1. Grading Position Strength on New England's Roster Going into Free Agency

    The 2012 season is in the books, and now all 32 teams are able to turn their focus to preparing for 2013. For the New England Patriots, the goal is straightforward: finding the missing ...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about almost 2 years ago 6,765 reads 50 comments

  2. The Biggest Question Marks Surrounding the New England Patriots' Offseason

    Well, so much for that. So much for the invincible New England Patriots . So much for Tom Brady 's and Bill Belichick 's undeniable quest for a fourth ring...

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  3. 5 Big Moves the New England Patriots Could Make in 2013 NFL Free Agency

    The days before an AFC championship game aren't the most common time to think about offseason improvements, but don't think Bill Belichick hasn't already started keeping tabs on free agents that could boost his New England Patriots for next season...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about almost 2 years ago 6,568 reads 20 comments

  4. Grading Top New England Patriots Rookies for the 2012 Season

    The New England Patriots are two days away from starting another playoff run, and—as has has been the case for the past decade-plus—veterans are leading the way in Foxborough ...

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  5. NFL Rumors: Coaches on the Hot Seat

    All of you NFL schadenfreudians will want to keep an eye on the news today. It's the day after the final Sunday of the regular season, which means it's Black Monday. Or pink slip day...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about almost 2 years ago 136 reads 1 comments

  6. A Realistic Free Agent Wish List for the New England Patriots, Based on Cap Room

    The New England Patriots, those notorious bargain hunters, don't have the April arsenal we're accustomed to seeing from them. Come draft day, as it currently stands, the Patriots will have only five choices to use throughout seven rounds...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about almost 2 years ago 5,824 reads 21 comments

  7. New England Patriots Mock Draft: How the Rich Can Get Richer for 2013

    Right now, the New England Patriots only have five draft picks. That's a number that's way too small for Bill Belichick 's liking. Take it to the bank, that number will increase between now and April...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 4,186 reads 24 comments

  8. Breaking Down Every Potential Playoff Matchup for the New England Patriots

    If you think this year feels familiar for the New England Patriots, you're correct. Think back just two years. In 2010, the Patriots played nearly the entire AFC playoff field during the regular season, and beat them all...

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  9. NFL Power Rankings: Spotlighting the Hottest and Coldest Teams in the League

    Here we are on the doorstep of Week 14, the weather's cold, the playoffs are approaching, and we don't have a true, no-doubt-about-it Super Bowl favorite. Oh sure, the Falcons have been as consistent as they come and Houston looks to have the AFC's No...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 2,480 reads 4 comments

  10. Which Contract Year Patriots Will Return to New England in 2013?

    The New England Patriots will have some decisions to make between now and the end of the season. Nineteen players will see their contracts expire after this season, and many of ...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 7,061 reads 44 comments

  11. 5 Things the New England Patriots Must Improve to Win Super Bowl

    Eleven weeks of the season are in the rear-view mirror. Six weeks of regular season remain. They're still more than a month away, but the NFL playoffs are beginning to work themselves into everyday conversation...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 3,144 reads 10 comments

  12. Projecting Chances for Every Playoff Seed for the New England Patriots

    The New England Patriots , flawed as they are, keep winning, and the rest of the AFC East is coming apart. With each week, it becomes safer to say the Patriots will be in the playoffs when the regular season comes to an end...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 4,882 reads 14 comments

  13. Breaking Down the Road to NFL Playoffs for the New England Patriots

    If you're a New England Patriots fan, you took a look at this year's schedule when it was released in April, glanced down at the second half and had to smile...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 5,307 reads 6 comments

  14. Making the Case for the New England Patriots as Super Bowl XLVII Champions

    Think back in recent New England Patriots history. Back to a team with no pass defense to speak of. Back to a team that had trouble executing in big spots on offense...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 2,728 reads 9 comments

  15. Breaking Down Tom Brady's Form at the NFL's Midseason Mark

    Tom Brady ’s quarterback rating is sparkling. His completion percentage is terrific. His stats, as always, paint the picture of a field general at the top of his game. What has it gotten him? From many, criticism ...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 2,576 reads 5 comments

  16. Buying or Selling New England Patriots' Defense as Playoff Caliber

    Believe it or not—and for many of you, it's likely the latter—the New England Patriots do not have a bad defense. Not when you look at it piece by piece, that is. The Patriots line stops the run...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 2,637 reads 28 comments

  17. New England Patriots: Breaking Down Strengths and Weaknesses of Backfield

    Boy, those New England Patriots. Just when you think you have them figured out, they're changing again. First the Patriots turned into a spread offense, taking their ball-control system and turning it into an aerial circus...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 2,497 reads 4 comments

  18. NFL Predictions: 5 Perennial Contenders Who Won't Rebound from Slow Starts

    The NFL season may be a marathon that stretches into the heart of winter, but that doesn't mean some teams aren't torpedoed before all the leaves finish falling...

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  19. Broncos vs. Patriots: The Last Hurrah for Peyton Manning-Tom Brady Rivalry?

    Watch with special care what takes place Sunday, Patriots fans and Broncos fans alike. At Gillette Stadium, the Denver Broncos , manned by Peyton Manning , will face the New England Patriots , helmed once again by Tom Brady ...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 2 years ago 4,801 reads 48 comments

  20. New England Patriots: Biggest Strengths and Weaknesses Through First 3 Games

    Bill Belichick , Tom Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots would not agree with the premise of identifying a team's biggest strengths and weaknesses after just three games...

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  21. New England Patriots: Secondary Takes Massive Step Backward in Loss to Ravens

    They were supposed to be better. Much better. When it came to stopping the pass, the New England Patriots were supposed to have figured it out, or at least uncovered an answer or two...

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  22. New England Patriots: Where the Team Must Improve Following Loss to Cardinals

    The New England Patriots could do no wrong in the season opener. A week later, it was a different story...

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  23. New England Patriots: Drawing Up a Game Plan for Stopping Joe Flacco, Ravens

    Things couldn't have been better for the New England Patriots last week. The offense was clicking, the defense was flying around and Kevin Kolb and the lackluster Arizona Cardinals were up next on the schedule...

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  24. New England Patriots: Questions Left Unanswered After Week 1

    The New England Patriots answered many of their questions and shut up a lot of their pundits during an emphatic opening week victory. A few stragglers remain, however...

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  25. Stevan Ridley: Patriots Back Answers Questions in Impressive Performance

    With each quick burst through the line or defense-freezing juke that Stevan Ridley delivered Sunday, the notion became harder and harder to dispute. The New England Patriots have a running game, folks...

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