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Contributors: Sports - In The Huddle

  • Sunday Oct 20, 2013 | 7:35 pm

    Pats lose to Jets, Gronk returns, ref explains call

    Well the long wait for Rob Gronkowski ended Sunday when the tight end made his first start of the season for the New England Patriots. And while Gronkowski showed that he hadn’t lost anything, the Patriots simply lost. Nick Folks’ 42-yard field goal in overtime lifted the New York Jets over the Patriots 30-27, ending New England’s string of 12 consecutive victories against AFC East opponents. Gronkowski caught eight passes for […]

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  • Sunday Oct 20, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    Gronk’s playing. What’s it mean?

    Sorry for the delay, but I was at church when it was announced that tight end Rob Gronkowski would be active for the first time this season for today’s game against the New York Jets. So what’s it mean? Well, it would be unrealistic to expect Gronkowski to play 50-plus plays this week, although he has been saying he is in great shape. Regardless of how many plays he gets, […]

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  • Friday Oct 18, 2013 | 5:40 pm

    The Gronk Watch, who’s out vs. Jets

    The New England Patriots released their final Injury Report of the Week Friday and will travel to the Meadowlands to play the New York Jets Sunday without wide receiver Danny Amendola, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly and running back Leon Washington. All were listed as OUT on Friday’s Injury Report. Amendola suffered a concussion in last week’s win over New Orleans. Kelly suffered a knee injury two weeks ago. Washington has […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 16, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    Hightower stepping up, Mulligan settling in and unicorns

    Dont’a Hightower, the talented second-year linebacker from Alabama, suggested on Wednesday that he was going to be wearing the green dot on his helmet, replacing Jerod Mayo as the New England Patriots defensive playcaller. Mayo was placed on Injured Reserve by the Patriots Wednesday morning following surgery to repair a torn right pectoral muscle. He wore the green dot on his helmet. Hightower, who held that role as he helped […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 16, 2013 | 11:34 am

    Moving on without Mayo

    The New England Patriots cannot escape their injury woes. Five players were missing from practice on Monday, all recovering from injuries: Danny Amendola (head), Dan Connolly (head), Aqib Talib (hip), Leon Washington (knee) and Tommy Kelly (knee). And that list didn’t include linebacker Jerod Mayo, who was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve Wednesday morning. Mayo, the team’s leading tackler in each of his five seasons, tore the right pectoral muscle […]

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  • Monday Oct 14, 2013 | 7:08 pm

    More on Brady’s Magic, and other stuff

    The New England Patriots have set themselves up nicely to take control of the AFC East even before they enter their bye week on Nov. 10. Sunday’s 30-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints lifted  the Patriots to 5-1 (2-0 in the division). Next week they travel to the Meadowlands to play the 3-3 New York Jets. The week after that, they’re at home against the 3-2 Miami Dolphins, who play […]

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  • Sunday Oct 13, 2013 | 10:44 pm

    Brady Magic again, and about that fourth-down play

    FOXBOROUGH — Any one who thinks Tom Brady has lost a little bit this year got a quick reminder: when the game is on the line at the end, Brady is still one of the best there is. Brady threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to rookie Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds remaining to complete an improbably 30-27 win over the New Orleans Saints. Brady and the Patriots took over on […]

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  • Sunday Oct 13, 2013 | 5:57 pm

    Pats-Saints First half quick hits

    The Patriots lead the New Orleans Saints 17-7 at the end of the first half. Here’s a couple of observations: 1. Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, who had 37 catches coming in, was held without a catch. He was targeted four times. Cornerback Aqib Talib has matched up with him much of the time and is continuing his outstanding play this year. Drew Brees’ inability to get the ball to […]

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  • Saturday Oct 12, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    Looking ahead to Sunday

    Here’s a couple of things for you to think about while waiting for Sunday and the Pats game against the unbeaten New Orleans Saints: 1. Rob Gronkowski is still listed as QUESTIONABLE for the game and we really don’t know if he will play. The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe has a story Saturday saying he probably won’t: ( But we probably won’t know until the Inactive list is released. […]

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