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Week 3 film breakdown: Offensive line continues to hold back Brady and co

Khalil Mack was merely one of many Raiders to frequently pressure Tom Brady. AP PhotoEach week, PatriotsLife will check the tape of the Pats previous game using the NFL's "All 22 coaches film", posting our thoughts on the developments good or bad that shaped the outcome of the game. The series starts this week with a look at the Pats too close for comfort win over the Derek Carr...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

3 things to know about the Chiefs

Chiefs QB Alex Smith. Lynne Sladky/APThe Patriots travel to Kansas City this week to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football and it should be a tough match up on several levels. These are the 3 main things that I think that Pats will have to watch out for when they roll into Arrowhead on Monday. 1.) The 3-TE sets: The Chiefs used a 3-tight end set on 15 plays this season...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady calls out Mark Wahlberg

The interwebs blew up recently with the image showing Mark Wahlberg dissing Bob Kraft. Do the kids still say dissing? Anyways, the Brady camp was not going to tolerate any disrespect to the man that signs his checks. Tommy delivered a jab back at the musician/actor on his Facebook page.Who knew that Tommy was such a jokester? He definitely needs to add this to his resume! In...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Arrowhead Stadium sets a world record for decibel level

Associated Press: Arrowhead Stadium is once again the loudest stadium in the NFL. This time, it's official.The Kansas City Chiefs fans broke the world record for an outdoor sports stadium in their 24-7 win over Oakland on Sunday, December 15, 2013 when they reached 137.5 decibels in the closing minutes.An official from Guinness World Records told The Associated Press that Chiefs...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels: Gronk's workload will increase

Winslow Townson - USA TODAY SportsThe New England Patriots continue to limit the number of offensive snaps for Rob Gronkowski as he continues his comeback from a torn ACL. Offensive coordinator Josh Mcdaniels says an increase in Gronk's workload is comingESPN BostonI definitely think that Rob has made some plays for us. I certainly think that will continue and hope that will continue...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Here are the three biggest problems with the Patriots so far

AP Photo/Steven SenneThe New England Patriots are 2-1 through the first three games. But if you went just off the reaction on Twitter you would think they were 0-3. The finger has been pointed at about everyone. From head coach Bill Belichick to the offensive line and even to Tom Brady himself. While the Patriots have had plenty of issues so far this season, the sky over Gillete...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The emergence of Dont'a Hightower

Dont'a Hightower versus Oakland Raiders week 3 (Photo by New England Patriots team photographer Keith Nordstrom)Dont'a Hightower is getting noticed for his good play, a stark contrast to 2013, when he was being noticed for being late to spots allowing gains in both the passing and running games. Bleacher Report’s James Christensen breaks down two of Hightower’s more impressive...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots struggle in the red zone

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesFor a team that is 2-1, we sure do have our share of concerns. Patriots fans thought that they would take Taylor Swift's advice and "Shake It Off" in week 3. Umm. Not so much. The Patriots opened up their first home game of the season against the Oakland Raiders. Many members of the Patriots Life staff (except for me of course) predicted that this...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Dante Scarnecchia comments on Pats O-Line situation

Long-time Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia spoke to the media today while attending Matt Light's Celebrity Shootout in Rhode Island, and not surprisingly fielded some questions about the current issues facing the 2014 team's offensive line. While "Scar" did not get into much detail, he did voice support for new coach Dave DeGuglielmo. This comes on the same day that...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Bedard: DeGuglielmo is unpopular with players, part of the reason Mankins would not take pay cut

If you have tuned into the Felger and Mazz program consistently this week, your eardrums may have been pierced by the screeching of Mazz on a variety of Patriots related subjects, mostly the complete ineptitude of the offensive line thus far this season.The Providence Journal/Bob BreidenbachThere is no denying the line has been awful, leading fingers pointing in multiple directions...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis allowing receptions shouldn't be a cause for concern

Jones beats Revis on a route, via Boston GlobeThe New England Patriots didn't play their best game in a 16-9 win on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, and neither did Darrelle Revis, who gave up 5 catches on 6 targets for 63 yards, according to NESN.Watching that game, at no point did I ever think Revis was having a bad game. A couple of the catches, he was playing well off his...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Bisciotti says Ray Rice is trying to muddy the waters

David Ginsburg, WEEI: Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.Their accusations didn't jibe with what we know is fact," said Bisciotti.The only thing missing in this...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets to begin tough stretch

Well, this doesn't look good for the Jets. On the bright side, Jets fans, you get Stafford, Rivers, Peyton and Brady the next four weeks.— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) September 23, 2014The Jets lost to the Bears last night 27-19 at MetLife Stadium and it was pretty brutal. Geno Smith threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown by the Bears' Ryan Mundy on the Jets' opening...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens TE Pitta is done for the season

David Richard/APYesterday Dennis Pitta once again dislocated his hip in the Ravens game against Cleveland. Despite not even being touched Pitta reinjured his hip during the second quarter of the game and needed to be carted off the field. Last year Pitta suffered the same injury during preseason and did not come back until the last month of the season. In the off season Pitta signed...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 offense. Anyone remember that?

