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The Patriots will be shuffling their wide receiver corps once again. Donte’ Stallworth is heading to injured reserve with an ankle injury a week after he rejoined the team as a free agent. Stallworth certainly got the most out of his brief stay on the a
Plenty To Learn FromUpdated Dec 11, 2012 Share TweetThe 49ers squandered a 31-3 lead, but beat the Patriots 41-34. Winning in this fashion could prove quite valuable in the weeks ahead for San Francisco, says Chris Burke.
Patriots Gab Game Ball EditionUpdated Dec 11, 2012 Share TweetIf we were giving out game balls to the best players from Monday Night’s beat down of the Houston Texans then these are the players that are most deserving of it: 1. Tom Brady. He came out sharp and scored 3 touchdowns on the Patriots first three possesSource: patriotsgab.com
Tom Brady is nominated for NFL’s FedEx player through the airUpdated Dec 11, 2012 Share TweetAfter Tom Brady’s 296 passing yards and four tochdown performance is nominated for NFL’s Fedex air player. You can go and help Brady to win the deserving award by heading over to NFL.com and clicking to vote or you can follow the link here >Source: patriotsgab.com
Blogger Blitz: Who should Pats root for?Updated Dec 11, 2012 Share TweetAFC East blogger James Walker talks about who the Patriots should be rooting for if they want to secure home-field advantage.Share TweetIt was one of many plays during the New England Patriots' 42-14 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. But this was the play that got Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fired up the most. In the third quarter, Brady uncharacteristically scrambled …Share TweetReading what people have written about splendid Texans defensive end J.J. Watt from last night's Patriots romp, you'd think New England's line squashed Watt. "Kudos to Dante Scarnecchia and the New England offensive line for keeping Brady so clean,…Source: deadspin.com
Patriots' dominance by the numbersUpdated Dec 11, 2012 Share TweetThe New England Patriots picked up their biggest win of the season by thrashing the Houston Texans, 42-14, Monday at Gillette Stadium. It was a major statement by New England (10-3). Here are some astounding numbers to chew on from Monday's game, courte…Share TweetThe pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.Share TweetA vote in favor of tweaks, not an overhaul, for the Bills. The Dolphins are on pace for the worst four-year stretch in franchise history. Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd didn’t have much to say after his biggest game in a while. Said Jets S Yeremiah Bell, “Source: profootballtalk.comShare TweetDon’t think for a moment the Patriots didn’t notice the letter jackets. Because what they gave the Texans most last night was a lesson in the difference between good and great. “They just taught us how to play championship football,” Texans linebaSource: profootballtalk.comShare TweetAmong the many big plays in the Patriots’ 42-14 destruction of the Texans, a six-yard run by Tom Brady barely registers. But Brady’s run on third-and-5 did extend a Patriots drive, and he was fired up and pumping his fist on the field. Afterward, BradShare TweetQB Tom Brady and WR Brandon Lloyd celebrate after scoring a touchdown. The Monday Night Football game on ESPN tonight was one of the most anticipated games in years featuring two of the best teams in the NFL. It was the Texans top 3 ranked defense going…Share TweetThe Texans made the wrong kind of statement in a 42-14 drubbing by the Patriots. Houston might still claim the AFC's top seed, says Don Banks, but Monday proved who's the real No. 1.
Patriots are the new Super Bowl favoritesUpdated Dec 11, 2012 Share TweetFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In the full deck that is the NFL, Bill Belichick is the Joker and Tom Brady is the Ace of Spades. No NFL contender has this level of elite coaching and elite quarterbacking on the same team. That is what separates the New England Pa…
Fourth and Short: It's Only One Game, HoustonUpdated Dec 11, 2012 Share TweetPatriots-Texans looked like Monday Night Football's most mouthwatering tilt for about 19 minutes of game time last night. By the time New England fini...Source: grantland.com
About Last Night: Patriots Remind Texans They're the PatriotsUpdated Dec 11, 2012 Share TweetIn case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. In a battle of top AFC teams, Tom Brady threw for 296 yar...Source: grantland.com
NFL32OT: Patriots On FireDec 11Episode 235: Antonio Pierce breaks down whether the Patriots offense is unstoppable. Pierre Garcon joins NFL32 to discuss who is the best wide receiver in the NFC East.
Heath Evans' top 5 teamsDec 11Which five teams does Heath Evans believe are the best in the NFL? Find out if there are any surprises in his rankings.
Blogger Blitz: Rooting For The ColtsDec 11AFC East blogger James Walker talks about who the Patriots should be rooting for if they want to secure home-field advantage
Should Patriots Be Super Bowl Favorites?Dec 11Stephen A. Smith, Pierre Garcon and Skip Bayless discuss the big win over the Texans.
Alabama's Nick Saban to Cleveland Browns doesn't add upDec 11Having experienced the unique pressures of the NFL, why would Nick Saban vacate his Alabama throne for Cleveland?
Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 14Dec 11Seattle is a great place to play if you want to grab a double latte or a Pyramid IPA. It's not a great place to play if you want to grab coast-to-coast NFL headlines.
Peter King: Tagliabue ruling points finger at Saints organization, coachesDec 11In vacating the 31 games' worth of player suspensions and fines handed to four players over the Saints' bounty sanctions, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue today, in effect, slammed the Saints' coaching staff and organization for the existence of a…
Do not blame Roger Goodell for New Orleans Saints bounty scandalDec 11Everything that's gone wrong for Saints is fault of man in charge during scandal, Sean Payton, writes Jeffri Chadiha.