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  1. Explaining why kickoff wasn't a safety

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One question that came up in the aftermath of the Patriots' 42-20 win over the Colts was why the team wasn't awarded a safety late in the third quarter. On the play, which came with 3:34 remaining in the quarter, kicker Stephe...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  2. Welcome to Gillette Stadium

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots host the Denver Broncos (CBS, 4:25 p.m. ET). Weather conditions: A wintry mix had blanketed the FieldTurf surface in the hours leading up to kickoff, but the snow has...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  3. Which Patriots show up on special teams

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When formulating the 46-man game-day roster, special teams are a significant consideration for NFL coaches. With this in mind, here is a look at which players showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4" (kickoff coverage, kick...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  4. Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium

    Mike Reiss

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Welcome to Ralph Wilson Stadium, where the New England Patriots visit the Buffalo Bills (1 p.m. ET). Weather conditions. It's been a cool morning, but temperatures are expected to rise to the upper-50s by kickoff, with no pre...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  5. Ebner and Slater lead Pats' special teams

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- On a short week, following up on the New England Patriots' 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a look at players appearing on multiple units within the "Big Four" -- kickoff return, punt return, kickoff coverage and punt co...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  6. Patriots-Bills Week 6 game moves to Fox

    Mike Reiss

    The NFL announced on Sunday that the Oct. 12 game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will now be broadcast on Fox, as part of the league's flexible scheduling. The kickoff remains at 1 p.m. ET. From the NFL news release: The NFL us...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  7. Welcome to Gillette Stadium

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders in the home opener (1 p.m. ET): Weather conditions. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-70s by kickoff with significant humidity. Wind...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  8. Penalty watch: Offside on a kickoff again

    Mike Reiss

    (A weekly look at the New England Patriots' penalties, both from a player and infraction standpoint.) The New England Patriots lead the AFC with 28 total penalties, 24 of which have been accepted. One of those penalties was deliberately taken by t...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  9. Welcome to TCF Bank Stadium

    Mike Reiss

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Welcome to TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota, where the New England Patriots (0-1) visit the Minnesota Vikings (1-0). Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET. Weather conditions. Temperatures are expect...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  10. New England Patriots cut-down analysis

    Mike Reiss

    Most significant move: Waiving 2013 fourth-round draft choice Josh Boyce. When training camp began, he was projected as the New England Patriots' top kickoff returner and was part of a deep receiving corps in which his speed was supposed to be an ass...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  11. Welcome to Gillette Stadium

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the New England Patriots host the Carolina Panthers in preseason action (7:30 p.m. ET). Weather conditions: Temperatures are in the low 70s and expected to be in the high 60s by kickoff. Thou...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  12. Patriots showing up on special teams

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the often-overlooked places to look when it comes to a player's value to a team is in the kicking game. With this in mind, here are the New England Patriots players who showed up on more than two top units (kickoff retu...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  13. Patriots waive receiver Dunn

    Mike Reiss

    First-year receiver Reggie Dunn, who was a longshot to make the New England Patriots roster, has been waived, the team announced Thursday. Dunn, 25, first joined the Patriots on their practice squad in January. He was also working as a kickoff ret...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  14. Devin McCourty ready to turn up the heat

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When the New England Patriots visited the Miami Dolphins in the 2011 season opener, the temperature at kickoff was 82 degrees with 73 percent humidity. And that was a night game (38-24 Patriots win). In 2012, the Dolphins' hom...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  15. Ups and downs for the Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- An initial glance, a look at which New England Patriots players are "up" and those at the opposite end of the spectrum in the team's game against the Bills: Up LeGarrette Blount -- Runs hard and delivers an 83-yard kickoff re...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  16. Patriots rule out WR Boyce for Sunday

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As expected, the New England Patriots have ruled rookie receiver Josh Boyce out for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens due to an ankle injury. Boyce, the team's primary kickoff returner who had taken on an expanded ro...

    Blog | December 20, 2013