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  • newPatriots hold off Jets, clinch first-round bye

    Patriots hold off Jets, clinch first-round bye

    If Rex Ryan is fired by the Jets on Black Monday, he might be getting calls from other teams looking for a coach. He should also be getting calls from the teams that will face the Patriots in the playoffs. Coaching what might be his final home game with the Jets, Ryan summoned a strong…
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  • newPats move in front after Geno Smith interception

    Pats move in front after Geno Smith interception

    The Jets Defense has done a great job against the Patriots on Sunday, but the Jets have lost their lead in the fourth quarter thanks in large part to a miscue by the offense. Geno Smith threw his 13th interception of the season on an underthrown ball to tight end Jace Amaro as the third…
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  • newJets lead Patriots 10-7 at halftime

    Jets lead Patriots 10-7 at halftime

    The Jets have nothing left to do with the playoff race other than play spoiler and they’ve done a pretty good job of it through 30 minutes at MetLife Stadium. They’ve sacked Tom Brady four times and held the Patriots to an anemic 60 yards in what could be Rex Ryan’s home swan song as…
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  • newNick Mangold carted off, Jets tie game

    Nick Mangold carted off, Jets tie game

    Jets center Nick Mangold has had a lot of good battles with Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork over the years, but Sunday’s looks like it will be an abbreviated one. Mangold was carted off the field in the second quarter at MetLife Stadium after suffering a left leg injury during a Bilal Powell run. Mangold…
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  • newJets and Patriots defenses shine in first quarter

    Jets and Patriots defenses shine in first quarter

    Jets coach Rex Ryan said this week that he’s not dead yet in reference to the presumed end of his tenure with the team and the same is true of his defense’s pass rush. They sacked Tom Brady three times in the first half of Sunday’s home game against the Patriots, helping to force three…
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  • newWill Revis have “something special” for the Jets this time around?

    Will Revis have “something special” for the Jets this time around?

    Before the Patriots hosted the Jets back in October, former Jets and current Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis reportedly planned “something special” for his old team. That “something special” ended up being “something nothing.” Lost in the likely last game between the two franchises featuring Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan as the respective head coaches is…
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  • newWeek 16 early inactives

    Week 16 early inactives

    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Browns at Panthers Browns: CB K’Waun Williams, WR Rodney Smith, CB Joe Haden, RB Glenn Winston, OL Vinston Painter, OL Andrew McDonald,…
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  • newJulian Edelman, Kyle Arrington and LeGarrette Blount ruled out

    Julian Edelman, Kyle Arrington and LeGarrette Blount ruled out

    The Patriots had a long list of questionable players on Friday’s injury report and they didn’t wait until game time to make decisions on three of them. The team announced Saturday night that wide receiver Julian Edelman, cornerback Kyle Arrington and running back LeGarrette Blount have all been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the…
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  • newAFC playoff picture: Chargers turn up the pressure on wild-card foes

    AFC playoff picture: Chargers turn up the pressure on wild-card foes

    Yes, the Chargers surrendered 355 yards rushing to the 49ers on Saturday night. And yes, the Chargers have a few too many injuries for comfort. Nevertheless, the Chargers’ 38-35 overtime victory at San Francisco keeps them in the thick of the wild-card race. At the moment, they are the No. 7 seed in the AFC,…
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  • 49ers could be looking for young offensive specialist to succeed Harbaugh

    49ers could be looking for young offensive specialist to succeed Harbaugh

    With all the talk about Jim Harbaugh’s future, hardly any time has been spent on the question of who will replace him in San Francisco. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the team is expected to look for a young offensive specialist to take over the team.  Mort specifically mentioned Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Dec 14, 7:42am -

