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  • Patriots lead AFC East in Pro Bowl voting

    Patriots lead AFC East in Pro Bowl voting

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    Winning and popularity often go hand and hand. Want proof? Look no further than the NFL Pro Bowl voting. The reigning AFC champion New England Patriots are dominating the fan voting from the division. They have two of the top-seven players overall in qu…
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  • Deion Branch is back with the Patriots

    Deion Branch is back with the Patriots

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    When the Patriots placed wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth on injured reserve Tuesday, there were reports that Deion Branch would be heading back to town to take his place on the roster. Everything has gone exactly as expected. The Patriots announced that
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  • Next up for Patriots: Blocking Aldon Smith

    Next up for Patriots: Blocking Aldon Smith

    ESPN.com Dec 12, 2012
    The New England Patriots spent a lot of time focusing on how to keep Houston Texans sackmaster J.J. Watt away from quarterback Tom Brady. The Patriots did a solid job of holding Watt sackless for the first time in four games during a 42-14 blowout victo…
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  • The Year In Gronk: Rob Gronkowski is what would happen if Dr. F…

    The Year In Gronk: Rob Gronkowski is what would happen if Dr. Franke…

    deadspin.com Dec 12, 2012
    Rob Gronkowski is what would happen if Dr. Frankenstein created a monster, but instead of blood, the doctor filled his veins with Keystone Light. Here are some of the best Gronk stories from this past year. More »
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  • Examining the Rob Gronkowski dilemma

    Examining the Rob Gronkowski dilemma

    The New England Patriots (10-3) may have a surprise return Sunday when they host the San Francisco 49ers (9-3-1). Shalise Manza-Young of the Boston Globe reports Patriots Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski (arm) will try to practice this week. Based on h…
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  • Wednesday morning one-liners

    Wednesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Dec 12, 2012
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick is pleased with the way CB Aqib Talib has played since arriving from Tampa. The Bills have just two running backs on the 53-man roster, C.J. Spiller and Tashard Choice, but coach Chan Gailey says FB Corey McIntyre can play …
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  • Patriots Place WR Donte’ Stallworth on IR After One Game

    Patriots Place WR Donte’ Stallworth on IR After One Game

    patriotsgab.com Dec 12, 2012
    The Patriots have placed wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth on injured reserve with an ankle injury. The move on Tuesday ended his season after just one game, a 42-14 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night in which he scored on his only reception, a 6
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: 49ers at Patriots 01:47

    Blogger Blitz: 49ers at Patriots

    Dec 12
    NFC West blogger Mike Sando previews this week's game between the 49ers and Patriots
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: SF-NE 01:06

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: SF-NE

    Dec 12
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the 49ers-Patriots
  • Video - Boston Hot Button: Are the Patriots Super Bowl Favorites? 06:16

    Boston Hot Button: Are the Patriots Super Bowl Favorites?

    Dec 12
    Steven A. Smith and Skip Bayless debate whether the New England Patriots should be considered Super Bowl favorites.
  • Video - Woodson's Top Five MVP Candidates 02:28

    Woodson's Top Five MVP Candidates

    Dec 12
    Darren Woodson ranks his top five candidates for the NFL MVP.

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  • Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, skipped team's most …

    Dec 12
    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's one-game team suspension is for not attending last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers, according to a multiple sources.