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2018 Schedule
9-4, 1st in AFC East

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LB Elandon Roberts (thigh) has been added to the injury report Saturday. He is questionable. Roberts, who plays on early downs and often comes off the field in passing situations, is the only player on the team's injury report.

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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Gordon: Always good to follow Tom Brady's lead.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots had the following players in for workouts: LB Sam Eguavoen (Texas Tech), T Ryker Mathews (BYU) and WR Tim Wilson (East Stroudsburg). They could be considerations as future signings for 2019. Eguavoen (Saskatchewan) and Mathews (Hamilton) play in CFL.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots removed CB Stephon Gilmore (ankle) and TE Dwayne Allen (knee) from the injury report. So they have no players on their final injury report of the week, as everyone is available to them for Sunday's game vs. the Steelers. Allen hasn't played since Nov. 11 vs. the Titans.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady says he was asleep before kickoff of the Chiefs-Chargers game last night. When asked if the Chiefs' loss gives the Patriots an extra push, Brady said that the mindset isn't about other teams, only the Patriots.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Gordon, donning a "Fear of God" hat, says that when Tom Brady offers his time and advice, anyone would be wise to capitalize on the opportunity.

James' TD catch that wasn't in 2017 Patriots game (1:13)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick opens his news conference asking if everyone has their shopping done. He obviously hasn't. "Christmas comes at an inconvenient time, right in the middle of football season," he said, smiling.

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Ridley 'fired up' to face Pats after bitter '14 exit

Stevan Ridley didn't shy away from his remark that the Pats "trashed" him after a 2014 injury and said he has had Sunday's game "circled on the schedule a long time."

Young has 'no confidence' in Steelers (0:46)
Woodson: Patriots' success against Steelers will continue (1:04)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Gronk: "It's always popping in Pittsburgh."

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."

Team Stats

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