It Is What It Is

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Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 4:21 pm
FOXBORO -- This is the way it should be. The Patriots and Chiefs are about as healthy as they can be for this time of year, so they should get each other's best come Sunday's AFC title game. New England didn't have a single player on its injury report Friday, while Kansas City just had one --...
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Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 3:56 pm
FOXBORO -- Playing in a big game like the AFC championship can come with a lot of nerves. Heck, even Bill Belichick admitted he gets nervous before games . But, when speaking Friday inside the Patriots locker room, rookie running back Sony Michel made a good comparison when he said it's like taking...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman
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Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 3:11 pm
FOXBORO -- If you go to Julian Edelman's Twitter page, there is a tweet that reads, "#BetAgainstUs" and a link to by t-shirts on his website with those three words inside a Patriots logo. #BetAgainstUs https://t.co/YRgqKrweob pic.twitter.com/hFU0bZaMVI — Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) January 16, 2019...
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Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 2:54 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots have been playing the disrespect card all week. Immediately following the win over the Chargers, Tom Brady made the "everyone thinks we suck" comment and then during the week Julian Edelman has embraced it on social media, even selling "bet against us" t-shirts. Speaking...
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Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 12:33 pm
FOXBORO -- Like most of the team and all of New England for that matter, Bill Belichick will be nervous come Sunday. But, that isn't anything unusual. Belichick admitted Friday he gets nervous before every game. "Yeah, every week," he said. Even more so for a postseason game? "They all count in...
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Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 12:08 pm
FOXBORO -- The Patriots cannot use injuries as an excuse this week. The team had perfect attendance at its final practice of the week Friday afternoon on the lower grass field behind Gillette Stadium. No players were on the injury report Thursday, which likely will be the case again Friday. This is...
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Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 11:22 am
FOXBORO -- Monday is the 25th anniversary of Robert Kraft buying the Patriots. Bill Belichick has been with the team for 19 of those years as head coach plus another as assistant head coach under Bill Parcells, so when speaking Friday at Gillette Stadium, he was asked what Kraft has meant to him...
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Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 10:01 am
FOXBORO -- Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium could be the last time de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores coaches a game with the Patriots. Flores reportedly is set to become the Dolphins' head coach after the season after being with the Patriots since 2004, first as a scouting assistant...
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Ryan Hannable
January 18, 2019 - 8:29 am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots beat the Chiefs, 43-40, in Week 6 at Gillette Stadium. The first half in particular was one of the best halves the team has played all season as the defense really flustered Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense. With that being said, the Patriots cannot rely on that win...
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Ryan Hannable
January 17, 2019 - 7:26 pm
Many have declared Tom Brady the greatest quarterback of all time, but Robert Kraft is going a step further. The Patriots owner sees Brady as the greatest player of all time. "Definitely the greatest player of all time -- not just quarterback in my opinion," Kraft said in an interview with ESPN . "...
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