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The Patriots had a golden opportunity to deliver us a most-unexpected Christmas present on Saturday -- something to talk about. There are only so many times you can say "Patriots look good" at family gatherings before it becomes a bit stale, and the early deficit and first-half no-show from the Patriots looked like it would provide hours of fodder for conversation. They failed to deliver that Christmas present though, turning a 17-0 halftime deficit into a 27-17 lead rather quickly, thus transforming all those "What a stinkah!" conversations at family gatherings into "Pats are good ... yup." All things considered,...

Patriots QB Tom Brady discusses his offensive line, turnovers… and other stuff!

Since it’s Sunday morning, not Monday morning, we’re off our day-after-game routine. That means we won’t hear from Patriots QB Tom Brady on WEEI Radio like usual. That’s cool. We can still hear his thoughts on the Patriots 27-24 win over the Dolphins, one that saw him lead a comeback of 17 points. But before we do, it’s worth nothing that Brady dressed very gingerly yesterday...

Patriots coach Bill Belichick on the first half: “There wasn’t one thing we were doing that was overall good enough.”

The way yesterday’s Patriots win over the Dolphins started, it looked like they simply weren’t ready. Maybe the loss of LT Matt Light and then G Logan Mankins was unnerving. Maybe they just took it for granted. Either way, the Patriots were down 17-0 heading into the half, and it looked grim. After the score was 27-24 Patriots, a final, coach Bill Belichick described what it...

How the Patriots suddenly handled the Dolphins blitzing… and links!

At the beginning of the game against the Dolphins, it was a mess. Tom Brady was getting harassed, more than at any point over the last three years, and the Patriots looked lost. That helped lead to a 17-point deficit. The Dolphins blitzed on 10 of their first 13 plays and pummeled Brady and a makeshift offensive line. Then, it all changed. Suddenly, they were protecting. Suddenly...

Bonus video of the day: The Herald’s Patriots reporters give you three keys to beating the Dolphins

It’s Saturday Gameday, which is just weird. But we are adjusting. The Patriots play the Dolphins in a few short hours, with coach Bill Belichick’s team having a chance to secure a playoff bye with a victory. With that in mind, colleague Karen Guregian and I broke down three keys to the game for the Pats. Check out our video, as edited by Bob Greim:

Spread smooth move for Patriots

FOXBORO - In the midst of a disastrous first quarter, there was a Eureka moment. Tom Brady was under pressure,...

Rodgers, Brady headline rosters for Pro Bowl

If they're not on track for a Super meeting a week later, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will be seeing each other in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.

8 Patriots and 49ers lead Pro Bowl rosters

Tom Brady is one of eight Patriots and Patrick Willis one of eight 49ers to make the Pro Bowl, the most on each roster.

Pats Score 27 Points In 2nd Half Comeback

At the start of the 2nd Half the New England Patriots trailed the Miami Dolphins 17-0 but had a terrific comeback and went on to score 27 unanswered points. The Dolphins eventually scored late in the 4th Quarter but it wasn't enough to surpass the Pats. Final score, Patriots 27, Dolphins 24. Fantasy Spin: Quarterback Tom Brady passed for 304 yards and connected with Wide Receiver...

Week 16 Risers and Fallers: A Tale of Two Halves

 In a disturbing trend, the Patriots started off slow. Well, that might be an understatement. By the end of the half, Tom Brady and the offense had gone scoreless on seven drives while the defense surrendered 17 points to Matt Moore. Whatever was said in the locker room at halftime certainly did the job, as the second half was a totally different story. Brady put the team on...

Patriots, 49ers lead way on Pro Bowl rosters

Tom Brady is one of eight Patriots and Patrick Willis one of eight 49ers to make the Pro Bowl, the most on each roster.

Brady has slim chance of catching Brees for passing record

Drew Brees is still basking in the glow of breaking Dan Marino's 27-year old NFL passing record for most yards in a season. But can Tom Brady possibly steal the record away from the Saints QB in Week 17?

Eight Patriots Named To Pro-Bowl

Quarterback Tom Brady, DE Andre Carter, TE Rob Gronkowski, G Logan Mankins, WR Mathew Slater (special teams), G Brian Waters, WR Wes Welker and DT Vince Wilfork have been selected to represent the New England Patriots and the AFC in the 2012 Pro Bowl on January 29 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The seven positional players were selected as starters.This is the second year in a row that...

Another fine showing, as eight are named

FOXBOROUGH - The Patriots placed eight players - including quarterback Tom Brady, receiver Wes Welker, and tight end Rob Gronkowski - on the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster for the second year in a row, with a league-high seven picked to start.
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