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2018 Schedule
9-4, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

DT Danny Shelton says this is the first time in his NFL career that he has been a healthy scratch two weeks in a row, but he is keeping a positive mindset. He said one focus is working better with his hands as he looks to get himself back on the 46-man game-day roster.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had full participation from every player throughout Wednesday's practice, according to their injury report. Only two players are listed on the injury report -- CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle) and TE Dwayne Allen (knee) -- and both went wire to wire in practice.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick, when asked if Stephen Gostkowski is the type of player who could use some reassurance after missing his first PAT of the season and a 42-yard FG, said: "Steve's kicked in the league a long time. ... Nobody takes it more seriously than Steve does. So I have a lot of confidence in him."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick didn't agree with a question that suggested the Patriots would be facing a Steelers team that is lacking confidence because of a three-game losing streak. "I think if you guys are around competitive guys, you wouldn't see that. So I don't give that any credibility at all. Competitive people compete. That's what they do. That's certainly what the Steelers are. I'm sure we'll get their best. I think they'll get our best. And we'll see what happens."

How long can Brady maintain his level of play? (1:36)

Schefter: Frank Gore, Matt Eberflus, Week 15's Best

Adam Schefter talks to Dolphins RB Frank Gore about the miracle in Miami, his longevity, the young RBs he admires and more (:40). Plus, Colts DC Matt Eberflus on Indy's defensive resurgence (15:23) and Evan Kaplan on the matchups to watch in Week 15 (27:17).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots playoff scenarios this week: 1. Clinch AFC East with: Win + Dolphins loss; 2. Clinch playoff berth: Win + Titans loss. The Patriots play at Pittsburgh (4:25 p.m. ET). The Dolphins play at Minnesota (1 p.m.). And the Titans play at NY Giants (1 p.m.).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

John Parry has been assigned as referee for Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game. Entering last week, Parry's crew was 12th out of 17 crews in terms of penalties called per game (14.7 average).

Clark: Patriots' loss to Dolphins will be 'rallying cry' (1:50)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

LB Kyle Van Noy: "We're all disappointed with the loss, but it's time to move on. We're ready for the Steelers. It's going to be an amazing atmosphere there, a playoff atmosphere. They need a win. We need a win. It's going to be a highly competitive game."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Back at Gillette Stadium, players were in for meetings Monday and special teams captain Matthew Slater says, "We've processed what happened yesterday and we're on to Pittsburgh."

David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP
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Belichick: Failure on final play 'starts with me'

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the Patriots' failure to stop the Dolphins' miracle touchdown Sunday "starts with me" and explained that Rob Gronkowski was on the field for "his ability to play the deep, long throw."

Kezirian: Dolphins' win 'saved the sportsbooks' (1:00)

Team Stats

Passing Yards278.8
Rushing Yards118.2
Points For28.0
Points Against22.5