Found November 07, 2011 on MSNBC:
Rodney Harrison breaks down New England's offensive and defensive issues and what can be done. (NBC Sports)

Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski describes “the worst feeling”

One of the under-the-radar failings by the Patriots came at the end of the first half. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski flubbed a 27-yard field goal attempt, just his fourth miss from between 20 and 29 yards in his career. Afterward, as a true professional, he talked about it. “Bad kick,” the former Pro Bowler told me. “Don’t know what else to say. Not a very good job.” I asked...

What happened to DT Albert Haynesworth’s playing time at the end?

Six minutes into the third period, Giants RB Brandon Jacobs ran up the middle for a 10-yard touchdown that looked too easy. With LB Brandon Spikes injured, DT Albert Haynesworth jumped inside, was handled, and Jacobs ran through (screenshot, right). It was Haynesworth’s last play. He had shown flashes before that, drawing a holding penalty, for instance. But when the defense was...

Patriots offense struggling after strong start

The New England Patriots have had the NFL's lowest-ranked defense almost all season. Now their offense is struggling, too.

Patriots captain Jerod Mayo offers optimism: “You don’t become a bad football team over a couple weeks” … and links!

The frustration is evident among the fan base. After the 24-20 loss to the Giants that featured plenty of gaffes and miscues, that’s reasonable. But not everyone is ready to jump off a cliff just yet. Captain Jerod Mayo, often the voice of reason, offered his thoughts late into the locker room period. The question was about how the team will respond from two losses, but Mayo ranged...

Patriots offense struggling after strong start

The New England Patriots have had the NFL's lowest-ranked defense almost all season. Now their offense is struggling, too.

Former defensive lineman Eaton says Belichick used to pay him to start fights in practice

Generally speaking, football coaches have mixed responses to player fights in practice. On the public side, they will usually say that the lack of discipline inherent in such extracurricular activity goes against everything they're trying to establish. But in their hearts of hearts, a high percentage of those same coaches would tell you, if pressed, that a little unscheduled...

Culls from the Quote Machine, Part 3

By Jim Donaldson

Patriots left looking for offense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Punt, punt, interception, punt, punt. And those were just the first five possessions for the New England Patriots in their latest loss. Then came a missed field goal attempt, another interception, a fumble and another punt. Finally, with 5:29 left in the third quarter on Sunday...

Notebook: WR Barden Activated By Giants

News and notes on the Giants as they prepare to take on the New England Patriots in Foxboro on Sunday.

Missing the mark

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was uncharacteristically inaccurate on Sunday, beginning with his bounced throw...

New England Patriots Follow the Red Sox Down the Rabbit Hole

 DATELINE: HUMOR! Once thought to be a candidate for the Super Bowl season after season, the New England Patriots are now thought to be a longshot for the playoffs. The vaunted Patriot dynasty is sinking faster than the Titanic with its iceberg fate. The ship cannot be righted as it breaks apart and sinks. Like Alice, fans have followed the late rabbit into a bottomless pit...

Giants Gameday: New England Patriots host Giants

Four questions with center David Baas
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