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  • Sunday Oct 26, 2014 | 7:47 pm

    No time to celebrate for Patriots, Broncos on the way

    Traditionally, the Patriots and Bill Belichick give the players Monday off after a win. And if any team deserved a day off after a win this week, it’s the Patriots, coming off their near-perfect 51-23 walloping of the Chicago Bears. But nooooooooo. The Patriots will hold positional meetings Monday in preparation for the annual Tom Brady-Peyton Manning showdown next Sunday. Yeah, there are a lot of other players on the […]

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  • Friday Oct 17, 2014 | 12:58 am

    Something to prove? Nah, just glad with the win.

    Chris Jones would have had every reason to be flying high Thursday night. He blocked the 58-yard field goal attempt by Nick Folk on the game’s final play to preserve the Patriots 27-25 win over the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. A year ago, Jones had a say in another Patriots-Jets game, though it wasn’t quite as satisfying. On Oct. 20, 2013, Jones was called for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike […]

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  • Tuesday Oct 14, 2014 | 4:06 pm

    Rex Ryan: talk of Patriots’/Brady’s demise premature

    Rex Ryan was his typical self during a conference call with the New England media on Wednesday, which meant some great sound bites for everyone. The 1-5 Jets play the 4-2 Patriots Thursday night. When asked about the criticism Brady received a couple of weeks ago, Ryan said, “Yeah, that was hysterical, I thought. You know what I mean? It’s like, ‘Yeah, really? OK.’ I mean, come on.” Ryan said […]

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  • Monday Oct 13, 2014 | 1:51 pm

    Patriots have no time to dwell on Mayo, Ridley injuries

    With a game coming up against the New York Jets on Thursday, the Patriots really don’t have any time to dwell on the possible season-ending knee injuries suffered by linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley in Sunday’s 37-22 win at Buffalo. While the Patriots had no new information Monday morning on the injuries that the two suffered, it was obvious they were already moving ahead. “Well, it already […]

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  • Tuesday Oct 07, 2014 | 3:32 pm

    Belichick knew there was a chance the Patriots would lose Thompkins

    When the Patriots released wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins last Saturday to strengthen their weakened linebacker position (they promoted Ja’Gared Davis from the practice squad to replace the injured Dont’a Hightower for the Bengals’ game), they hoped they’d have a chance to bring him back. But the Oakland Raiders claimed the 26-year-old Thompkins on waivers on Monday. In his Tuesday morning conference call, Bill Belichick said it was a hard decision […]

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  • Monday Oct 06, 2014 | 9:42 am

    Brady: No tension with anyone on team

    Tom Brady took to Facebook last night to let everyone know how he felt after the Patriots beat the Cincinnati Bengals 43-17 at Gillette. He posted a goofy celebration photo and thanked the fans for “a night I’ll never forget.” Brady heard his name chanted several times as the fans seemed to want to show the nationwide television audience that they are still behind their quarterback, despite reports that his […]

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  • Monday Oct 06, 2014 | 1:51 am

    Patriots responded as they always do to a loss

    The Patriots were singing in the showers after Sunday night’s 43-17 beatdown of the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium. And that will tell you all you need to know about what kind of mood they were in. After losing by 27 points to the Kansas City Chiefs six days earlier, the Patriots came back and throttled the Bengals to improve to 3-2.  And, really, no one should be surprised. Since […]

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  • Friday Oct 03, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Belichick denies Dobson benched over argument

    Earlier this week, the Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young reported that Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson had been benched the last two games because of an argument with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. On Friday, head coach Bill Belichick denied such an argument occurred. During his Friday morning press conference, Belichick said that Dobson was benched for “football” reasons. When the reporter followed up with another question, Belichick said […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 01, 2014 | 11:07 am

    Belichick only has eyes for Cincinnati

    Bill Belichick made one thing very clear in his press conference Wednesday morning – he’s only concerned with the Cincinnati Bengals, New England’s next opponent on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium. Several times in his 18:30 press conference he was asked questions about Tom Brady and the talent surrounding his quarterback. Each time he answered, “We’re on to Cincinnati.” Belichick had high praise for the 3-0 Bengals, saying, “It’s been […]

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