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New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins: Week 15 Observations

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins survived a late push from the Patriots to take care of business at home. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

The Miami Dolphins remain in the race for the AFC East, withstanding another last-minute drive from the New England Patriots to earn a 24-20 victory and make up for their earlier loss to the Patriots in week eight. Read on for five observations from this week’s loss.

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New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins: Ten Keys to Week 15

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Dolphins defensive tackle Jared Odrick beat Logan Mankins for sacks on two occasions the last time these two teams played. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

Coming off of a dramatic last-second victory over the Cleveland Browns, the New England Patriots will face a Miami Dolphins team which dramatically survived a sequence of last-second Pittsburgh Steelers laterals last week in order to come away with a victory of their own last week, and who are currently in the running for a playoff spot. A Patriots victory would clinch the division and allow New England to leapfrog Denver for the top seed, while a Dolphins victory would keep the team in the race for the division and the wild card. Read on for ten keys to this crucial contest.

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Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots: Week 14 Observations

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Rob Gronkowski was carted off with what looked like a serious knee/leg injury after taking a helmet from T.J. Ward. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

It took a dramatic second-half rally, two last-minute touchdown drives, and a successful onside kick attempt, but the New England Patriots improved their record to 10-3 on the season after Browns kicker Billy Cundiff’s fifty-eight yard field-goal attempt fell short. The win is bittersweet, however, as tight end Rob Gronkowski appeared to be lost for the season after Browns strong safety T.J. Ward drove his helmet into the side of Gronkowski’s knee. Read on for five observations from this week’s nail-biter.

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Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots: Ten Keys to Week 14

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has submitted back-to-back two-hundred-yard receiving performances. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

After getting off to another lethargic start and being forced to make a comeback against the lowly Houston Texans, the New England Patriots will host the 4-8 Cleveland Browns, who currently rank in the top five against both the run and the pass. Will last week’s scare prevent the Patriots from slipping into complacency? Read on for ten keys to this week’s contest.

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New England Patriots at Houston Texans: Week 13 Observations

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Tom Brady passed for 371 yards and two touchdowns against the league’s top-ranked pass defense. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

In what was a closer game than anticipated, the New England Patriots survived an ineffective first half to earn a three-point road victory against a Houston Texans team who played much better than their record would suggest. Read on for five takeaways from this week’s performance.

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New England Patriots at Houston Texans: Ten Keys to Week 13

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Wide receiver Andre Johnson and the Houston Texans are still searching for answers after losing nine straight. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

The New England Patriots will try to build on last week’s victory over the Denver Broncos when they visit the Houston Texans, who have lost nine straight games but somehow rank eleventh in the league in offense and first in the league in defense. Read on for ten keys to this week’s contest.

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Denver Broncos at New England Patriots: Week 12 Observations

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Julian Edelman caught nine passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns, including this leaping score. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Matthew Jones

In what was one of the most bizarre finales of the season, special teams ace Nate Ebner recovered a fumble created when Broncos cornerback Tony Carter inadvertently touched a punt deep in Denver territory with just over three minutes remaining in overtime, giving the Patriots the ball deep in Broncos territory with just over three minutes left and creating a thirty-two-yard field goal opportunity for Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, allowing the Patriots to emerge with a narrow 34-31 overtime victory and improve to 8-3 on the season.

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