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ESPNBoston, Mike ReissIn a celebratory postgame locker room, Bill Belichick referred to defensive end/linebacker Rob Ninkovich as the "Jet Killer" because he once again came up big against the Jets. Ninkovich had two interceptions in a game against the Jets last season, and one thing that stood out from watching him Sunday -- when he came up big on the final play of overtime -- is how his versatility is being tapped. Sometimes he's at linebacker. Other times it's defensive end. Sometimes he's dropping into coverage. Other times, he's rushing. Ninkovich is truly a Swiss Army knife for the defense. That's high praise from Bill Belichick, who hates the Jets. Ninkovich's pick six of Sanchez in the game in New York last season sealed that game, and he sealed this one too. Who would've thought one of the Patriots best defenders would end up being Ninkovich. Take a look at his career from pro football reference.This is a guy who has a fifth round draft...
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Rob Ninkovich’s game winning play.
Rob Ninkovich made arguably the defensive play of the season, when he and fellow New England Patriot defender Jemaine Cunningham combined to bring down NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez, forcing a game ending overtime fumble in the process. Today, head coach Bill Belichick spoke about the game clinching play.Belichick and Ninkovich celebrate"It’s something that we talk about and work...
Belichick switched up hoodies at half time. Not according to NESN, who points out that Belichick was actually breaking league rules by not sporting NFL licensed apparel.My theory is he saw that the Patriots were sucking and wanted to bust out the grey good luck charm. It worked! They won!
Devin McCourty's fumble
nearly lost the game for the Patriots on Sunday night, but it was Rob
Ninkovich's fumble that instead secured it as a win.
After the Patriots kicked a
go-ahead field goal at the start of overtime, a battered and bruised Patriots
defense took the field to try and close out the victory. The defense answered
the call, but it was...
When Bill Belichick
led the Patriots across the pond three years ago, the result was a 35-7 rout of
the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But Belichick admits that the transition wasn't as
easy as the final score might indicate.
This time around,
Belichick is much more aware of the situation, including the six hour
difference in time zones, and he's making sure...
For the fourth time in just seven games, the Patriots nearly blew another fourth-quarter lead.
And for the first time all season, the team found a way to close in crunch time.
As ugly as it could have been, Tom Brady made sure the Pats avoided their fourth loss of the season and their place atop the AFC East.
After struggling to get anything going in the fourth quarter...
Jim Nantz had a "senior moment" in the booth in the waning moments of the Patriots win over the Jets.
CBS's lead play-by-play man was convinced that the Jets had beat the Patriots on Sunday night after Rob Ninkovich strip sacked Mark Sanchez to clinch the game for New England.
The usually flawless Nantz declared that it was a "stunner" and...
Rob Ninkovich knocked the ball out of Mark Sanchez's hand in overtime and lifted the New England Patriots into sole possession of first place in the AFC East.
The undersized defensive end got around right tackle Austin Howard and hit Sanchez high while Jermaine Cunningham got him low for a sack, sealing a 29-26 overtime victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.
The New England Patriots have the lead in the AFC East, but just barely. They can't afford a trip to the UK get them off track. Bill Belichick's team is trying to prepare for Sunday's matchup just like every other week, despite playing in a foreign country that some have never been to.
In a post game speech Sunday night, Bill Belichick called Pats LB Rob Ninkovich a”Jet Killer” after his game ending strip of Jets QB Mark Sanchez. Ninkovich’s pick six last year, in a key matchup also for first place, blew a 10 point game wide open. A play that sent the Jets who at the time were 5-3, reeling. The Jets can desperately use their own game changing pass rusher...
The Patriots escaped another devastating loss by coming back and beating the New York Jets 29-26 in overtime. The Patriots blew a ten point lead with under 6 minutes left, and we’re down a field goal with only a minute and forty two seconds left after Devin McCourty’s lost fumble on a kick return.If there is anything good to come away from this game it’s the fact that Tom Brady...
After the Patriots subpar start to the season, some fans are ready to throw themselves off a cliff.Everyone has gotten play in the blame game - from Bill Belichick to the secondary to the pass rush to Brandon Lloyd to even Tom Brady. With a 4-3 record and some devastating losses, I think this team deserves criticism. Some people disagree. What say you, Patriot fan?Are fans getting...
Before he plays at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Patriots running back Shane Vereen wants to visit Buckingham Palace.
He said Tuesday he wants to take pictures of the soldiers who aren't allowed to smile. And then he'll play for the usually dour coach Bill Belichick in New England's second trip in four years to London where they'll face the St. Louis Rams.