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Contributors: Sports - In The Huddle

  • Tuesday Nov 12, 2013 | 6:15 pm

    Coming off the bye, Patriots face hot Panthers

    In the Bill Belichick era, the New England Patriots have always done well in the game immediately after their bye week. Under Belichick, New England is 10-3 after the bye. But Monday night’s game at the Carolina Panthers might provide the biggest post-bye test for New England yet. The 6-3 Panthers have won five in a row and have one of the NFL’s best defenses. They are second in points […]

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  • Tuesday Nov 05, 2013 | 8:16 pm

    Pats may be off, but busy Tuesday anyway

    The New England Patriots enter their bye week with a 7-2 record and a lot of momentum coming off Sunday’s 55-31 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. But before the players took off for a five-day minibreak, they met the media on Tuesday, talking about everything from the Miami Dolphins situation to their own health, and the Patriots made some roster moves. The moves first: New England waived veteran wide receiver […]

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  • Sunday Nov 03, 2013 | 10:44 pm

    Patriots drop 55 on Steelers. 55?

    Yeah, that’s not a misprint. The New England Patriots put 55 points on the scoreboard against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the most points anyone has ever scored agaisnt the Steelers in their 81 seasons. How? Well, Rob Gronkowski is back healthy and that makes a huge difference in everything the Patriots try to do. "As you can see, he brings a lot to the table,” said running back LeGarrette Blount. "I […]

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  • Sunday Nov 03, 2013 | 3:40 pm

    Aqib out again for Patriots vs. Steelers, Thompkins too!

    Cornerback Aqib Talibapparently still hasn’t sufficiently healed from the hip injury he suffered against the New Orleans Saints on Oct. 13. He headed the New England Patriots inactive list for today’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It will be the third consecutive game that Talib misses. What was even more curious about the inactive list was the inclusion of wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins. He scored the winning touchdown against New […]

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  • Friday Nov 01, 2013 | 6:28 pm

    More Pats love for Sox; Kelly out, Sopoaga in?

    The bond between the Boston professional sports teams was once again evident Friday morning when Bill Belichick gave out a little more New England Patriots love to the Red Sox, who won their third World Series championship since 2004 on Wednesday. "Another championship banner in Boston,” he said. "Congratulations to the Red Sox. That’s great, that’s awesome.” And then he turned his attention to Sunday’s game with Pittsburgh at Gillette. […]

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  • Thursday Oct 31, 2013 | 3:11 pm

    Thursday Patriots Treats

    Happy Halloween. Here’s some tidbits for you to chew on between bites of Halloween candy: Kicker Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month – to the surprise of no one who watched him in October. He was a perfect 9-for-9 in field goal attempts in October, including a career-high 54-yarder in the 30-27 win over New Orleans. He leads the NFL with 20 field goals this year, […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 30, 2013 | 8:19 pm

    Some Wednesday tidbits from the Patriots

    Andre Carter couldn’t contain his happiness when he talked about Isaac Sopoaga, the newly-acquired defensive tackle of the New England Patriots. "My old teammate,” he said, with a smile when asked about Sopoaga. " I’ve known him since he was a rookie. He came in 2004 in my 49 days. It was a great move and I’m glad to see him. Don’t know what we plan to do with him […]

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  • Tuesday Oct 29, 2013 | 7:54 pm

    Pats make trade for DL

    Ever since Vince Wilfork went down with a season-ending injury against the Atlanta Falcons, the Patriots have been susceptible against the run. In the four games since Wilfork went out, the Patriots have given up 162 yards to the Bengals (loss), 131 to the Saints (win), 177 to the Jets (loss) and 156 to the Dolphins (win). Right before Tuesday’s trading deadline, Bill  Belichick and Co., took a step toward […]

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  • Tuesday Oct 29, 2013 | 2:27 pm

    Patriots vs. Steelers, the build-up begins

    If there were any takeaways from the conference calls with Bill Belichick and his two coordinators, Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia, on Tuesday, it’s that the New England Patriots have great respect for their next opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers, despite Pittsburgh’s 2-5 start. The teams play Sunday at Gillette Stadium at 4:25 p.m. on CBS. New England is atop the AFC East with a 6-2 mark. Pittsburgh is last in the […]

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