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  • McDaniels says Gray will get more chances

    McDaniels says Gray will get more chances

    ESPN.com Updated 17 hours ago
    When New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray was promoted from the practice squad prior to Thursday night's 27-25 win against the Jets, it was a move to find answers after Stevan Ridley's season-ending knee injury. Gray earned the opportunity with …
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  • Tom Brady talks about Danny Amendola and the win over New York

    Tom Brady talks about Danny Amendola and the win over New York

    patriotsgab.com 18 hours ago
    Q: How good do you feel for Danny Amendola? It seems like he was really involved today. TB: Yeah, it was a big time play that he made there. That was a great kind of ad lib. He ran a little return route and then when he saw me scramble, broke it up fiel…
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  • Bill Belichick talks about the close win over the Jets

    Bill Belichick talks about the close win over the Jets

    patriotsgab.com 19 hours ago
    Belichick talked about the big win over the Jets Thursday night. BB: It was, I think, probably about the game we expected. With the Jets it’s always tough; definitely a grind-it-out game. [I’m] obviously really happy for Chris [Jones] at the end. After …
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  • Awww, UGG: Tom Brady's Latest Ad Stars His Dog Lua

    Awww, UGG: Tom Brady's Latest Ad Stars His Dog Lua

    boston.com 19 hours ago
    Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are two of the most recognizable people in the world. Now you can add Lua's name to the family's marketing muscle.
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  • Chicago Bears Clawing at Each Other As Jay Cutler & Co. Get…

    Chicago Bears Clawing at Each Other As Jay Cutler & Co. Get Ready for the New England Patriots

    boston.com 20 hours ago
    The Patriots have had tough losses, reports of disagreements with coaches, as well as their share of injuries to deal with this season, but there haven't been any "ugly" scenes in the locker room. Can't say the same thing about Chicago.
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  • How tight ends are reshaping Pats' attack

    How tight ends are reshaping Pats' attack

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Each week during the season, the positional groupings the New England Patriots utilize on offense are charted. Sometimes these groupings can take us deeper inside the game to get a feel for how coaches view personnel and favorable matchups -- both with …
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 24 hours ago
    WR Sammy Watkins was the best thing about the Bills offense against the Vikings. Dolphins cornerbacks Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan had a strong day against the Bears. The Patriots’ shaky offensive line has gotten some assistance from veterans in r…
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  • Patriots Take 2: How Can the Patriots Fix Their Problems In Run…

    Patriots Take 2: How Can the Patriots Fix Their Problems In Run Defense?

    boston.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    The New England Patriots are on a three-game winning streak, but not all is right in Foxborough. The sky may no longer be falling, but the Patriots' future is foggy with some of the problems they continue to show up front on both sides of the ball.
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  • While Pats Enjoy Sunday Off, AFC East Tightens Up

    While Pats Enjoy Sunday Off, AFC East Tightens Up

    boston.com Oct 19 (yesterday)
    The Bills and Dolphins both won on Sunday, inching closer to the Pats in the AFC East standings.
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  • NY Giants must give same effort against Cowboys that NY Jets sh…

    NY Giants must give same effort against Cowboys that NY Jets showed against Patriots

    nydailynews.com Oct 19 (2 days ago)
    This was another week when the Jets provided such great coverage for the Giants you thought about using some of them to block for Eli Manning, because just about almost anybody could have done better with that last Sunday night than Eli's own offensive …
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  • Saturday one-liners: Teammates think Patriots QB Jimmy Garappol…

    Saturday one-liners: Teammates think Patriots QB Jimmy Garappolo looks…

    profootballtalk.com Oct 18 (3 days ago)
    Teammates think Patriots QB Jimmy Garappolo looks like Aladdin. (Coincidentally, coach Bill Belichick has all the fuzzy charm of Jafar.) Bills coach Doug Marrone needs to put a lid on all the talk about who wants to be traded and who doesn’t. Dolphins G…
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  • Patriots Report Card: Week 7 vs. New York Jets

    Patriots Report Card: Week 7 vs. New York Jets

    boston.com patriotsgab.com Oct 18 (3 days ago)
    The Patriots did a lot of things that should have gotten them beat against the Jets on Thursday night. But in the end, they escaped with a win and that's all that matters.
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  • Huh? Jets Get Percy Harvin (And His Massive Contract) From Seah…

    Huh? Jets Get Percy Harvin (And His Massive Contract) From Seahawks

    boston.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    Having lost six straight games, the Jets are gambling on the talented but expensive ex-Seahawk and Viking.
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  • Examining The Tap and how Jets could've trapped Patriots on las…

    Examining The Tap and how Jets could've trapped Patriots on last-second FG try

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    When it's the New York Jets and New England Patriots, there's always a subplot. On Thursday night, it was Nick Folk's potential game-winning field goal from 58 yards, which was blocked by Chris Jones as time expired. Did the Patriots get a helping hand …
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  • Hightower: Communication must improve

    Hightower: Communication must improve

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Jets exposed the New England Patriots' run defense on Thursday night and the vibe after the game from defensive players was that a combination of missed tackles and miscommunication contributed to the woes. Patriots linebacker D…
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  • “Something special” from Revis ended up being nothing

