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The New England Patriots are just 3-3 and the poor play of their secondary is a big reason.
Only four teams have allowed more yards passing than the Patriots after they gave up completions of 51, 50 and 46 yards in a 24-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.
That continues a trend in which the Patriots allowed the second most yards passing in the NFL last season - even though they made the Super Bowl - and the third most in 2010.
Besides allowing big plays, the secondary also has been hurt by injuries. One starting safety, Steve Gregory, missed the past two games with a hip injury and says he's day-to-day. The other, Patrick Chung, left Sunday's game after hurting his shoulder.
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The New England Patriots lost three players Sunday,
including wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, during their loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Lloyd’s shoulder injury isn’t expected to be serious, reports Jeff Howe of the
Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd left late, but it didn’t appear to be anything
concerning. That will need to be monitored going forward...
Wes Welker has led the NFL in receptions since 2007, but will Julian Edelman take his spot next season?Everyone knows Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is unhappy with the Pats for the way they have been treating their contract negotiations with him. This past weekend, Welker went as far to say it felt good to “stick it to Bill” after he contributed 13 receptions for 104 yards...
Bill Belichick (via Silverman’s Best: Patriots vs. Seahawks - 10/14/2012)
New England QB Tom Brady threw a season-high two interceptions and turned in his lowest QB rating of the year Sunday in a one-point loss to the Seahawks.Fantasy Spin:Despite the uneven performance, Brady still managed to throw for 300 yards passing, the fourth time he's been able to accomplish that in his last five starts.
Shortly before the season began, Rex Ryan ruffled a few feathers by declaring himself the best defensive mind in football, eschewing the likes of Bill Belichick and Dick LeBeau.
When it comes to being a head coach, however, he admits there’s no contest.
“If it was just between (Bill) Belichick and me, he’s going to win that battle,” Ryan said, via ESPNNewYork.com. “I don’t...
New England tight end Aaron Hernandez hauled in six catches for 30 yards and a touchdown Sunday against Seattle.Fantasy Spin:It was Hernandez's first game since suffering an ankle injury in Week 2. He was targeted nine times on Sunday and should see just as many looks next week versus the Jets.
Morning after: Seahawks 24, Patriots 23 - Extra Points - Boston.com: Here’s a Wet Blanket of...
Florham Park, N.J.: Let's not waste time about how "big" or "important" this game is for the New York Jets. We get it, it's New England.No need for Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick comparisons, or how Rex speaks as if him and Belichick will be on the field taking snaps on Sunday.Let's point out something that, may be obvious, but at the same time, isn...
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Recently retired Patriots star Kevin Faulk and famed Boston crime novelist Dennis Lehane ("Mystic River" and "Gone Baby Gone" among others) will be our featured guests this week on CHFF Radio at Patriots.com.
The Patriots went to Seattle this weekend with almost everyone expecting an easy win for New England. However the Seahawks, led by former Patriots head coach, Pete Carroll, had other plans, and they stopped the Patriots and dropped them to 3-3 on the season, by beating them 24-23. The loss puts the Patriots in a 4 way tie for first place in the AFC East. Here are four reasons why...
(via Nordstrom’s Best: Patriots vs. Seahawks - 10/14/2012)
TICKETS!!!! New England Patriots vs. New York Jets @ Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 - 4:15 PM
How are we all feeling this Monday? Stupid question. Every New England Patriots fan is feeling pretty pissed right now. After a very promising 2 game win streak, we've been rocked by this defeat to the Seattle Seahawks. I came out of last weeks win vs the Denver Broncos uneasy due to our 4th quarter struggles. This resurfaced during the whole second half. This was not the Patriots...
Tom Brady picked apart the best defense in the NFL except when it mattered most.