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Rich Hill

2018 Week 7 Patriots Power Rankings: Patriots and Saints jockeying for second place

Check out what the ‘experts’ are saying about the Patriots after Week 6

The New England Patriots took care of business on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs and the pollsters rewarded their performance- some more than others.

It should be no surprise that the lone undefeated team, the Los Angeles Rams, still hold the top spot in this week’s power rankings, while there appears to be a three-horse race for second place among the Patriots, New Orleans Saints (on a bye...

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Rich Hill

Patriots open as 3-point road favorites against the Bears

Can the Patriots cover the spread?

The (4-2) New England Patriots opened as 3-point road favorites against the (3-2) Chicago Bears, per OddsShark, and have quickly increased the spread to 3.5-points. The Patriots have been favored in every game dating back to the 2016 season opener against the Arizona Cardinals, when Tom Brady was suspended and Jimmy Garoppolo was the starter.

The last time Brady was an underdog was week 13 of the 2014 season on the road against the Green Bay Packers.


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Rich Hill

Pats Pulpit Podcast Episode 117: Patriots win epic showdown with the Chiefs

Can they keep the momentum going against the Bears?

The New England Patriots handed the Kansas City Chiefs their first loss of the 2018 season in an epic showdown on Sunday Night Football. Tom Brady and company won with a final score of 43-40 since neither team decided to bring a defense to the game.

The Patriots offense has been a different beast since week 4, thanks to the inclusion of Josh Gordon, the emergence of Sony Michel, and the return of Julian Edelman, all of which allow Rob...

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New England Patriots links 10/16/18 - Tom Brady, Patriots carving out NFL records

Daily news and links for Tuesday


Erik Scalavino breaks down the Pats-Chiefs film, quarter-by-quarter and offers his thoughts: It’s becoming quite clear that the Patriots like what they see in Josh Gordon... John Rooke’s View from Above: Other than the score, these numbers have meaning. Angelique Fiske reports the Bill Belichick Foundation’s fifth annual Hall of Fame Huddle proved to yet again bring out big names, candid moments and a crowd for a good cause. Locker room...

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Bernd Buchmasser

The Patriots defense is better against the big play than you might think

While New England surrendered two big plays against Kansas City

For the New England Patriots defense, its game against the Kansas City Chiefs was a tale of two halves. In the first, Brian Flores’ unit was able to limit one of the NFL’s most explosive offensive groups to just nine points while also registering two takeaways. In the second, however, the Chiefs were seemingly able to score at will, with two long Kansas City touchdown passes a perfect example for the Patriots defense’s...

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Josh Gordon elevates near top of Patriots' WR depth chart

Fantasy owners should take note of Gordon's usage, as the receiver has accomplished a critical feat: earning the trust of Tom Brady.

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Bernd Buchmasser

17 yards shy of 1,000, Tom Brady wants to become a better runner

Brady wants to improve his abilities as a ball-carrier.

One of the biggest plays of the New England Patriots’ 43-40 win against the Kansas City Chiefs was a 4-yard touchdown run by Tom Brady. Down 33-30 late in the fourth quarter and facing a third-and-goal, the quarterback did his best Cam Newton impression: he broke a sack attempt by Chiefs defender Breeland Speaks and took advantage of the opening in front of him to scramble into the end zone for six.

Brady is no stranger to keeping the...

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Pat Lane

Tyreek Hill overreacts to a Patriots fan’s stupidity

New England has barred the “fan” from Gillette Stadium – but that’s not enough for Hill and his agent.

Tyreek Hill is really fast, and really good at football. He torched the Patriots for three touchdowns on Sunday Night Football this week, including the game tying score late in the 4th quarter. After running for that last score, he ran towards the Optum Field Lounge. As you can imagine, the fans were not happy to see him. He was greeted by some angry gestures and even some flying...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will play forever, according to Tom Brady

Defensive coordinators around the NFL cannot be happy.

The New England Patriots played a thrilling prime time game against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. Naturally, emotions ran high after a Stephen Gostkowski field goal as time expired sealed the Patriots’ 43-40 win. How high? Tom Brady, for example looked pretty hyped up following what was his all-time record 200th regular season victory as a starting quarterback (via NBCS Camera Guys):

The . Not ready to relinquish the yet. ...

Bleacher Report - New England Patriots

Ex-Aaron Hernandez Patriots Teammates Detail Mood Swings, Strange Conduct

Before New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was ever accused of murder, his former teammates noticed bizarre behavior in his daily life...

