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Patriots News 12-03, Players To Watch Against The Bolts

Patriots News 12-03, Players To Watch Against The Bolts

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 12/3/2023 8 Min Read

The Chargers are the 4th worst-rated defenses in terms of covering TEs. And they’ve allowed the third-most yards per game (65) against TEs

3 months ago
Patriots Week 12 Report Card: Terrible Offense Continues

Patriots Week 12 Report Card: Terrible Offense Continues

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 11/28/2023 5 Min Read

Stevenson finished with 98 yards on 21 carries (4.7 yards per carry) and was gashing the Giants up the middle.

3 months ago
Patriots News 11-26, Who Starts At QB? Players To Watch

Patriots News 11-26, Who Starts At QB? Players To Watch

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 11/26/2023 6 Min Read

“He’s (Dexter Lawrence) a really good player. He’s a major force, a hard guy to block, big, athletic, and blocks kicks. It’s hard to move him

3 months ago
Patriots-Giants Week 12 Key Matchups, Prediction

Patriots-Giants Week 12 Key Matchups, Prediction

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 11/24/2023 5 Min Read

Kayvon Thibodeau and Azeez Ojulari don’t set the edge well in the running game, and that is the area for New England to attack. 

3 months ago
Patriots News 11-19, Bye Week Musings

Patriots News 11-19, Bye Week Musings

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 11/19/2023 7 Min Read

But if this had been the Patriots with Brady at QB, this would have been all over the network news.

3 months ago
Patriots-Colts Week 10 International Key Matchups, Prediction

Patriots-Colts Week 10 International Key Matchups, Prediction

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 11/10/2023 6 Min Read

There are rumors that Bill Belichick could be fired if the team loses on Sunday. Even Mike Reiss of ESPN isn’t totally discounting that one. 

3 months ago
Patriots Week 9 Report Card, Rock Bottom or Continuing To Dig?

Patriots Week 9 Report Card, Rock Bottom or Continuing To Dig?

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 11/6/2023 6 Min Read

When the Patriots stopped Washington and would have had the ball at the 43-yard line. But Mack Wilson was flagged for lining up offside,

4 months ago
Patriots News 11-5, Players To Watch Against Washington

Patriots News 11-5, Players To Watch Against Washington

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 11/5/2023 6 Min Read

“I think this has probably been his best week,” Belichick said. of Boutte ” “Performance, consistency, assignments, production.

4 months ago
Patriots-Commanders Week 9 Key Matchups, Prediction

Patriots-Commanders Week 9 Key Matchups, Prediction

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 11/3/2023 6 Min Read

But with Sweat (6.5 sacks) and Young (5 sacks) playing elsewhere this week, that leaves a massive void in Washington’s pass rush,

4 months ago
Patriots Week 8 Report Card, Huge Step Back in Latest Miami Loss 

Patriots Week 8 Report Card, Huge Step Back in Latest Miami Loss 

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 10/30/2023 6 Min Read

Bourne has a torn ACL. He’s been Jones’ most reliable receiver this season with 37 catches, 406 yards and four TDs. 

4 months ago
Patriots News 10-29, Miami Not Looking Past New England

Patriots News 10-29, Miami Not Looking Past New England

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 10/29/2023 7 Min Read

 Miami’s OL is banged up. With former Patriot Isaiah Wynn out, Barmore will face backup guard Lester Cotton. He should win this matchup.

4 months ago
Patriots-Dolphins Week 8 Key Matchups, Prediction

Patriots-Dolphins Week 8 Key Matchups, Prediction

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 10/26/2023 6 Min Read

The Miami running game couldn’t get much going last week against Philly. Their OL is really banged up, and they were down three starters.

4 months ago
Patriots Week 7 Report Card In The Last Minute Win Over Buffalo

Patriots Week 7 Report Card In The Last Minute Win Over Buffalo

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 10/24/2023 6 Min Read

the new configuration with Onwenu at RT, Sow at RG, and getting back Strange at LG worked much better than any other combination has all season

4 months ago
Patriots News 10-22, Rumors of Belichick Leaving, HOF Inductions

Patriots News 10-22, Rumors of Belichick Leaving, HOF Inductions

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 10/22/2023 11 Min Read

“I showed up, and all I wanted to do was to show Tedy Bruschi and Willie McGinest, Brian Cox and Roman Phifer that I belong,” said Vrabel.

4 months ago
Patriots – Bills Week 7, Key Matchups, Prediction

Patriots – Bills Week 7, Key Matchups, Prediction

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 10/20/2023 5 Min Read

With Parker and Smith-Schuster not producing, it is time to see what Bourne, Boutte, Douglas, and Thornton can do.

4 months ago
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