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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:29 am

Patriots-Ravens: Top AFC rivals have much in common
New England tries to clinch another division title against one of its most troublesome opponents.
By Mike Lowe

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When Bill Belichick looks in the mirror this week, does he see John Harbaugh? When Tom Brady looks in the mirror, does he see Joe Flacco? When Rob Ninkovich looks in the mirror, does he see Terrell Suggs? The New England Patriots play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, and if you’re looking for two teams that mirror each other, look no further than these two...

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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:47 pm

Defense dominates as Patriots beat Ravens

BALTIMORE — Quarterback Tom Brady passed for 172 yards and a touchdown, running back LeGarrette Blount rushed for two scores, and the Patriots’ defense dominated throughout as New England defeated the Baltimore Ravens 41-7 Sunday. New England (11-4) clinched its fifth consecutive AFC East title before kickoff thanks to the...

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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:00 am

Patriots show they are worthy of title

The New England Patriots clinched the AFC East for the fifth consecutive time with the Miami Dolphins’ loss to the Buffalo Bills Sunday. Because the Patriots beat the Broncos earlier this season, they hold the tiebreaker advantage. For New England to get home-field advantage, the Patriots must beat the Bills …

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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:39 am

Tom Caron: Underdog Patriots still may have their day
And it’s fun for a Boston fan to cheer for a rare underdog.

Everyone loves an underdog. They’re just hard to come by for New England fans. The past 12 years have been an embarrassment of riches for fans of the four major Boston pro teams. Three Super Bowl titles, three World Series championships, a Stanley Cup and an NBA title have made us the envy of sports towns around the country...

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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:45 am

New England Patriots’ defense overcomes challenges

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ defense, like their offense, battled injury and inconsistent performances all season even as the team was able to churn out 11 wins and a fifth straight AFC East title. Despite a litany of injuries, including Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork and Pro...

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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:59 am

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick questions NFL offseason workout limits
He attributes a rise in injuries to players not being prepared, but the NFL disagrees.
By John Wawrowap

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted NFL rules shortening offseason practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries...

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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:22 pm

Brady gives Patriots edge against Bills
By Derek Harper

The scouting report on this week’s National Football League game between the Buffalo Bills (6-9) and the New England Patriots (11-4): Sunday, 4:25 p.m., at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass. TV: CBS; Announcers: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts Keys to the game: The Bills want to see QB EJ Manuel (knee) play …

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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:37 am

Patriots will face Buffalo’s backup
Thad Lewis will be the Bills’ starting QB with E.J. Manuel sidelined by a knee injury.
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel won’t start in the Buffalo Bills’ season finale Sunday at New England because of a small tear in a left knee ligament that won’t require surgery. Bills Coach Doug Marrone revealed the nature of Manuel’s injury for the first time after practice Friday. Backup Thad Lewis will start...

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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:05 pm

Patriots dump Bills, seal AFC’s No. 2 seed
By Mike Shalin

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Now, it is on to the real season for the New England Patriots. Seeking their fourth championship of the Bill Belichick era, but their first since the 2004 season, the Patriots overcame all kinds of adversity to finish the regular season as the AFC East champs with …

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Re: Patriots regular season:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Dec 31, 2013 7:42 am

Patriots overcome adversity to make playoffs

Now, it is on to the real season for the New England Patriots. Seeking their fourth championship of the Bill Belichick era, but their first since the 2004 season, the Patriots overcame plenty of adversity to finish the regular season as the AFC East champs with a 12-4 record, landing …

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