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Patriots' 4th-quarter review: Stork time
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Patriots' 4th-quarter review: Stork time

MINNEAPOLIS -- Picked-up pieces from fourth-quarter review of the New England Patriots’ 30-7 victory over the Vikings: 1. Rookie center Bryan Stork entered the game with 9:24 remaining and played 12 snaps (including penalties). Of the 12 he was run-blocking on every play but one. On his first two plays, the 6-foot-4, 310-pound Stork showed good strength against rookie defensive tackle Shamar Stephen (6-5, 310). On Stevan Ridley's 16-yard run (5:57 remaining), Stork fired off the ball and created some push in the middle as the defender he was blocking winds up on the ground.
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 2 hours ago

Patriots' 3rd-quarter review: Brady's glove

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Picked-up pieces from third-quarter review of the New England Patriots’ 30-7 victory over the Vikings: 1. Quarterback Tom Brady appeared to switch to a new glove on his left non-throwing hand for the start of the quarter, which had us going...
Patriots Football Coverage | WEEI 5 hours ago

Tedy Bruschi with Dale and Holley

We check in with former Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi for his take on a week of bad news in the NFL, and his thoughts on the Patriots rebound win over the Minnesota Vikings.
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 9 hours ago

Patriots' 2nd-quarter review: Blocked FG

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Picked-up pieces from the second-quarter review of the New England Patriots' 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings: 1. On Chandler Jones' blocked field goal, it was an exemplary individual effort to make the block, scoop the ball and then run 58 yards for a touchdown. On the...
Patriots WR Julian Edelman joins MFB, 9-15-14

Patriots WR Julian Edelman joins MFB, 9-15-14

Julian Edelman had 6 catches and a TD to help the Pats even their record at 1-1. He spoke with Lou, Christian, and Tim to talk about Chandler Jones' lightning speed on the FG block return.
It Is What It Is | WEEI 1 hour ago

‘Rock’ steady: Julian Edelman focused on improving every week

FOXBORO — Julian Edelman knows there are more than enough rocks to go around. After two weeks, the receiver leads the Patriots with 12 catches for 176 yards and a touchdown. He’s responsible for 27 percent of Tom Brady’s completed passes through two games,...
It Is What It Is | WEEI 6 hours ago

Bill Belichick on D&H: ‘Fortunate’ to coach great players en route to 200 wins

Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined Dale & Holley to discuss the Patriots’ 30-7 win over the Vikings. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley on demand page. With the win in hand, Belichick became the seventh head coach in league history to win 200 games. Belichick credited those he was able to […]
New England Patriots Blog | ESPN Boston 7 hours ago

So far, Brady only has eyes for Edelman

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady keeps saying that the offense is not where it needs to be. “We just have to find ways to get everybody the ball and spread it around to different guys,” Brady said on Monday morning in an interview with WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan. So is the...

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Coach Bill Belichick with Dale and Holley

We check in with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday for his thoughts on the Patriots win over Minnesota, and what the Pats will face in the home-opener against the Raiders. Bill also declined to comment on the 'league-matters' including the Adrian Peterson case.

The Film Don't Lie: Patriots

A weekly look at what the Patriots must fix. Sometimes it's obvious. Other times, it's a bit more challenging to isolate one thing that stands above the rest when it comes to what the Patriots must address. It's obvious this week, as the Patriots lead the NFL with 28 total penalties. Of those 28, four have been declined. What in the name of Ed Hochuli is going on here? The Patriots are usually one of the NFL's least-penalized teams. Last year, they had 82 penalties all season (69 accepted), the second-lowest total in the league.

Tedy Bruschi Patriots chat recap

Every day after the New England Patriots play a game, Tedy Bruschi hosts a chat on ESPNBoston.com. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. At this time of year, teams like the Patriots are still trying to figure out their identity. 2. Why the Patriots look better in a 4-3 defense. 3. Looking ahead to the home opener ... and top memories of past home openers. 4. Tom Brady and the deep ball.

