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  • newPatriots rookie Zach Moore stayed calm despite cheap shots

    Patriots rookie Zach Moore stayed calm despite cheap shots

    Lions center Dominic Raiola has been in the league 14 years. Yet it was the rookie he took repeated cheap shots at last week who displayed the poise of a veteran. Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore didn’t retaliate when Raiola punched him in the head, and didn’t respond when Raiola dove at his knees near the end…
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  • newAFC playoff picture: Ravens can chart their own path

    AFC playoff picture: Ravens can chart their own path

    In defeating the Saints 34-27 on Monday night, the Ravens completed a sweep of the NFC South and improved their record to 7-4. Now, the Ravens embark on a five-game stretch against AFC foes to close the regular season. And in many ways, the Ravens’ playoff fate is now squarely in their hands. Of the…
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  • Raiola threw a punch to the head, too

    Raiola threw a punch to the head, too

    The misconduct of Lions center Dominic Raiola wasn’t limited to a dive at the knees of New England defensive lineman Zach Moore.  Earlier in the game, Raiola also delivered a blow to the back of Moore’s head. While it’s unclear whether the league office will discipline Raiola for diving at Moore’s knees on a play…
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  • Bill Belichick twists the knife on Dominic Raiola for cut block

    Bill Belichick twists the knife on Dominic Raiola for cut block

    The NFL is going to review Lions center Dominic Raiola’s late-game dive at Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore, primarily because he bragged about doing it late in the game. But it’s hard to imagine any punishment from the league that will sting as much as the words from Patriots coach Bill Belichick, when asked about…
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  • Tom Brady: We’re so far from the Super Bowl

    Tom Brady: We’re so far from the Super Bowl

    The Patriots won for the seventh straight week on Sunday and they won by at least 22 points for the fourth week in a row, a run that has led some, including our own MDS, to start talking about a sixth Super Bowl trip for coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. With the Packers…
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  • NFL will look at Raiola’s late-game knee dive

    NFL will look at Raiola’s late-game knee dive

    No rule prohibits an offensive lineman from firing out into the knees of a defensive lineman.  But after Lions center Dominic Raiola did it to Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore on the final play of Sunday’s game at Gillette Stadium, Raiola admitted to doing it intentionally, deliberately, and maliciously. Angered by a decision by the…
    - 1 day ago, 24 Nov 14, 6:27am -
  • NFL morning after: Brady and Belichick seeking their fourth ring

    NFL morning after: Brady and Belichick seeking their fourth ring

    The Patriots are the best team in the NFL, and Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are 10 weeks away from earning their fourth Super Bowl rings. That’s what I was thinking as I watched the 34-9 beatdown the Patriots put up on a previously pretty good Lions team on Sunday. This New England team has…
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  • Jonas Gray wants to move past not playing on Sunday

    Jonas Gray wants to move past not playing on Sunday

    Patriots running back Jonas Gray shot from obscurity to the cover of Sports Illustrated by running for 201 yards and four touchdowns against the Colts last week, but the elevator back down to Earth may have travelled even faster. Gray arrived late to practice on Friday, which caused coach Bill Belichick to send him home…
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  • Oddsmakers make Patriots underdogs at Green Bay

    Oddsmakers make Patriots underdogs at Green Bay

    During their seven-game winning streak, the AFC-leading Patriots have won outright as underdogs on several occasions. And they will get another chance to pull an upset next Sunday. The Packers have been made 3- to 3.5-point favorites over visiting New England next Sunday at Lambeau Field, according to multiple websites monitoring lines at Nevada sports…
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  • Lions’ Dominic Raiola admits going at a Patriot’s knees

    Lions’ Dominic Raiola admits going at a Patriot’s knees

    Lions center Dominic Raiola admitted after today’s blowout loss at New England that he purposely went at the knees of Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore on the final play of the game. Raiola said he was angry that the Patriots scored a late touchdown to go up 34-9 instead of just taking a knee. Raiola…
    - 2 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:44pm - - New England Patriots

