New England Patriots Leading Rusher, 412 Yards Fewest in NFL

By Anthony Weber The New England Patriots during the 2014 NFL regular season had the number 18th ranked rushing offense in the league.  With 1,727 rushing yards on the season the Patriots finished the season just below the NFL’s team rushing average of 1,781 yards.  So as the AFC Champions and with one game remaining to be played this season, one would think that the Patriots...
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The 13 things we want to see in Super Bowl XLIX

From 2 of the greatest corners of a generation meeting up to defiance of Marshawn and LeGarrette, here's 11 things we want to see happen in Super Bowl XLIV. The post Here’s The 13 Things We’d Like To See In Super Bowl XLIX appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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LeGarrette Blount’s Marijuana Charge Dropped Before Super Bowl XLIX

This embed is invalid" /> PITTSBURGH — Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le’Veon Bell. West View District Judge Richard Opiela told Blount at a court appearance last month that the misdemeanor marijuana...
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Patriots RB Blount has pot charge near Pittsburgh dropped

PITTSBURGH -- Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell. West View District Judge Richard Opiela told Blount at a court appearance last month that the misdemeanor marijuana possession charge would go away if the player completed 50...
Via AP on Fox
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Prelude To A Title - Part 5: Blount Where He Belongs, Ready For Shot At The Title

"Pittsburgh had a golden opportunity to feature the heftiest, most powerful running attack in the NFL with both Bell and Blount, but once the season started and Bell became the "Bell Cow", it was just a matter of time before the lack of playing time for Blount became a problem - and it came to a head on Monday night when Blount received no carries, on top of getting just two...
Via Foxborough Free Press
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Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount Has Drug Charge Withdrawn

After completing 50 hours of community service, New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has had his drug charge withdrawn, according to KDKA. Blount, who started the 2014 season as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, incurred the charge when he and running back Le’Veon Bell were stopped Aug. 20 on McKnight Road in Ross […] Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount Has Drug...
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Super Bowl XLIX Preview

After nearly two weeks of DeflateGate talk, the big game is almost here. For the sixth time in 15 years, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will look to win their fourth Super Bowl this Sunday night as the AFC Champion New England Patriots take on the NFC Champion and defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks. While the AFC Championship has been mainly focused on the deflated footballs...
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We have a perfect record picking Super Bowls & here's the Blitz pick for Super Bowl 49

BobsBlitz.com has a perfect public record picking Super Bowls -- just ask Newsday's Bob Glauber about our postseason prowess.This year -- Bovada has, RIGHT NOW, the Seattle Seahawks +2. Our prediction for Super Bowl XLIX is:New England Patriots 21Seattle Seahawks 20Your orchestrated 2015 Super Bowl champs are the DeflateGate, LeGarrette Blount propelled, Pats.Follow us on Twitter...
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Top 20 Players of Super Bowl XLIX

Nothing seems more natural than watching a game because of its stars, and the top players in the Super Bowl matchup between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks may be the most compelling collection of athletes playing against each other this year. Taking a look at who those players also happens to be one of the best ways to truly get a feel for the matchup and how each...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks overflows with dramatic storylines and features fascinating characters that...
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NFL Analysis: New England Patriots’ Moneyball Style Backfield

LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The New England Patriots’ backfield is a spectacle. The very makeup of it is a testament to Bill Belichick’s football genius. From top...
Via The Sports Journal
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LeGarrette Blount Denies Orchestrating Departure from Pittsburgh

New England Patriots’ running back LeGarrette Blount was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers in November, one day after he reportedly walked off he field early after receiving no carries in a win over the Tennessee Titans. Just days later, the New England Patriots signed Blount, who now sits with a team who will play in the Super Bowl in just a few days. This led to speculation...
Via Sportsnaut
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Will the first-round running back return in 2015?

