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CNNSI.com Updated Nov 17, 2012
Peyton Manning may be gone, but thanks to Andrew Luck the Colts' rivalry with Tom Brady and the Patriots is back on. Chris Burke weighs in on the NFL's newest QB duel and more.
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  • Bill O’Brien refuses to say if he’ll consider NFL jobs

    Bill O’Brien refuses to say if he’ll consider NFL jobs

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    Bill O’Brien, who quit his job as the Patriots’ offensive coordinator to become the head coach at Penn State this year, is a strong candidate for the national coach of the year award in college football. The Penn State team, which could have fallen ap
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  • Patriots Gab Edition: Matt Elam Potential Draft Prospect

    Patriots Gab Edition: Matt Elam Potential Draft Prospect

    patriotsgab.com Nov 17, 2012
    Matt Elam is a strong safety who plays for the Florida Gators. He wears number 22 and is a Junior so there is a chance he stays another year at Florida but since he is ranked as the number one ss coming out of college this year there is a good chance he…
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  • Patriots activate CB Aqib Talib

    Patriots activate CB Aqib Talib

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    Newly acquired Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib will make his New England debut Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots announced Saturday evening that they have activated the talented but troubled cornerback. New England worked out a trade wi…
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  • Patriots cut Deion Branch, call up Greg Salas

    Patriots cut Deion Branch, call up Greg Salas

    profootballtalk.com Nov 17, 2012
    The Patriots have made a move to get younger at wide receiver. New England today released veteran Deion Branch and brought Greg Salas up to the 53-man roster from the practice squad, Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports. Salas was a 2011 fourth-round draft p…
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  • Source: Patriots TE Hernandez 'unlikely' to play

    Source: Patriots TE Hernandez 'unlikely' to play

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    A source said Saturday that Hernandez is "unlikely" to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
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  • Early draft primer: Buffalo Bills

    Early draft primer: Buffalo Bills

    ESPN.com Nov 17, 2012
    Because of another down year in the division, it appears the New England Patriots are the only team vying for a playoff spot. So the AFC East blog is getting a head start on the 2013 offseason with an early draft primer. Next up we preview Buffalo’s off
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  • Video - Who has the edge?: Colts vs. Patriots 02:06

    Who has the edge?: Colts vs. Patriots

    Nov 17
    Willie McGinest and Shaun O'Hara break down who has the edge in one of this week's marquee matchups as the Indianapolis Colts take on the New England Patriots.
  • Video - Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck rekindling Colts-Patriots rivalry 03:28

    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck rekindling Colts-Patriots rivalry

    Nov 17
    The Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots have one of the most heated rivalries in football over the last decade. But, last year was an exception and Peyton Manning missed the game and the 2011 season. Now, with quarterback Andrew Luck at the …