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After enduring most of the first half of the season without tight end Aaron Hernandez, the Patriots lost the other half of the Boston TE Party for the forseeable future in their 59-24 blowout win over Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
Rob Gronkowski torched the Colts for seven receptions for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but broke his forearm on the team's final PAT play, leaving many fans and writers nationwide questioning Bill Belichick's decision to leave his most valuable weapon on the field in a game that was clearly in hand.
The loss of Gronk for the next four-to-eight weeks could be brutal for the Pats, except they should be getting Hernandez back Thursday for the Thanksgiving showdown against the New York Jets.
Although they injury put a damper on Gronk's terrific day, many other players enjoyed sensastional performances.
Let's take a look at this week's risers and fallers.
1. Tom Brady, QB: In the ba...
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Just what is an “acceptable” win for the New England Patriots?
When they win a nail-biter, the cry is that they cannot “close out” teams, they lack “killer instinct” and they don’t “step on the throat” of opposing teams when they have them down.
On the other hand, in games like yesterday’s 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts, the cry turns...
It wasn't pretty and the Indianapolis Colts know it.
Now all they can do is try to bounce back after an embarrassing 59-24 loss at New England on Sunday.
The Colts had four turnovers, and two of Andrew Luck's three interceptions were returned for touchdowns. Interim coach Bruce Arians said the mistakes the rookie quarterback made were just technical errors.
Alfonzo Dennard had just one more Colts player to beat on the way to his first career touchdown in the NFL — the quarterback. The only problem is that quarterback just so happened to be Andrew Luck.
Luck tracked Dennard down during his 87-yard interception return, trying to cut off the speedy cornerback along the sideline before reaching the end zone. Luck’s athleticism and speed...
The Boston Globe is reporting that injured Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez should be healthy enough to play Thursday against the Jets. Hernandez has been inactive the past three games while recovering from a sprained ankle.Fantasy Spin:Rob Gronkowski's forearm injury has breathed new life into what has been a disappointing season for Hernandez. With Gronk on the shelf, Hernandez...
As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, New England tight end Aaron Hernandez will be in the starting lineup Thursday against the Jets. Hernandez has missed the Patriots' past three games with an injured ankle. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL Network.Fantasy Spin:He's been practicing all week and appears to be at or near full speed. Hernandez caught five passes for 54 yards...
The New England Patriots took a key game in the AFC play-off picture by dismantling the Indianapolis Colts 59-24. Tom Brady (24/35, 331 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT), Rob Gronkowski (7 receptions, 137 yards, 2 TD) and Julian Edelman (5 receptions, 57 yards 1 TD/1 rush, 47 yards/68 yard punt ret. TD) starred on the offensive side of the ball, while Alfonzo Dennard and Aqib Talib (on...
There may not be any Gronk spikes for the foreseeable future.
Citing a source, Tom Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England reports that Rob Gronkowski suffered a broken forearm in Sunday's 59-24 thrashing of the Colts.
The All-Pro tight end, who recorded seven catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns, exited late in the fourth quarter to undergo X-rays, and didn't meet...
The yin and yang of the Patriots’ season continues. While the team will be without Rob Gronkowski on Thursday, there’s good news surrounding New England’s other starting tight end.
Aaron Hernandez will return from his ailing right ankle injury in the Patriots’ Thanksgiving matchup against the Jets, according to Albert Breer from NFL.com. Hernandez first hurt his ankle in...
The Indianapolis Colts meet the New England Patriots today in a match-up that is far more relevant than anyone thought when the season began.
Both teams stand at 6-3. That’s a good thing for the Colts, a team that many thought would struggle to win one or to games. It may not be that great of a thing for the Patriots, who struggled early on in the season, but have recently ratcheted...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, two old rivals, met Sunday for the first time since Peyton Manning moved on to Denver. Star rookie Andrew Luck is now the Indianapolis quarterback, and he showed some of the special stuff he possesses, but New England pulled away and beat the Colts 59-24 in a wild one. The Patriots tied the franchise record...