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Pats work out six FAs, including RB Montee Ball, tight end Brandon Bostick

It may be a bye week for the 3-0 New England Patriots, but that doesn't mean that head coach Bill Belichick and the rest of the coaching staff are taking time off.The Pats hosted a handful of free agents for workouts on Tuesday, highlighted by former Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball. The team also worked out another back in Darrin Reaves, along with tight ends Brandon Bostick...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Gronk does Gronk things at his all-women football camp

What does Rob Gronkowski do on his bye week? Probably plenty of things he won't share with the press, but he started the bye off with his annual female only football camp Monday night at Gillette Stadium.I was fortunate enough to cover the event, which was just about as ridiculous as I envisioned. The number of times "Fireball" blasted from the Gillette Stadium speakers was at least...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis spearheading Patriots' rushing attack

LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis could be morphing into a dual threat in the Patriots' backfield. Blount is tied for second in the NFL in rushing touchdowns, and Lewis has more total yards right now than running backs for the Browns and Colts, the two teams that cut him from their rosters last year.  Dion Lewis has 325 total yards for #Patriots. The #Colts have 264 total...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady is NFL's quickest draw, has helped with O-Line development, and Ryan Allen got paid for literally doing nothing

A few quick/interesting Patriots-related nuggets to get to before we close the book on Jacksonville and somehow survive this bye week.Tom Brady is the NFL's quickest draw: He's getting the ball off in two seconds or less, which has helped him put up monster numbers through three games. No one is smarter at picking up what a defense is going to do than Brady is. How he's doing this...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC East Power Rankings - Week 3

We're almost a quarter of the way through the 2015-16 season, and the AFC East has been pretty interesting to watch. From the dominance of the Patriots to the ineptitude of the Dolphins, there's a lot to talk about.How did each team in the division fare this week? Let's find out.1. Patriots - There's no way this top spot changes at all this year unless they get hit with an unfathomable...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Number of the Best: Bill Belichick currently owns a .666 career winning percentage

As if football fans needed any more proof that Bill Belichick was Satan himself.A user on Reddit pointed out that with New England's 51-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Bill Belichick's career coaching record, including the postseason, improved to 235-118-0. And what does the winning percentage shake out to? Some would say a not-so-coincidental .666.Belichick's regular...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Week 3 MVPatriot

In our new weekly post, we look at who was the most valuable player or players for the Patriots in the last weeks game. In the 51-17 thumping over the Jacksonville Jaguars, there could have been many MVPatriots.With our readers help via Facebook and Twitter, we worked it down to 2 players.The first co-MVPatriot is the man under center: Tom Brady. Again he was masterful with his...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Pats acquire linebacker Jon Bostic from Bears

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots have acquired linebacker Jon Bostic from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick, pending a physical. Bostic has yet to play this season as he's recovering from an ankle injury. The Bears have opened the season 0-3, and coming off their utterly embarrassing performance against the Seahawks in which they punted...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 3 Report Card: Pats continue to roll with 51-17 demolition of Jags

The Patriots steamrolled their way to a 3-0 record with a 51-17 demolition of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, as New England put in another surgical performance heading into their bye week.What else is there to say other than this wasn't a challenge in the least for the boys in blue? New England showed that the Jags don't belong in the same conversation  - hell the...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: 'Don't compare us to '07 just yet' (even if we totally can)

The Patriots are 3-0, the Patriots are steamrolling the opposition, and the Patriots are the unquestioned best team in the NFL through the first month of football.Tom Brady and Co. dismantled a hopeless Jacksonville Jaguars squad yesterday at Gillette Stadium, beating them by a final score of 51-17 and showing that Florida's other team doesn't belong in the same league as the boys...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap: Patriots 51 Jaguars 17

Good thing for the 2015 Patriot is that the Jacksonville Jaguars are still the Jacksonville Jaguars.New England did basically what you though they would; pants the Jags at Gillette Stadium to the tune of 51-17. Tom Brady hit the 400 TD millstone, but also ended his day with 358 yards another touchdown added on top and completed 33 of 42 passes.  Dion Lewis was the lead back...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

$1,000,000 is up for grabs this week in DraftKings' Play-Action challenge (FREE to enter)

DraftKings' Play-Action $1,000,000 challengeHuge opportunity for Patriots Life readers as DraftKings is giving you a freebie this week. Will Brady continue to put up huge stats again this week? Or will another Pats player help bring home the money for you versus the Jaguars? Here are the full details:- $1 million prize pool- $100,000 first place prize- ...
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September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady-Edelman Jenga connection, Tom Brady to miss time and more news from this week

