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  • Rob Gronkowski's production is up, but so is punishment the Patriots' tight end is receiving

    NBC Sports Boston "Rob Gronkowski had his second-best game of the season on Sunday with eight catches for 107 yards and a touchdown. The best? That was the opener against Houston when he had seven catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. The common denominator in both..." December 10

  • Kenyan Drake: I Screwed Up In 'Miami Miracle' ... I Need That Ball Back!

    TMZ "Kenyan Drake is admitting he REALLY screwed up in the "Miami Miracle" on Sunday ... 'cause of the historic football he threw into the stands -- he says he needs that thing back! After the Dolphins RB pulled off the most improbable TD of the season -- completing a 69-yard..." December 10

  • Nick Mullens' first 5 starts were better than Tom Brady's

    USA Today "It’s only a five-game sample size, but 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens is on pace to be statistically better than Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Here are Tom Brady’s stats through his first five starts for New England in 2001. 99-of-159 (62.3 percent), 1,023..." December 10

  • Tom Brady again blames himself on ill-timed sack before halftime

    247 Sports "Tom Brady is looking in the mirror when it comes to New England's gaff of coming up with zero points while on the doorstep of the end zone prior to halftime of their eventual heartbreaking loss to the Dolphins. While on the Miami two-yard line, Brady took an ill-timed sacked that allowed..." December 10

  • Patriots are most-hated NFL team, per Twitter data

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots are one win away from hitting double digits for the 16th consecutive season and have the only real dynasty going in the NFL right now. Since Tom Brady and Bill Belichick started working together, the Patriots have won five Super Bowls in eight tries —..." December 10

  • Bill Belichick points finger at self, explains call to use Rob Gronkowski

    ESPN "New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick pointed the finger at himself for the team's uncharacteristic breakdown on the Miami Dolphins' game-ending 69-yard touchdown, among other struggles, while explaining his decision to put tight end Rob Gronkowski on the field in place of safety..." December 10

  • Tom Brady Has ‘Zero Concern’ After Injury Scare Prompted By Knee Brace Issue

    NESN "A potential doomsday scenario for the New England Patriots went largely unnoticed during Sunday’s telecast. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has bounced on and off the injury report with a knee injury the last couple of weeks, so the collective heart of Patriots fans..." December 10

  • Danny Amendola, Stephon Gilmore active for Dolphins-Patriots

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Danny Amendola will be back in the lineup for the Dolphins when they welcome his former team to Miami on Sunday afternoon. Amendola missed last Sunday’s win over the Bills with a knee injury, but he was able to work in practice this week in a limited fashion. He..." December 09

  • Tom Brady admits to huge mental mistake in loss to Dolphins

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Brady made an uncharacteristic mistake in the New England Patriots’ loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and admitted after the game that he simply made a mental error. The Patriots got the ball at the Miami 15 with 30 seconds left before halftime following a tipped/blocked..." December 09

  • Tannehill knew “Boise” would work when it was down to Drake vs. Gronkowski

    Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins have a walkoff win for the ages on Sunday when a multi-lateral play delivered a 69-yard touchdown from running back Kenyan Drake that turned a 33-28 deficit into a 34-33 victory. After the game, quarterback Ryan Tannehill discussed the play by phone with PFT. Tannehill..." December 09

  • Rob Gronkowski: I have to make tackle on Kenyan Drake

    ESPN "It was a Miami miracle. With their playoff hopes hanging on by a slim thread, the Dolphins called a last-ditch hook-and-ladder play named "Boise." Two pitches, a cross-field zigzag and Kenyan Drake outrunning a stumbling Rob Gronkowski for a touchdown as time expired..." December 09

  • Tom Brady Becomes NFL’s All-Time Leader In Touchdown Passes

    CBS Boston "Another week, another record for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. With a second-quarter touchdown pass to Julian Edelman on Sunday afternoon against the Dolphins, Brady is now the all-time leader in touchdown passes — regular season and postseason combined — surpassing..." December 09

