Found November 12, 2011 on
The Rap Sheet:
The Patriots took a big-time hit at inside linebacker this week, as starter Brandon Spikes is out for the Jets game with a knee injury. In addition, his backup Dane Fletcher has been out with a thumb injury for weeks. That’s brutal against a team that grounds and pounds.
While Gary Guyton will get the start and has shown he can step in capably, the Patriots may get contributions from a recently signed yet familiar player.
Remember Niko Koutouvides? A special teamer and linebacker from Plainville, Conn., who was in camp? A former fourth-round pick from Purdue who has begun every season since 2004 on a roster except for this one?
On passing downs, he could be the player who lends a hand and spends times roughing up TE Dustin Keller down the field. No, seriously, he could.
BEST OF MAXIM
After an interesting train ride (here, here, and here), we’ve arrived at MetLife Stadium, the massive structure that houses the Jets and Giants. Today, you may have heard, it’s the Jets.
They play the Patriots at 8:20 p.m. on NBC, a huge showdown that can’t get here fast enough. Gearing up for game-time are a few Patriots on the field working out. The most notable is OL Nate...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Despite a massive roster turnover over the last few seasons, the Patriots proved Sunday they've still got some of the same brass they had earlier in the decade when they were winning Super Bowls. The Patriots orchestrated their greatest show-me victory of the season with a 37-16 clubbing of the Jets. They fought through adversity, erased an early deficit...
You know all the adages by heart. You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t test for an electric current with your tongue.
And above all, you don’t give Tom Brady of the Patriots additional time to work.
Yet that was exactly what Mark Sanchez did...
For the fourth time in seven games, the New England Patriots take on a team from the Empire State. This week’s match-up against the New York Jets not only will break up the three way tie for first place in the AFC East, but should also show a preview of a possible late round playoff game. The Patriots cut ties with the baggage laden Albert Haynesworth after he suited up for just six...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes, including two to Rob Gronkowski, and the New England Patriots took control of the AFC East with a convincing 37-16 victory against the Jets in New York.
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Best change of pace: After Rob Ninkovich's first interception midway through the third quarter, the Patriots offense...