Patriots Headlines

Curran: In the end, everyone stood because of the game
Boos rained down on the players who knelt for the Star Spangled Banner. But by game’s end, everyone is on their feet. Players. Coaches. Fans. Together.
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Patriots 'got to play to the last second' in win over Texans
Tom Brady froze the safety with his eyes and delivered the game-winning 25-yard touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks. Gillette Stadium erupted.
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Curran's Patriots-Texans preview review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in his preview review of Sunday's game between the Patriots and Texans
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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Redskins rout Raiders in prime time
Washington Redskins sacked Derek Carr four times and held the Oakland Raiders to 128 yards in a dominating 27-10 victory on Sunday night.
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INTERCONFERENCE: Rodgers burns Bengals deep in OT, Packers win, 27-24
Mason Crosby kicked a 27-yard field goal with 6:26 left in overtime set up by Rodgers' 72-yard pass to Geronimo Allison, and the Green Bay Packers rallied to beat Cincinnati, 27-24
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INTERCONFERENCE: Titans score 21 straight points in 3rd, beat Seahawks, 33-27
The Tennessee Titans score 21 straight points in rallying to beat the Seattle Seahawks 33-27 Sunday
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INTERCONFERENCE: Howard's 19-yard TD in OT leads Bears over Steelers, 23-17
Jordan Howard scored on a 19-yard run in overtime to lead Chicago to a 23-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
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AFC: Chiefs start quick, beat Chargers 24-10 to go 3-0
Kareem Hunt scores on a 69-yard run to seal the Kansas City Chiefs' 24-10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
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Belichick appreciates fourth-quarter 'situational football'
How did Bill Belichick sum up his team's win over the Texans on Sunday afternoon? "It was good," he said. "It was good."
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Brown: Kraft should distance himself from President Trump
Troy Brown, Michael Felger, Charlie Weis and Albert Breer react to Trump's comments on Friday and the Patriots statement during the anthem on Sunday.
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Game notes: Pats unroll a record air attack vs. Texans
The Texans hadn't allowed 300 or more passing yards in a game in nearly two years. But Tom Brady and the Patriots ended that streak.
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AFC: Brissett gets in sync to lead Colts past Browns, 31-28
Jacoby Brissett ran for two touchdowns and threw for another then watched the defense hold off Cleveland's late charge for a 31-28 victory - Indy's first of the season
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McCourty explains what went into decision for Patriots to kneel during anthem
Devin McCourty and his Patriots teammates wanted to make sure people understood that their demonstration during the anthem was not about disrespecting the military or the American flag.
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AFC EAST: McCown, defense lead Jets to dominant 20-6 victory over Dolphins
Josh McCown threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Robby Anderson, Bilal Powell ran for a score, and the Jets' defense frustrated Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins in a 20-6 victory
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He's catching on
Brandin Cooks makes the game-winning catch and, in the process, feels as though he and Tom Brady established a stronger connection. 
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AFC EAST: Bills stymie Broncos in 26-16 win
Tyrod Taylor threw two touchdowns and the Bills intercepted Trevor Siemian twice in the final 19 minutes of Buffalo's 26-16 victory over the Denver Broncos
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On target . . . as usual
Tom Brady does Tom Brady things -- again -- as he throws a game-winning TD pass to Brandin Cooks with 23 seconds to lift the Patriots to victory. Here are some quick thoughts on the game from Phil Perry.
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Best and Worst: Patriots 36, Texans 33
Tom E. Curran highlights the best and worst moments from the Patriots game against the Houston Texans
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Best and Worst: Patriots 36, Texans 33
Tom E. Curran highlights the best and worst moments from the Patriots game against the Houston Texans
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AFC: Jaguars romp past Ravens, 44-7, in London
Marcedes Lewis catches three of Blake Bortles' four touchdown passes as the Jaguars rout the Baltimore Ravens, 44-7, in their fifth game in Britain's capital.
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Some Patriots kneel, others stand and link arms during national anthem
The Patriots haven't had a player kneel for the National Anthem over the course of the last two seasons, but more than a dozen did on Sunday.
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Pats-Texans inactives: N.E. facing tough Houston front without Cannon
The Patriots knew they would be tested by the Texans in pass protection on Sunday.
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Kraft 'deeply disappointed' by Trump's comments; praises players
As President Donald Trump resumeds his attack on the National Football League, Patriots president and CEO Robert Kraft issues a statement condemning Trump's comments.
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Getting ready for the game
It's going to be a hot one today at Gillette, in the stands and -- most likely -- on the field. Here's all the information you need to know about the game.
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Getting ready for the game
It's going to be a hot one today at Gillette, in the stands and -- most likely -- on the field. Here's all the information you need to know about the game.
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NFL owners, franchises release statements on Trump comments
President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.