The state of the first-round running back is a commentary on more than just a position. It speaks to organizational philosophies and values. It shows the team-building priorities in a league increasingly driven by passing. And it reflects a hesitancy to invest heavily in a player whose football life is, at best, fleeting. Let’s call it the Trent Richardson-ing of the NFL, and...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top storylines for Super Bowl XLIX

We checked in on the top early storylines for Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots early last week. It’s now time to delve further into aspects of this potentially historical matchup that may very well end up being the top stories we take out of the game. From Deflate-gate to Seattle looking to become the first repeat Super Bowl champion since...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount: Seahawks’ Defense Isn’t ‘Immortal,’ Can Be Beaten

PHOENIX — New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount isn’t overly intimidated by the Seattle Seahawks’ defense. The Seahawks, who the Patriots will play Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX, allowed just 4,274 yards this season (541 less than the No. 2 team in the NFL) and ranked third in run defense. Blount isn’t interested in hearing those stats, however. “I don’t care...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount Denies He Orchestrated His Steelers Midseason Exit

When the 2014 season started running back LeGarrette Blount was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The season will end Sunday night with the Super Bowl in Arizona with Blount being a mender of the New England Patriots. “You know things didn’t work out as planned,’’ Blount said Tuesday at Super Bowl media day when […] Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount Denies He Orchestrated...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Power Rankings: Super Bowl week

Last week’s games present an interesting dilemma. The team I thought was the best in the league won, but not in convincing fashion. How does that shake things up? Here goes: 1. New England Patriots Deflated balls or not, the Patriots absolutely dominated the Colts last week. They’re playing phenomenal football right now in all three phases of the game. The offense scored 30...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman Among Patriots Stars Who Took Long Road To Super Bowl

There isn’t necessarily a direct route to playing for the New England Patriots. Some players were highly recruited out of high school, went to a school with a major college football program and came to the NFL as a first-round draft pick. Consider that the Dont’a Hightower model. Others went undrafted out of college (Jonas Gray) or played at the FCS level (Jimmy Garoppolo), and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount - Poor Man's Marshawn Lynch

No matter the circumstance, stopping Marshawn Lynch will go a long way to beating the Seahawks. In order to stop Lynch, the Patriots may just have a secret weapon.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Prelude To A Title - Part 1: Patriots' Running Game Could Resemble "Student Body Left"

"Blount is a glider who slips through holes and who is most dangerous once on the second level, where his low center of gravity and sheer mass makes him akin to a bumper in a pinball machine, defensive backs and linebackers bouncing off of him like a pinball...while Gray is pure power, a one cut downhill bruiser that picks up nearly half of his yardage after contact. Combine...
Via Foxborough Free Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount must come through for Patriots

The New England Patriots are set to go up against the best passing defense in the NFL when they face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Tom Brady has had success against strong defenses in the past, but this is a different beast that will capitalize off of any mistake that the Patriots make. Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor, and Byron Maxwell are all lurking...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blount happy with Patriots after rocky time with Steelers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) A right cross to an opponent's chin. An arrest on a marijuana possession charge. A decision to walk out on the Pittsburgh Steelers. And now, for LeGarrette Blount, a spot in the Super Bowl in a revived career. ''It's had its ups and downs,'' the hard-hitting running back for the New England Patriots said. ''I've had good times and bad and I've embraced them...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount Among Patriots Who Didn’t Notice Footballs Were Deflated

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ company line: Our practice balls are worse than the ones used in the AFC Championship Game. Why that has anything to do with DeflateGate is unclear, but it’s obviously what Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told his players to say during media availability at Gillette Stadium on Thursday. “I don’t have any knowledge of that...
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Did the Steelers Make a Mistake Cutting LeGarrette Blount?

Did the Steelers Make a Mistake Cutting LeGarrette Blount? The Pittsburgh Steelers release of running back LeGarrett Blount in Week 11 bite the team in the proverbial behind? Blount, who is now on his way to a Super Bowl appearance after reviving the Patriots’ run game and blasting the Colts … The post Did the Steelers Make a Mistake Cutting LeGarrette Blount? appeared first...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss
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