As you may have realised, the Patriots offense has been far from it’s former explosive self over the first 3 games of this season. Reports have been frequent, incisive and range in their reasoning; is Brady losing his touch? Are his receivers up to scratch? Is the offensive line capable of protecting their quarterback? All reasonable questions. But for many Patriots fans there...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Two former Patriots injured during Sunday's games

AP PhotoFormer Patriots running back and fan favorite Danny Woodhead suffered a broken leg yesterday. The injury happened on the San Diego Chargers opening drive against the Buffalo Bills. He remained down after the play and was carted to the locker room.The Chargers placed Woodhead on injured reserve today effectively ending his season.Mike McCoy says Danny Woodhead suffered broken...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Kraft gets left hanging by Mark Wahlberg

Kraft can't get a high five.Bob Kraft has learned about not getting high fives from the master of not getting high fives, Mr. Tom Brady. After Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for the Patriots lone touchdown of the game, actor Mark Wahlberg left Kraft hanging when Kraft tried to give him a high five. Watch the video here, courtesy of Yahoo Sports.Sorry, Bob. Being the owner of the New England...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Brady lays down a block on Shane Vereen run

Watch Brady jump in here to lay down the block and free up some extra yards for Shane Vereen.The Patriots' QB catches a lot of flack for his pretty boy image, but he isn't afraid to get dirty when he has to.What'd you think of the play?
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Vince Wilfork's game sealing interception

Wilfork Island is back!!The big guy finally gets another interception, once again against the Raiders. This one sealed the game though, as Derek Carr and his offense were driving down the field, moving in to score a touchdown and tie the game.
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Passing struggles continue against the Raiders

The Patriots battled their way to a tight 9-16 victory over the Raiders on Sunday, but they continue to do it the hard way. The defense once again looked like a convincing unit capable of getting stops (even if they only forced one turnover this week), but the offensive struggles were still on clear display. Brady acknowledged the failure to pick up a touchdown from the 1 yard line...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork gets late INT, but lack of turnovers is concerning

Vince Wilfork celebrates his interception.The Patriots had just 1 turnover against a weak Oakland Raiders team all game, an interception by Vince Wilfork with 59 seconds left in the game, making it the first game in which they didn't have multiple turnovers (3 agains Miami, 4 against Minnesota). Granted, the lone turnover the Patriots had came at the best possible time - with 59...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Offense struggles again in Patriots win over Raiders

Elise Amendola/Associated PressThe Oakland Raiders put up a much better fight than most were expecting, but it was still not enough, as the Patriots narrowly escaped their home opener with a 16-9 win. With the Raiders inside the red zone with 59 seconds to go, Vince Wilfork intercepted a Derek Carr pass that was tipped by Logan Ryan, sealing the victory for New England. The Patriots...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Contest: Win a Sons of Belichick t-shirt!

To kick off the great matchup between the Raiders and Patriots, we are giving away the popular Sons of Belichick shirt again! Entering is simple, just add us on social media channels. Easy access to all of that below, good luck!ContestPrize: 1 Sons of Belichick shirtHow to Enter:a Rafflecopter giveawayWinner:A random winner will be selected from the pool of entries within 48 hours...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola not worried about their production

Week 3 is almost here as the Patriots face the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. Patriot critics have been buzzing about the lack of production from Brandon LaFell & Danny Amendola. Are they victims of Brady's favoritism of Gronk and Edelman? Brandon LaFell, who signed with the Patriots after spending four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, has a valid reason for his lack of production...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting Patriots vs Raiders Week 3 - PatriotsLife roundtable

Forget the tuck rule, questionable calls have been a part of the Raiders-Patriots "rivalry" since 1976. Here are pissed off Patriots fans in 1976 after the infamous roughing the passer call in the 1976 divisional round (Stan Grossfeld / Globe File Photo)It's pretty obvious that when you poll a couple Patriots bloggers, they are probably going to pick their team to win. So, instead...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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