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Best Of Social Media: AFC Divisional Playoffs Chargers vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
January 15, 2019 at 5:51 pm ET

The New England Patriots entered the AFC Divisional Playoffs against he Los Angeles Chargers seeking to continue their long standing success against the franchise under quarterback Tom Brady.

With a win, Brady would move to 8-0 lifetime against the Phillip Rivers led Chargers and advance to the AFC Championship game for the eighth consecutive season.

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Into the fire…

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January football. #LFG

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In the first quarter, the Patriots got the ball first and immediately got to work with the running back corps.

A one-yard run by Sony Michel put the Patriots up 7-0 early after an impressive seven minute drive.

However the Chargers would respond quick after this breakdown by the Patriots secondary.

Seven all thanks to a 43 yard pass from Philip Rivers to Keenan Allen.

It would be the last mistake Gilmore would make all game.

Looking to regain the lead, Sony Michel continued to tear up the Charger defense for his second score of the quarter. 14-7 Patriots after one

In the second quarter, the Patriots began to pull as Brady found Phillip Dorsett for a 21-7 lead.

A career high 40 yard run by Michel setup the Patriots fourth touchdown of the half. A 28-7 Patriots lead midway through the second.

After four scoring drives to open the game, the Chargers defense finally forced a punt, only to immediately give it back to the Patriots.

Who else but Sony? The running back would cash in on the turnover for his third touchdown of the half an unprecedented 35-7 Patriots halftime lead.

The 35 first half points tied a franchise record set in the 2011 divisional round against the Tim Tebow Denver Broncos.

While the Patriots defense continued to keep the Charger offense off the field, Brady continued to attack their defense.

A Stephen Gostkowski 38 yard field goal pushed the lead to 38-7.

A Melvin Gordon touchdown gave the Chargers their second touchdown of the game to make it 38-14 Patriots after three.

A Stephen Gostkowski 30 yard field goal made it 41-14 Patriots to open the fourth quarter.

With the Patriots leading by 27, Gillette Stadium broke out in song led by Jon Bon Jovi.

Phillip Rivers found Virgil Green for six and converted a two point attempt to make it 41-22 with seven minutes to go.

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With the Chargers still trailing by multiple scores, Rivers found his old tight end Antonio Gates for an eight yard touchdown in what may be his final NFL game.

The Chargers failed to convert a two-point attempt as the Patriots took over to put the game away on a few kneel downs.

The New England Patriots advance to their eighth consecutive AFC Championship game in Kansas City against the Chiefs next Sunday night.

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Respect.

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How we feeeeeeeel! #Brotherhood #TeamWin

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Let’s go! On to KC.

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Just a guy and his back. #LFG

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Tom Brady and Julian Edelman Get Fans Pumped Up For Sunday

Robert Alvarez
January 13, 2019 at 12:20 am ET

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knows he’s not the youngest athlete in Boston sports, but it doesn’t mean he still can’t compete with those half his age.

On Instagram, Brady posted a hype video to his social media accounts that featured appearances by a few of Boston’s rising stars to share the message of how he continues to beat father time.

The Red Sox Mookie Betts, the Bruins Charlie McAvoy and the Celtics Jayson Tatum all appear in the video.

The three athletes plus Brady took turns reciting lines from “A New Refutation of Time” by Jorge Luis Borges.

Brady will playing in his 38th career playoff game on Sunday.

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Into the fire…

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While on Instagram, Julian Edelman shared a funny image of himself with Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Bill Belichick as the rock band Queen.

“Bostonian Patsody” Edelman wrote in a caption.

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PHOTO: Julian Edelman Congratulates Robert Kraft For 2019 Genesis Prize

Robert Alvarez
January 10, 2019 at 3:25 pm ET

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was awarded Israel’s 2019 Genesis Prize on Wednesday.

The award recognized Kraft’s philanthropy and commitment to combating anti-semitism.

The $1 million award, widely known as the “Jewish Nobel” prize, is granted each year to a person recognized as an inspiration to the next generation of Jews through professional achievement and commitment to Jewish values.

