The New England Patriots are 9-0 straight up and 8-1 against the spread in their last nine games on the road. The Patriots can extend that road streak to 10 games with a win on Thursday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
All is right on offense for the Patriots — the Super Bowl odds leader — who lead the league in yards per game with 423.8 and are second in points per game with 32.3. But in perfect contrast, New England ranks dead last in yards surrendered with 456.8 per game and second in points allowed with 32 per game.
“My wife and I have been passionate about education being a gateway for upward mobility and equality,” Long told the Associated Press. “I think we can all agree that equity in education can help effect change that we all want to see in this country.”
Long began his NFL career in St. Louis in 2008 and played for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots last season. He signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles, including a $500,000 signing bonus and $1.5 million guaranteed. His base salary in 2017 is $1 million.
The charitable initiative encourages people to make donations to improve equal education opportunities.
Long’s foundation has selected four organizations whose missions focus on making education easily accessible to underserved youth while also providing students the support they need to develop strong social and emotional character.