1. New England Patriots Biggest Concerns Heading into Playoffs

    The New England Patriots dug themselves into a 28-point hole on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers , and despite a valiant comeback, they fell just short...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 6,305 reads 37 comments

  2. 49ers vs. Patriots: 10 Keys to the Game for New England

    It's a potential Super Bowl preview this Sunday night with the 49ers coming to Foxboro , Mass. to face the Patriots ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 6,001 reads 18 comments

  3. Breaking Down Jerod Mayo's All-Pro Caliber Season in Patriots Defense

    Jerod Mayo was the first linebacker selected when the Patriots began to turn over their defense in 2008, and since then he's been the building block at the Patriots' linebacker position and the leader of the defense both on the field and off...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 4,125 reads 6 comments

  4. Patriots Show Stout Defense in Dominating Win over Texans

    The New England Patriots sent a statement to the rest of the NFL on Monday night, and it wasn't just that Tom Brady and the Pats offense can be dominant even against an elite defense like the Texans ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 7,479 reads 21 comments

  5. Why Tom Brady Is Still NFL's Top QB

    The NFL and the countless media outlets and writers who cover it love a good story. They love fresh takes and interesting new twists, like the Indianapolis Colts rising from the ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 8,453 reads 81 comments

  6. Texans vs. Patriots: 10 Keys to the Game for New England

    The Patriots and Texans meet Monday night in a game that should have a significant impact on the AFC playoff race...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 5,672 reads 15 comments

  7. Patriots Draft Board: 10 Players New England Must Watch in Bowl Games

    Though the New England Patriots are still in the middle of a Super Bowl hunt, their scouting staffs will surely be keeping a close eye on all the bowl game action and keeping tabs on potential fits that the team might want to select in April...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 2,836 reads 19 comments

  8. One Thing That Could Hold the Patriots Back from a Super Bowl Run

    If the Patriots are stopped shy of another Lombardi Trophy this season, I could likely write the obituary now...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 3,157 reads 22 comments

  9. New England Patriots' Defensive Success Is More Than Just Opportunistic Play

    The New England Patriots are leading the AFC in turnover differential (plus-24) for the third year in a row, and are tops in the NFL for the second year in the last three...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 3,380 reads 12 comments

  10. How Do the Patriots Fit into the Playoff Picture After Week 12?

    Not much has changed at the top of the AFC playoff race after Week 12, an unfortunate result of a top-heavy conference where the best teams keep escaping potential upsets unscathed...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 6,025 reads 10 comments

  11. Patriots Players Who Will Play a Crucial Role Down the Stretch

    Despite the New England Patriots' dominating 49-19 win over the New York Jets last night, they remain in a tight playoff race where the difference between a bye and the fourth seed could be just a single loss...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 4,818 reads 6 comments

  12. Could Rob Gronkowski's Injury Improve Patriots' Super Bowl Chances?

    Rob Gronkowski 's injury and the effect it will have on the New England Patriots offense cannot be minimized...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 9,916 reads 39 comments

  13. Updated Playoff Odds, Matchup Projections for Patriots After Week 11

    With a win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday the New England Patriots improved to 7-3, but the victory came with a cost. Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm and will be out at least four weeks...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 3,746 reads 7 comments

  14. Patriots Roll over Colts 59-24

    The Patriots overcame a brief stuttering start for their defense, where they allowed back-to-back 80-yard touchdown drives, to soundly beat the Indianapolis Colts 59-24, tying a Patriots record for points in a game...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 7,141 reads 33 comments

  15. Ranking the Top 10 Games in the Colts vs. Patriots Rivalry

    This Sunday the rivalry between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts enters a new phase. Over the last decade the battles between the two teams and their quarterbacks ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 3,609 reads 14 comments

  16. Breaking Down the Patriots' Reliance on the Turnover Battle

    The New England Patriots ' 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills was the ugly kind of win that Patriots fans have become accustomed to over the last three seasons. The Patriots gave up a ton of yards, through the air and on the ground...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 1,690 reads 6 comments

  17. Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    Join us today, as we'll be live blogging throughout the Patriots - Bills matchup, offering instant analysis and commentary. The Patriots managed to preserve a 37-31 victory with a game-ending interception by Devin McCourty ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 8,738 reads 27 comments

  18. Breaking Down Patriots' Pass-Rush Concerns: Where Is New England's Pressure?

    We previously broke down the New England Patriots ' issues in the secondary, so today we're going to take a look at the pass rush and where the Pats have been effective and where they most need to improve...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 2,623 reads 23 comments

  19. Odds on Homefield Advantage, Playoff Seeds and More for New England Patriots

    As the New England Patriots prepare to open the second half of their season against the Buffalo Bills , they find themselves sitting in the third seed in the AFC with a projected wild card matchup hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 1,999 reads 8 comments

  20. How Do the Patriots Match Up Against Potential Playoff, Super Bowl Opponents?

    The Patriots have a 96 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to Football Outsider's DVOA Playoff Odds Report , and it has us wondering already which teams in the AFC ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 5,664 reads 13 comments

  21. Counting Down the Top 5 Recent Patriots 4th-Round Draft Picks

    On Thursday the Patriots traded a fourth-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for famous hothead and meatball, yet pretty good physical cornerback, Aqib Talib . Some thought a fourth-round pick was too much to give up...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 2,454 reads 15 comments

  22. Where Are the New England Patriots Struggling Most on Defense?

    The New England Patriots defense has had its share of struggles through the first half of the 2012 season, but what is most baffling and frustrating is how its problems are primarily isolated to one specific area: defending the deep pass...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 2,887 reads 20 comments

  23. Breaking Down Biggest Differences Between 2011 and 2012 New England Patriots

    As the New England Patriots arrive at their perfectly-placed midseason bye week, it's a good time to take a look back and evaluate what we've seen from the Pats over the first half ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 2 years ago 2,006 reads 10 comments

  24. The Wes Welker Sports Hub Interview Transcript Leaked!

    Being the omnipotent Patriots blogger that I am I was fortunate enough to get an early sneak peek at a transcript of the Wes Welker interview with Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti that will air on the Sports Hub 98...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about over 4 years ago 1,208 reads 2 comments

  25. NFL Kills Draft Fun in the Name of Revenue

    I'm starting to see a pattern with Roger Goodell's leadership as commissioner of the NFL, and the cliched phrase that comes to mind is "if it ain't broke, don't fix it...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about 5 years ago 349 reads 8 comments