Tom Brady on the week two win 9-15-14

Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the week two win.

Patriots' defensive snaps: Skinner chips in

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A look at snaps by New England Patriots' players on defense in the team's 30-7 victory against the Minnesota Vikings (includes penalties): INSIDE LINEBACKER Jerod Mayo -- 68 of 68 Dont'a Hightower -- 68 of 68 Deontae Skinner -- 21 of 68 Quick-hit thought: Skinner, promoted from the practice squad Saturday, was part of one base package that the Patriots mostly used when the Vikings had one back and two tight ends on the field.

Chat with Tedy Bruschi at 11 a.m. ET

Every week after the New England Patriots play a game, ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi holds a Patriots chat. Today's chat is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET, and questions can be submitted in advance. Catch up with Tedy then.

Patriots' offensive snaps: Amendola dips

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- A look at snaps by New England Patriots' players on offense in the team's 30-7 victory against the Minnesota Vikings (includes penalties): WIDE RECEIVER Julian Edelman -- 52 of 67 Brandon LaFell -- 38 of 67 Aaron Dobson -- 31 of 67 Danny Amendola -- 19 of 67 Quick-hit thought: With the Patriots not calling on many three-receiver sets, slot-man Amendola had his lowest playing-time total (when active) since signing with the team last year.
Boston Herald Sep 15, 2014
Play of the Game: A kick-start to a rout

Play of the Game: A kick-start to a rout

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings weren’t running the ball well without inactive six-time Pro Bowler Adrian Peterson, and quarterback Matt Cassel, the former Patriot, already had thrown two of his four interceptions as the first half wound down. But the Vikings had the ball at the Patriots 30-yard line, trailing just 17-7 with 19 seconds left, when kicker Blair Walsh jogged out to attempt a 48-yard field goal.

Patriots Game Notes: Chandler Jones Goes Outside, Kicks Into High Gear

The New England Patriots had their star defensive end, Chandler Jones, chained to the line of scrimmage last week. This week, they unleashed their star pass-rusher as an outside linebacker, and the move paid off.
Boston Herald Sep 15, 2014
Best & Worst of Patriots-Vikings game

Best & Worst of Patriots-Vikings game

Best boots: Stephen Gostkowski made all three field goal attempts, including kicks from 48 and 47, and his four touchbacks effectively neutralized Vikings dangerous kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson.Best boots, part 2: Punter Ryan Allen punted five times and four of them ended up inside the 20-yard line.Worst imitation of a basketball player: An obvious pick play by Aaron Dobson wiped out a long completion by Tom Brady to Danny Amendola, although a 44-yard pass-and-catch from Brady to Julian Edelman on the next play rendered it moot.
Boston Herald Sep 15, 2014
Patriots Beat: ‘D’ ensures things take turn

Patriots Beat: ‘D’ ensures things take turn

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s hard to get a complete read on the Patriots defense from two games. But there’s one thing we do know with relative certainty: They have a knack for creating turnovers.If you’re a team that has aspirations down the road, that’s a very good trait to have.The Patriots were opportunistic in the Miami loss, forcing three turnovers. They were at it again yesterday, picking off Matt Cassel four times, with three of those ultimately producing points for the offense.
Boston Herald Sep 15, 2014
Borges: Returning to edge, Chandler Jones bullies Vikings

Borges: Returning to edge, Chandler Jones bullies Vikings

MINNEAPOLIS — Just a week ago, Chandler Jones sacked himself twice. Yesterday he sacked Matt Cassel twice instead. The defensive end enjoyed the latter more and so did the Patriots.After a game in Miami against the Dolphins in which blocking and tackling both seemed foreign to many of Bill Belichick’s charges, it was a week of fundamental football in Foxboro. The result yesterday was a 30-7 fundamental flogging of the Minnesota Vikings, led in large measure by Jones and linebacker Dont’a Hightower.

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