  • newWeek 12: Eating Crow & Told Ya So
    The Fantasy Football Girl put her weight behind recommending Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett (pictured above) Unfortunately, he injured himself before the game even began and his season is now over. All her calls weren't misses though!
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  • Essentials from Sunday: Big-time QBs dominant
    Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers showed once again why they are the best in the business, despite different ways of winning on Sunday. Plus, get the big milestones of the Week 12 so far.
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  • Week 12 Live Blog: Patriots vs. Lions
    The 8-2 New England Patriots square off with the 7-3 Detroit Lions in a Sunday afternoon showdown that could be a preview of things to come in February. New England needs to win to stay atop the AFC and Detroit needs a win to keep pace with the red-hot Packers. Something has to give.
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  • Patriots RB Jonas Gray expected to split carries after oversleeping and missing Friday practice
    Hot News for RB Jonas Gray
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  • Arthur Jones couldn't be more eager
    Defensive tackle signed to lucrative contract in offseason has been sidelined for seven of eight games by ankle injury. He's finally healthy and looking to make a difference Sunday.
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  • Week 12 Preview: Patriots vs. Lions
    The 8-2 Patriots welcome the 7-3 Lions to Foxboro for a Sunday afternoon showdown that could be a potential Super Bowl preview.
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  • Week 12: Snaps & Targets
    Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Eric McClung will closely examine the snap counts, usage numbers and target totals for players across the league to better prepare you for the upcoming week. New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray (pictured above) has been the talk of Fantasy Football all week, but how will he fair assuming his workload stays the same?
    - 4 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:10am -
  • Week 12: Player Downgrades
    Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rusty Reeves predicts a heaping handful of players who will decline in the coming weeks. They should be downgraded at least one tier. Some of the names here are tough to swallow: Tom Brady (pictured above), Peyton Manning and Calvin Johnson to name a few. But if you believe in matchups, this trio should be brought down a peg.
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  • Colts tailgating with Dan Cole: Seafood boil
    The Patriots were in town Sunday, which meant Colts tailgater Dan Cole cooked up his New England Seafood Boil.
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  • Week 12: FAAB-Blind Bidding Waivers Report
    Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Stephen Englert recommends players to consider adding and also includes a price range for how much of your FAAB budget to use. Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray (pictured above) has a great shot to finally earn significant touches.
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  • newPatriots Playing Historically Balanced Offense

    Patriots Playing Historically Balanced Offense

    The Patriots are trying to be the fifth team to ever hit this offensive milestoneThe Patriots are on pace to something incredible.Tight end Rob Gronkowski is on pace for 1,181 receiving yards.Wide receiver Julian Edelman is scheduled to run for 122 yards and catch 1,011 more, for a total of 1,133 yards.Running back Shane Vereen's numbers extrapolate to 495 rushing yards and 513 receiving, for 1,008 total yards.Wide receive Brandon LaFell is on pace for 980 receiving yards. If you remove either of his first two games, where he gained zero total yards? He's on pace for 1,011 yards.Th…
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  • newWho is the Patriots' Unsung Hero?

    Who is the Patriots' Unsung Hero?

    Who has been the Patriots unsung hero thus far in 2014?For this week's GMC Playbook question, Marshall Faulk asks us "who has been the Patriots unsung hero thus far in 2014?" The Patriots have quite a few options, especially for a team that preaches the mantra of "do your job."Here are a few candidates:James Develin, FB: Has played 212 snaps on offense, is a special teams contributor, plays h-back, tight end, lead blocker. And he's one tough SOB.Michael Hoomanawanui, TE: "O-man," has only been targeted three times all season, but has contributed 351 snaps as a blocking tight end.…
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  • newWould You Hire Rex Ryan for the Patriots?

    Would You Hire Rex Ryan for the Patriots?

    If the Jets release head coach Rex Ryan, would you be interested in hiring him? Or would you make him kiss the rings?(H/T ChuckScrimalli)Rex Ryan won't last the season. The Jets head coach has not had a winning season since 2010 (that's four seasons), and it's likely that this disastrous 2014 year is the final straw.To be clear, it's not entirely his fault. The general manager has done a terrible job of setting up talent for the team to succeed- not everyone can be Bill Belichick. The Jets lost their offensive identity once their offensive line hemorrhaged talent and youth, and then…
    - 5 hours ago, 25 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • newNFL Power Rankings: SB Nation has Patriots, Packers at One and Two

