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Patriots-Really a no-brainer here. The Patriots defense may be lacking at times, but their offense is just too potent, especially with the addition of Brandon Lloyd.
Even though their pre-season game ended 7-6 over the Saints, everyone knows they are holding everything back. Josh McDaniels is back coaching Tom Brady. McDaniels was the offensive coordinator when Brady threw for 50 touchdowns in 2007-2008.
The Dolphins are rebuilding, the Jets have close to zero offense, and the Bills have close to zero defense (although they are trying to turn the corner). In Welker, Gronk, Hernandez, and Lloyd we trust.
Ravens-Another tight division race with the Steelers this year. The Ravens are my pick because no other team did anything to dethrone them.
The Steelers are having issues with Mike Wallace and they have a hole at running back with Rashard Mendenhall out with an ACL tear. The Bengals were a surprise team last year. They added the law firm, BenJarvus Green-El...
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The Patriots have just one Monday Night Football game this season. So during the other 16 weeks of the year, you just might catch Rob Gronkowski in a rather awkward position. Gronkowski is one of the players to appear in ESPN's new Monday Night Football commercial, which portrays the message that no matter what you do, "it all comes down to Monday night." During his...
The Patriots flirted with the idea of signing Plaxico Burress, but it doesn't look like they're ready to take the plunge. The Pats don't plan to sign Burress in the wake of his workout with the team on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter (via Pro Football Talk). Burress would have given New England another solid red-zone target, but the team is already pretty...
Bill Belichick will always keep you guessing.
With a stockpile of wide receivers already on his roster sheet, Belichick and the New England Patriots held a workout for free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress today.
The addition of Burress would be a head-scratcher given the depth of their ranks at the position, but the presence of the six-foot-five receiver in the red zone...
The Patriots are once again one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl this season. That's nothing new, though, for this era in New England. This era, of course, is the Bill Belichick era. Widely regarded as one of the best coaches in football, Belichick has positioned the Pats to be competitive every year through his no-nonsense, always-prepared style of coaching. The results...
“Not sure if it’s due to the return of Josh McDaniels, but the Patriots have run a variation...
A league source has told ESPN's Adam Schefter that receiver Plaxico Burress is enroute to Foxborough for a visit with the Patriots.
The current free agent who beat the Patriots with his touchdown catch in Super Bowl XLII will attend a team workout for the first time this offseason.
Burress played one year with the New York Jets, but hasn't been able to find work since...
Ahh, football is back, something that a lot of fans love to hear. As teams gear up for the season with preseason games, we here at Next Level SN are gearing up as well. Grant Schwomeyer and I will be making our predictions for each division leading up to our Super Bowl predictions. We will [...]
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Bill Belichick will always keep you guessing. With a stockpile of wide receivers already on his roster sheet, Belichick and the New England Patriots held a workout for free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress today. The addition of Burress would be a head-scratcher given the depth of their ranks at the position, but the presence [...]
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Patriots fans can breathe a sigh of relief. 4-time Pro Bowler Logan Mankins has been activated from the PUP roughly 6 months after having knee surgery and will almost definitely start week 1. He’s only missed 1 game in 8 years after going in the 1st round in 2005, but it was unclear if he’d be back for the start of the season after partially tearing his ACL in the Super Bowl...
“The Part I Patriots played in an era when stingy defense ruled the day. But rule changes –...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the Dennis and Callahan Show on WEEI in Boston vis SportsRadioInterviews.com that he really doesn’t care who’s officiating this season. Whether it’s replacement officials or not, Brady knows he must do his job.
“Whoever’s out there is out there. I really couldn’t care less who’s calling the game. I gotta go...
Can Ridley help replace the half of the carries lost when Green-Ellis left in free agency?
The Patriots let running back BenJarvis Green-Ellis walk in free agency this past off-season without a real conscious effort to retain him. Green-Ellis, who had 24 touchdowns over the past two seasons, was an underrated piece in the powerful Patriots offense.
Veteran Joseph Addai was brought...
Bedard and SMY breaking down Patriots-Saints (by thebostonglobe)
Greensboro, N.C. - Former NC State wide receiver Torry Holt was named on Monday to the ACC's Class of 2012 Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Legends.
Smack Talk Sports is pleased to announce that former NFL and Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins will join us Live tomorrow Tuesday August 14, at 8pm EST right here on CLNS Radio! STS hosts Chris McCarthy and Sean Bakke are looking forward to speaking with Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins about the NFL, New England Patriots and [...]