The Brady-Edelman Jenga connection:It doesn't take an expert to realize that Julian Edelman is Tom Brady's safety blanket on the field. Whenever the team desperately needs a conversion, it seems like it's Edelman coming up with the play every time - most notably in last year's Super Bowl. Ever wondered how Tom Brady and Julian Edelman connect so well on the field? Apparently it all...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Jaguars basically gave the Patriots Edelman and Gronkowski

I guess we should give the entire Jaguars organization a big hug before kickoff on Sunday.No, it's not to console them on the beat-down that the Patriots will undoubtedly lay on them, but really for serving Rob Gronkowski and Julien Edelman to us on a silver platter.Mike DiRocco of ESPN.com rejogged a lot of people's memories by telling them about a trade that went down back in 2009...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Know your Enemy: Jacksonville Jaguars scouting report

Bortles has the physical tools to be a star, but must improve his accuracy. Wesley Hitt/Getty ImagesEach week, I'll be doing an in-depth scouting report on the Patriots opponent, going over their tendencies, strengths and weaknesses in all three phases of the game. After opening the season with two big wins over traditional rivals, the Patriots face a classic trap game this week...
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September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Gronk is underrated

We all know that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is and MVP caliber player on the field and on the dance floor, but according to his head coach via the Boston Herald, he's actually underrated as a leader for New England. “He doesn’t really sometimes come across in that role [to the public. But [from] what I see, Rob is very attentive, very coachable. You tell him what you...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick says Patriots have been preparing for Jaguars since April

The Jacksonville Jaguars are usually a team at the bottom of the NFL totem pole. The opposite can be said for the Patriots.Despite that, the Patriots almost never take an opponent lightly. According to head coach Bill Belichick, they've been preparing for Jacksonville since April.NESN:“Yeah, absolutely, we spent a lot of time on Jacksonville,” Belichick told reporters. “I...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Roethlisberger says Steelers will continue to go for 2-point conversions

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says his offense will continue to go for two-point conversions often."Oh, we're going to keep doing it," Roethlisberger said. "We don't practice it this much to not do it. We practice it every single day. ... I tried to tell you guys early on that we would do it, and I think you guys kind of didn't quite believe it. But it's something we feel...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Do you believe in the Deflategate curse?

This has been said already, but in case you haven't really thought about this, here it is. The Ravens, Colts and Seahawks are all 0-2. The Colts and Seahawks look awful and the Ravens lost arguably their best defensive player, Terrell Suggs, for the season.  What do they all have in common? They lost to the Patriots in the playoffs last year and all had some things to say about...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: 1996 AFC Championship Game

Pete Carroll and Drew Bledsoe celebrate the Patriots' AFC Championship Game victory of JacksonvilleThe Patriots face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday at Gillette Stadium, so what better time to revisit the 1996 AFC Championship Game between the two teams.Let's look back at what was.Coming off a dominant 28-3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Patriots offense is better than 2007

Yes, it has only been two games. Yes, 2007's offense led the team to a 16-0 season regular season.Still, this 2015 Patriots offense is better than 2007. Let's look at the numbers.In 2007, Wes Welker caught 112 balls for 1175 yards and 8 touchdowns. Randy Moss holds the single season touchdown record catching 23. He also racked up 1493 yards and 98 catches. Tom Brady's stat line...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Report Card: led by Brady's epic performance, high marks across the board vs. Bills

It got a bit hairy towards the end of the contest there, but in the grand scheme of things, the New England Patriots were never seriously in danger of losing on Sunday to the Buffalo Bills.Tom Brady put in another epic performance (even by his lofty standards), same for Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, and the largely-inexperienced offensive line went toe-to-toe against one of...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

$1,000,000 is up for grabs this week in DraftKings' Play-Action challenge (FREE to enter)

DraftKings' Play-Action $1,000,000 challengeHuge opportunity for Patriots Life readers as DraftKings is giving you a freebie this week. Will Brady continue to put up huge stats again this week? Or will another Pats player help bring home the money for you versus the Jaguars? Here are the full details:- $1 million prize pool- $100,000 first place prize- ...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Kam Chancellor is back with the Seahawks

Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor is returning to the team today, according to Adam Schefter and Stephen A. Smith. Seahawks' safety Kam Chancellor is planning to return to Seattle today, per @Stephenasmith and me. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2015Chancellor had been holding out for a new contract since training camp and missed the entire preseason and the first two...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Four key plays from Sundays Patriots-Bills game

The New England Patriots went into a hostile environment that is Ralph Wilson stadium on Sunday and took care of business, beating the Buffalo Bills 40-32. Over the course of the game there are a few plays that factor into the outcome of the game more than others. Here are a few from Sunday's that impacted the game in a huge way.1. Malcolm Butlers interception The Patriots were leading...
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September 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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