“I am honored to receive the Genesis Prize and thank the Genesis Prize Foundation for its recognition and willingness to direct my prize money to such worthy causes,” said Kraft. “It is important that we continue to support organizations that focus on combating prejudices by building bridges and uniting people of different backgrounds.”

On Instagram, wide receiver Julian Edelman shared a personal congratulatory message to Kraft.

“Since I met Mr. Kraft in 2009, he’s been such an important part of my life. He’s helped me develop as an athlete, as a Jewish person and as a friend. He always puts others first and this prestigious Genesis Prize couldn’t go to a better person” Edelman said in a photo caption.

PHOTO: Tom Brady Ready To Square Off With Phillip Rivers

Robert Alvarez
January 7, 2019 at 1:52 pm ET

Following an extra week of rest and preparation, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can’t wait to face Phillip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday.

Speaking on WEEI’s Mut and Callahan Morning show Monday, Brady had nothing but praise and admiration for the veteran quarterback.

“I don’t know him that well. I know a lot of guys that have played with him and they all say great things,” said Brady. “He’s a great leader, he’s a great passer of the football. He’s incredibly tough.”

However there was one moment that stuck out most about Rivers to Brady.

“I remember we played him in [2008],” Brady recalled. “I mean the guy played on a torn ACL, and we played in 10-degree weather and he was still firing dimes out there. This guy’s got all the confidence in the world, and it makes for a great matchup.”

Historically Rivers has had a tough go of it against Brady’s Patriots.

Brady holds a 7-0 advantage against Rivers lifetime along with a 2-0 record in the postseason. Rivers sole win against the New England Patriots came in 2008, but against Matt Cassel.

The head to head overall statistics also greatly contrast one another.

However in both playoff matchups against the Chargers, despite winning both, Brady has struggled in those games.

–58.3 completion percentage
–489 yards
–4 touchdown passes
–6 interceptions
–61.1 QB rating

Brady and his offense will have their work cut out for them against a Chargers defense led by the Pro Bowl duo of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.

On Instagram Sunday night, Brady shared a photograph of the two meeting up following the 2011 season opener at Gillette Stadium.

“See you next Sunday in Foxboro! Lets have some fun!” Brady said in an accompanying caption.

PHOTO: McCourty Twins Say Goodbye To Aunt Who Lost Battle With Sickle Cell Disease

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Over the weekend, Jason and Devin McCourty announced sad news that that their aunt, Winifred, passed away after a battle with sickle cell disease.

“She fought tirelessly with unwavering faith to live a full life even when doctors told her she wouldn’t live to see 35,” the twins wrote. “Her life is a true testament of defying the odds.”

The twins shared the news and a photo over their Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Winifred was the inspiration behind the “Tackle Sickle Cell” campaign.

The initiative was started during the brothers time at Rutgers University to raise awareness and money to benefit those affected.

Ja’Whaun Bentley Pays Tribute To Fellow Purdue Boilermaker Tyler Trent

Robert Alvarez
January 2, 2019 at 8:03 pm ET

On Tuesday, sad news hit the football community when Purdue University student Tyler Trent passed away from a rare form of bone cancer. He was 20 years old.

Trent became a nationwide inspiration when his battle with
osteosarcoma came to light following a 2017 story written about him and a friend camping outside Purdue’s football stadium just hours after a chemotherapy session.

Trent was an aspiring sportswriter at the university and formed a close knit relationship with the football program and head coach Jeff Brohm over the next two seasons.

“He didn’t really tell me his story then. It was a joy just to meet him a couple of minutes,” said Brohm. “But then you start to find out more about him, his story and what was really going on.”

The team began visiting Trent during his tough days, later naming him honorary team captain and crediting him for wins.

“What gave him a sense of love and purpose touched all of us and inspired all of us,” Brohm said. “There was no quit in him. There was a lot of fight in him. It’s like you couldn’t get him down. While I’m sure he was in pain and suffering, he put a smile on his face.”

