1. Punchless New England Patriots Offense Can't Win with Just Schemes

    After my ears were assaulted by over 142 red-and-yellow decibels, my eyes had to endure another predictable performance from the 2014 New England Patriots offense...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 22 hours ago 4,633 reads 54 comments

  2. New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Breaking Down Patriots' Game Plan

    The New England Patriots aren't strangers to hostile environments, but Monday Night Football at Arrowhead Stadium will certainly be a test of a young team's mettle...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 6 days ago 8,689 reads 14 comments

  3. Dont'a Hightower Becoming a Dominant Chess Piece for Patriots Defense

    In the black and white game of chess, placing your most powerful pieces in the middle of the board—with adequate protection, of course—leads to success...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 7 days ago 8,627 reads 24 comments

  4. Bryan Stork Delivering a Spark to New England Patriots Offense

    While his namesake delivers slightly more precious cargo, rookie center Bryan Stork is poised to give the New England Patriots a similar new beginning...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 8 days ago 6,350 reads 14 comments

  5. Nate Solder's Regression Leaves His Future with New England Patriots in Doubt

    While he was drafted as a replacement for former left tackle Matt Light, Nate Solder is experiencing some of the darkest moments in his career in 2014. Coming into the year, Solder's career was on a distinctly upward trajectory...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 days ago 8,522 reads 19 comments

  6. Oakland Raiders vs New England Patriots: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    After bouncing back from a Week 1 loss by dominating the Minnesota Vikings , the New England Patriots are looking to sport a winning record for the first time this season. The Oakland Raiders are the obstacle in the way...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 13 days ago 5,330 reads 5 comments

  7. Breaking Down Chandler Jones' Monster Week 2 Performance

    After playing out of position and looking out of sorts against the Miami Dolphins , Chandler Jones regained his edge by lining up on the edge against the Minnesota Vikings ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 14 days ago 5,785 reads 9 comments

  8. Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola Failing to Live Up to Expectations with Patriots

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is no stranger to turning lesser-known receivers—think Wes Welker , Jabar Gaffney and Julian Edelman—into household names...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 15 days ago 11,945 reads 56 comments

  9. Patriots Special Teams Play Key Role to Week 2 Victory

    I saw Scotty O'Brien on the field nearly two hours before the start of the game, moving like a man fighting for his job...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 16 days ago 2,069 reads 4 comments

  10. New England Patriots vs. Minnesota Vikings: Breaking Down New England's Gameplan

    The stat heard around a region this week has been that the New England Patriots have won the Super Bowl the last two times they lost their season opener...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 20 days ago 4,094 reads 9 comments

  11. Tom Brady's Tunnel Vision on Rob Gronkowski Hurting Patriots Passing Game

    When an object burns brighter than anything that surrounds it, the human eye is naturally attracted to its brilliance. Too much focus on the singular spot, however, can result in burnout...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 21 days ago 14,072 reads 34 comments

  12. Tom Brady Must Regain His Mechanics and Accuracy to Kick-Start Patriots Offense

    Even in baseball, 4-for-24 doesn't cut it. In football, 4-of-24 would get mere mortals cut themselves. Luckily for Tom Brady, he is the closest to a god as you'll get in the NFL ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 22 days ago 8,480 reads 44 comments

  13. New Parts Initially Seem Like Ill Fits on New England Patriots' Defensive Line

    Statistics rarely tell the whole story, but the 191 rushing yards that the Miami Dolphins piled up on the New England Patriots on Sunday speak for themselves...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 23 days ago 6,839 reads 20 comments

  14. New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins: Twitter Reaction and Postgame Quotes

    The peals of thunder that quickly rolled through southern Florida prior to kickoff portended a furious second-half storm of points by the Miami Dolphins , who dispatched the visiting New England Patriots 33-20 in convincing manner on Sunday...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 23 days ago 885 reads 1 comments

  15. New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins: Breaking Down Patriots Game Plan

    As the New England Patriots face off against the Miami Dolphins , the alpha and beta males will once again try to assert dominance in the AFC East...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 27 days ago 14,497 reads 61 comments

  16. Addition of Tim Wright Opens Up Possibilities for New England's Offense

    The New England Patriots have essentially traded one tight end currently wearing orange—Aaron Hernandez—for one from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , a team known for wearing orange...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 28 days ago 15,643 reads 24 comments

  17. Sebastian Vollmer Move to Guard Puts Best 5 Forward for Patriots Offensive Line

    When push comes to shove—as it often does on the offensive line—a guard has the same basic job as a tackle: Don't let their guys touch our guys...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 29 days ago 10,351 reads 20 comments

  18. New England Patriots' Biggest Preseason Disappointments So Far

    The New England Patriots ' preseason hasn't been all Malcolm Butler, Brian Tyms and Jimmy Garoppolo. Injuries have happened. Veteran acquisitions haven't worked out. Draft picks have been given the heave-ho...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 14,907 reads 17 comments

  19. Updated 53-Man Roster Projections for Patriots Post Week 3 of Preseason

    Bill Belichick has cut the New England Patriots roster down to 75 players, leaving just 22 more names to be pared prior to facing the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 of the regular season...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 12,506 reads 25 comments

  20. New England Patriots Preseason: Week 3 Stock Report

    Three weeks in, Bill Belichick has started to make his evaluations about the New England Patriots players known, releasing Tommy Kelly and some veteran acquisitions—Will ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 5,851 reads 3 comments

  21. New England Patriots: What We've Learned Through Week 3 of Preseason

    The New England Patriots had taken a measured approach to their first two preseason games, choosing to focus on joint practice with the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles more than the games themselves...

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  22. Cam Newton a Good Litmus Test for Patriots 2014 Season

    Bill Belichick has never been known to waste an opportunity to gain an advantage for his New England Patriots ...

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  23. Making the Call on the New England Patriots' Hardest Remaining Cuts

    Making the last cut or two will be one of the toughest decisions that Bill Belichick has to make as head coach of the New England Patriots this year...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 15,208 reads 22 comments

  24. How Patriots Wide Receiver Brian Tyms Has Become a Steady WR for New England

    New England Patriots receiver Brian Tyms barely cracked the 53-man roster in his time with three NFL teams—the San Francisco 49ers , Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins —but he didn't let those experiences go to waste...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 9,183 reads 23 comments

  25. New England Patriots: What We've Learned Through Week 2 of Preseason

    After two weeks of joint practices and preseason action, the New England Patriots ' coaching staff is starting to figure out what they know and what they don't. Learning what you haven't learned is sometimes just as important as making a new discovery..

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 month ago 8,693 reads 17 comments