1. Patriots' Top Needs & Fits in the 2014 Draft

    As the NFL world readies itself for the culmination of its season, the front office for the New England Patriots is diligently analyzing the team's top needs and fits for the 2014 NFL draft...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 6 months ago 28,240 reads 48 comments

  2. Patriots' Scouting Guide to the 2014 Senior Bowl

    Unfortunately for New England Patriots fans, Bill Belichick and his staff can now fully focus on the 2014 Senior Bowl after their loss to the Denver Broncos in last weekend's AFC Championship Game...

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  3. New England Patriots: Position-by-Position Primer to Free Agency

    The New England Patriots came up just short in their quest for their fourth Super Bowl, losing 26-16 to a tough Denver Broncos team in the AFC Championship game. Patriots fans need not despair too long...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 6 months ago 21,775 reads 102 comments

  4. The 6 Toughest Decisions That the Patriots Will Have to Make This Offseason

    As the light of the New England Patriots ' Super Bowl chances faded into the murky peaks of the Rocky Mountains, fans in New England immediately wanted to know what decisions the Patriots will have to make this offseason...

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  5. Patriots 2014 Draft: A Scouting Guide for East-West Shrine Game

    While the New England Patriots continue their march in the playoffs, their front office continues to plan the direction of the Patriots' 2014 NFL draft...

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  6. Patriots' 2014 Salary Cap: Breaking Down Overall, Position-Specific Cap Space

    The New England Patriots ' 2014 salary-cap situation isn't dire by any means, but a few unfortunate decisions—think Aaron Hernandez' lucrative extension—will prevent the Patriots from opening their wallets too far this offseason...

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  7. Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    The rain-soaked matchup of the Indianapolis Colts versus the New England Patriots certainly didn't disappoint viewers...

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  8. Patriots Free Agency: Keep, Walk or Tag Options for Every Free Agent

    The New England Patriots are going to have a lot to think about when free agency rolls around after the conclusion of the NFL playoffs. Offense, defense, special teams.....

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 7 months ago 11,589 reads 32 comments

  9. Breaking Down Patriots' 2014 Salary Cap: Where Is Money Best Spent?

    When breaking down the New England Patriots ' 2014 salary cap, you need to know a diverse set of characters. Superstars, role players, starters—they all count against the cap...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 7 months ago 11,764 reads 55 comments

  10. 7 Patriots Who Will Be on the Roster Bubble in 2014

    With the glut of injuries that have hit the New England Patriots in 2014, there are going to be some contributors to this playoff team that end up on the roster bubble this offseason...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 7 months ago 11,197 reads 27 comments

  11. Patriots 2014 Mock Draft: Round-by-Round Best-Case Scenarios

    A New England Patriots 2014 mock draft is just what the doctor ordered to keep New England fans sane as they wait for the team's playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts this coming Saturday...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 7 months ago 13,446 reads 60 comments

  12. Breaking Down How the Patriots Match Up Against Every Potential Playoff Opponent

    As I broke down how the New England Patriots match up against every potential playoff opponent, one thing became very clear: The 2013 NFL playoffs are wide open. Each matchup offers advantages and disadvantages for each team...

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  13. Reflecting on the 8 Defining Moments of the Patriots' Season

    It is a Herculean task to distill down nearly 1,000 minutes of game play over a 16-game season into the eight defining moments of the New England Patriots ' season without casting deserving candidates aside...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 7 months ago 6,369 reads 19 comments

  14. Grading Every New England Patriots Starter's 2013 Regular Season

    When grading each New England Patriots starter's 2013 season, it was amazing to see the amount of change that occurred between the bookend wins over the Buffalo Bills . Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly? Gone...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 7 months ago 12,320 reads 73 comments

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

    The New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills matchup in Week 1—a 23-21 victory for New England—provided a template for the rest of each team's season: a close win for the Patriots and a close loss for the Bills...

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  16. Logan Ryan's Emergence Gives New England Patriots Options in Offseason

    Logan Ryan has given the New England Patriots something they desperately crave in the offseason: leverage...

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

    The New England Patriots might have won 41-7 over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, but the final score couldn't have been more misleading. The Patriots certainly weren't relaxing during the game...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 7 months ago 8,294 reads 15 comments

  18. Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    The Week 16 matchup of the Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots answered some questions regarding both the AFC playoff picture and what this New England team is made of...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 7 months ago 11,280 reads 13 comments

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

    The New England Patriots vs. the Baltimore Ravens . Just the sound of it gets football fans from the greater Northeast riled up...

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  20. Patriots Lacking Jerod Mayo, but Dont'a Hightower Provides a Different Flavor

    Dont'a Hightower lacks some of the subtle notes—he does weigh 270 pounds—that bring out the flavor in Jerod Mayo’s play, but his game has grown as the 2013 NFL season has progressed...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 8 months ago 4,030 reads 33 comments

  21. 5 Biggest Questions the Patriots Must Answer Before the 2014 NFL Playoffs

    Heading into the 2014 NFL playoffs, the New England Patriots are a flawed team. Granted, the Patriots have shown that on any particular Sunday, they can beat anyone in the NFL...

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  22. 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 8 months ago 6,236 reads 19 comments

  23. 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...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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 8 months ago 18,423 reads 71 comments