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Draft Blues: Belichick, Pats Struggle to Find Productive WR

It’s hard to dispute the success that Bill Belichick and the Patriots scouting department have had plucking players out of the college ranks since 2000. The likes of Tom Brady, Asante Samuel to Dan Koppen, Matt Cassel and Aaron Hernandez — all were heavily scouted and nice draft choices in the mid-to-late rounds. But where […]

Numbers Are In: Analyzing Patriots 53-man roster

Quarterbacks (3) Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallet – Not much dispute at this position as Brady is clearly the man. However, the battle for backup between third-year man Brian Hoyer and rookie Ryan Mallet is an interesting storyline to watch should catastrophe strike. Running Backs (4) BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen […]

Pats Release Pro-Bowl Safety Meriweather, Amongst Others

The Patriots began the painful process of cutting down the roster by announcing Saturday that they’ve severed ties with safety Brandon Meriweather, running back Sammy Morris, and wideouts Brandon Tate and Tiquan Underwood. The departures of Underwood and Tate aren’t that startling given the depth the Patriots have at receiver, but releasing Meriweather and Morris […]

Patriots Look to Wrap Up Preseason Against Giants

The 2-1 New England Patriots will finish their preseason Thursday night at Gillette against the 2-0 New York Giants. It will be the seventh consecutive Patriots preseason concluded with the Giants. The Giants beat the Patriots 20-17 last season at the New Meadowlands Stadium. It’s been a Jekyll and Hyde preseason for the Patriots. They […]

Patriots 2011 Wide Receivers Preview: Ochocinco, Welker, Etc.

After trading away Randy Moss in October last season, the Patriots committed to reshaping the look of their receiving corps. Soon thereafter they brought back Super Bowl XXXIX MVP Deion Branch, and this offseason sent shock waves throughout the league by trading for one of the game’s most notably outlandish personalities in Chad Ochocinco. See: […]

Patriots 2011 Special Teams Preview: Tate, Edelman, Gostkowski, Etc.

In 2010, the Patriots’ special teams units turned in some of the best performances they’ve seen in years. Under second year special teams coach Scott O’Brien, the Pats finished in the top five in the league in 10 of 22 special teams statistical categories, including in scoring, blocked kicks, and, perhaps most importantly, fewest penalties. […]

Tonight: Patriots Kickoff NFL Preseason against Jaguars

It seems like just yesterday that the NFL lockout finally ended and training camp began for the New England Patriots. Actually, it was less than two weeks ago. And now the Patriots are hours from their first preseason game, against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. Patriots starters usually play for just a few plays […]

BenJarvus, Brady, Brian, Brandon, Broken Records: Pats Beat Dolphins with Ease

Time and time again, Bill Belichick has shown that he possesses one of the greatest minds in NFL history. But in Sunday’s  38-7 New England Patriots win over the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, he proved he has a great heart as well. Facing fourth-and-16 from the Miami 19-yard line and already up 38-0 at the […]

Season-High 475 Yards Powers Patriots to Playoffs in Snowy Chicago

It was a snowstorm powerful enough to deflate the Minneapolis Metrodome. But it could not deflate was the New England Patriots offense. The Patriots set a new season high with 475 yards of total offense, more than enough to carry them to a 36-7 victory over the Chicago Bears and clinch a spot in the […]

PATS on the Back: Week 13 vs. New York Jets

“Outcoached.” “Outplayed.” “A total butt whooping.” Yup Rex, that about sums it up. How fun was Monday night’s 45-3 blowout win over the hated Jets? I mean really, with all the hype leading up to that game… the “game of the year,” as ESPN and the NFL was touting it… how flippin’ sweet was that […]

Patriots Obliterate “Jets” 45-3

It was the match-up of the season: the New England Patriots versus the New York Jets, the two best teams in the AFC. The Patriots were unbeaten at home, having won 25 straight at Gillette. The Jets were unbeaten on the road this season. At stake: the lead in the AFC East and the best […]

Week 9 Pickups

With all the Randy Moss talk, its hard to remember there is still fantasy football going on. It may be wise to try to trade for Moss now to pick him up for pennies on the dollar and hope for the best. Moving on from the Moss hurricane, here are some guys that might be […]

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 […]

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 […]