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Frosty feelings between Patriots and Jets alive and well

PHOENIX — Things change fast in the NFL, but one of the notable takeaways from the league’s owners meetings is that frosty feelings and the rivalry between the New England Patriots and New York Jets remains alive and well. The Jets’ filing of tampering charges against the Patriots on Tuesday night is the latest chapter …

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Patriots notes from NFL owners meetings

ARIZONA — A few notes to pass along from the NFL owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore: 1. In speaking with some folks around the NFL, the sense I get is that the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles are the most likely opponents the league is considering for the kickoff game against the new england …

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More on NFL, Patriots and Jets tampering

Where do things stand with the NFL’s investigation on the tampering charge against the Jets as it relates to Darrelle Revis? Let’s piece a few things together: On March 13, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report reported that the “NFL went so far as to have investigators go into the offices of several teams, including and …

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Tweaking rankings for Patriots' opening foe

The day after the Super Bowl, we had a little lighthearted fun by ranking the likelihood of each potential season-opening opponent for the new england patriots. Much has happened since that point, so let’s tweak the rankings. New rankings 1. Jets (previous ranking 4) 2. Bills (3) 3. Eagles (2) 4. Steelers (1) 5. Dolphins …

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Devin McCourty: No grudge against Darrelle Revis

New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty said he won’t hold a grudge against former teammate Darrelle Revis, who opted to return to the New York Jets on Tuesday. “I’m going to tell him I’m not talking to him for the first five minutes, and then we can be friends again,” McCourty told NJ.com during Rutgers’ …

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Patriots agree to contract with CB Chimdi Chekwa

The New England Patriots, who will reshuffle their defensive backfield after Darrelle Revis joined the New York Jets, agreed to terms on a one-year contract with former Oakland Raiders cornerback Chimdi Chekwa on Wednesday. Chekwa, a fourth-round draft choice out of Ohio State in 2011, wasn’t tendered a contract by Oakland as a restricted free …

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Assessing cornerbacks in draft class for Patriots

Some notes on the cornerback class in this year’s NFL draft, as it relates to the new england patriots. Many are asking “what’s next?” after Darrelle Revis signed with the New York Jets and Brandon Browner became a free agent: 1. In an interview at the NFL combine with the Ravens’ official website, ESPN draft …

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QB snapshot: Tom Brady

A few quick observations of quarterback Tom Brady and how he played in the New England Patriots’ 17-16 win over the New York Jets in Week 16: 1. Tough to do much when protection breaks down. This wasn’t Brady’s best game, but a big part of that was how the protection wasn’t consistent — from …

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Patriots second-quarter review: Matchup game with TE Rob Gronkowski

Picked-up pieces from second-quarter review of the New England Patriots’ 17-16 win over the New York Jets: 1. Last week we saw the Dolphins double cover tight end Rob Gronkowski deep in the red zone when Gronkowski was split out wide, so the Patriots handed off to Shane Vereen for a 3-yard touchdown. It was …

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Patriots first-quarter review: What led to protection breakdowns on sacks?

Picked-up pieces from a first-quarter review of the New England Patriots’ 17-16 win over the New York Jets on Sunday: 1. On the first of four Tom Brady sacks (13:49), which ended the first drive on third-and-3, it was a case of the Patriots not communicating and identifying where the Jets’ rush was coming from, …

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Patriots' offensive snaps: All in for 'Gronk'

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — A look at snaps played by new england patriots skill-position players on offense in the team’s 17-16 victory over the New York Jets (kneeldowns not included; penalties included): Tight end Rob Gronkowski — 61 of 61 Tim Wright — 32 of 61 Nate Solder — 19 of 61 Michael Hoomanawanui — …

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Danny Amendola, Patriots just good enough

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — There are a couple of different ways to view the New England Patriots’ 17-16 escape over the New York Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, depending on your preference to sway more to the pessimistic or optimistic side of things. Things not to feel so good about? The Patriots’ offensive line struggled …

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Report card: New England Patriots

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Here are the grades from the New England Patriots’ narrow 17-16 win over their AFC East rival New York Jets, which clinched a first-round bye for the Patriots: Quarterback: It was definitely a rough day for quarterback Tom Brady as he was under pressure for most of the game. His one …

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Sharing Patriots halftime thoughts

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Some thoughts at halftime as the new england patriots trail the New York Jets 10-7: Uninspiring opening half as protection issues mount. The Patriots played down to the level of competition. Protection struggles, both from a physical and mental perspective, have hurt them in the opening 30 minutes. The offense has …

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Welcome to MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Welcome to MetLife Stadium, where the new england patriots visit the New York Jets (1 p.m. ET): Weather conditions. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 30s by kickoff, with no precipitation in the forecast (via Weather.com). Winds are light. Weather conditions should be a big factor today. Four more …

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W2W4: Patriots' key areas vs. Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.. — The New England Patriots visit the New York Jets on Sunday (CBS, 1 p.m. ET), and here are some key areas of note: Load up the box and stop the run: Led by the hard-charging Chris Ivory, the Jets ran for 218 yards against the Patriots on Oct. 16, with New …

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Edelman among 12 Patriots listed as questionable

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, who has been limited in practice all week with a concussion and thigh injury, is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s road game against the New York Jets. In addition, starting left guard Dan Connolly (knee) and No. 3 cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring) are questionable, giving …

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Brad Allen assigned as Patriots-Jets referee

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Referee Brad Allen has been assigned to work Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Allen is in his first season as an NFL referee and his crew averages the second fewest penalties called per game (through Week 14). Allen worked the Patriots-Bears game Oct. …

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Patriots preparing for Percy Harvin

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Despite the disparity in their records, the New York Jets are always a good bet to play the new england patriots tough. The Jets’ addition of dynamic wide receiver and kick returner Percy Harvin figures to make things even tougher Sunday for the Patriots. Two days after the Patriots narrowly defeated the …

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