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Who can take the heat?
On a steamy day in Foxboro, the Patriots will try and wear down a top-tier defense and stop Houston's rookie QB. Could be a hot time at Gillette.
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Curran's Patriots-Texans preview review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in his preview review of Sunday's game between the Patriots and Texans
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Goodell statement calls Trump's comments 'divisive'
In separate statements Saturday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL Players Association chief DeMaurice Smith each criticized President Donald Trump's verbal attack on NFL players. 
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Devin McCourty fires back at Trump
Patriots safety Devin McCourty tweeted criticism of President Donald Trump's harsh words toward NFL players who have been kneeling in protest during the national anthem.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is Gronk good to go?
Rob Gronkowski says he's ready to go against the Texans. Michael Holley, Tom Giles and Kayce Smith talk about this risks of him playing while injured.
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Amendola ready after unwelcome week off
This isn't the first time that Danny Amendola had to wait to follow up a strong season-opener with the Patriots. 
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Trump says NFL should fire players who kneel during anthem
President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem.
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Pats 'spent quite a bit of time' with Texans rookie Foreman leading up to draft
Sunday won’t be the first time the Patriots have taken a look at former Texas running back D'Onta Foreman.
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Giardi: Butler's offseason may cut deep, but it's time for him to battle back
This hasn’t been an easy process for Malcolm Butler. But the proof is in the play. . . and his future depends on it.
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Patriots place Vincent Valentine on IR, promote Geneo Grissom
A third-round pick of the Pats in 2015, Grissom was released by the team in September and signed to the practice squad a day later. 
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Patriots-Texans injury report: Burkhead ruled out
Rex Burkhead's rib injury, suffered last week against the Saints, will keep him out of this week's game against the Texans.
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Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola say they'll play Sunday vs. Texans
The return of both players comes at a time when the Patriots may be without the services of Rex Burkhead.
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Malcolm in the middle of confidence crisis
You ask, and they answer: About Malcolm Butler's play, how the Pats plan to attack the Texans, whether Nate Solder's slow start should be a concern, and much more.
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NFL will 'vigorously' defend itself against Hernandez suit
“We intend to contest the claim vigorously,” NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart says of the Aaron Hernandez lawsuit against the league.  
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Burkhead, Valentine not seen at practice, former Texans WR McCarron signed
The Patriots were without both Rex Burkhead and Vincent Valentine for the media portion of Friday’s practice. 
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Belichick on CTE following Hernandez news: 'I'm not a doctor'
In wake of Aaron Hernandez’ estate filing a federal lawsuit against the NFL and the Patriots, Bill Belichick was expectedly mum when asked Friday about CTE. 
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Rams hold off 49ers for wild 41-39 win
Los Angeles prevents a potential game-tying 2-point try and then delivers a rare defensive stop after blowing the onside kick in a 41-39 victory over San Francisco.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is there a blueprint to beat the Patriots?
Tom E. Curran breaks down the ‘blueprint’ to beat the New England Patriots and if the Houston Texans have the talent to do it.
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Thursday's Patriots-Texans practice report: Gronk participates, Cannon does not
Rob Gronkowski participates in Thursday's practice, but Vincent Valentine -- who practiced on Wednesday -- sits out.
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Butler: I haven't been doing the job
Malcolm Butler admits he hasn't been playing up to his standards, but he plans to change that quickly . . . and get his starting-cornerback job back.
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Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez had CTE; estate sues Pats and NFL
Aaron Hernandez had a "severe case" of the degenerative brain disease CTE, his lawyer said tests show, and a federal lawsuit has been filed against the NFL and the Patriots on behalf of Hernandez's daughter.
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Marcus Cannon (ankle/concussion) back at Patriots practice Thursday
The Patriots received some very good news on Thursday as starting right tackle Marcus Cannon was back on the practice field in preparation for Sunday's game against the Texans. 
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Roger Goodell clown towels at the New England Patriots season-opener.
Brady-signed Goodell clown towel auctioned off for $6,500
One of the Roger Goodell "clown" towels that Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy had made for the Patriots' season-opener - this one signed by Tom Brady - fetched $6,500 at Matt Light's charity auction.  
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Closer look: Diamond makes it rough
The Texans' 'diamond' front was a tough nut for Tom Brady and the Pats to crack in the playoffs, and they'll likely see it again Sunday.
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Branch on why he played so little vs. Saints: 'Ask Bill'
If Alan Branch is worried about his spot with the Patriots, he isn’t acting that way.
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Patriots-Texans practice report: Gronk sits out; Gilmore limited
The Patriots had many of their wounded -- Dont'a Hightower, Danny Amendola, Matthew Slater -- back at practice Wednesday . . . but not Rob Gronkowski.
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Estadio Azteca, site of the scheduled New England Patriots-Oakland Raiders game Nov. 19.
