Patriots Notebook: Team must meet high expectations

FOXBORO — The Patriots felt pretty good about themselves as they strolled into last Monday’s team meeting following their most recent impressive victory against the Colts. And then Bill Belichick happened. The Pats have ripped off a thoroughly dominant six-game winning streak that includes three...

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Jeff Howe
Boston Hearald, Patriots Beat Writer
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BREAKING: Bucs Linebacker Lavonte David Out vs. Bears

By Jenna Laine Bucs Insider Follow @ JennaLaineBucs Email Print Comments 0 When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Chicago Bears today at Soldier Field, they will be without the one constant for them all season long on defense — weakside linebacker Lavonte David. David has been ruled out due to ...

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JennaLaineBucs
SportsTalkFlorida.com, Sports Reporter
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Let's Go!

Zach Ertz
Philadelphia Eagles
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Top tweets
Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Redskins sources say coach Jay Gruden received support from upper management after his RGIII comments. So different from the past.
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 740
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Rich Eisen , Sports Reporter
The last time the Lions beat the Patriots, Tom Brady played in his first-ever NFL game...exactly 14 years ago today.
@richeisen | | 1h | Score: 530
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Albert Breer , NFL Network, Reporter
Vikings RB Ben Tate will be active and have a role today, just four days after joining the team, per source. Matt Asiata down for Minnesota.
@AlbertBreer | | 1h | Score: 365
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Tony Grossi , ESPNCleveland.com, Browns Beat Writer
#Browns officially list Isaiah Crowell as their starting RB today. We've seen this change before, however.
@TonyGrossi | | 48m | Score: 330
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Redskins coach Jay Gruden does have license to bench RGIII if his play isn’t good enough. I’m told it’s “not out of the question.”
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 325
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Redskins studied 2012 film of RGIII that saw him thrive. They have internal doubts he can be the same physically. Injuries took a toll.
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 267
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has his appeal on Dec. 2. If he loses, he may explore his legal options, seek damages for missing the season
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Jeff Howe , Boston Hearald, Patriots Beat Writer
Sorry to those who want to see a full day of Revis-Megatron. I've been given the impression the Pats prefer Revis-Tate, Browner-Johnson.
@jeffphowe | | 59m | Score: 245
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Omar Kelly , South Florida Sun Sentinel, Sports Reporter
The nation would view Miami beating Denver as an upset. The Dolphins would view it as their continued journey towards respect due.
@OmarKelly | | 54m | Score: 235
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Kevin Negandhi , ESPN, Sports Anchor
Matthew Stafford is 0-15 on the road including the playoffs in starts vs. teams that ended the season with a winning record.
@KNegandhiESPN | | 48m | Score: 210
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
For the #Bucs, RB Charles Sims (ankle) will play and RB Doug Martin (ankle) will also play, barring a setback. He hasn’t played in 3 games
@RapSheet | | 26m | Score: 200
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Browns WR Josh Gordon will either start or be in quickly. Will rotate him in & out for conditioning, open to more time if he’s feeling
@RapSheet | | 2h | Score: 191
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Patriots expect to make LeGarrette Blount active in his first game back. Jonas Gray will also play after his alarm snafu. Divvy up carries
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 163
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Redskins will try to make life easy for RGIII today: Quick throws to playmakers, easy reads, ball out fast. They’ve tinkered all week.
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 157
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Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
In first game back today after serving 10-game suspension, Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to play between 20-30 plays, per league source.
@AdamSchefter | | 4h | Score: 145
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Andrew Siciliano , DirectTv Sports, Red Zone Host
Through 26 games as Bears HC: Marc Trestman: 12-14 Lovie Smith: 12-14 Mike Ditka: 12-14
@AndrewSiciliano | | 1h | Score: 142
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
