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Browner says he "felt a little rusty" vs. Jets

Besides the acquisition of fellow cornerback Darrelle Revis this off-season, Brandon Browner was perhaps the Patriots biggest free-agent splash. The brash, bruising Browner hailed from the "Legion of Boom," and seemed to be an excellent fit opposite Revis. Daniel Seahorn/BSOBut things have gotten off to a bit of a slow start for Browner, who is one of, if not the, most physically...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Patriots make a splash before the trade deadline?

Dane Fletcher as a PatriotAl Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesThe Jets shook things up trading for the embattled Percy Harvin last week and the Patriots have already made a big trade earlier this season giving up Logan Mankins for the young talented receiving tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 pick. So are the Patriots done making trade moves? Belichick will have until next week Tuesday to...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Belichick quick hits on Peyton, Bears

Unless you live under a rock, you know already that Peyton Manning is now officially the king of passing touchdowns after breaking Brett Favre's record last night. From Magic Johnson to Trent Dilfer to Gatorade, Peyton has been getting positive feedback everywhere. Fellow football mastermind Bill Belichick reiterated some of that praise today:"For a career it's an unbelievable...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bills take out help wanted ad for running backs

Howie Long, Dummies: Job description - In an American football game, a running back has a responsibility, or assignment, on every play. Running backs may have the toughest job on the football field because they have to not only know every play like a quarterback, but also make physical contact on virtually every down.He must know every hole number in the playbook. A typical NFL playbook...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady sends congratulatory text to Peyton Manning

The world stopped turning last night when Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's all-time touchdown passing record, hitting No. 509 in the second quarter. A great feat, no doubt.Tom Brady was among the millions of people to congratulate Manning, as Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald reports that Brady sent Manning a text message after the record was broken."I sent him a congratulatory note...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning's planned his post record celebration

AP PhotoPeyton Manning broke Brett Favre's touchdown passing record last night and in a spontaneous celebration Denver's wide receivers Wes Welker, Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas played keep away with the record setting ball. NFLHot potato, record-breaker editionBREAKING NEWS: Peyton Manning planned the celebration himself!We've all been had. Demariyus Thomas said Peyton Manning...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Chicago Bears locker room feud means for this week

via Sports MockeryReports were surfacing from all the major sports outlets that the Chicago Bears locker room blew up following an embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins. Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler, and players needed to be escorted out of the locker room. Frustrations for a talented team have finally reached its peak, so what does this mean heading into week 8 against...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady wouldn't change careers with anyone

Photo from PFTSo, Peyton Manning passed Brett Farve for the most regular season touchdown passes, ending last night's game with 510 career passes. Good for him. Really - he's a great quarterback and an easy 1st ballot Hall of Famer. Tom Brady, another Hall of Famer, congratulated Peyton, but he went on Dennis and Callahan and said that he wouldn't trade his career with anyone.Per...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots offense wasn't that bad against the Jets

Mark L. Baer, USA TODAY SportsThe Patriots scored 27 points Thursday night against the Jets, which is a score any team would take...but it felt like they struggled.There's no doubt the offense could have played better against the Jets. There were a handful of punts, drops, questionable play calls, and other mistakes that inhibited them. That being said, it wasn't that bad. 27...
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets nab Percy Harvin before trade deadline

Percy Harvin has joined the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick as reported by Jay Glazer. Updates to follow. BREAKING: The JETS have just agreed with Seattle to a trade sending WR Percy Harvin to NY for conditional pick. FOX SPORTS has learned.— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 17, 2014Update 5:52 pm: Reported by ESPN John Clayton that the Jets will give up a 2nd and 4th...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick not happy with last night's game

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesThe Patriots had a rough time of it last night and Bill Belichick wasn't pleased, according to Mike Reiss. Bill Belichick on conference call this a.m.: "I don't think anybody walked out of the game, coaching or playing, [saying] it was great."— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) October 17, 2014Surprised? Neither am I. But then again, the Patriots had their problems...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots win, despite lack of running game

(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) The Patriots managed to squeak out a victory last night against the Jets, but the lack of being able to move the ball on the ground has to be a little worrisome. Now maybe it was just because the Jets have a very stout defensive four, and they have always been able to stop the run. Or maybe this will be a long lingering trend with the absence...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Shane Vereen legit?

