Sunday, October 16, 2011
The Patriots face off against the Dallas Cowboys today at 4:15pm.
The New England Patriots are set to take on the up-and-down Dallas Cowboys this afternoon. Despite their struggles, the Cowboys look to be a tough test for this Pats team, so here are things to look out for. Will the defense continue its positive momentum? The much-maligned Patriots defense looked much better against the Jets last week. The question is, though, was that actual improvement or a reflection on the quality of their opposition? The Jets, after all, were reeling. Their gameplan was ridiculously conservative, and they did start to have success when they went to the pass late. The Cowboys present a bigger challenge. Tony Romo is talented (if mistake-prone) and he has very good receivers in Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. If the Pats …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Patriots take Monday night contest against Miami, 38-24.
The New England Patriots offense looked dominant in a 38-24 win over an improved Miami Dolphin team. Here are a few quick thoughts on the game: MVP: Tom Brady, quarterback As if there was any doubt. Brady continued to write himself into the record book. Last night, he threw for more than 500 yards for the first time in his career (and got the fifth-highest single-game yardage total in NFL history), moved into sole possession of 10th in career touchdowns thrown and tied the NFL record for longest pass. Brady looked untouchable early in the game, and directed his team to scoring drives right when it looked like the Dolphins would get back in the contest. He adjusted to the Miami blitz and kept the offense running efficiently. Could you ask …
Friday, August 19, 2011
Patriots first team looks dangerous in 31-14 win over Buccaneers.
The Patriots starters showed little signs of rust Thursday night in a 31-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here are some quick thoughts on the game: MVP: Andre Carter, defensive end. One of the Pats' newest defensive-line acquisitions looked like a force last night, putting a lot of pressure on Tampa Bay quarterbacks. Third-year quarterback Josh Freeman was harried throughout his time under center, and Carter was a big part of that. This Pats defense could hardly have performed better against the Tampa Bay starters. Offensive MVP: Tom Brady, quarterback. Brady wasn't perfect, but he was good enough to shred the Tampa Bay defense — especially in the early going. His first two drives were near-perfect, ending in touchdown passes to Aaron…
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Patriots travel to Tampa Bay for their second preseason game.
The New England Patriots will play their second preseason contest tonight in Tampa Bay, facing off against the Buccaneers. Last week, we took a look at the things to watch for in the Jacksonville game, and we wrapped up the game here. So, what are the emerging storylines for tonight's contest? 1. How much will we see of Brady and company? One of the more impressive things about last week's 47-12 win was the fact that very few starters were involved. The team's second- and third-stringers showed little rust after the long layoff. What about the starters? Have Tom Brady and Chad Ochocinco built a rapport yet? Will the new secondary (Devin McCourty and Leigh Bodden) mesh? Is BenJarvus Green-Ellis still the bruising back we remember? 2. Can …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Chad Ochocinco Plans to live with a Patriots fan for the start of the season.
If football talent, New England Patriot, Xbox fan, away on most Sundays and favorite number happens to be eighty-five, sounds like your ideal roommate, than look no further than Chad Ochocinco. The newest addition to the Patriot squad, Ochocinco, is looking for a place to stay in the Foxborough area. Mike Reiss at ESPNBoston.com reported Tuesday that Ochocino is "going to do something different, [and is] actually going to stay with a fan for the first two, three weeks of the season." According to Reiss's report, Ochocinco hasn't yet picked the fan but his requirements include the internet and a Xbox. Would you room with Ochocinco? Tell us in the comments section!
Friday, July 29, 2011
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