Patriots-Cowboys Film Review: Devin McCourty Excels In Versatile Role

New England Patriots fans found out their tight end was mortal Sunday, when Rob Gronkowski only caught four passes for 67 yards. That the Patriots still were able to throttle the Dallas Cowboys 30-6 shows the depth and overall talent of New England’s offense, however. The Patriots proved they could win, and win big, without a god-like performance from their All-Pro tight end...
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As usual, Patriots playing down any intrigue in next game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Nobody in the Patriots locker room is feeding into the hype of Sunday night's AFC championship game rematch against the Indianapolis Colts. There's plenty of potential for distraction after the ''Deflategate'' scandal when the Patriots were accused of deflating footballs in last January's 45-7 conference title game rout of the Colts. New England was fined...
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Dion Lewis’ Rise Adds Another Layer Of Dominance For Patriots (Podcast)

It’s bad enough the New England Patriots have Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman on their offense. Now running back Dion Lewis is breaking tackles — and ankles — to score highlight-reel touchdowns? Good luck, rest of the NFL. NESN.com’s Michaela Vernava welcomed Patriots beat reporter Doug Kyed to talk about Lewis’ emergence, which adds another element to an already...
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Lewis, Edelman Juke Patriots Past Cowboys

Greg Hardy got his wish. Kinda.The New England Patriots' "Scorched Earth" tour resumed on Sunday after a week off, a week that also saw Hardy return to practice following a four-game suspension and the Dallas Cowboys' defensive end wasted little time in adding his name to a long list of people who piss off quarterback Tom Brady...Which is a bad thing, right?  Most football players...
Via Foxborough Free Press
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Dion Lewis Proves Patriots Right In Giving Him A Contract Extension

Dion Lewis is not slated to make much this season which--with the way he's producing--makes him one of the best bargains in the NFL this season. The New England Patriots are aware of this and the value he has to the offense. So rather than let him test free agency at the end of the season they decided to sign him to a two-year, $2.6 million extension last week.Just in case anyone...
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Dion Lewis Only Needed An Opportunity, And The Patriots Provided It

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dion Lewis has been lurking in the NFL for five seasons. The New England Patriots were just the only team with the brains to give him a chance. Lewis was like a mythical creature after being selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Hype began to build each time he caught on with a new team, mostly based off his college...
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Dion Lewis, Malcolm Butler Among Patriots’ Stars In 30-6 Win Over Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys’ chances of winning their Week 5 matchup against the New England Patriots disappeared when offensive stars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant went down early in the season with long-term injuries. Sunday’s matchup between the Patriots and Cowboys went just as expected, culminating in a 27-6 win by New England. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finished...
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Dion Lewis Makes One-Handed Catch, Breaks Multiple Tackles Before Touchdown (Video)

Wow. That’s about all we could muster after seeing Dion Lewis’s shifty touchdown catch in the third quarter of the New England Patriots’ game against the Dallas Cowboys. Dion Lewis had the Cowboys falling all over themselves trying to tackle him pic.twitter.com/TbE8Jd9uod — The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) October 11, 2015 WATCH: Dion Lewis is SICK! Joystick video game...
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WATCH: Dion Lewis makes one-handed catch, eludes four defenders for TD

As if the New England Patriots didn't have enough weapons on offense with Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, they now have a shifty running back in Dion Lewis. Unlike the bulldozing LeGarrette Blount, Lewis has the innate ability to juke defenders in the open field.In the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, Lewis scored his third touchdown of the season, and...
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Weekend web roundup: New England Patriots

Tanguay: Patriots are so good, they're in a drama-free zone Of course, on Sunday in Dallas the Patriots will be anything but boring. They're going to ... So, in being true to my New England roots, yes, I'm complaining ... Belichick and Jeb Bush as classmates and Christian's failed prank ... Terrible English at online's awful us that he did most of the ones that were yeah...
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Fantasy Football Week 5 Mailbag: Answering Start/Sit Questions And More

It’s almost time for fantasy football owners to set their lineups for Week 5 of the NFL season. Some of you still are unsure of who to play in certain positions, and that’s OK. We’re here to help with our fantasy mailbag. As always, thanks for sending questions for our mailbag using the NESN Twitter and Facebook pages. We answered some of the best ones below. @NESN what do...
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Bill Belichick: Dion Lewis Has ‘Good Power And Explosiveness’ For His Size

FOXBORO, Mass. — Dion Lewis is pigeonholed as a third-down running back because of his small stature, but he’s proven to be much more in his short time with the New England Patriots. Lewis, who’s just 5-foot-8, 195 pounds, is on pace for 160 carries and 11 rushing touchdowns for the Patriots. Only Kevin Faulk has received more carries as an undersized Patriots running back...
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3 Up, 3 Down By: @curtfield13

