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That 617 Life Podcast: The Madden Curse continues with Patrick Mahomes' injury

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That 617 Life Podcast: The Madden Curse continues with Patrick Mahomes' injury

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' knee injury is just another example of the Madden Curse, says the 617 Life crew. That and more in this week's edition:

5:26 - Leroy Irving, Shanda Foster and Cerrone Battle talk about the knee injury Patrick Mahomes suffered vs. the Broncos, how it affects the Patriots' chances to win the AFC and what it means for the marketability of the league.

13:04 - Cerrone gives his Cold Cuts and Hot Takes, NBA-preview style.

23:24 - Shanda sounds off on Michael Stahan's wife seeking child-support money, Myles Garrett being punched in the face by a fan and the pettiness of Detroit Lions fans after their controversial loss to Green Bay.

31:41 - The Madden Curse is real and Patrick Mahomes being injured Thursday night proves it. Who are the few players who have actually escaped their fate?

37:02 - In this week's playa's call, Leroy calls out Shaq, Shanda calls out Damien Williams and Cerrone calls out Michael Jordan.

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Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

Report: Pats' punishments for videotaping could include fines, draft picks

While the investigation into the New England Patriots' illicit videotaping of the Cincinnati Bengals' sideline last weekend is ongoing, The Washington Post's Mark Maske is reporting that the punishment could be aligned in severity with similiar game-day violations committed by other NFL teams in recent years.

That means fines in the range of six figures and/or a reduced round value on a draft pick — or worse still, the loss of one altogether:

"The NFL is likely to penalize the New England Patriots for their admitted violation of league video policy last weekend and is contemplating disciplinary measures in line with those imposed on teams in recent seasons for infractions of game-day rules, according to people familiar with the deliberations.

That could mean a fine in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and potentially the loss or reduction in value of a draft choice, typically a lower-level pick."

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Looking for something similar to what the Patriots were levied for Spygate? Maske points out that punishment was clearly an exception, not a guardrail:

The Patriots have admitted wrongdoing in last Sunday's incident in Cleveland, in which a credentialed Patriots video crew member was caught filming the Bengals' sideline during their game against the Browns. New England has said the camera crew was there to feature a scout as part of their "Do Your Job" video series.

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Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Report: Julian Edelman, Ted Karras make trip with Patriots, Cowart out for Bengals game

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman and center Ted Karras, who were each listed as questionable with injuries, made the trip to Cincinnati with the team Saturday but backup defensive tackle Byron Cowart was downgraded to out with a concussion, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.

Edelman, the team's leading receiver, has been battling shoulder and ankle injuries. Karras, the starting center, missed the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday with a knee injury. Both were limited in practice this week. 

The Patriots (10-3), coming off back-to-back losses to the Houston Texans and Chiefs, play the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.