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Best Of Social Media: The New England Patriots Celebrate Thanksgiving

Robert Alvarez
November 22, 2018 at 10:29 am ET

The New England Patriots put a pause on the 2018 NFL season Thursday to celebrate the Thanksgiving with their families.  Check out some of the best postings from their social media accounts.

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Thankful for all of you. #HappyTurkeyDay

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A few former Patriots also shared their Thanksgiving festivities and Martellus Bennett even shared some funny stories.

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Best Of Social Media: Randy Moss Inducted Into Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Robert Alvarez
August 6, 2018 at 6:14 pm ET

On Saturday night, former New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss joined seven other football legends as the class of 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductees.

Although he spent just three full seasons in New England before being traded in October 2010, Moss compiled 259 receptions for 3,904 yards and 50 touchdowns during his tenure.

Check out some of the best social media postings from the weekends festivities.

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A few former Patriots teammates shared their congratulations.

VIDEO: On Randy Moss’ Birthday, Check Out Every TD Of 40 Plus Yards

Robert Alvarez
February 15, 2018 at 10:30 am ET

Newly elected Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss celebrated his 41st birthday on Tuesday, and to celebrate the occasion the NFL compiled video of every single Moss touchdown from over 40 yards.

From his rookie season in 1998 to his final season in 2012 with the San Francisco 49ers, check out how many times defenses were “Mossed” over his legendary career.

MUST SEE VIDEO: Randy Moss Receives News of Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection

Robert Alvarez
February 3, 2018 at 8:44 pm ET

On Saturday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 was formally announced during the seventh annual NFL Awards ceremony.

One of its new members was wide receiver Randy Moss who was selected in his first year on the ballot. Moss, who played for five NFL teams over his career, spent time in New England with the Patriots from 2007-2010 before being traded back to the Minnesota Vikings midway through the 2010 season. He set the NFL record for touchdown receptions with 23 in 2007.

Check out Moss’ reaction to the news when Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker arrived at his front door to deliever the announcement.

Best Of Social Media: The New England Patriots Celebrate Christmas

Robert Alvarez
December 26, 2017 at 8:11 pm ET

With a win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, the New England Patriots earned a first round bye for the eighth consecutive season. However despite Week 17 still being a must win game to decide the first or second seed, the team put a pause on the regular season finale next week to celebrate the Christmas holiday with their friends and families on Monday.

Speaking with the media Tuesday, even head coach Bill Belichick answered a Christmas related question with a football twist,

Below are some of the best postings from social media shared by the 2017 Patriots, their wives and former Patriots.

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Merry Christmas!! #flex

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Promise I'm otw with gifts but first Pizza…

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Social Media Reacts To The Passing Of Terry Glenn

Robert Alvarez
November 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm ET

On Monday morning it was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that former New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn passed away at a hospital in Dallas, Texas following an automobile accident. Glenn was 43 years old.

Glenn played his first six NFL seasons with the Patriots, who drafted him seventh overall in the 1996 NFL Draft. During that timespan, Glenn played in 68 games and recorded 329 receptions for 4,669 yards and 22 touchdowns. He currently ranks eighth in team history in receiving yards and ninth in receptions.

In his first year with the Patriots, Glenn made an immediate impact on the team, starting 15 games and setting an NFL record for most receptions by a rookie with 90 catches for 1,132 yards and six touchdowns. His contributions that year helped the Patriots earn an 11-5 regular season record, claim their first division title in a decade, achieve their first playoff victory in Foxboro Stadium and advance to Super Bowl XXXI.

In a press release by the team, Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft shared the following statement;

“We were shocked and deeply saddened by today’s news that Terry Glenn died in an auto accident,” Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft said. “Terry was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had. For so many Patriots fans, his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history. After a disappointing 6-10 finish in 1995, we drafted Terry seventh overall, and in his first year, he helped propel the Patriots to an AFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance. One of my favorite memories came when we hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional playoff game. It was my first home playoff game as an owner and just the second home playoff game in our history. It will always be remembered for the fog that filled Foxboro Stadium that day. Yet, on the first play from scrimmage, Drew Bledsoe threw a deep pass that disappeared in the fog and reappeared 53 yards downfield in Terry Glenn’s hands. We scored on the next play and ended up winning 28-3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Terry’s family, his former teammates and friends who mourn his loss.”