Mexico City site of Patriots-Raiders game reportedly 'in good shape' after quake
While a football game should be the furthest thing on people's minds after a natural disaster, the earthquake that struck near Mexico City has led to the NFL reviewing whether the Patriots-Raiders game sched
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Texans have the D and a rookie QB
The Houston Texans bring their usual top-tier defense, anchored by J.J. Watt, into Foxboro and now add dynamic rookie QB Deshaun Watson into the mix. 
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Belichick on poor NFL offensive line play: It's hard when you can't practice
If the NFL has a watchability issue, that may be traced to its bad-offensive-line-play issue. 
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Know Thine Enemy: Texans have the D and a rookie QB
The Texans bring their usual top-tier defense, anchored by J.J. Watt, into Foxboro and now add dynamic rookie QB Deshaun Watson into the mix.
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Gronkowski, Hightower, Amendola present at Patriots practice Wednesday
The Patriots had their All-Pro tight end back on the field for practice after he suffered an injury scare against the Saints in Week 2.
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Watt: Brady, Belichick hurricane relief donation 'speaks volumes about their character'
JJ Watt was happy to report on Wednesday that both Bill Belichick and Tom Brady donated to his recent hurricane relief efforts.
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Belichick describes UDFA strategy: Be honest with the plan, give them a shot
The Patriots have had a number of undrafted rookies arrive in New England and have success. Why? The formula isn't all that complicated.
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Brady wins 28th AFC Offensive Player of Week award, breaking tie with Manning
Tom Brady's latest AFC Offensive Player of the Week award breaks a tie with Peyton Manning and gives him the most such awards in NFL history.
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Belichick not rushing to crack open Brady's TB12 Method: 'We see Tom every day'
Bill Belichick was asked if he might do his quarterback a favor and buy Tom Brady's book, "The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance."
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: What's going on between Patriots, Butler?
So what does it mean when Bill Belichick praises defensive backs Jonathan Jones and Eric Rowe but not Malcolm Butler? Tom E. Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles and Kayce Smith discuss.
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Dorsett (knee) hoping to be able to practice this week
Phillip Dorsett suffered a knee injury against the Saints on Sunday, but he's hoping he'll be able to practice when the team takes the field this week in preparation for the Texans.
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Florio: Tom Brady won't have a farewell tour before retiring
Mike Florio from Pro Football Talk says that Tom Brady won't have a farewell tour because he doesn't want anyone to know when his final year will be.
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McCourty: 'Let's all just chill' about the Butler speculation
After listening to Tom Curran wonder if Malcolm Butler is on his way out of town, Devin McCourty says everyone should chill with the speculation.
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Miami Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons.
Dolphins suspend LB Lawrence Timmons indefinitely
The Miami Dolphins have suspended linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely after he went AWOL from the team in Los Angeles over the weekend.
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Giardi: Listen to Belichick and it’s clear: Malcolm Butler is on notice
Malcolm Butler didn’t start Sunday because the Patriots believe he’s not given them his best. You could hear that in what Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia said Tuesday.  
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Not an A-plus performance, but better
After a rough Week 1, Tom Brady and the Patriots might just be getting the hang of this. Professor Perry likes a lot of what he saw in New Orleans. Here's the good, bad and ugly.   
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Injuries piling up for Patriots
Tom E. Curran, Michael Holley, Tom Giles and Kayce Smith talk about the Patriots' win over the Saints, and discuss the injuries sustained during the game . . . specifically Rob Gronkowski's.
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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Stafford throws for 2 TDs as Lions beat Giants
Matthew Stafford throws for two touchdowns, rookie Jamal Agnew breaks the game open with an 88-yard punt return in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants, 24-10
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Perry's Report Card: Patriots vs. Saints
After a rough Week 1, Tom Brady and the Patriots might just be getting the hang of this. Professor Perry likes a lot of what he saw in New Orleans. Here's the good, bad and ugly.
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EX-PATS PODCAST: Is there a storm brewing with Butler and Branch?
Malcolm Butler didn't get the start at cornerback against the Saints. Is there a storm brewing between him and the Patriots, and is trading him still a possibility?
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Gronk: 'It's nothing serious'
Rob Gronkowski tells reporters he didn't re-injure his surgically repaired back on Sunday, and that the groin injury that he actually suffered is no big deal.
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Is it too early for Pats to trade for more depth?
Maybe some receiver can join the likes of Van Noy and Akeem Ayers as in-season trade additions that proved to fill a need. Week 3 might still be a little early for that, though. 
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Patriots tie Yankees as second most valuable sports franchise
The Patriots aren't just the second most valuable franchise in the NFL. They're now the second most valuable franchise in sports.
