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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?
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Video: Vince Wilfork's game sealing interception

Wilfork Island is back!!The big guy finally gets another interception, once again against the Raiders. This one sealed the game though, as Derek Carr and his offense were driving down the field, moving in to score a touchdown and tie the game.
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Passing struggles continue against the Raiders

The Patriots battled their way to a tight 9-16 victory over the Raiders on Sunday, but they continue to do it the hard way. The defense once again looked like a convincing unit capable of getting stops (even if they only forced one turnover this week), but the offensive struggles were still on clear display. Brady acknowledged the failure to pick up a touchdown from the 1 yard line...
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Vince Wilfork gets late INT, but lack of turnovers is concerning

Vince Wilfork celebrates his interception.The Patriots had just 1 turnover against a weak Oakland Raiders team all game, an interception by Vince Wilfork with 59 seconds left in the game, making it the first game in which they didn't have multiple turnovers (3 agains Miami, 4 against Minnesota). Granted, the lone turnover the Patriots had came at the best possible time - with...
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Recap: Offense struggles again in Patriots win over Raiders

Elise Amendola/Associated PressThe Oakland Raiders put up a much better fight than most were expecting, but it was still not enough, as the Patriots narrowly escaped their home opener with a 16-9 win. With the Raiders inside the red zone with 59 seconds to go, Vince Wilfork intercepted a Derek Carr pass that was tipped by Logan Ryan, sealing the victory for New England. The Patriots...
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Contest: Win a Sons of Belichick t-shirt!

To kick off the great matchup between the Raiders and Patriots, we are giving away the popular Sons of Belichick shirt again! Entering is simple, just add us on social media channels. Easy access to all of that below, good luck!ContestPrize: 1 Sons of Belichick shirtHow to Enter:a Rafflecopter giveawayWinner:A random winner will be selected from the pool of entries within 48 hours...
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Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola not worried about their production

Week 3 is almost here as the Patriots face the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. Patriot critics have been buzzing about the lack of production from Brandon LaFell & Danny Amendola. Are they victims of Brady's favoritism of Gronk and Edelman? Brandon LaFell, who signed with the Patriots after spending four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, has a valid reason for his lack of...
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Predicting Patriots vs Raiders Week 3 - PatriotsLife roundtable

Forget the tuck rule, questionable calls have been a part of the Raiders-Patriots "rivalry" since 1976. Here are pissed off Patriots fans in 1976 after the infamous roughing the passer call in the 1976 divisional round (Stan Grossfeld / Globe File Photo)It's pretty obvious that when you poll a couple Patriots bloggers, they are probably going to pick their team to win...
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Top 5 Oakland Raiders games of alltime are immortal

5. January 22, 1984 Oakland 38 Washington 9Raiders:The Raiders were the underdogs as they had been in their two previous Super Bowl wins. The Redskins were the highest scoring team in National Football history and had beaten the Raiders in Washington earlier in the season, 37-35, in the 1983 season's most exciting game.The Washington Redskins were no match for the Raiders in...
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Senior White House official calls NFL handling of domestic violence "really deeply troubling"

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesIt seems like every other day there is another new story about the NFL and domestic violence, so here is another one for the pile of depressing non-football NFL coverage. Earlier this year the Obama administration wanted to renew pressure on colleges and universities to address sexual assaults on campuses all across America. He then appointed a task force...
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Belichick and Brady are worried about strong Raiders defense

Brady on the Raiders defense: "Teams have done a good job running against their defense, but we need to do both. We need to stay balanced."— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) September 17, 2014The vaunted Oakland defense held the New York Jets to only 402 yards total offense. QB Geno Smith threw for 221 yards on 23 of 28 passing. The Raiders were able to sack Geno twice for...
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3 things to know about the Raiders

Derek Carr. Photo from WEEI.comI think most of us are looking at Sunday's match up with the Oakland Raiders as an easy victory for the Patriots. The Raiders are consistently one of the worst teams in the NFL, but the Patriots can't get lulled into a false sense of security, lest they fall into the trap and drop a game they should win. Here are 3 things to know against the...
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Patriots Tickets 20% Below Season Average For Sunday's Game vs Raiders

The New England Patriots will host the Oakland Raiders in their home opener at Gillette Stadium this Sunday. The Patriots head home on the heels of their first victory of the season against the Adrian Peterson-less Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium. While the Raiders enter Week 3 at 0-2 and are slated to have yet another losing season, the significance of the Patriots’ opening...
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Is Brady forcing the Ball to EdelGronk? Two PatsLife writers debate...

