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Despite problems, Patriots have won 3 straight

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) A three-day break gave the New England Patriots time to savor three straight wins. Now they can focus on fixing the problems the winning streak couldn't hide. A suspect run defense. A mediocre offensive line. Replacing injured players. The Patriots returned to practice Tuesday hoping to solve all that - and soon. After a home game against the Chicago Bears...
Via AP on Fox
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Josh McDaniels implies that Jonas Gray may see more time

Photo from CSNNEThe Patriots have a dilemma on their hands - how do they replace Stevan Ridley in the run game? Someone else is going to have to step up and carry some of the load alongside Shane Vereen. Of course, there are options - Brandon Bolden, James White, and Jonas Gray. And, according to Josh McDaniels, we could be seeing a lot more of Gray in the future. He only played...
Via Patriots Life
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Shane Vereen: Bears Safety, Brother Brock Vereen Has Never Hit Me ‘In Pads’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Sunday afternoon will be a first for the Vereen family, but it’s a moment they’ve been looking forward to for a long time. New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen has never shared the field with his younger brother, Chicago Bears safety Brock Vereen, but the two will knock heads on Sunday. Brock is now a rookie starter for the Bears, and Shane is expected...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Week 9 Odds: Patriots Are Touchdown Favorite Over Bears

The New England Patriots will host the Chicago Bears in a Week 8 inter-conference matchup on Sunday. The Patriots opened as a touchdown favorite, with the line holding steady thus far at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The total is set at 49.5. The Patriots are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games, and have gone OVER in seven of their last eight home games. The Bears are 4-2 ATS...
Via NESN.com
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Contract year players: Shane Vereen

Vereen is a free agent next year. (Damian Strohmeyer - SI)Following my previous article in this series on Stevan Ridley, I will look at the likelihood of running back Shane Vereen re-signing with the team following this season.So, as of late, it seems much more likely that Shane Vereen could be back next year, following the ACL and MCL tears of Stevan Ridley. During Thursday night...
Via Patriots Life
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Gray adds another element to Pats' backfield sans Ridley

BY DAN BEGNOCHEFollowing news that running back Stevan Ridley was out for the season with a knee injury, Patriots fans expected to see an uptick in touches from utility man Shane Vereen in last Thursday's divisional game against the New York Jets, as well as some face time from bruiser Brandon Bolden. They got half that, as Bolden saw only one snap and had no carries, while...
Via AFC East Daily
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Grade Day: Which New England Patriot performed best against the Jets?

The New England Patriots came out with their muskets firing against the New York Jets on a wet and humid October night in Foxborough, MA on Thursday Night Football. It looked like it would be a banner game for the Patriots after a four-play, 80-yard drive was highlighted by a 49-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady to running back Shane Vereen gave the Patriots the lead...
Via cover32 - Patriots
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The top five takeaways from the New England Patriots win over the Jets

However you want to look at the first seven weeks of the Patriots season, one thing is clear: This isn’t the dominant team we’re used to seeing. While the offense has looked better the last two weeks, the defense is allowing the Pats’ opponents to stay in games. There’s still a lot to be learned about this team, but here’s what we can take away from last week’s win: ...
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Weekly Rewind: Shane Vereen: Frisky Jets; Replacing Mayo; New weapons

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the New England Patriots this week. New England Patriots - Shane Vereen can’t be stopped. (READ) - How did the Patriots play against the Jets? (READ) - Can the Pats replace Jerod Mayo? (READ) - Is Tom Brady gaining trust in some new targets? (READ) You may also be interested in...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots on the verge of being a dynasty in the next 10 years?

SPONSORED BY THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY What is a dynasty? How many championships does a team need to rack up in a certain period of time to qualify? The Niners of the 80s and 90s come to mind with their perfect 5-0 Super Bowl record. So do the Cowboys and Steelers, two proud franchises with multiple titles and dominant runs of their own. How about right now in the NFL, who’s on the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick not happy with last night's game

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesThe Patriots had a rough time of it last night and Bill Belichick wasn't pleased, according to Mike Reiss. Bill Belichick on conference call this a.m.: "I don't think anybody walked out of the game, coaching or playing, [saying] it was great."— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 17, 2014Surprised? Neither am I. But then again, the Patriots...
Via Patriots Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots win, despite lack of running game

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)The Patriots managed to squeak out a victory last night against the Jets, but the lack of being able to move the ball on the ground has to be a little worrisome. Now maybe it was just because the Jets have a very stout defensive four, and they have always been able to stop the run. Or maybe this will be a long lingering trend with the absence...
Via Patriots Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Shane Vereen legit?

