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After a frustrating loss last Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals, in which the Patriots were unable to score a single touchdown, they return home to play the undefeated New Orleans Saints on Sunday, at Gillette Stadium.
This week will be the first time the Patriots have faced the Saints in the regular season since they were beat up against the Saints, 38-17, in New Orleans, on Monday Night Football in 2009. The Saints went on to defeat the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl that year, as the Patriots were knocked out in the Wild Card round by the Baltimore Ravens.
Here’s what to look for in this week’s matchup:
1.) Will Gronk be a Factor?
Although the team and fans have been expecting Rob Gronkowski to return this week, its still not definite. On Thursday, WEEI’s Mike Petraglia reported that the Gronkowski family had “Serious Concerns” about the surgery performed by team doctor, Tom Gil.
Head Coach Bill Belichick, as always, has not been mum about whether or not Gronk will be ac...
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The New England Patriots had hoped tight end Rob Gronkowski would make his season debut this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. However, Gronkowski has yet to be cleared by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Jesse Jupiter, who performed the latest forearm surgery on Gronkowski. According to a source of WEEI.com, “there is
We’ve all been anticipating Dr. James Andrews’ decision on whether Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is ready to play this week or not. It sounds like we now have a final decision.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, Dr. Andrews has advised Gronk to not play on Sunday against the Saints.
Per a league source, Dr. James Andrews has recommended that Gronkowski not play.
Rob Gronkowski may finally play this weekend after missing the New England Patriots’ first five games of the season. Gronkowski has been practicing with the team while recovering from back and multiple forearm surgeries, and his date of return has been disputed. There was speculation that he would return earlier in the season, but Gronk […]
Week Six has arrived for the Patriots and the verdict has arrived for tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Per a league source Dr. James Andrews has recommended that Gronkowski not play.
Earlier in the week Gronkowski was optimistic that he’d get clearance. The failure to get medical permission to return to action with a forearm that was broken twice and invaded in the offseason by infection...
The Patriots no longer expect tight end Rob Gronkowski (arm, back) to play in Week 6 against the Saints, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.Fantasy Spin:Dr. James Andrews will have the final call on Gronk's availability for Sunday's game and it could be a game-time decision. Fantasy owners need to be ready with a backup plan.
Rob Gronkowski’s injury saga is wearing thin on some members of the New England Patriots, who wonder if he’s ever going to play.
According to a report from ESPN’s Ed Werder, Patriots “players are starting to get resentful.”
Tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s continued absence from the New England Patriots‘ lineup has escalated tension among teammates who have begun questioning...
Bill Belichick Press Conference Transcript:
I think they’re definitely a hard team to prepare for....
The Rob Gronkowski situation is continually a roller-coaster of emotion; 'he's going to play, he's not going to play, he's going to play, he's not going to play'. It's been a long year since Gronk was first injured last season. It initially looked as though the All-Pro tightend would be ready to play this weekend, but now current reports...
Hard to say this wasn't expected at this point. After much speculation that star Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski would finally return to the field on Sunday against the Saints, it's now appearing unlikely, according to ESPN's Ed Werder.
Just filed to ESPN: Despite Rob Gronkowski having another week of full practice participation, @Patriots no longer expect TE play...
Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--If New England Patriots fans were hoping for a Rob Gronkowski return, the latest news regarding the tight end is not what they want to hear. Per Ed Werder of ESPN, the Patriots do not expect him to play when the team takes on the New Orleans Saints Sunday evening. Just filed to ESPN: Despite Rob Gronkowski having another week...
ESPN’s Ed Werder has reported that Patriots tightend Rob Gronkowski is OUT versus the Saints.
Just filed to ESPN that Gronk won’t play again and teammates can’t reconcile what he does in practice with inability to go on game day.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 13, 2013
He also reports that Patriots players are questioning Gronk and his health.
Players have begun to question...
The New England Patriots battle the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in a late afternoon game. Who is in and who is out? Find out, in your New England Patriots Week 6 injury report.
The gargantuan news last week was that the Patriots placed all world nose tackle, Vince Wilfork, on the injured reserve list ending his season. Big Vince tore his Achilles. Adding to the Patriots’...
FOXBORO, Mass. — After practicing all week, it looks like Stevan Ridley could be a go for Sunday’s game against the Saints.
Tommy Kelly, on the other hand, will not be suiting up. The starting defensive tackle was ruled out with a knee injury. Leon Washington (ankle) is the only other player out against New Orleans.
Danny Amendola (groin), Brandon Bolden (knee), Rob Gronkowski...
8 a.m. ET: The Patriots got Danny Amendola back last Sunday. They’re expected to have their starting running back, Stevan Ridley, on the field against the Saints. But one key offensive playmaker is still missing.
Rob Gronkowski is expected to take another week off after not being cleared by Dr. James Andrews. The All-Pro tight end has yet to play this season after he underwent...
Three things to watch for as the New England Patriots take on the undefeated New Orleans Saints in Foxboro Sunday. $11. Can the Patriots run the ball? New England has shown no indication it will be able to keep pace with the high-powered Saints offense, particularly without Rob Gronkowski, who is reportedly unlikely to suit up. As well as the Pats’ defense has played...