    NFL Power Rankings: SB Nation has Patriots, Packers at One and Two

    The Patriots are finally back to number one in SB Nation's power rankings. Number two? The Pats' week 13 opponent, the Green Bay Packers.SB Nation has released their weekly power rankings, and at long last, the New England Patriots sit in their number one spot: The Patriots won their seventh straight game and ascend to the top spot in our Power Rankings with a convincing win over the previously sixth-ranked Lions. New England has outscored opponents 277-134 during their win streak -- an average score of about 39-19 -- and are firing on all cylinders as the season heads into its final f…
    - 6 hours ago, 25 Nov 14, 7:00am -
  • newAFC East Report: Week 12

    AFC East Report: Week 12

    After beating the Detroit Lions 34-9, the New England Patriots (9-2) expanded their lead within the AFC East. Here's why. Miami Dolphins (6-5, t-2nd AFC East)Week 12: loss (36-39 against the Denver Broncos, in Denver)The Dolphins came close to improving to 7-4, as the team entered the 4th quarter of its game against the Broncos with an 11 point lead. In the end, however, Miami gave up three touchdowns in the final period to come up short. The defense, which was able to slow Denver's prolific attack down at times, seemed to run out of gas in the last 15 minutes; giving up 22 points.…
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  • newNew England Patriots Links 11/25/14 - Red Zone is Red Hot for Patriots Offense

    New England Patriots Links 11/25/14 - Red Zone is Red Hot for Patriots Offense

    Daily News and Links for 11/25/14TEAM TALKErik Scalavino breaks down the film of New England's Week 12 win over Detroit: Revis shows why he's the best corner in football.Paul Perillo tells us which team won their matchups Sunday: Brandon Browner's ability to lock up with Detroit's Calvin Johnson was huge.John Rooke selects his Nitpicks & Nitwits from Sunday.Infographic: Breaking down Patriots the win over the Lions.Briana Palma reports some lucky fans get the new Patriots Lunar Force 1 sneakers and a surprise from Robert Kraft.Conference Call Transcript - Bill Belichick.Pr…
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  • Patriots run defense shaping up

    Patriots run defense shaping up

    The Patriots are beginning to look like they have a strong run defense to go along with their already formidable pass defense.Early in the 2014 NFL season, the New England Patriots had developed the tagline of a unit that "can't stop the run." After their abysmal play to start the year (memories of Knowshon Moreno and the Dolphins are lurking), who could argue that label? After losing Jerod Mayo for the year in week six, most figured things would just get worse.Instead, the opposite has happened. The Patriots have progressively gotten better at stopping the run, to the point that they…
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  • Bill Belichick, the General Manager

