This week's quick-hit thoughts about the Patriots and around the NFL include a closer look at Bill Belichick's affinity for making trades.
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Friendly schedule ahead for Pats?
The post-bye week slate looks promising for the Patriots as they try to remain undefeated. The Pats' next five opponents include three two-loss teams and the shorthanded Cowboys.
Patrick Graham, 36, who played at Yale and never initially envisioned a career in coaching, is now in his seventh season with the Patriots.
Former NFL star Irving Fryar has been sentenced to five years in a New Jersey prison for his role in a mortgage scam.
When you are looking at a slate of NFL games and in doubt, it's always fun to pick the guys that Vegas says aren't supposed to win.
The intersection between real-life games and fantasy football is a fascinating dynamic to explore.
Every season, someone does something that gets nominated as an historically bad play, but just what does it take to make the cut as one of the worst of the worst?
The Patriots have a "problem" that virtually any team would like to have: several capable backup offensive linemen.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
The Patriots filled the open spot on their 53-man roster by promoting DT Khyri Thornton from the practice squad. The team had an open spot after releasing LB Dekoda Watson on Tuesday. Meanwhile, four players were signed to the practice squad: DB Brandon Dixon, OL Sean Hickey, WR Austin Hill and LB Eric Martin.
NFL's ironman quarterbacks
Since joining the NFL in 2012, only Peyton Manning has played more snaps than Andrew Luck. The QB has been as durable and as effective as any signal-caller in the league.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick had encouraging words for Jaguars coach Gus Bradley before and after last week's New England win.
Brady meets fan who returned 400 TD ball
David Bowen, a Patriots season-ticket holder since 1985, had no problem when asked to swap the football Tom Brady threw for his 400th TD, which he was handed by Danny Amendola, with another game ball. In return, Bowen got to meet the QB: "He was very generous, he was very nice to us. It was overwhelming, it's something I'll remember forever."
Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter discuss how Steve Smith Sr. could have ended up in New England and why the NFL is having major issues developing O-linemen in this week's Six Points.
Patriots QB Tom Brady earns eighth AFC Player of Month award, tying Peyton Manning for the record for most in a career .
If Akiem Hicks can adjust to the New England Patriots' two-gap scheme, he has the size and athleticism to make a lasting impact.
Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer
Patriots QB Tom Brady has been named the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Month, which is the 8th such honor of his 16-year career. That ties Peyton Manning for the most Player of the Month honors. Also, kicker Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC's Special Teams Player of the Month, the third time he's received such an honor over his 10-year career.
Unless New England's defense raises its game -- against both the run and pass -- Tom Brady could find himself in a lot of shootouts this season.
Who will remain undefeated?
The Broncos are the only 3-0 team facing an opponent with a winning record in Week 4. Can all seven of the NFL's undefeated teams remain perfect this weekend?
A fan exchanged the football Tom Brady threw for his 400th career regular-season TD pass for a chance to personally meet the QB.
Receiving Akiem Hicks in return for Michael Hoomanawanui is an intriguing acquisition because there aren't many players with Hicks' physical traits.
|4(12)||Tre Jackson||OG||Florida State|
|4(32)||Shaq Mason||C||Georgia Tech|
|6(2)||Matt Wells||OLB||Mississippi State|
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