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  1. Belichick: Been blown up a couple times

    Mike Reiss

    One of the notable plays from the NFL's three-game Thanksgiving slate came when Ravens kickoff returner Jacoby Jones was darting up the left sideline and seemed to have his path impeded by Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, whose back was turned to the play...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  2. Thanksgiving leftovers from Bill Belichick

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When Patriots coach Bill Belichick arrived at his Wednesday morning news conference, he looked out at the media members in attendance and said, "Happy Holidays. It's a little early but ..." What followed was a 21-minute news c...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  3. New England Patriots Mailbag -- Plenty to be thankful for

    Mike Reiss

    Once again, New England Patriots fans have good reason to give thanks.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2013
  4. Penalty watch: Spikes in lead

    Mike Reiss

    In updating this week's "penalty watch", linebacker Brandon Spikes' place atop the leaderboard draws notice. Spikes was penalized for encroachment and defensive holding in the Thanksgiving win over the Jets, giving him a team-high eight penalties ...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  5. Chung adapts to secondary role

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the more compelling individual storylines for the 2012 Patriots is the status of safety Patrick Chung. A starter until he was sidelined by injury Oct. 14 in Seattle, Chung returned for the first time on Thanksgiving and...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  6. No throwbacks for Pats tonight

    Mike Reiss

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Unlike their most recent Thanksgiving Day games against the Lions in 2002 and 2010, the Patriots will not be wearing throwback uniforms tonight (NBC, 8:20 p.m. ET). The Patriots donned throwbacks in the first meeting of th...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  7. Turkey talk: White meat or dark meat?

    Mike Reiss

    In our weekly Patriots podcast, Tedy Bruschi told some Thanksgiving stories, such as when coach Bill Belichick gathered players and talked to them about being thankful to those who have helped them make it to the NFL. It's why Bruschi calls one of hi...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  8. Sharing Patriots podcast outline

    Mike Reiss

    This week's ESPNBoston.com Patriots podcast with Tedy Bruschi is now posted (listen HERE), and one the final questions asked was "white meat or dark meat?" Yes, this is a Thanksgiving week edition of the podcast, so while there was plenty of footb...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  9. Tom Brady & Tom Martinez

    Mike Reiss

    In a piece that aired on CBS on Thanksgiving Day, the bond between Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his longtime throwing coach Tom Martinez is highlighted (link here from CBSSports.com). Martinez is seeking a kidney transplant, which is a centr...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  10. Patriots talk Thanksgiving plans

    Mike Reiss

    Leon Halip/Getty ImagesPatriots rookie offensive lineman Nate Solder will host fellow rookies for dinner today. FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Most Patriots players were excited to be wrapping up work earlier than normal Thursday (around 2 p.m.), and look...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  11. Some Thanksgiving thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    Happy Thanksgiving to regular readers of this blog and those who might just be passing through. A few quick thoughts to pass along this morning. The Patriots are practicing later this morning, and coach Bill Belichick pushed his regular Wednesd...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  12. New England Patriots Mailbag: Mental mismatch begins with Bill Be...

    Mike Reiss

    Pats staff has big decisions still to come, but so far, so good for the most part.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2011
  13. Pats-Jets: Contrast in penalty watch

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots were flagged for five accepted penalties in their Thanksgiving win over the Lions, giving them 60 accepted penalties on the season. With an average of 5.45 accepted penalties per game, the Patriots tie for the seventh fewest in the NFL. ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  14. New career high in tackles for Mayo

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots coaches credited linebacker Jerod Mayo with 14 tackles in the team's Thanksgiving win over the Lions, which has helped Mayo establish a new career high. According to coaches' tabulations, Mayo had 139 tackles as a roo...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  15. Brady earns Player of Week honor

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, the team announced today. Brady was 21 of 27 for 341 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Patriots' 45-24 Thanksgiving win over the Lions. He also broke h...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  16. Response to adversity says everything about New England Patriots ...

    Mike Reiss

    After getting pushed around early, Pats showed what they're made of vs. Lions.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2010