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Ring Envy: What Colts fans said 11-17-14

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 during the game after a Patriots win! This week we take a peek inside the Indianapolis Colts fan base. Top 3:I'm pretty sure the Patriots have a spy working on the Colts coaching staff. Why do these guys always have our number?I hope all the...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pats are now among favorites to win it all

Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesWith last night's win, the Patriots are the #1 seed in the AFC and they look like the favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl after beating the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts respectively. They are 6-0 since getting blown out by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football back on September 29th and have been blowing out the teams they play...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk being Gronk, funny videos from last nights win

Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesIf I know Rob Gronkowski like I think I do(which I don't) He loves two things. Football and Dancing. So it only makes sense to combine the two.Last night after his insane catch and run for a touchdown he celebrated on the sideline and of course the internet didn't waste any time in putting his dancing to the tune of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby".Or set to LMFAO...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett still talks the Patriots' way

CBSBoston:Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett picked up his first career win under center on Sunday, guiding Houston to a 23-7 win over the Cleveland Browns. After spending his first three years in the NFL learning under Tom Brady in New England, Mallett gave a very Patriots-like answer when he took the podium after the win.“We’re on to Cincinnati, if that sounds familiar,” he...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk on Sergio Brown: 'I threw him out of the club'

Gronk came. Gronk saw. Gronk conquered.While Rob Gronkowski didn't put up the big numbers last night that many have come to expect, he had a few big highlights. One of which included throwing Colts safety and former teammate, Sergio Brown, to the turf after Jonas Gray scored his fourth touchdown of the game.Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesAfter the play was over, Gronkowski and Brown were...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of two halves for Tom Brady in win over Colts

Tom Brady put a scare into many Patriots fan with porous first half against the Colts, seemingly reverting back into the Brady of September.Tom Terrific was held to under 100 yards passing the first half and seemed to be forcing throws down the field, which was the complaint of many early on. His first interception came as he threw a deep ball into triple coverage that was intended...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonas Gray runs all over Indy

Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesSo, not quite what we expected. Not the result, mind you, but how we got the result. Jonas Gray ran for 199 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Patriots 42-20 victory in Indianapolis in his debut performance, and the Patriots ran for 244 yards total. I think most of us expected Tom Brady to throw for 4 touchdowns against a Indianapolis Colts defense ranked 27th against...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Where will Revis be?

Revis will likely face off against Hilton more often than not.While this may seem an easy question to answer, simply by saying he will cover T.Y. Hilton exclusively, there is a bit more to it than that. While Hilton is by far the biggest threat on the Colts offense, next to Andrew Luck, the Patriots likely will not give the Colts a simple, straight up defense. If there is anything...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting Patriots vs Colts Week 11 - PatriotsLife roundtable

It's pretty obvious that when you poll a couple Patriots bloggers, they are probably going to pick their team to win. So, instead we look at where we do differ- the final score.Here's a roundup of some of our writers predictions for the team's upcoming game - Indianapolis vs New England. -------- Mike Saver (@MikeASaver)Colts by 6I find it kind of hard to believe that Bill Belichick...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Luck not good against Belichick-coached defense

Chandler Jones tries to take down Andrew Luck, via Herald BulletinEveryone knows by now that Bill Belichick is a defensive mastermind, and it seems like the better the quarterback, the worse he makes him look.Take Peyton Manning when he was younger. He would shred the rest of the league, but when it came time to play the Patriots, Belichick would come up with a defensive scheme...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside the hoodie:Three things to know about the Indianapolis Colts

Photo courtesy of Jim RogashWelcome to another installment of "Inside the hoodie". This is where I attempt at channeling my inner Bill Belichick while diagnosing the Patriots current opponent. Heading into week 11, the Patriots must go on the road to face a tough Indianapolis Colts team. Alright, let's go inside the hoodie!1.) Balanced offense that just puts up yards and pointsOffensively...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Colts games are worth reviewing

5. December 20, 1981 Baltimore 23 New England 21 The "bookend season" for the Baltimore Colts resulted in a 2-14 record. Wins in the first and last game against the New England Patriots by a total of three points were the only bright spots. In between, the Colts set six NFL records.1. Most Points Allowed, Season, 5332. Worst Point Differential, 16-game season, 2743. Most First-Half...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 11 Scouting Report: Indianapolis Colts

