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Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 6

An eventful Week 5 is in the books, as the 2010 NFL season just keeps motoring along as unpredictable as ever. Teams like the Cowboys, Vikings, and 49ers can’t seem to get out of their own way despite high preseason expectations, while surprise teams like the Chiefs and Buccaneers are riding high, at or near […]

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 […]

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. […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots-Bengals, Week 1

And just like that, all hope is restored in Patriot Nation. Right? OK maybe not all hope, but Sunday’s convincing 38-24 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium did a lot to calm the concerns of Pats fans, heading into a 2010 season that could go in a number of different directions. Call the […]

Patriots Impress Early and Often to Begin 2010 Campaign

After a shaky pre-season, the Patriots got off to a rousing start, beating the Cincinnati Bengals in Foxboro 38-24. The game was highlighted by Wes Welker’s return, Tom Brady’s return following a car accident, and the regular season debut of the most prolific trio of teammates ever: Terrell Owens (dubbed Batman), Chad Ochocinco (dubbed Robin), […]

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: Quarterbacks

Tom Brady, having just turned 33 on Tuesday, remains the face of the Patriots and likely the most important player on the team. Having his first healthy off-season since the infamous knee injury in 2008, one would think that the start of this pre-season would be a happy return to his craft, but that has […]

A Letter to Wes Welker

Dear Wes Welker, First off it’s great to see that you’re recovering extremely fast. I was scared when you were injured during that Texans game in Week 17. The Patriots desperately needed you in the playoffs and unfortunately, we were bounced in the Wild Card round by the Ravens. Last season you were ridiculous. I […]

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 […]

2009 Training Camp Preview: Wide Receivers

As we continue our training camp previews it’s time to look at quite a top heavy group of players on the Patriots, the wide receivers. Coming into camp, it’s obvious who the top three guys are, but after that there’s a lot of uncertainty. Here’s a breakdown of what we may see in 2009. Randy […]

Patriots Draft Brandon Tate With 83rd Pick

The Patriots used the 83rd selection in the NFL Draft to select WR Brandon Tate from North Carolina. Tate is both a pass-catcher and prolific kick returner, so he provides some versatility. They had a need at WR, but the pick is certainly an interesting one for Bill Belichick. Brandon Tate tested positive for marijuana […]