// Patrick Chung

Notes and Observations, Week 16: Patriots Escape Jacksonville with 23-16 Win

Going into Jacksonville Sunday, the Patriots already had their playoff spot figured out. They will most likely be the third seed unless somehow the Broncos and Texans fall apart in the final two weeks. They had three major starters out with Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Spikes, and Alfonzo Dennard all not making the trip. The Patriots […]

Patriots-Bills Notes: Defense & Running Game Impressive, No Welker Conspiracy

The Patriots rallied from a 21-7 deficit in Buffalo to defeat their AFC East rival by a final score of 52-28.  The game started off well as the Patriots’ defense was able to force a punt on Buffalo’s first drive. The punt pinned the Patriots at their own 10 yard line, but that didn’t phase […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 3 vs. Ravens

Before Sunday’s New England Patriots-Baltimore Ravens game, noted actor (also Ravens linebacker) Ray Lewis said, “Revenge is a dish best served cold. We on fire tonight.” Facing a mind like that, the Patriots should count themselves lucky they just lost, as opposed to waking up tied to a chair in a basement somewhere. But lose […]

Patriots Fall to Eagles in Second Preseason Game

Oh the brilliance of the NFL preseason. Four games broadcasted and covered by national media like they were being played in the middle of November. But unfortunately, when the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles suited up for their Monday night preseason showdown at Gillette Stadium, the lack of a full effort from both sides […]

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. […]

Tom Brady and the Patriots Looking to End “Tebow Time”

The Patriots (10-3) will be looking for their sixth win in a row Sunday. The Broncos (8-5) will be looking for their seventh. Both teams are in the playoff picture as of now, and history tells us that No. 12 for the Patriots has struggled against the Broncos. Tom Brady is 1-6 in his career against Denver. Denver has […]

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 4

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly report card for your New England Patriots! The Patriots did what they always do the week after a loss: win. Specifically, they beat the Oakland Raiders, 31-19. And with losses by the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, the Patriots are once again tied atop the AFC East […]

Patriots Run Wild and Plunder the Raiders 31-19

The New England Patriots righted the ship Sunday afternoon, topping the Oakland Raiders 31-19 at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. The win improves the Patriots’ record to 3-1 on the year, tied with Buffalo for first in the AFC East. Brady regains form Quarterback Tom Brady was solid but not spectacular in the triumph, […]

Patriots 2011 Special Teams Preview: Tate, Edelman, Gostkowski, Etc.

In 2010, the Patriots’ special teams units turned in some of the best performances they’ve seen in years. Under second year special teams coach Scott O’Brien, the Pats finished in the top five in the league in 10 of 22 special teams statistical categories, including in scoring, blocked kicks, and, perhaps most importantly, fewest penalties. […]

Patriots 2011 Safties Preview: Meriweather, Chung, 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 […]

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 […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 11 vs. Colts

Who are the 2010 New England Patriots? Are they the team that got embarrassed by the 3-6 Cleveland Browns, or the team that shredded the 6-3 Pittsburgh Steelers? We’ll find out in Week 11 when Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts (6-3) come to Foxboro to challenge the Patriots (7-2) in yet another battle for […]

Gronkowski’s 3 TDs Lead Way as Patriots Win Big in Pittsburgh

Generally speaking, opposing teams rarely want to play the New England Patriots. But opposing teams never want to play the Patriots after a loss, when the Patriots are 24-2 since 2003. Unfortunately, that was the exact scenario the Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in Sunday night at Heinz Field. Add to it Tom Brady’s 4-1 record […]