// Brandon McGowan

Patriots 2011 Safties Preview: Meriweather, Chung, Etc.

Over the past few seasons, no group of players in the New England organization has been subject to as much criticism as the Patriots’ defensive backfield. Heading into 2011 however, this group finally appears to have a firm foundation of talent and experience that has plagued the back end of the Pats’ defense since their […]

Patriots Cut Burgess and Aiken, Place McGowan on IR

Through the first two preseason games, the Patriots were relatively healthy, and they looked terrific on both sides of the ball against the Super Bowl Champion Saints and the Atlanta Falcons. Then, the embarrassing 36-35 loss to the Rams took place nearly two weeks ago, and the wheels fell off the bus. First, the Patriots […]

Brown Kicks Game-Winning Field Goal as Rams win in Foxboro

The old guard (though not as old as, say, that fellow over in Minnesota) took on the new guard Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. For the 2-0 New England Patriots: Tom Brady, entering his eleventh season, holder of records, winner of MVPs and Super Bowls alike. For the 1-1 St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, the […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Special Teams

Often the most overlooked aspect of a football team, special teams plays a significant role in every offensive drive and defensive stand. They determine whether an offense must drive 80 yards or 10, and vice versa. Head coach Bill Belichick has been one to put heavy emphasis on this area.  He has been known in […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: The Defensive Backs

The New England defense was not one of the NFL’s elite last season. They were mediocre on both sides of the ball, but did show signs of life from time to time, especially with the defensive backs. There was no star in the backfield. No single guy that served as a leader. Just a bunch […]

Five Reasons I Would Not Want to be Mark Sanchez on Sunday

Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez has the unenviable task of trying to beat the New England Patriots in Foxboro this weekend.  I use the word unenviable because I believe this match-up has all the makings of becoming a repeat of the 59-0 beat-down the Patriots laid on the Tennessee Titans in Week 6.  The Jets […]

Vollmer, Patriots Silence Joey Porter

On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Patriots took the field against the Dolphins on what they were hoping to be a snowy field, but the Dolphins were a few weeks too late. Instead they got a sunny, 65-degree day, which is what you would expect from a Miami home game. Despite the wacky weather, the Patriots […]

Patriots Welcome Winless Titans to Gilette

Tennessee Titans (0-5) at New England Patriots (3-2) Time: 4:15 EST Where: Gillettle Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts TV: CBS Radio: 98.5 FM – The Sports Hub The Patriots are coming off a disappointing loss to the Broncos. Currently, New England is sitting even in the AFC East with the New York Jets with a 3-2 […]

Patriots Gets Ready For Perfect Broncos

There were the 1-0 Jets, then the 2-0 Falcons, and the 3-0 Ravens, and now the Patriots will get ready for the surprise 4-0 Denver Broncos. New England is riding a two-game win streak, following impressive wins over Atlanta and Baltimore. Now, they will have to survive a Broncos team with a top ranked defense […]

Rodney Pokes Fun at Brady, Pats Defense Stepping Up

The Patriots are officially back. Tom Brady is back to making the throws he needs to make. The offense is back to being able to do enough to win games. The defense is back to being that opportune Belichick defense that will let up yards, but will make the stops when they are needed. It’s […]

PATS on the Back – Week 4

Two very evenly matched teams faced each other at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and on this given Sunday, the New England Patriots were able to do just enough to edge the very talented Baltimore Ravens squad, 27-21. Something tells me this won’t be the last we hear from the Ravens, as both teams look […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Falcons, Week 3

It was damp. It was dreary. But, when the Pats took down the Falcons 26-10 at Gillette Stadium Sunday, the rain drops Mother Nature was throwing at us didn’t seem to matter all that much. Sure, there were still some very frustrating elements to this game. The injury situation continued to get worse, now with […]