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2017 Schedule
10-3, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick said earlier Wednesday that the Patriots would have some roster moves later in the day, and one of them is the release of LB Jonathan Freeny. He had been signed last week and filled the extra spot created when TE Rob Gronkowski was serving a one-game NFL suspension. With Gronkowski back with the team, and his roster exemption ending Wednesday, the Patriots needed to make a move.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

With the quick turnaround from Monday's loss, Bill Belichick said Wednesday will be a lighter work day for Patriots players before the tempo rises on Thursday. With that, the team will hold its practice inside the Empower Fieldhouse on Wednesday.

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Belichick has high praise for Bell and Brown (1:04)
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FPI ranks best games of NFL Week 15

Critical matchups in the NFC West and AFC West are among the top-rated Week 15 games, per FPI's matchup quality metrics, and AFC playoff seeding will hinge on the Steelers-Patriots battle in Pittsburgh.

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Source: Patriots close to deal with WR Britt

The Patriots are close to a deal with wide receiver Kenny Britt, who was waived by the Browns on Friday. The former first-round pick has been dogged by off-field issues. At 6 feet 2, he'd give QB Tom Brady a bigger target.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Lying in a hospital bed won't stop Ryan Shazier from game-planning with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is all in on Patriots-Steelers buzz. ‘It's good to be in big games.'

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Hype is real: Tomlin amped for Pats showdown

Mike Tomlin, saying "it's good to be in big games," is excited about the hype leading into Sunday's game against the Patriots at Heinz Field.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin excited to ‘be in the kitchen' vs. the Patriots on Sunday.

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Underestimating Cutler cost the Pats (1:43)
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Stephen A. worried the Pats will crush Steelers (1:50)
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Brady's bad night in Miami (0:49)
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Patriots missing energy and urgency against Dolphins (1:00)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady on the difference between this game and the Nov. 26 win over Miami: "We played with the lead last time and that's always important in the NFL — play on your terms. We got behind, turned it over, and had to play on their terms all night."

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Brady: There isn't any 'magic potion' to playing well (0:31)

Team Stats

Passing Yards287.21st
Rushing Yards113.215th
Points For28.34th
Points Against19.2Tied-5th