  • Tom Brady still on pace to earn none of his new incentives

    Pro Football Talk "No, Tom Brady doesn’t need the money. Yes, the contract term that would give him up to $5 million in extra  pay on performance is nevertheless important to him, otherwise he wouldn’t have taken the time to add it to his deal. Through 75 percent of the season, the..." December 09

  • Tom Brady has an interesting theory on why the Patriots always seem to struggle in Miami

    ESPN "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a 7-9 career record in Miami, his most road losses against any team -- a statistic that he acknowledged Friday while saying he doesn’t think it will have any impact on this year's game there. “The reality is that none of..." December 08

  • Reporter pumps brakes on Josh McDaniels leaving Patriots

    Larry Brown Sports "Josh McDaniels has been listed as a potential candidate for the Green Bay Packers’ head coaching vacancy, but one NFL reporter says we need to pump the brakes on that rumor. FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer appeared on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Friday and reminded..." December 08

  • NFL Insider says Josh McDaniels is most connected coach to Green Bay Packers

    Clutch Points "As the Green Bay Packers prepare for the last four games of their 2018 schedule, questions are swirling about who their next head coach will be. After making the decision to fire Mike McCarthy following last week’s embarrassing loss to the Arizona Cardinals, the Packers are..." December 07

  • Rob Gronkowski admits he hasn't been as effective as he would like

    NBC Sports Boston "Rob Gronkowski is coming off of one of his rockier performances in recent memory. Because he didn't meet with reporters after his team's 24-10 win over the Vikings last weekend, his first time speaking to the media since then came on Friday afternoon.  Though he was..." December 07

  • Josh Gordon credits Tom Brady with aiding success: 'I look up to the guy'

    ESPN "When the New England Patriots acquired wide receiver Josh Gordon from the Cleveland Browns in mid-September, they put his locker directly next to quarterback Tom Brady's, and Gordon credits the connection between them as a key factor in helping him..." December 07

  • Josh Gordon credits Tom Brady with helping him succeed: 'I look up to the guy'

    ESPN "When the New England Patriots acquired wide receiver Josh Gordon from the Cleveland Browns in mid-September, they put his locker directly next to quarterback Tom Brady's, and Gordon credits the connection between them as a key factor in helping him succeed. "It's good to..." December 06

  • Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski off injury report

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots listed their quarterback and tight end as limited in practice Wednesday, but both were removed from the injury report Thursday. Tom Brady was listed with a knee Wednesday, and Rob Gronkowski with ankle and back ailments. Brady has played all but 14 snaps this..." December 06

  • Tedy Bruschi skeptical Josh McDaniels would work with Packers

    247 Sports "The hot rumor surrounding the NFL and specifically the New England Patriots is the possibility of Josh McDaniels heading to Green Bay to coach the Packers in the wake of the firing of Mike McCarthy.  There has been plenty of smoke surrounding this potential hiring in..." December 06

  • Patriots have not set themselves up well for life after Rob Gronkowski

    WEEI Boston "Everyone always talks about life without Tom Brady, but what about life without Rob Gronkowski? This is a very real thing as with all that has happened with the 29-year-old over the past year, it’s more likely than not that he will not be in a Patriots uniform beyond this..." December 06

  • Kraft ‘flattered’ teams want McDaniels

    Boston Herald "Josh McDaniels is once again at the forefront of most NFL head coaching rumors. How does Patriots owner Robert Kraft feel about having his offensive coordinator at the top of the list, especially after opening up the purse strings and making him the highest paid coordinator just..." December 05

  • Josh McDaniels favored to become next Packers head coach

    NBC Sports Boston "When it was reported last month that Josh McDaniels had interest in head coaching opportunities, many speculated the Packers could be a good landing spot for the Patriots offensive coordinator. Now that Mike McCarthy has been sent packing (no pun intended), it's starting to..." December 04

  • Rob Gronkowski reportedly still dealing with 'rigors of The Patriot Way'

    WEEI Boston "Last week against the Jets, Rob Gronkowski looked like a different player -- not only with his first touchdown catch since Week 1, but a player who was having fun. A few weeks ago, Gronkowski admitted it's been a tough season for him because of all the injuries..." December 03

  • What would a Josh McDaniels candidacy look like to replace Packers' Mike McCarthy?

