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Tom Brady and Patriots playing like a powerhouse afire

The Boston Herald (Sam Farmer) — With Oakland winning and Arizona losing — two of the oddities from Week 12 — about the only sure bet in the NFL these days is that the New England Patriots are going to come through. And come...
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Borges: Swiss Army of eleven

The Boston Herald (Ron Borges) — FOXBORO — A Swiss Army knife is a most handy tool to have in your pocket, allowing you to solve problems in a multitude of ways. If your offense is the football equivalent of such a device, you...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Buckley: Blount deserves Gray area

The Boston Herald (Steve BuckleyXXXXX) — FOXBORO — Here’s a running back breakdown from the Patriots’ 34-9 victory against the Detroit Lions yesterday afternoon at balmy Gillette Stadium: The Quitter: 78 yards and two touchdowns on 12...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Celtics Notebook: Green vehemently denies desire to move

The Boston Herald (Mark Murphy) — Jeff Green , angered by a national blogger’s interpretation of a local report detailing the Celtics forward’s appeal on the trade market, unloaded on the media after the 94-88 loss to Portland...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Cornering the market

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — FOXBORO — Matthew Stafford heaved the ball up 46 times yesterday. He tried like crazy to get it to his two favorite receivers, Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, targeting them 21 times combined. ...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Bet Box: Stafford, Lions can’t help us get over it

The Boston Herald (Chris Letourneau) — Those of us who took the over in yesterday’s game can’t blame the Patriots. They did their part, as Tom Brady stayed hot and helped the team pile up 34 points, even with Sports Illustrated cover...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Team effort: Patriots show versatility in blowout

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — The Patriots have been presented with all types of challenges during their seven-game winning streak. Yesterday was the latest example of how they’ve conquered them all, as the Pats...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Best and worst from yesterday’s game vs. the Lions

The Boston Herald (Karen Guregian) — Worst use of challenge: The Lions
challenged whether there was a completion on a third-down pass to Julian Edelman in the fourth quarter. The pass went for 3 yards, which left the Pats with a...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Play of the Game: Big return turns the tide

The Boston Herald (Dan Ventura) — There was a point during yesterday’s Patriots-Lions contest when it
appeared to be just that — a contest. Matt Prater’s second field goal of the game, a 20-yarder with 13:37 left in the second...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Easy to lay it all on O-line

The Boston Herald (Dan Ventura) — FOXBORO — The top-ranked Lions defensive line figured to be a perfect measuring stick for the Patriots’ revamped offensive line. Yesterday, they passed the test with flying colors. The quintet...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Patriots Notebook: Center of attention

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — Rob Gronkowski has entered the latest phase of his comeback tour. Gronkowski caught five passes for 78 yards yesterday during the Patriots’ 34-9 victory against the Lions, and he...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Pats score the Wright way

The Boston Herald (Adam Kurkjian) — FOXBORO — It’s all well and good to pay extra attention to Rob Gronkowski when the Patriots are in the red zone, maybe even throw an extra defender or two his way. He’s earned that respect. But...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Wilfork: Raiola's 'uncalled for' cut-block was 'stupid'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — After watching the Patriots tack on a late touchdown in Sunday's 34-9 romp over Detroit, Lions center Dominic Raiola admitted revenge was on his mind. Vince Wilfork was not impressed.
  • New: 9 hr 45 min ago

Tim Wright On His First Career Two-Touchdown Game

Boston.com Patriots tight end Trim Wright had his first two-touchdown game of his NFL career with a four-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter and an eight-yard touchdown pass from Brady in...
  • 12 hr 52 min ago

Jonas Gray: 'I Wish I Was Able to Contribute to the Win'

Boston.com It was a long, strange week for Patriots running back Jonas Gray who landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated after scoring four touchdowns last week, then landed on the bench on Sunday for being...
  • 13 hr 40 min ago

Patriots Defense Proving They Can Hang With League's Best

Boston.com The Patriots' defense has goals, and they won't let anyone stand in their way, regardless of the name on the back of the jersey or the reputation they bring into the game.
  • 14 hr 28 min ago

Five Takeaways From the Patriots' 34-9 Win Over the Lions

Boston.com Whether it was offense, defense or coaching, the Patriots won every match up in running their win streak to seven games with a rout of Detroit.
  • 14 hr 59 min ago

Lions no match for NFL’s best team, fall to Patriots

The Boston Herald (Dave Birkett) — FOXBORO — For the second straight week, the Detroit Lions had a chance to show that they deserve to be mentioned among the NFL elite, playing a good team on the road. And for the second straight...
  • 15 hr 14 min ago

Patriots Stock Report: Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner Shut Down Lions Offense

Boston.com Matthew Stafford had virtually no success targeting the Patriots' top two cornerbacks on Sunday in the Patriots' 34-9 win over the Lions.
  • 16 hr 3 min ago

Pats roll over Lions

The Boston Herald (Jeff Howe) — FOXBORO — Once again, the Patriots met minimal resistance from a division leader, and they disposed of the Lions, 34-9, today at Gillette Stadium. The Pats won their seventh consecutive game to...
  • 16 hr 10 min ago
Blog Articles

