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New England Patriots
The Patriots’ 23-21 win over the Bills certainly was not pretty. And Buffalo was not exactly the most difficult Week 1 opponent, but there were still some positives to take away from the last-second victory.
The impressive performances from Danny Amendola, Shane Vereen and Kyle Arrington were obvious and already noted. The Patriots could not have won without Amendola and Vereen down the stretch in the fourth quarter. And without Arrington’s propensity for causing turnovers, the game would not have been within reach by the end of regulation.
But in looking deeper, there were some unsung heroes in the game. The impressive performances mostly came on the defensive side of the ball, as Brady, his o-line and his secondary targets all struggled.
Check out the five takeaways from the Patriots’ Week 1 win below.
1. Chandler Jones excels in new role as third-down interior rusher: After the Patriots cut Jermaine Cunningham, Marcus Benard and Justin Francis, it seemed there was no one left to ...
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In a shortened week many doubt the New England Patriots chances against the New York Jets, and rightly so. The Patriots were awful on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. But what people are failing to mention is that the Patriots still led the Bills in almost every statistical category. In the end New England shot itself in the foot and those are things that can be corrected.
The Los Angeles KISS, the new Arena Football League team co-owned by the rock band, offered quarterback Tim Tebow a three-year contract, the team announced Monday. Tebow is the first player co-owners Brett Bouchy, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Doc McGhee have approached. The team begins its inaugural Arena League season in March 2014. It will play its home games at the Honda Center...
A judge has ordered a Connecticut man who says he was shot by former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury.
The judge ordered the arrest of Alexander Bradley after he failed to appear Tuesday before the grand jury. Bradley has alleged in a civil lawsuit that Hernandez shot him in the face in February after they argued at a Miami strip...
According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, the Patriots have paced running back Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return after breaking a bone in his wrist during this past Sunday’s game against the Bills.
Patriots announce that RB Shane Vereen has been placed on injured reserve/designated to return list.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) September 10, 2013
Wow, what an action packed opening weekend of football! So action packed that I need time to just catch my breath. But I certainly can’t leave fantasy players high and dry, so here theyare, players less than 50% owned in Yahoo that you should target this week if you need to make a pickup.Fred Jackson – RB - 46% OwnedJackson had 13 carries, which was only 4 less than CJ...
FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots did a nice job of avoiding catastrophic injuries during the summer, but some nagging ailments have created holes in the depth chart on offense.
It’s unlikely Danny Amendola suits up on Thursday night when the Jets come to town due to a reaggravated groin injury. Zach Sudfeld may not be a go after tweaking his hamstring against the Bills and Shane...
The New England Patriots brought veteran defensive end Andre Carter in for a workout Monday, according to a report by ESPN Boston. Carter, 34, appeared in 14 games for the Patriots in 2011, recording 10 sacks before a thigh injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season. In 2012 he had just 2.5 sacks in 12 games for the Oakland Raiders and was not signed by any team this...
Well that didn’t take long Patriots fans.
Ian Rapoport is reporting that Danny Amendola is almost certain to miss Thursday nights game versus the Jets with a groin injury.
#Patriots WR Danny Amendola, who turned in a gutty 104-yard performance in the opener, is almost certain to miss the Jets game, source says
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 10, 2013
Amendola battled through...
Danny Amendola (WR) - Without question, Amendola was the star of the game. He followed up an off-season of swirling doubt with a gutsy game for the ages. One game may not be enough to quell all of the doubts surrounding Welker 2.0, but there's not a fan in Patriots nation who didn't like Amendola's first impression.
Julian Edelman (WR) - Brady'...
Tim Tebow doesn’t have a job right now, but he isn’t exactly short on job offers.
Tebow, who failed to make the Patriots’ 53-man roster during the preseason, is currently hanging around the NFL free-agent market without much interest in his services. One NFL team apparently contacted him about changing positions, but the former Broncos and Jets quarterback doesn’t seem interested...
The New England Patriots have placed running back Shane Vereen on injured reserve with a designation to return.
The move means Vereen must miss eight weeks before he is eligible to play in a game. He was injured in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Buffalo Bills. He had a small break in his left wrist and underwent surgery on Monday, Fox Sports reported. The Patriots said he missed...
Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel and the new-look Buffalo Bills opened the season with a familiar lament.
No matter how many times the Bills retool their roster, they almost always find a way to lose to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
''Obviously, Tom Brady is a great quarterback and is going to go into the Hall of Fame,'' Manuel said. ''But at the end...