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Aqib Talib and Kenbrell Thompkins inactive against Steelers

The Patriots have declared their game day inactives, and Aqib Talib is one of them. Talib has been arguably the team's MVP thus far. When on the field, he's shut down the likes of Julio Jones, Vincent Jackson and Jimmy Graham. However, he sustained a hip injury in a week 7 win over the Saints. Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston speculated that the team might prefer to keep Talib...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos' coach John Fox to undergo surgery, miss six weeks

(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski) Broncos' head coach John Fox was brought to the hospital today with "heart attack" symptoms. It however has been confirmed that while he did not suffer a heart attack, he will have to undergo a aortic procedure that will put him out of action from a month to 6 weeks. Fox Sport's Jay Glazer with the scoop... Just spoke with John Fox. He...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib may sit out through the bye week, miss tomorrow

The Patriots MVP, Aqib Talib, has been nursing a hip injury he sustained in a Week 6 win over the New Orleans Saints the past few weeks. While he's returned to practice, observers have reported that he hasn't been moving great, keeping the situation fluid that the corner could miss one more week and rest up during the bye week. ESPNBoston: Cornerback has missed the last...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots put Tommy Kelly on Season Ending Injury Reserve

 Another day, another injury blow to the Patriots defense. #Patriots put DT Tommy Kelly on IR. Gave him 4 weeks but the knee obviously didn't improve. Another big blow to the defense. — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 2, 2013 Just a few days ago, things were looking positive for the big defensive tackle to return to the field soon. Kelly practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The Miami Dolphins have a Bullying Problem

The Dolphins may have rebounded from last Sunday's loss to the Patriots Thursday by beating Cincinnati, but they apparently have some big issues to work through in their locker room. Tackle Jonathan Martin, a second round pick from last year's draft, reportedly walked out on the Dolphins Monday after an incident in the team's cafeteria. According to a report from NFL...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Keys to Victory in Foxborough

       To take down the Pittsburgh Steelers the Pats will have to do three things. Protect, pressure, get open. Protection: Protection is vital to the game. If Brady's is not on his feet it usually means a big L will be placed in the win/loss category. The Patriots #5 ranked offensive lines has been impressive this season but it must stay consistent which it has failed to...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Reign On Game Day Recipe Week 9: Hoomanawanui Bahn Mi-Style Turkey Burger

While our favorite players on the Patriots strive for excellence on the field, why can't we fans strive for the same quality while we cheer them on? Back by popular demand is another round of Game Day Recipes courtesy my dad, Steve Saver. Make sure you make a winning choice for your game day party with one of our Reign On Game Day Recipes. Find more of his recipes at www.stevesacooking...
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mid-Season Awards: Is Aqib Talib the MVP?

Written by Brendan Annelly It's been a strange 2013 for the New England Patriots. The only thing that remains the same is that they're winning, with a 6-2 record at the halfway point of the season. The extraordinary circumstances surrounding the offseason have had a big effect on this team, but there's no other team who could handle it better than the Patriots. Looking...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Greg Bedard on what's wrong with Patriots offense: "They stink. All of them"

The Patriots offense has not played very well recently. It has Patriots fans looking for things to blame left and right. Injuries, young receivers, bad protection, the list goes on and on. So, what is it? Well, according to former Boston Globe columnist and current MMQB scribe Greg A. Bedard, it's all of the above. MMQB: Everyone, especially the rabid fans in New England,...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Patriots Road to MetLife Stadium MVP of Week 8 is....

As we announced after Week 1, we're looking to chronicle the Patriots quest on the Road to MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl. To do this, we're highlighting heroes from each and every game. A weekly Patriots MVP voted by you! Over the past week, we've asked you guys to weigh in on who you believed was the hero of the Week 8 win over the Miami Dolphins. So, your Road...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly is out Sunday vs Steelers

Tommy Kelly has been missing in action ever since he injured his knee against the Cincinnatti Bengals in Week 6. He'll still be this Sunday. Boston.com: Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly didn't practice Friday and won't play against the Steelers Sunday. He has been ruled out by the Patriots with a knee injury. Kelly didn't practice at all until this week, when he was...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots almost picked Sopoaga in 2004 draft

Minutes before Tuesday's trading deadline, the Patriots added defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga to address concerns with their interior line and ability to stop the run without Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo. According to Bill Belichick, Sopoaga was almost a Patriot nearly a decade ago coming out of college (Quote from NESN.com): “Absolutely, yeah, absolutely. We talked about taking...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Stephen Gostkowski is your AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October

Stephen Gostkowski has rebounded from a shaky preseason to be one of the best kickers in the entire league this season. He's been rewarded for his efforts with the AFC's Special Teams Player of the Month for October. The award is well deserved for Gostkowski, who has made 15 straight field goals, including a perfect 9-9 during the month of October. He's 20-21 for the...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Where is Armond Armstead?

