1. New England Patriots 2014 Virtual Program: Depth Chart Analysis, X-Factors, More

    Football's popularity has made the NFL a 365-day season in terms of media coverage, but the commencement of the regular season marks a stark — and welcome — departure in coverage responsibilities...

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  2. New England Patriots: Immediate 53-Man Roster Cut Predictions Post-Giants Game

    Now that the preseason is in the books, the New England Patriots have two days to pare down their roster to the final 53...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 6 months ago 19,818 reads 47 comments

  3. Why Stevan Ridley Is the New England Patriots' Biggest X-Factor in 2014

    By the end of 2013, the typically high-flying New England Patriots offense had transformed into a throwback ground-and-pound outfit...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 6 months ago 14,600 reads 11 comments

  4. New England vs. Carolina: Report Card Grades for Each Patriots Unit

    The New England Patriots are ready for the regular season. With a commanding 30-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers , the Pats outclassed the defending NFC South champs and exhibited the well-rounded form that should make them a Super Bowl threat...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 11,653 reads 29 comments

  5. New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers: Live Score and Analysis

    The New England Patriots were dominant with the starters on the field, posting a convincing 30-7 victory over the Carolina Panthers . Make sure to check out the postgame grades shortly after the conclusion of the game...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 10,893 reads 5 comments

  6. New England vs. Carolina: Patriots Preseason Week 3 Preview

    Though veteran preseason performance is typically irrelevant, the third game provides a semi-meaningful look at how a team's core has gelled over the course of the offseason...

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  7. Breaking Down New England Patriots' Likely Opening Game Starting Lineup

    With training camp reaching its conclusion, it is no longer premature to try and project depth charts. While competitions are still fluid at multiple spots, particularly along both ...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 14,954 reads 35 comments

  8. New England vs. Philadelphia: Report Card Grades for Each Patriots Unit

    The New England Patriots rebounded from a listless preseason opener and held on to defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in a 42-35 barnburner ...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 9,691 reads 8 comments

  9. New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Live Score, Highlights, Analysis

    The New England Patriots won a barn burner over the Philadelphia Eagles in their home preseason opener, holding on for a 42-35 victory. Check out the real-time analysis as it unfolded below, as well as the full postgame analysis to come...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 11,500 reads 16 comments

  10. Philadelphia vs. New England: Patriots Preseason Week 2 Preview

    Preseason is a time for evaluation, as individual progress remains more critical than bottom-line results...

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  11. New England Patriots Training Camp: Week 3 Stock Report

    Now that preseason games and ample training camp practices have provided a meaningful amount of tape to evaluate, our evaluations of players should become more precise...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 6,255 reads 6 comments

  12. NFL Preseason 2014: Highlighting Best and Worst Rookies from 1st Week

    Before even beginning to discuss NFL preseason performance, the obligatory caveat deserves mentioning. Many will evaluate performances through a statistical lens, and while you'll ...

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  13. 3 New England Patriots Who Will Steal Starting Spots in Training Camp

    Though jobs are ultimately won and lost in preseason games, training camp practices can provide a hint as to which players are ascending up (or descending down) the depth chart...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 10,534 reads 14 comments

  14. Predicting New England Patriots' First Wave of Roster Cuts

    While 90-man rosters may be an indispensable luxury during the grind of training camp, preseason games are geared towards the cutdown to the final 53-man regular-season roster...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 13,509 reads 5 comments

  15. Forecasting New England Patriots Defensive Line Competition and Depth Chart

    If games are decided in the trenches, then the New England Patriots should be optimistic. On the defensive side of the ball, the Pats will enter the 2014 season with a well-stocked cavalry on the line, which should emerge as a strength of the team...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 9,841 reads 17 comments

  16. Why New England Patriots Linebacker Dont'a Hightower Will Bounce Back in 2014

    Since 2010, Bill Belichick has rebuilt the New England Patriots defense with a plethora of draft selections...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 7,309 reads 17 comments

  17. NFL Preseason Schedule 2014: Highlighting Complete Slate and Must-See Matchups

    The craze for the NFL lends itself to knee-jerk reactions, a tendency perhaps best exemplified by the preseason...

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  18. MLB Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz on Troy Tulowitzki, David Price and More

    With the MLB trade deadline approaching in two days, speculation surrounding the biggest names on the market figures to reach a fever pitch shortly...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 974 reads 0 comments

  19. Bulls Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Potential Kevin Love Trade

    With the Eastern Conference in flux, the Chicago Bulls face a golden opportunity to reach their first NBA Finals of the post-Michael Jordan era...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 9,890 reads 5 comments

  20. MLB Trades 2014: Grades for Deals Involving Jake Peavy, Chase Headley and More

    Though the majority of the action occurs in the waning moments of the MLB trade deadline, there is an advantage to striking the market early...

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  21. MLB Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Jon Lester, Ben Zobrist and More

    As the July 31 MLB trade deadline approaches, teams have begun to make clearer decisions between acting as buyers or sellers. With several organizations taking a 2015-first approach in recent days, the available talent on the market has begun to swell..

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  22. Preseason College Football Rankings 2014: Early Predictions for NCAA's Top 25

    Previews for college football season are often fruitless endeavors. With the high annual personnel turnover inherent in college sports, it is extraordinarily rare for a team to sustain a wide-open championship window...

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  23. Updating New England Patriots Key Position Battles Early in Training Camp

    Considering the intense microscope the media places on the NFL , four days of training camp might seem like an eternity. Of course, only a small fraction of camp has occurred, so every snap judgment must be placed in perspective...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 7 months ago 8,961 reads 16 comments

  24. Meet Chandler Jones, New England Patriots DE Set to Break out This Summer

    As NFL training camps commence, optimism reigns around the New England Patriots and the league in general...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 8 months ago 3,512 reads 3 comments

  25. Predicting the Winner of the New England Patriots' Biggest Training Camp Battles

    Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots have never been afraid to buck conventional wisdom. Though that habit most frequently manifests itself through the team's approach ...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 8 months ago 9,393 reads 24 comments