// BenJarvus Green-Ellis

PATS on the Back: Week 12 vs. Detroit

It didn’t start off too well for the Pats on Turkey Day, but the end result was what most expected: an offensive highlight show, and a win for New England, 45-24 over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field Thursday. The Lions came out out roaring in the first half, taking a 17-10 lead into the […]

Brady, Patriots Gobble Up Lions on Thanksgiving

Dave Rayner booted a 44-yard field goal, giving the Detroit Lions a 17-10 halftime lead, and images of three weeks ago when the Browns stunned the Patriots began to appear. Were the Patriots unable to beat an overachieving team on the road? Does Tom Brady have the grit and determination to pull his team through […]

Manning’s Third Interception Ends Colts’ Comeback; Patriots Hold on in Gillette

Through the first nine games of this season, Peyton Manning had thrown only four interceptions. The Patriots nearly doubled it in just one game. The Patriots picked Manning off three times, including with 31 seconds to go from the New England 24-yard line, beating the Colts 31-28 at Gillette. The Patriots’ win kept them tied […]

Gronkowski’s 3 TDs Lead Way as Patriots Win Big in Pittsburgh

Generally speaking, opposing teams rarely want to play the New England Patriots. But opposing teams never want to play the Patriots after a loss, when the Patriots are 24-2 since 2003. Unfortunately, that was the exact scenario the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in Sunday night at Heinz Field. Add to it Tom Brady’s 4-1 record […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 9 vs. Browns

Thanks to a 28-18 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the New England Patriots (6-1) own the best record in the NFL heading into their game with the Cleveland Browns (2-5) this Sunday. At first glance, this looks like an easy matchup for the Patriots. The Browns are currently tied for last place in the AFC […]

PATS on the Back: Week 8 vs. Minnesota

6-1, the best record in the NFL. Who would’ve believed that a team that lost their best cornerback (Leigh Bodden) and one of their most reliable defensive lineman (Ty Warren) in the preseason, then lost their third down back (Kevin Faulk) to season-ending injury, then traded away a former first rounder (Laurence Maroney) and a […]

Strong Running Game Leads Patriots Past Vikings; Favre Injured in Fourth

BenJarvus Green-Ellis leaped over the back of blocking guard Dan Connolly, tumbling head over heels. When he came down, the Patriots had a two-score lead with less than two minutes left in the game. Green-Ellis ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns- the first multiple-touchdown game of his career- Sunday, and the New England Patriots […]

Patriots Survive Chargers Fourth-Quarter Surge, Win in San Diego

In key situations in the fourth quarter, Stephen Gostkowski is the perfect field goal kicker. Kris Brown… not so much. Brown’s 50-yard field goal attempt, pushed back 5 yards by a San Diego false start penalty, bounced off the right goal-post, and the New England Patriots held on to beat the San Diego Chargers, 23-20. Brown’s missed field […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 7 vs. Chargers

Fresh off an overtime victory over one of the league’s best last weekend, the Patriots are carrying a lot of momentum into their showdown with the San Diego Chargers this Sunday. Winners of their last three games, the Pats are hotter than any team in the NFL right now. The Chargers, on the other hand, […]

Gostkowski Ties Game in Fourth, Wins it in Overtime

Heading into Sunday’s game in Foxboro, Stephen Gostkowski had never missed in the fourth quarter when the Patriots were either tied or behind. After the game ended, his streak remained intact. Gostkowski’s late game field goals capped a 10-point comeback by the New England Patriots, who beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in overtime. Gostkowski hit […]

Game of a Lifetime for Patriots’ Chung

Tom Brady did not have to do much to earn his 100th career win. The Patriots’ veteran quarterback played mistake-free, and watched safety Patrick Chung and the special teams turn a one-point game at halftime into a 41-14 blowout. Rookie wide out Brandon Tate, a special teams monster, returned the second half’s opening kickoff 103 […]

Chung and Tate Lead Way as Special Teams Dominate Dolphins

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall bailed out on his rout, but quarterback Chad Henne still threw it to where he thought Marshall would be. Instead, Patrick Chung was there, and he ran the ball back 51 yards for the touchdown. The interception capped off a brilliant night from Chung, who blocked both a punt […]

Week 4 Pickups

With no major injuries this week, the choices on the waiver wire are slim, particularly amongst running backs. A hot pickup in past weeks, Peyton Hillis, had a huge day for Cleveland this past Sunday with Jerome Harrison sidelined.  Hillis is currently available in about 25 percent of league, and is an obvious person to […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots-Bills, Week 3

Have you ever felt worse about a Patriots win as you feel about Sunday’s 38-30 triumph over the lowly Buffalo Bills? Sure, you have to be pleased with how the offense rebounded from a lousy second half last week against the Jets, but that defense… oh, that defense. They let rookie C.J. Spiller have a […]

Most Rushing Yards in 23 Months Propel Patriots to Victory

The New England Patriots had already run the ball eight straight times. So they decided to run it again. BenJarvus Green-Ellis’s 7-yard touchdown run capped off a rush-heavy Patriots drive that pushed the lead to two touchdowns with just over eight minutes to go, and the Patriots held on to beat the Buffalo Bills, 38-30. […]