(Winslow Townson – USA TODAY Sports)Was Shane Vereen's Thursday night performance a preview of more to come as him as the feature back, or a fluke?Yeah he had a great performance, and without a doubt we would have lost the game without him on the field, but to say he is the answer to replacing Stevan Ridley is just idiotic. He ran the ball eleven times for only forty three...
Via Patriots Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tweet of the Week: Shane Vereen can’t be stopped

Sometimes you just need to celebrate, and Shane Vereen needs to celebrate. VINE – Shane Vereen building doors and kicking them in…. #NYvsNE https://t.co/yK2kHPXUK4 — FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) October 17, 2014 Follow Michael Jaycox at @MilkyMike Like this? CLICK HERE to see a full recap of the Patriots win over the Jets. Make sure you follow @cover32_NE and @cover32_NFL...
Via cover32 - Patriots
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Was Shane Vereen’s Performance Against the Jets a Sign of What’s to Come?

You drafted Shane Vereen to do this. With Stevan Ridley sidelined for the season, Vereen was the man last night for New England, totaling 114 yards and a pair of scores. After a short week of fantasy analysts trying to figure out who would be stealing Ridley’s snaps, it was Vereen who stepped up in the Patriots’ backfield. Vereen owners needed this game. After being a fourth...
Via Pro Football Zone
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Shane Vereen pays tribute to Stevan Ridley with touchdown celebration

Anybody else still catching their breath after last night's nail biter against the Jets? The game kept me on the edge of my seat like a Christopher Nolan suspense film. One standout from last night definitely was the play of Shane Vereen. The Patriots back answered the question of who would step up in the absence of Stevan Ridley. Vereen managed to rack up 71 yards receiving...
Via Patriots Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gronk Gets 10 Targets, Only 5 Catches In Week 7

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn't produce big numbers Thursday night, but not because Tom Brady didn't try to get him the ball.Fantasy Spin:Gronkowski led the Patriots with 10 targets, but caught just five of them for 68 yards. He's healthy and this was just a game in which the Pats featured Shane Vereen, so no need to panic.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Vereen Kicks Down The Door For Stevan Ridley In Two-TD Performance

FOXBORO, Mass. — Shane Vereen, overcome with emotion, sent a message to his close friend after scoring on the New England Patriots’ first offensive drive. Vereen performed Stevan Ridley’s famous “kick down the door” celebration after catching a 49-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday night in the Patriots’ 27-25 win over the New York Jets. Ridley...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Escape Thursday Night Scare from Jets

Foxboro was mired in a driving rain storm for nearly the entire day leading up to the Patriots Thursday Night Football game with the Jets. The dismal weather gave way to one of the best football games that NFL fans will see the entire season, with the Patriots winning 27-25 over the New York Jets on a last-second blocked field goal.The Patriots got the ball to start the game and...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Night Football — Jets and Patroits

New York Jets and the New England Patriots do battle at Gillette Stadium in  Foxborough, Massachusetts, The jets won the toss and have deferred *First quarter *NE – Tom Brady at the helm, has never lost on a Thursday. Brady unloads a hail Mary pass to Shane Vereen for the first touchdown of the game, 13:31 into the game and its a NE 7 – 0 lead. *Jets – Geno Smith at the helm...
Via In The Neutral Zone
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots block field goal to beat Jets, 27-25

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogash, Getty ImagesThe much anticipated match up between AFC rivals did not disappoint. New England led at the half with a score of 17-12. The 1-5 Jets kept up with the Patriots through the very end. However, the Patriots fought until the end and came out top in a nail biter that ended with a block on the game winning field goal attempt. The Patriots dodge...
Via Patriots Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Vereen, Danny Amendola Among Patriots’ Stars In Close Win Over Jets

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots won 27-25 in an absolute squeaker against the New York Jets. The Patriots’ run defense was gashed by the Jets, allowing 218 yards and a touchdown on 43 carries. The Patriots, on the other hand, had trouble establishing their running game, and lost the time-of-possession battle 40:49 to 19:06. There weren’t many standout players, but...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Vereen salutes Stevan Ridley with touchdown celebration (Video)

Shane Vereen paid tribute to Stevan Ridley by doing his teammate’s touchdown celebration after scoring in the first quarter of Thursday night’s game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets. Ridley suffered a season-ending knee injury last weekend, leaving Vereen and Jonas Gray as his temporary replacements. Vereen made a beautiful diving catch...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots lead Jets 7-6 after first quarter

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Shane Vereen on New England's fourth play and the Patriots led the New York Jets 7-6 after the first quarter Thursday night. Nick Folk kicked field goals of 22 and 49 yards for New York after the Jets drove deep into New England territory on their first two drives. Geno Smith completed his first five passes and...
Via AP on Fox
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Watch: Brady to Vereen touchdown

Tom Brady to Shane Vereen 50 yard TD https://t.co/jCa5b8CyhT — gifdsports (@gifdsports) October 17, 2014 The New England Patriots started off their Thursday night game against the New York Jets with a bang. After two consecutive completions to Brandon LaFell, Brady threw a long ball to Shane Vereen for a 50-yard touchdown. Where were the Jets defenders you ask? I think Rex Ryan...
Via Down and Distance
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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