The Patriots bye week is officially over and Patriots Nation can’t wait for next week’s matchup in Dallas. Every year the Pats’ bye week is torturous because any weekend without Patriots football is a bad one. The good news is that we won’t have to deal with a week without a Patriots game until they clinch a first round bye for the playoffs in the middle of January. It...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Mailbag: Dion Lewis On Pace For Best Season By Third-Down Back

The New England Patriots once again proved it’s easy to keep players around when you’re a perpetual winner. The Patriots convinced running back Dion Lewis to sign a two-year contract extension with a reported base value of just $3 million with a $600,000 signing bonus. He can earn up to $4.8 million, and even if he makes every penny, the contract is still an absolute steal....
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Pats reward RB Dion Lewis with contract extension

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, The New England Patriots and running back Dion Lewis have agreed to a 2-year contract extension. Lewis has solidified his role in the first few weeks of the season, totalling 146 yards on 30 carries, along with 15 catches for 179 yards. LeGarrette Blount figures to be the power back going forward, but Lewsi should see plenty of time on the field...
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Dion Lewis ready to honor Pats in two-year extension

The New England Patriots didn't have to give running back Dion Lewis a shot. After stints with the Eagles, Browns and Colts, not to mention a season-ending broken leg in 2013, the odds were against... [Click headline for full story]
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NFL Transactions: Thursday 10/8

Bears Bears signed LB John Timu to their practice squad. Buccaneers Buccaneers placed DE Josh Martin on injured reserve. (NFLTR) Lions Lions signed DT Ishmaa’ily Kitchen. (NFLTR) Lions waived DL Phillip Hunt. (NFLTR) Panthers Panthers signed OT David Foucault to their practice squad. Patriots Patriots signed RB Dion Lewis to a two-year extension. (NFLTR) Redskins...
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Patriots, Lewis agree to 2-year extension

The Patriots and running back Dion Lewis agreed to a 2-year extension on Thursday, which will keep the back in New England through the 2017 season.
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Dion Lewis signed extension to repay Patriots for giving him chance

FOXBORO, Mass. — The news broke on Dion Lewis’ two-year contract extension while the New England Patriots were preparing for practice, so the running back’s teammates found out about the deal like everyone else: through the media. Lewis, who has 325 total yards and two touchdowns through three games on just 45 touches, now is locked up through the 2017 season. He’s added...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Lewis signs two-year contract extension with Patriots

The New England Patriots wisely locked up running back Dion Lewis to a two-year contract extension Thursday. The deal, first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates, has a base value of $3 million and is worth up to $5 million, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Lewis received a $600,000 signing bonus, Yates reported. His base salary is $800,000 in 2016 and $1.2 million in 2017...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots sign RB Dion Lewis to two-year extension

While LeGarrette Blount was serving his one-game suspension, running back Dion Lewis stepped in and put on a show. Lewis' Week 1 performance put his name on the map, and he's become a dynamic matchup nightmare for the Patriots.Now, he's getting rewarded for it in a big way. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots have locked up Lewis, signing him to a two-year extension. Filed...
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Patriots Sign RB Dion Lewis To A Two-Year Extension

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots have signed RB Dion Lewis to a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season. According to Yates, Lewis receives a $600,000 signing bonus as part of this deal to go along with base salaries of $800,000 in 2016 and $1.2 million in 2017. Lewis can earn up to $1.8 million in incentives from 2016-2017. Lewis, 25, is a former...
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DraftKings: Week 5 Discount Shopping

 After the rush of scoring that we saw in Week 3, Week 4 brought all of our daily fantasy hopes back down to earth. There was some exceptions though. Devonta Freeman has continued to impress with another strong three touchdown performance and probably the surprise of the season, Andy Dalton, has continued to perform as an elite QB with another 300+ passing game. Both these players...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots work out former Colts RB Boom Herron

The New England Patriots worked out former Indianapolis Colts running back Dan "Boom" Herron on Monday, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. Patriots had former Colts RB Boom Herron in for a workout today. As always, team keeping emergency lists fresh.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 5, 2015 After coming into the league with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012 as a sixth-round pick, Herron...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Bye Week Report

The defending champion New England Patriots, and no, it does not get old saying that, have started their 2015 “Everyone Against Us” campaign at 3-0. The Patriots head into their bye week with wins against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. With real football now occupying our lives, the ‘Deflategate’ saga seems like it was so long ago. The...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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