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Monday December 29, 2014

Contributors: Sports - In The Huddle

  • Sunday Dec 28, 2014 | 12:30 pm

    No Gronk, Edelman, Browner vs. Bills

    As expected, tight end Rob Gronkowski is not playing today against the Buffalo Bills. His name jumped out on the Patriots’ inactive list for the game. But it was expected. Coming off a devastating knee injury, Gronkowski had an exceptional year for the Patriots, with 81 catches for a team-high 1.124 yards and a team-high 12 touchdowns. He showed that he is back to his unstoppable form, and there is […]

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  • Tuesday Dec 23, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    No.1 seed means little to the Patriots right now

    Bill Belichick opened his Tuesday morning press conference by talking about the Patriots’ next opponent, the Buffalo Bills, for two-and-a-half minutes. Never once did he mention the fact that the Patriots’ had locked up the No.1 seed in the AFC – and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs – when the Denver Broncos lost to the Cincinnati Bengals Monday night. When eventually asked about what that meant, Belichick answered only as […]

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  • Monday Dec 22, 2014 | 3:17 pm

    Patriots starting time Sunday could change

    With possibly so much on the line in the final week of the NFL season – like the No.1 overall seed, and home-field advantage, in the AFC – the starting time of the Patriots home game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Sunday may change. That all depends on what happens tonight in Cincinnati, where the Bengals will play the Denver Broncos. If the Broncos beat the Bengals, […]

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  • Monday Dec 01, 2014 | 10:26 am

    A little deja vu for Patriots would be good

    Feeling down about the Patriots 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday? Well you shouldn’t. These are arguably the two best teams in the NFL and they went at each other with a fury. A couple of plays  here, a couple there, and the decision might have been reversed. And if you still need a little pick-me-up, consider this: Way back on Nov. 18, 2001, the Patriots played […]

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  • Monday Nov 24, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Revis, Browner everything Patriots hoped for

    This is exactly what Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots envisioned when they signed cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner in the off-season: the ability to shut down high-powered passing games. The two combined to make life miserable for Matthew Stafford and his top-flight receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate Sunday afternoon in the Patriots 34-9 win over the Lions at Gillette Stadium. Stafford completed a career-worst 39 percent […]

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  • Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    FOX TV equipment snowbound in Buffalo

    FOX Sports must be ecstatic that it has Sunday’s game from Gillette Stadium featuring the high-powered Patriots against the NFL’s best defensive team, the Detroit Lions. The game has all the makings of a classic, with some of the NFL’s best players on the field. Heck, the network assigned its top crew to the broadcast: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews on the sidelines. But in order to broadcast […]

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  • Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 | 11:46 am

    Brady made “inauspicious” NFL debut vs. Lions in 2000

    The Detroit Lions present a formidable challenge for the Patriots this weekend, bringing the NFL’s top-ranked defense into Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Sunday will also mark a special day for Tom Brady. It represents the anniversary of his NFL debut – which also came against the Lions. It came in a Thanksgiving Day game on Nov. 23, 2000. Detroit won that game 34-9 and Brady replaced Drew Bledsoe with about […]

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  • Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 | 10:36 am

    Big week for Gray continues

    It’s been one long party for Jonas Gray this week. The New England Patriots running back burst onto the national spotlight with his 201-yard, four-touchdown performance in a 42-20 win over Indianapolis Sunday night. On Tuesday it was revealed he would be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Wednesday morning he was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Heady stuff for a 24-year-old kid who didn’t have a carry […]

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  • Tuesday Nov 18, 2014 | 5:19 pm

    On to Detroit, where the D is No.1

    So the Patriots have dispatched Chicago, Denver and Indianapolis to start the six-game stretch that was going to determine their success this season. It doesn’t get any easier this week when the Detroit Lions come to Gillette Stadium for a 1 p.m. game Sunday. The Lions – perhaps because of injuries to Calvin Johnson – don’t have the high-powered offense they’ve had in the past, ranked 26th in the league […]

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