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Turning the Page on the New England Patriots’ AFCCG Loss
January 24th, 2014 at 12:57 AM
The New England Patriots' loss in the AFC Championship game on Sunday was a bitter ending to an otherwise successful season.  A 12-4 record capped with yet another division crown only to fall in the conference title to a deeper, more talented football team in the Denver Broncos. In many ways, Sunday's...

Young Patriots Linebackers Capitalizing on Expanded Roles
January 13th, 2014 at 6:36 PM
The New England Patriots placed veteran linebacker Brandon Spikes on injured reserve last Monday, ending his postseason, and the move originally appeared to be a cut-and-dry roster move with a player that had been battling a knee injury for a number of weeks.  As it turns out, an ESPN report...

New England Overcomes Another Slow Start, Hands Houston 10th Straight Loss
December 2nd, 2013 at 4:05 PM
For the second consecutive week, it was a tale of two halves for the New England Patriots, who overcame a double-digit deficit at halftime on their way to a last-minute victory.  Heading into the game, the Patriots looked like overwhelming favorites to march into Reliant Stadium and win in convincing fashion....

Carolina Panthers’ Secondary- Overlooked and Disrespected?
November 18th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
After last Sunday's impressive road victory over the San Francisco 49ers propelled them to a 6-3 record, the Carolina Panthers have garnered kudos from the national media, especially on the defensive side of the football.  While most of the talk coming into Monday night's matchup versus the 7-2 Patriots has been...

Monday Night Matchup: the Carolina Panthers
November 13th, 2013 at 4:22 PM
The New England Patriots went back to work at Gillette Stadium Wednesday morning after having had extended time off throughout the bye week.  Head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady fielded questions from the media about arguably the hottest team in the NFL, the Carolina Panthers.  After an uninspiring 1-3...

Offensive and Defensive Thoughts After New England Patriots’ Home Win
October 28th, 2013 at 7:06 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** Offensive inconsistency continues: As has been the case throughout the first seven weeks of action thus far, quarterback Tom Brady and his receivers struggled to get into a rhythm early on against a revamped Miami defense.  On New England’s first offensive possession and for the second time in as many...

Defense Should Be the Patriots Number One Offseason Priority
March 1st, 2013 at 12:32 AM
  “Anquan Boldin, Anquan Boldin, Anquan Boldin, that Ravens team won with a big receiver like Anquan Boldin, that’s what the New England Patriots need.”   I am not quite sure why this is not a moot point.  But when I listen to people talk about the Patriots off-season agenda it feels like...

Patriots – Jaguars Week 16 Preview
December 22nd, 2012 at 8:18 PM
The Patriots look to bounce back after losing a tough game in San Francisco last week.   That should not be a problem against the 2-11 Jaguars, who rank near the bottom of the NFL in almost every major statistical category.  They are 31st in points per game with 15.6 and...

Patriots Secondary Showing Signs of Improvement
November 26th, 2012 at 12:35 AM
After years of turmoil with a pass defense that at times looked like it would struggle to stop anything apart from a mediocre middle school passing attack, it finally seems like the Patriots secondary is beginning to stabilize.  Although still giving up 289.4 passing yards per game, good for 29th...

Aqib Talib Meets with Coach Belichick
November 13th, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Aqib Talib met with Coach Bill Belichick on Monday, the first time he was allowed inside the Patriots' facility following a four game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Talib cannot get on the field fast enough for the Patriots who's secondary again made an average NFL quarterback look...

New England Patriots’ Defense Looks to Improve
September 29th, 2011 at 4:51 PM
This season there has been a lot of talk about the New England Patriots' defense and if it is playing up to expectations, especially coming off of Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills.  ***PHOTO1*** New England allowed the Bills to come back from a 21-0 deficit with 34-10 run starting in the...