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New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense10th105.6 (17th)257.5 (10th)
Defense12th129.6 (25th)210.9 (2nd)

Next Game

Sun, November 2, 4:25 PM EST
Gillette Stadium
on CBS Sports
Denver Broncos
at
New England Patriots

Schedule

Sun Sep 7
L 33 - 20at MIA
Recap
Sun Sep 14
W 30 - 7at MIN
Recap
Sun Sep 21
W 16 - 9OAK
Recap
Mon Sep 29
L 41 - 14at KC
Recap
Sun Oct 5
W 43 - 17CIN
Recap
Sun Oct 12
W 37 - 22at BUF
Recap
Thu Oct 16
W 27 - 25NYJ
Recap
Sun Oct 26
W 51 - 23CHI
Recap
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 2
on CBS SportsDEN
Preview
8:30 pm EST
Sun Nov 16
at IND
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 23
DET
4:25 pm EST
Sun Nov 30
at GB
8:30 pm EST
Sun Dec 7
at SD
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 14
MIA
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 21
at NYJ
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 28
BUF

Standings

AFC
East
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
New England6-2-02-1-0
Buffalo5-3-02-1-0
Miami4-3-01-1-0
New York1-7-00-2-0
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OL Chris Barker back with Patriots as DE Ben Bass let go
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The Patriots have announced the re-signing of offensive lineman Chris Barker to the practice squad and the release of defensive end Ben Bass .

Bass played in two games with Dallas in 2012, but none since.

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T.J. Ward feels bad Gronkowski was hurt on low hit, but 'that's about it'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Broncos safety T.J. Ward might hear a chorus of boos reign down in his direction during Sunday's game at New England, and that's because Ward was the player responsible for sending Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to injured reserve last season.

Ward, who was playing for the Browns last season, ended Gronkowski's season in Week 14 last season with a helmet-to-knee hit that tore Gronkowski’s right ACL and MCL. Ward said he has no regrets about the play and wasn’t purposely trying to take out Gronkowski’s knee, per The Boston Globe.

"I feel bad he got hurt, you know, but that’s about it," Ward said Wednesday. "I’m just playing fast out there, and coincidentally, it was a bang-bang play. I think if he wouldn’t have gotten hurt, then it wouldn’t be an issue."

Ward, who is seven inches shorter and 65 pounds lighter than Gronkowski, said the only way to tackle Gronkowski is by going low.

"Gronk’s a big dude. He gets hit, and he keeps going. Guys bounce off him, and he’s throwing guys left and right," Ward said. "I was taught that if you can take a guy’s wheels away from him, he’s no longer mobile, and that’s what you’ve got to do with big guys. I’m not going to go in there and bang heads with somebody that’s 60 pounds more than me. I’m going to hurt myself."

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Fantasy Analysis | 1414627926
Brandon LaFell not the only Patriots WR to consider
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

It's time to give Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell a shot in Fantasy -- as in not just owning him, but starting him. If his 11 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown Week 8 against the Bears weren't enough to convince you, his matchup Week 9 against Denver should be.

It's not that the Broncos are so bad against the pass. They rank in the middle of the pack, allowing 242.9 yards per game. It's just that the Patriots' only hope against them is to beat Peyton Manning at his own game. Their passing attack -- at least the version they've shown in the last four weeks -- is good enough to beat anybody when they're motivated to use it.

LaFell appears to have leapfrogged Julian Edelman in the pecking order, but frankly, Edelman might not be such a bad play either. Tom Brady is going to need every weapon at his disposal to outscore Manning and company. Edelman is more of a desperation play than LaFell, I think, advisable only if you're short on startable wide receivers, but Dave Richard likes him enough with this matchup to rank him 24th at the position.

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Shane Vereen a better choice than Jonas Gray
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

By giving the previously unknown Jonas Gray 17 carries for 86 yards Week 8 against Chicago, the Patriots revealed that they'll stick with a two-man backfield even with preferred rusher Stevan Ridley out for the year with a torn ACL and MCL.

But Week 9 against Denver might be a better matchup for preferred receiver Shane Vereen, who also thrived in Week 7 against the Jets. The Broncos, like the Jets, have done a good job stopping the run this season. They rank No. 1, in fact, allowing 72.4 yards per game.

Plus, the Patriots will most likely have to throw more than usual just to keep up with the league's highest-scoring team. These days, a team's only real choice against Peyton Manning is to beat him at his own game.

So most likely, Gray will spend much of Week 9 on the sidelines while Vereen spends much of it in the backfield. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Vereen among their top 20 running backs for this week.

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Tom Brady practicing in full
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady practiced fully Wednesday despite his ankle injury, the team announced. He's thrown 14 touchdowns and no interceptions over the past four games entering Week 9 against the Broncos.

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