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New England Patriots
After the Patriots lost to the 49ers in Week 16, it seemed that all hope was lost for a first-round bye. New England is still alive to grab that all-important rest heading into the playoffs though, thanks to a Texans Week 16 loss to the Vikings. But, do the Patriots really need the bye to succeed in the playoffs?
If the Patriots win on Sunday, and the Texans and Broncos lose, New England would grab the No. 1 seed, a first-round bye and home-field advantage through the playoffs. If the Patriots win and only one of the Texans or Broncos lose, New England will get the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. If the Patriots lose, they could be at risk of getting passed by the Ravens, and being left with the No. 4 seed.
The Patriots’ best chance for a first-round bye would come through a Houston loss. The Texans face the challenge of meeting the Colts in Indianapolis with head coach Chuck Pagano coming back from leukemia. The Colts are locked into a No. 5 seed, but it’s doubtful they’ll rest s...
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Good news for the New England Patriots, as tight end Rob Gronkowski has increased his practice workload to the normal level that prepares him for a game, according to a source familiar with how the team’s practice repetitions were divided, per Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston.
That means, even if we don't see him Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, he'll be ready for the playoffs...
“The Patriots don’t know who their first playoff opponent will be, but they do know when...
The New England Patriots announced today that they have activated defensive lineman Jermaine Cunningham and signed a pair of practice squad players, wide receiver Kamar Aiken and defensive back Malcom Williams. In addition, they released defensive lineman Ron Brace.From Patriots.com:Cunningham, 24, has played in 11 games with three starts in 2012 and has 24 total tackles, 2.5 sacks...
For some reason Bledsoe ended up deleting this tweet and then going with the much safer "Way faster than Tommy". While I guess he was probably concerned about some backlash from his swearing, that probably wasn't necessary. The original tweet, above, was way funnier.I don't think anyone would doubt Bledsoe is faster than Tom Brady. Brady's been asked pretty...
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A report says Rob Gronkowski is expected to play for the Patriots against the Dolphins in Week 17. He has been out since Week 11.
Now that the 2012 NFL regular season is over, we now have an idea what the 2013 NFL regular season schedule will look like. The New England Patriots are one of 12 teams that have advanced to the playoffs and have hopes of returning to the Super Bowl once again this season. Patriots fans can no look ahead to see who the opponents will be for New England in the coming 2013 season....
For many New England Patriots fans the baritone sound of Gil Santos’ voice meant that another fall was taking shape in New England. For 36 years (1966-1979, 1991-2012), Santos has been the voice of New England Patriots football.
In 1966 Santos and the legendary Bob Starr replaced Bob Gallagher and Ned Martin in the broadcast booth and it was the start of a New England love...
Oops, caught on camera! Not sure if anyone else caught this.
FOXBORO, Mass. — Christmas came a few days late for the Patriots this year, but Tom Brady‘s fine with that as long as it mean his present came in the form of a first-round bye.
“Yeah, it was kind of a late Christmas present,” Brady said with a smile after Sunday’s game, “So we accept.”
Santa wasn’t the one delivering the gift at Gillette Stadium on Sunday — that...
Miami Dolphins (7-8) at New England Patriots (11-4)
I can’t handicap week 17 games like I do other games (maybe that’s a good thing because I’ve had a rough few weeks), because one of the things I do is look for upcoming distractions and dynamic changes on their schedule. In week 17, I can’t do that, so instead I have to look at what this game means do these two teams. The...
The Miami Dolphins will play against the New England Patriots on Sunday. CBS will carry the game which kicks off at 4:25 pm EST from Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA.
New England figures to start all of its healthy players as they still have a chance at a first round bye should the Texans or Broncos lose. The Patriots won head-to-head contests against both teams.
What is the points...
In a recent piece on the Coach of the Year award, NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal breaks things down in tiers. The top tier being the top choices for the award. The names on that list include Bruce Arians, Pete Carroll, Mike Smith and Jim Harbaugh. No Belichick.Here is Rosenthall's reasoning for leaving Belichick off that top tier of coaches.Belichick's defense hasn't quite...
After a lackluster performance against the Jaguars with many starters out of the mix, how concerned are you that the Patriots may be a little rusty for their opening playoff game?
Stephen: Despite the stinker the Patriots threw up in Jacksonville, I'm not concerned about them being rusty for their opening playoff game. After Tom Brady ripped into the team in the locker...