Three under-the-radar Super Bowl MVP candidates

The eventual Super Bowl MVP is often easy to predict long before the game even begins. That’s because superstar players tend to do heroic things on the NFL’s grandest stage. Of the players who have received the prestigious MVP hardware, over half have been quarterbacks (26), and only nine have been defensive players. It wasn’t difficult to predict that, say, Aaron Rodgers...
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Brandon LaFell: Call Patriots What You Want, They’re Super Bowl-Bound

This embed is invalid" /> FOXBORO, Mass. — The “New England Patriots are a bunch of cheaters” narrative kicked back into high gear this week. Brandon LaFell couldn’t care less. “Man, they can call us whatever they want. We’re playing in the Super Bowl,” the Patriots wide receiver said before Thursday’s practice. “That’s what we’re focused...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC Championship Preview: Patriots vs. Colts

It was a playoff instant classic last Saturday as the Patriots were able to be the first team to come back from two 14-point deficits to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 35-31. During the game, Tom Brady (now with 19 postseason wins) passed Joe Montana for the most touchdown passes in postseason history (46) with three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Brandon LaFell. Even though...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Brandon LaFell Takes In Celtics Game, Rocks Leafs Hat (Photo)

New England Patriots fans were elated Friday night to spot wide receiver Brandon LaFell at TD Garden for the Boston Celtics-Chicago Bulls game, but Bruins fans might have had a few questions about the wideout’s wardrobe choice. LaFell, a Texas native, showed up at the Garden rocking the hat of one of the Bruins’ longtime rivals, the Toronto Maple Leafs. That can’t have been...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots - AFC Championship

I think its quite clear that this could be the final time we see Tom Brady and Bill Belichick compete for a Super Bowl title. I think it's also clear that Andrew Luck is on the verge of dominating the AFC. Luck can already be put into that elite class of QB's and with Brady and Peyton Manning on their way out of this league, Luck will be the face of the NFL for years to come....
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Brandon LaFell Battling Through Various Ailments

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell isn’t about to let toe and shoulder injuries keep him from playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. The New England Patriots wide receiver was one of four players limited in practice Thursday. LaFell, who has been praised all week for his toughness, explained his mentality in the Patriots’ locker room before the team’s practice session...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Brandon LaFell, Brandon Browner Among Limited

FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s a good reason why Brandon LaFell’s toughness has been praised this week. The New England Patriots receiver remains limited in practice with various ailments. LaFell was one of four Patriots limited in practice this week. Check out the Patriots’ full practice participation and injury report: DID NOT PARTICIPATE:C Bryan Stork (knee) LIMITED:WR Brandon...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell’s Toughness Praised By Patriots’ Tom Brady, Josh McDaniels

Perhaps Brandon LaFell’s toe injury was worse than the New England Patriots were letting on. The wide receiver didn’t let the ailment affect him Saturday while catching five passes for 62 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the Patriots’ 35-31 divisional-round playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. LaFell was limited last week in practice with toe and shoulder injuries,...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Grade Day: How’d the New England Patriots perform in win over Baltimore Ravens?

The New England Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium 35 to 31 to move on to their fourth consecutive AFC Championship Game. After trailing twice by 14 points the Patriots needed big plays on both sides of the ball to come back and extend their season. They delivered with quarterback Tom Brady throwing a game-winning touchdown pass to wide...
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2014 NFL Season Review: New England Patriots Touches, Targets and Team Summary

Brandon LaFell started the 2014 season with an 0/6 performance against the Miami Dolphins which led to his benching the following week. By season’s end, though, he’d make good on preseason Brady relationship promise and develop into New England’s most consistent receiver. He’d catch 74 of his 114 targets (for a 64.9% catch rate, six points better than last season in Carolina...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell Among Four Probable

The New England Patriots are expected to have all 53 players at their disposal Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle), wide receivers Julian Edelman (concussion) and Brandon LaFell (shoulder/toe) and running back Jonas Gray (ankle) all are probable to play in the Patriots’ divisional-round playoff game against the Ravens, which kicks off at 4:35 p...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Three keys on defense for the New England Patriots vs the Baltimore Ravens

The New England Patriots continue to gear up to face the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round on Saturday. The Patriots have had full participation in practice this week as key players such as wide receivers Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell, offensive linemen Dan Connolly and Sebastian Vollmer, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, and cornerback Brandon Browner get healthy for...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Smith: Patriots Have ‘A Man’ In Brandon LaFell; ‘I’m So Proud Of Him’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell might be the only player on the New England Patriots looking forward to seeing Steve Smith this weekend. If anyone on the Patriots knows how dangerous Smith can be, it’s LaFell, his former teammate on the Carolina Panthers from 2010 to 2013. Even LaFell wavered when asked if he’s looking forward to seeing Smith on the field Saturday as a member...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell Is Ready To Play Despite Toe Injury, ‘Harsh’ Weather

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell put the concerns of New England Patriots’ fans to rest. The Patriots wide receiver, who set career highs this season with 74 catches for 953 yards and seven touchdowns, is ready to play Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens despite a toe injury that knocked him out of practice during the bye week. “I’m doing great, man, rested up my body a...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Brandon LaFell Among Four Limited In Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are shockingly healthy heading into the postseason. Only four Patriots players were limited in practice Wednesday as they prepare for Saturday’s divisional round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots had 17 players listed on their injury report prior to Week 17’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Long snapper Danny...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New England's Wicked Smaht Moves of 2014

1)  Signing Darrelle Revis (instead of Aqib Talib) Aqib Talib is good, sometimes very good.  Darrelle Revis is great.  Everybody loves a nice Mustang.  But smaht, experienced folks understand that a Mustang isn't a Ferrari.  Aqib Talib hit free agency at a time where the market was doling out great money.  The Patriots decided to pass on Talib's number, and instead got the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Brandon LaFell Returns On Injured Leg

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are looking healthy after a much-needed bye week. Starting wide receiver Brandon LaFell returned to practice after missing last week’s sessions with an injured lower leg. The Patriots had perfect attendance in Tuesday’s full-pads practice in frigid and snowy conditions on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium. LaFell did seem slightly...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Brandon LaFell, Alan Branch Absent From Scrimmage

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are knocking off the rust before it forms during their first-round playoff bye. The Patriots are scrimmaging on the Gillette Stadium game field Wednesday morning. The Patriots’ starting offense was wearing blue, and the first-team defense was in white. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell and defensive lineman Alan Branch were missing from...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Brandon LaFell Absent After Injury Sunday

FOXBORO, Mass. — Get ready to be on Brandon LaFell watch for the next two weeks. The New England Patriots starting wide receiver was absent from practice Tuesday after injuring his left foot or ankle in Sunday’s 17-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills. LaFell actually came back into the game after suffering the injury. The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin saw LaFell leaving Gillette Stadium...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady's TD celebrations frighten teammates

Hopefully a too-eager Tom Brady didn’t cause wide receiver Julian Edelman’s concussion. New England Patriots players explained to The Wall Street Journal that they always have to be prepared for the quarterback’s patented touchdown celebration. “All of a sudden he’s a foot away from you, head-butting you three times,” wideout Brandon LaFell told Kevin Clark. “I’m...
December 18, 2014  |  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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December 07, 2014  |  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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December 05, 2014  |  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...
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
December 01, 2014  |  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...
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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