As word spread throughout the NFL, former teammates of Glenn along with present players took to their social media accounts to share their final goodbyes and condolences with personal tributes.

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Also shared were some highlights during Glenn’s Patriots career.

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Julian Edelman Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Robert Alvarez
January 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm ET

On Wednesday, the New England Patriots announced that wide receiver Julian Edelman has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following the teams 35-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins. The honor marks the first time in Edelman’s career he has earned a weekly award.

Edelman caught eight passes for a career high 151 yards against the Dolphins. It was his second 100-yard receiving game of the season and the 11th of his career (nine regular season, two postseason). In the third quarter Sunday, Edelman scored on a 77-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady, a career long. His previous best was a 69-yard touchdown at San Diego back on December 7th, 2014.

Entering the game versus Miami, Edelman needed just 45 yards to gain 1,000 for the season. He finished 2016 with a career high 1,106 and joins Wes Welker (5), Rob Gronkowski (3), Randy Moss (3), Stanley Morgan (3), and Terry Glenn (2) as the only Patriots with at least two 1,000-yard seasons per the Patriots press release.

Edelman’s selection marks the ninth time a Patriots player has earned an NFL honor in 2016.

Quarterback Tom Brady was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his Week 5 return at the Cleveland Browns along with Week 11 at the San Francisco 49ers. He was also named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October.

Other Patriots to earn honors in 2016 included punter Ryan Allen as AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 3 versus the Houston Texans, LeGarrette Blount was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, kicker Stephen Gostkowski was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week following Week 1 versus the Arizona Cardinals and Week 13 versus the Los Angeles Rams . Lastly, linebacker Dont’a Hightower earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6.

Best of Social Media: Week 14 Ravens vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
December 13, 2016 at 8:39 pm ET

For the first time in 2016, the New England Patriots were featured on Monday Night Football against the rival Baltimore Ravens who were coming off one of their most dominant games of the season versus the Miami Dolphins.

The Ravens top ranked defense was expected to be a serious test for the Patriots offense but during pregame quarterback Tom Brady showed zero fear.

Now a member of the ESPN broadcast team, former Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss received a lot of love in his return to Foxboro.

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With the game underway, it was the Patriots defense that got the team on the board first with its third safety of the season.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker had a streak of 35 consecutive made field goals coming into Monday Night, that is until linebacker Shea McClellin timed this leap to perfection and deflected away a 35 yard attempt providing Patriots fans flashbacks to Jamie Collins a year ago. The score remained 2-0 Patriots early.

Running back LeGarrette Blount scored his Patriots single season record tying 14th rushing touchdown to put the team ahead 9-0 after one quarter of play.

They don’t call him “sweet feet” White for nothing.

The pass would set up rookie Malcolm Mitchell’s fourth touchdown catch of the season as Tom Brady continues to show trust in the young receiver. The Ravens defense was being carved up early.

For everything that went right for the Patriots in the first half, went wrong for Baltimore. Quarterback Joe Flacco struggled against the Patriots defense, including this interception to Devin McCourty.

Seeking an opportunity to put the game away before halftime, Tom Brady uncharacteristically was picked off in the end zone by Eric Weddle.

The Ravens would cash in with a field goal but the Patriots were comfortably ahead 16-3 at halftime.

The third quarter began with a bang for the Patriots, continuing where they left off in the second with this successful flea flicker.

The play setup this dime pass to Martellus Bennett on third down and it appeared the Patriots were going to turn this game into a rout.

A 23-3 Patriots lead midway through the third had just about everyone calling this game over, but football can be cruel sometimes.

Rookie Cyrus Jones, out to return kicks in place of the injured Danny Amendola, continued to struggle at the position after committing this huge mistake that gave the Ravens a short field and needed momentum.

 

The Ravens took over at the Patriots three yard line, and Flacco made Jones pay. 23-10 ballgame.

On the ensuing kickoff, special teams errors continued to torment the Patriots as the normally reliable Matthew Slater also fumbled the ball away giving the Ravens yet another short field, and Flacco again would coast to the end zone.

A 23-3 lead imploded into a 6 point as the Ravens found themselves only trailing 23-17 with five minutes to go in the third quarter.

Gillette Stadium, which had been loud most of the game, fell silent following the Ravens 17-0 run, that is until this…

Clinging to a six point lead, the Patriots defense held tough as the third quarter mercifully ended.

