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Watch Patriots return interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive drives vs. Dolphins

Watch Patriots return interceptions for touchdowns on consecutive drives vs. Dolphins

The Patriots defense has been absolutely incredible since Super Bowl LIII, and that's very bad news for the rest of the NFL.

New England's defense dominated the Miami Dolphins in its Week 2 matchup Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium, and the highlight of the defensive gem was a pair of interceptions returned for touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore's got the party started with his first career pick-6. He perfectly timed a throw by Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and returned it 54 yards to increase his team's lead to 30-0.

Gilmore also forced an interception earlier in the game when he tipped a pass in coverage and Patriots safety Devin McCourty was able to come down with it for the turnover. 

Not to be outdone, Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins got in on the fun during the very next drive with a pick-6 of his own. Collins brought the interception back 69 yards to put the Patriots up 37-0.

The Patriots defense wasn't atop any fantasy football rankings of the best defenses before the season, but they should be the new No. 1 after this stellar Week 2 performance.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Could we have predicted Michael Bennett's suspension?

Should the Patriots have seen the Michael Bennett suspension coming? Josh McDaniels on N'Keal Harry, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down WR trade targets and more...

2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent "philosophical disagreement" the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when they signed him?

16:27 - N'Keal Harry returned the practice field after sitting out the first six games of the regular season. Josh McDaniels answers Tom's questions about how much the Patriots are able to rely on the rookie receiver.

27:53 - Tom and Phil cycle through which receivers are out there that the Patriots are likely targeting before the trade deadline.

35:53 - Rob Gronkowski may have finally put an end to the possibility of his return with the comments he made on WEEI. Tom talks about why it's finally time for Patriots fans to let him go.

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Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

Report: Jaguars trade CB Jalen Ramsey to Rams

One month after requesting a trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Jalen Ramsey got his wish.

The star cornerback was traded to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for two first-round draft picks in 2020 and 2021 and a fourth-rounder in 2021, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The news comes on the heels of the Rams trading veteran CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens and placing Aqib Talib on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Ramsey's move to the NFC is great news for the Patriots, as New England won't have to worry about the two-time Pro Bowler helping out the Kansas City Chiefs' scuffling defense after they were rumored to be one of his suitors.

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