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New England Patriots Links 10/30/14 - Revis-Talib Secondary to Brady-Manning for Sunday

New England Patriots Links 10/30/14 - Revis-Talib Secondary to Brady-Manning for Sunday

Daily News and Links for 10/30/14 TEAM TALK Patriots-Broncos Wednesday Injury Report. Erik Scalavino shares some news, notes and locker room chatter from Wednesday at Gillette. Matt Chatham believes that Rob Gronkowski's reemergence changes the whole AFC picture. Patriots sign DL Alan Branch; release LB Deontae Skinner. Press Conference Transcripts - Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Patriots Today - New Patriots debut at practice. (1.33 min. video) Patriots Today - Gronk goes back to school. (2.58 min. video) Press Pass - Patriots prepare for Manning and more. (2.01 min. video) Press...
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 7 hours ago

Patriots-Broncos through stats-based lens

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at the New England Patriots-Denver Broncos matchup through a stats-based lens (via ESPN's Stats & Information): 1. Brady and Manning make history. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning face off for the 16th time (including playoffs, Brady owns...
Boston Herald 12 hours ago

No-huddle could be key to beat Broncos

FOXBORO — Remember that series in the beginning of the third quarter of Sunday’s blowout win over the Bears when the Patriots offense spread it out and went no-huddle?When Tom Brady just put his foot down on the accelerator, even though the Pats were up by 31 points?That was reminiscent of two years...
Patriots Gab 12 hours ago

Broncos – Patriots Wedsenday Injury Report

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (6-2) OUT No players listed. DID NOT PARTICIPATE DE Chandler Jones – Hip LIMITED PARTICIPATION DL Dominique Easley – Knee DB Nate Ebner – Finger OL Cameron Fleming – Finger WR Matthew Slater – Shoulder FULL PARTICIPATION QB Tom Brady – Ankle CB Bandon Browner – Ankle LB Dont’a Hightower – Knee […]
It Is What It Is | WEEI 24 mins ago

Alan Branch, Chandler Jones not spotted at Patriots practice

FOXBORO — One day after making his Patriots’ debut on the practice field, defensive tackle Alan Branch was not spotted at the start of Patriots practice, according to multiple reports. Branch, a defensive lineman, officially signed on Wednesday morning — this after being spotted in the Patriots locker room last week. According to Pro Football […]
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 9 mins ago

Patriots practice notes: Alan Branch not spotted

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Recently signed New England Patriots defensive lineman Alan Branch was not spotted at practice on Thursday. The 6-foot-6, 325-pound Branch was signed by the Patriots on Wednesday and practiced with the team that day. Branch was brought in to shore up the team’s run defense as...

Broncos hold domestic violence educational seminar for players, coaches, staff

Here it is AFC showdown week with the New England Patriots and what did the Broncos do Monday? They got their priorities in order. Following practice Monday, Broncos players and coaches gathered for a 1 1/2 hour educational session on domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. The seminar was held for all Broncos' staff personnel on [...]

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Which Patriots show up on special teams

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When formulating the 46-man game-day roster, special teams are a significant consideration for NFL coaches. With this in mind, here is a look at which players showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4" (kickoff coverage, kickoff return, punt coverage, punt return) for the Patriots last week. Four units RB Brandon Bolden LB Deontae Skinner LB Chris White S Tavon Wilson Three units S Don Jones S Matthew Slater Two units CB Kyle Arrington LB Akeem Ayers S Patrick Chung FB James Develin CB Logan Ryan NOTES: Ayers, in his debut, was part of the punt coverage and...

Tom Brady (14 TDs, 0 INTs) named AFC Offensive Player of the Month

What a difference a month makes for Tom Brady. Less than five weeks after struggling in a blowout loss to the Chiefs that prompted critics to wonder whether he was on a steep decline, the New England Patriots quarterback Thursday was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for his scorching October. In the four games the Patriots played following the debacle in Kansas City, Brady went 100-for-144 for 1,268 yards, 14 touchdowns and no interceptions and a quarterback rating of 129.

Tom Brady Wins AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October

Perhaps no NFL player had a better October than Brady, and now, he has the honors to prove it.

Sub defense stats spike for Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When asked about the depth chart at cornerback, and deciding which players are active each week, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick cited depth. "It’s a deep group, it’s a competitive group," Belichick said Wednesday. "At times there have been circumstances that have kind of declared it based on availability for a combination of reasons. Then there has been a game plan or a weekly element to it based on the factors that are in our control.

Patriots keep calling on 2-TE package

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In charting positional groupings for the New England Patriots this season, the team's usage of multiple-tight end packages stands out. The Patriots are 6-0 this season when running more than one-third of plays out of formations with at least two tight ends. That trend continued last Sunday against the Bears (including penalties): 2-WR/2-TE/1-RB: 30-of-74 (19 at half) 2-WR/1-TE/1-FB/1-RB: 20-of-74 (11 at half) 3-WR/1-TE/1-RB: 17-of-74 (11 at half) 3-TE/1-FB/1-RB: 3-of-74 (3 at half) 3-WR/1-FB/1-RB: 3-of-74 (1 at half) 1-WR/2-TE/1-FB/1-RB: 1-of-74 (1 at half) The 20...

It Is What It Is Cast: Previewing Brady-Manning XVI

FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the big showdown between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots and the 16th edition in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.
Boston Globe 17 hours ago

Patriots Injury Report: Jamie Collins On The Mend

The Patriots' general health is improving, with linebacker Jamie Collins and offensive linemen Bryan Stork and Dan Connolly all coming off the injury report.

Rob Ninkovich: You can't fool Peyton

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In advance of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich offered an interesting analysis of quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. “They’re like wine, they’re just getting better with age,” Ninkovich said. The stats would seem to back up that claim. At 37, Brady is on pace for 36 touchdowns this season, a total that would be his highest since 2011.

Akeem Ayers quickly learning on the job

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Having just joined the New England Patriots last week, linebacker Akeem Ayers has been the new guy in the locker room. However, in the matter of 24 hours, Ayers is now a veteran. At least that's how he sees it after the acquisition of Jonathan Casillas on Tuesday and the signing of Alan Branch on Wednesday. "I feel like I know a little bit more than them," Ayers joked. "I'm ahead a little bit more than them so that makes me feel a bit better.

Connolly, Stork, Collins off injury report

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (hip) remains the lone player to not participate in practice. But the Patriots did release some good news for them on the health front. Starting left guard Dan Connolly and Bryan Stork were no longer listed on the injury report with concussions. Also, linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), safety Devin McCourty (rib) and running back Shane Vereen (illness) were removed from the injury report. Rookie defensive lineman Dominique Easley, who saw an increased role in place of Jones in Sunday’s win over the Bears, is still limited with a...

Gronk ready for reunion with T.J. Ward

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The last time New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski faced Broncos safety T.J. Ward, who was then on the Browns, Ward delivered a crushing hit to Gronkowski’s right knee, tearing Gronkowski’s ACL and ending his 2013 season. Gronkowski made a catch and planted his right foot onto the field when Ward came in low with a hit he would later be criticized for as he slammed his shoulder into Gronkowski’s right knee.

Weather forecast seems to be in Pats' favor

While it looks like early predictions of snow for Sunday’s matchup between the New England Patriots and Broncos at Gillette Stadium might not come to fruition (there’s only a 20-30 percent chance of precipitation), you can count on it being cold and windy. Forecasts call for a high temperature in the low 40s and a low of around 30 degrees. With kickoff at 4:25 p.m., you can count on it being plenty chilly as the game winds down in the early evening.

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