1. Patriots vs. Seahawks: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    A game of football. It will be a welcome thing for the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks after toiling through nearly two weeks of jaw-dropping media absurdity, sensationalism and hot-take-induced ennui...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 2,882 reads 13 comments

  2. Rob Ninkovich Key to Stopping Russell Wilson and Read-Option Attack

    While the Seattle Seahawks defense get a lot of the credit—rightly so—for their success, third-year quarterback Russell Wilson presents a dangerous conundrum for the New England Patriots defense...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 4,538 reads 15 comments

  3. 6 Patriots Who May Be Playing Their Last Game in New England in Super Bowl XLIX

    Contrary to what you may have read or heard over the last couple of days, the New England Patriots have a football game to play this Sunday...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 14,818 reads 22 comments

  4. Rob Gronkowski Will Prove Harder to Defend Than Seahawks Think

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has terrorized uncountable football fields and dance clubs over his four seasons in the NFL ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 12,209 reads 85 comments

  5. New England Patriots' Only Worry Is Winning Super Bowl

    The New England Patriots are playing the tough-as-nails Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. Tom Brady and company will likely be black and blue after playing Kam Chancellor and company, but they’ll be used to it...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 7,006 reads 38 comments

  6. Patriots Super Bowl Preview: Scouting the Seahawks

    Twenty-two games—including two in the playoffs and four in the preseason—have revealed to New England Patriots fans what they can expect come Super Bowl kickoff. A gritty, opportunistic defense...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 3,512 reads 12 comments

  7. Josh Kline, Patriots Offensive Line Come Up Big for Patriots in Super Bowl Run

    Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and LeGarrette Blount may be getting the majority of the accolades, but the New England Patriots offensive line has been doing yeoman's work behind the scenes...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 5,206 reads 10 comments

  8. Patriots vs. Seahawks: Early Super Bowl Preview for New England

    Despite Bill Belichick stating that the New England Patriots are "on to Seattle" after hoisting the AFC Championship trophy, their team plane will eventually land in Glendale, Arizona ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 9,972 reads 29 comments

  9. Colts vs. Patriots: Breaking Down New England's Game Plan

    The New England Patriots have already dispatched the Indianapolis Colts once this year. Defeating Andrew Luck and a reborn Colts defense a second time, however, is anything but a given...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 4,213 reads 12 comments

  10. Patriots' Potential Loss of Bryan Stork Diminished by Matchup vs. Indianapolis

    Injuries are rarely a good thing for a football team. Sometimes, however, serendipitous timing helps alleviate some of the pain involved in losing a key player...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 10,236 reads 17 comments

  11. Patriots Power Running Game Ready to Dominate Indianapolis Once Again

    After throwing the ball 50 times in the New England Patriots thrilling 35-31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens , Tom Brady's arm could use a rest...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 8,895 reads 30 comments

  12. Tom Brady's Weapons Finally Coming into Focus for Patriots Offense

    Tom Brady has seen glimpses of what his offensive players could do. There have been reasons for hope. A catch here, a route there, an adjustment made. Rarely, however, has everyone been on the same page...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 11,878 reads 61 comments

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

    The NFL playoffs are a different animal. Hits are harder. Yards are tougher. Space becomes difficult to find. When the Baltimore Ravens come to town, it intensifies even more...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 5,951 reads 16 comments

  14. Patriots Offensive Line Readies Itself for Ravens' Exotic Blitzes

    Many of the players wearing the purple-and-black Baltimore Ravens jerseys may have changed, but Tom Brady and the New England Patriots offense should expect the same level of pass-rushing pressure this Saturday...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 8,382 reads 59 comments

  15. Eliminating Deep Ball Key to Patriots Victory over Ravens

    It is no secret that the Baltimore Ravens like to use Joe Flacco 's cannon arm to propel the ball down the field...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 6,216 reads 27 comments

  16. Baltimore Ravens a Familiar Foe for New England Patriots in Playoffs

    The New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens have tilted lances three times in the postseason during the last half-decade and will do battle again Saturday at Foxborough in the AFC divisional round...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 3 months ago 7,050 reads 80 comments

  17. New England Patriots Best-Case, Worst-Case Super Bowl Path Scenarios

    Bill Belichick isn't worried about who the New England Patriots may or may not play in the upcoming playoff games. Belichick will work up a game plan for whomever darkens the halls of Gillette Stadium on Saturday, January 10...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 4 months ago 32,356 reads 78 comments

  18. 2015 Patriots Mock Draft: Early-Offseason 7-Round Predictions

    Predicting what Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are going to do in the NFL draft is hard enough when they are on the clock. Doing it four months in advance is just asking for trouble...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 4 months ago 21,362 reads 87 comments

  19. Patriots Regular-Season Grades for Each Position

    As the New England Patriots enjoy their first-round bye in the NFL playoffs, they have the luxury of doing some self-scouting. What they will see is a team that has had some consistent performers at key positions all year...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 4 months ago 8,531 reads 17 comments

  20. Patriots Earn Needed Week of Rest as NFL Playoffs Begin

    The New England Patriots waltzed into the postseason with an anti-climatic 17-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills . They may not have won the final game of the regular season, but they did win a week of respite...

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  21. Should New England Patriots Rest Key Starters in Week 17?

    The New England Patriots received an early Christmas gift from the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football, as the Denver Broncos ' loss secured the No. 1 seed for the Patriots...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 4 months ago 14,459 reads 51 comments

  22. Patriots' Offensive-Line Woes Re-Emerge, Struggle to Protect Tom Brady

    If New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson can be believed, the New England Patriots offensive line served up an early holiday feast to their opponents...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 4 months ago 4,916 reads 14 comments

  23. Danny Amendola Stepping Up for Patriots Offense in Julian Edelman's Absence

    Danny Amendola is the latest embodiment of the New England Patriots ' mantra when it comes to injuries: next man up. Jerod Mayo out? No problem, as Dont'a Hightower has raised his game to All-Pro level...

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  24. Patriots' Road to Super Bowl Gets Easier After Clinching 1st-Round Bye

    The New England Patriots escaped from New York and Rex Ryan 's Jets with an ugly 17-16 victory, but they are coming home with something beautiful: a first-round bye in the playoffs (with a pretty little bow on top)...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 4 months ago 18,356 reads 39 comments

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

    When the New England Patriots and New York Jets meet, it truly is a game where you can throw out the records. When multiple contests in the last two years have come down to blocked field goals, you know you have a close matchup ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 4 months ago 4,577 reads 7 comments