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Wise may be what Pats are looking for
The Patriots need to put more pressure on opposing quarterbacks, so Deatrich Wise's performance on Sunday is a very encouraging sign.
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Tom Brady: Patriots have up to 1,000 designed pass plays
We all knew that the Patriots playbook was voluminous. But this? This seems . . . like a lot. 
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Belichick not at all thrilled with pick-route defense against Saints
There was plenty the Patriots could build on in their win over the Saints. Their pick-route defense? Not so much. 
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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Falcons too much for Packers in 34-23 win
The rematch of last season's NFC championship game was essentially a repeat with the Falcons rolling to a 34-23 victory over the Packers
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Curran: 'Shock and awe' to 'snap and ow'
The steady stream of injured players filing in and out of the Big Blue Tent gives pause about where things are headed for the 1-1 Patriots.
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INTERCONFERENCE: Siemian, Broncos crush Cowboys, 42-17
Denver Broncos held Ezekiel Elliott to the worst game of his career - 8 yards on nine carries - in a 42-17 blowout of the Dallas Cowboys
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Tom Brady persuasive in his arguments to officials vs. Saints
The Saints defense had 12 players on the field. Tom Brady was sure of it, and he was going to make himself heard.
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Belichick likes how Pats worked through communication issues
Despite some technical difficulties in Week 2, Bill Belichick highlighted his team's communication as one of its strong suits.
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AFC EAST: Dolphins hold on to spoil Chargers' LA debut, 19-17
Miami Dolphins rally in the fourth quarter to spoil the Los Angeles Chargers' home opener with a 19-17 victory Sunday.
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AFC EAST: Lynch runs for TD in Raiders' 45-20 win over Jets
Marshawn Lynch ran for a touchdown in his first home game with Oakland and Derek Carr threw three TD passes to Michael Crabtree to lead the Raiders to a 45-20 victory over the New York Jets
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Curran's Patriots-Saints preview review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in his preview review of Sunday's game between the Patriots and Saints
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Gronkowski headlines lengthy list of Patriots injured vs. Saints
The Patriots came away with their first win of the season, but after the game they had a handful of players dealing with injuries.
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Cooks: 'A lot of respect' for former coach Payton
Many of Brandin Cooks' former Saints teammates sought out the Patriots wideout before Sunday's game, exchanging handshakes, hugs and a few words.
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Giardi: A simple fix on defense
The Patriots simplified their defensive approach, to ease the mental burden on the players and allow them to play more free, and it worked.
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Breer: Butler's situation with Patriots is 'something to monitor'
Albert Breer talks about Malcolm Butler not being in the New England Patriots starting lineup against the New Orleans Saints and how his situation with the team is worth keeping tabs on.
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AFC: Titans score on first five second-half possessions, coast past Jaguars, 37-16
Derrick Henry, Delanie Walker and Jalston Fowler each run for touchdowns, and the Tennessee Titans dominate the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second half for a 37-16 victory.  
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INTERCONFERENCE: Hunt scores two TDs, Chiefs hold on to beat Eagles, 27-20
Kareem Hunt reaches the end zone twice, Travis Kelce takes a shovel pass 15 yards for the go-ahead touchdown and Kansas City holds on to beat the Eagles, 27-20
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AFC: Ravens force five turnovers in 24-10 win over Browns
Baltimore relentlessly harasses two Cleveland quarterbacks, Joe Flacco ramps up his production with a pair of touchdown passes and the Ravens breeze past the Browns, 24-10
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Jacoby Brissett throws interception in overtime, leading to Colts' loss
Ex-Patriots QB Jacoby Brissett throws an interception in overtime, allowing the Cardinals to post a 16-13 victory over the Colts.
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INTERCONFERENCE: Roethlisberger, Bell lead Steelers over Vikings, 26-9
Ben Roethlisberger throws a pair of first-half touchdown passes, Le'Veon Bell runs for 87 yards and the Steelers keep the Vikings in check during a 26-9 victory.
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AFC EAST: Bills shut down in Carolina, suffer 9-3 loss to Panthers
Carolina's defense allows only three points for the second straight week, and Graham Gano converts three field goals as the Panthers hold on to defeat the Bills, 9-3.
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Game notes: Brady, Gronk set records in 36-20 victory
Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski turn in record-setting performances in the Patriots' 36-20 victory over the Saints. 
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Five quick thoughts: Pats back in stride
The Patriots take Tom Brady's challenge to heart, playing with enthusiasm and energy as they coast to an easy victory over the Saints.
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Curran's Best and Worst
The best? Hard to choose, though Tom Brady's performance stands out. But the worst? That would be the string of injuries the Patriots suffered in their 36-20 win over the Saints.
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Best and Worst: Patriots 36, Saints 20
Tom E. Curran highlights the best and worst moments from the Patriots Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints
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Patriots vs. Saints: Pregame sights
A look inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans as the Patriots and Saints get ready for Sunday's game.
