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It's time to root for the Steelers, people *barfs everywhere*

14 days ago, the Patriots were 10-0 and sitting pretty atop the American Football Conference with an eye towards home field advantage for the playoffs.Fast-forward to today, and boy have things changed.As a result of their shocking 35-28 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles last night, the Patriots now find themselves as the third seed in the playoff picture. If the postseason...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Big surprise: Patriots lead the league in dropped passes

With the team missing their top offensive threats, the drops continue to pile up.Brandon LaFell in particular turned in a particularly horrid game yesterday against the Eagles, as he dropped several key passes and failed on a couple of routes, negating what could've been big plays.The putrid display is backed up by the stats too. According to ProFootballFocus, the Patriots are the...
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots make it interesting, but lose second straight game to Eagles

The Patriots almost erased a 21-point fourth quarter deficit, but it was not enough against a desperate Philadelphia Eagles squad that beat New England 35-28.Tom Brady was 29/55 for 312 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.Down 35-14, the Patriots scored 14 points to make it 35-28 and got the ball back with a minute left to try and tie it. Brady was unable to connect with...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Know your Enemy: Philadelphia Eagles scouting report

Bradford appears set to return after missing the Eagles last two games, both lossesEach 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. This week, the Pats will look to get back into the win column after suffering their first loss of the year last week in Denver. Not only...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Contest: What your Game Day breakfast? Share and Win a Patriots toaster

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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins confirms he will play on Sunday against Eagles

Minutes ago, Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins confirmed he will play on Sunday against the Eagles. Jamie Collins says he'll be ready to play this weekend. pic.twitter.com/gVoz6XlKKJ — Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) December 4, 2015Collins last played on Oct. 29 against Miami and has had a mysterious illness that kept him out ever since that game. He'll be a welcomed addition to the lineup...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Call for Backup: 3 things to know about tight end Scott Chandler

It's no secret that the Patriots are paper thin on offense right now. With Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman nursing injuries that'll keep them out this week against Philadelphia, and Danny Amendola's status still up in the air, New England needs to have its lesser-used players step up.One of them is tight end Scott Chandler. Chandler hasn't lived up to expectations in his first...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Von Miller fined for his hit on Tom Brady

Denver Post photoBroncos linebacker Von Miller has been fined $8,681 for his late hit on Tom Brady during Sunday night's Broncos-Patriots match up.Miller said he will appeal the fine.Follow me on Twitter - @JesseGaunceFor more of my articles, click here.
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Chandler isn't going to try to replace Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski hasn't been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles yet, but there's pretty much no way he's going to play.This means that Scott Chandler will move up the depth chart and become Tom Brady's No. 1 tight end until Gronk returns. Chandler, signed as a free agent in the offseason from the Buffalo Bills, isn't going to try and replace Gronkowski, because...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Call for Backup: 3 things to know about Damaris Johnson

With the New England Patriots spread quite thin due to injuries, they brought in Damaris Johnson to shore up receiving depth.Johnson, a slot receiver, will be replacing Chris Harper, who was cut following a significant muffed punt in Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos. Johnson's not exactly a name known across the NFL, so here are three points to know about him: With the Houston...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Amendola is frustrated by his knee injury

Danny Amendola missed last week's game against the Broncos due to a knee injury and lamented his frustration to Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald.“I’ll get out there today and run around and know more,” Amendola said before his limited practice workload. “I feel good. I can’t put a number on it. I feel OK to go out there and run around today.”Amendola said he injured his...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

C.J. Anderson wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week, T.J. Ward blasts Tom Brady's rule change idea

Broncos running back C.J. Anderson took home AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after a dominating performance in the Broncos' win over the Patriots. #Broncos RB C.J. Anderson named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. 15 carries 113 yards, 4 catches 40 yards, 2 TDs + GW score vs #Patriots — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) December 2, 2015Speaking of the Broncos, known cheap shot artist...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Amendola, Dont'a Hightower limited in practice

Danny Amendola and Dont'a Hightower both practiced yesterday and remained on limited schedule. Amendola, suffering from a hamstring injury, is expected to play on Sunday against the Eagles. Hightower suffered an MCL sprain in New England's loss to the Broncos and is not expected to play this weekend.Dominique Easley also did not practice, as he's suffering from an apparent ankle...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Patriots win Super Bowl XXXIX over Eagles