Each 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. The Pats will face a stern test this Sunday coming off of last week's bye in Andrew Luck's Indianapolis Colts, who come into the Sunday Night showdown boasting the league's top scoring offense. Without further ado...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at the Colts defense

AP Photo/Bill KostrounWe all know about Andrew Luck, one of the best young quarterbacks in the league right now, and the offense of the Indianapolis Colts (#1-ranked passing offense with 337.8 yards a game), but what about their defense? Well, that's been a different story.Let's start with the pass defense, which is ranked 27th in the league with 263.6 Yard Per Game allowed. I want...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The least interesting game in the world

James P McCoy/Buffalo NewsHave you ever watched paint dry? Have you ever waited an hour in the doctor's office? Ever been on a long road trip and you have no radio or mp3 player to listen to? Then you my friend have an idea of what it was like to watch this Thursday night snooze fest. The main takeaway from this game has to be the uninspired red zone offenses from both teams. Coming...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots don't have edge in age over the Colts

Tom E. Curran,CSNNE:"You've got to relax your brain and your body for a few days," McCourty said. "Still, guys were engaged. I'm sure guys were watching those games Sunday. There's a fine line from getting too far away. Coach Belichick reminded us of that. We've got a kind of an older team now that maybe understands that better.""There's good connections to guys that are maybe in...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominique Easley returns to practice

USA Today SportsDominique Easley was back at practice today. Easley had missed every practice since he suffered an undisclosed knee injury during last weeks lone practice.Dominique Easley has returned to Patriots practice after missing last two practices. Only player absent is Chandler Jones.— Lee Schechter (@LeeSchechter) November 13, 2014While this is certainly good news as it...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

"Game of Thrones" author slams Geno Smith

Clinton Gliders/Film MagicWhen you think of George R.R. Martin you think of his best selling books or the HBO series about dragons, mad kings, and deadly frozen corpses. What you may not know is that Martin is an avid New York football fan (of both the Jets and Giants). It has been a tough year for Martin having to watch Big Blue and Gang Green struggle all year round. Martin voiced...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

T.Y. Hilton looking forward to going against Darrelle Revis

T.Y. Hilton makes a catch for the Colts in the 2013 AFC Divisional RoundMark Baer/USA Today SportsColts star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has never faced Darrelle Revis, but that will change on Sunday night.The third-year pro said he is excited for that match up.BTW: T.Y Hilton told me he's never faced Revis and is actually looking forward to it.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) November...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the NFL: Quick Hits

For the remainder of the season, PatriotsLife will be posting a weekly quick hits column, going over hot-button issues throughout the NFL. Lets take a look at what happened last week, what's brewing for Week 11, and some longer-term stories that could be quietly brewing behind the scenes. Patriots/Colts still a mismatch  Unsurprisingly, there's already plenty of hype building already...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Lafell missed practice due to illness

AP PhotoBrandon Lafell was missing from Patriots practice yesterday. While the team was not required to put out an injury report yesterday it appears he was missing due to illness.Brandon LaFell missed today's practice with strep throat, per source. Pats don't need that going around.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) November 11, 2014Strep throat can be very contagious and the Patriots were...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Bitter Jets fans at it again...

Jim Mcisaac/Getty ImagesBy plane, by billboard, and by plane yet again some enraged members of the gang green faithful have shown their displeasure of their football organization. Though in the past the public statements have been about removing the general manager John Idzik, most recently a plane flew over East Rutherford, NJ with a banner that read "JETS REBUILDING SINCE 1969...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots after a bye week

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesThe Patriots machine is back! After resting during the bye week, New England will face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football. Since their blowout loss to Kansas City back on October 5th, New England has responded by rattling off five straight wins. The team has simply caught fire!As the Pats prepare for the Colts, I can't help...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Vick says Jets could have won more with him at QB

Lorenzo Reyes, USA Today:Watching Michael Vick shred an NFL defense at 34 years old prompts a question impossible to ignore.What if?What if the New York Jets had tabbed Vick to be their starting quarterback from Day 1, instead of handing the job to Geno Smith in a half-hearted competition? Would the franchise have won more games?One player thinks so.The plan was for 23 year old Geno...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Vinateiri used to play on scout team defense

Indianapolis ColtsBill Belichick loves to be prepared. If there is one thing that has been a key to the Patriots success this last decade it has been that they are always prepared for game day. That preparation starts the week before in practice, with the scout team helping the offense know what to expect out of the other team. So its no surprise he would use everything at his disposal...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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