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The Patriots had a stunning 2016 calendar year. In March, they traded DE Chandler Jones to the Arizona Cardinals prior to him hitting free agency. Last April, they waived former first-round DT Dominique Easley, getting nothing in return. Then in October, Bill Belichick signed off on a Jamie Collins trade to the Cleveland Browns. Perhaps more stunning is that the Patriots fielded the NFL's best scoring defense last season and won Super Bowl LI. Just another sign that Belichick isn't afraid to make bold personnel moves and trust his instincts on when to move on from a talented player.... [Read More]
The television feeds of Sunday Night Football on NBC in the press box of Mercedes-Benz Stadium were muted. But Twitter made it known that every other comment from the commentators was about the Atlanta Falcons' collapse in Super Bowl LI. [Read More]
With most of his offensive weapons hurt, Tom Brady focused in on a reliable target - James White. The Super Bowl LI hero once again came up big for his quarterback. On Sunday, in New Orleans, the running back finished with a game-high eight receptions to go along with 85 receiving yards (second on the Patriots). White also added 11 rushing yards on two carries. "He's team first all the time," Brady said. "He's just a great teammate. [Read More]
It's a common pass concept, but ironic in this particular situation. One play that's always going to be associated with Marshawn Lynch, is the Seahawks' interception thrown in Super Bowl XLIX while situated on the 1-yard line. While playing the Jets, the Raiders were on the goal line. Over the CBS broadcast, Derek Carr can be heard calling an audible at the goal line called "Seattle" — a pass play. It's a normal check that many teams use, but considering the situation, it's pretty funny. The difference between Russell Wilson's pass in that Super... [Read More]
Mark Wahlberg emceed the pre-game ceremony for the NFL Kickoff Game 2017, and people were quick to remind others of how he walked out of Super Bowl LI. [Read More]
Atlanta Falcons have endured an offseason of constant ridicule over the team's inexplicable loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. And being the constant butt of joke after joke spawned b... [Read More]
This time around, the Patriots pulled out all the stops. [Read More]
Goodness. The Patriots and Chiefs have played an entertaining first quarter, but nothing was quite as shocking as James White's stiff arm. White was making his way towards the sideline after taking a pitch from Tom Brady, and sent Terrance Mitchell to the Gillette Stadium turf. That play was just disrespectful. If White's name rings a bell, it's because he had the game of his life in Super Bowl LI against the Falcons. He had had 14 receptions in the game for 110 yards... [Read More]
The New England Patriots flaunt their five Lombardi Trophies and uncover their championship banner for winning Super Bowl LI. [Read More]
The Super Bowl's greatest comeback victory banner has been put on display in Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots unveiled their fifth championship banner on Thursday night as they opened up the NFL season against the Chiefs. The excitement surrounding the banner unveiling was big. The Patriots won Super Bowl LI after overcoming a 25-point deficit against the Falcons — the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. The crowd was pumped to see their new display, as red, white, and blue fireworks made Gillette Stadium glow. The comeback started when the Falcons were up 28-3... [Read More]
What do you get when you combine the NFL's most charismatic star and entrepreneurs biting at the bit to become the next business success story? The answer is reality show "MVP" - and the opportunity for a new company to get a Gronk-sized boost. Russ Axelrod and Jamie Patricof's "Shark Tank"-style show (available on Verizon go90) wrapped up filming on its second season just before Rob Gronkowski headed back to New England Patriots training camp last month to defend the team's Super Bowl LI title. [Read More]
Welcome to Gillette Stadium where the Patriots will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL's 2017 season opener. Prior to tonight's kickoff, the Patriots will celebrate their Super Bowl LI Championship with a pregame ceremony. The team will raise its fifth banner in a newly constructed area. Originally, Gillette Stadium had room for only four banners so this offseason, a new area was built above the Jumbotron. The team can fit in all five banners and plenty more. [Read More]
Bleacher Report It's quite the troll job by the Patriots, who won't even be playing the Falcons on Thursday night. However, in Week 7, the Falcons get to travel to Foxborough to try and avenge their devastating loss on the NFL's grandest stage. It's been a long offseason of 28-3 jokes. Somebody tattooed the score on their ass A Boston Marathon spectator... [Read More]
The New England Patriots will raffle off an authentic Super Bowl LI championship ring, for the first time ever, to benefit the team's charitable foundation.Raffle tickets - $10 each, three for $25, 15 for $100 or 100 for $500 - can be purchased now at They will be available through Dec. 10, and the prize drawing will take place Dec. 11.Contestants must be 18 or older.The Patriots open their 2017 season Thursday night... [Read More]
It's been seven months since Super Bowl LI, and it still seems difficult to believe. [Read More]
The 2017 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the New England Patriots in Massachusetts at 8:30 p.m. ET. The Patriots, coming off their historic comeback victory in Super Bowl LI, are facing a few "moving parts," ESPN noted: Wide receiver Julian Edelman is out with a season-ending knee injury, while tight end Rob Gronkowski is making his return following a back injury last year. Meanwhile, recently signed running back Rex Burkhead is making his season debut. Week 1 continues Sunday with 13 games, including match-ups between the Dallas Cowboys and the... [Read More]
It's showtime! Join Kat Hasenauer Cornetta and the Boston Herald sports staff in a live chat as Tom Brady and the New England Patriots kick off the 2017 NFL season and the defense of the team's Super Bowl LI championship tonight at Gillette Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs. Live coverage will begin during the pregame ceremonies with pictures, videos and observations by Herald staff on the ground, in the pressbox and among the fans throughout the stadium. [Read More]
Hello from Gillette Stadium, where the Patriots and Chiefs will kick off the 2017 season at 8:30 p.m. Of course, the night will really begin at 8 p.m. with the ceremony to unveil the Super Bowl LI banner. Mark Wahlberg will be the emcee, and Flo Rida will perform as part of the celebration. It's a beautiful night here with temperatures still in the 70s, though they'll dip into the low-60s during the game. [Read More]
The Westgate Las Vegas Super Book has a sixth sense about these 2017 Patriots.As of Monday, they were listing the five-time NFL champions as 11-4 favorites to win their sixth Super Bowl during Bill Belichick's reign; Green Bay, Oakland and Seattle were next at 8-1, followed by Pittsburgh at 10-1.It would seem the Patriots are prepared for such an occurrence.When the team's Super Bowl LI banner is unveiled at Gillette Stadium prior to... [Read More]