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Bernd Buchmasser

8 winners and 5 losers from the Patriots’ 34-13 win over the Bengals

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Related: Patriots vs Bengals recap: New England secures playoff spot with 34-13 win in Cincinnati

Coming off back-to-back losses, the New England Patriots registered their 11th win of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday to punch their ticket for the playoffs and stay ahead in the race for a first-round postseason bye. While not all was perfect, the team still won in rather convincing fashion due to another strong defensive outing — at...

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Bernd Buchmasser

‘We’re excited but there’s a lot of hard work ahead’: Patriots react to earning 11th straight playoff berth

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Related: Patriots vs Bengals recap: New England secures playoff spot with 34-13 win in Cincinnati

For the past two weeks, the New England Patriots found themselves on the doorstep of the NFL playoffs but failed to enter each time. On Sunday, however, they finally cleared that hurdle thanks to a 34-13 road victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. While the win does neither clinch the division for the Patriots nor earn them a first-round playoff bye, it does...

Bleacher Report - New England Patriots

Report: NFL Yet to Start Investigation or Interview Patriots About Illegal Video

The NFL reportedly isn't necessarily close to finishing its investigation of the New England Patriots filming the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during the latter's Week 14 game against the Cleveland Browns...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Stephon Gilmore adds two interceptions, pick-six to bolster his Defensive Player of the Year case

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Related: Instant analysis from Patriots’ 34-13 win over Bengals

In 2018, Stephon Gilmore played an outstanding season that ended with him earning his first Super Bowl ring as well as first-team All-Pro honors. And while his 2019 campaign is far from over, it is no stretch of the imagination to say that Gilmore might be even better this year. In fact, he is so good that All-Pro status is possibly no longer sufficient to adequately...

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Patriots videographer Dave Mondillo explains why he filmed Bengals

The New England Patriots say the footage they took of the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline last week was not intended to be used for anything other than a documentary series, and a member of the production crew that captured it has confirmed that. David Mondillo, whose official title is supervising producer for Kraft Sports and Entertainment, released a statement on Sunday evening that attempted to explain what happened in the press box at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland last week. He said...

Bleacher Report - New England Patriots

Dave Mondillo 'Had No Intention' of Giving Bengals' Sideline Video to Patriots

The New England Patriots defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 34-13 on Sunday, but the game was not the major storyline surrounding the two teams...

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Bernd Buchmasser

N’Keal Harry feels he is ‘getting his groove back’ after promising game in Cincinnati

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Related: Patriots vs Bengals recap: New England secures playoff spot with 34-13 win in Cincinnati

Calling it a breakout game would probably be a bit much, but N’Keal Harry certainly had a promising showing on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The rookie wide receiver contributed four touches, 37 scrimmage yards and a touchdown to the New England Patriots’ 34-13 road win and showed off some of the skills that made him the 32nd overall draft pick in...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Week 15 late games: Patriots rooting guide, how to watch, open thread

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Find out who to root for today!

With the New England Patriots playing an early game against the Cincinnati Bengals today, their fans can sit back and relax during the late slate of games. There are six total on the menu, so let’s quickly go through the contests to find out who will face off today, and who Patriots fans should be rooting for.

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Cleveland Browns (6-7) at Arizona Cardinals (3-9-1): CBS

Go good game! Cleveland is still in contention...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Shaq Mason, Jonathan Jones exit Patriots’ game in Cincinnati with injury

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Related: Patriots vs Bengals recap: New England secures playoff spot with 34-13 win in Cincinnati

The New England Patriots held a comfortable lead in the fourth quarter of their Week 15 game against the Cincinnati Bengals when they lost two players to injury: right guard Shaq Mason and cornerback Jonathan Jones both exited the contest, and were later declared questionable to return. Mason left the game due to an ankle injury, as the team announced shortly...

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Brian Phillips

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Welcome to this week’s Pats Pulpit postgame show, where Brian Phillips will talk about the New England Patriots’ 34-13 win against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Patriots started the game with a touchdown drive, but were unable to follow up and ultimately fell behind 10-7 in the late first quarter. While they tied the game ahead of intermission thanks to takeaway on special teams, New...

