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New England Patriots
Despite another trip to the Super Bowl following the 2011 campaign, Patriot Nation was disheartened by the glaring contrast between their high power offense led by Tom Brady and the anemic defense whose only competition was for dead last in the entire league. As good as the New England passing game was, the defense was equally poor. Even rookie sensation Devin McCourty looked lost and confused in his sophomore stint.So we all know what Belichick and company did - go out and get the best possible defenders in the first round of the draft. Although sack leaders Mark Anderson and Andre Carter are no longer in the picture, a combination of new and old faces make up the Patriot defensive side of the field.We can start with the bevy of first year guys who are making their mark this season; several new faces are either starting or coming in on sub packages to make an impact on opposing quarterbacks, running backs, and receivers. While both offense and defense are noticeably younger this ye...
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With Tom Brady under center and a thriving ground game, the New England Patriots' offense is clicking on all cylinders.
In contrast, while the Seattle Seahawks haven't moved the ball with much consistency, their defensive unit ranks as arguably the best in the league.
Something has to give Sunday when the high-scoring Patriots square off against a stingy Seahawks team looking...
The New England Patriots lead the league in yards gained on offense, with 2,197 yards. They lead the league in first downs (by a country mile, with 151). And they also lead the league in points scored through five weeks, at 33.0 per game.So how are they doing it?It helps that the New England offense has snapped the ball 388 times in five games, tops in the NFL. Here are the leaders...
Here's one of the more interesting story lines for this game. I've already said that this Seattle game will be the biggest test for this Patriots offense. It's the best measuring stick we'll have for if this offense is really balanced or not. I can't wait to see how the Patriots can handle this Seahawks defense in a hostile environment. It's not only because...
For the past 2 weeks, the New England Patriots have had over 200 rushing yards per game in their victories over Buffalo and Denver. This is a far cry from the 2007 season, where the Patriots went undefeated in the regular season, and Tom Brady threw 50 touch down passes.In the above video, ESPN's Ron Jaworski discusses the Patriots current offense, and how it might be more dynamic...
Wes Welker causes all sorts of problems for opposing secondaries with his play on the field. Off the field, however, he's been known to cause himself a few problems with his sense of humor -- one that sometimes doesn't mix well with head coach Bill Belichick's stern ways.
Welker recently made a comment about Belichick, which the receiver claims was nothing more than...
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Just as the New England Patriots appear to be firing on all cylinders both offensively and defensively, now they must travel to Seattle to face not only the 11 Seahawks on the field, but the "12th man" in the stands. CenturyLink Field is known for being one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, and this will be a new challenge for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who missed...
CBS earned strong numbers for the latest chapter of the Tom Brady/Peyton Manning rivalry. The Week 5 NFL national window, featuring Broncos/Patriots in 81% of markets, earned a 15.7 overnight rating on CBS — up a tick from coverage featuring Jets/Patriots last year (15.6), and up 8% from coverage featuring Titans/Cowboys in 2010 (14.6). The 15.7 is the second-highest of the season...
"Let's go." Those were the words Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley emphasized in discussing his No. 1-ranked defensive unit taking on the No. 1-ranked offense when the New England Patriots travel west to face his team on Sunday. Bradley knows that the Patriots have good players and a good scheme on offense, led by one of the best quarterbacks in...
If I hear one more ******* beat reporter talk about how the Patriots no-huddle is going to be ineffective because of "the 12th man" aka "go **** yourself Seattle," I am going to ******* snap. I'm still pissed at myself for buying into last weeks useless storyline "Lloyd v Bailey," and I am not buying into this one. Yeah, Seattle has a loud stadium...
NEW ENGLAND (31) d DENVER (21)The Headline: Patriots run over the BroncosThe Story: I suppose the only phrase that can appropriately describe my thoughts on this game is “holy crap, the Patriots are able to run the ball!” This is my 13th season following the NFL (and the Patriots) and this looks like the best running attack this team has had since the 2004 days with Corey Dillon...
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This matchup will be one of the best for the entire weekend as we have the top rated offense against the top rated defense.
The Patriots are slowly recovering from all of their injuries (Julian Edelamn, Aaron Hernandez) and it hasn’t mattered a whole lot with the way Tom Brady has played late...