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  1. S

    Run defense just as bad as 2002

    2002 Patriots 2198 yards (31st), 17 TD (23rd), 4.7 YPA (27th) 2020 Pats run defense stats projected to 16 games 2128 yards (currently 27th), 17 TD (currently 18th), 4.6 YPA (ranked 22nd) Looks to me like the 2020 run defense is equally as terrible as the famous 2002 run defense. They're...
  2. patfanken

    Idle thoughts - the "No playoffs for YOU" edition

    So this is what the OTHER 31 cities who have NFL teams feel like. For the first time since 2000 the Pats will not have a winning season. For the first time since 2000 the Pats will not be in playoff contention on the last game of the season. This is new territory for all of us in this...
  3. SammyBlueCat

    new guy Carl Davis = Run defender

    This Patriots Veteran Addition Has Helped Solve Biggest First-Half Flaw - NESN.com
  4. M

    Unsung Heroes: The ILB's

    Our run defense was supposed to be terrible, surely not enough to stop the #1 team in the NFL. The DT's that everybody complains about were back: Guy and Butler. The ILBS were Jennings and Hall! Either BALT didn't notice our gross weakness, or these guys played pretty well.
  5. P

    NEW ARTICLE: Observations From the Patriots Loss 24-21 to the Bills On a Late Fumble

    Observations From the Patriots Loss 24-21 to the Bills On a Late Fumble Steve Balestrieri We wrote a while back that the Patriots were going to be in a bunch of rock fights this season. There wouldn’t be those cruising to victories Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the...
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    NEW ARTICLE: Six Thoughts On the Patriots Loss to San Francisco - Playoffs Are Starting Early in Foxboro

    Six Thoughts On the Patriots Loss to San Francisco - Playoffs Are Starting Early in Foxboro Ian Logue Coming off of Sunday's loss to the 49ers, the Patriots definitely have a lot of problem-solving to do if they hope to salvage their season. After a frustrating defeat, here are some thoughts...
  7. patfanken

    Idle thoughts - the 2-1 edition

    I wasn't sure what we'd get to see from the Raiders. They have a lot of speed and top draft picks on both their offense AND defense, and of course who could tell what we'd get from from an offense that lacked David Andrews and James White. In fact one of the things I looked forward to the...
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    NEW ARTICLE: Five Thoughts Following the Patriots Win: Newton's Gesture Said a Lot

    Five Thoughts Following the Patriots Win: Newton's Gesture Said a Lot Ian Logue Sunday's win over the Dolphins was a nice start for a Patriots team that's making a new start without the departed Tom Brady and here's a quick rundown of some thoughts as New England kicks off 2020 with a 1-0...
  9. KontradictioN

    This team is done. There is no way they’re winning the Super Bowl.

    Got ‘em.
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    Taking Stock of the First Week of Patriots Training Camp

    Taking Stock of the First Week of Patriots Training Camp Steve Balestrieri “It’s nice when you have a coach that sees you as a human being, and you’re able to go talk to him, and you’re able to go take care of it,” Bennett said Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the...
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    Patriots Bringing Back DL Danny Shelton

    Patriots Bringing Back DL Danny Shelton Steve Balestrieri Shelton’s addition gives the Patriots two large run-stuffing tackles (he and Mike Pennel) and two interior disruptors Lawrence Guy and Adam Butler. Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the Thumbs Up/If not, hit the...
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    Five Things We Learned From the Patriots Win Over the Jets

    Five Things We Learned From the Patriots Win Over the Jets Ian Logue It took the entire 2018 season for the Patriots to finally put together a complete performance, but New England finished strong on Sunday with a 38-3 blowout win over the Jets at Gillette Stadium. Continue reading... (If...
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    Patriots Week 16 Report Card, Hats and T-Shirts in Win Over Buffalo

    Patriots Week 16 Report Card, Hats and T-Shirts in Win Over Buffalo Steve Balestrieri Michel kept his legs churning and carried the pile further for more yardage. It paid off with his touchdown run where he carried the pile into the end zone Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry -...
  14. patfanken

    Idle thoughts - The "cliff" edition.

    Well that one was interesting. Maybe not as interesting as a lot of other games this week, but in a parochial sense there is a lot to talk about annual Buffalo beat down in Foxboro. Same old beat down, but with a lot of different moving parts. 1. General Offensive Observations - Kind of...
  15. S

    Pats run defense is now in historical territory. Statistically worse than 2002

    2002- 4.7 yards allowed per rush 2018- 5.0 yards allowed per rush At least in 02 they went against a gauntlet of some very good to HOF backs like Tomlinson, Holmes, Portis, Ricky Williams twice, C Martin twice, Green and George. This year... nobody like that. Maybe Hunt? It’s now 3rd string...
  16. patfanken

    Idle thoughts - the "pluses and minuses" edition

    First about last week. I was 13 years old when the Pats played their inaugural season in 1960. I was already in love with football (as well as basketball, baseball, and hockey). Like all of you non-millennials, I lived through the few ups and MANY downs that marked the first 40 years of the...
  17. P

    Steelers Down Patriots 17-10, Knock Them Out of a Bye

    Steelers Down Patriots 17-10, Knock Them Out of a Bye Steve Balestrieri The game against the Steelers can be summed by the A. Penalties, B. Red Zone and C. Run Defense. And all three of those areas, the Patriots rate A’s as in Appalling, Awful and Atrocious. Continue reading... (If you...
  18. S

    Run Defense

    Good article by Curran and some pointed remarks about M. Brown from Mayo which contradicts remarks by some players last week about Brown being one of the more underrated players. For all the talk about the last play of the game and mental mistakes. this is what concerned me most and those chunk...
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    Patriots-Dolphins Week 14, Key Matchups, Who Has the Razor’s Edge?

    Patriots-Dolphins Week 14, Key Matchups, Who Has the Razor’s Edge? Steve Balestrieri The Patriots running game is nearly back to full strength with Sony Michel, James White, and Rex Burkhead as the three main backs in the backfield. Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the...
  20. ashley1992

    Post Game Thread - Pats beat Vikings

    Great win, we're now 9-3!!! One step closer to the AFC East title. Adam Thielen I hate you!! Glad there were no major injuries for us. Let's discuss!!!!!

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