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Rex Ryan: We're desperate but not dysfunctinal

Associated PressIf there is one thing that Rex Ryan isn't afraid of its talking. Even if it means he puts his foot in his mouth. As the 1-5 Jets prepare to play the 4-2 Patriots on Thursday night Rex is doing a lot of talking. Mostly about how his team is losing.Even thought the 2014 season is only entering week 7, the Jets are already in desperation mode. Something Rex Ryan will...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Short week for Patriots, Jets won't impact rivalry

Keith Nordstrom/Patriots.comThe Patriots and Jets square off at Gillette Stadium in just two days, a quick turnaround for both teams. This will be the first meeting of the season between the heated rivals, and no matter how much time the teams are given to prepare for one another, both sides will be fired up and ready to play.Per Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com. “I think records go out...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ring Envy: What Buffalo Bills fans said

Our popular Ring Envy series is a spinoff of the "Green Envy" series we run at CelticsLife. We lay out comments from the opposing team's fans after a Patriots win! We focus this week's Ring Envy on the fans of the Buffalo Bills. Top Three 1) "We are a QB and a competent OC away from competing with these a$$holes. OH I hate the effing       Pats so much"2) "Answer: Pretenders ...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Tyms doing big things in limited role

Brian Tyms, who turned heads in the preseason with some impressive touchdown grabs on deep balls from Jimmy G, lived up to his reputation and turned in a game-changing play on Sunday when he hauled in a 43-yard pass from Tom Brady early in the second half. The play swung momentum firmly in the Patriots direction and was a refreshing throwback to the days when Brady connected on deep...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Patriots trying out replacements for Mayo

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesAccording to Field Yates (tweet below), the Patriots tried out 5 linebackers today: Justin Anderson,Kaelin Burnett, Tim Dobbins, Mario Harvey, and Paul Hazel. With Jerrod Mayo out for the year according to Adam Schefter, the Patriots will need someone to fill to fill the void left by Mayo for the rest of the year. The Patriots worked out 5 linebackers...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo and Stevan Ridley lost for the season

Injuries demoralized the Patriots Sunday. (Mike Groll - AP)The biggest takeaways from yesterday's game were the injuries to RB Stevan Ridley and LB Jerod Mayo. As two of the leaders of this team, losing them was a huge blow to the Patriots, but also served as a rallying cry that carried the team in the second half. Going forward, this Thursday night's game will be their first test...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Stevan Ridley tore ACL and MCL, out for year

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesThe worst has been confirmed for Patriots running back Stevan Ridley. Ridley tore both his ACL and MCL during yesterdays game against the Buffalo Bills.MRI confirms Patriots RB Stevan Ridley tore his ACL and MCL. Done for the year.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) October 13, 2014Through six games, he has 94 carries for 340 yards with a pair of touchdowns...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis was able to escape the New York Jets and move on

Ryan Hannable, WEEI:“I did my time there, my six years." It was a great six years. We had success — 2 AFC Championship games — and we did the best we could and that was that. I had a great time.”The cornerback said he still keeps in touch with some of his former Jets teammates as well as in Tampa. Revis faced the Jets in Week 1 last year with Tampa — an 18-17 Jets win.Darrelle...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell is showing why the Patriots stuck with him

Brandon LaFell breaks away for a TD, via Patriots.comBrandon LaFell was a non-factor for the Patriots through the first three weeks of the season. He showed up in the blowout against Kansas City, while the rest of the team didn't. He wasn't a huge contributor against the Bengals, only catching a pass right in the beginning of the game. On Sunday afternoon against Buffalo however...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Gronk thinks his offensive line is sexy

Getty ImagesThere isn't an adequate way to preface this video. So uh, just watch it.NFL Videos | FOX SportsIts just Gonk being Gronk. They guy only has two things on his mind. Football and making sure his lineman's needs are being taken care of. He's just a thoughtful guy. You just can't help but like this guy. He enthusiasm for football and life in general is great to watch. Even...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady's ankle injury is "significant"

Brett Carisen/Getty ImagesThere are a lot of conflicting reports out there surrounding the ankle of Tom Brady and the latest one from Pro Football Talk says it's more serious than we were led to believe.Amid wildly deviating reports and accounts of the condition of the joint that connects Brady’s foot to his leg, it’s hard to know what’s true and what isn’t. The latest twist...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Defense lays foundation for offensive dominance against Bills

Another Sunday, another strong win by the Patriots. Okay, so it hasn't exactly been business as usual through the first few weeks of the season, but it is certainly beginning to look like it now. Two consecutive wins over two good teams is nothing to complain about. Earlier I had been preparing to write about a battle of two top 5 defenses in a grind-it-out divisional matchup. Then...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

AFC East Thunderdome. Two teams enter tied for division lead, only one team leaves with it.

