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Recap: The New England Patriots are not who we thought they were

A win’s a win, but the Patriots should not feel happy with themselves after their victory against the Raiders. It is clear that something is wrong with the New England Patriots, who should have been able to dominate a hapless Raiders team, and this type of effort won’t cut it once they start playing some real playoff-contenders MVP – Julian Edelman It’s still hard for me...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ridley Gets A Lot Of Touches But Didn't Produce In Week 3

Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was again the workhorse running back for the Patriots Sunday, but this time produced little from 20 touches.Fantasy Spin:He rushed 19 times for just 54 yards. Injured Shane Vereen wasn't any better so the Patriots kept feeding Ridley and almost lost the game.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Brady lays down a block on Shane Vereen run

Watch Brady jump in here to lay down the block and free up some extra yards for Shane Vereen.The Patriots' QB catches a lot of flack for his pretty boy image, but he isn't afraid to get dirty when he has to.What'd you think of the play?
Via Patriots Life
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Buccaneers, Giants, Patriots, Raiders, Ravens

  Buccaneers Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Buccaneers and DT Gerald McCoy have been making progress on a long-term extension. Giants Rookie WR Odell Beckham (hamstring) is expected to make his debut next Thursday against the Redskins. (Jason La Canfora) Patriots RB Shane Vereen (questionable, shoulder) is expected to play against the Raiders. (Adam Schefter...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Shane Vereen likely to play Sunday

The Patriots’ top pass catching back is reportedly set to play Sunday vs. Oakland. Tailback Shane Vereen, who was questionable with a shoulder injury, is “expected” to suit up against the Raiders, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning.
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Patriots-Raiders Live: Jamie Collins (Thigh) A Game-Time Decision

11 a.m. ET: Welcome to the New England Patriots 2014 home opener. It’s a beautiful, unseasonably warm day in Foxboro with temperatures in the high 70s. The Oakland Raiders have taken the Gillette Stadium field in sweats for warmups. Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins (questionable) appears to be a game-time decision. He missed last week’s game with a thigh injury, and he’s...
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Shane Vereen finds a niche and just runs with it

Shane Vereen will probably never be the so-called “bell-cow back” for the Patriots. He knows he fits a niche in the offense that doesn’t lend itself to him carrying the ball 20-plus times a game. In fact, Vereen has had 10 or more rushing attempts in a game just five times in his career. Going forward, Vereen will be what he’ll always be on this team — a big-play threat...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots fairly healthy for Week 3 matchup vs. Raiders

BY DAN BEGNOCHESeems like all is finally right in the world injury-wise for the New England Patriots.After what seems like an eternity of having at least one player -- usually Rob Gronkowski at a minimum -- out because of one ailment or another, the Pats will host the Oakland Raiders this Sunday will their full roster suited up and ready to go. That includes Gronkowski, who'...
Via AFC East Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Shane Vereen, Jamie Collins Among Six Questionable

The New England Patriots might be without one of their best running backs on Sunday. Third-down back Shane Vereen is questionable against the Raiders with a shoulder injury. Linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle), safety Don Jones (hamstring) and center Ryan Wendell (knee) also are questionable for Sunday’s game.
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Shane Vereen, Jamie Collins Among Six Questionable

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots might be without one of their best running backs on Sunday. Third-down back Shane Vereen is questionable against the Raiders with a shoulder injury. Linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle), safety Don Jones (hamstring) and center Ryan Wendell (knee) also are questionable...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons why the New England Patriots will dominate the Oakland Raiders

Let’s just get one thing straight: If the Patriots don’t beat the Raiders, every panic button in New England should be pushed repeatedly. With the way the Raiders have been playing, no matter how mediocre the Patriots may have looked the last two weeks, any competent team should be able to totally dominate them. So here’s why the Patriots will make this an easy victory: Stevan...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos Facing Underdog Status For First Time Since 2012 Against Seahawks

The New England Patriots make their 2014 home debut Sunday as they face the Oakland Raiders. The Patriots enter the game as anywhere from a 14-point to a 15-point favorite, according sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The spread is the biggest in the NFL this week. The OddsShark Computer predicts a 34.5-16.5 victory for New England The Patriots’ injury report includes several...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Perfect Attendance In Preparation For Raiders

