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A look back at the 5 games Tom Brady has won in the final minut…

A look back at the 5 games Tom Brady has won in the final minute

11/10/02 at Chicago (Won 33-30)Brady celebrates a 20-yard game-winning TD to David Patten with 21 seconds to play. For throwback Thursday we are honoring Tom Brady’s game winning touchdown with 5 seconds left by looking back at his other 4 come from beh…
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  • Julian Edelman wears “Google Glass” while returning punts to sh…

    Julian Edelman wears “Google Glass” while returning punts to show a unique perspective

    patriotsgab.com Oct 17, 2013
    Patriots WR Julian Edelman wears Google Glass camera around his eye to show what it is like to return punts from his perspective. Patriots punter Ryan Allen punts it to him for the first ever Google Glass punt return.
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  • Jets won't sleep on reconfigured Pats D

    Jets won't sleep on reconfigured Pats D

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Due to injuries, the Jets will face a different Patriots defense in Week 7 than they did in Week 2. Jets center Nick Mangold won’t replay those epic grapples with Vince Wilfork for position in the middle of the field, since the Pat…
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  • Time is right for Rex to end Jets' Pats jinx

    Time is right for Rex to end Jets' Pats jinx

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan is preparing to face the New England Patriots for perhaps the last time. To date, he has earned the opportunity to run Woody Johnson's football team for another year, but he's about to begin a three-game stretch that could…
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  • Jets injury update: Holmes out, Milliner in

    Jets injury update: Holmes out, Milliner in

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As expected, wide receiver Santonio Holmes won't play Sunday against the New England Patriots. Rex Ryan stated the obvious, saying Thursday "it doesn't look good." Holmes, battling a severe hamstring pull, hasn't practice…
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  • Injury report: Connolly limited; Talib and Amendola still DNP

    Injury report: Connolly limited; Talib and Amendola still DNP

    Dan Connolly (concussion) returned to practice, though the man who replaced him against the Saints, Marcus Cannon, was added to the injury report with a shoulder injury.
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  • Gronkowski says he's still 'day to day'

    Gronkowski says he's still 'day to day'

    Rob Gronkowski said, "Nothing has changed," except that he's improving every week.
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  • Patriots Vs Jets: 3 players to watch

    Patriots Vs Jets: 3 players to watch

    patriotsgab.com Oct 17, 2013
    The New England Patriots are heading to New Jersey to take on their division rival the New York Jets on Sunday. The Jets are coming off a horrible loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers where they saw their starting QB throw 2 interceptions and get sacked 3xs …
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  • Ninkovich ready for Jets again

    Ninkovich ready for Jets again

    boston.com Oct 17, 2013
    The Patriots will be the first team Geno Smith gets a second look at, so defensive end Rob Ninkovich said the Jets quarterback can play a big role in Sunday's game.
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  • Double Coverage: Patriots at Jets

    Double Coverage: Patriots at Jets

    ESPN.com Oct 17, 2013
    The New York Jets and New England Patriots renew their heated rivalry Sunday at MetLife Stadium, where the Jets (3-3) hope to jump back into the AFC East race by stealing a much-needed win. The Jets are tired of getting pushed around by the Patriots, ha…
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  • Don Banks: NFL Week 7 picks

    Don Banks: NFL Week 7 picks

    CNNSI.com Oct 17, 2013
    Some weeks you can just smell the upsets brewing. There are very few comfortable picks to be had in Week 7, and it wouldn't shock me at all if the Jets knocked off the hobbled Patriots, the Jaguars stunned the Chargers, and yep, the Colts ended the Bron…
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  • Lester hoping for repeat performance

    Lester hoping for repeat performance

    boston.com Oct 17, 2013
    DETROIT — Jon Lester arrived for a news conference on Wednesday afternoon with his cap pulled down just above his eyes and a serious expression on his face. The lefthander looked ready to pitch a day before he takes the mound.
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  • Patriots place Jerod Mayo on injured reserve

    Patriots place Jerod Mayo on injured reserve

    boston.com Oct 17, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — The middle of the Patriots’ defense took another hit on Wednesday when the stalwart middle linebacker Jerod Mayo, who underwent surgery Tuesday for a torn pectoral muscle, was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
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  • NFLPA files grievances against Patriots on behalf of Aaron Hern…

    NFLPA files grievances against Patriots on behalf of Aaron Hernandez

    boston.com Oct 17, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — The Patriots acted swiftly in cutting Aaron Hernandez after he was arrested in late June. But they didn’t exactly follow protocol in doing so, and the NFL Players Association now is fighting on Hernandez’s behalf to collect money it feels h…
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  • Video - Gang Green Report 02:58

    Gang Green Report

    Oct 17
    Rich Cimini looks ahead to the Jets' Week 7 matchup against the Patriots.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T.: Diminishing Defense 05:56

    Reiss' P.A.T.: Diminishing Defense

    Oct 17
    Mike Reiss delivers the latest news from Gillette Stadium, catches up with safety Steve Gregory, and answers your Twitter questions.
  • Video - Preview: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets 03:34

    Preview: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets

    Oct 17
    NFL Films previews the Week 7 matchup between the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.
  • Video - Gronkowski Remains Day-To-Day 00:42

    Gronkowski Remains Day-To-Day

    Oct 17
    Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says nothing has changed and his status is still day-to-day.

Sports Columnists

  • The Heir Apparent

    Oct 17
    The Heir Apparent
  • Don Banks: NFL Week 7 picks

    Oct 17
    Some weeks you can just smell the upsets brewing. There are very few comfortable picks to be had in Week 7, and it wouldn't shock me at all if the Jets knocked off the hobbled Patriots, the Jaguars stunned the Chargers, and yep, the Colts ended the Bron…
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 7 -- John Clayton's First and 10

    Oct 17
    John Clayton's First and 10: Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan are among the star QBs coping with injury-depleted receiving corps.