Patriots' defensive snaps: Alan Branch rises

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Snaps played by New England Patriots defenders in Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions (penalties included; kneel-downs not included):DEFENSIVE TACKLEVince Wilfork -- 63 of...
  • New: 2 hr 43 min ago

Patriots' offensive snaps: Tim Wright's high

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A look at snaps played by New England Patriots offensive skill-position players in Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions (including penalties):TIGHT ENDRob Gronkowski -- 79 of...
  • New: 4 hr 43 min ago

Tedy Bruschi's Patriots chat at 9 a.m. ET

ESPN (ESPNBoston.com) — Every Monday after the New England Patriots play, Tedy Bruschi hosts a Patriots chat. Monday's chat is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET, and questions can be asked in advance.Catch up with Tedy then.
  • New: 9 hr 56 min ago

Report card: New England Patriots

ESPN (Lee Schechter) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Here are the grades for the New England Patriots after their 34-9 blowout win over the Detroit Lions.Quarterback: The Patriots' game plan was to throw the ball and throw it a...
  • 12 hr 48 min ago

Tim Wright On His First Career Two-Touchdown Game

Boston.com Patriots tight end Trim Wright had his first two-touchdown game of his NFL career with a four-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady in the first quarter and an eight-yard touchdown pass from Brady in...
  • 12 hr 58 min ago

Darrelle Revis the queen piece in secondary

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Much was said after the New England Patriots' 34-9 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, but it was hard to find a more decisive statement than what...
  • 13 hr 3 min ago

O-line continues to protect Tom Brady

ESPN (Kyle Brasseur) — FOXBORUGH, Mass. -- Even against the league's top defense on Sunday, the New England Patriots' offense couldn't be stopped.In putting together yet another blowout win with a 34-9 result over the...
  • 13 hr 8 min ago

Jonas Gray: 'I Wish I Was Able to Contribute to the Win'

Boston.com It was a long, strange week for Patriots running back Jonas Gray who landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated after scoring four touchdowns last week, then landed on the bench on Sunday for being...
  • 13 hr 45 min ago

Patriots Defense Proving They Can Hang With League's Best

Boston.com The Patriots' defense has goals, and they won't let anyone stand in their way, regardless of the name on the back of the jersey or the reputation they bring into the game.
  • 14 hr 31 min ago

LeGarrette Blount makes immediate impact in return

ESPN (Lee Schechter) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One week ago as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, running back LeGarrette Blount walked off the field early after receiving zero carries. Now back in a New England...
  • 14 hr 53 min ago

Jonas Gray: Moving on to Green Bay

ESPN (ESPNBoston.com) — New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray was contrite in the locker room following Sunday's game, a victory he sat out after not making it to the team's facility on time Friday. He would not...
  • 14 hr 56 min ago

Five Takeaways From the Patriots' 34-9 Win Over the Lions

Boston.com Whether it was offense, defense or coaching, the Patriots won every match up in running their win streak to seven games with a rout of Detroit.
  • 15 hr 1 min ago

Patriots WR Brandon LaFell says he's OK

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the New England Patriots' 34-9 win over the Detroit Lions:LaFell says injury not serious. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell left the...
  • 15 hr 3 min ago

Patriots vs. Lions Final Score: Patriots keep rolling, crush Detroit 34-9

Pats Pulpit (Greg Knopping) — The New England Patriots moved to 9-2 with a dominating 34-9 victory over the Detroit Lions Sunday. The New England Patriots have moved to 9-2 following yet another dominating performance...
  • 15 hr 13 min ago

Week 12: Open Thread

Pats Pulpit (Offensive Jazz Interference) — With the New England Patriots' game against the Detroit Lions in the books, we can now enjoy the other games of the day. The Patriots solidified their position atop the AFC with a 34-9 victory...
  • 16 hr 1 min ago

Patriots Stock Report: Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner Shut Down Lions Offense

Boston.com Matthew Stafford had virtually no success targeting the Patriots' top two cornerbacks on Sunday in the Patriots' 34-9 win over the Lions.
  • 16 hr 3 min ago

Ups and downs for Patriots

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- At an initial glance, and without the benefit of film review, a look at which New England Patriots players were "up" in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions and which...
  • 16 hr 58 min ago

What's Cooking at the Patriots Tailgate Parties?

Boston.com With Thanksgiving four days away, we checked in with fans in Foxborough to see what was on the menu before the Patriots faced the Lions.
  • 17 hr 20 min ago

Rapid Reaction: New England Patriots

ESPN (Mike Reiss) — FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few thoughts on the New England Patriots' 34-9 victory over the Detroit Lions:What it means: The Patriots showed they can continue to win in different ways -- they played...
  • 17 hr 23 min ago

Halftime: Patriots jump out to 24-6 lead over Lions

Pats Pulpit (Greg Knopping) — The Patriots are leading the Lions 24-6 at halftime. The New England Patriots have deployed an aerial attack against the Detroit Lions , and lead them 24-6 at halftime in their week twelve...
  • 18 hr 2 min ago