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Notes and Observations Week 4: Chiefs Embarrass Patriots in 41-14 Blowout

That was the ugliest game in the Tom Brady, Bill Belichick era of the New  England Patriots. It’s safe to say everyone is feeling better about that 16-9 win last week after witnessing the primetime beatdown in Kansas City. The offense was nonexistent and the defense had no answer for whatever the Chiefs decided to […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: The End for Tom Brady and the Patriots?

PATRIOTS STARE DOWN THE GUN OF A 9-7 SEASON 1. MISC * Patriots need toughness and now (fullback Sherman went for Hightower’s knee – that should have been a fight!) – Browner better show up this week and starting throwing haymakers in practice * Blue Hoodie * Patriots falling all over the place – change […]

Why It’s Time for the Patriots to Start Bryan Stork

When he was drafted in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, Bryan Stork had the distinction of being the highest interior offensive lineman drafted by the Patriots since they took Logan Mankins in the first round in 2005. A Rimington Trophy winner as college football’s top center, he was considered to be a potential […]

Patriots Run Defense Will Face One of the Season’s Biggest Tests in Week Four

When the Patriots face the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, they will face one of the most potent rush offenses in the NFL. In a Monday night game on the road it will be important for the Patriots to set the physical tone on both sides of the ball. Despite the Chiefs being 1-2, […]

Notes and Observations, Week 3: Offense Struggles, Patriots Top Raiders 16-9

As Al Davis said “Just win baby.” The only positive out of Sunday’s game against the Raiders is that the Patriots improved their record to 2-1. Thankfully the defense played well enough and made the big play when they needed it. Tom Brady and the rest of the offense continued to look out of sync […]

Patriots Get Possible Glimpse of Future in Derek Carr

When the Patriots play the Raiders on Sunday, rookie quarterback Derek Carr will face a Bill Belichick defense for the first time. Historically, this has been a bad matchup for rookie quarterbacks, as the Patriots are 14-5 against rookie quarterbacks since 2001. All five losses have come on the road. Carr, however, looks to come […]

Why Aaron Dobson Could Hold the Key to the Patriots Offense

Since trading Randy Moss early in the 2010, the one question that has persisted for the Patriots offense is the lack of a deep threat wide receiver. When New England drafted Aaron Dobson in 2013, they took a player they believed would solve that issue. He was inconsistent in a rookie campaign that saw him […]

Notes and Observations, Week 2: Defense Shines as Patriots Defeat Vikings 30-7

Following last week’s woeful performance in Miami, the Patriots were going into a real no win situation against the Vikings. If they won people would react with “so what, it’s the Vikings.” Yet if they lost on Sunday then everyone in New England would be in full-on panic mode just two weeks into the season. […]

Analyzing the Patriots Strong Safety Rotation

Coming in to the season, strong safety was one of the biggest question marks for the Patriots. After bringing in Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner to go along with Devin McCourty, Alfonzo Dennard, Logan Ryan, and Kyle Arrington, the Patriots looked impressive at every secondary spot except strong safety. After two games, the picture has […]

Patriots Top Vikings 30-7

Well, Week 2 of the New England Patriots season is officially over. Coming off a tough loss in Week 1 to the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots looked like a completely different team in their Week 2 win over the Minnesota Vikings 30-7. Defense wins championships The Patriots defense looked solid with 4 interceptions against the […]

Cordarrelle Patterson Presents Patriots With Tough Matchup

On Sunday, the Patriots will travel to Minnesota to play the Vikings in their second game of the season. The Vikings, led by future hall of fame running back Adrian Peterson will present a challenge for the suspect Patriots run defense. Although Peterson garners most of the headlines and is an elite player, the toughest […]

Notes and Observations, Week 1: Déjà Vu In Miami as Patriots Fall to Dolphins 33-20

No, Sunday was not a replay of last year’s game in Miami, but the Patriots collapsed again in the Florida heat and lost the season opener. Just like last year they had a lead at the half only to be outplayed in every aspect of the game in the second half. The only consolation you can […]

How The Patriots Used Darrelle Revis in Week 1

The Dolphins defeated the Patriots 33-20 on Sunday in the first game for both teams. It marked the first game for Darrelle Revis in a Patriots uniform and the team chose to use him mostly in zone and off man coverage. Early in the game, Revis lined up on the left side of the defense […]

Yo Soy Fiesta! What to Expect from Rob Gronkowski in Week 1

Labor Day presented good news for Patriots fans, as All-Pro Tight End Rob Gronkowski revealed that he will indeed play in the team’s first game against the Dolphins in Miami this Sunday. Gronkowski is a game-changer who can singlehandedly cause a defense to change what they do. The Past two seasons have been riddled with […]

Video: Dobson Debuts with Can’t-Miss TD Catch from Garoppolo

Who says preseason games are meaningless? Sure, the only snap that Tom Brady played in the New England Patriots’ final preseason game was as the holder on an extra point attempt, and typical starters Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower, and Sebastian Vollmer, among others, didn’t even dress for Thursday night’s “game.” Nonetheless, last night’s game was […]