    Bill Belichick, the General Manager

    It seems as if the chef has done a good job with purchasing the ingredients.As a heads up, this article is going to ooze with smug.Running BackLeGarrette Blount, 12 carries, 78 yards, 2 touchdownsJonas Gray coming off a 201 yard, 4 touchdown dayTight EndTim Wright, 5 catches, 36 yards, 2 touchdownsWide ReceiverJulian Edelman, 11 catches, 89 yards; team's second leading receiverBrandon LaFell, 9 catches, 98 yards, team's third leading receiverOffensive LineDan Connolly, Bryan Stork, and Ryan Wendell all combined to allow zero sacks to the best defensive line in the leagueDefen…
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    • newJim Caldwell: ‘We don’t condone’ actions by Raiola, Mosley
      When head coach Jim Caldwell came to Detroit 10 months ago, he promised a better behaved Detroit Lions team that was more disciplined on and off the field.A day after Sunday’s 34-9 loss to the New England Patriots, Caldwell spent most of his shorter-than-usual news conference answering questions about his team’s hot-headed behavior.
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    • newPatriots Notebook: Talk centers on Lions cheap shots
      FOXBORO — Coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots lambasted Lions center Dominic Raiola yesterday for his dirty play toward the end of Sunday’s 34-9 shellacking at Gillette Stadium.While the Lions waived the white flag and took a knee to run out the clock, Raiola dived at defensive end Zach Moore’s knees. In the moments before Raiola’s parting shot, he also shoved Moore in the face following a timeout and punched Moore in the back of the head twice in the middle of a play.
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    • newRed zone becomes red-hot for Pats offense
      FOXBORO — The Patriots are leading the NFL in points scored, and one of the biggest factors is their red-zone efficiency.The Pats are first in red-zone scoring, racking up 251 points in 11 games. To put that in perspective, the league average for total points from anywhere on the field is 249.
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    • newBrady quickly got the Lions in trouble
      FOXBORO — While the Patriots offensive line stood strong against Ndamukong Suh and the Detroit Lions’ menacing front, it was the totality of offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels’ game plan and the players’ execution of the mission that led to a convincing performance against the league’s top-ranked defense.
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    • newPatriots-Lions: 5 takeaways from the game
      FOXBORO — The Patriots are closing in on their 12th AFC East title of the Bill Belichick era, and they could conceivably claim it in two weeks. As strangely sudden as that seems, they were actually crowned even earlier two years ago when they clinched the title in Week 13.That’s all been made possible by a dominant seven-game winning streak in which they’ve outscored their opponents by a 277-137 margin. For their most recent trick, they toppled the Lions, 34-9. Here are the five biggest takeaways from the game:
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    • newPatriots report card: A lesson in domination
      The Patriots ran a well-conceived plan to near perfection, both offensively and defensively. They took the roar out of the Lions defense by giving its front little time to rush Tom Brady, thereby putting its soft zone coverage scheme at risk because the ball was coming out before the secondary could close natural gaps.
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    • Tom Brady and Patriots playing like a powerhouse afire
      With Oakland winning and Arizona losing — two of the oddities from Week 12 — about the only sure bet in the NFL these days is that the New England Patriots are going to come through. And come through big.That was the case again Sunday, as the Patriots made light work of the league’s No. 1 defense in throttling the Detroit Lions, 34-9, to collect their league-best seventh consecutive victory.It was the third week in a row the Patriots knocked off a division leader, having blown out Denver and Indianapolis in their two previous games.
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    • Patriots win 7th straight, rout Lions 34-9
      FOXBORO — For the first time in their seven-game winning streak, the New England Patriots didn't score first.No problem.They came right back, taking the lead for good on Tom Brady's 4-yard touchdown pass to Tim Wright late in the first quarter and rolling to a 34-9 rout of the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
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    • Buckley: LeGarrette Blount deserves Gray area
      FOXBORO — Here’s a running back breakdown from the Patriots’ 34-9 victory against the Detroit Lions yesterday afternoon at balmy Gillette Stadium:The Quitter: 78 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.The Oversleeper: 0 yards and 0 touchdowns on 0 carries.We should also mention that versatile Shane Vereen rushed for 12 yards on eight carries, along with making eight receptions for 48 yards. But he’s not the story of the day because he hasn’t walked out and he does wake up.
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    • Borges: Patriots offense finds ways to beat quality teams
      FOXBORO — A Swiss Army knife is a most handy tool to have in your pocket, allowing you to solve problems in a multitude of ways.If your offense is the football equivalent of such a device, you face few predicaments you cannot overcome, as the Patriots have proven the past two games.
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      • newNew England Patriots hold at No. 1 spot in Week 12 Power Rankings
        It’s Thanksgiving week, which means the NFL season is approaching the final stretch. With just over a quarter of the season remaining, every game takes on added significance, with postseason implications seemingly involved with every matchup.In part, that’s because so many teams are still technically “in the hunt.” But reality suggests that not every franchise that is still mathematically alive is actually a contender; in fact, most are pretenders, just waiting to be exposed.With that as a backdrop, the editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this week’s Power Rankings in an attemp…
