Stephon Gilmore says he knew both routes on INTs vs. Bengals thanks to film study

Stephon Gilmore says he knew both routes on INTs vs. Bengals thanks to film study

New England Patriots defensive back Stephon Gilmore dominated the Cincinnati Bengals during the Week 15 encounter. Gilmore picked off two of Andy Dalton’s passes on the day, taking one back for a touchdown. After the game, Bengals coach Zac Taylor rushed to his quarterback’s defense by saying his receivers weren’t aggressive enough. Interestingly, Gilmore noted…

Opinion: Roger Goodell needs to kick the cheating Patriots out of the playoffs

Opinion: Roger Goodell needs to kick the cheating Patriots out of the playoffs

Indianapolis Star NFL commissioner Roger Goodell believes in escalating punishment when cheaters in his league keep breaking the same rule. That’s what happened earlier this season when recidivist headhunter Vontaze Burfict of the Oakland Raiders took aim on Colts tight end Jack Doyle’s cranium and was suspended the rest of the season. And it’s what…

Opinion: Patriot Way is not just winning as latest rules scandal reminds

Opinion: Patriot Way is not just winning as latest rules scandal reminds

USA TODAY There’s more to the Patriot Way than winning. Like cheating, deception and lies. It doesn’t matter whether New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick ordered, blessed or even knew about the video recording of the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline. The bungled subterfuge – and it’s clear from the clip aired Sunday by Fox Sports that…