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  • newWeek 16 Live Blog: Patriots @ Jets
    The 11-3 Patriots renew their rivalry with the 3-11 Jets at Metlife Stadium today. Can the Patriots pull off the road win and keep their hold on the top seed in the AFC? Can Rex and Co. pull off the upset?
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  • newReport: Patriots WR Julian Edelman will not play Sunday
    Hot News for WR Julian Edelman
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  • Week 16: Hail Mary Strategies
    Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Ryan Foley racks his brain to recommend one plan of action that's just so crazy it might work. A shot in the dark. A hope and a prayer. Sometimes you have to take a leap of faith and somebody's got to make a play for the win. This week, the strategies have a DFS focus.
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  • Week 16 Preview: Patriots @ Jets
    The Patriots travel to Metlife Stadium to face the Jets in what could be the final game of the Belichick/Ryan rivalry. Can the struggling Jets pull off the upset?
    - 1 day ago, 20 Dec 14, 9:46am -
  • Can Colts defeat one of NFL's top passers?
    The NFL's best quarterbacks have handled the Colts, which suggests the defense is in for another daunting challenge from Tony Romo and the Cowboys offense on Sunday in Dallas.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 11:05pm -
  • Week 16: 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.
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  • She Said It: Build momentum for January
    Heather Lloyd, The Blue Mare, is glad the Colts have clinched an AFC playoff spot, but wants to see her team keep winning these last two weeks with January just around the corner.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 6:31am -
  • PATS DEFENSE IS ABOUT MUCH MORE THAN JUST REVIS
    FLORHAM PARK, NJ - This might be the last thing Jets fans want to hear in the middle of a 3-11 season but this year’s Patriots team is probably the most complete Patriots team since they won their last Super Bowl. The Patriots won those Super Bowls with their strength being defense and that’s exactly why this Patriots team is less likely to get derailed on their way to a Super Bowl.
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  • Game Preview: Patriots (11-3) @ Jets (3-11)
    This week the Jets return to MetLife Stadium for their final home game of the season to take on their hated rivals, the New England Patriots. In this clash of AFC East opponents both teams are going in very different directions.
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  • Week 16: Sit 'em
    Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Rob Warner recommends a handful of players who should ride the pine. It may be because of a bad matchup, lost playing time, a nagging injury or an overwhelming slump.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 7:47am -

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  • newLions' Raiola stomps on Bear's ankle (Shutdown Corner)
    No way around it: this was a dirty play. Lions center Dominic Raiola finished up a play in Sunday's Bears-Lions game by stomping on the outstretched ankle of Chicago defensive tackle Ego Ferguson. No doubt about it; he saw the ankle and stomped down hard. This isn't the first time this season Raiola has stirred up trouble. Earlier this year, he charged at the knees of several New England Patriots defenders on a victory-formation play. This was much, much worse. Sizable fine coming for Dominic Raiola — Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) December 21, 2014 Raiola got hit with a $10,000 fine fo…
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  • newJets' Mangold leaves with left ankle injury (The Associated Press)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets center Nick Mangold injured his left ankle in the second quarter against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
    - 53 mins ago, 21 Dec 14, 12:35pm -
  • newJets fan wears incredibly depressing 'Dying Inside' jersey to MetLife Stadium (Shutdown Corner)
    #Section222 #JetLife pic.twitter.com/CEqnoOjCiC — Jet Elation (@section_222a) December 21, 2014 By all accounts , New Yorkers only filled half of MetLife Stadium for Sunday's tilt against the New England Patriots, but the Jets probably would have preferred one fan who did show up had stayed home. Probably not too pleased with his last-place team's 3-11 record this season, a Jets fan wore a jersey with the phrase "Dying Inside" written on the back — naturally above the No. 69 to keep it ultra classy. Jets fans have found creative ways to voice their frustration all year, raising $10,0…
    - 2 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 11:22am -
  • newPats' Edelman, Blount out; Jets' Wilkerson active (The Associated Press)
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back LeGarrette Blount will not play against the New York Jets on Sunday because of injuries.
    - 4 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 9:15am -
  • newRex Ryan on if he regrets Bill Belichick comments: 'Oh hell no' (Shutdown Corner)
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – What started off with a bang six years ago, with promises Super Bowl trips, might soon come to an end with a whimper for New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan. With a 3-11 team that could cost him his job, Ryan is left to play out the string of a sad season. But before Ryan faces his likely departure from his first job as an NFL head coach, he must face off against nemesis Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Ryan, who got the second win of his Jets career in 2009 against the Patriots, had some memorable moments squaring off against the divisional rivals. He has…
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  • newSilva's Week 16 Matchups (Rotoworld)
    Evan Silva dissects every player's fantasy football Matchup in every Week 16 game.
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  • newLions claim playoff berth with Eagles' loss (Reuters)
    (Reuters) - The Detroit Lions wrapped up an NFL playoff berth without playing a down on Saturday thanks to the Washington Redskins' upset victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The win by the Redskins put the Lions (10-4) in the playoffs for the first time since 2011 even though they and NFC North co-leader Green Bay currently have the same 10-4 records. Detroit got the nod because a superior record against NFC teams. The Lions, winners of three straight, play at Chicago while the Packers, who were upended by Buffalo last weekend, can claim a playoff spot with a win at Tampa Bay on Sunday. ...
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  • newPatriots-Jets Preview (The Associated Press)
    The New England Patriots have wrapped up the AFC East for a sixth straight season, and ensuring home-field advantage could require them to win two more games against the divisional foes they've so often dominated.
    - 21 hours ago, 20 Dec 14, 4:29pm -
  • Greg Cosell's Look Ahead: Aaron Rodgers' off day (Shutdown Corner)
    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a bit of an outlier. Nobody throws the ball like him, with that compact delivery and velocity and great ball placement. He also has a random element to his game, although he isn’t really a runner. He plays on the edge of the offense’s structure, often making plays late in the down. Once in a while, he’ll play on the wrong side of that edge. That’s what happened last week against the Buffalo Bills. He just didn’t have it. I’m not taking anything away from Buffalo, because they have a good defense, but tactically they didn’t do a…
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  • Knighton takes on bigger role in Denver this season (The Associated Press)
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Terrance Knighton has experienced quite a growth spurt in Denver this season. Granted, that sounds outlandish for a 331-pound guy known as ''Pot Roast.''
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  • newThe Patriots Have Clinched a First Round Bye

