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Bill Belichick isn't one for grocery stores

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick held a news conference this morning with the media, and he mostly said nothing of substance like he usually does.However, one unusual question came about. A reporter asked him if Patriots fans come up to him in grocery stores and say things like "Bill, kick Indy's butt, will ya?"Kind of a ridiculous question, right? Belichick had a classic response...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 5 #MVPatriot: Dion Lewis

This weeks #MVPatriot in the 30-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys was running back Dion Lewis. Great team win #patsnation — Dion Lewis (@DionLewisRB) October 12, 2015 Fresh off signing a two-year contract extension Lewis ran for 34 yards on 6 carries and caught 8 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Because when @DionLewisRBmakes a one-handed catch, jukes & then ducks under...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Top 3 plays of the Patriots' win over the Cowboys

The Patriots put together a dominant 30-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Sunday, and the game featured some memorable plays.I apologize in advance for the quality of some of these videos. Unfortunately, the NFL doesn't provide embed codes for their videos to be used on blogs and other websites, so the videos are mostly going to be from Instagram/Vine from here...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady on pace for NFL's first ever 5,500-yard season, is the only QB not to throw an INT yet this season

What Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is doing at age 38, coming off a season in which he won his fourth Super Bowl title, is nothing short of incredible.There really are no words to do him justice right now, and that likely won't change.Brady has been so good this year, he's on pace for the NFL's first ever 5,500-yard season. He's currently sitting at 1,387 yards through four games...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC East Power Rankings - Week 5

This one will be pretty quick due to the Jets and Dolphins both having last week off.Let's hit it!1. Patriots - A dominating performance against an undermanned Dallas Cowboys squad was expected. However, Tom Brady getting sacked five times in the first half wasn't. Hopefully that was just an anomaly, as the offensive line had been very good up until that point and seemed to right...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck practicing with no limitations

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who has missed his team's last two games with a shoulder injury, reportedly practiced yesterday with no limitations.Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk:“It feels better every day,” Luck said after whatever he did, via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. “It was great to go through practice without limitations, in a sense, and get out there and...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell could return from PUP list for Week 7 game against Jets

The New England Patriots have been so dominant on offense through their first four games of the year, no one would blame you if you forgot Brandon LaFell was still injured.He was placed on the PUP list during training camp, and has not been able to practice with the team. After this week, he'll be able to practice, as the rule is players on this list cannot practice for the first...
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October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ring Envy - What Cowboys fans said - 10/11

Cowboys fans weren't really the most entertaining bunch. They mostly complained about Brandon Weeden, Jason Garrett and the Patriots' pick plays. None of them really expected to win this game at any point, but they seemed to feel they could've built a pretty big lead on the Patriots without all their injuries. I won't get into that what if game, but here's what Cowboys fans had to...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

What the other team said: Dallas Cowboys edition

The Patriots put a beating on the Dallas Cowboys yesterday at AT&T Stadium, improving their record to 4-0. The game was over by the halfway point of the third quarter, so naturally, the Cowboys were humble during their post-game interviews after a week full of saying a bunch of unnecessary things that probably got the Patriots even more fired up than they already were. Let's...
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October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots defense stifles Cowboys, 30-6

A game that was reasonably close in the first half was blown out of the water by the New England Patriots in the second, ending with a 30-6 New England blowout.The dallas defense - particularly Greg Hardy (2 sacks) - was getting stifling pressure on Tom Brady. They racked up 5 total sacks in the game, all of which came in that first half. However, the Cowboys couldn't move the ball...
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October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Know your Enemy: Dallas Cowboys scouting report

Weeden has been surprisingly competent so far as the Cowboys starter. Ronald Martinez/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 sitting out Sunday's action with an early bye week, the Pats return to action this Sunday against a banged up Cowboys...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots sign Dion Lewis to 2-year extension

The Patriots are keeping Dion Lewis around for the next couple of years, as the team has signed the shifty running back to a 2-year extension. #Patriots signed RB Dion Lewis to a 2-year contract extension, as @FieldYates said. What a find he has been so far — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) October 8, 2015 Lewis' deal: $600k signing bonus, base salaries of $800k in '16, $1.2M in '17. Can...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Tom Brady's clutch gene shines against Cowboys in 2011

The Patriots are heading to Dallas this weekend to face the injury-riddled Cowboys. It'll be the first time the Pats have played in Dallas since 2007, and it'll also be the first time they've ever played in AT&T Stadium since it opened in 2009.With that in mind, let's revisit the last time the Patriots and Cowboys went at it back in 2011 at Gillette Stadium.Similarly, this game...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Convicted woman-beater Greg Hardy calls out Gisele Bundchen, isn't very smart nor very funny

Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy will be making his 2015 debut Sunday against the Patriots, and he'll have the extreme displeasure of playing against supremely pissed off New England squad, led by quarterback Tom Brady.Speaking to the media for the first time as a Cowboy, Hardy way-overstepped his bounds because he's a terrible human being and isn't that smart  nor is he very funny...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Cowboys can beat the Patriots

The Patriots face the Cowboys this Sunday.Let's face it, not many in Patriots Nation are fearful of this Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Who can blame them? The Patriots have been steamrolling teams left and right by whatever means the Patriots feel like imposing upon their opponents. On top of that, the Cowboys could be without their starting quarterback (Romo), wide receiver...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady talks about the evolution of youth sports

As is life, not many things you knew as a child stay the same. That goes for Tom Brady. The way he knew how youth sports worked as a child is much different today. During his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan's radio program, Brady touched on the evolution of youth sports.ESPNBoston: “Youth sports, and what I remember from being in youth sports, everything was really...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tedy Bruschi: 'Patriots won't overlook Cowboys'

Even though the Dallas Cowboys won't be anywhere near full strength this Sunday when the Patriots come to town, former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi says that Bill Belichick will not let his players overlook their opponent.NESN:“I don’t think so because it always feels good when you beat up on the Dallas Cowboys, I don’t care who’s wearing the...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC East Power Rankings - Week 4

We're back with our Week 4 AFC East power rankings, and there's going to be some movement.Let's get to it.1. Patriots - "It's the same old story. Same old song and dance." - AerosmithThis Dallas game is gonna be a lot of fun.2. Jets - Is anyone surprised they beat Miami? No. But the Dolphins made Ryan Fitzpatrick and Chris Ivory look like superstars. Neither of them are. Sure, the...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Pats early bye week - did they get shafted?

The Bye Week in the NFL was created in 1990 and has since been used as a way to extend the regular NFL season by 1 week and create additional TV and advertising revenue for the league by doing so. There was even 1 year (1993) when the NFL had 2 bye weeks per team - which cut the usual 2 week break from the AFC / NFC Championships to the Superbowl down to 1. This, obviously, did...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning so far this season

We all remember when Tom Brady closed the door on the Manning-Brady rivalry this offseason in an email revealed during the Deflate-Gate saga. “I’ve got another 7 or 8 years. He has 2. That’s the final chapter.”A lot of people, laughed it off and Tom Brady apologized to Peyton about it getting out, but Brady was ultimately right. This rivalry is over.Through three games...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Amidst unrest and lack of results, Miami Dolphins fire head coach Joe Philbin

Following their 27-14 loss to the New York Jets in London, the Miami Dolphins fired head coach Joe Philbin Monday afternoon, bringing an end to one of the most dysfunctional operations in the NFL.  Tight ends coach Dan Campbell will take over for Philbin as the team's interim head coach for the remainder of the season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the team has also...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets sign Kenbrell Thompkins to practice squad

Coming off their 27-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins across the pond in London, the New York Jets announced Monday afternoon that they've signed former Pats wide out Kenbrell Thompkins to their practice squad.After playing in 12 games with the Pats in 2013 and two last season, Thompkins was released, with him landing on his feet over in Oakland. It was a bit of a surprising move...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ring Envy - What Jaguars fans said - 9/27

The Patriots and Jaguars faced off last week, and it wasn't much of a contest. Not that Jags fans were really expecting much else. Jacksonville fans are pretty funny, with a lot of quips about their own team. They seem pretty displease with their coach and QB, but seemed pretty resigned to the fact that a blowout was inevitable. Top threeJaguars players: "We're playing the Patriots...
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October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Matthew Slater stops Jaguars' fake punt play

One of the best plays from last Sunday's win over the Jaguars was Matthew Slater breaking up a fake punt attempt. The Patriots were up 37-10 at the time and the game was obviously out of reach, so you can't blame the Jags for attempting to do something ballsy.Luckily, Slater being the special teams genius that he is, read the play perfectly and set the Patriots up with great field...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Son of Jets TE coach rips Antonio Cromartie, Geno Smith on Twitter

We haven't had any drama with the Jets in a little while, so here's something to shake your head at.Jimmie Johnson, the son of Jets tight ends coach, who is also named Jimmie Johnson, was in the Jets' locker room after their loss last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and proceeded to take pictures of Antonio Cromartie and Geno Smith, posted them on Twitter and then bashed them...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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