// Vince Wilfork

Week 8 Notes and Observations: Patriots Score 24 Unanswered Points to Beat Dolphins 27-17

It’s hard to justify a must win game in October, but this game was just that. After letting a win slip away against the Jets last week in overtime, a game against the division rival Dolphins became more important than usual. The Patriots needed this one to keep distance in the division as the Jets […]

2013 Patriots Midseason Report: No Longer Elite?

We are officially midway through the Patriots’ 2013 season and, for the first time in what feels like a decade, the Patriots status as an elite team feels questionable at best and nonexistent at worse. They are 6-2, and look to have the edge on another AFC East title, but not much besides that seems […]

Week 7 Notes and Observations: Patriots Let One Slip Away, Lose to Jets 30-27 in OT

We are all aware of the controversial call that ended up winning the game for the Jets. Yes, that was an awful call at a critical moment in the game, but you can’t allow the game to be in the referees’ hands. NFL officials, or officials in any sport for that matter, have shown that […]

Week 5 Notes & Observations: Patriots Offense Flounders in 13-6 Loss to Bengals

Usually these pieces are broken up into the first and second half but after yesterday’s game there really isn’t a need. Neither team’s offense looked good, but the Bengals were just good enough to outlast the Patriots. Tom Brady had his streak of 52 straight games with a passing touchdown snapped the week before he […]

Vince Wilfork has Successful Surgery on Achilles Tendon

Bianca Wilfork, the wife of Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork’s wife, said her husband had successful surgery on his Achilles tendon, and tweeted out this photo:

Vince Wilfork Out for Season With Torn Achilles

The Patriots just cannot catch a break this season. On Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons, New England’s star defensive tackle, Vince Wilfork, suffered a torn Achilles in his right foot and will likely be out for the rest of the season. Despite a 4-0 start, the Patriots season has been plagued by injuries, especially […]

Video: Vince Wilfork, New Patriots Placekicker?

If Stephen Gostkowski thought he had no competition as the only kicker on the New England Patriots roster, he might want to think again. For Tom Brady’s birthday, Vince Wilfork is looking to see how he can contribute on the offensive side of the line of scrimmage. “Wilfork, DL,” apparently no longer suffices in Patriots’ […]

2013 Patriots Position Preview: Defensive Line

For the past five years, the New England Patriots have relied on their offensive firepower to be one of the best teams in the NFL. This year, however, Tom Brady will be without some of his favorite targets, and it’s likely that the defense will have to carry a much greater load. Only two seasons […]

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Patriots Could Add an Extra DL

And finally, let’s take a look at what could be a growing issue for the team: defensive line depth. For reference, here’s a reminder of where the Pats stand before the draft, in terms of picks: 1. Round 1, Pick 29 2. Round 2, Pick 27 (59 overall) 3. Round 3, Pick 29 (91 overall) 4. Round 7, Pick 20 (226 overall, […]

Is the Patriots’ Defense Championship Caliber?

Yes. The New England Patriots defense is championship caliber. They were championship caliber last year. Their defense is better this year. No, Ty Law isn’t walking through that door. but in today’s NFL, he doesn’t have to be. No one wants to revisit February of last year, but if a certain undersized receiver had made […]

Notes and Observations, Week 15: 49ers Outlast Patriots in a Heavyweight Bout, 41-34

Unlike the Texans game on Monday, Sunday night’s match-up of the 49ers and the Patriots lived up to all the hype. It had the feel of a heavyweight fight, and looked like a bloodbath early on. The Patriots turned things on late to make the game interesting, but the 49ers were able to hold off […]

For Wilfork and Mayo, 2012 May Be Their Best Year Yet

The Houston game on Monday night was, in a way, a coming out party for the Patriots defense. Facing their toughest offense since Peyton Manning came to town, the defense looked aggressive, energetic, and eager to prove they could hold anyone – even the #2 ranked offense in the NFL – down when they play […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Texans Week 14

On Monday night, the Patriots showcased just how dominant they can be when their team is running on all cylinders. The offense jumped the team out to a fast start and the defense played strong enough to keep them there by the end of the first quarter. If this team can move forward with this […]

Week 14 Notes and Observations: Patriots Rout Texans 42-14

Monday night’s game was pegged as the game of the year. It definitely lived up to the hype…for Patriots fans. They out-played the Texans in every aspect of the game, and now control their own destiny for the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. Also keep in mind if the Patriots win the rest of […]

Week 13 Notes and Observations: Patriots Clinch AFC East with 23-16 Win Over Dolphins

Playing in Miami is never an easy game for the Patriots. Sunday was no different, especially with the chance to clinch the division.  The Dolphins played the Patriots very well on both sides of the ball, but especially defensively. – Brady had only been sacked 15 times the entire season coming into the game. He […]