    “Something special” from Revis ended up being nothing

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    Before Thursday night’s Jets-Patriots game, much was made of a supposed plan to utilize cornerback Darrelle Revis in some particular way that would stick it to the Jets for not re-signing him when they had the chance. Ultimately, the promised “something…
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  • Bill Belichick knows players need a mental break

    Bill Belichick knows players need a mental break

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    The Patriots have played four games in the last 18 days, and Bill Belichick knows they need a day off. For their minds as well as their bodies. The Patriots coach talked about the benefits of a mental break after last night’s win over the Jets, saying t…
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  • Last Sunday Scott Chandler ended the Buffalo Bills' 22-year dro…

    Last Sunday Scott Chandler ended the Buffalo Bills' 22-year drought of tight ends failing to reach 1

    deadspin.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    Last Sunday Scott Chandler ended the Buffalo Bills' 22-year drought of tight ends failing to reach 100 yards receiving. According to Chase Stuart of Football Perspective, during the Bills' slump NFL tight ends went over 100 yards receiving 289 times. Th…
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  • Blandino calls field-goal repositioning “preventative officiati…

    Blandino calls field-goal repositioning “preventative officiating”

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    Earlier today, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless of ESPN’s First Take have finally agreed on something. They both believe the official who apparently helped Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower avoid lining up directly over the snapper will be called on…
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  • No, The Refs Didn't Illegally Help The Patriots Line Up Last Ni…

    No, The Refs Didn't Illegally Help The Patriots Line Up Last Night

    deadspin.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    This is a silly thing, but it's gotten enough traction on Twitter, and enough tipsters have emailed us Zapruder breakdowns of it that we may as well address it. No, the ref nudging a New England linebacker out of the infraction zone on the Patriots' gam…
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  • Geno Smith takes the blame for failed two-point conversion

    Geno Smith takes the blame for failed two-point conversion

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    The Jets’ 27-25 loss to the Patriots on Thursday night easily could have been an overtime game, but a Geno Smith pass on a two-point conversion attempt was thrown beyond the reach of Jace Amaro. Afterward, Smith said that was his fault. “Jace did a grea…
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  • Jets-Pats finish includes another field-goal controversy

    Jets-Pats finish includes another field-goal controversy

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    Last year, the Patriots lost to the Jets on a field goal, thanks to the throwing of a flag on a failed effort that gave the Manhattanites a Mulligan. This year, the Jets didn’t get a second chance to get their first win since Week One. It happened on th…
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    The Bills defense wants to make things as difficult as possible for Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater. CB Jamar Taylor is vying for a bigger role on the Dolphins defense. Patriots CB Brandon Browner felt “a little rusty” in his first regular season appearanc…
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  • Stock report: Risers and fallers

    Stock report: Risers and fallers

    ESPN.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Studs and duds from the New York Jets' 27-25 loss to the New England Patriots: RISERS 1. Geno Smith, quarterback -- It wasn't perfect, but it was good enough to win. Smith didn't throw an interception for only the fifth time in 23 c…
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  • Shane Vereen does Stevan Ridley’s dance, replacing him harder

    Shane Vereen does Stevan Ridley’s dance, replacing him harder

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    Shane Vereen kicked down the door. But the Patriots still have to figure out who’s going to be walking through it each week. The Patriots running back mimicked injured teammate Stevan Ridley’s touchdown dance when he scored in the first quarter last nig…
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  • Rex Ryan: Too many darn mistakes

    Rex Ryan: Too many darn mistakes

    profootballtalk.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    A cursory look at the statistics from Thursday night’s Jets-Patriots game might lead you to believe that the Jets came out on top. After all, they outgained the Patriots by 100 yards, held onto the ball for 40 minutes, ran for 218 yards and didn’t turn …
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  • Video - Are The Patriots In Trouble? 03:14

    Are The Patriots In Trouble?

    Oct 17
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss their level of concern for the Patriots following New England's narrow victory over the Jets.
  • Video - Amendola, Vereen Talk Patriots Win 02:08

    Amendola, Vereen Talk Patriots Win

    Oct 17
    Patriots WR Danny Amendola and RB Shane Vereen talk to Michele Steele about their performances in the Patriots' win over the Jets.
  • Video - Week 7: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady highlights 03:30

    Week 7: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady highlights

    Oct 16
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw for 261 yards, 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions against the New York Jets in Week 7.
  • Video - Jets vs. Patriots: A history of the rivalry 01:33

    Jets vs. Patriots: A history of the rivalry

    Oct 16
    It all started when then Jets head coach Bill Belichick resigned only to move to the Patriots less than a month later. Since then the rivalry has only become strong and tonight the saga continues.

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    Oct 21
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    Oct 21
    A little inside football this morning. Tonight in Washington D.C., nine members of the new Pro Football Hall of Fame Contributor Selection Committee will gather at a hotel. On Wednesday, they will meet to select two candidates for the Hall’s Class of 20…
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    Oct 20
    In the Denver locker room Sunday night, after his 246th NFL regular-season game, Peyton Manning asked, “Where’s Demaryius?” Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, someone said, was on his way out to the field to do an interview with NBC. “We gotta get him back…