Rodney Harrison (37) celebrates with Asante Samuel (22) and Mike Vrabel (50) after intercepting Donovan McNabb in the closing seconds of Super Bowl XXXIX The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles don't have too big a history with each other, but they do share something unique - a Super Bowl match up. If you count Super Bowl XXXIX, the all time series record between the two...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Byron Maxwell thinks Sam Bradford is better than Tom Brady

Byron Maxwell's tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles hasn't gotten off to the best start. The former Seattle Seahawks cornerback signed a five-year, $63 million contract with Philly in the offseason and hasn't lived up to it at all.In late May, he guaranteed that the Eagles would represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. Look how that's worked out.And now, when asked if he thought Tom...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the 2015 Patriots the toughest team Bill Belichick has ever had?

Take a second to think about what it took for the Patriots to finally lose a game.Down Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Dont'a Hightower, Dion Lewis, Jamie Collins, Nate Solder, Rob Gronkowski for the end of the Denver game along with a few other players, and you've got a team that is so depleted, they were bound to lose a game.Also when you consider how the game was officiated, that...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The New York Jets are feeling confident

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE COME THE JETS!!!!!Gang Green, with a "big" win over the once-again lowly Miami Dolphins, are starting to feel good about their playoff chances. There's a 99.9% chance they aren't winning the AFC East, but at 6-5, they're right in the thick of the wildcard race.Per USA Today:"We know we're still in it," quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said Monday. "We also know there...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick had interesting press conferences today

Tom Brady and Bill Belichick both spoke to the media earlier today and had interesting bits from their press conferences that are worth sharing. We'll start with Belichick first.For what it's worth, I love Belichick's press conferences. He gives the media nothing and is so crass that it's hysterical. He had another great line today when asked about why the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated cover photo of Brock Osweiler features clear shot of a missed holding call on the Broncos

I hate that this is something that's being talked about, but since it's made some noise, we have to talk about it too.Sports Illustrated's latest regional issue features a shot of Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler from Sunday's game against the Patriots, which is all well and good. But there's an interesting wrinkle. In the background, you see Dominique Easley of the Patriots clearly...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Terrell Owens wants to join the Patriots

Terrell Owens with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012Free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens, once regarded as one of the best at his position in the late 90's and for most of the 2000's, is itching to play in the NFL again. Specifically, he wants to play for the Patriots.He never officially retired, but he's been out of the league since 2012, when the Seahawks cut him in the preseason...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Call for Backup: 3 things to know about linebacker Jonathan Freeny

With one of the Patriots' best playmaking linebackers, Dont'a Hightower, leaving last game with a knee injury - let's look to one of the players who will help fill his shoes.Linebacker Jonathan Freeny.Mike Petraglia of WEEI had a good write up on the unheralded Pats player last night. Here's some key takeaways.1. Freeny has quietly had a large role in Patriots defense anywayDue to...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Damaris Johnson's 98-yard punt return for a TD in 2012

New Patriots wide receiver/kick returner Damaris Johnson once played for the Patriots opponent this week - the Philadelphia Eagles.Johnson was on the Eagles' roster in 2012 and was primarily used as a kick returner. Check out this video of Johnson returning a punt 98 yards for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys.Thanks to our friends at Reddit for the find. Follow me on Twitter...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Contest: Win two tickets to Patriots vs Eagles, enter by today before Midnight!

So, thanks to the folks at NRG, we have some tickets to give away to all our faithful followers. Lucky you!The 4-7 Philadelphia Eagles come to Gillette Stadium to try give the 10-1 New England Patriots their first losing streak since 2012. Good luck to them!We have two more tickets for you guys!Entering is simple, just follow the instructions below.ContestPrize:  Two tickets to...
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Gronk says he'll return when he's 100%

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was featured on Bleacher Report's "Uninterrupted," saying he'll return to the field when he's 100% and there's no timetable for his return.He's likely going to miss this week's game against the Eagles but could return next week against the Houston Texans. Follow me on Twitter - @JesseGaunceFor more of my articles, click here.
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots sign scatback Trey Williams, place Trey Flowers on IR

It was a busy Tuesday at One Patriot Place. In addition to signing receiver/return specialist Damaris Johnson, they also claimed rookie running back Trey Williams off of waivers, while placing defensive end Trey Flowers on season-ending IR and re-signing receiver Austin Hill to their practice squad.Williams was signed by the Redskins after going undrafted out of Texas A&M in...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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