• Patriots: Running game and defense carry the Pats to 36-20 win over Las Vegas
  • Patriots Preview: Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) at New England Patriots (1-1)
  • Patriots: Scouting the Raiders offense and defense
  • Boston College: Eagles avoid catastrophic loss, beat Texas State 24-21
  • Boston College Preview: Texas State Bobcats (1-2) at Boston College Eagles (1-0)
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Patriots: Running game and defense carry the Pats to 36-20 win over Las Vegas

AP Photo/Charles Krupa FOXBOROUGH — They don’t ask how, just how many at the end of the year. It wasn’t pretty at times on Sunday afternoon, but the Patriots beat the Las Vegas Raiders 36-20 at Gillette Stadium to move to 2-1 on the season. With David Andrews out the offensive line struggled to protect Cam Newton early, but, thanks to 117 yards from Sony Michel and three total touchdowns…

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Patriots Preview: Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) at New England Patriots (1-1)

Line: Patriots -7 Key Players for Las Vegas: Derek Carr (QB), Josh Jacobs (RB), Darren Waller (TE), Hunter Renfroe (WR), Clellin Ferrell (DE), Cory Littleton (OLB), Damon Annette (CB) Opening Kickoff: The Las Vegas Raiders visit Gillette Stadium today to take on the Patriots. The Patriots and Raiders will meet for the 36th time overall and for the 33rd time in regular-season. The Patriots hold a 19-15-1 series lead. They…

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Patriots: Scouting the Raiders offense and defense

The Patriots will host the undefeated Las Vegas Raiders at Gillette Stadium this afternoon. Las Vegas has opened the season by winning shootouts against the Panthers and Saints. For the first time since his return to the sideline, Gruden has assembled the type of roster he wants in order to play the way he wants. This is especially true on offense. Gruden calls the offense but has an experienced staff…

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Boston College: Eagles avoid catastrophic loss, beat Texas State 24-21

Image courtesy of Michael Dwyer. CHESTNUT HILL — The old saying goes that sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Well, the Boston College football team was good when it mattered most in crunch time on Saturday night, but they also had quite a bit of good luck on their side as well in the first home game of the year at Alumni Stadium against Texas State. Trailing by…

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Boston College Preview: Texas State Bobcats (1-2) at Boston College Eagles (1-0)

Image courtesy of Texas State Athletics Line: Boston College -19.5 Texas State Players to Watch: Tyler Vitt (QB), Jeremiah Haydel (WR), Blake Aragon (TE), Calvin Hill (RB), Nico Ezidore (DT), Tory Spears (FS) Opening Kickoff: This is the first ever meeting between the Eagles and Bobcats. The game was scheduled late due to COVID-19 and schedules being rearranged. The Eagles enter the game 1-0 after an impressive 26-6 win at…

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High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – St. Bernard’s

After winning back-to-back Division 8 state titles the past two seasons, the St. Bernard’s football program was hoping for a chance to three-peat this season. Of course that isn’t happening right now, and who knows if it will in February. Still, there is quite a bit of optimism around the program. The Bernardians are still holding out hope that a third straight Super Bowl title could make its way back…

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Tompa Bay Tuesday: Brady, Bucs get first win of the year but it wasn’t pretty

Image courtesy of USATI Tampa Bay — First things first. We’re sticking with “Tompa Bay Tuesday” for this piece for the remainder of the year. It’s lame. We know. Oh well. Now, it wasn’t pretty, but Tom Brady and the Bucs got their first win of the year on Sunday, beating Carolina 31-17. Brady was 23-of-35 for just 217 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Mike Evans and Brady finally appeared…

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Patriots: Nuggets from Bill Belichick’s weekly OMF interview on WEEI

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots/WEEI After another instant classic with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night, Bill Belichick was back meeting with Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria Monday afternoon. As always, it’s one of the more valuable pieces of radio in this area each week that sometimes doesn’t get the credit it deserves. This week was a tough one for the entire Patriots organization as Bill…

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UMass: UMass announces their intentions to play football this fall

UMass Football is back!  The school announced this morning that they intend on playing football this fall after initially opting to move the season to the Spring of 2021. The university released the following statement from Athletic Director Ryan Bamford : “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff has always been our first priority. Since returning to campus in June, the members of our football program have…

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