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Patriots O-Line Rookies Should Make Instant Impact, WR Gallon Sleeper of Class

The New England Patriots selected DT Dominique Easley with the 29th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft.<p>Did the Patriots draft solely with an eye toward the future or can anyone from this class make an impact in their first year? Who's the sleeper of the Patriots' draft?<p>Watch as …

Football (U.S.)

What Offseason Decisions Are Next for Patriots with the Draft Complete

The New England Patriots' 2014 NFL draft is in the books, and Bill Belichick's staff will be moving on to the next decisions that have to be made.<p>While June and July's decisions might not be as hard as deciding who to pick in the first round, they may ultimately play a much bigger role in the …

NFL

Joe Haden signs on for 5 more years

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden signed a five-year contract extension worth $68 million on Tuesday.<p>A total of $45 million is guaranteed. Of …

Football (U.S.)

Raiders receiver Rod Streater makes hilarious Beats by Dre parody (video)

If you do not own Beats by Dre headphones, there is a good reason to purchase one.<p>To prevent hearing those nonstop commercials.<p>Oakland Raiders …

Today's Best NFL Guards and Their Throwback Comparisons

It is back to the trenches for the second time.<p>In our last episode of this 12-part throwback comparison series, we addressed some of the best offensive tackles in the league. This time around, we are looking at the six guards originally named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 (in December) and who they may …

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3 Changes the New England Patriots Must Make on Defense

Despite injuries and turnover, the New England Patriots have been one of the most consistent and dominant teams in the NFL over the last four seasons. They've gone 55-17 overall, including playoffs, and have been in the hunt for the Super Bowl every year.<p>However, the Patriots have done so with …

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2014 NFL Free Agents: The 10 Hottest Names on the Market

There are a ton of great players who will be available in free agency, but a handful of them should be considered a cut above the rest.<p>Today we look at the best of the best, the players who will be in highest demand this offseason.<p>Some position groups are deeper than others, and some groups are top …

Football (U.S.)

Broncos restrict AFC title ticket sales to Rocky Mountain region

If you're a Patriots fan looking to buy tickets to the AFC title game, good luck to you. It probably won't happen.<p>If it's good enough for the …

NFL

Charles Barkley says Patriots need to be more appreciated

Getty Images<p>When Randy Moss took a job at FOX, I thought he could become the NFL’s version of Charles Barkley.<p>As usual, I was wrong. (So far.)<p>But who …

Why Super Bowl XLVIII Will Be the San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots

The Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos had big victories this weekend, but neither team will be advancing after next weekend's championship games. The New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers will pull off the road victories because of the 49ers' defense and the Patriots surprisingly …

NFL

Tom Brady: 'No one's gonna pick us to win this week'

Tom Brady knows that no one's picking the Patriots and he doesn't care. In fact, he might like it.<p>The stage is set for yet another matchup between …

NFL

Here's The 2009 Play That Bill Belichick Showed The Patriots To Prove They Got Jobbed On Monday Night

This week he showed his team video of a last-second hail mary in a 2009 game between the Detroit Lions and the Cleveland Browns to prove that they got jobbed, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.<p>On the play, Calvin Johnson was held in the back of the end zone while a Browns player intercepted the pass …

Panther receiver Steve Smith’s message to Aqib Talib: ‘Ice up, son’ (with video)

Carolina Panthers receiver Steve Smith’s battle against New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib provided more action than the majority of Floyd …

Why The Patriots Got Screwed By The Non-Call At The End Of The Monday Night Game

On the final play of the game, an official threw a flag after Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly appeared to interfere with New England tight end Rob Gronkowski in the end zone.<p>If the pass interference penalty was called, the Patriots would have had one untimed play from the one-yard line to win the …

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City Hall Evacuated After Jersey City Mayor Receives White Powder, Tim Tebow Pic

Just when you think real life is lacking in <i>Law and Order</i>-style weirdness, BAM—a letter filled with an unknown, powdery substance and a picture of Tim Tebow shows up on your doorstep.<p>That’s the bizarre scenario that unfolded Monday afternoon at the Jersey City, N.J., City Hall, according to …

Jersey City

The Ref Who Made The Call At The End Of The Patriots-Panthers Game Explains Why He's Right

The Patriots lost 24-20 after the referees waved off an interference call on Carolina in the end zone.<p>The consensus is that it should have been in penalty.<p>Clete Blakeman, the referee in charge, explained the decision after the game. He says that the ball was uncatchable (transcript via …

Tom Brady's Rant at Referee Highlights Inherent Biases Judging Athletes

Tom Brady, to many fans and some in this profession, is the NFL's golden child. Brady is the embodiment of what it means to be a quarterback, a leader through and through and possibly the greatest ever at his position.<p>To hear general talking-head media speak of Brady is akin to hearing someone …

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Offensive RG3-Themed License Plate Prompts Virginia DMV Investigation

A Virginia driver noticed an interesting Robert Griffin III-themed license plate and alerted the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles through Twitter.<p>As you can see, they're taking the risque combination of letters and numbers rather seriously.<p>Looks like the perpetrator is a Dallas Cowboys fan. …

Football (U.S.)

Colts Fan Attempts to Outdance Oblivious Titans Cheerleader

Titans cheerleader, you've been served.<p>The Indianapolis Colts traveled to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. They were joined by a few of their fans, who, despite the team losing horribly to the Rams the previous week, were feeling pretty good.<p>Take this Colts fan for example, …

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Randy Moss tries to name all 20 NFL quarterbacks who threw him a pass

Randy Moss caught 982 passes in his NFL career from 20 quarterbacks. In his new job as an analyst with Fox Sports, his coworkers tried to test his …

Rob Gronkowski apologizes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski apologized Friday after a videotape of him mocking a man of Asian heritage at a …

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Colts' Erik Walden Rips off Titans' Delanie Walker's Helmet, Then Headbutts Him

Things got chippy on <i>Thursday Night Football</i> when Indianapolis Colts linebacker Erik Walden ripped off Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker's helmet. It didn't stop there, as Walden, who was still wearing his helmet, headbutted Walker in the face.<p>Check out the series of events below:<p>Walden was …

Football (U.S.)

Richie Incognito files grievance against Miami Dolphins

Richie Incognito filed a grievance against the Miami Dolphins on Thursday over his suspension from the team. The NFL Players Association released a …

‘Football as Football’ redesigns NFL logos as European football badges, and it’s amazing

The idea was fairly simple, but the execution the site "Football As Football" had in turning NFL logos turned into European soccer badges was …

How the New England Patriots Can Silence Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Offense

Monday night is going to be huge. If you have skin in the game because you're a Patriots fan or a Panthers fan, then you likely feel a twinge of anxiety along with your normal anticipation of a Monday-night brawl. This is an important game and both sides know it. This will be a defining moment for …

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Why the New York Jets Made a Big Mistake Signing Ed Reed

It may be all handshakes and smiles right now, but bringing in Ed Reed will prove to be a decision the Jets will regret.<p>Adding a player of Ed Reed's stature may seem like a no-brainer decision, but these types of moves are best reserved for your <i>Madden</i> franchise. The truth is, there are a lot more …

Football (U.S.)

DeMarco Murray says Dez Bryant is the most caring, giving person in Cowboys’ locker room

It's the season to be charitable, and the Dallas Cowboys are doing plenty of that these days.<p>Running back DeMarco Murray, who is promoting his …