The Ravens tacked on another field goal to open up the fourth quarter closing the gap to three until Tom Brady did what he does best and found Chris Hogan for his longest touchdown and pass of the season. The Patriots pushed the lead back to ten at 30-20 with six minutes to go in the game.

Down 10 with five minutes to go, the Ravens were unable to move down the field quick enough as their lack of urgency cost them in the end and the Patriots held on for a 30-23 victory.

ESPN commentator John Gruden played English teacher with his new word to describe Tom Brady.

While also giving a shout out to Brady’s TB12 brand.

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who recorded just one tackle in the game, did his usual post game chirping as boos rained down.

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PHOTO: Gisele Catches Passes From Tom Brady During Suspension

Robert Alvarez
September 10, 2016 at 10:57 pm ET

One of the hot topic conversations during New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four game suspension was just who would he be practicing with during his time away? Would it be retired former teammates like Randy Moss? Or newly cut players like Aaron Dobson or Keshawn Martin?

Here’s an option you might never have thought, how about supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen?

On her Instagram account Saturday, Bundchen posted the following photo of herself catching a pass from her husband in the backyard with the caption “Don’t worry guys, I will keep him ready.”

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Patriots By the Numbers, Fun Facts Before the Cardinals Kickoff

Steve Balestrieri
at 8:06 am ET

The Patriots will open the 2016 NFL season on the road in Phoenix against the Cardinals on Sunday Night Football. The team traveled a day early on Friday and are putting their final prep for the contest on Saturday.

So with the wait before the game on Sunday night, here are some interesting numbers to pore over.

0: Games started by Jimmy Garoppolo, Sunday will be his first

1: Wins by the Patriots over NFC opponents on Opening Weekend. Record is 1-3

4: Super Bowl wins by HC Bill Belichick, tied for most with Chuck Noll

4: Number of times Tom Brady has led the NFL in TD passes. Tied with Len Dawson, Drew Brees, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas, and Steve Young

5: Number of consecutive Conference Title games by NE, tied with Oakland (73-77)

7: Number of consecutive Division Titles by NE, tied with Rams (73-79)

7: Number of consecutive years in the playoffs, only five teams have reached 8 in a row

13: Number of Division Titles by Belichick, tied with Tom Landry, and Don Shula

13: Number of consecutive 10-win seasons by NE

15: Consecutive winning seasons by NE, can tie SF, Dallas for most since 1970 merger

17: Number of seasons by Tom Brady, most in team history passing Steve Grogan

23: Post-season wins by Bill Belichick, most in NFL history. Landry (20) is second.

29: Consecutive games with a sack by NE the longest current streak in the NFL

31: Wins on opening day by the Patriots, overall record of 31-25

38: Number of playoff games played by the Patriots since Robert Kraft bought the team. Most in the NFL, Green Bay is second with 33.

38: Wins by the Pats since 2001 in games decided by 3 points or fewer. Top winning percentage in the NFL with .717 (38-15) during that time.

44: Number of wins (44-5) since 2008 when the Patriots don’t turn over the ball

45: Wins by the Patriots over NFC opponents since 2002, NFL best record of 45-11

55: Road wins since 2006, Pats road record of 55-25 best in the NFL

64: TD passes to Gronk from Tom Brady, second most in NFL history between a QB and TE. Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates lead with 77

66: Career touchdowns by Rob Gronkowski, needs three to pass Stanley Morgan (68) for most in Patriots history.

71: Divisional wins by NE since 2001 (71-21), most in the NFL. Indianapolis (67) is 2nd

81: Number of consecutive victories at home by NE when leading at halftime

83: Road wins by NE since 2000, tops in the NFL, Philadelphia is 2nd with 78

134: Pats record of 134-42 is the best in the NFL the last decade with a winning pct of .761. Indy next with 118 wins (118-58), winning pct of .658

137: Yards rushed by Tony Collins on 21 carries against Baltimore in 1982 opener

183: Yards receiving by Randy Moss on 9 catches against the Jets in 2007 opener

194: Wins by Tom Brady combined regular/post season. Needs 7 to pass Manning (200), Favre (199) for most career wins by a QB

428: Career TD passes by Tom Brady, tied with Drew Brees for 3rd all-time in the NFL

517: Yards thrown by Tom Brady on 32 completions vs Miami in 2011 opener

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