Bleacher Report - New England Patriots

Tom Brady, Patriots Clinch 2019 NFL Playoff Berth with Win vs. Bengals

The New England Patriots clinched a berth in the 2020 playoffs Sunday with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals . The Patriots' 34-14 triumph sent them to the postseason for the 11th straight season as they look to lock up the AFC East...

ESPN.com - New England Patriots

Patriots' Stephon Gilmore gets pick-six off Bengals QB Andy Dalton

Gilmore's turnover turned touchdown was another big play for New England's defense and Gilmore's first score of the season.

ESPN.com - New England Patriots

With win over Bengals Patriots buy themselves important time to fix some things

CINCINNATI -- The New England Patriots’ 34-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday wasn’t the decisive blowout to quiet some of the growing doubts about their Super Bowl credentials.

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Oliver Thomas

Instant analysis from Patriots’ 34-13 win over Bengals

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A touchdown’s worth of observations from Week 15 at Paul Brown Stadium.

The December visit to Paul Brown Stadium ended in victory for the New England Patriots.

And it ended in a berth for January.

New England extended its NFL record to 11 consecutive playoff seasons Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Bengals, with five turnovers and a stretch of 20 unanswered points arriving in the process of the calendar’s last road trip.

Here’s a touchdown of...

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Patriots reportedly suspend videographer who recorded Bengals sideline

The Patriots have suspended the videographer who filmed the Bengals sideline in Cleveland last week, according to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin and Kate McInerney. The producer/videographer, Dave Mondillo, is a longtime full-time employee of Kraft Sports and Entertainment. He was suspended last week. NFL rules prevent teams from filming opponents’ sidelines during games. Mondillo was caught doing so during the first quarter of the Bengals-Browns game last Sunday, a week before the Patriots...

Yardbarker: New England Patriots

Patriots reportedly suspend videographer who filmed Bengals sideline

A form of discipline has already been handed down stemming from the incident in which the New England Patriots illegally filmed the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline last weekend, but it did not come from the NFL. The Patriots have suspended the videographer who took footage of Cincinnati’s sideline in Cleveland last week, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports. The employee has been identified as Dave Mondillo, who has been a longtime producer for Kraft Sports and Entertainment. Patriots...

Bleacher Report - New England Patriots

Report: Patriots Videographer Dave Mondillo Suspended After Bengals Video Leaks

The New England Patriots reportedly suspended videographer Dave Mondillo, who recorded the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline during a game against the Cleveland Browns last week...

Yardbarker: New England Patriots

Video shows confrontation between Patriots videographer, Bengals security

A videographer working for the New England Patriots was confronted for filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during last weekend’s game, and a video that was released on Sunday showed what was being filmed and a portion of the disagreement. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports obtained a video that showed a Patriots staffer nervously volunteering to delete footage he illegally obtained of the Bengals sideline. The incident took place while the Patriots were supposed to be filming one of their own...

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Bernd Buchmasser

How Mohamed Sanu, Rex Burkhead feel about returning to Cincinnati

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Both Sanu and Burkhead started their careers with the Bengals.

When the New England Patriots take on the Cincinnati Bengals this week, two members of their offense will return to their former stomping grounds: wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and running back Rex Burkhead both started their careers with the AFC North team, and now are back in the white road jerseys worn by the reigning Super Bowl champions. For both, it will be their first trip back to Paul...

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Bernd Buchmasser

Patriots vs Bengals: Live updates, score, news, game details, open thread

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The Patriots’ 14th game of the regular season is here!

Week 15 of the 2019 regular season has arrived and it will see the New England Patriots try to get back on track after back-to-back losses. At least in theory, today’s opponent is therefore coming at just the right time: the 1-12 Cincinnati Bengals are one of the worst teams in the NFL this season and it is no surprise that the Patriots are 10-point favorites — despite their recent struggles,...

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