series of roster moves that also sees Deion Branch get released for second time this season.
Here's the release from the Patriots:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots activated CB Aqib Talib to the 53-man roster and signed WR Greg Salas...
PFFPerhaps the most common question we receive here at PFF is: “why is Player X rated so low?”These questions arise especially when a player’s reputation does not match up with his performance level as we’ve graded it and New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is the latest of the big names to be pulling in a poor grade this season.So why is Wilfork rated as...
Bill Belichick sure doesn't give a **** about the Hall of Fame.
New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was fined $25,000 for his hit on Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick last Sunday, according to ESPN.com. Spikes was penalized on the play, which occured in the fourth quarter of the Patriots' 37-31 victory. Spikes' hit knocked Fitzpatrick's helmet off. Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was docked $7,875 for unnecessary...
The New England Patriots (6-3) face off Sunday in Foxboro against the surprising Indianapolis Colts (6-3) and star rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, who is having a sensational rookie season and only seems to improve as the year goes on. “He’s been impressive.” Coach Belichick said of Luck on WEEI., “certainly he’s an outstanding athlete. He [...]
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New England receiver Wes Welker, who missed the first two practices this week, returned to practice on Friday, according to Adam Ronis of Newsday. He's dealing with an ankle injury.Fantasy Spin:Bill Belichick has a habit of resting his banged up starters during the week so that they can be fresh for Sunday. Welker hasn't produced much of late with less than 75 yards and no...
Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano paid another visit to his team's Friday practice ahead of their showdown in Foxborough with the New England Patriots.
Players were all ears, with many rocking freshly shaved heads to show support for their coach who is undergoing chemotherapy. His Leukemia is in complete remission and he only has a few more treatments to go.
During the practice...
Patriots having trouble defending the middle of the field: In what has become an alarming trend,...
The Colts are in position to make the playoffs. They may not win this week but Luck and company will put up some numbers.
Here's a quick look at some Week 11 Starters. You know the obvious choices, here are some to consider.
- Carson Palmer - The Raiders have no running backs healthy, the Saints are going to put up 50 and have no defense. This all points...
Week 11 matchup has the Patriots facing the Colts, which coming into this year, most people said would be an easy victory but it’s not the case this time around. The Colts are 6-3 and barely lost last year in New England loosing by only a touchdown. The Patriots will have Aqib Talib to hopefully [...]
We could be watching a depleted New England Patriots offense for Sunday's big encounter with the Indianapolis Colts.ESPN reported this after Thursday's practice.The New England Patriots were without wide receiver Wes Welker (ankle) and guards Logan Mankins (ankle/calf) and Dan Connolly (back) for the start of Thursday's practice. All three players did not practice...
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The Patriots secondary has not been very good this season, to put it succinctly. This Sunday, against Andrew Luck and the Colts, the Pats are going to need to do better than they have in past weeks if they want to get past Indianapolis.
Cold Hard Football Facts’ Kerry Byrne joined John Dennis and Gerry Callahan on WEEI’s The Dennis and Callahan Show on Friday morning to discuss...