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New England Patriots Report Card: Week 5

Though it wasn’t the 45-3 dismembering the Patriots gave the Jets last season, the Patriots still drew first blood against their rivals from New Jersey Sunday when they beat the Jets, 30-21. The Patriots are now one 30-point game shy of the St. Louis Rams’ NFL-record 14 consecutive games. Who’s moving to the head of […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 2

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly report card for your New England Patriots. After a record-setting offensive explosion in Week 1, the Patriots continued their near-unstoppable passing attack Sunday, beating the Chargers 35-21. So who stood out and who hung back? Read on and find out! Quarterback: A Tom Brady followed his record-setting game […]

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: […]

Cris Carter: Randy Moss Turned Down 1-Year Deal From Patriots

ESPN’s Cris Carter is reporting Randy Moss declined a one-year deal to return to New England this season before opting to retire. Moss has expressed interest in returning to Foxboro, but the sides struggled over the length of the contract. Moss demanded a multi-year deal, and the Patriots only wished to retrieve his services for […]

Big Words, Bigger Deeds: Jets Defense Stymies Brady, Patriots 28-21

For six straight days, the New York Jets did nothing but talk trash, building up their third match this season against the New England Patriots while putting down the Patriots themselves. At times, their talk was goofy, at times it was nasty, at times it was threatening. But all of it would have been for […]

Welker, Branch Inactive Against Dolphins

Wes Welker and Deion Branch lead the list of inactive players for New England’s final game of the 2010-2011 season against Miami. Welker is out for non-injury reasons while Branch is nursing a bum knee. The two are joined by Tully Banta-Cain (groin), Dan Connolly (concussion), Ron Brace (elbow), Brandon Deaderick, Mike Wright (concussion), and […]

Dan Connolly Kickoff Return Helps Patriots Outlast Packers at Gillette 

The Green Bay Packers hit the New England Patriots as hard as they possibly could. But in the end, it was the Packers who found themselves on the ground. The Patriots sacked backup Packers quarterback Matt Flynn five times, including twice in the last four downs of the game, and the Patriots held on to […]

PATS on the Back – Week 14 vs. Chicago

If the 45-3 drubbing of the New York Jets two Monday nights ago wasn’t enough to convince you that the Patriots are the top dawgs in the NFL this year, then maybe Sunday’s 36-7 snowblowing of the Chicago Bears will kill off all remaining doubts. The lopsided victory at Soldier Field improved New England’s league-best […]

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 […]

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 […]

PATS on the Back – Week 6 vs. Baltimore

In arguably their biggest regular season win in a few years, the Patriots defied the odds on Sunday, beating a very good Baltimore Ravens team, 23-20, in an overtime thriller that we’ll be talking about for a while. The Pats faced a ten-point deficit early in the fourth quarter, after a Billy Cundiff field goal […]

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 […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 6 vs. Ravens

There was a plethora of news coming out of Foxboro during the Patriots’ (3-1) bye week—beginning with the trading of Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings, and ending with the re-acquisition of Deion Branch from the Seattle Seahawks. There are certainly a lot of question marks for the Pats heading into their Week 6 show […]