// Stephen Gostkowski

Gostkowski Ties Game in Fourth, Wins it in Overtime

Heading into Sunday’s game in Foxboro, Stephen Gostkowski had never missed in the fourth quarter when the Patriots were either tied or behind. After the game ended, his streak remained intact. Gostkowski’s late game field goals capped a 10-point comeback by the New England Patriots, who beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 in overtime. Gostkowski hit […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots-Dolphins, Week 4

Well… how fun was that? The Pats scored every which way possible in their Monday night rout of the Dolphins, 41-14 in Miami, a location that hasn’t always been too friendly for New England. Entering this game, Bill Belichick had just a 4-6 record in Miami, and Tom Brady was 3-5 on South Beach. But, […]

Most Rushing Yards in 23 Months Propel Patriots to Victory

The New England Patriots had already run the ball eight straight times. So they decided to run it again. BenJarvus Green-Ellis’s 7-yard touchdown run capped off a rush-heavy Patriots drive that pushed the lead to two touchdowns with just over eight minutes to go, and the Patriots held on to beat the Buffalo Bills, 38-30. […]

Patriots Impress Early and Often to Begin 2010 Campaign

After a shaky pre-season, the Patriots got off to a rousing start, beating the Cincinnati Bengals in Foxboro 38-24. The game was highlighted by Wes Welker’s return, Tom Brady’s return following a car accident, and the regular season debut of the most prolific trio of teammates ever: Terrell Owens (dubbed Batman), Chad Ochocinco (dubbed Robin), […]

Patriots, Gostkowski Agree on Contract Extension

The Patriots have had trouble even communicating with offensive lineman Logan Mankins, and it appears that both sides may never reach a deal. Some have suggested Mankins may even sit out the entire season instead of sign the restricted free agent tender. If he was angry before, he’ll be furious now. The Patriots locked up […]

The 2006 Patriots Draft Class: The Team’s Worst Ever? Part II

(Part I | Part II | Part III) Day two of the NFL Draft, associated with the old format, highlighted the best player from this draft class for the Patriots — a kicker. In this installment, we’ll explore an interesting situation that transpired with the Minnesota Vikings, a HUGE waste of talent, and perhaps the best […]

The 2006 Patriots Draft Class: The Team’s Worst Ever? Part I

(Part I | Part II | Part III) On average, there are about 251-255 of the finest college football players that get drafted every April. Less than half of those players ever impact an NFL organization. Coming off a draft where the New England Patriots selected four talented skill position players, many thought that Bill […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Special Teams

Often the most overlooked aspect of a football team, special teams plays a significant role in every offensive drive and defensive stand. They determine whether an offense must drive 80 yards or 10, and vice versa. Head coach Bill Belichick has been one to put heavy emphasis on this area.  He has been known in […]

Patriots Tender Mankins, Gostkowski and Woods

In an expected move, the Patriots tendered offers on OL Logan Mankins, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and linebacker Pierre Woods today. Here’s the explanation from ESPNBoston.com: By placing a tender on a restricted free agent, a team establishes the compensation it would receive if the player is signed to an offer sheet by another team and […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 18

Quarterback: B- If you told me Tom Brady had 42 attempts in a game, I’d tell you he easily threw for over 300 yards. And if you then told me he threw for 200 yards, I’d be surprised.  But 154 yards? On 42 attempts? You’re kidding, right? No, unfortunately not. This is what happened on […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 17

Quarterback: C I was tempted to cut Tom Brady some slack and give him an “Incomplete” on his report card this week, but the Patriots quarterback played most of the game on Sunday. He was replaced by rookie Brian Hoyer (Michigan State) in the second quarter, and on the Patriots’ last drive.  Brady’s stat line was […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots-Texans, Week 17

The Patriots will limp into the playoffs next weekend, after losing not only Sunday’s game to the Texans, but also losing their Pro Bowl receiver, Wes Welker. As you all know by now, Welker was lost on just the third offensive play of the game, as his left knee buckled in the Reliant Stadium turf. […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 15

Quarterback: C+ Statistically, Tom Brady had perhaps his worst game of the 2009 season. Brady completed 11 of 23 passes for 115 yards in the Patriots 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.  Brady also threw one touchdown to Randy Moss and one interception to Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny. Brady’s 13-yard touchdown pass to […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Panthers, Week 14

After a brief Week 13 hiatus, “PATS on the Back” is back in action this week. Frankly, after that 22-21 brutal loss down in Miami, did ANY Patriots player deserve ANY praise at all? Nah, I didn’t think so either. But this week, while it wasn’t a pretty 60 minutes of football, it was a […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 14

Quarterback: B Tom Brady completed 19 of 32 passes for 192 yards, and threw one touchdown and one interception against the Carolina Panthers.  Brady’s 192 yards marked his lowest passing output of the season, but the crafty veteran made plays when he had to.  His five-yard touchdown pass to Ben Watson midway through the third […]