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With six straight victories and their fourth consecutive AFC East title already wrapped up, the New England Patriots are playing perhaps their best football of the season.
And a large chunk of their recent run has come without two of their top players.
So, imagine the big boost the Patriots will receive from having one of their best players on each side of the ball return for what is being billed as the game of the year.
After practicing in a limited capacity all week, starting left guard Logan Mankins and standout rookie right defensive end Chandler Jones are both listed as questionable for Monday night's much-hyped matchup against the first-place Houston Texans (11-1), a game with major playoff ramifications for both teams.
''Just got out there a little bit this week and tried to move around. We'll see where it goes from today,'' said Mankins, who injured his ankle in the second half of New England's victory over Buffalo on Nov. 11 and has missed th...
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“If the Patriots win Monday night, they will become just the second team in NFL history to win...
The New England Patriots have a whopping 13 players listed
as questionable on their injury report, including wide receivers Brandon Lloyd
and Wes Welker and tight end Aaron Hernandez.
All three of Tom Brady’s targets were limited at practice throughout
the week, as Welker and Hernandez are hampered by ankle injuries, while Lloyd
is dealing with a knee ailment.
The Patriots’ pass defense has improved since Aqib Talib came to Foxboro, but surprisingly, he’s been the weak link in the New England secondary.
It will be key for Talib to play the best game of his brief Patriots career while he’s matched up against the Texans’ star wide receiver, Andre Johnson. After an off year plagued by injuries in 2011, Johnson has come roaring back...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, welcomed their second daughter into the world on Wednesday.
The child, a girl named Vivian Lake, was born at home and is "healthy and full of life", Bundchen said on her Facebook. Bundchen later said on her Facebook, "We feel so lucky to have been able to experience the miracle of...
Gisele Bundchen gave birth to her second child with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday evening. The couple named their new baby girl Vivian. Brady and Bundchen also have a son named Benjamin who turns 3 on Saturday.
This is Brady’s third child as he also has another son, named John who is 5, with actress Bridget Moynahan.
“We feel so lucky to have been able...
Congratulations are in order for Patriots QB Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen. Gisele gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, at their Boston home. Vivian Lake joins brothers, 3-year-old Benjamin Rein and 5-year-old John, whom Tom Brady had with actress Bridget Moynahan to add to the Brady family. “We feel so lucky to [...]
Since Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm blocking for an extra point against the Colts, a lot of people have been speculating how the Patriots’ big man would spend his free time.
But it’s doubtful that anybody saw this coming.
The students at Emerson College were presented with a challenge: make contact with one celebrity and get them to agree to come guest teach their class.
How important is Monday Night's game for the Patriots? How do you predict the game will play out?
Jason: Monday night's game is a big one, no question. But I don't think any regular season game will make or break the Pats at this point. Five of the last seven Super Bowl champs have started out in the Wild Card round. Taking another step toward a bye would...
Stevan Ridley has emerged as a top running back in his second pro season. He's not the only Patriots rusher Texans coach Gary Kubiak has to worry about.
The revived New England ground game, with Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden as backups, has brought balance to an offense that relied more heavily on quarterback Tom Brady in recent years.
Ridley, in his second pro season, is...
The Texans have one of the best defenses in football, which normally wouldn’t be that big of a problem for the NFL’s highest scoring offense. But with both Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman unavailable for Monday’s game — and Edelman done for the season, in fact — the Patriots could be in some trouble.
Tom Brady is down two of his favorite targets, and to make matters worse...
It’s almost a weekend off for Patriots fans, with New England taking on the Houston Texans on Monday night, it’s a weekend to score points with your significant other by offering to do something on Sunday afternoon.
Unless you have the Red Zone channel, that is.
On CSNNE’s Quick Slants last night Tom E Curran had former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson on as a guest from Houston...