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2012 Patriots Defensive Line Preview: Who Lines Up With Vince Wilfork?

As the summer months move along, we are getting closer to the kick off of the 2012-2013 NFL season. The Patriots returned to the Super Bowl for the fifth time in the Belichick era this past season, only to lose a disappointingly once again to the New York Giants. Yes, those same New York Giants […]

Patriots 2012 Off-Season Priorities: Defensive Ends

In an off-season that perhaps is even more exciting than last year’s lockout-shortened free agency period, the Patriots have plenty of needs. None are bigger, however, than wide receiver and defensive end. Let’s now take a look at defensive end. You will hear people say over the next few days that the Patriots don’t really […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Super Bowl XLVI

Well… crap. Just like four years ago, the New England Patriots came up just a couple plays short of beating the New York Giants and claiming their fourth Lombardi Trophy Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI. Instead, Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning once again bested Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, with Manning executing yet another fourth-quarter […]

New England Patriots Report Card: AFC Championship

The Baltimore Ravens shut down the New England Patriots’ receivers in Sunday’s AFC Championship, rattled Tom Brady and held the Patriots to their fewest points since October. And they still didn’t win. The Patriots beat the Ravens, 23-20, advancing to their fifth Super Bowl of the new millennium when Ravens place-kicker Billy Cundiff badly missed […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Divisional Round

The Book of 2 Timothy states: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” The Book of Tom states: “Good for you. I just whomped your ass.” Any comparisons between Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots died following Saturday’s […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 17

All’s well that ends well. The New England Patriots overcame an early 21-point deficit Sunday, blowing out the Bills in the second half and cruising to home-field advantage for the playoffs. Final score: Patriots 49, Bills 21. A fitting revenge after the Bills came back from being down 21 to beat the Patriots in September. […]

Up to the Task: Mark Anderson Moves into Starting Role

When you’re top pass rusher, on the league’s worst defense, goes down with an injury it’s easy to panic. So, naturally when it was evident that Andre Carter would miss the rest of the season an uneasy feeling hovered over Patriots nation. But, New England has a viable option waiting in the wings: Mark Anderson. It’s not […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 15

Whatever the source of the Denver Broncos’ new-found momentum, it ended in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots. Neither Tim Tebow‘s speed nor his supplications could turn back Tom Brady‘s ruthless but balanced offensive attack. The Patriots beat the Broncos, 41-23, clinching the AFC East and moving ahead of both […]

Report: Andre Carter’s Injury Will Require Surgery

It didn’t look good when the Patriots leading pass rusher went down early Sunday afternoon. The news remained bleak following the Patriots 41-23 win over the Denver Broncos. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that Andre Carter’s agent, Carl Poston, said Carter has a quad-related injury “that will require surgery.” There is no timetable on Carter’s return, […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 12

It took the New England Patriots a drive to get in rhythm, but once they did, Sunday’s game went according to plan. Tom Brady dissected the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary, the defense allowed just three points across 50 minutes of football, and the Patriots handed the “dream team” Eagles a 38-20 nightmare of a defeat. The […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 11

The Kansas City Chiefs threw everything but the kitchen sink (unless you count Jerrell Powe) at the New England Patriots Monday night, hoping to disrupt Tom Brady early on and keep the game close late. It worked for about 20 minutes, but the Patriots eventually solved the Chiefs’ defense. The end result: a 34-3 Patriot […]

Sack Master: Andre Carter a Success in New England

Few of Bill Belichick’s 2011 off-season acquisitions have worked out. Chad Ochocinco has barely contributed. Albert Haynesworth is gone. The Patriots rotating cast of defensive backs has quite possibly been replaced by cardboard cutouts. The same can’t be said of Andre Carter, who on Wednesday was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. The award […]

Patriots Sign DE Mark Anderson to Bolster Pass Rush

After working out a number of free agent defensive ends and outside linebackers this week (Matt Roth, Raheem Brock — who re-signed with Seattle, Shaun Ellis, and Quentin Moses), the Patriots agreed to terms with former Bears and Texans defensive end Mark Anderson Friday morning. Specific terms of the deal were not announced, and Anderson […]