1. 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...

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  2. 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 ...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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 ...

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  8. 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 ...

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  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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 ...

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  12. 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...

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  13. 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...

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  14. 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...

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  15. 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 ...

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  16. 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...

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  17. 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 ...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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 ...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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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