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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. […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 16

The Miami Dolphins narrowly avoided disaster Saturday against the New England Patriots. Somehow a group of talented, motivated football players broke into their locker room, knocked everyone out, stole their uniforms and took the field for kickoff. The “Dolphins” went into halftime up 17-0. Luckily, the true – and truly terrible – Dolphins regained consciousness […]

Patriots Clinch First-Round Bye, Overcome 17-Point Deficit Against Dolphins

The New England Patriots took every punch the Miami Dolphins threw at them in the first half of Sunday afternoon’s game at Gillette. In the second half, the Patriots came out swinging, and the Dolphins went down for the count. The Patriots scored 27 points in the second half, overcoming a 17-point deficit to beat […]

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 […]

Stevan Ridley Will See an Increased Role in the Backfield

Last week in a 31-19 win over the Raiders, Stevan Ridley led the Patriots in rushing with 97 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Ridley carried the ball 10 times for an impressive 9.7 average. He broke a 15-yard run on a his first carry and also had three rushes of at […]

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, […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 3

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly report card for the New England Patriots. Well, Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills was a stinker of historic proportions. The Patriots blew a 21-point lead, Tom Brady threw four picks, Bill Belichick somehow wasted a crucial timeout in the final minute of the game, and the Patriots […]

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 2011 Running Backs Preview: Green-Ellis, Woodhead, etc.

Since Corey Dillon’s retirement after the 2006 season, the Patriots have adopted an unofficial implementation of running back-by-committee that has supported some of the most potent and productive offenses that the NFL has seen. The 2011 season is shaping up to feature the most versatile group yet. They are also poised to take on a […]

Tonight: Pats Starters to Test Chemistry Against Tampa Bay

The message from Patriots fans is clear – after watching the Pats crush the Jaguars in the preseason opener, the Foxborough faithful have seen enough of the third string.  Fans want to see the starters, including recent big name acquisitions such as Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco. Even Tom Brady was surprised that he rode […]

Report Card (Patriots 2011 Draft Report): Grading The Draft Selections

After months of anticipation, countless draft profiles, and pointless mock drafts, the 2011 NFL Draft has come to a close. With that said, this is our last Patriots 2011 draft report, so we thought it would be a perfect time to reflect back to this weekend and play the role of professor. Who’s knows, with […]

From an LSU Perspective: Who is Stevan Ridley?

Being apart of the Sports of Boston team, sometimes I feel left out. Unlike the majority of SoB writers and editors, I’m not in the New England region. For the most part this serves as a disadvantage. I can cite multiple stories where I had to watch Patriots and Celtics games online. But, for once […]

Patriots Draft Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett, LSU RB Stevan Ridley in Third Round

Wow. The Patriots drafted Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett with their second third round pick. A pick prior, New England took LSU running back Stevan Ridley. Mallett was ranked as our No. 2 quarterback in the draft, and the Patriots reportedly had him as their top quarterback. Ridley, who rushed for 1,000 plus yards last season […]