Patriots defense standing tall against league's top offenses

The Patriots defense has been pretty solid this season, for the most part anyway. They are at the tail end of a brutal stretch that saw them go up against Denver, Indianapolis, Detroit, Green Bay and San Diego all in consecutive weeks, and they went 4-1. AP Photo/Denis PoroyVery impressive. That stretch will end this weekend with a home game against the Miami Dolphins with a chance...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Defense Outshines, Bails Out Offense Despite Missing Key Pieces

SAN DIEGO — Home-field advantage is nice and all, but the New England Patriots proved that they might not need it to advance to the promised land this season. The Patriots marched into Qualcomm Stadium and laid a licking on one of the AFC’s best squads Sunday night, beating the San Diego Chargers 23-14. The Patriots’ offense sputtered, but their defense was stingy, allowing...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pats Declare LaFell Actice For Week 14

Patriots receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder) is active for Week 14.Fantasy Spin:LaFell's yardage totals are inconsistent, but he's become a Tom Brady favorite in the red zone with six touchdown receptions in the last seven games.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots offense missed opportunities against Packers

The Packers were able to contain the high scoring Patriots offense to just 21 points and just 320 total yards. So what did their defense do that was able to keep the Patriots out of the scoreboard?Well, in a short answer they contained the Patriots receivers and were not willing to give up the big play. They were willing to get physical with them and let the Patriots run the ball...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell Is Patriots’ Best ‘X’ Receiver Since Randy Moss (Mailbag)

This embed is invalid" /> The next four weeks will be about finding a balance for the New England Patriots. Tied for first place in the AFC with the head-to-head tiebreaker, the Patriots must match the Denver Broncos’ win total to close out the season. Since the Broncos are led by Peyton Manning and are an exceptionally talented team, that means the Patriots...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Could Be Poised For Upset Over Cowboys On ‘Thursday Night Football’

The Chicago Bears host the Dallas Cowboys on “Thursday Night Football,” with Dallas looking to hang steady with Philadelphia in the NFC East division race. The Cowboys opened as a 4.5-point favorite, and the line has moved to 4 points at some sportsbooks. The total is set at 51 points. The Cowboys are 8-4 straight up and 6-6 against the spread on the season, while the Bears are...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Dobson Being Placed On Injured Reserve By Patriots

It’s fair to say that the New England Patriots’ 2013 acquisitions at wide receiver haven’t panned out as hoped. Aaron Dobson, a 2013 second-round draft pick, is being placed on injured reserve after hurting his hamstring Sunday in the Patriots’ 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers, a source told the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. Dobson ends his sophomore season with just...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Former LSU stars Mathieu and Mettenberger suffer injuries in NFL's Week 13

Brandon LaFell found the end zone twice during the Patriots' loss to the Packers on Sunday.
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15 days ago

Patriots Spending Week In San Diego Before Game Vs. Chargers (Photo)

The New England Patriots have skipped town for warmer weather. After Sunday’s 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, the Patriots just kept on going, flying to Southern California to spend the week in San Diego ahead of next Sunday’s game vs. the Chargers. Fresh off game in Green Bay, the Patriots will fly straight to San Diego and spend...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady on loss to Packers: 'We had our chances'

            Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Tom Brady threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns but it wasn’t enough as the New England Patriots seven-game winning streak was snapped with a 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. “We had our chances,” Brady said. “Wish we would have done something there on offense in...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Fans Shouldn’t Panic After Loss To Packers; Teams Could Meet Again

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The New England Patriots’ locker room was sullen on Sunday night, but the players weren’t downright catatonic as they acted after losses earlier in the season. That’s the way it should be too. The Patriots’ 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers surely hurts the team and their fans, but this isn’t the time to panic. If the Patriots were going to lose...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dont’a Hightower, Brandon LaFell Stand Out In Patriots’ Tough Loss To Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The New England Patriots came into a hostile environment and played a solid game, but it wasn’t enough to beat the surging Green Bay Packers. The Packers were able to sack Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on third and long late in the fourth quarter, and a first down pass from Aaron Rodgers to Randall Cobb sealed the game. The Patriots now stand at 9-3 as they...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Shane Vereen, Chandler Jones, Brandon LaFel

The New England Patriots will travel to Green Bay, Wisconsin today to take on the Green Bay Packers. The Patriots have won their previous seven games heading into Sunday's match-up. Some notable injuries could potentially put New England down key players. Shane Vereen, Brandon LaFell and Chandler Jones are all listed as questionable for today's game.Shane Vereen was limited in practice...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots moves continue to pay dividends

