New England Patriots Articles

Saints (8-2) at Falcons (2-8)Matt Ryan’s nickname, “Matty Ice,” is intended to be a reference to his cool under pressure. But lately, Atlanta’s quarterback has been ice cold, throwing eight INTs — including two pick-...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history. It’s as simple as that. There has never been a matchup of signal-callers as historically significant and charismatic as Manning and Brady.Manning has a record...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the Mile High and mighty Denver Broncos to the rock bottom Jacksonville Jaguars.1. Broncos (9-1) Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn on sideline Sunday night.2. Seahawks (10-1) Earn franchise-record 13th straight win at Seattle...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Cam Newton
Tom Brady and the 7-2 New England Patriots travel to Charlotte to take on Cam Newton and the 6-3 Carolina Panthers, on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" at 8:30 p.m. ET from Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers, winners of five straight...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Locks of the WeekThese two are division showdowns featuring the AFC West’s “haves” and the NFC South’s “have nots.”Patriots (+2.5) at PanthersCam Newton loves the spotlight and Charlotte will be abuzz Monday...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Tom Brady, QB, PatriotsJust when it seemed as if Tom Terrific had hit rock bottom — with Halloween photos of him dressed as the Wizard of Oz’s Cowardly Lion circulating the internet — Brady rediscovered the heart he’s had...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger and the 2-5 Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Gillette Stadium to take on Tom Brady and the 6-2 New England Patriots at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS. Twelve years ago these two proud franchises met in the 2002 AFC Championship Game. Starting...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Locks of the WeekTwo of the best home field advantages in the NFL host a pair of teams with a combined 2–12 record this season.Seahawks (-16) vs. BuccaneersSeattle’s average margin of victory at home is 20 points, including a 45–...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 9, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.Bengals (6-2) at Dolphins (3-4)A pair of Texas-born and bred gunslingers go toe-to-toe in South Florida, when Andy Dalton and...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the unbeaten Chiefs to the winless Bucs and Jaguars.1. Chiefs (8-0) “Baby Andy Reid” Halloween costume goes viral.2. Colts (5-2) Reggie Wayne undergoes surgery during bye week.3. Broncos (7-1) Peyton...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Locks of the WeekContinue to ride this year’s lone undefeated in the league and anticipate a bounce back from a team that once went unbeaten.Chiefs (-7) vs. BrownsThe Marty Schottenheimer Bowl pits an undefeated K.C. squad against a Brown-bag...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Ranking all 32 NFL teams, from the lone undefeated Kansas City Chiefs to the still-winless  Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars.1. Chiefs (7-0) Brian Cushing has “respect” for Jamaal Charles.2. Colts (5-2) Lose Reggie...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Rex Ryan
For the second time in a little more than a month, AFC East rivals will meet when the New England Patriots match up against the New York Jets at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS. The Patriots (5-1) are in first place in the division and riding high...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Locks of the WeekSmart money bets against these two quarterbacks with a combined six career NFL starts.Chiefs (-6) vs. TexansHouston Cougar legend Case Keenum makes his first NFL start for the Houston Texans on the road at Arrowhead against K.C....
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 7, along with the consensus picks of Athlon Sports' editors.Seahawks (5-1) at Cardinals (3-3)Seattle second-year signal-caller Russell Wilson returns to the site of his NFL debut, which he...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
1. Broncos (6-0) Peyton Manning loses two fumbles, throws pick-six.2. Chiefs (6-0) Beat Raiders at Arrowhead for first time since 2006.3. Patriots (5-1) Tom Brady throws winning TD with five seconds left.4. Saints (5-1) Jimmy Graham (leg) exits in...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Tom Brady
History may no longer be at stake, but all eyes will still be on the quarterbacks this afternoon when the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots meet up at 4:25 p.m. ET on FOX. Drew Bees brings his undefeated Saints into Gillette Stadium while...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Locks of the WeekIt’s always savvy to make the rounds betting against bad teams with backup quarterbacks.Bengals (-7) at BillsUndrafted free-agent rookie Thad Lewis is under center in Buffalo. Light speed, Thaddeus.Lions (-3) at...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Jason Witten
While Jimmy Graham is far and away the No. 1 choice on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 6 tight end rankings, Jason Witten also decided to join in on the fun last week. Witten went for a season-high 121 yards receiving and a touchdown in...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Tom Brady
The Patriots’ championship window, or at least the Tom Brady era, is approaching its end, but there is no reason to believe that another AFC East title isn’t on the way this season. The Bills, Jets and Dolphins do not appear ready to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Funny Fantasy Football Team Names
The NFL season is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time for everyone’s real favorite sport — fantasy football. It takes a strong draft, savvy free-agent eye and a little luck to win your league. But it just takes...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Tom Brady
Pay attention fantasy football fans because it's a new world for the New England Patriots and their receivers this season. A whirlwind offseason for the Patriots has seen the departure of trusted regulars Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, the...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
Michael Vick
By this time next week, training camps for all 32 NFL teams will have begun. Here are some things worth keeping an eye on with the start to the 2013 regular season less than two months away.Quarterback BattlesTim Tebow may no longer be with the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Joe Flacco
It has been more than five long, football-free months since the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. But rejoice NFL fans, because the country's most popular sport will be back soon. While the 2013 season doesn...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Danny Amendola
While the term “hot seat” is typically associated with head coaches and their job security, they are not the only ones who feel the heat during an NFL season. Along those lines, the official “start” to the 2013 season is...
Mark Ross
1 year ago

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