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Rapid Reaction: Lions 40, Patriots 9

Rapid Reaction: Lions 40, Patriots 9

DETROIT -- Rapid reaction from the the New England Patriots' 40-9 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field: Ugly offensive football. This was a step back for the Patriots’ offense. When the clock reads 11:38 remaining in the second quarter, and a team al…
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  • WRs Johnson, Amendola sit preseason game

    WRs Johnson, Amendola sit preseason game

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson isn't playing in the Lions' exhibition game against the New England Patriots.
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  • Welcome to Ford Field

    Welcome to Ford Field

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    DETROIT -- Welcome to Ford Field, where the Patriots visit the Lions tonight in the third preseason game for both teams (7:30 p.m. ET): A feel for Ford Field. This is an indoor facility that opened in 2002, the same year as Gillette Stadium. It seats sl…
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  • Tom Brady delivers a passionate speech to Michigan’s football t…

    Tom Brady delivers a passionate speech to Michigan’s football team

    patriotsgab.com Aug 22, 2013
    Tom Brady is playing the Detroit Lions tonight at 7:30 p.m. but before that, he stopped off in Ann Arbor to talk to his former team, the Michigan Wolverines. Brady showed his fire, and emotion when talking to his former college team. Here are tidbits fr…
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  • Brady gives Michigan players a pep talk

    Brady gives Michigan players a pep talk

    ESPN.com boston.com Aug 22, 2013
    We’re used to seeing Tom Brady's fire, but it’s always in the context of a football game. Off the field when addressing reporters, Brady rarely shows any emotion. That’s why this clip of Brady addressing the University of Michigan football team stands o…
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  • Reiss' P.A.T.: Defensive tackle depth

    Reiss' P.A.T.: Defensive tackle depth

    ESPN.com Aug 22, 2013
    In this week's Reiss' P.A.T., Mike Reiss looks at the Patriots' personnel at defensive tackle, catches up with defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, and answers your twitter questions.
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  • Former Super Bowl-winning fullback testifies in sentencing for …

    Former Super Bowl-winning fullback testifies in sentencing for U.S. soldier in Afghan massacre case

    yahoo.com Aug 22, 2013
    Marc Edwards, a fullback who played nine NFL seasons and won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, found himself testifying in a high-profile case involving an old high-school teammate. Edwards was on the stand to testify in the sentencing of a U.…
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  • Hernandez indicted for murder of Odin Lloyd

    Hernandez indicted for murder of Odin Lloyd

    As expected for weeks, a grand jury has indicted former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for the murder of Odin Lloyd, via the Boston Globe. The indictment comes on the same day Hernandez was due in court for a probable cause hearing, making the heari…
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  • Projecting the Patriots' 53-man roster

    Projecting the Patriots' 53-man roster

    boston.com Aug 22, 2013
    Before the Patriots face the Lions, there are only a few roster spots up for grabs left, especially with the possibility of a third quarterback on the roster (Tim Tebow).
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Aug 22, 2013
    The Bills have a roster exemption for just-signed S Jairus Byrd for the next two weeks. The play of veteran CB Brent Grimes is one reason people are encouraged by the Dolphins’ new-look secondary. The Patriots will get a much different test for their se…
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  • In preseason, practices are at least as important as the games

    In preseason, practices are at least as important as the games

    boston.com Aug 22, 2013
    As you watch the Patriots face the Lions in the third preseason game, remember this: The exhibition games offer only a small window into the overall progress of each player and unit.
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  • Patriots’ Fletcher finds renewed love of game, learns how to be…
  • Wednesday News Blitz: Around the AFC East

    Wednesday News Blitz: Around the AFC East

    patriotsgab.com Aug 22, 2013
    The New England Patriots will travel to Detroit tomorrow night to face the Lions in their 3rd preseason game. The starters are expected to play most of the game. The Miami Dolphins released cornerback Richard Marshall, and tight end Dustin Keller was pl…
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  • Video - Lions Crush Patriots 00:51

    Lions Crush Patriots

    Aug 22
    SportsCenter Highlight of the Night: The Lions scored four touchdowns against the Patriots and improved to 2-1 in the preseason.
  • Video - New England Patriots QB Ryan Mallett finds fullback James Develin for a touchdown 00:30

    New England Patriots QB Ryan Mallett finds fullback James Develin for a touchdown

    Aug 22
    New England Patriots fullback James Develin hauls in a 9-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Mallett.
  • Video - New England Patriots QB Tom Brady gets taunted by Lions defensive end Willie Young 00:54

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady gets taunted by Lions defensive end Willie Young

    Aug 22
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took an ear full and finger to the face from Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young, who drew a penalty for taunting.
  • Video - New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins Thompkins hauls in a 37-yard pass 00:26

    New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins Thompkins hauls in a 37-yard pass

    Aug 22
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finds rookie wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins for a gain of 37 yards.

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