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Jets Insider: Patriots hardly running away with AFC East
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THE PATRIOTS have been the sole proprietor of the AFC East since what feels like the beginning of time. Jets fans thinking their team was headed to the playoffs this year assumed it would be via the wild card.Upvote Share Tweet
So what’s wrong with Tom Brady? A former teammate says the real question is what’s wrong with the guys around him. “Tom Brady can still play,” NBC’s Rodney Harrison told WEEI in Boston on Tuesday, via ESPN.com. “But when you surround him — there’s a rea…Upvote Share TweetWhen reporters asked Patriots coach Bill Belichick about a burgeoning quarterback controversy, he shouldn’t have scoffed. He should have been grateful. The focus on Tom Brady has kept many from looking at the guy squarely responsible for the current sta…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoIn The Terminator, it was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s robot from the future who said “I’ll be back” while trying to stop Sarah Connor from becoming the mother of mankind’s future savior John Connor. We’re not sure if fullback John Conner, dubbed “The Termin…Upvote Share Tweet
Film review: Foul ups, bleeps and blundersESPN.com 14 hours agoOne last look back at the New York Jets' 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions: Picking on Harris: When a team has a rough day defending the pass, the blame usually falls on the cornerbacks. The Lions beat cornerback Antonio Allen for the biggest play of the …Upvote Share Tweet
Bengals think Vontaze Burfict can return from concussion this weekprofootballtalk.com 17 hours agoThe Bengals are back from their bye week and readying their preparations for Sunday’s attempt to extend their winning streak to four games against the Patriots on Sunday night. Part of that process will involve doctors taking a look at linebacker Vontaz…Upvote Share TweetA weekly look at what the New York Jets must fix: The Jets are into the "Missiles of October" portion of their schedule, as they face Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in an 11-day span. Unfortunately for the Jets, they're hitting th…Upvote Share Tweet
The Film Don't Lie: PatriotsA weekly look at what the New England Patriots must fix: There are a lot of choices this week after an uninspiring performance Monday night, and with the 3-0 Cincinnati Bengals coming to town, struggles on run defense must be rectified. It's not so much…Upvote Share TweetA weekly look at what the Buffalo Bills must fix: After watching film Monday, Bills coach Doug Marrone already made the biggest change that he could make to his team, benching starting quarterback EJ Manuel. Backup Kyle Orton will start Sunday against t…Upvote Share Tweet
Chiefs Fan Celebrates By Faux-Face-Fucking Nearby Patriots Fandeadspin.com 18 hours agoAs the Chiefs drubbed the Patriots last night, Grant Hinkle, a poker player and Kansas City fan, rubbed it in the face of a Pats fan sitting next to him. He had a series of celebrations planned out.Read more...Upvote Share TweetHusain Abdullah should not have received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty after dropping to his knees and bowing in prayer following a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown during the Kansas City Chiefs' 41-14 victory over the New England Patriot…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoThe Jets made some moves to shake up their receiving corps on Monday. Fourth-round pick Jalen Saunders was dumped from the roster so the team could sign former Bills third-rounder T.J. Graham and the team announced a bit later in the day that they have …Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 20 hours agoBills RB Fred Jackson said he stands behind coach Doug Marrone’s decision to bench QB EJ Manuel. The Dolphins are still looking for consistency. Said Patriots DT Vince Wilfork of Monday’s loss to the Chiefs, “We took one on the chin. They beat us like w…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 21 hours agoA report over the weekend that the University of Michigan was interested in Ravens coach John Harbaugh as a potential replacement for Brady Hoke was answered by another report that Harbaugh wasn’t interested in the job. Harbaugh delivered the same messa…Upvote Share TweetThe Seahawks and Chiefs are no longer division rivals, but they do keep going back and forth at each other. Via Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star, the Chiefs took back the record for loudest outdoor stadium during last night’s thrashing of the Patrio…Upvote Share TweetPerhaps the Kansas City Chiefs gave their neighbors across the parking lot a little bit of inspiration with their impassioned performance against New England.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Sep 30 (yesterday)In the wake of the firing of head coach Dennis Allen Monday night, one of the most logical choices for an interim replacement was assistant head coach and offensive line coach Tony Sparano. Sparano served four years as head coach of the Miami Dolphins f…Upvote Share Tweet
'Unfamiliar territory' for PatriotsESPN.com Sep 30 (yesterday)Observed and heard in the locker room after the New England Patriots' 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs: A different type of loss: Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, one of the team's captains, said simply: "They beat us like we stole something.&q…Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Sep 30 (yesterday)Alex Smith completely outplayed three-times Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady while Jamaal Charles grabbed three touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs hammered the New England Patriots 41-14 on Monday.Upvote Share Tweet
Are the New England Patriots in trouble?Sep 30Former New England Patriots Heath Evans and Willie McGinest break down what has been troubling the New England Patriots and what they need to do to bounce back after their tough Week 4 loss.
Are the New England Patriots still a contender?Sep 30NFL Media's Brian Baldinger breaks down the game footage of the Patriots vs. Chiefs and exposes some of New England's weaknesses and areas where they must improve. Do they still have all the pieces to get to the playoffs?
Why Rex Ryan Hasn't Benched Geno Smith?Sep 30Stephen A. Smith and the "First Take" crew debate why the Jets have not benched Geno Smith. Just look to the GM, John Idzik.
Patriots' Dynasty Over?Sep 30Mike Greenberg, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Patriots' recent woes and if New England's run as an elite team is over.
The Post-E.J. Period Begins—AlreadySep 30The Post-E.J. Period Begins—Already
Week 4 Twitter MailbagSep 30Read the Rest of Peter King’s Week 4 Mailbag Why we devoted a page of the Monday Morning Quarterback to Derek Jeter. Plus, the Saints’ road troubles, Cam Newton’s body language, and the future of the Titans Read Peter King’s On Further Review Column Who…
One Giant DiscoverySep 30One of the things that’s fun about the NFL is the invention of new stars. Well, sometimes they’re not stars, but just players who pop up and all of a sudden, within a week or two, they’re irreplaceable. This year, Justin Forsett of the Ravens is one of …
The Week 4 MailbagSep 30Many of you responded—negatively, almost exclusively—to the section of my column on Monday devoted to NFL people talking about Derek Jeter. So, because I like to try to explain much of what I do and why I do it to you in this forum, give me a few senten…