    The Patriots Have Clinched a First Round Bye

    The Patriots have an extra week of time before their playoffs start.The Patriots survived a 17-16 game against the division rival Jets. It wasn't pretty. They probably could have lost the game on more than a few plays- anyone who didn't feel their stomach in their throat after Brandon LaFell tipped an interception is just not telling the truth. But New England won and they have clinched a first round bye for the playoffs.This means that New England either has the first or second seed in the AFC. The extra week of rest will help a lot as there are clearly issues on offense that need to…
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  • newHalftime: Jets lead the Patriots 10-7

    Halftime: Jets lead the Patriots 10-7

    Halftime summary from the Patriots and Jets week 16 match-up.At the midway point of the game, the New York Jets surprisingly hold a 10-7 lead on the New England Patriots.Three of the Patriots' first five drives resulted in three and outs. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was sacked four times, the most since week one, due to a combination of poor execution and communication along the offensive line. When the Patriots have gone big, the Jets have played better. When the Patriots have spread it out, the Jets have played disciplined on the back-end and gotten after Brady.Defensively, the P…
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  • newPatriots vs. Jets: Fantasy start / sit advice for week 16

    Patriots vs. Jets: Fantasy start / sit advice for week 16

    Patriots fantasy football start/sit advice for the team's week 16 match-up against the New York Jets.Start / sit advice for the New England Patriots in their week 16 match-up against the New York Jets:StartRob Gronkowski, TE: Duh.Brandon LaFell, WR: With Julian Edelman out, LaFell figures to be the primary benefactor at WR. He's going to get targeted. A lot. He's a borderline WR1 for today.Jonas Gray, RB: With LeGarrette Blount out with a shoulder injury, Gray will take on the majority of the Patriots' "big back" snaps on Sunday. He should be in line for 15-25 carries.Tom Brady, QB…
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  • newPatriots inactives vs. Jets: Dan Connolly is out

    Patriots inactives vs. Jets: Dan Connolly is out

    The New England Patriots have announced their inactives for their week 16 match-up against the New York Jets.The New England Patriots have announced their inactives for their week 16 match-up against the New York Jets:Dan Connolly, OL; James White, RB; Julian Edelman, WR; LeGarrette Blount, RB; Kyle Arrington, CB; Jordan Devey, OL, Alfonzo Dennard, CBAs was previously announced, the Patriots will be without a trio of key players in Arrington, Edelman, and Blount.With Arrington out, the Patriots still have Alfonzo Dennard inactive. Both him and Malcolm Butler have been rotating betw…
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  • newWeek 16 Patriots vs Jets: Julian Edelman, Kyle Arrington, LeGarrette Blount OUT

