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Patriots' offense to be tested by league's top 'D'

Patriots' offense to be tested by league's top 'D'

CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 8, 2012
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots set team records last season for first downs and yards gained.
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  • Wes Welker Had To Explain His Joke To A Bunch Of People Who Kne…

    Wes Welker Had To Explain His Joke To A Bunch Of People Who Knew He Was Joking

    Wes Welker had an excellent game against the Broncos on Sunday, catching 13 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. He also did something after the game that caught people's attention. During a postgame interview with CSNNE, Welker said, "It's defini…
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  • Former Pats RB Faulk to announce retirement

    Former Pats RB Faulk to announce retirement

    Free agent running back Kevin Faulk, who spent his entire 13-year career with the New England Patriots, will announce his retirement on Tuesday, the team announced.
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  • That Sure Looks Like A Pair Of Vicious Hickeys On Rob Gronkowsk…

    That Sure Looks Like A Pair Of Vicious Hickeys On Rob Gronkowski's Neck

    deadspin.com Oct 8, 2012
    The Patriots tight end didn't have the best game yesterday, reeling in just four catches for 35 yards. But the picture above suggests that Gronk had himself a time earlier in the weekend. More »
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  • Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    Reggie Wayne may be the NFL’s biggest bargain

    yahoo.com Oct 8, 2012
    With the removal of three wide receivers who received the franchise tag - Dwayne Bowe of the Kansas City Chiefs, Wes Welker of the New England Patriots and DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles - and the Buffalo Bills keeping Steve Johnson off the
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  • QBR: Brady and Tannehill thrive

    QBR: Brady and Tannehill thrive

    ESPN.com Oct 8, 2012
    The 2012 season continues to be a wild one in the AFC East. Every team in the division has a least two victories and two defeats. The division went 2-1 on Sunday. The New York Jets still have to play on "Monday Night Football" against the unde…
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  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, …

    Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriots

    CNNSI.com Oct 8, 2012
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory? 02:00

    NFL32OT: Can Kolb Lead The Cardinals To Victory?

    Oct 8
    Episode 202: Steve Young breaks down Kevin Kolb's performance this season. The NFL32 crew discuss the Patriots' big win over the Broncos.
  • Video - Hot Button: 2007 Or 2012? 02:15

    Hot Button: 2007 Or 2012?

    Oct 8
    ESPN's Eric Allen on if this year's Patriots offense is better than the team's in 2007.
  • Video - Patriots Offense Dynamic 01:01

    Patriots Offense Dynamic

    Oct 8
    Ron Jaworski breaks down New England's dynamic and well-balanced offense.
  • Video - Grading Peyton's Performance 06:58

    Grading Peyton's Performance

    Oct 8
    Stephen A. Smith thinks Peyton Manning's final statistics against the Patriots were exceptional, but Peyton wasn't consistent enough throughout the game.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Peter King: Arians, Colts keep beloved Pagano close to heart in stirring w…

    Oct 8
    There are a lot of stories in the naked city this morning -- the Brees ascension over the great Unitas, the 49ers playing like the '66 Packers, the air being let out of the Buffalo Counterfeit Bills, Eric Winston in a rage, Wes Welker with a needle, Chi…
  • Don Banks: Broncos were prepared mentally, but not physically, for Patriot…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- After another loss to New England was in the books -- their third in the span of 10 games, including last season's playoffs -- Champ Bailey and the rest of his Broncos teammates found the repetition of it all a little wearing.
  • Don Banks: No shortage of heroes in Colts' inspiring tribute win; more Sna…

    Oct 8
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of an offensively sloppy but memorable Week 5 in the NFL....