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Fourth-down decisions changed for good 10 years ago

[ad_1] Ten years ago, on Nov. 15, 2009, one fourth-down decision and the analysis that followed changed the NFL as we knew it.Two of the greatest quarterbacks in league history were playing in prime time, as Tom Brady's New England Patriots led Peyton Manning's undefeated Indianapolis Colts by six points with just over two minutes to play. The Patriots found themselves in a fourth-and-2 from their own 28-yard line. That's
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Hue Jackson to lead Colin Kaepernick workout; 13 NFL teams have committed to attend

[ad_1] Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson will lead the drills during quarterback Colin Kaepernick's scheduled workout in Atlanta on Saturday, and former NFL head coach Joe Philbin will be in attendance to assist, the league announced Thursday.The NFL said 11 teams have committed to attend: the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay
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Hue Jackson to lead Colin Kaepernick workout; 11 NFL teams have committed to attend

[ad_1] Former NFL head coach Hue Jackson will lead the drills during Colin Kaepernick's scheduled workout in Atlanta on Saturday, and former NFL head coach Joe Philbin will be in attendance to assist, the league announced Thursday.Eleven teams have committed to attend, the league said -- the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, New York Giants, New York Jets, Tampa Bay
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Patriots RB Jonas Gray’s brush with fantasy vs. reality, five years ago

[ad_1] THE DAY JONAS GRAY destroyed your fantasy football team started out innocently enough, with a hot Epsom salts bath and breakfast at a forgettable downtown Indianapolis restaurant with his mom and brother. Had Gray known what would happen later that night, he might have tried to find his family better tickets for the Patriots-Colts game on Nov. 16, 2014. But Gray was an undrafted third-year running back living in
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32 NFL one-hit wonders – Hillis’ Madden cover, Tyree’s helmet catch, more

[ad_1] Remember Jonas Gray's legendary four-touchdown Thursday night against the Colts? What about Peyton Hillis' run to the cover of Madden NFL 12? Or maybe Chris Matthews' come-from-nowhere game in Super Bowl XLIX?We asked our NFL Nation reporters to pick the greatest one-hit wonders in the history of the teams they cover, the players who broke out in a big way ... and faded away just as quickly. These are
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Five years ago, New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray started a short-lived fantasy mania

[ad_1] THE DAY JONAS GRAY destroyed your fantasy football team started out innocently enough, with a hot Epsom salts bath and breakfast at a forgettable downtown Indianapolis restaurant with his mom and brother. Had Gray known what would happen later that night, he might have tried to find his family better tickets for the Patriots-Colts game on Nov. 16, 2014. But Gray was an undrafted third-year running back living in
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How Mohamed Sanu has quickly become key part of Patriots’ attack – New England Patriots Blog

[ad_1] FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots are coming off their bye, and as they look ahead to a challenging four-game stretch, one statistic stands out as a reminder of how new wide receiver Mohamed Sanu will be a critical piece for them: 14 for No. 14.Sanu, whose old No. 12 wasn't available to him in New England (a certain quarterback has that), happily slipped into 14 -- and
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Week 11 NFL Power Rankings

[ad_1] 6:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN The NFL Power Rankings by nature look at what teams have done thus far, but this week we're looking ahead. With six or seven games left on the schedule, there are some matchups that loom larger than others in deciding how the story of the 2019 season will be written.Some of these matchups will determine playoff seeding (49ers-Saints looks particularly fun). Others will decide the
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Lessons from every Super Bowl contender’s 2019 disaster game

[ad_1] In an NFL season in which we're down to just one undefeated team after the better part of 10 weeks, just about everyone has laid an egg. Even the league's most competitive teams have floundered in a disappointing loss this season, often with no explanation or notice. The Saints made their way to that list Sunday after shockingly falling to the 1-7 Falcons, who were 14-point underdogs heading into