For Bennett, Patriots' winning ways is 'like the first time having sex'

For Bennett, Patriots' winning ways is 'like the first time having sex'

Martellus Bennett has been to the playoffs once before, in 2009 as a member of the Cowboys, but on several different occasions this year he's made mention that what he's gone through this season as a member of the Patriots is all brand new to him. 


After beating the Dolphins in Sunday's season-finale, giving the Patriots a record of 14-2, Bennett found another new and colorful way to describe what it's like to be part of a winner. 

"It's cool, I'm kind of getting used to winning now," Bennett said after the 35-14 victory. "At first it's like, 'Yeah!' It's like the first time having sex. Then the second time, then the third time, it's like, 'Oh yeah, it's pretty cool. I'm getting better at it.' But, you know, it's just really fun. I've just enjoyed playing with these guys and giving everything I've got every single game."

Bennett played 52 snaps in Miami, catching three passes on four targets for 33 yards and a touchdown.

Perhaps what's most encouraging about Bennett's performance was that the ankle that has bothered him since Week 5 appears to be holding up well. He made a 20-yard catch-and-run along the Patriots sidelines in the second quarter that showed off his ability to accelerate with the football in his hands. With Rob Gronkowski out for the season, Bennett figures to remain a key part of the Patriots offense in the postseason.

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.

Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.

The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.

More to come...

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment. 

Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".

Click here to listen and see how he did.