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McCourty, Chung won’t play for Patriots

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The Eagles can take comfort. Their secondary may be a mess on Sunday, but it’s not nearly as bad as the Patriots’ group.

New England downgraded safety Patrick Chung (foot) and cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder) to out on Saturday.

So they will be without the two best players in a defensive backfield that has already been among the league’s worst. Waiver wire pickup Antwaun Molden and undrafted rookie Sterling Moore will start in place of them.

The Patriots also downgraded starting center Dan Connolly (groin), who got hurt last week.  We mentioned previously Saturday that Chad Ochocinco will not suit up either.

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9 Responses to “McCourty, Chung won’t play for Patriots”
  1. ryanb66 says: Nov 27, 2011 8:59 AM

    Start all your Eagles pass catchers!!

  2. nysaysbringit says: Nov 27, 2011 9:47 AM

    Un-like the Eagles, the Patriots who have been swamped with injuries on both sides of the ball continue to find a way to win. I see no reason why that wont continue against the Eagles.
    Im a Jets fan,but I have to admire the Pats for thier ability to adapt and overcome. That and coaching is going to add up to another loss for the Eagles and a W for the Pats.

  3. 6ball says: Nov 27, 2011 10:59 AM


    The Patriots entire secondary consists of players who were street free agents.


  4. sschmiggles says: Nov 27, 2011 11:26 AM

    Yawn. This is third week in a row we’ve heard this story. Yet the pats defense continues to play better and better. Not perfect but they don’t allow points

  5. tiffpats4eva says: Nov 27, 2011 12:07 PM

    What the heck is wrong with Chung?


  6. rayguyreturns says: Nov 27, 2011 12:17 PM

    “McCourty, Chung won’t play for Patriots”

    You make it sound like they’re boycotting the team with that headline

  7. joyjoy69 says: Nov 27, 2011 12:31 PM

    The Eagles can take comfort. Their secondary may be a mess on Sunday, but it’s not nearly as bad as the Patriots’ group.


    Sure, this is true, but remember they have both missed multiple games together already, and those turned out to be some of the best defensive efforts by the Patriots this year. Everyone continues to forget that McCourty isn’t their best CB this year, that honor goes to the league leader in INTs – Kyle Arrington!

  8. cbs1971 says: Nov 27, 2011 12:58 PM

    I’m back, told the g-men fans to settle down because the eagles were going to win in their house…now, I have bad news for the pats fans…Eagles for the upset win today. Come back to this post around 7pm…..

  9. CKL says: Nov 28, 2011 2:22 AM

    Where is old cbs1971 now??? LOL

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