The New England Patriots continue their tour through the NFC North Sunday afternoon as they visit the historic frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. After already having done a favor for the Packers by defeating the Bears in week eight and the Lions last week. With the Packers at 8 and 3 and the second best record in the NFC behind the Arizona Cardinals and the Patriots at 9 and 2 with...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Showing Off His ‘Guns’ In Brandon LaFell’s Sleeveless Hoodie (Photo)

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady wasn’t taking style advice from his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, or head coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday, he was borrowing it from a teammate. Tom Brady asked why sleeves cut so high? "Why not when you have guns like this. I've been working hard on these"— Jamison Coyle (@JamisonCoyle) November 26, 2014 Brady immediately...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: Trust in Brandon LaFell allows me to 'let it rip'

FOXBORO, Mass. — Trust clearly isn’t an issue between New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and free-agent addition Brandon LaFell. Brady proved that Sunday in the Patriots’ 42-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts, when he showed confidence in LaFell’s timing, catch radius and ability to make a contested catch on two deep back-shoulder passes. The chemistry between Brady...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Brandon LaFell Returns From Reported Illness

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell must have been feeling better Wednesday after missing the New England Patriots’ previous practice with a reported illness. The Patriots wide receiver returned to practice, which was held in the Dana-Farber Field House, as New England prepares to play in the Indianapolis Colts’ domed Lucas Oil Stadium. LaFell reportedly was suffering from strep...
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Lafell missed practice due to illness

AP PhotoBrandon Lafell was missing from Patriots practice yesterday. While the team was not required to put out an injury report yesterday it appears he was missing due to illness.Brandon LaFell missed today's practice with strep throat, per source. Pats don't need that going around.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) November 11, 2014Strep throat can be very contagious and the Patriots were...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Update: Brandon LaFell misses practice

New England Patriots' wide receiver, Brandon LaFell, missed practice on Tuesday. He has a strep throat according to a source, as tweeted by Boston Herald Sports.#457329978 / gettyimages.comThe status for the wide receiver is not yet known for Sunday night's game against the Indianapolis Colts. LaFell will receive treatment and be evaluated later in the week.LaFell has really...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots players set to break out in the second-half of the season

The New England Patriots sit at 7-2 in first place in the AFC East and would be the top seed in the AFC if the playoffs started today. As the Patriots prepare for a grueling second half schedule, the team is in position to continue their hot stretch as they’ve won five consecutive games after a 2-2 start. To continue their winning ways, however, New England has to continue to get...
Via cover32 - Patriots
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Brandon LaFell, Dominique Easley Absent

FOXBORO, Mass. — The bye week might have done more damage than good for the New England Patriots’ health. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell, defensive tackle Dominique Easley and defensive end Chandler Jones were absent for the start of Patriots practice on Tuesday. Easley appeared to suffer a leg injury last Wednesday during the Patriots’ lone bye week practice. He limped to a...
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How Would You Grade the Patriots So Far?

Rick:  The New England Patriots get a A- from me for the first half of the season. It started off as a C during the first four games, especially against the Kansas City Chiefs. The last five games have been very impressive as it has shown has the team’s resilience and their mental toughness, especially in the Bengals blowout. New England’s defense has had some strong games,...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ring Envy: What Broncos fans said - 11/2/14

Our popular Ring Envy series is a spinoff of the "Green Envy" series we run at CelticsLife. We lay out comments from the opposing team's fans during the game after a Patriots win! Top 3:Revis Island looking like 'go-to' resortWhen Brandon LaFell is your best reciever, you are gonna have a bad timeRefs must be on NE payrollBest of the Rest:We focus this weeks Ring Envy at the Denver...
Via Patriots Life
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell emerging as consistent threat for Brady (touches and targets Week 8: AFC)

Week 8 Touches and Targets: New England Patriots Shane Vereen started against Chicago, but ceded most of the work to 2012 undrafted free agent Jonas Gray, who was asked to run hard up the middle and keep the clock moving after New England built an early lead. That type of one cut power running suits a back of Gray’s skill set and should be a feature of their run game the rest of...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things we learned from the New England Patriots thrashing of the Bears

The AFC playoff race is quickly becoming a total free for all. The AFC North is completely up for grabs, and while the Broncos seemingly have the AFC West on lockdown, the Chargers and Chiefs continue to prove themselves to be legitimate threats every week. The Colts looked to be developing into a true powerhouse before being lit up by Ben Roethlisberger, and the Texans just keep...
Via cover32 - Patriots
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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