ESPN.com - New England Patriots

Ex-Hernandez teammates describe odd behavior

Interviews by The Boston Globe of former Patriots teammates of Aaron Hernandez illustrate an erratic and troubling player in his last season with the team.

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Rich Hill

Week 6 Monday Night Football 49ers @ Packers open thread and Patriots rooting guide

Join the discussion!

The (1-4) San Francisco 49ers are on the road to take on the (2-2-1) Green Bay Packers in what should have been a great game with two star quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Garoppolo. Unfortunately, with Garoppolo out for the year, the 49ers look listless and the Packers should be the heavy favorites at home.

Kickoff is at 8:15 PM on ESPN.

The New England Patriots will be rooting for the Packers to win for the sake of “strength of schedule” tiebreakers that...

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Watch: Tom Brady passes ‘Madden’ torch to Antonio Brown

The latest installment of the long-running “Madden NFL” video game came out back in August, but Tom Brady has not been able to bring himself to play the newest edition when he was fortunate enough to grace the cover of last year’s game. On Monday, he finally decided to move on. In a funny video he shared on Instagram, Brady passed the torch to Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who is the cover athlete for “Madden NFL 19.” Brady playing Sarah McLachlan’s “I Will...

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Patriots set incredible NFL record in win over Chiefs

Tom Brady made more NFL history on Sunday night, but his personal achievement wasn’t the only jaw-dropping historical development in the game. The New England Patriots did something against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6 that’s never before been accomplished in the Super Bowl era. During their 43-40 win, they did not incur a single penalty, nor did they punt once. The Patriots ran a total of 75 plays in 12 offensive drives on Sunday night, racking up 31 first downs and 500 yards. Not...

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Chief Thoughts: Analyzing the Patriots’ week 6 win against the Chiefs

Let’s take a closer look at yesterday’s game.

Holy crap what a game. Defensive plays, baffling plays, ST plays, defensive meltdowns, the two most dangerous offensive machines in the AFC smashing into each other like rampaging triceratops in attempt to establish utter dominance, and of course, a duel for the ages between the best that ever was and the potential future of the NFL.

Let’s get started.

The Patriots pull the upset

Yes they were at home. Yes they were favored by 3.5. And...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots vs Chiefs takes place among greatest regular season games in Gillette Stadium history

New England and Kansas City delivered an instant classic last night.

Even before Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 28-yard field goal to seal the New England Patriots’ 43-40 win over the visiting Kansas City Chiefs, the contest was living up to its enormous pregame hype: plenty of scoring, momentum shifts, and huge plays on both sides made for a highly entertaining product. In fact, an argument can be made that last night’s game was one of the greatest contests ever to be played at Gillette...

ESPN.com - New England Patriots

Tom Brady still carving out his place in NFL's record books

He moved into a third-place tie for game-winning drives Sunday against Kansas City, and other records are within his grasp this season.

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4 quick-hit thoughts about the Patriots’ win over the Chiefs

New England defeated Kansas City in epic fashion yesterday.

When the clock struck zero at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots claimed victory over the previously unbeaten Chiefs, 43-40. What everybody thought would be an explosive game was just that. This game had it all, from quick strikes to long drives. I don’t know how everyone else feels, but I want round two. I know we’ve got a long season still ahead of us, but how fun was that game?

Here are four quick-hit thoughts about the...

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Alec Shane

Patriots vs. Chiefs: Fan Notes from the Game

Notes, musings, and observations from the New England Patriots’ 43-40 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.


It’s been a while since the Patriots had one of these down to the wire, last second wins that take ten years off your life. And I could lie to you and tell you that I missed games like this one, but I won’t. I don’t know how much longer I can take these things.

It’s always good to be on the winning side of shootouts that end on a last-second field goal, and this game was...

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New England Patriots links 10/15/18 - Pats efficiently follow Belichick plan: Score more points than KC

Daily news and links for Monday


Post Game Notes & Records: Patriots vs. Chiefs. Brady gets career win No. 200; More. Gamebook: Full Patriots-Chiefs stats. Erik Scalavino posts his observations from the press box at Gillette Stadium: This one lived up to hype. Paul Perillo shares some random thoughts as he recaps Sunday’s game: Shootout goes to Patriots. Andy Hart’s Stock Watch: Gostkowski kicks Pats to win over Chiefs. Don Banks’ Snap Judgments: Musings, observations and...

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