(Winslow Townson – USA TODAY Sports)Was Shane Vereen's Thursday night performance a preview of more to come as him as the feature back, or a fluke?Yeah he had a great performance, and without a doubt we would have lost the game without him on the field, but to say he is the answer to replacing Stevan Ridley is just idiotic. He ran the ball eleven times for only forty three yards...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots are taking advantage of opponents' misfortunes

Tom E, Curran, CSNNE: Rex Ryan was flummoxed. That’s been a default setting for him in recent years. They lost. They are 1-6. Rex is toast.“I love the way we ran the football,” said Ryan. “Anytime we’ve run 43 times, we would probably win, too. You know, that was great, we were able to control the game. We fought, but we made enough mistakes on defense to cost us the win...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick was "happy" for Chris Jones after blocked field goal

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesWhat a difference a year makes. Last year Nick Folk missed a 56 yard attempt in overtime that would have given the Jets the win over the Patriots. But a 15 yard penalty on Chris Jones for pushing a teammate into the line gave the Jets new life and Folk didn't miss from 39 yards out.Fast forward to last night. Once again the game was coming down to a last second...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Danny Amendola's first touchdown of the season

The oft-criticized Danny Amendola came up huge last night in the Thursday game against the Jets. This play came on 3rd and goal with the Patriots desperately needing a score. It ended up proving to be the game winning touchdown, with a great play by Amendola. Post-game, Brady talked about the great catch and adjustment Amendola made on the play."It was a big time play that he made...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ring Envy: What Jets fans said - 10/16

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! We focus this weeks Ring Envy at the bitter New York Jets fans.Top 3:And...here we go again...please let us not be embarrassed tonight.The season is pretty much over but it's the hated Patriots, it's Brady...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Chris Jones blocks Jets field goal to win game

Chris Jones was the culprit last year when a controversial penalty on a Jets game winning field goal attempt ended up costing the Patriots the game.Fitting that this year he was the one blocking Nick Folk's 58 yard attempt.
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Shane Vereen pays tribute to Stevan Ridley with touchdown celebration

Anybody else still catching their breath after last night's nail biter against the Jets? The game kept me on the edge of my seat like a Christopher Nolan suspense film. One standout from last night definitely was the play of Shane Vereen. The Patriots back answered the question of who would step up in the absence of Stevan Ridley. Vereen managed to rack up 71 yards receiving with...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL defends official moving Dont'a Hightower on blocked FG

Photo via NFL.comRight before the Patriots blocked a 58-yard field goal attempt by Nick Folk that ended up being the final play of the game, an NFL official had Dont'a Hightower reposition himself because he was close to being in an illegal position.Of course, there has been much controversy concerning the play ever since it happened. The kick was blocked and the Patriots barely...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots win, but run defense struggles

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesThe Jets made life a lot tougher on New England then most of us expected (certainly me), keeping the game close the whole way. A big part of the Jets success was the running game - they put up 218 yards on a Patriots defense that struggled without their leader Jerod Mayo.Chris Ivory was the go-to guy all night, putting up 107 yard and a touchdown on the...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots block field goal to beat Jets, 27-25

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogash, Getty Images The much anticipated match up between AFC rivals did not disappoint. New England led at the half with a score of 17-12. The 1-5 Jets kept up with the Patriots through the very end. However, the Patriots fought until the end and came out top in a nail biter that ended with a block on the game winning field goal attempt. The Patriots dodge...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dobson and White are healthy inactives

Getty imagesThe Patriots will be facing their bitter rivals the Jets without two young talented players Aaron Dobson and James White being healthy inactives. Dobson has been the dog house of late being a healthy inactive for several games this season. The Patriots decided to promote Jonas Gray rather than giving the rookie from Wisconsin a chance either. White being inactive does...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonas Gray called up from practice squad

The Patriots are without a feature back after losing Stevan Ridley, but they are certainly not short of options in terms of recovering his yardage. Joining Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden and James White on the active roster is Jonas Gray, who was called up from the practice squad today. The #Patriots plan to promote RB Jonas Gray from their practice squad today to replace injured RB...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Belichick and Revis have a surprise for the Jets

Tonight's game marks the first clash of the season between two heated divisional rivals that always has something special in store, but it's importance is particularly significant for Patriots corner Darrelle Revis. Tonight he goes up against the team that drafted him, the team that turned him into a star, and the team that spat him out like old milk. Needless to say Revis will be...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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