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Texans take advantage of early Pats turnover

The Patriots put together a long drive to open the game. That was a win for the Texans, however. And it wasn’t the last one. The Texans just took a 7-3 lead over the Patriots, after Bradley Roby‘s interception just gave them field position, and Deshaun Watson followed with a quick touchdown pass to Duke [more]

Patriots will have some receivers available tonight

The Patriots have struggled keeping targets in front of Tom Brady this season, but have a couple tonight. The Patriots will have Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett active tonight against the Texans. Both missed last week’s game against the Cowboys, Sanu with an ankle and Dorsett  with a concussion. The Patriots inactives included cornerback Jason [more]

Could Stephon Gilmore emerge as an MVP candidate?

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson currently leads the way among all MVP candidates, with Seaawks quarterback Russell Wilson the closest behind him. As the Patriots keep piling up wins, working their way toward yet another No. 1 seed, there’s a potential New England MVP candidate not named Tom Brady. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore has emerged as the [more]

Patriots took two planes to Houston, kept ill players separate from others

The illness that swept through the Patriots this week caused a lot of absences from practice and it led the team to make a change to their travel plans. Rather than the usual approach of having the entire traveling party take one plane to Houston, Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team split up [more]

Texans don’t plan to hire a G.M. in 2020

The rise of Jack Easterby continues. Not long ago the Chiefs’ team chaplain, Easterby has climbed the stairway to the upper reaches of an NFL operation, parlaying his spot in the Texans’ supposed single-year plan to proceed without a G.M. into an indefinite gig as the team’s de facto G.M. Ian Rapoport of the NFL [more]

Greg Schiano returns to Rutgers

Former Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano missed his chance to serve as the coordinator of one of the all-time great NFL defenses when he abruptly left New England. Schiano has now abruptly returned to Rutgers. Per mulitple reports, Schiano has gone back where he started as a head coach, agreeing to terms to take over the [more]

Jason McCourty didn’t travel to Houston with Patriots

The Patriots are feeling good about their chances of having wide receivers Phillip Dorsett and Mohamed Sanu back in the lineup for Sunday night’s game against the Texans, but cornerback Jason McCourty won’t be on the field. McCourty joined Dorsett and Sanu in the questionable category on Friday’s injury report and the Patriots announced that [more]

Patriots plan to have Sanu, Dorsett tonight

The Patriots have a long list of questionable players for tonight’s game against the Texans, but there’s good news about at least a couple of them. Two wide receivers who were on the injury report, Mohamed Sanu and Phillip Dorsett, are both expected to go, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Several players have [more]

Texans place right tackle Tytus Howard on injured reserve

The Texans placed their first-round draft choice and starting right tackle on injured reserve Saturday. Tytus Howard ends his season after appearing in eight games. Howard partially tore the medial collateral ligament in his knee against the Chiefs on Oct. 13. He did not need surgery but did miss two games. Howard played the past [more]

It’s official: No Rob Gronkowski in 2019

If the Patriots eventually win their seventh Super Bowl title, they’ll do it without tight end Rob Gronkowski. The window has closed on a potential Gronk emergence from the reserve/retired list. He wasn’t added to New England’s roster on Saturday. Which means that he can’t play for the Patriots or anyone else in 2019. Gronkowski [more]

Belichick calls Lawrence Taylor the greatest defensive player in NFL history

Before he was head coach of the Patriots, Bill Belichick was linebackers coach and defensive coordinator of the Giants, where he spent 10 years coaching Lawrence Taylor. During that time, Belichick now says, he coached the best defensive player ever to play in the NFL. Belichick made his comments on NFL Network’s program unveiling the [more]

Week 13 injury report roundup

Week 13 of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with wins by the Bears, Bills and Saints and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release [more]

Patriots list 17 players as questionable for Sunday night

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that the team would have had a hard time playing a game on Thanksgiving because of the illness that has spread throughout the team and that’s reflected on the injury report they handed in on Friday. Tight end Ryan Izzo has been ruled out because of illness and nine [more]

Tom Brady on elbow: I actually feel really good

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been on the injury report the last couple of weeks due to a right elbow issue, but it didn’t keep him from playing last Sunday and it doesn’t sound like it will impact his availability for this Sunday against the Texans either. Brady was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice [more]

Belichick: Patriots would have had a hard time playing on Thanksgiving, due to illnesses

In New England, the whole store got the flu. Which would have made it challenging to field a team, if the Patriots had gotten the short straw to play on Thanksgiving. “[W]e’ve had some guys miss,” coach Bill Belichick told reporters on Friday. “So we’ll see how they are today and reevaluate it after today. [more]

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