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Casillas 'cramming' to be ready for Sunday

Casillas 'cramming' to be ready for Sunday

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New Patriots linebacker Jonathan Casillas was used to winning when he spent four seasons with the New Orleans Saints and won a Super Bowl. When Casillas went to Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers struggled, as the team is sitting at 1-6 this season. Now with New England, Casillas is humbled to be a part of a franchise that has sustained success for so many years and is doing it yet again in 2014. “Everybody knows what the Patriots are doing, that’s for sure,” Casillas said.
Broncos vs. Patriots preview

Broncos vs. Patriots preview

The Denver Broncos visit the New England Patriots in the regular season for the third straight year. As usual, it’s one of the most highly anticipated games on the NFL schedule. Why three regular-season matchups in a row in New England? It’s simply a result of the league’s rotating scheduling format. And that rotation would call for the teams to meet again next year should they finish in the same spot in the division standings this season, a game that would be played in Denver.
Under the spotlight: Breno Giacomini and Damon Harrison

Under the spotlight: Breno Giacomini and Damon Harrison

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- -- Each week we will select two players on the New York Jets -- one on offense, one on defense -- who figure to play a key role in the upcoming game. They face the Kansas City Chiefs (4-3) Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium: Breno Giacomini, right tackle: Assignments don't get much tougher than this: Giacomini faces the league's leader sacker, Justin Houston, in one of the loudest stadiums in the league, a difficult place to play for visiting offensive linemen.

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Newark Star-Ledger 28 mins ago

How is Rex Ryan trying to get Jets quarterback Michael Vick to cut down on his turnovers?

Vick averages over one turnover per game during his career. The Jets hope they can break the 34-year-old of that habit beginning this week.
Newark Star-Ledger 47 mins ago
Jets coaching midseason report card: How much blame do Rex Ryan, Marty Mornhinweg deserve?

Jets coaching midseason report card: How much blame do Rex Ryan, Marty Mornhinweg deserve?

Grading the performance of the Jets' coaches in the season's first half.
Boston Herald 1 hour ago
Manning-Brady rivalry began in obscurity

Manning-Brady rivalry began in obscurity

DENVER — The greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history began quietly with plenty of empty seats on a cloudy, cool and windy afternoon at Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 30, 2001.Baby-faced backup Tom Brady, a sixth-round draft pick from Michigan the year before, made his first career NFL start in place of Drew Bledsoe, who had suffered a sheared blood vessel in his chest one week earlier.On the other side was QB blue blood Peyton Manning, the top overall pick in the 1998 draft out of Tennessee, and the heavily favored Indianapolis Colts.

New England Patriots' complementary football at its best

Bill Belichick often talks about the importance of complementary football, so his choices for the team's plays of the week as part of his breakdown on the team's official website weren't a big surprise. While focusing on the sequence at the end of the second quarter when the New England Patriots turned a 17-7 lead over the Bears into a 38-7 edge in short time, Belichick singled out: 1. Gray's running. With 4:02 remaining, running back Jonas Gray powered right for 17 yards while picking up blocks from tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Michael Hoomanawanui (YY wing), as well as right tackle...
Boston Herald 6 hours ago
Borges: When Manning and Brady meet, winner pulls out all stops

Borges: When Manning and Brady meet, winner pulls out all stops

FOXBORO — Many trees have sacrificed their limbs to have The Legend of Brady vs. Manning forever emblazoned in newsprint. Many cases of laryngitis have developed over the airwaves singing The Ballad of Brady-Manning. So it is once again.Yet seldom has that been the true story of this rivalry nor, very likely, will it be on Sunday. The conventional storyline of duels in sun, snow, sleet and dome between these two is not the story of who wins the majority of the time. That story is written not by dueling quarterbacks but by dueling defenses.
Boston Herald 7 hours ago
Jonathan Casillas aims to be quick learner

Jonathan Casillas aims to be quick learner

FOXBORO — Jonathan Casillas compares getting up to speed with his new playbook like studying for a college final, cramming in all the various schemes and responsibilities.And as far as tests go, getting ready to face the best offense in football in the Denver Broncos is about as tough as they come.
Boston Herald 7 hours ago
Patriots Notebook: Discipline key vs. Denver ‘O’

Patriots Notebook: Discipline key vs. Denver ‘O’

FOXBORO — Peyton Manning’s offense doesn’t present many, if any, opportunities for safety Devin McCourty to make an educated guess about which side of the field to shade.
New York Daily News 8 hours ago
Raissman: Jets' John Idzik in need of lessons from Yankees' Brian Cashman

Raissman: Jets' John Idzik in need of lessons from Yankees' Brian Cashman

The Jets once brought in Joe Girardi to teach Mark Sanchez how to slide. Now they should bring in Brian Cashman to teach John Idzik how to deal with the media. When it comes to maneuvering and manipulating, when it comes to either answering questions candidly, or controlling his media message, the Yankees GM takes a back seat to no one.
Buffalo News 9 hours ago

Bills striving to invigorate running game

Finding a cure for what ails the Buffalo Bills’ running game no doubt will consume a large chunk of what coach Doug Marrone and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett think about during... Read More

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