Kevin Hoffman - USA Today SportsIn the first six weeks of the 2014 NFL season the AFC East has been bizzaro AFC East. Up is down, left is right, right is wrong. It started in week one when The Patriots lost to the Dolphins while the rest of the AFC East all won their respective games. Leaving the Patriots in last place. But entering today's game against the Bills they had the opportunity...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots dig deep in win over the Buffalo Bills

The New England Patriots dominance over the Buffalo Bills continued. QB Tom Brady improved his record against the Bills to 23-2. This is the third most wins by a QB over one team. Former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre had 27 wins over the Detroit Lions in his career. In three years, Tom Brady will own that record, too.This was the first game the Buffalo Bills played under new ownership...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 6 Scouting Report: Buffalo Bills

If Orton can give the passing game a boost, this Bills team could be very dangerous. 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 early season surprise Buffalo Bills, who are 3-2 thanks to one of the league's best defenses. The...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

One Patriots fan looking forward to Sunday's game

Photo courtesy of The Smoking GunMeet the Patriots biggest fan. His name is Victor Thompson and he wears Patriots red and blue everyday. Literally! Thompson showed his support for New England during his mugshot after being busted in Florida for possession of Spice,a synthetic form of marijuana.Details listed on The Smoking Gun:As seen in the above images (click to enlarge), Thompson...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Koppen slams former teammate Brandon Spikes

USA TODAY Sports ImagesAfter the Patriots decided not to resign former University of Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes he hit the open market and found a new home with the Patriots division rival. Spikes signed a one year deal for $3.25 million back in March. Dan Koppen made some interesting comments about his former teammate on Sports Tonight and said:I think Brandon Spikes is a...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills

Photo courtesy of Boston.comLooks like Patriot fans are in for another emotional weekend. Tom Brady was limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable(ankle) for Sunday's game against the Bills.No reason for panic quite yet! Brady was listed on the injury report with a calf injury prior to week 1's game against the Miami Dolphins and still managed to suit up. Just...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Buffalo Bills games in history are something else

Buffalo Bills fans are loyal, passionate, knowledgeable, and have tremendous pride in their town and their team. Bills fans have been the heart of the Western New York community for over 50 years, and provide our players, coaches and fellow fans with the most exciting atmosphere in the National Football League!5. December 26, 1964 Buffalo 20 San Diego 7 Wikipedia:The 1964 Bills allowed...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots can't stay out of the penalty box

Mike Reiss, ESPNBoston: After being called for just three penalties in their loss to the Chiefs on Sept. 29, the Patriots were flagged 14 times in their victory over the Bengals. That ups the season total to 54 penalties, 45 of which have been accepted. This easily puts the Patriots on pace to surpass their highest penalty total under Bill Belichick, 111 accepted penalties in the...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

PatriotsLife Mailbag: Revenge of the Brady

Health will likely determine if Brandon Browner makes his Patriots debut on Sunday. Adam Hunger/USA Today SportsWhat a difference a week makes.Last weeks mailbag featured plenty of hand-wringing about the Patriots embarrassing Monday Night loss in Kansas City. Questions ranged from why the team hasn't surrounded Tom Brady with better weapons to whether it was time to turn the offense...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Majority of NFL fans want Goodell to stay

AP Photo/Seth WenigThere is a lot of controversy in the NFL with the handling of domestic violence incidents with players and the increasing demand for the Washington organization to change the team name. However, despite a turbulent season people who watch the game don't want to show Goodell the door. According to an AP-GfK poll 32 percent say Goodell should lose his job over the...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady the Pharaoh?

So, yesterday we reported on Michael Irvin calling Bill Belichick an original gangster. Today we have a piece about former Patriot linebacker Brandon Spikes referring to Tom Brady as a Pharaoh. Combine this with the fact that the Bills are currently top of the AFC East and something really weird is going on (zing!). Of course, Brady is as bewildered as us fans as to the meaning of...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

3 things you should know about Buffalo

Joe Sargent/Getty ImagesThe Patriots have an important divisional match up coming up on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Right now, they both sit at 3-2 and this game could go a long way toward deciding the course of the AFC East standings. With that in mind, here are the 3 things you need to about the Bills.The Bills know how to give the game away. According to Buffalo Rumblings...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills are heading onto Easy Street

Christopher Price, WEEI: One of the more interesting developments as it relates to the Buffalo offense over the course of the first five games is the fact that the Bills aren’t moving as fast as they were last season.Using situation-neutral pace — a formula via Football Outsiders that eliminates second-half plays when one team is far ahead or behind to get a truer idea of the...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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