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New England Patriots
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 be a nice luxury, but even if the Pats lost every other game the rest of the regular season, they're still hosting a playoff game against an opponent that shouldn't be terribly imposing (most likely the Steelers or Colts).
Rick: In my opinion, this game is very crucial for the Patriots in terms of their playoff implications. A win could get them in a good position to overtake Houston and still have a chance at home-field advantage. On the other hand, a loss could drop them below the Broncos and Ravens in the AFC playoff picture and put them in jeopardy of having to play on Wild Card Weekend. I expect ...
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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.
It’s still undecided whether Brandon Bolden will actually play on Monday night against the Titans, but the Patriots’ rookie running back will be available.
The Patriots activated Bolden following a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The team had received a roster exemption for the Ole Miss undrafted free agent, but never signed...
It's no secret that New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd has been criticized quite heavily in his first season with the team and I certainly can't exclude myself from that group of criticizers. There was much expected from the veteran wideout as Lloyd has been pretty solid for the Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams over the past couple seasons and the Pats have...
The New England Patriots might be missing a few receivers, but the running back group has increased today ahead of the Monday night game vs the Houston Texans.Patriots activated RB Brandon Bolden to the 53-man roster.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 10, 2012After a four game suspension, rookie RB Brandon Bolden is back for the Patriots. He joins up with Stevan Ridley...
The New England Patriots enter their Monday night contest
against the Houston Texans with a whopping 13 players listed as questionable on
their injury report, but three key starters, wide receivers Wes Welker and
Brandon Lloyd and tight end Aaron Hernandez, are expected to suit up for the
pivotal AFC matchup.
Welker and Hernandez continue to be hampered by ankle
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.
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Apparently Donald Trump is a New England Patriots fan, yet, he doesn’t even know the head coach’s first name.
Trump attempted to tweet good luck to the Patriots’ owner, head coach and quarterback on Monday night, but accidentally called Bill Belichick, “Bob.” It seems that Trump got a case of the Meninos when he went to type his well wishes.
Calling Bill ‘Bob’ may not...
Donald Trump had the right idea in mind when he wished the New England Patriots good luck before the team’s “Monday Night Football” game against the Houston Texans, but he made one mistake. He called Bill Belichick “Bob” for some reason:
Good Luck to Bob Kraft, Tom Brady and Coach Bob Belichick tonight.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2012
I guess Trump...
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