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2017 Schedule
8-2, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady (Achilles), Rob Gronkowski (illness) and Patrick Chung (ankle) returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, while Martellus Bennett (hamstring/shoulder) did not participate. Center David Andrews (illness), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) and OT Marcus Cannon (ankle) remain out of practice.

Stephen A. not buying Wentz for MVP (2:06)
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1dMike Reiss

Brady, Gronk among Patriots to miss practice

Tom Brady is still expected to play Sunday against the Dolphins, a source told ESPN's Mike Reiss, but his absence from practice Wednesday left Brian Hoyer as the team's lone quarterback on the field.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Patriots' rainy practice gets underway, there was no sign of QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Chris Hogan, C David Andrews, OT Marcus Cannon and S Patrick Chung.

Amy Lombard
2dFeaturing Katie Nolan, Jonathan Vilma and Damien Woody

Tackling Thanksgiving dinner with the TB12 Method

Patriots superfan Katie Nolan hosts some of her new ESPN colleagues for a holiday meal fit for a five-time Super Bowl champion.

ESPN Stats & Info

Patriots looking like their usual selves

The Pats haven't officially clinched a playoff spot yet, but their FPI odds round up to 100 percent. Meanwhile, they are the favorites for the AFC's No. 1 seed (53.3 percent) and the conference's most likely Super Bowl representative (44.1 percent). That said, the Eagles (27 percent) have better odds to win Super Bowl LII at the moment.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have waived DE Cassius Marsh, according to ESPN's Field Yates. In turn, the team has signed DE Eric Lee off the Bills' practice squad. Marsh has been acquired for fifth- and seventh-round picks in early September in a deal with Seattle, so this isn't a good return on investment for the team.

A Tom Brady Thanksgiving (0:34)
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Nickel Package: Brady's blood says 'he's younger than 40'

Cian Fahey welcomes Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe to discuss just how the Patriots have managed to go under-the-radar this season despite a 8-2 record. They discussed the return of Michael Bennett, why Dion Lewis is underrated, who Brady's most trusted receiver is and why according to science New England's QB is younger than his age says.

Team Stats

Passing Yards304.61st
Rushing Yards106.016th
Points For29.04th
Points Against20.312th