    Week 16 Patriots vs Jets: Julian Edelman, Kyle Arrington, LeGarrette Blount OUT

    The Patriots will be forced to play without their starting slot machines.Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, cornerback Kyle Arrington did not make the trip to New York to face the Jets. The cornerback has been battling a hamstring injury that took him out of last week's game against the Dolphins. It's likely that sophomore cornerback Logan Ryan will step up in Arrington's place to face slot receiver Jeremy Kerley, one of the better slot players in the league.Wide receiver Julian Edelman didn't make the trip either, according to the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe. Edelman suffered a concussion over the…
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  • newDraft Baetriots, Part 1 - Terry Williams, East Carolina

    Draft Baetriots, Part 1 - Terry Williams, East Carolina

    In a class of mediocre defensive tackles, Terry Williams could be the sleeper who rises to the top. Ethan Hammerman has more on him, as well as his Top 10 for the position.In 2014, there was an edge player who had bounced from school to school, producing at every level and at two vastly different weights throughout his college career. His tape consistently showed his unteachable physical gifts and the amount of technical skill he brought to the table. However, thanks to some angry Golden Domers perpetuating rumors and a lack of Combine participation. He ended up falling to the fifth rou…
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  • Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels Leading Candidate for San Francisco 49ers Head Coach

    Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels Leading Candidate for San Francisco 49ers Head Coach

    The Patriots offensive coordinator is a leading candidate to become the head coach of the 49ers.Some news is leaking out this weekend with regards to the San Francisco 49ers head coaching position- and now it's involving the Patriots.Per ESPN's Marcellus Wiley, current head coach Jim Harbaugh has already struck a deal with the University of Michigan to become the head coach of Harbaugh's alma mater. It'll be for a pretty penny and he's probably more suited for the college life as a head coach- and the fact that he had NFL success will only help his case in relegitimizing the once great…
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  • AFC Playoff Report: State of the Conference

