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Patriots 'not optimistic' Gronk will play in Week 4

Patriots 'not optimistic' Gronk will play in Week 4

CNNSI.com profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 26, 2013
Patriots 'not optimistic' Gronk will play in Week 4
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  • Scouting the Falcons: Q&A with Cover 32 lead Falcons Column…

    Scouting the Falcons: Q&A with Cover 32 lead Falcons Columnist Mike Byers

    patriotsgab.com Sep 26, 2013
    Today we hear from Cover 32 lead Falcons columnist Mike Byers as we get set for the Sunday night game in Atlanta. Byers gives us his insight into the Falcons and the upcoming game against the Patriots. 1. Roddy White has been dealing with an ankle injur…
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  • Vollmer and playing-time incentives

    Vollmer and playing-time incentives

    It's too soon to know whether right tackle Sebastian Vollmer's will be available for Sunday night's game in Atlanta, but we know now that he's dealing with a foot injury that kept him off the practice field on Wednesday and Thursday. The Patriots hope t…
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  • Week 4 NFL picks: Boston.com's Zuri Berry makes his NFL picks f…

    Week 4 NFL picks: Boston.com's Zuri Berry makes his NFL picks for W…

    boston.com Sep 26, 2013
    Boston.com's Zuri Berry makes his NFL picks for Week 4 against the spread.
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  • Map: The Long Summer Of Gronk

    Map: The Long Summer Of Gronk

    deadspin.com Sep 26, 2013
    Rob Gronkowski played his last game for the Patriots on Jan. 13, breaking his arm in a playoff win against the Texans. A week later, New England was eliminated from the playoffs and Gronkowksi was once again free to roam the Earth. The Summer of Gronk h…
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  • Tom Brady blames himself, not new receivers, for offensive woes

    Tom Brady blames himself, not new receivers, for offensive woes

    profootballtalk.com Sep 26, 2013
    The Patriots are 3-0, but they’re winning more with defense and special teams than with the offense, which ranks 17th in the NFL in yards and 22nd in the NFL in points. But Tom Brady says that’s not the fault of the team’s new receiving corps. Instead, …
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Sep 26, 2013
    The Bills are still adjusting to their up-tempo offense, at least on the defensive side of the ball The Dolphins can’t avoid the reality that Monday’s game against the Saints carries a little extra weight. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he doesn…
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  • Penalty watch: Patriots vs. Falcons

    Penalty watch: Patriots vs. Falcons

    ESPN.com Sep 26, 2013
    (Every Thursday leading off the day, we'll explore the New England Patriots' penalty breakdown in comparison with the team's opponent, while adding a few league-wide stats.) Total penalties: 17 Total accepted penalties: 13 (only 5 teams have fewer) Falc…
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  • Patriots defense playing well, but next three games will provid…

    Patriots defense playing well, but next three games will provide challenge

    boston.com Sep 26, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH — The 2013 season has seen a bit of a role reversal for the Patriots. They’re winning, as usual, but the offense has been struggling while the defense has been downright dominant.
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: NE-ATL 00:44

    Countdown Daily Prediction: NE-ATL

    Sep 26
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for New England at Atlanta.
  • Video - Preview: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons 02:51

    Preview: New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons

    Sep 26
    NFL Films previews the Week 4 matchup between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Video - Inside Edge: Patriots at Falcons 00:57

    Inside Edge: Patriots at Falcons

    Sep 26
    ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando delivers some stats to help you make your pick for New England at Atlanta.

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