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The Patriots aren't happy with their offense -- that's a bit of a surprise. In a game featuring two of the NFL's most high-powered offenses, and two of it's all-time great quarterbacks, suffice to say a 7-6 victory is not the way New England probably envisioned their preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints to pan out. Granted it was just the preseason and a good chunk of the Pats' offensive line was missing, but head coach Bill Belichick and the players still sounded like they expected much more in their comments since. Getting ready to take on the Eagles...

Ninkovich shifts from OLB to DE for Patriots

When he was an outside linebacker, Rob Ninkovich could spend more time covering receivers. He even intercepted two passes in two different games. He'd rather get sacks, and he has a better chance now that the New England Patriots have shifted him to his college position of defensive end. Playing on the line reduces Ninkovich's pass coverage responsibilities. He can focus...

2012 NFL Season Preview: Best of the AFC East

2012 All-AFC East Team In case you missed it by virtue of being in a coma, on a vision quest, or hiding out under the sea, Tim Tebow is now in the AFC East.  So the daily drama of the Jets-Patriots rivalry will now have a new angle, one that is semi-competent and occasionally sexy.  Be forewarned, lest you turn on ESPN only to be overcome by shirtless Tebow running in the rain...

Fred Taylor ready to move on as he forgives former agent, Tank Black, for defrauding millions

Does the name Tank Black ring any bells to you? If not, you're not alone, but in the early 2000s, Tank Black was on trial for defrauding millions of dollars from players he represented including former Jaguars and Florida Gators great, Fred Taylor. The saga of Tank Black started in the late 90s. He landed Taylor as a client, and the two quickly built a relationship. Following...

Key Starters Sitting For Patriots Monday Night

Quarterback Tom Brady is among several New England Patriots who will not be on the field for Monday night's exhibition against the Eagles.Fantasy Spin:With three games coming up in the next nine days, the Patriots need to be smart about avoiding injuries so it's no surprise that Brady isn't in the lineup Monday. Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Aaron Hernandez won't...

"The Patriots were without a number of defensive stalwarts, but managed to keep what was essentially..."

“The Patriots were without a number of defensive stalwarts, but managed to keep what was...

5 Patriots positions and players to watch tonight

My Patty-sense is telling me that we’re getting a skeleton crew tonight, with the important...

"We’ll get to see exactly how solid the Patriots’ ends are because the Eagles will really test the..."

“We’ll get to see exactly how solid the Patriots’ ends are because the Eagles will really test...

Branch Fighting For A Roster Spot

Patriots WR Deion Branch knows roster spots are up for grans and he's in tune with having to compete for his job.

Penn State Quarterback Matt McGloin Seems to Admit He Was Joking About Tom Brady Comparison

Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin appeared to confirm some suspicions on Friday night. McGloin made headlines by comparing himself to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, saying, "I don't think we're too far apart." But on Friday night, McGloin seemed to admit that he was, in fact, acting in good-natured fun when he made the comment. He issued the following tweet,...

Patriots fall to Eagles as many starters sit, Red Sox still in news on off day

Playing the first of three games in an 11-day span Bill Belichick decided to rest many of the Patriots starters, including Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork and many more. The end result was a 27-17 loss to the Eagles on Monday Night Football in an ugly, sloppy game. The Eagles played their starters into the third quarter where at that point they were...

Opening Lines: Preseason Week 2

The Patriots are 1-point underdogs in the second week of the preseason as they host the Philadelphia Eagles. It’s hard to remember the last time the Patriots were underdogs in a game. The last time it happened, I’m pretty sure that line was set by Moses. But it’s easy to see why the Eagles should be favored in this one. New England’s offensive line is still very much...

Philadelphia Eagles take on New England Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles travel to face New England Patriots in NFL preseason action.

New England Patriots: Ups and Downs from Second Preseason Game

With another game looming Friday, Bill Belichick chose not to play his stars in Monday night’s tune-up against the Eagles. This meant a lot of snaps for many of the bubble guys competing to make the team. The backups got good experience playing against the Philadelphia starters, some of whom played into the third quarter.UP:Deion BranchWith Brandon Lloyd, Wes Welker and Jabar Gaffney...
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