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New England Patriots

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    September 18, 2011

    Patriots Beat: Defense delivered the big plays

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – So, where to begin after this one? With Tom Brady, who became first quarterback in NFL history to follow a 500-yard passing game with a 400-yard passing game? With Deion Branch, who, despite not catching a pass in the preseason, now has 15 catches in two games, including eight for 129 yards […]

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    September 17, 2011

    Patriots’ offense faces bigger challenge

    After a record game last week against Miami, New England goes up against a stingy San Diego defense.

  • Published
    September 16, 2011
    Patrick Chung, Brandon Marshall

    Pats’ secondary faces test

    New England's young defensive backs will have their hands full with San Diego's passing game.

  • Published
    September 14, 2011

    Patriots Beat: Suddenly, the center of attention

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Dan Connolly looked out at the crowd surrounding him as he stood deep in his locker at Gillette Stadium and smiled. An offensive lineman, he’s not usually the center of media attention. But with the news that he will replace Dan Koppen at center for the New England Patriots, well, he became […]

  • Published
    September 14, 2011
    Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski

    New England Patriots: Hot night, lukewarm review

    A day later, Patriots Coach Bill Belichick plays down his team's record performance in Miami.

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    September 13, 2011

    Patriots: Flying high

    Brady threw for a team-record, including a 99-yarder to Wes Welker, and beat the Dolphins 38-24.

  • Published
    September 12, 2011

    Dolphins ready for Pats fans in Miami

    The Dolphins had the NFL's worst record at home last year, 1-7, including a 41-14 thumping by New England.

  • Published
    September 11, 2011

    Five Patriots to Watch

    • Patrick Chung Position: Safety Height: 5-11 Weight: 212 Age: 24 College: Oregon NFL experience: Third year Chung took a big step forward last year and will be counted on to be the leader of the secondary. He had three interceptions and 89 tackles last year and was a special-teams leader. • Albert Haynesworth Position: […]

  • Published
    September 11, 2011

    Five Keys to a Successful Patriots Season

    Offensive Line Last year the Patriots’ offensive line did a decent job protecting Tom Brady — until the playoffs. There, the Jets sacked him five times and harassed him all day, hitting him repeatedly after throws. Opponents will surely watch that film. The Patriots used their first pick on a tackle, Nate Solder, and recently […]

  • Published
    September 10, 2011
    Bill Bilichick

    Patriots Preview: Facing expectations is part of their game

    The Patriots are expected to contend for the Super Bowl again, but there are questions after a pair of early playoff exits.

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