Transcript: Bill Belichick Press Conference 12/13

December 13, 2017

 BB: We’ll have a couple of roster moves to announce later on this morning but we’re working through some things, so don’t have anything on that for right now. Obviously, Pittsburgh is having a great year, very talented team, playing very well right now. They’ve been playing well all year but especially over the last couple of months. They’ve put a lot of big wins together, played a lot of…

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Game Preview: Patriots at Steelers

December 13, 2017

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) vs. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-2)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at 4:25 p.m. ET. Heinz Field (68,400) PATRIOTS: Download Game Release | Roster | Depth Chart | Watch GamesSTEELERS: Opponent Release | Roster | Depth Chart The New England Patriots will make their final regular season road trip, and the last of three straight road games, when they travel this week to face Pittsburgh. The Patriots will travel to Pittsburgh…

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2017 NFL Playoff Scenarios for Week 15

December 12, 2017

A full list of playoff scenarios for NFL week 15. Read AFC ​CLINCHED: Pittsburgh – AFC North division title        PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-2) (vs. New England (10-3), Sunday) Pittsburgh clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:​ Read ​PIT win + JAX loss or tie​ Pittsburgh clinches a first-round bye with: Read PIT win  OR  PIT tie + JAX loss NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) (at Pittsburgh (11-2), Sunday) New…

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Matchup Winners: Dolphins dominate the trenches

December 12, 2017

Read When the Patriots ran: Edge: Dolphins The temptation here is to give the Patriots ground game a pass because the circumstances of the game forced them to attempt just 10 rushes for only 25 yards. But while the unexpected deficit took the running game out of the equation, the inability to pick up any yards certainly contributed to the offense’s downfall. Seven of the 10 runs were disasters as…

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Top 5 Photos from Patriots vs. Dolphins presented by CarMax

December 12, 2017

Check out the top 5 photos from the Patriots Week 14 game against the Dolphins presented by CarMax and vote for your favorite below! Read #5: Suh gets to Brady Photo by David Silverman Read #4: McCourty with the sack Photo by David Silverman Read #3: TD-Rex gets in again Photo by David Silverman Read #2: Under pressure in Miami Photo by David Silverman Read #1: Danny just misses the…

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Performance Review: Patriots-Dolphins

December 12, 2017

1st Quarter …New England was forced to start the game with a dime personnel package on defense, in part because of Miami’s formations, but also because they were without starting linebacker Kyle Van Noy (right calf injury). Elandon Roberts and Marquis Flowers got the start at LB, while Trevor Reilly rotated in throughout the night (David Harris was an inactive healthy scratch). Extra cornerback Jonathan Jones and safety Duron Harmon…

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Presser Points: Belichick – 'Didn't have a good night offensively in really any area'

December 12, 2017

On the scoreboard the Patriots (10-3) lost 27-20 to the Dolphins (6-7) Monday night in Miami and actually had an onside kick attempt late to try to extend the game. But listening to Bill Belichick talk in his usual day-after-game conference call with the New England media Tuesday afternoon the coach’s tone and comments made it clear he didn’t see the loss as a tough, one-score defeat. Offensively, in particular,…

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View from Above: Having a little fun looking ahead

December 12, 2017

Is it time to “look ahead,” yet? It is, when looking ahead requires nothing more than preparing for the next opponent on the schedule.  That’s the mantra followed in New England under Bill Belichick’s successful watch, even though an intrepid reporter asked him if the team had been caught “looking ahead” against Miami Monday night.   It may have been a record for silence in response, which will have to suffice…

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Ask PFW: Gronk suspension, Miami meltdown and Steelers showdown

December 12, 2017

With only a few weeks left in the season, do you envision the Pats activating any of the players on IR? As much as I like Mitchell, WR isn’t a critical need. I haven’t heard any updates recently on Valentine. Is there any chance Hightower could be activated? Scott Mundell As the regular season is in its final four games can you please give us an overview of where the…

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Transcript: Coaches Conference Calls 12/12

December 12, 2017

HEAD COACH BILL BELICHICK Q: What did you think of your defense’s performance on first down last night? BB: I mean, we had our moments. I’d say everything last night just centered around consistency. At times we did things well enough in the game in all three phases, but not all the time. We’ve just got to do a better job of coaching, playing and being more consistent in all…

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