1. 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 ...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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 9 days ago 8,306 reads 44 comments

  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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...

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  11. 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 16 days ago 10,255 reads 20 comments

  12. 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 21 days ago 14,872 reads 17 comments

  13. 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 22 days ago 12,486 reads 25 comments

  14. 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 23 days ago 5,825 reads 3 comments

  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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 29 days ago 15,175 reads 22 comments

  18. 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 30 days ago 8,922 reads 23 comments

  19. 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..

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  20. 5 Patriots Who Need to Impress Against the Philadelphia Eagles

    Tom Brady doesn't need to impress anyone with his play against the Philadelphia Eagles Friday night. He has proven it on the practice field during training camp and during his 13 seasons as the New England Patriots ' starting quarterback...

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  21. New England Patriots: Questions That Still Must Be Answered This Preseason

    In the NFL , Week 1 of the preseason usually starts to answer some important questions for a team. For the New England Patriots , however, it only prompted more questions...

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  22. Breaking Down the New England Patriots' Options at Tight End

    Justin Jones and Asa Watson—two undrafted free-agent tight ends—got one chance to impress Bill Belichick . As evidenced by their eventual release, reported by Ben Volin of The Boston Globe , Belichick wasn't impressed...

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  23. Patriots Rookie Tight Ends Fail to Capitalize With Gronkowski Absent

    Asa Watson and Justin Jones—two undrafted free-agent tight ends signed by the New England Patriots —couldn't have asked for a better opportunity against the Washington Redskins ...

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  24. 5 Things We Learned from Patriots' 1st Preseason Game

    The New England Patriots starters did their work Monday and Tuesday, dominating the Washington Redskins in their joint practice sessions...

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  25. New England Patriots: What to Watch for in Preseason Game Action

    The excruciating wait known as the NFL offseason will finally come to an end Thursday night, as the New England Patriots will play quasi-real football against the Washington Redskins to kick off their 2014 preseason...

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