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  • Thursday May 08, 2014 | 11:57 pm

    Patriots draft defensive lineman at 29

    The headlines are always elsewhere when it comes to the NFL draft and the Patriots. While the nation watched breathlessly as Johnny Football kept sliding and sliding down the first round – all the way to 22 and the Cleveland Browns – the Patriots simply did what they always do: confound nearly everyone. The Patriots didn’t trade up, didn’t trade down as many expected. Instead, they used the 29th selection […]

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  • Wednesday Dec 18, 2013 | 9:19 pm

    Christmas, NSA, Tom Petty and Position Changes

    Sometimes you travel to Foxborough to check out the New England Patriots and you come back with a nearly-blank notebook and a dazed look. Other days, like Tuesday, you have so much good stuff you could fill a couple of blogs. Like this week. I’ll be blogging off Tuesday’s interviews and press conferences all week! They covered a lot of topics and including a lot of laughs. So let’s get […]

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  • Friday Dec 13, 2013 | 2:38 pm

    Patriots-Dolphins tidbits

    Before we get into some other stuff, here’s something to consider: The Patriots have the chance to clinch the AFC East title Sunday with a win or tie against the Dolphins in Miami. That would be their fifth consecutive AFC East title and 11th in 12 years. And consider this: in the 12 seasons that Tom Brady has been the team’s starting quarterback, the Patriots have won those 11 division titles. […]

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  • Tuesday Dec 10, 2013 | 5:20 pm

    Patriots moving on to Dolphins

    The Patriots lost tight end Rob Gronkowski for the season when he suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s 27-26 win over Cleveland, but they can’t afford to waste any time thinking about it. They play the Miami Dolphins Sunday with a chance to clinch the AFC East championships for the fifth consecutive year, 10th time in 11 years. Speaking to the media Tuesday, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said the team is […]

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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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