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Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez misses first NFL game vs. Bills

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New England Patriots rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez will miss his first NFL game. It will be on the road against the Buffalo Bills on the day after Christmas.

At press time, it is unknown why he will not be playing. He will be listed as inactive for the contest.

New England Patriots rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez scores a 1-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets
Aaron Hernandez scores a 1-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Before missing the Bills contest, he had played in 14 straight games. He last played on December 19th against the Green Bay Packers in a 31-27 win.

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On the season, Hernandez has had 45 receptions. He was targeted 64 times.

He had 563 yards on the season with six touchdowns. He had about 8.8 yards per target.

Plus, he also had three receptions for 47 yards.

In the win against the Packers, Hernandez had just four receptions. He had 31 yards and two touchdowns.

In his last two games, he has had 50 total receiving yards. He also had two receptions for 19 yards in a 36-7 win over the Chicago Bears.

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In Week 12, he surpassed the 50 yards with a 51-receiving yardage game. He had three receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown in a 45-3 win over the New York Jets.

He had 11 receptions for 127 yards in the last six games. He also had four touchdowns.

In comparison, he had 34 receptions in his first eight games. He had 436 yards and two touchdowns.

The two touchdown receptions came in a Week 8 contest in a 34-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns. He had five receptions for 48 yards in the game.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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