This past offseason, the Patriots made a deal to sign defensive tackle Armond Armstead who was coming of an All-Star season in the Canadian Football League. The transition between leagues is never an easy process, but in Armstead's case, it seems to be a process that has not even begun yet. During the preseason and training camp Armstead was listed with a difficult illness and...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 9 Scouting Report: Pittsburgh Steelers

Now that the Red Sox have taken care of business, it's time to start thinking about this weeks matchup. Historical powerhouse Pittsburgh limp into Foxborough this week at 2-5, but no game is a sure thing considering the injuries and inconsistency that have plagued this Patriots season. Lets take a look at the matchups that should determine this game. When the Steelers have the...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots focusing on Troy Polamalu

Photo courtesy of Sports Illustrated As the Patriots prepare to play the Pittsburgh Steelers this sunday, one of their main focus's continues to be Troy Polamalu. The Seven-time Pro Bowler continues to be a worry for offenses everywhere, as he is always on the move. When you look at the line, he is always crouching up on the defense and getting to the QB, most of the time without...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich is MMQB's unsung edge rusher of Week 8 and he explains how Patriots defense is different

Rob Ninkovich is having quite the season on the left side of the Patriots defensive line. The long snapper turned part time linebacker turned starting defensive end has quite the story. He also had quite the game last Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Every Thursday, Greg Bedard of MMQB.com's Pressure Points column examines the best pass rushers of the week. He doesn'...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady is really liking this running thing

Tom Brady is really enjoying his rushing stats, so much, he remembers them all. Literally. According to Patriots center Ryan Wendell that is. Tom Brady is seemingly carrying the offense this year, both with his arm and legs. Brady called his own number on fourth and 4 and not only got the first down, got an extra four yards. Some of you may remember Brady's career long rush...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Tomlin Defends the Patriots Banged Up Defense

Earlier in the week, Ben Roethlisberger called Tom Brady the best quarterback in the league (see Mike Saver's post on it). Yesterday, Bill Belichick was in rare form during a press conference and equated Big Ben's body and ability to extend plays by being so hard to take down to trying to tackle Nate Solder (see another post by Mike Saver here). Today, Mike Tomlin was asked...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite Quiet Year in Philly, Sopoaga Poised to Help Pats

The Patriots acquisition of Eagles nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga was met with skepticism from the Philadelphia media. Sopoaga hadn't made enough of an impact in his half-season in Philly to justify his three year, $12 million contract, leading many in the media to simply be happy (and, in some cases, surprised) that they could even get a fifth round pick for him. Of course, it&...
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October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick delivered some zingers this morning

Bill Belichick is known for being a bit of a curmudgeon. Not this morning! Don't know if I've seen Belichick this jovial in a press conference all year.— Michael Whitmer (@GlobeWhitmer) October 30, 2013 BB is feelin loose today.— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) October 30, 2013 That's right, Bill Belichick, getting loose. Why? Because he's about to unleash some...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fix: Tricks 'n' treats and the waiver wire blues

This is what the 2013 Fantasy Football season has turned into: The Fantasy studs are duds and the forgotten zeroes are heroes. Hey, I know Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson are dominating, but owning Tom Brady, Ray Rice, C.J. Spiller and Julio Jones is like Charlie Brown reaching into his trick or treat bag, “I got a rock.” With  the Cardinals, Broncos, Lions, Giants...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Gronkowski among players limited at today's practice

The Patriots had perfect attendance at their practice today, a good sign for a team that has been riddled with injuries all season. Though they have lost major contributors like Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork and now Sebastian Vollmer, the team has to keep moving on. Every active player was present and practicing today, but there were certain limitations on a good chunk of players....
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Isaac Sopoaga stand on a chair and proclaims playing for Patriots is a "dream come true"

glamor shot courtesy @tomecurran I think I really like the newest Patriot. The defensive lineman acquired yesterday afternoon at the NFL trade deadline from the Philadelphia Eagles is already practicing with the Patriots. He was pretty excited to join the Patriots, in fact he got stood up on his chair in front of his locker and told the media that it was a dream come true. ...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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