1. Patriots Ignored the Noise, Proved Mental Toughness in Divisional-Round Win

    "Ignore the noise." It's one of many mantras that hangs on the door which New England Patriots players must walk through on their way inside Gillette Stadium...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 10,156 reads 45 comments

  2. Turnovers Will Be Key to Patriots Victory in Battle for AFC Championship Bid

    " One stupid play, one stupid penalty, one mistake , ends it for all of us." Bill Belichick famously uttered those words in 2009, ahead of his team's wild-card ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 7,300 reads 54 comments

  3. How Relevant Is Patriots' 2014 Week 4 Blowout Loss vs. Chiefs?

    The last time the New England Patriots played the Kansas City Chiefs, writers from across the country were quick to eulogize the future Super Bowl champions after a humbling 41-14 loss in Week 4 of the 2014 season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 10,164 reads 44 comments

  4. Keeping Tom Brady Upright Will Be Key for Patriots in Divisional Round vs Chiefs

    The names have changed, but the New England Patriots ' struggles on the offensive line have stayed the same...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,192 reads 18 comments

  5. What a Healthy Julian Edelman Would Mean for Patriots Offense

    The New England Patriots could face the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs or Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs, but there's one opponent they still have to beat: the injury bug...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 23,080 reads 45 comments

  6. New England Patriots Lack of Running Game Could Be Playoff Weakness

    Tom Brady is the cure for almost everything that ails the New England Patriots. So are Julian Edelman , Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 13,726 reads 73 comments

  7. New England Patriots' Simplified Game Plan Leaves More Questions Than Answers

    Almost immediately on Sunday during the New England Patriots ' 20-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 17, it was evident that head coach Bill Belichick had other things on his mind besides winning the game...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 10,681 reads 37 comments

  8. Miami Dolphins Week 17 Stock Report

    Only four days stand between the Miami Dolphins and Black Monday. Big changes were imminent well before Miami's 18-12 loss to the Indianapolis Colts . Obviously, Sunday's result doesn't change that...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 3,163 reads 7 comments

  9. New England Patriots Week 17 Stock Report

    It's been a long month-and-a-half for the New England Patriots . After starting the season 10-0, the Patriots have dropped three of their past five games, including a 26-20 upset to the New York Jets in overtime in Week 16...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 5,554 reads 5 comments

  10. New York Jets Week 17 Stock Report

    Knee-jerk reaction: Everyone's stock is up after the New York Jets ' 26-20 overtime win against the New England Patriots ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 5,872 reads 3 comments

  11. Examining New York Jets' Playoff Scenarios

    For the New York Jets to make the playoffs, it's a simple four-word solution: win and you're in. But what happens if the Jets don't win? What happens if Buffalo Bills head coach ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 16,023 reads 18 comments

  12. New England Patriots Made the Right Call Kicking in Overtime

    I didn't need a bunch of win probability statistics to tell me whether or not head coach Bill Belichick made the right decision for the New England Patriots to kick instead of receive in overtime against the New York Jets ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,904 reads 24 comments

  13. Where Are the Silver Linings for Miami Dolphins' Future?

    The Miami Dolphins are 5-10, but believe me, things are much worse than they look. It's going to be a long offseason for the Dolphins, who will begin picking up the pieces of this ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 10,108 reads 49 comments

  14. Biggest Takeaways from New York Jets' Week 16 Win

    Sometimes, you just shouldn't ask questions. Should the New England Patriots have kicked in overtime? Shouldn't they have kicked? Does it matter? The New York Jets ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 7,246 reads 7 comments

  15. Biggest Takeaways from New England Patriots' Week 16 Loss

    It was exactly what they wanted but not exactly as they drew it up. Thanks to a questionable call after winning the overtime coin toss, the New England Patriots lost in dubious fashion Sunday with a 26-20 defeat to the New York Jets ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,927 reads 15 comments

  16. Biggest Takeaways from Miami Dolphins' Week 16 Loss

    Six days and the New England Patriots are all that stand between the Miami Dolphins and the bitter end to their season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 4,942 reads 27 comments

  17. Miami Dolphins Continue Taking Strides Toward Major Offseason Changes

    If things could get any worse for the Miami Dolphins , they got worse on Sunday in an NFL matchup against the Indianapolis Colts ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 15,536 reads 86 comments

  18. New England Patriots' War on Injuries Threatening Playoff Hopes

    For the next week, we'll hear a lot of debate about whether the New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick made the right call by electing to kick in overtime instead of receive when they won the coin toss...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 26,188 reads 62 comments

  19. New York Jets Prove Playoff Tough with Huge Win over Patriots

    Win, and they're in. Thanks to the New York Jets ' 26-20 overtime victory over the New England Patriots , coupled with the Baltimore Ravens unexpectedly knocking off the Pittsburgh ...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,467 reads 34 comments

  20. Patriots Cobbling Together Backfield, but Offense Still Runs Through Tom Brady

    The New England Patriots will take the field with a pizza boy at running back if they have to. Tom Brady, like any quarterback, benefits from an efficient running game that can keep the offense on schedule...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,536 reads 12 comments

  21. Big Changes Coming to Miami Dolphins in the Form of Salary-Cap Cuts

    Big changes are coming. Black Monday is just nine days away, and once the 2015 season has come to a conclusion, the Miami Dolphins will start bringing the ax down on many of the key individuals responsible for this debacle of a season...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 23,592 reads 72 comments

  22. Bilal Powell Becoming Crucial Component to New York Jets' Offensive Success

    Bilal Powell should get his own " RKO Outta Nowhere " meme for the new year. The New York Jets ' top third-down running back has emerged this year to become a reliable option for the Jets' passing attack...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 8,715 reads 9 comments

  23. New England Patriots Week 16 Stock Report

    The New England Patriots entered Week 15 with a straight path to the AFC's No. 1 seed. With their 33-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans , the path remains clear...

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  24. Miami Dolphins Week 16 Stock Report

    For a while, the Miami Dolphins had us convinced they would always be mediocre. On Sunday, they showed us they have the potential to be something different: bad...

    Erik Frenz Written by Erik Frenz about 8 months ago 873 reads 1 comments

  25. New York Jets Week 16 Stock Report

    The New York Jets could become just the second team in NFL history to finish with an 11-5 record and still miss the playoffs...

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