1. Should New England Patriots Rest Key Starters in Week 17?

    The New England Patriots received an early Christmas gift from the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football, as the Denver Broncos ' loss secured the No. 1 seed for the Patriots...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 days ago 14,208 reads 51 comments

  2. Patriots' Offensive-Line Woes Re-Emerge, Struggle to Protect Tom Brady

    If New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson can be believed, the New England Patriots offensive line served up an early holiday feast to their opponents...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 4 days ago 4,712 reads 14 comments

  3. Danny Amendola Stepping Up for Patriots Offense in Julian Edelman's Absence

    Danny Amendola is the latest embodiment of the New England Patriots ' mantra when it comes to injuries: next man up. Jerod Mayo out? No problem, as Dont'a Hightower has raised his game to All-Pro level...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 5 days ago 4,132 reads 17 comments

  4. Patriots' Road to Super Bowl Gets Easier After Clinching 1st-Round Bye

    The New England Patriots escaped from New York and Rex Ryan 's Jets with an ugly 17-16 victory, but they are coming home with something beautiful: a first-round bye in the playoffs (with a pretty little bow on top)...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 6 days ago 18,081 reads 39 comments

  5. Patriots vs. Jets: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    When the New England Patriots and New York Jets meet, it truly is a game where you can throw out the records. When multiple contests in the last two years have come down to blocked field goals, you know you have a close matchup ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 days ago 4,552 reads 7 comments

  6. Rob Gronkowski Dominant with or Without the Football

    Rob Gronkowski lives in his own world, a magical place that New England Patriots fans get to visit for sixty odd minutes each Sunday...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 days ago 10,099 reads 13 comments

  7. Patriots Winning in All Three Phases of the Game

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick 's first major position in the NFL was as an assistant special teams coach for the Detroit Lions ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 days ago 7,918 reads 36 comments

  8. Patriots Ride Second-Half Adjustments to AFC East Title

    Contractors in the Greater Boston area might be busy this holiday season as New England Patriots players may need to expand their closets. After six straight AFC East titles, the amount of hats and T-shirts has to be getting cumbersome...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 13 days ago 4,099 reads 7 comments

  9. Dolphins vs. Patriots: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    The New England Patriots have an abundance of hats and t-shirts in their closets, remnants of AFC East title celebrations long gone...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 17 days ago 4,778 reads 13 comments

  10. Jamie Collins Becoming Versatile Weapon for Patriots Defense

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick builds a roster with depth, versatility and multiplicity in mind. When one player goes down, Belichick has a plan in place...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 18 days ago 5,228 reads 15 comments

  11. Patriots Have Perfect Starter, Closer Combination at RB with Gray and Blount

    Although I can't seem to picture New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in a baseball uniform rather than his trademark hooded sweatshirt, managing a baseball game—specifically ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 19 days ago 13,577 reads 60 comments

  12. Patriots Defense Overcomes Penalties to Lead New England to Victory

    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense has bailed out shoddy defenses so many times over the last decade that most fans have lost track. A dominant performance by the defense while Brady's offense sputtered? That is a rare gem indeed...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 20 days ago 6,181 reads 25 comments

  13. Patriots vs. Chargers: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    The New England Patriots ' second loss of the year—a shellacking by the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4—served as a wake-up call that led to a seven-game win streak...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 24 days ago 5,743 reads 22 comments

  14. Jordy Nelson's Departure from Revis Island Turning Point in Patriots Loss

    In a game as close as the New England Patriots ' 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers , you can find multiple instances where one play would have likely changed the outcome of the contest...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 25 days ago 6,160 reads 20 comments

  15. Aaron Dobson's Setbacks Nothing He Can't Handle in New England

    As Julian Edelman hobbled off the field in Green Bay, Aaron Dobson —active for only the fourth time in his sophomore season—saw his chance to make an impact...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 26 days ago 7,155 reads 31 comments

  16. Loss to Packers May Prove Beneficial in Long Run for New England Patriots

    The last loss for the New England Patriots —a shellacking by the Kansas City Chiefs —was the impetus for a seven-game win streak...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 27 days ago 19,544 reads 104 comments

  17. Patriots vs. Packers: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    It is fitting that the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers will play this Sunday at Lambeau Field. If they continue their strong play, Super Bowl Sunday could be the next time these teams meet...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 3,513 reads 1 comments

  18. Patriots Pass Rush Making Life Easier for Revis, New England Secondary

    While New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia holds a degree in aeronautical engineering, it seems that he may have been paying attention in his biology classes as well...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 7,720 reads 20 comments

  19. New England Patriots' Trade of Logan Mankins Paying Dividends Early

    The New England Patriots surprised the entire NFL when they sent Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick. "Skeptical" was the watchword when news of the trade broke...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 11,405 reads 2 comments

  20. LeGarrette Blount Returns as Patriots Finisher in Win over Detroit

    Time is a flat circle. So were many of the Detroit Lions defenders that tried to tackle LeGarrette Blount , who rejoined the New England Patriots after a brief soiree in Pittsburgh...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 8,019 reads 16 comments

  21. Lions vs. Patriots: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    The New England Patriots enter Week 12 on a six-game winning streak, alone atop the AFC. Their reward? Back-to-back games against the burly Detroit Lions and the electric Green Bay Packers ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 9,942 reads 22 comments

  22. How the Patriots Offensive Line Opened the Door for Jonas Gray's Big Day

    While Bill Belichick 's genius may not approach that of Euclid or Pythagoras, he and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels ' offensive scheme is using all the right angles to open up monster holes for their running backs...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 3,009 reads 4 comments

  23. Patriots' Young Linebacker Duo Excelling on All 3 Downs

    Dont 'a Hightower and Jamie Collins are proving to be two of the better draft picks in the past five years for the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 14,060 reads 23 comments

  24. Patriots Ride Simple Plan to 42-20 Victory over Colts

    While many New England Patriots writers will be dusting off their Weezer albums to commemorate Jonas Gray's big day—I already did that a few weeks ago —the 42-20 victory ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 639 reads 1 comments

  25. Patriots vs. Colts: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    As a prize for dispatching Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos , the New England Patriots get the unenviable task of trying to stop Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts (6-3) in Week 11...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 7,528 reads 19 comments