Posts Tagged ‘Game Preview’

Patriots Ready For Denver This Time Around

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

NEPD Staff Writer: Jason Cappell 

The last time the Patriots faced off against the Denver Broncos it ended in heartbreak for New England.  Not only did the Patriots have to travel across the country but they were also decimated by injuries at the time and really didn’t have the weapons needed to beat Peyton Manning.  However; this time the result could be very different.

Though New England suffered key injuries to defensive stalwarts Chandler Jones and Jerod Mayo, their secondary is now as good as ever and are physical enough to slow down Denver’s weapons.

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Patriots Gameday Notes to Monitor Sunday Afternoon vs. Bears

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
The last time the Bears traveled to Foxborough, Bernard Berrian and Muhsin Muhammad got the starts out wide. Eight years have since passed, and it will be Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall this time. (Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports Images)

The last time the Bears traveled to Foxborough, Bernard Berrian and Muhsin Muhammad got the starts out wide. Eight years have since passed, and it will be Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall this time. (Dennis Wierzbicki – USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

Eight years have passed since the Chicago Bears last visited Gillette Stadium to face the New England Patriots. The date was Nov. 26, 2006, and the final score was a Patriots’ 17-13 victory, but the game itself has been remembered for what transpired with 11:34 to play.

It was then, with the score tied at 10 apiece, that Tom Brady took a 3rd-and-9 snap from shotgun and felt the pocket collapse. He ran. And four seconds later, he juked, heading right as eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Urlacher headed left.

The one-on-one gauntlet ended in a first down, and ultimately a touchdown.

Much has changed since then. Urlacher is now awaiting immortality in Canton, Brady is now 37, and Chicago’s roster is no longer headlined by the likes of halfback Thomas Jones, wideout Bernard Berrian, D-lineman Tommie Harris, deep man Nathan Vasher or return man Devin Hester.

As for New England’s roster, suffice to say tight end Ben Watson will not be leading the team in receiving this time around.

Things will be different on both sides of the ball when the 3-4 Bears and 5-2 Patriots encounter each other in Foxborough at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Here is a closer look at what to monitor when the two do. (more…)


Bills at Patriots: Mailbag and Game Preview

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

NEPD Staff Writer: Joon Lee

Follow me on Twitter @iamjoonlee and ask me questions throughout the weeks so we can get some more weekly mailbag questions.

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Patriots vs Rams: Game Day Timeline from London

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

NEPD Staff

At 4-3, the New England Patriots are facing a big game today against the 3-4 St. Louis Rams.

The Patriots are banged up and thin on the offensive line, but are facing a Rams team with similar issues. Read on for all the updates before today’s game.

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Rams vs. Patriots: Game Preview and Mailbag

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

NEPD Staff Writer: Joon Lee

Follow me on Twitter @iamjoonlee and ask me questions throughout the weeks so we can get some more weekly mailbag questions.

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New England Patriots vs New York Jets: Game Day Timeline

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

NEPD Staff

Jets vs Patriots, Belichick vs Ryan, Brady vs Cromartie, Wilfork vs Greene, Sanchez vs McCourty… this game never gets stale.

Grab yourself a &*^% snack and read whats happening before today’s AFC East tiebreaker.

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Patriots vs Jets: Game Preview

Friday, October 19th, 2012

NEPD Staff Writer: Joon Lee

The Jets and Patriots. What more can you ask for?

Follow me on Twitter @iamjoonlee and ask me questions throughout the weeks so we can get the weekly mailbag back up and running.

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