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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In a season when the New England special teamers have managed to distinguish themselves as some of the best in the game, it was perhaps the finest hour for “The Machine” and “War Daddy.” The Patriots were able to get two game-changing plays from their special teams group in
INDIANAPOLIS — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots were able to hold off the Colts, 34-27, in the much-anticipated Deflategate revenge game.
that if they ever crossed paths, Matthew Slater and Richie Incognito wouldn’t exactly see eye to eye. The Patriots special teams captain -- one of the most well-respected players in the Patriots locker room -- made it very clear on Tuesday
hopefully let the situation run itself. But it didn’t work out for us.” AFTER A SOLID START TO THE YEAR, THE PATRIOTS ’ SPECIAL TEAMS CRASHED AND BURNED ON SUNDAY On Sunday, it was a miserable performance from many facets of New England’s special
touchdown. (He leads the league with a 29.2-yard return average.) Meanwhile, after a big start, the Patriots ’ special teams (with the exception of punter Zoltan Mesko) have had major issues. Since the start of the year, New England
receiving yards (by Russ Francis in 1975). THE PATRIOTS SPECIAL TEAMS WEREN’T READY There were early signs Sunday wasn’t going to be a good day for the Patriots special teams unit: After a 38-yard field goal from Phil Dawson to
and forget about the whistle.” AS EXPECTED, SPECIAL TEAMS WAS A DIFFERENCE-MAKER FOR THE PATRIOTS The Patriots ’ special teams unit wasn’t great: New England allowed San Diego to successfully execute a late onsides kick, while long
just have to get ready for the game. We’re playing the Colts. We’re not playing anything else.” — Patriots special teams star Matthew Slater , on next Sunday’s game against the Colts STAT OF THE DAY: 4 — Years Tom Brady has led
Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater joined Dale & Holley with Thornton on Patriots Monday. Slater talked about Tom Brady and the leaders of the
Matthew Slater Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater joined Dale & Holley with Thornton on Patriots Monday. Slater talked about Tom Brady and the leaders of the
FOXBORO — Stephen Gostkowski wasn’t the only Patriots special teams player to get a new contract this offseason. Late last month, the Patriots signed third-year punter Ryan Allen to a three-year
Matthew Slater FOXBORO — Suffice to say, red isn’t Matthew Slater ‘s favorite color. The Patriots special teams captain returned to the practice field for the first time this summer, but he was in a red non-contact jersey, the result of offseason