View from Above: Face it, NFL. You had your chance

November 21, 2017

Memo to the Dolphins, Bills, Steelers and Jets:   Good luck.  You’ll probably need it. It was a struggle during the early portion of the 2017 schedule.  So much so, that there were TWO losses at Gillette Stadium, where New England has had better than an 80% success rate since opening the facility in 2002.   The defense had communication issues, so we’ve been told.  And the offense was missing an important…

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Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert to serve 4-game suspension

Pittsburgh Steelers
November 20, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play without a key offensive lineman for the next four games. The team announced on Monday that right tackle Marcus Gilbert has been suspended without pay for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. “We are disappointed that Marcus Gilbert has been suspended four games for using performance-enhancing substances. He will not appeal the NFL’s decision,” Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said in statement. “The suspension…

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Performance Review: Patriots at Raiders

November 20, 2017

1st Quarter …I like what OC Josh McDaniels did on New England’s opening possession, electing to use the hurry-up offense frequently not only to unsettle the Raider defense, but also to tire them out in the nearly 7,400-ft. altitude of Mexico City. New England had the advantage from the get-go of having spent the previous nine days at similar heights while they stayed and practiced in Colorado last week. For…

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Infographic: Breaking down the win over the Raiders

November 20, 2017

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Former Patriots WR Terry Glenn Passes Away

November 20, 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of former Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn. Glenn passed away in an auto accident in Texas early Monday morning at the age of 43. Glenn was drafted by New England seventh overall in the 1996 NFL Draft and went on to a 12-year pro career. In his six seasons with the Patriots (1996-2001), Glenn played…

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Matchup Winners: Big plays key rout

November 20, 2017

Read When the Patriots ran: Edge: Patriots Truth be told the Patriots didn’t run the ball very well in Mexico. New England’s backfield trio of Dion Lewis (10 carries, 60 yards), Rex Burkhead (5 for 16) and James White (5 for 13) combined for only 89 yards on 20 attempts including a 20-yard run by Lewis late in the first half. Working without two starters, the offensive line had trouble…

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Top 5 Photos from Patriots vs. Raiders presented by CarMax

November 20, 2017

Check out the top 5 photos from the Patriots Week 11 win over the Raiders presented by CarMax and vote for your favorite below! Read #5: Welcome to Mexico City Photo by David Silverman Read #4: Harmon’s big INT Photo by David Silverman Read #3: A record-breaking kick Photo by David Silverman Read #2: Lewis made them miss Photo by David Silverman Read #1: Shoot your arrows Photo by David…

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Travis Kelce after OT loss: Chiefs ‘have to man up’

November 20, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs lost their fourth game in five tries after Sunday’s overtime defeat at the hands of the struggling New York Giants. Following the loss, tight end Travis Kelce called out his teammates to step up to the challenge down the stretch. “We have to man up,” Kelce said, per the Kansas City Star. “Nobody is pointing fingers but guys have to get called out and be more…

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Transcript: Bill Belichick Conference Call 11/20

November 20, 2017

Q: Can you speak to the consistent improvement you’ve seen from the team in the weeks leading up to the bye week and now the team weeks following the bye? BB: Well, I think the players have worked extremely hard. We’ve had our moments. There’s still a lot of things that we need to work on and need to improve in. Each game gets a little more demanding because you’re…

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