1. 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...

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  2. 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 8 months ago 12,348 reads 73 comments

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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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  8. 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...

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  9. 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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  10. 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 ..

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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...

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  14. Cleveland Browns vs. New England Patriots: Full Roster Grades for New England

    First agony. Then ecstasy. Acceptance will have to wait. Fans and players alike were stunned after the New England Patriots ' 27-26 victory over the Cleveland Browns ...

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  15. 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...

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  16. 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...

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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 ...

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  19. 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..

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  20. 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 ...

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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