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New England Patriots

Stadium: Gillette Stadium | Coach: Bill Belichick
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense2nd87.2 (29th)315.1 (1st)
Defense16th97.0 (9th)252.6 (18th)

Last Game

Sun, November 29
Sports Authority Field
New England Patriots
Denver Broncos

Game Leaders

Passing: T. Brady (23-42, 280)
Rushing: L. Blount (9-27)
Receiving: R. Gronkowski (6-88)

Passing: B. Osweiler (23-42, 270)
Rushing: C. Anderson (15-113)
Receiving: E. Sanders (6-113)


Thu Sep 10
W 28 - 21PIT
Sun Sep 20
W 40 - 32at BUF
Sun Sep 27
W 51 - 17JAC
Sun Oct 11
W 30 - 6at DAL
Sun Oct 18
W 34 - 27at IND
Sun Oct 25
W 30 - 23NYJ
Thu Oct 29
W 36 - 7MIA
Sun Nov 8
W 27 - 10WAS
Sun Nov 15
W 27 - 26at NYG
Mon Nov 23
W 20 - 13BUF
Sun Nov 29
L 30 - 24at DEN
4:25 pm EST
Sun Dec 6
8:30 pm EST
Sun Dec 13
on CBS Sportsat HOU
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 20
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 27
at NYJ
1:00 pm EST
Sun Jan 3
at MIA


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New York6-5-02-2-0
Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: Timetable for return unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rob Gronkowski (knee), who is not expected to play Sunday against the Eagles, is considered week-to-week by ESPN.com.

Whether Gronkowski is dealing with a bruised knee, a knee strain, or both, the report suggests that how quickly the tight end returns to the field "will be a pain tolerance issue." While ESPN's Adam Schefter hints at a potential multiple-week absence here, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport indicates that at most, Gronkowski will miss a week. In any case, while the New England Patriots may not confirm the tight end's Week 13 status until Friday's final injury report is released, it's probably wise for fantasy owners to operate under the assumption that Gronkowski will not be a lineup option this weekend, at a minimum.

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Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: Injury described as minor knee strain
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport maintains that "at most," Gronkowski will miss a week with "a minor knee strain."

Previous reports suggested that Gronkowski was dealing with a bruised knee, but ESPN's Adam Schefter is also describing the tight end's injury as a minor knee strain, while putting forth an estimated timetable in which he might miss "a week or two." For now, Gronkowski is not officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, but his fantasy owners are nonetheless advised to seek out alternate options (such as teammate Scott Chandler) at TE for Week 13 lineups.

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Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: Dealing with bruised knee
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

ESPN's Dianna Marie Russini indicates that Gronkowski's MRI "only shows bruising."

With that in mind, Russini describes Gronkowski as "week-to-week." While the tight end has yet to be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, we suspect that he'll be hard-pressed to play in the contest. Still, after initial fears that Gronkowski may have suffered a serious injury on Sunday night, that he evidently avoided any sort of major knee damage is good news for the Patriots. If Gronkowski does miss time, Scott Chandler is next up for the team's passing targets at the tight end position.

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Patriots' Rob Gronkowski: Extended absence not expected
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport relays that it "sounds like" Gronkowski (knee) is "unlikely to miss more than one game."

At first glance, it looked like Gronkowski might have suffered a serious injury, based on his reaction to the hit that led to him being carted off the field late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Broncos. However, with the tone of the reports that have surfaced since then, it appears as though Gronkowski has avoided a serious injury, with Rapoport going so far as to suggest that the Patriots' star tight end "may not even miss" any games at all.

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Patriots' Dont'a Hightower: Sprained MCL
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hightower is confirmed to have suffered a sprained MCL during Sunday night's loss to the Broncos, The Boston Globe reports.

Hightower's injury adds to the Patriots' growing list of absentees, but fortunately his sprained knee isn't expected to keep him sidelined for long. While a more definitive timetable for Hightower's return should surface soon, New England seems likely to be without their defensive signal-caller Sunday against the Eagles.

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