1. Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    With 1:21 left in the fourth quarter, Tom Brady reached into his hat looking for another rabbit but came up empty. The New England Patriots couldn't convert on four tries from inside the 20-yard line, ultimately losing 24-20 to the Miami Dolphins ..

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 6,283 reads 19 comments

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

    Even with a comeback for the ages—including a perfectly-executed onside kick —the New England Patriots weren't able to clinch the AFC East division title...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 3,534 reads 18 comments

  3. Sparking Another Patriots Comeback: Anatomy of an Onside Kick

    While the brains of the New England Patriots players may have been telling them it was over, their hearts never believed it. The eyes of NFL fans around the country couldn't believe what they saw either...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 4,885 reads 6 comments

  4. Free Agents, Draft Picks That Could Fill Patriots' Biggest Needs

    The New England Patriots —a mish-mash of spare parts after a rash of injuries to star players—are somehow 10-3...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 18,434 reads 71 comments

  5. Cleveland Browns vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    First agony. Then ecstasy. Acceptance will have to wait. Fans and players alike were stunned after the New England Patriots ' 27-26 victory over the Cleveland Browns ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 6,441 reads 6 comments

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

    Is it hats and t-shirts time already? With a Miami Dolphins loss and a win of their own, the New England Patriots can clinch a coveted spot in the playoffs as the AFC East champion...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 5,902 reads 15 comments

  7. Patriots Mental Mistakes in Coverage Need to Be Fixed Before NFL Playoffs

    "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place," says a famous George Bernard Shaw quote. The call in the defensive huddle seems like an eternity ago...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 2,238 reads 3 comments

  8. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 14

    Survive and advance. The New England Patriots haven't looked pretty lately, but they have added to the win column in each of their last two contests and currently hold a three-game lead over the Miami Dolphins in the AFC East standings...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 7,139 reads 17 comments

  9. Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    The New England Patriots exorcised their road demons Sunday afternoon, prevailing 34-31 over the Houston Texans , who are perhaps the most talented 2-10 ever assembled. #Patriots do it again, come back to win 34-31 over #Texans ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 8,337 reads 15 comments

  10. Patriots vs. Texans: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    Gone are the letter jackets. Gone is the mystique. Whereas last year at this time the New England Patriots were preparing for an 11-1 Houston Texans team, they are now readying themselves for a Texans team that finds itself wounded and cornered..

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 3,247 reads 8 comments

  11. Jamie Collins' Emergence Gives Patriots Options at Linebacker

    If you weren't employed in the NFL draft realm, or perhaps one of the average 25,751 in attendance watching the Southern Miss Golden Eagles play last year, the selection of ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 10,445 reads 34 comments

  12. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 13

    Tom Brady seems to save his best for Peyton Manning . After 10 weeks that have seen Brady struggle with accuracy and poor decisions, he uncorked a performance worthy of adulation in weather worthy of frostbite...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 8,808 reads 12 comments

  13. Making the Case for Bill Belichick as NFL's Coach of the Year

    A dog with a long leash has the ability to stray far from the tree. Bill Belichick strayed far from the tree of typical coaching in the New England Patriots ' thrilling 34-31 ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 15,993 reads 73 comments

  14. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    "The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors." —Melisandre of Game of Thrones After a dark and terror-filled start, the New England Patriots ' nightmare of a first quarter—including three fumbles—finally came to an end...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 11,325 reads 14 comments

  15. Patriots vs. Broncos: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    Even Superman has a weakness. As good as Peyton Manning has been this year—that is absurdly good by the way—he can be stopped. He is a mere mortal, even if it doesn't look like it at times...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 5,374 reads 32 comments

  16. Patriots Offensive Line Mistakes Loom Large in Loss to Panthers

    "All war is based on deception." Sun Tzu's words were first translated into English over 100 years ago, but they were still applicable when watching the New England Patriots fall to the Carolina Panthers , 24-20...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 1,572 reads 1 comments

  17. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 12

    " Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser. " Vince Lombardi is known for a lot of of great quotes , but that one has always stuck with me...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 2,440 reads 13 comments

  18. Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    In his press conference after the game ( h/t Yahoo! Sports ), Bill Belichick refused to take the bait and blame the referees for his team's 24-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 5,824 reads 23 comments

  19. Patriots vs. Panthers: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    After a disappointing 1-3 start, including losses to Seattle , Buffalo and Arizona , the Carolina Panthers (6-3) have rattled off five straight victories coming into their Monday night matchup against the New England Patriots ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 6,416 reads 33 comments

  20. Julian Edelman's Punt-Return Prowess Provides Spark for Patriots

    In what surely reminded a few New England Patriots fans of Troy Brown's 51-yard punt-return touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2001 AFC Championship Game, Julian ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 2,762 reads 2 comments

  21. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 11

    Under Bill Belichick 's leadership, the New England Patriots (7-2) are always tough to beat. After a week of rest and extra planning, the task for opposing teams doesn't get any easier...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 5,586 reads 7 comments

  22. Rob Gronkowski Proving to be Worth the Wait for New England

    My mother always told me that good things come to those who wait. While I never got my Super Nintendo, New England Patriots fans have been handsomely rewarded for having patience with their star tight end, Rob Gronkowski ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 4,852 reads 4 comments

  23. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading in to Week 10

    After their 55-31 victory over the Steelers, the New England Patriots (7-2) won't play football for 15 days. They will face off against the suddenly dangerous Carolina Panthers (5-3) on Monday Night Football of Week 11...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 5,914 reads 12 comments

  24. Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots: Roster Grades for the Patriots

    On Sunday, the Patriots shrugged off a torrid comeback attempt by the Pittsburgh Steelers and rallied for a 55-31 victory to bring their record to 7-2 going into their bye week...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 10,830 reads 31 comments

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

    After a 24-point second half propelled the Patriots to victory against the Miami Dolphins , New England is looking to keep the momentum going against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday afternoon...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 5,077 reads 19 comments