1. 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 11 months ago 5,921 reads 15 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 2,256 reads 3 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 7,151 reads 17 comments

  4. 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 11 months ago 8,359 reads 15 comments

  5. 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 11 months ago 3,263 reads 8 comments

  6. 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 11 months ago 10,471 reads 34 comments

  7. 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 11 months ago 8,837 reads 12 comments

  8. 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 11 months ago 16,019 reads 73 comments

  9. 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 11 months ago 11,340 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 11 months ago 5,389 reads 32 comments

  11. 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 11 months ago 1,583 reads 1 comments

  12. 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 11 months ago 2,449 reads 13 comments

  13. 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 11 months ago 5,843 reads 23 comments

  14. 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 11 months ago 6,435 reads 33 comments

  15. 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 11 months ago 2,784 reads 2 comments

  16. 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 12 months ago 5,605 reads 7 comments

  17. 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 12 months ago 4,902 reads 4 comments

  18. 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 12 months ago 5,923 reads 12 comments

  19. 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 12 months ago 10,864 reads 31 comments

  20. 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 12 months ago 5,101 reads 19 comments

  21. Chris Jones Providing Patriots with Much-Needed Interior Pass-Rush Presence

    Quick, name the rookie with the most sacks in the NFL . Did you guess first-round selections Ezekiel Ansah, Barkevious Mingo or Dion Jordan? Perhaps a second-day pick like Corey ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 4,563 reads 10 comments

  22. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 9

    As injuries have mounted, the New England Patriots have seemingly moved into survive-and-advance mode, biding their time until the bye week...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 6,680 reads 18 comments

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

    Regardless of the sport, Boston fans don't get to relax. After the New England Patriots lost to the New York Jets last week on an odd penalty and the Red Sox lost Game 3 in the ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 6,334 reads 13 comments

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

    After a stunning last-second victory and an equally stunning overtime loss in the last two weeks, Patriots fans would love to see a blowout win against division-rival Miami this weekend...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 5,743 reads 27 comments

  25. Patriots Hurt by Tom Brady's Accuracy Woes

    Tom Brady has been victimized by poor receiver play this season—including 25 drops after Week 7—but his performance has been far from beyond reproach...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 year ago 5,172 reads 52 comments