Posts Tagged ‘2012 NFL Season’

25 Thoughts: Predictions and Questions Heading into the 2012 NFL Season

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Aaron Hernandez Patriots

Can Aaron Hernandez lead the Patriots to a Superbowl win? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

With the NFL regular slated to kick off tonight, I take a stab at making some predictions and prognostications about the 2012 NFL Season. Who are the top five Super Bowl Contenders? Who will be the most impressive defensive rookie? Who will be the top five picks in the 2013 NFL Draft?

I’ll make my predictions and the readers can hold me to them at the end of the season. Who doesn’t love to read top five lists anyway?


2012 Patriots Schedule: Breaking Down Games 5-8

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Belichick Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning probably won't be in street clothes against the Patriots this year. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

There are only eight short days until the Patriots rookies report to training camp and less than two months until the New England Patriots take the field against the Tennessee Titans on opening day.

In my second of four articles breaking down the 2012 Patriots schedule, I take a look at what Bill Belichick and company will be going up against in week five through eight.

Here is how I saw the first four games of the Patriots 2012 schedule playing out.


2012 Patriots Schedule: Breaking Down the First Four Games

Thursday, July 5th, 2012
Rob Gronkowski Touchdown

Rob Gronkowski was unstoppable against the Bills. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

The Patriots 2012 Schedule certainly isn’t the easiest or hardest in the league, each “quarter” of the season offers its own distinct advantages and disadvantages for New England.

In the first of a four part series, I take a look at weeks one through four of the Patriots 2012 season.


New England Patriots: 2012 Roster Reset

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Dont'a Hightower Patriots NFL Draft

Where will this versatile rookie fit into the Patriots hybrid defense?

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

With the 2012 NFL Draft over, it’s time to focus on where the Patriots stand with all their new parts.

New England is nearing their 90 player limit with 86 players and only a few more needs to fill. It’s safe to say that the offense has only improved over the offseason and the defense is certainly getting there as well.

Some added youth from the draft, young players progressing and key free agent acquisitions will only help this Super Bowl losing team regain their 2011 form.


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