    Yahoo! Sports "With Mike McCarthy out for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, a new question will orbit the franchise for the next month or two: Could New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels be the next man in? A handful of NFL assistant coaches have..." December 03

  • Bill Belichick addresses Josh Gordon's reduced role in Week 13

    247 Sports "Josh Gordon was a bit quieter than many anticipated he would be in New England's win over the Vikings on Sunday.  The receiver wasn't targeted at all throughout the first half and most of the third quarter. Gordon came alive with around two minutes left in the third..." December 03

  • Tom Brady Refused To Step Backwards On A Kneel Down To Keep His 1,000 Yard Rushing Milestone

    Uproxx "Tom Brady added another accomplishment to his already impressive resume on Sunday. In the Patriots 24-10 victory over the Vikings, Brady managed to snag enough yards to finally reach 1000 career rushing yards. The usually statuesque Brady isn’t known for using his legs very often, aside..." December 03

  • Why did Bill Belichick tell Adam Thielen to ‘shut the f*** up’?

    SB Nation "New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick had some not so nice words for Minnesota Vikingsreceiver Adam Thielen in the fourth quarter of their Week 13 matchup. Shortly after Belichick challenged a play, he was shown on the FOX broadcast yelling at Thielen. You..." December 03

  • Trent Brown Has Weight, Patriots’ Blind Side, Future Under Control

    NESN "Trent Brown’s paycheck should soon match his stature. The New England Patriots massive left tackle is an athletic freak. At nearly 6-foot-9 and 365 pounds, Brown looks like an 18-wheeler but peels out of his stance like a Range Rover. One scout told, “There..." December 02

  • Tom Brady finally reaches 1,000 career rushing yards

    Yahoo! Sports "Tom Brady, the eternal quarterback for the New England Patriots, has finally reached a career milestone that’s been very important to him. He’s the first player in NFL history to hit 1,000 rushing yards in his 18th season or later. Brady reached the milestone Sunday with a..." December 02

  • Crotch grab results in cash grab from Cordarrelle Patterson

    WEEI Boston "While Cordarrelle Patterson wasn't penalized for grabbing the crotch of Jets defensive end Henry Anderson last weekend, he was apparently fined. According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Patterson has been fined $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct. " December 02

  • Tom Brady explains the one problem he’s noticed with his game as he’s gotten older

    CBS Sports "If you've watched Tom Brady over the past few years, you've probably noticed there aren't a lot of flaws in his game.  At age 41, the Patriots quarterback is coming off an MVP season in 2017 where he led New England to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years...." December 01

  • Rex Burkhead will boost Patriots offense

    Boston Herald "In his brief tenure with the Patriots, Rex Burkhead has battled two knee injuries, an injury to his ribs, and a concussion. But a neck injury suffered in a Week 3 loss to the Lions was the first that would lead to a long-term absence. “It’s not fun, for..." November 30

  • No injury designations for Tom Brady or Rob Gronkowski

    Yahoo! Sports "Quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski both appeared on the Patriots injury report this week as limited participants in practice, but there’s no uncertainty about their status for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. Neither Brady nor Gronkowski was given an..." November 30

  • Tom Brady looking to help California fire victim

    CBS Boston "A Patriots fan living in California who says he lost everything in a wildfire got a special shout out from Tom Brady. Christian Holland said the only thing he was able to save before the “Camp Fire” destroyed his home was his Brady jersey. Christian posted a..." November 30

  • Rob Gronkowski returns to Patriots injury report

    NESN "New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was healthy for one day at least. Gronkowski was back on the Patriots’ injury report Thursday with back and ankle ailments after he was removed from the list Wednesday. Gronkowski’s ankle first showed up on the injury..." November 29

  • Josh Gordon finds it different and exciting to play meaningful late season games

    ESPN "The New England Patriots are in a familiar position as the calendar turns to December, comfortably atop the AFC East and looking to make a deep run into the postseason. But for receiver Josh Gordon, this is all new. “It’s different, that’s for sure,”..." November 29

  • Can the Patriots count on injury prone Rex Burkhead?

