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Report: Patriots LB Jerod Mayo out for “about” one month

The injury bug has struck again. Dan Roche of WBZ reports that Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo will be out for “about” one month after he injured his left knee in the second quarter of New England’s 31-19 win over the Oakland Raiders. Mayo joins a crowed list of injured Patriots on a defense that has […]

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 Pull Away with 35-21 Win over Chargers

The New England Patriots were stellar on offense, defense and specials teams in Sunday’s 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Quarterback Tom Brady passed for 423 yards and three touchdowns while the defense forced a quartet of turnovers to limit the San Diego passing game. The win is […]

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 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 LB Jerod Mayo on Cover of Sports Illustrated

Set to hit newsstands on Wednesday, Sports Illustrated will feature six regional covers for its NFL Preview issue. New England fans will see Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo on theĀ front of the top sporting magazine in the country. This is the 25-year-olds first time on the cover of SI. With 406 tackles in just three seasons […]

Patriots 2011 Inside Linebackers Preview: Mayo, Guyton, Spikes

In a Bill Belichick-coached 3-4 (3 down linemen, 4 linebackers) defensive scheme, the linebacker position has always been considered paramount to success. The system hinges on the defensive line taking up space and handling multiple offensive linemen, while versatile linebackers take advantage. (Note: This is why D-lineman never rack up huge amounts of sacks in […]

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 […]

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-Packers Preview

Both the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots carry the burden of history on their shoulders. The Packers used to be one of the great franchises in sports history. They’ve won a combined 12 NFL (pre AFL-merger) and Super Bowl championships. They’ve produced Hall of Famers with names like Curly Lambeau, Bart Starr, […]

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 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 […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 9 vs. Browns

Thanks to a 28-18 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the New England Patriots (6-1) own the best record in the NFL heading into their game with the Cleveland Browns (2-5) this Sunday. At first glance, this looks like an easy matchup for the Patriots. The Browns are currently tied for last place in the AFC […]

PATS on the Back – Week 7 vs. Chargers

A win is a win, and that’s what the New England Patriots have to take from Sunday’s 23-20 victory over the mysterious San Diego Chargers. Why mysterious? Because how does a team rank at the top of the NFL in total offense and total defense (based on yardage), and still have just a 2-5 record? […]