NEW ORLEANS – So I have a complaint. Be forewarned: It’s a whiny one informed by years of unchecked Patriots Privilege in which folks don’t wonder whether the local 53 might make the playoffs, only whether or not they will win the Super Bowl. This is not what I thought we signed up for in the offseason. Where is the relentless, merciless, march through the opposition that I saw on the brochure? I distinctly remember being told each opponent would be wind up like a bug on a windshield and the Patriots would roll on, impervious. This doesn’t feel historic. PATRIOTS 36, SAINTS 20 Gronkowski headlines lengthy list of Patriots injured vs. Saints Belichick likes how Patriots worked through communication
LeGarrette Blount didn't have a single carry while playing just six snaps in the Philadelphia Eagles' 27-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday. Blount is supposed to be the No. 1 running back in the Eagles running back-by-committee. He was anything but in Week 2. The game plan didn't dictate Blount getting zero carries. However, it turned out that way. "No, listen, kind of like we talked last week, we've got roles for all the guys," said Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. "LeGarrette has a role, (Darren) Sproles has a role, Wendell Smallwood, and we even had Corey (Clement) a little role, a little piece of the pie." The regular season is here Eagles fans! Make sure to stay in the loop for
Marshawn Lynch is having some fun in Oakland. Welcome to the second edition of a new Yahoo Sports weekly installment in which we look at social media winners and losers across the NFL. When running back Marshawn Lynch announced he was coming out of a brief retirement to join his hometown Oakland Raiders, NFL fans everywhere knew we were in for a treat.