Found November 08, 2011 on
Tom Brady is becoming too reliant on Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski, and the offense is struggling because of it.

Patriots WR Welker limited in practice

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker was limited in Wednesday's practice due to a rib injury. Walker absorbed a hard hit in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the New York Giants. He had sat out practice last Wednesday with a neck injury suffered in a game against Pittsburgh, but returned to practice the following day. The 30-year-old Welker leads the league in receptions...

Patriots release injury report: Welker has a rib injury, Chung out with a foot issue

The Patriots were missing a few key guys earlier in practice, which we wrote about here. Safety Patrick Chung and LB Brandon Spikes were among the missing, and both absences could loom large. After all, the LB and safety positions are two of the Patriots thinnest. Ho-hum. Oh, and Wes Welker has a new rib injury.  What the heck was wrong with everyone? Check out the Patriots injury...

Revis on Welker: He’s the Energizer Bunny

  Darrelle Revis talked to the New England media about playing the Patriots and talked about Welker, Ochocinco and more.  You can listen to the audio of it here. When asked about Wes Welker, Revis was – of course – quite complementary. "Last game, the matchup was great between Wes," said Darrelle. "Sometimes I was throwing him on the ground, and sometimes he...

Patriots Report Card: Eli Manning Out-Bradys Tom Brady While Pats Defense Collapses in Loss to Giants

FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots have some work to do to avoid their first three-game losing streak in nine years, and they've got to do it quickly with the Jets on the horizon. Here's how the Patriots graded out after Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Giants. OFFENSE Jeff Howe: C Tom Brady had three turnovers, and two of them resulted in 10 points for the Giants. The other one...

The Patriots Get Exposed

Let's get something clear here for a moment: Despite being tied for the division lead at 5-3, the New England Patriots are still probably going to make the playoffs. Four of their last five games are against teams with losing records (including the winless Colts in the most-flexworthy Sunday Night game ever), and they still excel at beating up on hapless opponents. That'...

Eli Manning Outduels Elite Brady; Giants Beat Patriots, 24-20

Eli Manning may have finally justified using the word "elite" when describing his game after he marched the New York Giants 80 yards on eight plays in the waning seconds to defeat the New England Patriots, 24-20, in Foxboro today. This was the first meeting between the two teams since 2007—when Manning led the Giants to a Super Bowl victory.  Even after that momentous...

In The Red Zone - 11/8

I think it’s time to ask the question no one ever wants to hear.  What’s wrong with Tom Brady?  Yesterday he was probably the most inaccurate I have seen him since he became a starter in 2001.  If he has been more off target than he was at times in the first 45 minutes of Sunday’s game I don’t recall it. It wasn’t just this week either; this is the third week in a...

First Quarter: Giants vs Patriots

Follow me on twitter: @KelDansby_GFB First Quarter Live Updates - The Giants enter this game playing with house money. Not many people expect them to beat the Patriots, but if they pull out a victory they immediately gain the respect that has eluded them so far this season. - Eli Maninning mentioned over the summer that he was in Tom Brady’s class as a QB. He faces New England’s...

New York Giants 24, New England Patriots 20

The Patriots took the lead in this game with 1:36 left in the game, but the defense couldn’t hold and they wind up with another very disappointing loss.  Tom Brady completed 28 of 49 passes for 342 yards with 2 TD passes and 2 INTs.  BenJarvus Green-Ellis led the way on the ground for the Patriots with 12 carries for 52 yards (4.3 ypc) yesterday.  Danny Woodhead pitched in with...

No deep threat for Pats? Sorry, OC Bill O’Brien disagrees with that assessment.

Since Randy Moss departure, the Patriots really haven’t had a legitimate deep threat, a receiver to stretch the field and make opposing safeties play honest. When asked about that during a conference call today, and how much not having a deep threat has hindered Tom Brady and the offense, we received an interesting answer from offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. He completely...


Star of the game Eli Manning proved just how elite he is. And he showed he is at minimum in Tom Brady's class. The quarterback engineered two fourth-quarterback touchdown drives, including the game-winning, 80-yard march, hitting Jake Ballard for a 1-yard touchdown with 15 seconds remaining. He finished 20 of 39 for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Turning point Ballard's...
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