    NBC Sports Boston "The Patriots have at least six games remaining in the 2018 season. Whether they can add a game or two to that total and get to the Conference Championship and/or Super Bowl largely depends on their running game. And their running game depends on two players who – while talented..." November 28

  • Patriots Are Using Cordarrelle Patterson ‘Much Better’ Than Vikings Did, Ex-Coach Says

    NESN "Cordarrelle Patterson earned two first-team All-Pro nods as a kick returner during his four seasons in Minnesota, but he never developed into the offensive game-changer the Vikings hoped he’d be when they drafted him 29th overall in 2013. Mike Zimmer accepted responsibility for..." November 28

  • Rob Gronkowski's return benefits ground game as much as passing

    Boston Herald "The strange rush to stick a fork in an athlete’s career has been around forever, probably since the first Olympic Games in 760 B.C. Shortly after the footrace concluded, no doubt a witness uttered words that won’t ever leave sports culture: “He’s..." November 28

  • How long until an NFL quarterback has a 100 percent completion day?

    SB Nation "Before Sunday, no player had ever thrown more than 10 passes in an NFL game and finished with a completion percentage over 95. In Week 12, it happened twice. First, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers completed 28 of his 29 passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns..." November 28

  • After injuring knee vs Tennessee, Tom Brady hopes he's "turned the corner"

    NBC Sports Boston "First, Tom Brady popped up on the injury report last week with a knee issue. Then he didn't practice Friday due to both illness and his knee problem. And on Sunday, he suffered a cut on his right thumb against the Jets. But the Patriots quarterback gave a..." November 27

  • Sony Michel stresses Patriots’ desire to play physical football after career performance against Jets

    Pats Pulpit "When the New England Patriots selected Georgia running back Sony Michel with the 31st pick of this year’s draft, they invested in a player that came with plenty of promise and upside but his fair share of questions as well — mostly related to the position he..." November 26

  • Patriots Activate Rex Burkhead From IR

    Pro Football Rumors "New England’s backfield will soon be the deepest it’s been since the start of this season. Rex Burkhead will likely be in uniform Sunday after the Patriots activated him from IR, Field Yates of tweets. " November 26

  • The Patriots aren't what they used to be, but continue to find ways to win

    NBC Sports Boston "The Patriots are 8-3 and – thanks to the Steelers’ gag job in Denver – are the second seed in the AFC right now. With the head-to-head win over Kansas City in their back pocket, all they have to do to get home field in the AFC is take care of their business and wait..." November 26

  • Jets’ Henry Anderson Apparently Didn’t Feel Cordarrelle Patterson Grab His Groin

    NESN "When Cordarrelle Patterson appeared to grab Henry Anderson’s groin late in the New England Patriots’ win over the New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, a number of questions arose. Why did Patterson feel the need to squeeze a man’s private parts? Did..." November 26

  • Cordarrelle Patterson caught grabbing Henry Anderson’s crotch

    247 Sports ""Ball security is job security" is what coaches say, right? Well, maybe in this instance Cordarrelle Patterson may not want to take that term so literally.  With a little over 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter of New England's eventual 27-13 win over the Jets at..." November 25

  • Josh McDaniels once again a hot head-coaching candidate despite pulling out of Colts job

    CBS Sports "Longtime Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is expected to draw considerable interest for head-coaching openings again this season despite his pulling out of the Colts job last winter just before the press conference to formally introduce him. McDaniels, who served..." November 25

  • Patriots quarterback Tom Brady surprises nobody, will play against the Jets

    Pats Pulpit "Coming out of their bye, the New England Patriots’ first practice report of the week had the biggest of all names in the NFL on it: quarterback Tom Brady was a limited participant in the team’s first session of the week because of a previously unreported knee injury. While the issue..." November 25