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Patriots-Saints inactive list: Ebner, Waddle also sitting out today
The bulk of the Patriots' inactive list for today's game was known late last week, when Danny Amendola, Dont'a Hightower, Matthew Slater and Vincent Valentine were ruled out against the Saints.
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Pats' aim: A turn for the better
Was the season-opening loss a blip on the Patriots' radar, or something more serious? We may get answers in today's Pats-Saints game. Here's everything you need to know leading up to kickoff.
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Getting ready for the game
Was the season-opening loss to Kansas City a blip on the Patriots' radar? Or something more serious? We may get some answers in today's Pats-Saints game, and here's everything you need to know leading up to...
Hogan on slot receiver role: 'I have to see what Tom sees'
Chris Hogan only had one catch in the Patriots' season-opening loss. He knows he'll have to do better, particularly in the slot.
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Big, easy bounce back?
From 16-0 dreams to 0-2? Can't happen, right? Not so fast. This is a sticky one on the road against a high-powered offense. 
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Curran's Patriots-Saints preview review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in his preview review of Sunday's game between the Patriots and Saints
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McCourty: Communication needs to improve 'to give ourselves a chance'
It's a tall task for Devin McCourty and the Patriots defense: Bounce back from a disastrous performance by going on the road and facing Drew Brees
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Amendola, Hightower, Slater, Valentine ruled out for Saints game
The Patriots will be without key offensive, defensive and special-teams contributors when they take on the Saints this weekend. 
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Tom Brady listens to Tracy Morgan's joke about Donald Trump at the New England Patriots Super Bowl ring party.
As Patriots got their rings, Tracy Morgan poked fun at Brady-Trump relationship
In the NFL Films' video of highlights from the Patriots' Super Bowl ring party, comedian Tracy Morgan takes a good-natured shot at the Brady-Trump relationship.  
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Patriots' defensive plan this week: Keep everyone on point
In the first Friday Bag of the season, Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss great interviewees, a battle of the bands . . . and how the Patriots can play better on defense this week.
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Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett hands off in the season opener.
Report: Jacoby Brissett to start for Colts on Sunday
Former Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett is expected to start for the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.  
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Bill Cowher: 'I supplied Belichick with bulletin board material before the AFC Championship'
Bill Cowher talks with Toucher & Rich about motivating players with bulletin board material, and how Bill Belichick used something against the Steelers
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Gronk: Time to fight back
Referees rarely penalize defensive backs for manhandling the 6-foot-7, 265-pound Rob Gronkowski, and Gronk says he can't let that throw him off his game.
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THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Watson leads Texans over Bengals, 13-9
Deshaun Watson leads the Houston Texans' depleted offense to a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals
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Saints know they have to keep eye on Gronk despite quiet Week 1
If the New Orleans Saints think Rob Gronkowski is human now, Sean Payton isn’t acknowledging it publicly.
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Burkhead 'comfortable' if needed in slot
Rex Burkhead seems like a logical choice to get a more expanded role in the offense, including some more playing time in the slot.
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Patriots-Saints practice report; Amendola, Hightower still out
The Patriots are still without Danny Amendola, Dont'a Hightower and Matthew Slater as they prepare for Sunday's game against the Saints.
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Brady: 'Not oblivious' to concussions
Tom Brady tells "CBS This Morning" he's not worried about concussions but he's "not oblivious" to them either.   
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Gillislee: 'Every time I get the ball, I'm trying to score'
Mike Gillislee is eager to make the most of his opportunities, but he knows there are times where he might be better served showing some patience.
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Curran: An early dose of adversity
If we made a list of the non-Brady Patriots that New England could least afford to lose, Dont'a Hightower and Julian Edelman would have been in the top five.
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Patriots sign CB Ryan Lewis to practice squad
The Patriots sign a defensive back to their practice squad, and they work out a handful of free agents -- including one interesting name from the 2016 draft.
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Gasper: Someone is bugging Tom Brady on offense
Chris Gasper thinks that something or someone on the Patriots offense is bugging Tom Brady.
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Brandin Cooks on Saints: 'There's no bad blood at all'
Brandin Cooks says he has no bad blood at all toward his former team, and he is still close to Sean Payton and Drew Brees.
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Brady: 'Up to us to go do something'
It seems Tom Brady would really like to see people competing at about “hair on fire” level at all times. And he continues to intimate that’s not what he’s seeing.
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New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola at training camp.
Amendola (knee, concussion), Hightower (knee) miss Patriots practice
Danny Amendola suffered a concussion and a knee injury in the season-opener, which kept him out of Wednesday's practice.