Mentioned Adrian Peterson isn’t sure the climate in Minnesota is right for him. He explains those thoughts here: t.co/2E7iy9TBia
@RapSheet | | 34m | Score: 135
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Ian R. Rapoport , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
The video of my RGIII and #Redskins-centric hit is now up. I’ll have more coming in the third hour, too t.co/J9ITzniYHL
@RapSheet | | 56m | Score: 115
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Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
When Adrian Peterson told USA Today there were people in Vikings' organization who did want him back and people... t.co/DZ0As6DULJ
@AdamSchefter | | 10m | Score: 111
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PackerReport.com , News and Updates
Sitton, Guion and Brad Jones are the #Packers captains today.
@PackerReport | | 2m | Score: 5
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Jason Wilde , ESPN Wisconsin, NFL Writer
Your #Packers-#Vikings flip card for today ... t.co/VmjFQazPr1
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John Keim , ESPN.com, Redskins Beat Writer
Would not be surprised at all if there is indeed a change if RG3 struggles big time today. Must handle basic elements of O or real tough.
@john_keim | | 3m | Score: 5
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Tony Grossi , ESPNCleveland.com, Browns Beat Writer
You think #Browns RB Isaiah Crowell is pumped for his 1st NFL game in his home state? He was first player on field other than the kickers.
@TonyGrossi | | 4m | Score: 75
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TheRedzone.org , NFL News and Updates
Jay Gruden has power to bench Robert Griffin III t.co/bxc7aTn6TH #NFL #Redskins
@TheRedzoneorg | | 5m | Score: 5
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Dan Hoard , Cincinnati Bengals, Radio Voice
Roof open in Houston. Slightly less noisy perhaps? #Bengals radio network coverage starts at 11:30 #WhoDey t.co/2hW3XuzB3q
@Dan_Hoard | | 6m | Score: 15
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Jason Wilde , ESPN Wisconsin, NFL Writer
You are looking live ... #Packers t.co/yOwYoPkqd3
@jasonjwilde | | 6m | Score: 15
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NESN , Sports News and Updates
Bill Belichick On Rob Gronkowski’s Mental Toughness: ‘You Can’t Break Him’ t.co/sulkdvvCxX
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Rich Tandler , CSNwashington.com, Redskins Blogger
Five final #Redskins-49ers thoughts—Can Washington get to Kaepernick? t.co/9074vTd9Sx #RedskinsTalk t.co/UOlKhANgGe
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Matt Barrows , Sacramento Bee, 49ers Beat Writer
The #49ers lead the league in INTs going into today's game. Heres's a huge reason why ... t.co/qo6Aa38v3t
@mattbarrows | | 8m | Score: 15
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Andrew Siciliano , DirectTv Sports, Red Zone Host
Last time the Browns visited Atlanta (’06), Charlie Frye outplayed Michael Vick. Strange, but true.
@AndrewSiciliano | | 8m | Score: 45
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Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
For first time since Broncos’ 35-21 win over San Diego on Oct. 23, Denver will be back at home, playing in front... t.co/T1Z5si9Eu3
@AdamSchefter | | 9m | Score: 51
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Adam Schefter , ESPN, NFL Insider
When Adrian Peterson told USA Today there were people in Vikings' organization who did want him back and people... t.co/DZ0As6DULJ
@AdamSchefter | | 10m | Score: 111
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AP.org , NFL News and Updates
Dolphins-Broncos Capsule: t.co/Ur55ShocQd
@AP_NFL | | 11m | Score: 5
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Jeff Howe , Boston Hearald, Patriots Beat Writer
Julian Edelman (thigh) is going through his normal pregame routine by catching one-handed passes. Never any doubt he'd play today.
@jeffphowe | | 13m | Score: 55
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Adam Levitan , RotoWorld.com, NFL/NBA Writer
Per PFT, Reggie Bush (ankle) targeting Thanksgiving for his return. Joique and Riddick at NE today: t.co/2JMYpv6OHq
@adamlevitan | | 13m | Score: 5
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PhiladelphiaEagles.com , News and Updates
One more reminder to stalk Harold Carmichael, force fumbles and Remember The Titans in the #WulfsDen t.co/4PtKqtZpIj
@EaglesInsider | | 14m | Score: 35
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Christopher Price , WEEI.com, Patriots Beat Writer
Video: '4th & Goal' breaks down #Patriots and #Lions #WEEI #NFL t.co/gvYkgtNXzF
@cpriceNFL | | 14m | Score: 15
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PackerReport.com , News and Updates
About 2.5 hours til kickoff. Time for World's Best #Packers Preview. Overflowing w/info you won't find anywhere. FREE t.co/SRFLnAfv8F
@PackerReport | | 15m | Score: 5
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Josh Gordon avoids suspension for DUI guilty plea

