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  • Monday Dec 09, 2013 | 7:32 pm

    Gronkowski officially done for season

    The New England Patriots placed tight end Rob Gronkowski on the Injured Reserve Monday, ending his season after he took a hellacious hit to his right knee in Sunday’s27-26  win over Cleveland. Anyone who saw the play in which Browns defensive back T.J. Ward tackled Gronkowski with a low hit knew this move was coming. Gronkowski had just caught a pass in the left seam and planted his right foot […]

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  • Sunday Dec 08, 2013 | 8:25 pm

    Patriots win, but suffer big loss

    While there was plenty to be happy about Sunday at Gillette Stadium, the New England Patriots weren’t necessarily in a celebrating mood. They once again came back from a big deficit to earn an implausible victory, this time scoring two touchdowns in the final 61 seconds – sandwiched around a successful onside kick – to beat the Cleveland Browns 27-26. Tom Brady threw for over 400 yards. Shane Vereen became […]

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  • Sunday Dec 08, 2013 | 12:06 pm

    Ridley in, Bolden out for Pats vs. Browns

    The  running back carosel is back for the New England Patriots.’ Stevan Ridley, who sat out last weeks’ win in Houston after fumbling in three consecutive games, is active for today’s game with the Cleveland Browns. And Brandon Bolden is out. Bolden’s inactive status is not injury-related. He was listed as having missed Friday’s practice with something that was "not injury related.” He had practiced all week previously. Ridley, meanwhile, […]

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  • Wednesday Dec 04, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    Bill Belichick: comedian?

    Bill Belichick typically presents a dour outlook during his press conferences, his expression rarely changing, his words presented in monotone. But Wednesday, a much less serious Bill Belichick met the media. With the Cleveland Browns coming to Gillette Stadium Sunday, he reflected on his five years as the Browns head coach. And he also threw out a couple of zingers. The best came when he was asked about his thoughts […]

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  • Tuesday Dec 03, 2013 | 7:45 pm

    Belichick thinking only of Browns, not clinching

    The Patriots could clinch a playoff spot and the AFC East title on Sunday, but Bill Belichick isn’t allowing himself to think that far ahead. Askedin a Tuesday conference call about the possibility of clinching on Sunday, Belichick said his, and the team’s, only focus is on their next opponent, the Cleveland Browns. "Really, we’re not talking about that,” he said. "The only thing we can control is how we play […]

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  • Monday Dec 02, 2013 | 3:46 pm

    Belichick on Ridley: No message sent

    Stevan Ridley got a lot of airtime Sunday for a guy who didn’t play. The Patriots leading rusher was not active for New England’s 34-31 come-from-behind road victory over the Houston Texans Sunday afternoon. Nor was he injured. Ridley, who has gained 546 yards, was seen several times during the telecast on the sidelines holding a football. He has lost four fumbles this year, two of which have been returned […]

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  • Friday Nov 29, 2013 | 6:56 pm

    Patriots-Texans post-Thanksgiving tidbits

    Hello everyone, I took a couple of days off to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Now that the Black Friday shopping is done, time to give you all some things to chew on as the Patriots prepare to play the Texans in Houston on Sunday. Remember, the starting time has been moved to 1 p.m. So set your clocks appropriately. – Right tackle Marcus Cannon, wide receiver Aaon Dobson […]

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  • Monday Nov 25, 2013 | 2:35 am

    Patriots-Broncos post-game notes

    There is so much to discuss, so very much to discuss, about the Patriots stunning 34-31 overtime win over the Denver Broncos – the largest comeback in New England history. So let’s start by hitting on some key moments/notes: 1. The decision by Bill Belichick to take the wind in overtime and give Peyton Manning and the Broncos the ball first. "The wind, it was a strong wind,” said Belichick. […]

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  • Sunday Nov 24, 2013 | 7:38 pm

    Gregory out against Broncos

    Safety Steve Gregory, who broke his right hand in  the fourth quarter of the Patriots’ win over Pittsburgh on Nobv. 3, headed their inactive list for Sunday’s game against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Gregory, missing his second consecutive, will likely be replaced by rookie Duron Harmon. Gregory did practice during the week. It wasn’t all bad news for the Patriots however. Cornerbacks Aqib Talib (hip), Alfonzo Dennard (knee)  […]

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