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      • newNew England Patriots: Can Patriots win out?
        Yes, the NFL is a league that runs week to week. Teams can fall to their doom in a blink of an eye while others rise to the top with a one big win. It is hard to make predictions too far out, but by now, most NFL teams have identified themselves as a contender, pretender, or just an all around failure. The New England Patriots have five games remaining on the year, three against AFC East opponents, and will be the number one seed if they can win at least four of them. Here’s a look at their remaining games: Patriots @ Packers: In what is arguably the most difficult matchup left in the 201…
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      • newNFL MVP Power Rankings: Aaron Rodgers-Tom Brady Matchup Pits Top Two Contenders
        These matchups are the reasons we watch sports.On Sunday afternoon in Green Bay, two of the hottest teams in the NFL will meet when the Green Bay Packers host the New England Patriots at Lambeau Field. Many are calling it a Super Bowl preview, with New England riding a seven-game winning streak going up against a Green Bay team that’s 5-0 at home this season.Sunday’s matchup will also pit two of the league’s best quarterbacks against each other. Never have Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers and New England’s Tom Brady squared off, and fans of the position should be in for a treat.The Rodger…
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      • newPatriots Made Right Choice In Trading Clay Matthews Pick To Packers
        An alternate universe exists where Clay Matthews is racking up double-digit sack seasons at outside linebacker on the New England Patriots’ defense. Sounds pretty exciting, right?Well, consider this: Rob Gronkowski also is playing elsewhere in this universe, which suddenly doesn’t sound so fun anymore.The Patriots once held the No. 26 overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft — the same selection that the Green Bay Packers used to take Matthews.With the Patriots set to face the Packers on Sunday at 4:25 p.m., it seemed apropos to review the trade that allowed Green Bay to add Matthews a…
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      • newNFL Weekly: Week 13 will be stellar to behold
        This week’s NFL contests look fantastic. This week, there are more than just a couple good games to watch. Good games are going to be plentiful this week, and Thanksgiving Day alone proves it. But before I dive into the great match-ups in Week 13, let’s of course start out with my weekly Power Six. Power Six 1. New England Patriots Tom Brady and the Patriots tamed the Detroit Lions, and they still look unbeatable. They retain the top spot. 2. Green Bay Packers (Last week: 3) It wasn’t a similar win like the past two weeks, but the Packers used the running game to great effect and h…
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      • newNew England Patriots current confidence level from national media is eye opening
        It’s crunch time. That’s the best way to describe mid-November games in the NFL, contests that will ultimately start to thin the herd of playoff contenders, narrowing the field to those teams truly capable of making the postseason and leaving the pretenders exposed for the football world to see.What franchises fall into each category? This week’s Gut Reactions help provide an answer.12 weeks into the 2014 season, here’s where each team stands, including an updated “confidence level” showing how the editors of cover32 feel about every franchise at the moment: AFC EASTBuffalo Bil…
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      • Doug Flutie: Tom Brady ‘can play well into his 40s'
        Doug Flutie was lucky enough to enjoy an NFL career that stretched well into his 40s. He sees no reason why Tom Brady can’t do the same.“No doubt about it,” Flutie said Monday in a phone interview with far as quarterbacks go, Flutie and Brady share few similarities. The former was a little guy — a scrambler who was known for using his mobility and making plays with his feat. The latter is far less nimble, but Flutie said Brady’s skill set — you won’t see the New England Patriots running any read options with the 6-foot-4 signal-caller under center — actually is…
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      • New England Patriots: Patriots tame the Lions 34-9
        The New England Patriots (9-2) won their seventh straight game on Sunday, as they cruised passed the Detroit Lions (7-4) 34-9. The Patriots went up against the league’s best defense and dominated them all day. On the other side of the ball, the Patriots defense looked like the league’s best as they shut down a dangerous Lions’ offense. The Patriots dominated in all aspects of the game, you really cant ask for much more. Tom Brady and LeGarrette Blount lead the Patriots offense in week 12 Three StarsBrandon Browner and Darrelle Revis: Browner and Revis had the task of covering Calvin…
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      • Five things we learned from the New England Patriots win over the Lions
        The Patriots are nearing the end of the toughest stretch of their season – one where I said they couldn’t afford any slip ups – and, so far, they’ve been just about as perfect as you can be.Against the Bears (who were still considered playoff contenders five weeks ago), Broncos, Colts and Lions, the Pats have looked like the best team in the NFL, winning each game by over 20 points.This week may prove to be their toughest matchup yet, though, as they face the scorching-hot Green Bay Packers. But before we get to that game, let’s go back and look at we learned from the Pats win over…
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      • Bill Belichick burns Dominic Raiola over cheap shot
        New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick had the perfect response when asked about Dominic Raiola’s cheap shot. As you may have seen, Raiola dove at the knees of Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore on Sunday when the Detroit Lions took a knee to end the game. Raiola later offered no apologies, saying he tried to...Read More
        - 1 day ago, 24 Nov 14, 8:17am - - New England Patriots