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Cooks says he's not sure what to expect from fans in return to New Orleans
This isn't a grudge match for Brandin Cooks. It's not a revenge game. Yet he's still not entirely sure how the fans will greet him when he takes the field in New Orleans on Sunday.
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Remembering unusual circumstances of Butler's New Orleans visit
Back in March, the Saints were interested enough in Malcolm Butler to bring him in for a visit as a restricted free agent. But they were not interested enough in him to sign him to an offer sheet.
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Curran: Same old same old
The Saints team the Patriots will face Sunday can pile up the points behind Drew Brees, but struggles to stop opponents from scoring on them.  
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Know Thine Enemy: Same old Saints - lots of O, little D
The Saints team the Patriots will face Sunday can pile up the points behind Drew Brees, but struggle to stop opponents from scoring on them.
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Hightower (knee), Amendola (head) missing from Patriots practice
Both Dont'a Hightower and Danny Amendola were missing from the start of Wednesday's practice at Gillette Stadium.
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VIDEO - Brandon Meriweather, "Master of his Domain"
Former Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather reveals an interesting fact about what he's been up to in his post-playing days on Toucher & Rich.
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Giardi: Pats offense is no laughing matter
The Saints looked dreadful on defense Monday, and normally would be no match for the Pats' offense. But Josh McDaniels and crew are still trying to find the right fit for all the new pieces.
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Payton on Cooks: 'There's not really an off-speed rep for him'
The amount of praise that Sean Payton heaped on former Saints receiver Brandin Cooks was significant. Great athlete. Great teammate. The kind of guy, it sounded like, that you might like to keep around.
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Belichick proves once again that he loves good punting more than you do
It seems there is very little that Bill Belichick appreciates and respects more than a punter's ability to help his team win the field-position battle.
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Ten former Patriots on list of first-year eligibility for Hall of Fame
Randy Moss is the biggest name on the list, and he's joined by Ty Law, Rodney Harrison, Tedy Bruschi, Willie McGinest, Richard Seymour, Ben Coates, Chad Johnson, Corey Dillion and Fred Taylor,
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BST Podcast: Pats salivating over facing Saints D?
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down how the New England Patriots will exploit the New Orleans Saints mess of a defense.
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Quick Slants: Mayo thinks communication bigger issue on D than personnel
Jerod Mayo gives his reaction to the Patriots loss to the Chiefs, and breaks down what Kansas City did to shut down the Patriots offense.
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Belichick on Peterson: 'I have a lot of respect for the way that he plays'
Bill Belichick thought enough of Adrian Peterson to bring him to New England for a free-agent visit in the spring.
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Patriots didn't make the grade vs. Chiefs
The Patriots turned in a less-than-stellar performance against the Chiefs, and it's reflected in the first report card of the season.
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VIDEO: James White gave away the Super Bowl MVP truck Tom Brady gave him
On Toucher & Rich on Tuesday, Patriots running back James White talks about the Super Bowl MVP truck that Tom Brady gave to him.
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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Is Patriots loss good for NFL?
Is it better for the league if the Patriots lose? Or is the Patriots dynasty good for the NFL? Curran, Holley, and Giles break it down. 
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MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Broncos block late FG, top Chargers, 24-21
Shelby Harris gets a hand on Younghoe Koo's 44-yard game-tying field goal try with a second left and the Broncos begin the Vance Joseph era with a 24-21 win over the Chargers
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Giardi: Pats need to manage Amendola
Danny Amendola's history is that he can't absorb a slot receiver's consistent pounding without breaking down.  Josh McDaniels needs to find a way to manage his workload.
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Was the Patriots loss to Chiefs good for the NFL?
Our Boston Sports Tonight crew debates whether the New England Patriots losing to the Kansas City Chiefs was good for the NFL.
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Curran: Could take six weeks for Patriots offense to gel
Tom E. Curran says that after the loss of Julian Edelman, it could take the New England Patriots six weeks to find their groove.
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EX-PATS PODCAST: What happened to Patriots vs. Chiefs?
Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen review the Patriots loss to the Chiefs, Brady’s comments on the team’s attitude, weakness of the front seven
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Bradford, Vikings cruise past Saints, 29-19
Sam Bradford starts his second season with Minnesota in style, passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings beat New Orleans, 29-19
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Cardinals reportedly sign DJ Foster off of Patriots practice squad
By the time the Patriots had to cut down their roster to 53 players, it appeared as though the back end of their roster wasn't as loaded with NFL talent as many assumed.
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Patriots replace Gillette Stadium's turf after only one game
The Patriots are replacing Gillette Stadium's synthetic turf just four months after installing it.
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Belichick: New captains Harmon, Andrews provide 'youthful layer of leadership'
Bill Belichick likes the mix of players he has to work with as Patriots captains, including the two newest additions to the group.
