Posts Tagged ‘Aftermath’

New England Patriots vs New York Jets: Three Takeaways from a Narrow Victory

Friday, September 13th, 2013
Chandler Jones Dance

Chandler Jones has been a menace so far in 2013. (USA Today Sports)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Survive and advance. Wait for reinforcements. They don’t ask for a picture.

You can repeat any cliche that you want, but the Patriots are 2-0.


New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills: Week 1 Observations

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Shane Vereen helped keep New England alive after usurping Stevan Ridley as New England’s primary back. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

The New England Patriots were put to the test at Buffalo this afternoon, barely emerging victorious via a 23-21 margin in a game which went Buffalo’s way for quite some time. Read on for five key takeaways from the Patriots’ season opener.


Patriots vs Eagles: 15 Thoughts from the First Preseason Game

Friday, August 9th, 2013
Shane Vereen

Shane Vereen showed off his versatility again in the Patriots win over the Eagles. (USA Today Sports)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

We can finally stop talking about who the Patriots lost in the off-season or whose sitting in an Attleboro jail cell and start talking about actual games. The Patriots first preseason game marked the official end to a turbulent off-season and the start of a new hope filled season. 

Even though the stars and starters were limited to a few series, there was still plenty to learn in the season’s first game. With so many new faces at key positions these games may lack intensity, but not importance.

Here is my collection of observations, thoughts and conclusions from tonight’s game.


Houston Texans at New England Patriots: Pats Score 41, Advance to Conference Championship

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Shane Vereen and the Patriots ran away with another victory over the Texans. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

The Patriots are poised for a rematch with the Baltimore Ravens next weekend in the AFC Championship Game after dispatching the Houston Texans via a 41-28 final score; New England lost three key contributors to injury in the game, which was significantly closer than the previous contest. Read on for five keys to this afternoon’s divisional round contest.


Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots: Patriots Shut Out Dolphins, Earn Second Seed

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Wes Welker was one of New England’s most clutch performers this week. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

New England’s starters were left in for the duration of this week’s game by head coach Bill Belichick and rewarded him by dominating Miami en route to a 28-0 victory in the season finale. The win, combined with Houston’s earlier loss at Indianapolis, earned New England the AFC’s second playoff seed with a 12-4 final record. Read on for some of the key points from this afternoon’s game.


New England Patriots vs San Francisco 49ers: Patriots Ultimately Come Up Short

Monday, December 17th, 2012
Randy Moss Patriots Game

Randy Moss had an eventful homecoming in New England. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

On a bizarre night that featured a ten minute Ed Hochuli-induced delay, multiple turnovers, a 28 point deficit and some brutal conditions, the Patriots ultimately couldn’t get it done.

Read about the instant classic 41-34 loss here.


Houston Texans at New England Patriots: Creative Gameplan Leads to 42-14 Victory

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

New England’s victory makes them the favorites in the AFC. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

New England may still be one game behind Houston in the race for the AFC’s top seed, but the Patriots looked dominant tonight in a 42-14 victory over the Texans. Tom Brady led New England’s offense, but the majority of credit this week must go towards aggressive gameplans on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

Read on for five keys to tonight’s victory.


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