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Cam Newton: We want defenses worrying about all the things we can do

The Patriots put up more than 400 yards of offense for the second straight week in Sunday’s win over the Raiders, but they did it in a very different way. New England ran for 250 yards after throwing for 397 yards in a Week Two loss to the Seahawks. They also put up 217 rushing [more]

Rex Burkhead: Patriots won for James White

Patriots running back James White missed his second consecutive game today after a car accident killed his father and injured his mother. But his teammates felt his presence. Fellow running back Rex Burkhead, who scored three touchdowns in today’s win over the Raiders, said he and his teammates badly wanted to win for White. “We [more]

Patriots roll to 36-20 win over Raiders

The Raiders drove into position for a 40-yard field goal attempt that would tie the game at 13 on their first possession of the second half, but Daniel Carlson missed to leave the Patriots up three points. Carlson’s miss turned out to be a big turning point. The Patriots scored 10 points on their next [more]

Patriots up 13-10 on Raiders at half

Both offenses got off to a slow start in New England on Sunday afternoon, but they finished up the first half in good form. The Raiders drove 75 yards in five plays for a Derek Carr touchdown pass to Foster Moreau with seven seconds left to play in the half to cut the New England [more]

Raiders pick off Cam Newton, lead 3-0

Anyone rooting for the Raiders went through some quick mood swings late in the first quarter of Sunday’s game in New England. The Raiders were driving toward a score when running back Josh Jacobs fumbled the ball at the end of a run. Replays showed Jacobs appeared to be down, but the call on the [more]

Joe Thuney gets start at center for Patriots

The Patriots had to find a new center for Sunday’s game against the Raiders with David Andrews out with a hand injury and they wound up turning to a player who usually plays next to Andrews. Joe Thuney started at center on Sunday. It’s the first time he’s started at that spot since entering the [more]

NFL hopes for 100 percent compliance with mask rule this weekend

With five coaches fined $100,000 and their teams fined $250,000 for failure to wear masks in Week Two, the NFL hopes the message has been received. Soon, we’ll find out whether that’s the case. Week Three began with Dolphins coach Brian Flores and Jaguars coach Doug Marrone complying with the mask requirement. The balance of [more]

Week Three early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Rams at Bills Rams: RB Cam Akers, C Brian Allen, WR Trishton Jackson, TE Brycen Hopkins, [more]

Johnathan Abram suffered chipped collarbone in crash with TV cart

As noted earlier in the week, neither the NFL nor ESPN had anything to say about Raiders safety Johnathan Abram crashing into a TV cart on Monday night. The NFL is now addressing the issue, via its in-house media operation. A story posted on explains that Abram suffered a sprained shoulder and a chipped [more]

Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller are expected to play Sunday

The Patriots have spent time coming up with answers for Raiders tight end Darren Waller this week and it looks like that work won’t be in vain. Waller was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game because of a knee injury, but there are multiple reports on Sunday morning that he is expected to be in [more]

NFL investigating Raiders over locker room breach of COVID-19 rules

The NFL’s strict rules about who may or may not have access to locker rooms during the COVID-19 pandemic can come with penalties for teams that violate the policies, and the Raiders are currently in the league’s crosshairs. A previous report said an unnamed team was being investigated over locker room access violations, and that [more]

Patriots place David Andrews, John Uche on injured reserve

The Patriots announced they placed center David Andrews and linebacker Josh Uche on injured reserve Saturday. Andrews has a thumb injury and Uche a foot injury. They will miss games against the Raiders, Chiefs and Broncos before they become eligible to return to action. The Patriots signed offensive lineman James Ferentz to the 53-player roster [more]

J.C. Jackson: Patriots have “got something” for Darren Waller

Raiders tight end Darren Waller officially is questionable for Sunday’s showdown with the Patriots, due to a knee injury. If he plays, he’ll definitely have New England’s attention. “He’s good,” cornerback J.C. Jackson told reporters this week, via the Boston Herald. “We’ve got something for him this weekend.” They’d better have something for him. Defensive [more]

League issues memo reminding teams about game-day protocols

The NFL’s $100,000 fines to five head coaches — and $250,000 fines to their teams — showed how serious the league is about its risk-mitigation efforts. The NFL made it crystal clear with a Friday night memo to teams reminding them about game-day protocols, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The memo emphasized face covering [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

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