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Ask Ben: Will Patriots be able to run vs. Packers?

11/23/14: Foxborough, MA: With the return of running back LaGarrette Blount (29), to New England, (seen recieveing the heroe's welcome by teammates at left when he left the game late in the New England romp), last weeks hero Jonas Gray (35) found himself benched by head coach Bill Belichick (not pictured). Quarterback Tom Brady is in the backround at right. The New England Patriots hosted the Detroit Lions in a regular season NFL game at Gillette Stadium. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section:sports topic:Patriots-Lions (1)

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Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin has another round of answers to readers’ questions about the Patriots and the NFL.


// Bill Belichick sees turnovers as huge factor vs. Packers

The Packers (plus-15) and Patriots (plus-11) rank 1-2 in the NFL in turnover differential.

Darrelle Revis breaks up a second-quarter pass Sunday intended for the Lions’ Calvin Johnson. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Ben Volin | On footballl

With Darrelle Revis, Patriots’ defense is championship-caliber

The cornerback is having a Randy Moss-like impact in his first season with the Patriots.

Bill Belichick saw a lot of chippy play by the Lions toward the end of the game.


Bill Belichick reminds Lions’ Dominic Raiola: ‘He’s never beaten us’

Belichick said Raiola’s frustration probably built up after going against the Patriots’ stout defensive line all game.

Ravens back Justin Forsett (29) runs past  David Hawthorne during the second quarter. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Ravens 34, Saints 27

Justin Forsett, Ravens run Saints off the field

Forsett rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns, and Baltimore beat New Orleans, 34-27.

Bills 38, Jets 3

Bills plow under Jets in Detroit

Michael Vick went 7 of 19 for 76 yards before being replaced by Geno Smith in the third quarter.

Johnny Manziel.

Brynn Anderson/AP

Browns investigate alleged fight involving Johnny Manziel

A man alleges he was assaulted by someone in Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel’s entourage at a downtown hotel.

Giants’ Odell Beckham makes incredible one-handed catch

The receiver was being interfered with, but still managed to snare a TD in the Sunday Night Football game between the Giants and Cowboys.

Bill O’Brien doesn’t elaborate on Ryan Mallett’s injury status

The Texans’ quarterback is being evaluated for an undisclosed injury and coach Bill O’Brien says they’ll know more about his status later this week.


This is the team we’d hoped Patriots would be

The Patriots have passed the regular-season test and it looks like they are well on their way to the Super Bowl this season.

Sports media

Sports media: Latest Tom Brady-Randy Moss hookup a good one

Moss interviewed Brady as part of his duties as a Fox Sports 1 studio analyst.

Belichick era database


// Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.

Past seasons

2013 season recap

// An ugly end in Denver

Track the high and low points of the Patriots’ 2013 season before their eventual loss to the Broncos in the AFC title game.

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