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Brandon Spikes fined 21K for illegal blindside block

Brandon Spikes fined 21K for illegal blindside block

Earlier this week, Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was asked about his aggressive nature on the field. “Absolutely. A lot of guys, they know the new rules. I don’t think I’ve done anything illegal,” Spikes said, via the Patriots website. “I”
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  • Gronkowski, Hernandez among 12 questionable Patriots

    Gronkowski, Hernandez among 12 questionable Patriots

    On Friday morning, we shared a report that Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was a “virtual certainty” to miss Sunday’s game against the Broncos. The Patriots haven’t ruled him out yet, though. Hernandez was back on the practice field Friday and
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  • In other fake news, Michael Vick breaks both his legs

    In other fake news, Michael Vick breaks both his legs

    yahoo.com Oct 5, 2012
    Bad news, Eagles fans: According to a report from Global Associated News, Michael Vick has broken both legs in a Philadelphia car accident! The accident involved Vick and a 76-year-old female driver, and further details will be forthcoming. In an eerie …
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  • Final Word: AFC East

    Final Word: AFC East

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5: Reclaiming Gillette Stadium: Sunday marks the first home game since the New England Patriots were upset at Gillette Stadium in Week 2 by the Arizona Cardinals. The Patriots entered that game 35-1 in their previous…
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  • Archie Manning: Peyton, Brady will enjoy rivalry more later

    Archie Manning: Peyton, Brady will enjoy rivalry more later

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have downplayed the significance of their personal rivalry this week, saying it’s more about the Broncos and the Patriots. But Archie Manning said he wished he’d have been able to have had something similar in his day, and
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  • Friday morning one-liners

    Friday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Bills need more consistency from DT Marcell Dareus. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin is looking forward to getting DT Tony McDaniel back in the lineup. Said Patriots RB Brandon Bolden, “Last week happened, now we’re getting ready for Denver. You know, j
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  • Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlight

    Week 5 Matchups: Ryan and Griffin Grab Spotlight

    nytimes.com Oct 5, 2012
    The top games this weekend feature a classic quarterback matchup (Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning) and meeting of top young quarterbacks (Matt Ryan vs. Robert Griffin III).
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  • Video - NFL32OT: From Worst To Best 03:11

    NFL32OT: From Worst To Best

    Oct 5
    Episode 201: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the success of the NFC West. Damien Woody breaks down facing Peyton Manning. The NFL crew discuss whether the Dolphins can stop A.J. Green.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Broncos vs. Patriots 04:53

    'Playbook': Broncos vs. Patriots

    Oct 5
    Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger and Donovan McNabb break down the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots' Week 5 matchup, featuring two old rivals in Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
  • Video - Patriots' ground game 02:13

    Patriots' ground game

    Oct 5
    Charley Casserly explains how important the New England Patriots running game is to their offense and what to expect against the Denver Broncos.
  • Video - Lloyd talks Patriots' offense 05:04

    Lloyd talks Patriots' offense

    Oct 5
    New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon Lloyd joins "Around the League" to talk about his connection with quarterback Tom Brady and where the Patriots' offense are headed this season.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.