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VIDEO: Boomer Esiason talks about conversation this weekend with Craig Carton
Boomer Esiason talks with Toucher & Rich about his radio partner Craig Carton, who was arrested on four counts of fraud related to a Ponzi scheme.
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Brady: Bad ending sparked 'attitude' talk
Tom Brady felt like the Patriots played competitively for three quarters. But the fourth quarter bothered him. 
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Could Patriots trade Dion Lewis for defensive help?
Mike Felger, Albert Breer, and Michael Hurley discuss if the New England Patriots could trade running back Dion Lewis for help on the defensive front seven.
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Breer: Dont'a Hightower’s body is a 'ticking time bomb'
Albert Breer says that Dont'a Hightower can not be counted on to play in all 16 game because his body is a ticking time bomb due to injuries.
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SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Cowboys top Giants, 19-3
Dallas defense shackles a New York offense missing Odell Beckham Jr. in the Cowboys' 19-3 season-opening victory
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AFC: Fournette, strong defense lead Jaguars over Texans, 29-7
Leonard Fournette ran for 100 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut, and Jacksonville had 10 sacks and forced four turnovers to help the Jaguars to a 29-7 win over the Texans.
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AFC: Carr, Raiders beat Titans in season opener, 26-16
Derek Carr threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns, and the Oakland Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans, 26-16
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AFC: Antonio Brown's big day helps Steelers beat Browns, 21-18
Antonio Brown had 182 receiving yards in the Steelers' 21-18 win over the Browns.
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AFC EAST: Taylor leads Bills to win over Jets, 21-12
Tyrod Taylor throws two touchdown passes and the new-look Bills beat the New York Jets, 21-12.
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AFC: Ravens force five Dalton turnovers, shut out Bengals, 20-0
Baltimore picked off Andy Dalton four times and forced him to fumble Sunday as the Ravens pulled away to a 20-0 victory over the Bengals.
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CONFIRMED: The Jets and Bills stink
An overreaction to less than one half of bad football, but probably not an overreaction. 
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Perry: What we had wrong prior to opener
After watching more than a dozen training camp practices, seeing four preseason games, and talking to players and coach Bill Belichick several times a week, there was still plenty we screwed up going into We
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Five things we had wrong going into Patriots-Chiefs
After watching more than a dozen training camp practices, seeing four preseason games, and talking to players and coach Bill Belichick several times a week, there was still plenty we screwed up going into...
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Report: Teams have called Patriots inquiring about a trade for Dion Lewis
Teams have called the Patriots this week to inquire about a trade for running back Dion Lewis, the Boston Herald reports.  
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Could Rex Burkhead help solve the Patriots shortage at receiver?
With Danny Amendola in the concussion protocol, Malcolm Mitchell on IR and Matthew Slater dealing with a hamstring injury, the Patriots could use some help at receiver. 
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PODCAST: Fallout from Patriots loss
Tom Curran believes that the Patriots loss was not as bad as it seems. The BST crew recaps the game and break down New England’s performance. 
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Bean: RIP 19-0; I'm going to miss you
The talk of a perfect season for the Patriots wasn't silly, but it's irrelevant now. 
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Felger: ‘I blame McDaniels approach more than Tom Brady’
Mike Felger thinks that Tom Brady was not to blame for the poor performance by the offense, he thinks the coaching is to blame.
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Van Noy pleased with extension, disappointed in season opener
Friday was a day of mixed feelings for Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy.
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Patriots reportedly work out four quarterbacks, including Matt Barkley
Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin, David Fales and Thad Lewis were reportedly all in town Friday. 
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Report: Patriots agree to two-year extension with LB Kyle Van Noy
The Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract extension with linebacker Kyle Van Noy, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reports.  
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady is sacked against the Kansas City Chiefs.
NFL apologizes for 'unacceptable' tweet that linked Patriots' loss to Mexican earthquake
The NFL has apologized for an ”unacceptable” tweet with three smiley emojis that likened the Kansas City Chiefs’ big victory over the Patriots to a deadly earthquake that shook Mexico.  
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Looking forward, not back
Bill Belichick isn't interested in comparing the season-opening loss to the Patriots' 2014 blowout against the Chiefs. Or comparing any past Pats team to this one.
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Hightower has sprain, may not miss game
The Patriots may have dodged a bullet on the injury front during last night's loss to the Chiefs. 
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Curran: Some catching up to do
The Chiefs ran away from the Patriots in a stunning Opening Night upset, and New England's biggest problems weren't execution and communication. They were energy and commitment.
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PODCAST: Chiefs upset Patriots in Week 1
Mike Felger, Charlie Weis, Dan Koppen, and Troy Brown give their thoughts and takeaways from the Chiefs pulling off the upset at Gillette Stadium
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Brady says Patriots need to be better without Edelman
It would be easy to say that the Patriots missed Julian Edelman on Thursday night, but they did. 