    AFC Playoff Report: State of the Conference

    With the Patriots having already clinched their spot in the playoffs, it is time to draw the ire of Bill Belichick: we look ahead at who the team might face.Readers of Pats Pulpit know that we take a look at the divisional foes after each week, in a segment called "AFC East Report". Since the New England Patriots have already clinched the AFC East and a spot in the playoffs, we (i.e. the great Rich Hill) thought it would be a good idea to expand. Therefore, we present you the inaugural AFC Playoff Report. Beginning with week 16, we will take a look at the AFC playoff picture after eve…
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    • newUpwardly mobile
      The Patriots are clearly following Bill Belichick’s No. 1 edict: Improve as the season progresses toward the playoffs.As demonstrated by the league’s most telling statistics — points scored and points allowed — the Patriots have been making steady gains on both sides of the ledger since Week 1. With last week’s 41-13 conquest of the Dolphins, the Patriots now stand at their high-water mark for the season both offensively and defensively.
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    • newPatriots Notebook: Edelman sits out with concussion
      EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman will not play today against the Jets due to a concussion.The Pats knew this was a possibility early in the week because Edelman wasn’t taking many practice reps, according to a source. Edelman, who did not travel with the team yesterday and will miss his first game in two years, was listed as a limited participant for all three practices due to the concussion and a thigh injury.Edelman passed the concussion protocol to practice but couldn’t get final clearance yesterday before the trip.
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    • newFive things to watch today vs. Jets
      EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The AFC East champion Patriots are already in the playoffs. It’s all about securing a prime seed now.If the Patriots knock off the Jets today at MetLife Stadium, they’ll lock up a first-round bye. Then, if the Bengals beat the Broncos tomorrow night, the Patriots would wrap up the No. 1 seed with a week to play. They’d also clinch the top seed by simply winning their final two games without the need for any outside assistance.
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    • newPatriots goal: Start fast, finish off Jets
      EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The mission is simple for the Patriots today. After getting out of the gates slowly in each of the last three games, it’s time to change the pattern.If the Patriots are smart, they’ll start fast against the Jets and put them away before intermission.They won’t let this team stay in it early, as they did with the Dolphins last week. They won’t give them life, and fuel their hopes of an upset. After all, the Jets are still playing for their coach. They’re still going through walls for Rex Ryan.
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    • newNFL Notes: Collins again has big finishing kick
      Some athletes have a way of elevating their games during certain times of the year. Or, they’re simply more noticeable when the games mean more. Such as now, for instance.Last year at this time, Jamie Collins busted out of his shell. The rookie linebacker, taken in the second round, flashed late in the season, showing the potential to be a special player.
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    • newHe filled big boots: Gostkowski on cusp of own legend
      FOXBORO — Stephen Gostkowski’s pure numbers depict a kicker who epitomizes clutch. But in terms of pure emotion, the picture gets cloudier for many Patriots fans.Unlike his predecessor in Foxboro, Gostkowski doesn’t have that signature moment to elevate him to legendary status. When it comes right down to it, he simply hasn’t had the opportunity.
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    • Words to go on: Get off field
      FOXBORO — Bill Belichick’s face drooped to a solemn, disappointed frown yesterday when asked about his team’s third-down defense against the Jets when the teams met in October.“Yeah,” he said succinctly, “killed us.”Some may argue that expression pops up at every Belichick press conference, but there was a clear disdain when it came to how his team allowed the Jets to extend drives in a game the Patriots won at Gillette Stadium, 27-25.
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    • Patriots Notebook: Late letdowns half bad
      FOXBORO — In regard to the Patriots’ late first-half meltdowns, Bill Belichick shouldn’t be mad. He should be disappointed.That’s because the Pats know they’re better than that. For a team that thrives in the clutch and takes pride in playing good situational football, they have seriously lacked in the final two minutes of the half in four of their past five games. Those momentum-thwarting mistakes have only been marginally costly of late, but the Patriots surely don’t want to test their luck in the playoffs.
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    • Revis credits winning ways
      FOXBORO — Cornerback Darrelle Revis has been a one-man wrecking crew for the Patriots defense, as his weekly ability to wipe a top-tier receiver off the map has provided the unit with an invaluable asset during a stretch in which they have again taken over the AFC.
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    • Join Patriots-Jets GameDay Live chat now
      Join the Herald's Bruce Lerch for a live chat during today's Patriots-Jets game at the Meadowlands. The GameDay Live chat will begin at 12:45 p.m. ahead of the Pats' 1 p.m. game against their longtime rivals. This is your chance to engage with other fans, express your opinions and just follow along as the Herald provides you added coverage of the Pats' continued quest of the overall No. 1 seed.
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      • newEdelman, Arrington, Blount ruled out against Jets
        The New England Patriots have already clinched the AFC East and a playoff berth, however, there still is the little task of securing home field advantage.According to Josh Alper of Profootballtalk.com, In the march towards that goal, the Patriots will have to do it without wide receiver Julian Edelman, running back LeGarette Blount, and cornerback Kyle Arrington.Alper writes:'Edelman was diagnosed with a concussion during the week and his failure to travel to New Jersey indicates that he wasn’t able to gain clearance through the concussion protocol despite being a limited participan…