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have been able to swat away the injury bug early this season. The Patriots had perfect attendance at practice Friday for the second straight day. Wide receiver Julian Edelman (back), running back Shane Vereen (shoulder), offensive linemen Ryan Wendell (knee) and Dan Connolly (knee), defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle), linebacker Jamie...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman (Back) Still Limited In Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — Two of the New England Patriots’ offensive stars remained limited in practice Thursday. Julian Edelman (back) and Shane Vereen (shoulder) weren’t full participants in practice for the second straight day, according to the Patriots’ practice participation and injury report. Defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle), linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), offensive...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman, Shane Vereen Added

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo came out of Sunday’s Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings without any injuries. Mayo’s absence from practice Wednesday was not injury related. Safety Don Jones also missed practice with a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Julian Edelman (back), running back Shane Vereen (shoulder), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

New England 30 Minnesota 7: Three Things We Learned

The Minnesota Vikings played a beautiful game against the Rams in Week One. Unfortunately, they came back down to reality versus the Patriots, as they were missing the services of Adrian Peterson who was deactivated based off his arrest for child abuse last week. Meanwhile, New England got back on track after a surprising loss to the Dolphins last week.Here are 3 things we learned...
Via Football Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots are one of the smallest teams in the league

The Patriots over the last decade have been known as one of the toughest teams in the NFL, both physically and mentally. Some of the toughest Patriots have been those smallest in stature. Wes Welker, Julian Edelman, Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen - the list goes on. It is not uncommon to see Tom Brady towering over his huddle when they break, but his child-size supporting cast are...
Via Patriots Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Top Three Matchups: New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings

The New England Patriots played one strong half on defense against Miami last week and put up 20 points in the first quarter. Unfortunately, the Patriots forgot to come out and play in the second half as Miami ran away with the game and sent New England home a loser on opening day. Now the Patriots travel to TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota to face an impressive Vikings team that lit...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Shane Vereen, Zac Stacy Among Week 2 Sits And Starts

What’s even more important than Week 1 in fantasy football? You guessed it — Week 2! We get that we’re stating the obvious, but it’s true. The NFL’s opening week is usually wildly unpredictable, as 32 teams who haven’t played a meaningful game in over half a year get their jitters out for the first time. Week 2 is when the dust begins to settle, and the same can be said...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Vikings Can Beat the Patriots

Optimism is in the air for the Minnesota Vikings.The positive thoughts that followed an undefeated preseason carried into the games that count with a 34-6 Week 1 victory over the St. Louis Rams. With the Vikings handily beating a team they really should have clobbered by 28 points, the bandwagon is starting to fill up heading into a Week 2 matchup with the New England Patriots.The...
Via Pro Football Spot
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Week 2 Matchup Nightmare: Shane Vereen

The Minnesota Vikings are flying high after a 34-6 victory over the St. Louis Rams in Week 1. While they know there is a tougher test ahead with the New England Patriots, it’s hard not to get excited about how the defense performed in the season opener.The Vikings currently lead the NFL in points allowed and rank eleventh in yards allowed. They were able to turn the Rams over twice...
Via Pro Football Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Week 1 Targets Leaders

Since targets have become a stat, fantasy junkies have fallen in love with it, including us! But just because your favorite WR gets thrown to 12 times each week, that does not guarantee anything! That is why we calculated their Catch % for you!Stats courtesy of ESPNRunning Back Targets Leaders table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vereen leads Ridley in total snaps

While it's fair to say that the run-game was ineffective in it's merely occasional utilisation against the Dolphins, one guy took the majority of the snaps on Sunday evening. Shane Vereen took three times as many offensive snaps as presumed starter Stevan Ridley in Miami. #Patriots offensive snap counts. Vereen played 3x as much as Ridley. Gronk played 44 percent pic.twitter...
Via Patriots Life
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Work Out Daniel Thomas, QB, Two Tight Ends

The New England Patriots worked out a former Miami Dolphins running back, and there were no mind games afoot. Running back Daniel Thomas tried out with the Patriots on Monday, ESPN’s Field Yates reported. Thomas, a 2011 second-round pick, was released by the Dolphins on Aug. 30 during final roster cuts. Thomas, picked six selections after Patriots running back Shane Vereen and...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: New England Patriots offense sputters in loss to Dolphins

The Patriots have been a favorite Super Bowl pick by many analysts and commentators, but they’re going to have to prove they can win their division first. One game is still just one game, but this revamped Patriots team did not look all that spectacular against the Dolphins. Entering Week 2, New England will be alone at the bottom of the division, a place they aren’t use to being...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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