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Patriots 2012 Cornerbacks Preview: Can Devin McCourty Improve?

No matter if you are a fan of the team or not, every football fan can agree that New England’s pass defense last year left much to be desired. Despite a 13-3 record and a Super Bowl run, the 2011 campaign was consistently marked by inconsistent play from the back four. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 16

The Miami Dolphins narrowly avoided disaster Saturday against the New England Patriots. Somehow a group of talented, motivated football players broke into their locker room, knocked everyone out, stole their uniforms and took the field for kickoff. The “Dolphins” went into halftime up 17-0. Luckily, the true – and truly terrible – Dolphins regained consciousness […]

Patriots Clinch First-Round Bye, Overcome 17-Point Deficit Against Dolphins

The New England Patriots took every punch the Miami Dolphins threw at them in the first half of Sunday afternoon’s game at Gillette. In the second half, the Patriots came out swinging, and the Dolphins went down for the count. The Patriots scored 27 points in the second half, overcoming a 17-point deficit to beat […]

Kyle Arrington Need Never Fear “Bandwagon” Fans

Dear Kyle Arrington, Your recent tweet filled me with concern. You seem so worried that “fake fans” (as you so cleverly hashtagged them) will try to jump back on the Patriot “bandwagon” once your team’s horrific defense improves. The thought of phoney-baloney cheers replacing the ever-present boo-birds currently echoing through Gillette Stadium clearly haunts your […]

Patriots to Battle Bills in Pivotal Divisional Clash

Notable Injuries Pat Chung (hand), Sebastian Vollmer (back), Mike Wright (concussion) and Aaron Hernandez (knee) are all out for the Patriots. Ras-I Dowling (hip), Gary Guyton (hamstring), Albert Haynesworth (back), Jerod Mayo (thigh), Zoltan Mesko (knee), Taylor Price (hamstring) and Ryan Wendell (calf) are all listed as questionable. For the Bills, cornerback Terrence McGee (hamstring), […]

McCourty, Mankins Among Six Patriots Captains for 2011

The New England Patriots announced today that the team has voted six players to be named captains for the 2011 season. This is two more than the four captains that were named last season. It should come as no surprise that Tom Brady leads the way as one of three offensive players given a captain […]

Patriots 2011 Cornerbacks Preview: McCourty, Bodden, 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 […]

PATS on the Back: 2010 Patriots Season Recap

Well it obviously didn’t end the way we would have wanted, but what a ride it was. I’m talking of course, about the 2010 New England Patriots. I don’t know anyone who predicted this young team to go 14-2, but that’s exactly what they did. Sure, many thought they’d make the playoffs, and many thought […]

Brady Quietly Named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by Sporting News

In a week in which he has seen his name disparaged and his competitive instigation (read: finger-pointing) criticized, New England quarterback Tom Brady was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Sporting News. Tuesday proved to be a news-making day for the Golden Boy. In addition to the Sporting News honor, where he […]

Devin McCourty Named Finalist For Rookie of the Year Award

Update: Vote for McCourty here. ——————– In one of the finest rookie seasons in New England Patriots history, cornerback Devin McCourty has been named a finalist for the 2010 NFL Rookie of the Year award. The 2010 first round pick from Rutgers has been tremendous during his first season in New England. McCourty finished the […]

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 […]

Tom Brady, Five Other Patriots Selected to 2011 Pro Bowl

The NFL announced the 2011 Pro Bowl rosters Tuesday, and the Patriots lead the way for the AFC with six selections (the Falcons lead the NFC with seven). Starting for the Patriots will be quarterback Tom Brady, guard Logan Mankins and interior lineman Vince Wilfork. Patriot backups will be inside/middle linebacker Jerod Mayo, cornerback Devin […]

Patriots Defense Forces Seven Bills Turnovers, Clinch Division and Home-Field in Win

The New England Patriots, able to clinch the AFC East, a first-round bye and home-field throughout the playoffs with a win or New York Jets loss, could not have asked for a better opponent than the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots had beaten the Bills 14 times in a row coming into Sunday’s game in Orchard […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 16 vs. Bills

A victory over the Buffalo Bills (4-10) this weekend will give the New England Patriots (12-2) the AFC East title and the No. 1 seed heading into the AFC playoffs. The Patriots suffered a scare last Sunday night, but managed to squeak past the Aaron Rodger-less Green Bay Packers, 31-27. The win over the Packers […]

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 […]