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      • newNo Julian Edelman: What Will Patriots' O Look Like Without Him?
        According to multiple reports, Patriots WR Julian Edelman and CB Kyle Arrington did not make the trip to New Jersey for their divisional matchup against the rival New York Jets.  Injuries happen throughout the NFL season, but the late developments regarding Tom Brady's top target's availability elevate the game-within-the-game aspect of this contest.  The biggest question for New England is now obvious:What will the Patriots offense look like without Julian Edelman?  Because of Edelman's endlessly varied role within the New England O, I really have no idea how specifically the Pats will acc…
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      • Brady scares the **** out of his teammates celebrating
        Tom Brady is a pretty intense guy. The Patriots quarterback and “f-bomb” aficionado who comes off as one of the NFL’s coolest customers off the field is often one of the game’s most intense players on game day. And while Brady may be barking orders in the huddle and on the sideline, his celebratory outburstsArticle found on: Next Impulse Sports
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      • New England Patriots: Three matchups to watch for against the Jets
        The New England Patriots (11-3) head to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Jets (3-11) in their last away game of the season. This game will be aired on CBS at 1:00. In their last road trip, the Patriots look to get one step closer to clinching home field advantage throughout the playoffs. It wont be an easy task, as Rex Ryan and the Jets will want to do anything to spoil the Patriots fun.Here are three match ups to watch for this week against the Jets:Vince Wilfork vs. Nick Mangold/Willie Colon Vince WIlfork will have his hands full this week against the Jets running game. Everyone k…
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      • Patriots Practice Report: Julian Edelman Participates With Concussion
        FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots had perfect attendance Friday for the second consecutive practice.Julian Edelman participated in practice despite a concussion. Edelman was limited Wednesday and Thursday with head and thigh injuries. His status for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets will be detailed in Friday’s practice participation and injury report, which is usually released around 4:30 p.m.The Patriots were wearing shells and sweats as they prepare for the Jets. Temperatures were brisk in the mid 30s.Thumbnail photo via Stephan Savoia/Associated PressFiled under: D…
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      • Rex Ryan: My wife could coach Tom Brady
        As Rex Ryan looks back on his tumultuous tenure as head coach of the New York Jets, the fiery and brash leader recognizes all too well that the inability to get consistent production out of the quarterback position may be one of the primary reasons he likely will be out of a job at season’s...Read MoreThe post Rex Ryan on how Tom Brady makes everything easier: ‘My wife could coach him’ appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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      • Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman Remains Limited By Concussion
        FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s $500,000 riding on Julian Edelman’s playing status in the New England Patriots’ final two games.Edelman, who was limited during Thursday’s practice with a concussion and thigh injury, can earn a $500,000 bonus if he or his team can accomplish one of the following criteria, as pointed out by PatsCap.com: 85 more receiving yards, three more receiving touchdowns, two more wins or a Super Bowl appearance.Edelman needs 1,057 yards, 70 catches and seven touchdowns, 80 catches and 13 wins, or 80 catches and a Super Bowl appearance to earn the incentives. He has…
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      • Darrelle Revis: ‘I Think I’m A Better Player Than I Was A Couple Years Ago’
        FOXBORO, Mass. — Darrelle Revis believes he’s in the peak of his career: in that sweet spot where talent and knowledge collide.Ask any receiver who Revis has followed this year, and none of them will or have said that his skills are eroding. At 29 years old, Revis is probably still a couple years away from age catching up to foot speed and agility. The All-Pro cornerback already is planning for the future, however, by putting in extra time studying opponents’ tendencies.“I think where I’m at now, I think I’m a better player than I was a couple years ago, just by the growth as a…
        - 3 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 1:00pm -
      • Rob Gronkowski jokes about Tom Brady saying he's grown up
        FOXBORO, Mass. — We’ll take Tom Brady’s word for it that Rob Gronkowski has grown up on the football field.The New England Patriots tight end proved that he’s still an overgrown teenager during his appearance on “Top Chef” Wednesday night, however.Gronk doesn’t seem very convinced by Brady’s comments either.“I grew up a lot,” Gronkowski said laughing. “I’m so mature.”The tight end would concede that he’s made strides over the last five seasons that he’s been in the NFL.“Yeah, definitely. Just being in the league for a few years, you see the ins and out and…
        - 3 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 12:05pm -
      • Tom Brady's TD celebrations frighten teammates
        Hopefully a too-eager Tom Brady didn’t cause wide receiver Julian Edelman’s concussion.New England Patriots players explained to The Wall Street Journal that they always have to be prepared for the quarterback’s patented touchdown celebration.“All of a sudden he’s a foot away from you, head-butting you three times,” wideout Brandon LaFell told Kevin Clark. “I’m like, hey, man, calm down.”Even Patriots defenders have to be prepared.“I didn’t know he’d come that hard. My helmet was loose,” safety Devin McCourty told The Wall Street Journal. “So I felt it.”Bra…
        - 3 days ago, 18 Dec 14, 10:23am -

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