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Patriots To Release Linebacker Tully Banta-Cain

The New England Patriots plan to release outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Banta-Cain was New England’s primary pass rusher over the past two seasons, registering 15 sacks in his second stint with the Patriots. He led the team with 10 sacks in 2009, while his five sacks in […]

Dan Connolly Kickoff Return Helps Patriots Outlast Packers at Gillette 

The Green Bay Packers hit the New England Patriots as hard as they possibly could. But in the end, it was the Packers who found themselves on the ground. The Patriots sacked backup Packers quarterback Matt Flynn five times, including twice in the last four downs of the game, and the Patriots held on to […]

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 […]

AFC East Projection: It’s Anyone’s Game

For most of the past decade, The New England Patriots have been the dominate force in the AFC East. With seven of the last ten championships under their belt, they were always top dog. However, in the past few months, the Jets and Dolphins have gotten much better. So, could New England be in trouble […]

Patriots Release Adalius Thomas

The New England Patriots cut linebacker Adalius Thomas on Monday, and for most Patriot’s fans one word sums up his departure: finally. Or maybe one phrase: It’s about [insert expletive] time! Monday’s releasing of Thomas came as little surprise to many, and ended a three-year tenure that can only be described as a marriage from […]

Pats Offseason 2010: Linebacking Woes

The New England Patriots did not have a top ten defense last season. They were ranked 23rd in the league in sacks. This is shocking for a team being coached by a former Super Bowl winning defensive coordinator. Bill Belichick made his reputation with a fierce defense and now will need to rebuild it if […]

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 […]

Key Matchup: Ray Rice vs. Jerod Mayo

The Baltimore Ravens (9-7) come to Foxboro on Sunday to take on the AFC East Champion New England Patriots (10-6) in an intriguing Wild Card showdown. There will be many important match-ups in this game, but for the sake of time and space, I’m going to focus on the one match-up I think will have […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 16

Quarterback: A+ Tom Brady returned to his ’07 form against the Jaguars on Sunday, completing 23/26 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns.  Brady played an almost perfect game on Sunday, as his 149.0 quarterback rating would indicate. He threw three touchdown passes to Randy Moss, and another to tight end Chris Baker.  Brady continued […]

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. Bills, Week 15

It wasn’t overly exciting. It wasn’t overly pretty. And it wasn’t overly convincing. But it was exactly what the Patriots needed on Sunday. A win. Without a handful of key players, New England was still able to beat up on an inexperienced quarterback for a second straight week, delivering a 17-10 win up in Buffalo. […]

New England Looks For Season Sweep Against Miami

Last week was supposed to be a possible Super Bowl preview… let’s hope that isn’t the case. Simply put, New Orleans rolled all over New England. Now, The Patriots will look to take out all their frustrations out on their in division rivals, the Miami Dolphins. In a matchup of the last two AFC East […]

Patriots Seek Revenge Against Jets

Fourth and two. With Bill Belichick deciding to risk it last week, Patriots fans were left with a bitter taste in their mouth. However, this week the Patriots will take their frustrations out on their long standing rivals, the New York Jets. Last time around, the Jets talked the talk and walked the walk, calling […]

Vollmer, Patriots Silence Joey Porter

On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Patriots took the field against the Dolphins on what they were hoping to be a snowy field, but the Dolphins were a few weeks too late. Instead they got a sunny, 65-degree day, which is what you would expect from a Miami home game. Despite the wacky weather, the Patriots […]

Patriots First in AFC East, Brady is Back…Or Is He?

Now that’s more like it! The Patriots absolutely destroyed the lifeless Tennessee Titans by the score of 59-0 Sunday afternoon. It was as one-sided a football game can get, but I would take a 59-point blow out over a nail biter any day of the week. There is something about being able to relax and […]