With a 10-game suspension behind him, Browns receiver Josh Gordon officially doesn’t have to worry about another suspension in the wake of his DUI guilty plea. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Gordon was fined by the NFL and not suspended after pleading guilty to DUI charges in North ...

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ProFootballTalk.com
NFL News and Updates
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Report: Redskins brass backs Gruden's criticism of RG3

Redskins coach Jay Gruden has been highly critical of quarterback Robert Griffin III in recent weeks and the upper management of the Redskins has expressed support for the coaches words, according to a report. Ian Rapoport also said on NFL Network that Gruden does have the authority to bench the str...

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Rich Tandler
CSNwashington.com, Redskins Blogger
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Zach Ertz - Philadelphia Eagles
Game Day in the Linc! Time to have some fun #Eagles
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    #BUCNATION we need y'all to stand up today we are taking it one game at a time ❤️ y'all http://t.co/vCs8TmiSvf
  • Leon Washington, New England Patriots
    Thank You Lord for another opportunity. #TitanUp vs Eagles http://t.co/6kfWcYi7hh
  • George Iloka, Cincinnati Bengals
    Blessed to see another Sunday/Gameday. Beyond grateful. @ The Westin Houston, Memorial City http://t.co/832bOQPwFp
  • Mario Williams, Buffalo Bills
    _marquisegoodwin even the lil guys with all the energy nap sometimes!
  • Vinny Curry, Philadelphia Eagles
    Game Day Baby! It Was Already Written... #FlyEaglesFly http://t.co/EjRR44DZvo
  • Tahir Whitehead, Detroit Lions
    It's #gameday #LionsFans #OnePride http://t.co/CDspjvZoDF
  • Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati Bengals
    #RAG! IT'S GAMEDAY!!! #WhoDeyNation #LetsRoar #BeaTheTexans #TeamDunlap #WeEating #WhoDey http://t.co/fy3wo1XqXE
  • Arthur Jones, Baltimore Ravens
    I'M BAACCKKK!!! let's get loud!! http://t.co/3Ku5wtHS9Z
  • Akeem Ayers, Tennessee Titans
    It's Game Day At Home #PatsNation http://t.co/7Ptz0LmiL6
  • Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” - Aristotle. http://t.co/uNxOe3BUsq
  • Devin Hester, Chicago Bears
    One game at a time, has been our mentality.... #RiseUp http://t.co/sCy6rgR4fV
  • Malliciah Goodman, Atlanta Falcons
    Proud to have my uncle malliciahf be in attendance today to honor his duty to our country in Desert… http://t.co/Xx3nC42GTg
  • Thomas Davis, Carolina Panthers
    I don't know anyone who deserves to be voted in more so then Olsen. Make sure you guys vote for Greg.… http://t.co/4xFAGgsbcy
  • Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
    Day 22: Thankful for Freedom It's understood that America wouldn't be what it is today without our… http://t.co/Me9jB4HQGk
  • James Ihedigbo, Baltimore Ravens
    #ONEPRIDE http://t.co/388kbGmJtD
  • Brandon Gibson, Miami Dolphins
    Somewhere in Denver... #RE2PECT http://t.co/Em7nfDp3AB
  • Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills
    #FUCLA http://t.co/WYBAsepfmG
  • Jeremy Mincey, Jacksonville Jaguars
    Made it to NY safe thank God. Now that were here..... Time to handle business the COWBOY Way...#WeDemBoyz http://t.co/MIgBnCDomj
  • Sergio Brown, Indianapolis Colts
    Don't let me into my zone! I'm definitely in my zone! #BTM #coltsnation #38special http://t.co/nb0ZQmDFCD
  • Menelik Watson, Oakland Raiders
    FSU UNITED.... Forever unconquered #Nole4Life #FSUstrong http://t.co/sJsgqinNnO
Ian R. Rapoport - NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Redskins studied 2012 film of RGIII that saw him thrive. They have internal doubts he can be the same physically. Injuries took a toll.
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 267
Ian R. Rapoport - NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Redskins coach Jay Gruden does have license to bench RGIII if his play isn’t good enough. I’m told it’s “not out of the question.”
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 325
Albert Breer - NFL Network, Reporter
Vikings RB Ben Tate will be active and have a role today, just four days after joining the team, per source. Matt Asiata down for Minnesota.
@AlbertBreer | | 1h | Score: 365
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Ian R. Rapoport - NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Redskins sources say coach Jay Gruden received support from upper management after his RGIII comments. So different from the past.
@RapSheet | | 1h | Score: 740
Rich Eisen - Sports Reporter
The last time the Lions beat the Patriots, Tom Brady played in his first-ever NFL game...exactly 14 years ago today.
@richeisen | | 1h | Score: 530

Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons: 5 things to watch

ATLANTA -- Only one of the teams playing in the Georgia Dome Sunday is tied for first place in their division, and it's not the one with the winning record. The 4-6 Falcons, tied for first with the Saints, will host the 6-4 Browns, who tumbled into a tie for third with the Ravens in the AFC North wi...

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Mary Kay Cabot
Plain Dealer, NFL Reporter
1h

Once again it's time to get after it!!!

Malcolm Jenkins
New Orleans Saints
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Ian R. Rapoport - NFL Network, Sports Reporter
#Browns WR Josh Gordon will either start or be in quickly. Will rotate him in & out for conditioning, open to more time if he’s feeling
@RapSheet | | 2h | Score: 191

NFL, Bills planning for more time, games away from Buffalo

With the record snowfall accumulation in Buffalo, and now major concerns about flooding and water damage, the Buffalo Bills could remain vagabonds beyond this weekend. The team has been practicing in Detroit since Friday ahead of their “home” game against the Jets on Monday night at Ford Field, ...

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Jason La Canfora
CBS Sports, NFL Insider
2h

Ruling on Ray Rice's reinstatement expected early this week

Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension has been under review for roughly 10 days, with the judge's ruling expected before Thanksgiving. That was the timeline given at the time lawyers for the NFL, the NFLPA and Rice submitted their final briefs and arguments in the case. Many felt the decisi...

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Jason La Canfora
CBS Sports, NFL Insider
2h

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers have common goal: Win

The Carolina Panthers have not been shy about calling Cam Newton their franchise quarterback. But as new, long-term deals have popped up around the league between teams and their franchise quarterbacks, some of them members of Newton’s 2011 draft class, Newton’s contract talks with the Panthers ...

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Jonathan Jones
Charlotte Observer, Panthers Beat Writer
2h

Report: 20-30 plays for Josh Gordon in his return

With Josh Gordon finally free, the next question is when he’ll get loose. The Browns have opted to be coy about their intended use of the man who led the league in receiving yards last year despite missing the first two games due to a suspension. Back with the team in 2014 after a 10-game suspensi...

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ProFootballTalk.com
NFL News and Updates
2h

Bengals-Texans game carries significant playoff implications

There may be no game on today’s schedule that has a great chance of affecting both teams’ chances of making the playoffs than the Bengals-Texans game that will kick off in Houston at 1 p.m. Eastern. At the moment, the Bengals are in first place in the AFC North at 6-3-1, while the Texans are way...

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ProFootballTalk.com
NFL News and Updates
3h

Denver Broncos seek to revitalize run game against Miami Dolphins

When coach John Fox stressed last week that the Broncos would run the ball more, strongly urging his team to accomplish a goal established in April, it was met with rolled eyes by critics. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady exists as a critical part of a system. In Denver, Peyton Manning is ...

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Mark Schlereth
ESPN, NFL Analyst
3h