Found January 04, 2012 on
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The most luxurious part of the Patriots' postseason bye week will happen Saturday and Sunday when they kick back on the couches and watch eight teams beat the crap out of each other for the right to extend their playoff lives. And the Patriots will definitely be taking advantage of it. They aren't really afforded the opportunity to watch a lot of football during the regular season, especially consecutive games at a time, which can be taken for granted. But now, they'll watch with a fan's eye and a scout's eye as they check out at least...
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The Patriots have the week off, along with three other teams who have put themselves in prime position for the playoffs. But when it comes to previewing the playoffs, the Patriots are still front-and-center. QB Tom Brady, in fact, is Sports Illustrated’s cover boy… on one of the four regional covers. So, if there is an SI jinx, he’s not alone. Check out this week’s edition:
The players lining up on defense for New England have changed throughout the season. Injuries and inconsistency forced backups to play key roles, some with little preparation.
Fortunately for the Patriots, Jerod Mayo is still around.
The defensive captain directs teammates to the spots where they should line up and is the Patriot most likely to make the tackle. He's had more...
New England Patriots' chemistry has been a winning formula - ESPN Boston: Chemistry is an underrated...
As the Patriots hit the postseason, rookie running back Stevan Ridley is hitting his stride with 200-plus yards in his last three games.
Tom Brady and Wes Welker get to rest this week before their playoff run begins
The NFL playoffs begin this weekend and the New England Patriots will not be taking part. Fear not you Patriot’s fans who went into a coma for the last seventeen weeks and did not know what was going on. The Patriots aren’t playing this weekend because for the second year in a row the team has secured...
Tom Brady is among six New England Patriots players who weren't at the start of practice open to reporters.
By Paul KenyonThe Patriots will hold practice Thursday afternoon without their offensive coordinator.
Bill O'Brien apparently is in State College, Pa., interviewing for the Penn State job. There have been multiple reports that O'Brien has scheduled a meeting with Penn State officials. Pats' coach Bill Belichick all but confirmed those reports when he said at a pre-practice...
Who will the Giants play if they get to the Super Bowl? The most popular choice is the New England Patriots. The odds of a Super Bowl XLII rematch in XLVI is 18-1. (Hmmm … 18-1 … Where have we seen that before? )
By Corey BourassaAccording to NFL.com, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien met with Penn State on Wednesday for its vacant head-coaching position and league sources say the two sides could strike a deal soon.
Bill Belichick doesn’t need validation. He already has that credit line. He also knows that he outlasted Bill Polian, a counterpart who always had the Patriots as a target. Furthermore, he knows he wouldn’t leave a team in shambles.
The Patriots rebuild on the fly. There isn’t room for a losing season. In 2008, Belichick lost Tom Brady in the first game of the year, but went...