1. 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 11 months ago 6,319 reads 13 comments

  2. 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 11 months ago 5,732 reads 27 comments

  3. 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 11 months ago 5,137 reads 52 comments

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

    It will be remembered for a push on a field goal, but the New England Patriots ' 30-27 loss to the upstart New York Jets should be remembered for the good play of one quarterback and the poor play of another...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 5,160 reads 16 comments

  5. New York Jets vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    But for an obscure new rule and a Nick Folk field goal, the Patriots don't lose this game in overtime. Tom Brady wasn't sharp by any means and the injury-riddled defense gave up far too many conversions on third down...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 4,900 reads 17 comments

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

    After Sunday's thrilling win over the New Orleans Saints , I wondered whether it would turn out to be a "Pyrrhic Victory...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 3,234 reads 8 comments

  7. Alfonzo Dennard Finally Playing Up to Potential for the New England Patriots

    Alfonzo Dennard is finally meeting expectations. After a rocky start to his first and second seasons in the NFL — Dennard ran into issues with the law during each offseason—the ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 4,207 reads 8 comments

  8. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading into Week 7

    After an epic Patriots comeback over the Saints in Week 6 and a thrilling Red Sox playoff victory, it is a wonder that Boston is still standing. That said, the future is even more uncertain for this embattled Patriots team...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 5,204 reads 12 comments

  9. New Orleans Saints vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    Over 2,000 years ago, the Greek king, Pyrrhus, led his forces against the Romans in battle and emerged victorious. However, his army suffered enormous losses that could not be readily replaced...

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

    The Saints and the Patriots : Two teams trying to shake off the stink of controversy and get back to their championship-winning ways...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 4,135 reads 8 comments

  11. Aqib Talib Passes Another Landmark on Road to Shutdown Corner Status

    True "shutdown corners" are few and far between, like truly elite quarterbacks. Deion Sanders, Rod Woodson or Darrelle Revis don't walk through the door every day. However, in today's parlance, the term "shutdown corner" is a bit watered down...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 4,867 reads 27 comments

  12. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading in to Week 6

    After a tough loss on the road to the stingy Cincinnati Bengals , coach Bill Belichick and company certainly don't have any time to recuperate...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 3,253 reads 7 comments

  13. New England Patriots vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Full Roster Grades for the Patriots

    Playing in a city named after fifth-century B.C. Roman statesman—and, at times, reluctant dictator—Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, the Patriots seemed to at times be playing against Neptune—the ancient Roman god of the sea...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 11 months ago 1,830 reads 6 comments

  14. Patriots vs. Bengals: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    One quarter of the way through the 2013 NFL season, the New England Patriots remain undefeated. While New England expects to play four more important quarters come February, the ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 8,862 reads 17 comments

  15. How Will Vince Wilfork's Injury Change the Patriots Defensive Scheme?

    Sometimes comparisons are weird. As an example of this, let me tell you why losing Vince Wilfork —one of the best guys off the field in the league—to an injury ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 3,971 reads 14 comments

  16. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading in to Week 5

    Instead of being remembered for Aqib Talib's heroics or Kenbrell Thompkins ' fantastic catches, the Patriots' win over the Atlant Falcons on Sunday night will likely be known as the game where the Patriots lost Vince Wilfork ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 3,989 reads 7 comments

  17. Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for the Patriots

    The New England Patriots haven't taken it easy on their fans this year. After close wins against the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets to start the season, the Patriots had somewhat ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 9,663 reads 20 comments

  18. Patriots vs Falcons: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    Undefeated after three games for the first time since 2007, the New England Patriots face their stiffest challenge of the year against a hungry Atlanta Falcons team sitting at 1-2...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 8,189 reads 21 comments

  19. Are Tom Brady and Aaron Dobson Starting to Develop Chemistry?

    Fans of the hit television series Breaking Bad will recognize this quote from main character Walter White in the pilot episode: " Chemistry is, well technically, chemistry is the study of matter...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 9,502 reads 20 comments

  20. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading in to Week 4

    Despite some hills and valleys within their first three games, nobody currently stands taller than the 3-0 New England Patriots ...

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  21. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots: Roster Grades for New England

    The New England Patriots are 3-0 for the first time since their nearly perfect 2007 season. However, the way the Patriots have accomplished that feat couldn't possibly be more different...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 10,007 reads 15 comments

  22. Buccaneers vs Patriots: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    Greg Schiano and Bill Belichick have shared a lot over the last few years. They have shared Bill's son Steve, who spent time on the Rutgers football team before joining the Patriots as a coaching assistant...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 7,113 reads 16 comments

  23. Chandler Jones' Versatility Adding New Wrinkles to Patriots Front Seven

    The New England Patriots have a chance to move to 3-0 for the first time since their nearly magical 18-1 season six long years ago. Unlike 2007, however, the Patriots have won with their defense, rather than relying on a turbo-charged offense...

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  24. New England Patriots: What You Need to Know Heading in to Week 3

    After the Patriots and Jets nearly fought to a stalemate on Thursday night, fans in New England are relieved to see Coach Belichick and the Patriots sitting at the top of the AFC East standings ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 12 months ago 5,365 reads 9 comments

  25. New York Jets vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    After a close win over division rival Buffalo , the New England Patriots faithful were looking for a blowout win against the New York Jets . Instead, they got to see a sputtering offense that nearly drove Tom Brady to histrionics...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 1 year ago 5,555 reads 10 comments