1. 10 Things Patriots Hope to Learn at Scouting Combine

    Bill Belichick and members of his Patriots staff will be in Indianapolis this week for the scouting combine, ready to grill and examine an array of prospects to help get a clearer picture of who might be Patriots material...

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  2. Breaking Down New England Patriots Franchise Tag Decisions

    The Patriots have never been shy about using the franchise tag for whatever leverage it could provide them; whether it was more time to work out a long-term deal, a tag and trade, ...

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  3. Latest Salary Cap Breakdown for New England Patriots

    The New England Patriots project to have $18.6 million in free cap space this offseason, good enough for eighth best in the NFL ...

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  4. Is the Championship Window Closed for Tom Brady, New England Patriots?

    Tom Brady will be 36 at the start of the 2013 NFL season, and with eight full seasons between him and the last time he raised the Lombardi Trophy, it's reasonable to wonder if ...

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  5. Setting Odds the Patriots Sign These 2013 NFL Free Agents

    We're just a little over a month away from the start of NFL free agency and already there are quite a few players that New England Patriots fans are clamoring for...

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  6. 6 Patriots Entering Make-or-Break Years in 2013

    With 38 players under the age of 26 , the New England Patriots have added a lot of youth over the past few seasons, and with each offseason comes the choice of who is a building block and who can be discarded...

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  7. Why the New England Patriots Should Let Wes Welker Walk

    For the second year in a row, the New England Patriots are at a crossroads with Wes Welker . There's no question Welker has been Tom Brady 's go-to target in critical situations ever since his arrival in 2007...

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  8. Patriots Mock Draft: Fresh Predictions After the Super Bowl

    Predicting a New England Patriots draft is like trying to predict what the weather will on a certain day three months from now...

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  9. Mapping out the Blueprint for a Patriots Super Bowl Run in 2013-2014

    It hasn't yet been two weeks since the Patriots season ended, and everywhere you turn there's a pundit ready to list off all of New England's problems. Tom Brady is in decline ...

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  10. How the Patriots' Offense Can Reach New Heights in 2013

    The New England Patriots ' offense was as dominant as ever in 2012, setting an NFL record for number of first downs , leading the league in both points and yards and ranking at or near the top of every drive stat that Football Outsiders tracks...

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  11. NFL Draft Picks Who Would Be Instant Starters for Patriots

    By the end of the 2012 season the New England Patriots featured three rookie "starters" on defense in Dont'a Hightower , Chandler Jones and Alfonzo Dennard , along with two other ...

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  12. Why the Patriots Must Alter Defensive Scheme Yet Again in 2013

    Over the past few seasons, the New England Patriots have taken some interesting and necessary steps to evolve their base defensive scheme...

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  13. Stay or Go: Breaking Down Patriots' Returning Defensive Starters

    The first step to take in the offseason is to take a look at the returning starters from the Patriots and decide who is entrenched in their spot and who needs to be upgraded...

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  14. Have Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots Lost Their Magic?

    The New England Patriots once again ended a season with a disappointing loss on a big stage, bowing out to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night, 28-13...

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  15. Patriots' Rivalry with Ravens Will Define Brady, Belichick's Final Seasons

    While the New England Patriots ' dynasty of the 2000s was born in New Orleans against the St. Louis Rams , it was really their battles with Peyton Manning and the Colts that defined it...

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  16. Breaking Down Patriots' 2013 Salary Cap: Where Is Money Best Spent?

    The New England Patriots are not only dominant on the field but also with their salary cap management . According to John Clayton , the Patriots will carry over $5.6 million in space from 2012 and have a total of $18...

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  17. Texans Can't Keep Up with Patriots

    The New England Patriots made just enough plays to hold off the Houston Texans and win 41-28. They move on to host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship for the second year in a row...

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  18. Sign, Tag, Walk: Breaking Down What to Do with Each of Patriots 2013 Free Agents

    The New England Patriots are just about to begin their playoff run this weekend against the Houston Texans but they have a host of free agents whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season...

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  19. Patriots Must Improve in Playoff Rematch with Texans

    At a glance the final score of the first Patriots and Texans tilt in December looks like a blowout at 42-14, but in reality the Texans gave the Patriots plenty of problems...

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  20. Breaking Down Patriots' Potential Divisional Playoff Opponents

    The Patriots ' first opponent in the playoffs will be a team they've already faced, and while they own a 2-1 record against those teams, all three would present unique challenges...

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  21. 5 Biggest Draft Needs for the New England Patriots

    The Patriots just wrapped up an impressive 12-4 season, capturing a playoff bye for the third year in a row, and looked primed for another Super Bowl run. But there are multiple spots where they could stand to add some young talent...

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  22. New England Patriots' 10 Biggest Offseason Decisions

    The Patriots are on the verge of another playoff run, but regardless of the outcome they're going to have a lot of decisions to make in a little over a month...

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  23. Breaking Down Patriots' Problems and Progression Without Rob Gronkowski

    When Rob Gronkowski was lost in the tenth game of the season there was no doubt the Patriots would have some problems to overcome...

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  24. Patriots Survive Jaguars 23-16

    The Patriots overcame another slow start and another double digit deficit to dispatch the Jaguars,23-16. Tom Brady threw two interceptions in the first quarter, and never truly found his rhythm, but the Pats made enough plays to hang one for the win...

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  25. Breaking Down the Patriots 2012 Rookies and Projecting Their Impact in Playoffs

    The New England Patriots made a statement in April of 2012 by selecting six defenders out of their seven draft picks. The Pats' struggles on the defensive side of the ball for the past few seasons were no secret...

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