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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 Pull Away with 35-21 Win over Chargers

The New England Patriots were stellar on offense, defense and specials teams in Sunday’s 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Quarterback Tom Brady passed for 423 yards and three touchdowns while the defense forced a quartet of turnovers to limit the San Diego passing game. The win is […]

McCourty, Mankins Among Six Patriots Captains for 2011

The New England Patriots announced today that the team has voted six players to be named captains for the 2011 season. This is two more than the four captains that were named last season. It should come as no surprise that Tom Brady leads the way as one of three offensive players given a captain […]

Report: Vince Wilfork Named in Miami Allegations

In an 11-month Yahoo! Sports investigation surrounding the University of Miami, Nevin Shapiro and “impermissible benefits” to Miami players, current Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork’s name has appeared as a player that may have received benefits from Shapiro. The report says that Wilfork accepted $50,000 on behalf of Axcess while he was in Coral Gables. […]

Patriots 2011 Defensive Line Preview: Wilfork, Haynesworth

In 2010, injuries decimated the Patriots defensive line. Only Vince Wilfork and Gerard Warren played in all 16 games last season. Eight different defensive lineman cracked the starting lineup for New England, with Landon Cohen, Kyle Love and Brandon Deaderick being called into action because of injuries to the Patriots core starters. See: Our 2011 […]

Osi Umenyiora Available, Would Deal to Patriots be Possible?

It was announced Monday that the Giants have given their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end permission to seek a trade out of New York, according to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. Umenyiora has two years remaining on his contract, but is unhappy that the Giants have not extended him to a deal akin to those of the […]

Myra Kraft, Wife of Robert Kraft, Dies at 68 After Battle with Cancer

Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, died after a battle with cancer on Wednesday. She was 68. The Patriots released a statement about the news of her death: “Words cannot express the deep sorrow that we feel in learning of the passing of Myra Hiatt Kraft. Myra passed away early this morning […]

Vince Wilfork Considers Retirement If NFL Loses Full Season to a Lockout

Just after Judge Susan Nelson’s ruling to grant the NFLPA a preliminary injunction to halt the lockout, Patriots Nose Tackle Vice Wilfork gave us even more reason to hope there isn’t a lockout. At a charity breakfast hosted by teammate Matt Light Tuesday morning, Wilfork said he would consider retiring if we don’t have a football season […]

Poll of the Week: Who Gets the El Guapo Award for the Fattest Red Sox Player?

The Red Sox have a long tradition of players with weight issues, best exemplified for Rich “El Guapo” Garces, the popular tubby 1990′s relief pitcher. Guapo’s long gone, but which current Red Sox player do you think is the fattest?

PATS on the Back: 2010 Patriots Season Recap

Well it obviously didn’t end the way we would have wanted, but what a ride it was. I’m talking of course, about the 2010 New England Patriots. I don’t know anyone who predicted this young team to go 14-2, but that’s exactly what they did. Sure, many thought they’d make the playoffs, and many thought […]

PATS on the Back: Week 17 vs. Miami

14-2 and the top seed in the AFC… who saw this coming? Even the diehards couldn’t have really believed that this year’s version of the New England Patriots would perform the way they have all season long. I’m as big a Pats fan as there is, and I really saw no better than an 11-5 […]

Tom Brady, Five Other Patriots Selected to 2011 Pro Bowl

The NFL announced the 2011 Pro Bowl rosters Tuesday, and the Patriots lead the way for the AFC with six selections (the Falcons lead the NFC with seven). Starting for the Patriots will be quarterback Tom Brady, guard Logan Mankins and interior lineman Vince Wilfork. Patriot backups will be inside/middle linebacker Jerod Mayo, cornerback Devin […]

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 […]

PATS on the Back – Week 7 vs. Chargers

A win is a win, and that’s what the New England Patriots have to take from Sunday’s 23-20 victory over the mysterious San Diego Chargers. Why mysterious? Because how does a team rank at the top of the NFL in total offense and total defense (based on yardage), and still have just a 2-5 record? […]

PATS on the Back – Week 6 vs. Baltimore

In arguably their biggest regular season win in a few years, the Patriots defied the odds on Sunday, beating a very good Baltimore Ravens team, 23-20, in an overtime thriller that we’ll be talking about for a while. The Pats faced a ten-point deficit early in the fourth quarter, after a Billy Cundiff field goal […]