Now armed with a 6-1 record that is the best in the NFL, the Patriots take over as the new No. 1 team in the latest edition of the NFL Power Rankings. The AFC continues its overall dominance in the rankings, while the ongoing fiascos in Minnesota and Dallas have the Vikings and Cowboys continuing their plummet.


Report Card time but first a thought on the end of the Randy Moss era in Minnesota, which started during the first round of the MLB playoffs and didn't quite make it to the end of the



Patriots left guard Logan Mankins will report to Patriots and sign his tender Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. A restricted free agent who has steered clear of Foxboro since spring workouts because of his contract status, Mankins has been replaced in the starting lineup by Dan Connolly since the start of the 2010 season. A two-time Pro Bowler and former All-Pro, Mankins was a first-round pick of the Patriots in 2005.

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FOXBORO — The situation involving Randy Moss and the Vikings continues to get curiouser and curiouser.

On the heels of his melancholy press conference after Sunday’s game where he talked about how much he missed playing for the Patriots and took the coaching staff on his new team to task, the wide receiver was reportedly waived by Minnesota on Monday, with coach Brad Childress breaking the news to his players in a Monday meeting.

In his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Patriots coach Bill Belichick offered very little on the subject of the Vikings' waiving of former Patriot Randy Moss, but did re-iterate that both Moss and the Patriots have plenty of respect for one another. 


With Randy Moss being waived by the Vikings on Monday, there is a chance that the Patriots would have a shot to bring the controversial receiver back to New England. If the Pats have the opportunity, should they welcome him back? Cast your vote in our poll at the It Is What It Is blog.

Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network is reporting that the Vikings have decided to waive wide receiver Randy Moss. The news comes a day after the Patriots beat Minnesota, 28-18, where Moss finished with one catch for eight yards. After the contest, the former New England receiver delivered a memorable postgame press monologue where he spoke nostalgically of his time with the Patriots and called Patriots coach Bill Belichick “the best coach in football history.”

Patriots defensive back Brandon Meriweather joined the Dale & Holley show from Gillette Stadium during WEEI's Patriots Monday and talked about Sunday's 28-28 victory over the Vikings.


Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork stopped by to visit with Dale & Holley at Gillette Stadium on Monday morning as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday, one day after a 28-18 victory over the Vikings.


CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning. Esiason praised BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead for their performances in the Patriots' win over the Vikings on Sunday, and he said the Patriots have earned their spot atop the AFC.