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Former Boilermaker and New England Patriots 2018 fifth round draft pick Ja’Whaun Bentley shared a series of heartfelt messages over social media following Trent’s passing.

Bentley was a four year starter at Purdue, graduating after the 2017 season.

He returned to see Trent one final time in November.

PHOTO: James Develin Becomes Father Of New Baby

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James Develin’s 2018 season just got a bit more special.

On his Instagram account Wednesday, Develin shared news that his wife was to be expecting their third child.

“Adding another member to this crew in a few short hours. The strength and selflessness I’ve seen in @jennydevelinthese past few years has been incredible. Can’t even begin to tell how proud and appreciative I am for all you’ve done for us. We absolutely adore you. NOW LETS GO HAVE THIS BABY!!”

As a result of the impending pregnancy, Develin missed practice on Wednesday to be with his family. It is the third time this season a Patriot has had to leave the team due to paternal matters, Rex Burkhead was late to practice in November for the birth of his son and Trey Flowers missed practice in December for the birth of his daughter.

Develin finished the 2018 season with a career highs in receptions (12) and rushing touchdowns (4).

Congratulations to James and Jenny!

Best Of Social Media: Week 17 Jets vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
December 31, 2018 at 3:52 pm ET

The New England Patriots entered their week 17 match up with the New York Jets seeking to lock up a first round bye heading into the playoffs.

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Let’s Go.

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Adapt & finish. #LFG

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GameDay!! #DARKGRIND!!

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In the first quarter, Tom Brady got James White involved early and the Patriots got on the board first.

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7-3 Patriots after one quarter of play following a Jason Myers field goal.

In the second, the Patriots began to pull away for good as Brady threw for two more touchdowns heading into halftime. This is 41.

21-3 Patriots at the half.

In the third, the defense got in on the scoring as Kyle Van Noy returned a football to the house for the second time in 2018. 28-3 Patriots through three.

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In the fourth quarter, the defense continued to shutdown Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold as Stephen Gostkowski tacked on a 38 yard field goal to push the lead to 31-3 to open the fourth quarter.

Another week, another milestone for Brady.

With three minutes to go in the game, head coach Bill Belichick elected to keep his starters in a bit longer, as Brady found his trusty squirrel for his final touchdown pass of the season.

The Patriots concluded the 2018 season with a dominating 38-3 win over the Jets and the second seed in the AFC Playoffs.

The Patriots will have two weeks to prepare for the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 13th at 1:05pm.

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Forward. #OnToJanuary

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Best Of Social Media: Week 16 Bills vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
December 27, 2018 at 10:28 am ET

The New England Patriots entered their Week 16 match up with the Buffalo Bills looking to wrap up the AFC East title while maintaining position for a first round bye in the playoffs.

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Still Here

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In the first quarter, the Patriots got on the board first courtesy of a Sony Michel four yard run. 7-0 Patriots after one quarter.

In the second, the Patriots running backs continued to play big roles as James White put the team up two scores with a 27 yard touchdown run.

The Patriots defense came out strong yet again, as cornerback J.C. Jackson continued to shine.

At the half, the Patriots went into the locker room up 14-0.

Midway through the third, Julian Edelman injected some life into the offense after the Bills added two field goals to open the half. 21-6 Patriots through three.

In the fourth quarter, the Patriots defense continued to frustrate the Bills and rookie quarterback Josh Allen.

With four minutes to go in the game and a 24-6 lead following a Stephen Gostkowsi 24 yard field goal, Jason McCourty iced the game and sealed the Patriots 10th consecutive AFC East crown with a 24-12 victory.

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Keep em’ churning. #TeamDub

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Grind all day till the fam okay…

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The good fellas! AFC East Champs!

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The Boys

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Best Of Social Media: The Patriots Celebrate Christmas

Robert Alvarez
December 26, 2018 at 4:59 pm ET

On Tuesday, current and former members of the New England Patriots took time to share Christmas messages and photographs over their social media accounts.

Check out some of the best below.

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‘Twas the night before Christmas. Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas fam

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Merry Christmas Everyone

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Merry Christmas from the squad!

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