NESN.com writer Doug Kyed posted a fantastic article yesterday outlining why he does not buy the popular narrative this week that Brady should be faulted for forcing the ball to his favorite receivers, and not sharing the wealth. I for one, strongly agree with Doug and thought his article was thorough and right on point.My fellow PatriotsLife blogger, Michael Sullivan, disagreed...
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Reinstatement for Brandon Browner and Brian Tyms?

On Wednesday, September 17th, the NFL and the Players Union finally agreed to a new drug testing policy. One of the provisions of the new agreement allowed for reinstatement or a reduced suspension for certain players recently penalized by the league office. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen provided a summary of the players impacted by the new agreement:Adam Schefter...
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Bill Belichick on Tom Brady forcing throws: 'I don't care who gets it'

Mark L. Baer/USA TodayBill Belichick was asked his thoughts on speculation that Tom Brady seemed to be forcing throws to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski.#Patriots Belichick: "I don't really care who gets it," referring to WRs getting the ball. "I care about scoring points," he added.— Erik Scalavino (@E_Scal) September 19, 2014That response by Belichick...
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Maybe Logan Mankins should have taken that pay cut

USA Today SportsThe Atlanta Falcons embarrassed the Tampa Bay Bucs last night to the tune of 56-14, leaving Bucs guard Logan Mankins on the wrong side of a blow out than what he is used to. nullThat is a look of a man who's thinking "I've made a huge mistake".I feel bad for Logan. He left it all out on the field for the Patriots and it sucks to see him wasting away...
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Week 3 scouting report: Oakland Raiders

The Raiders have handed their offense over to rookie quarterback Derek Carr. Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesEach week, PatriotsLife will be posting a scouting report of the Patriots upcoming opponent, going over their playmakers, tendencies, and how the Pats might match up. This week, it's the 0-2 Oakland Raiders, who will be looking to turn their season around after early losses to...
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Legalized marijuana helping Peyton Manning's pizza business

Peyton Manning's move from Indianapolis to Denver may have been emotionally difficult at first, but it sure has had its fair share of benefits both on and off the football field. The legalization of marijuana can be viewed as a positive or negative based on your stance, but its effect on other aspects of living is a whole different story. Manning, now an owner of over 20 Papa...
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Wilfork's coverage skills on display in win against Vikings

Mark L. Baer/US PresswireWhen you think of playmakers in the Patriots secondary thoughts of the pro bowler Devin McCourty, the highly touted Revis or second year standout Logan Ryan may come to mind. You normally don't think of a 325 pound defensive lineman.In last week's Patriots game there was a sack by Chandler Jones that was set up by Wilfork dropping back into coverage...
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Tom Brady posts college resume on his Facebook page

Aaron Ontiveroz/The Denver PostEarlier this morning, Tom Brady posted his college resume on his Facebook page. Tom Brady posts on Facebook: "Found my old resume! Really thought I was going to need this after the 5th round. #tbt" pic.twitter.com/xxrIQahqTa— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 18, 2014Luckily, he didn't need it after the fifth round like he thought...
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Baltimore is now the city of brotherly love

Laken Litman, USAToday:Ma’ake Kemoeatu missed his final collegiate football game because the NCAA suspended him for improperly providing textbooks to his younger brother.He was a four-year starter at Utah on scholarship and his little brother Tevita was a walk-on. Their parents didn’t have enough money to buy books, so Ma’ake bought them for him and therefore couldn’t play...
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Josh McDaniels backs up Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell

Amendola speaks with Tom Brady on the sidelines, via CBS SportsDanny Amendola and Brandon LaFell both finished with zero catches on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, granted one of Amendola's was called back due to an Aaron Dobson pass interference.LaFell didn't have much of a track record when he signed with New England, but he did have the physical tools at 6'3...
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Don't let the NFL dream the Ray Rice situation is over

Let me start off with the obvious – what Adrian Peterson did to at least one of his sons was a horrible thing to do. I understand that discipling your child is a tough line to walk, but using excessive force – particularly when you're a 6 foot 1, 220 pound professional running back – is absolutely inexcusable.  But what I'm asking you, the reader, is to not let the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Ebner earning playing time and praise from Bill Belichick

Former rugby standout Ebner has continued to improve in New England. Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North AmericaI have to start off by admitted to being somewhat biased when it comes to Nate Ebner. As a former rugger who witnessed him dominating a rugby 7s tournament firsthand a full year before his surprise selection in the NFL draft, I've always been rooting for Ebner to make...
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