Jarrett Bell USA TODAY Published 2:17 AM EST Nov 5, 2018 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Turns out that the most pivotal pass at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night didn’t come from the arm of Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. It came from Julian Edelman. The much-anticipated, rare showdown between the 12s – Brady and Rodgers – certainly didn’t lack for drama that matched the hype. But it was Edelman’s 37-yard completion to James White off a double pass with the game tied early in the fourth quarter that sent the Patriots on their way to a 31-17 victory against the Packers. The razzle-dazzle connection – Brady threw a long lateral to Edelman, who found his target streaking down the left sideline on the other side of the field -- gave New England (7-2) a huge jolt of momentum and set up White’s 1-yard scoring plunge two plays later. “I didn’t see the throw,” said Edelman, flattened by a defender after releasing the pass. Surely, it had … [Read more...] about New England Patriots get creative to separate from Green Bay Packers
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Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 5:02 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 The New England Patriots could be in some trouble at what is arguably their most important position aside from quarterback. First-round offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn tore an Achilles in Thursday night's game, according to multiple reports, and will miss his rookie season. He was a candidate to replace Nate Solder as 41-year-old Tom Brady's guardian on the blind side. Wynn's injury likely cements Trent Brown — at 6-8 and 380 pounds, he's the largest player in NFL — as the left tackle, a position that's essentially been manned by Solder and Matt Light for nearly all of Brady's 17 seasons as a starter. Brown typically played on the right side for the 49ers, who traded him to New England during this year's draft. More: Teddy Bridgewater should be Jets' Week 1 quarterback instead of Sam Darnold, and here's why More: Eagles must be patient with Carson Wentz, regardless of Nick Foles' status Wynn, the 23rd … [Read more...] about Patriots lose first rounder Isaiah Wynn to torn Achilles, per reports
Martin Frank Delaware News Journal Published 4:55 p.m. UTC Aug 17, 2018 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – For the Philadelphia Eagles, it's a good thing this game didn't count the way the Super Bowl did. But in the pseudo-Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots, the shoulder strain suffered by quarterback Nick Foles early in the second quarter does count, and that could be especially troubling for the Eagles, who are trying to get Carson Wentz ready for Week 1. Foles said after the Eagles' 37-20 loss to the Patriots on Thursday that he's "optimistic" that it's not a serious injury. He said he will get more tests Friday. Foles was taken into the medical tent upon getting sacked, then fumbling. Foles emerged after several minutes, and spent the rest of the game standing on the sideline. Foles' arm wasn't wrapped and it wasn't in a sling, a promising sign. If Wentz isn't ready for Week 1, Foles would be the starter. "I was getting ready to throw a deep … [Read more...] about Nick Foles has rough preseason debut for Philadelphia Eagles, leaves game with injury
Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 12:12 p.m. UTC Jul 19, 2018 It's time to dig into those playbooks and hit the ice baths. NFL training camps begin opening this week as veterans for the Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears officially report for duty. Summer vacation ends for the league's other 30 teams next week. It won't be long after that until injuries begin to mount, holdouts potentially simmer and flare and other manners of controversy surface. But based on what I know (or think I know) as we embark on the NFL's 99th season, here's my annual prediction of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based on picking all 256 games, plus a playoff forecast. NFC EAST Philadelphia Eagles (11-5): Underdogs no longer, the champs may be in for a rocky start based on a rough early schedule (particularly October, which includes a Thursday night road game and trip to London) that coincides with Carson Wentz's presumed re-entry from December's ACL tear. Dallas … [Read more...] about 2018 NFL record projections: Will Patriots falter on road to Super Bowl LIII?
Jarrett Bell USA TODAY Sports Published 10:51 p.m. UTC Jun 5, 2018 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Deep into the first mandatory minicamp practice of the year for the New England Patriots, everything came to a sudden halt. For good reason. Bill Belichick was screaming, his fury directed at the offense guided by Tom Brady. Judging by the choice words, it was apparent that what Belichick saw was too sloppy for comfort. He ordered the entire unit to sprint a lap down the field and back, with Brady at the front of the pack, while the defense rested. Message sent. Brady, with more Super Bowl victories (5) than any quarterback in history, may be back with his team after skipping the OTAs for seven weeks, but there’s no slack — first day or not — coming from the stickler with more Super Bowl wins (also 5) than any head coach in history. Welcome back, Tommy. Sure, a Belichick rant is typical of the Patriot Way. Last week, during OTAs, he chastised … [Read more...] about As Tom Brady returns to practice, Patriots QB falls short of Bill Belichick’s standards