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Tom E. Curran's Patriots-Chiefs preview review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in the New England Patriots-Kansas City Chiefs preview review.
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Patriots down: Amendola, Hightower leave season-opener with injuries
Neither Danny Amendola nor Dont'a Hightower finished Thursday's season-opener after suffering injuries mid-game.
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Belichick: 'We've got a lot of work to do -- I mean, that's obvious'
Bill Belichick was none too pleased with what he saw from his team -- offensively or defensively -- against the Chiefs on Thursday. 
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Brady: Patriots need to show better attitude, competitiveness
Do the Patriots have an attitude issue? Tom Brady called out his team on Thursday night for what he saw in terms of their competitiveness. 
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Best and worst: Chiefs 42, Patriots 27
It was more like the worst and worse for the Patriots, who were outscored 35-10 in the last two-plus quarters in a stunning season-opening loss.
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Best and worst: Chiefs 42, Patriots 27
It was more like the worst and worse for the Patriots, who were outscored 35-10 in the last two-plus quarters in a stunning season-opening loss.
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Five takeaways from Patriots-Chiefs: Big plays gash Patriots defense
The Patriots have long prided themselves on their ability to limit big plays. But the bend-but-don't-break defense shattered into pieces Thursday night.
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Sights from the Patriots Super Bowl LI banner unveiling
Take a look at some images from the pregame ceremony unveiling the Patriots Super Bowl LI banner
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J. Kraft: Goodell isn't sitting with us, don't know where he'll be
Patriots president Jonathan Kraft told 98.5 The Sports Hub on Thursday night that he wasn't sure where Roger Goodell would be watching the game. 
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Goodell takes the field; Brady runs right past him
The word was Roger Goodell wasn't going to show his face on the field tonight. The word was wrong.
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Portnoy and Felger debate if Roger Goodell or the Patriots won Deflategate
Dave Portnoy from Barstool Sports joins Mike Felger on Pregame Live to debate if Roger Goodell or the Patriots won Deflategate.
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Patriots-Chiefs inactive list: Slater, Ebner, Fleming out
The Patriots will be without special-teams captain Matthew Slater, fellow special-teamer Nate Ebner and offensive lineman Cameron Fleming when they face the Chiefs tonight.
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Patriots Pregame Live
The Patriots and Chiefs kick off the season tonight. Gear up for the game with Michael Felger, Charlie Weis, Bert Breer, Dan Koppen, Dr. Jessica Flynn, Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry, Mike Giardi and DJ Bean.
Malcolm Mitchell headed to IR; Ted Karras promoted from practice squad
As the Patriots got ready to take the field for their season-opener, Malcolm Mitchell was placed on ice. For a while, at least.
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Our panel picks 'em: Patriots should prep Banner No. 6
Our CSN panel makes their NFL picks as the season opens tonight and it's unanimous: Another Lombardi Trophy for the Patriots. Plus, bold predictions, MVP choices and more.  
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New England Patriots fans mock NFL commissioner Roger Goodell with a sign at Gillette Stadium.
Report: Goodell will be out of sight from most fans at Gillette
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be at Gillette Stadium for the Patriots opener tonight, but according to Sports Illustrated, he'll be off the field before most fans are in the stadium.  
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Getting ready for the game
The information you need to know to get ready for tonight's Patriots-Chiefs season-opening game at Gillette Stadium.
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Getting ready for the game
The information you need to know to get ready for tonight's Patriots-Chiefs season-opening game at Gillette Stadium.
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Brady's pregame Instagram video should pump up Patriots fans
Brady posts a hype video on Instagram that includes dramatic Super Bowl 51 footage, a lion and quotes British philosopher and writer Alan Watts. 
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Felger: The winner!
You can wear all the Goodell clown shirts and wave all the anti-Goodell signs you want tonight, but Roger Goodell accomplished every single thing he wanted to accomplish in Deflategate.
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Curran: Some open questions
Are the Patriots as good as we think? How long will it take them to jell? Will the Chiefs pose a problem? We begin to find answers tonight as the Pats', and the NFL's, season begins.
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Tom E. Curran's Patriots-Chiefs preview review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in the Patriots-Chiefs preview review.
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BST PODCAST: Previewing Patriots opener vs. the Chiefs
The BST crew breaks down the Patriots matchup vs. the Chiefs, Isaiah Thomas' Players' Tribune piece and more.
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Ninkovich on if he would return: 'I am not closing the door'
Rob Ninkovich talks about if he has had thoughts about coming back since the Patriots are so thin on the defense front.
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Quest for perfection begins
Every week -- for as long as the Pats are unbeaten -- we'll take a look at the Patriots' schedule searching for where a potentially perfect season could be derailed. 
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