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New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns Preview and Prediction

By Tom Bowles, 7 months 3 weeks ago
Jimmy Garoppolo earned himself a future NFL starting job. Rookie Jacoby Brissett reminded us about heart and toughness. LeGarrette Blount became the 575th Patriot in the last decade-plus to rebuild his career after being left for dead by other teams. It all added up to a 3-1 record, good enough to put the New England Patriots atop their division. Missing their Most Valuable Player, this NFL...

Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots Preview and Prediction

By Bryan Fischer, 8 months 1 week ago
Bill O’Brien returns to his old haunt in New England for the first time to face old mentor Bill Belichick and the Patriots in another juicy primetime matchup on "Thursday Night Football." The pair met last year in December at NRG Stadium for a Houston loss but this year’s meeting could be a potential playoff preview for a pair of 2-0 teams that have gotten off to an...

Why You Must Start DeSean Jackson and Other WR/TE Start/Sit Fantasy Advice For Week 2

By Michael Horvath, 8 months 2 weeks ago
Some surprises, both the good and bad kind, in Week 1 in terms of fantasy performances by wide receivers and tight ends. Before we look ahead to Week 2, let’s see how my Week 1 advice fared.   Good Calls...   Start Donte Moncrief (12.4 fantasy points) – The Colts' offense is going to score A LOT of points this year.   Sit Jarvis Landry (5.9 FP) – Landry...

New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals Preview and Prediction

By Bryan Fischer, 8 months 3 weeks ago
The New England Patriots are plenty familiar with University of Phoenix Stadium. The team famously won Super Bowl XLIX there on a last-second interception of Russell Wilson two years ago. They also suffered one of the most improbable defeats in Super Bowl history when Eli Manning, David Tyree and the New York Giants ended their perfect season in the desert back in 2008.  ...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About AFC East Teams

By Athlon Sports, 9 months 3 weeks ago
It was business as usual in the AFC East last season, as New England won its seventh straight division title on its way to playing in a fifth straight conference championship game. Should we expect anything different this year? Perhaps since it’s a given that Tom Brady will miss the first four games of the season and the Patriots also traded away their best pass rusher in the offseason (...

2014 NFL Mock Draft: A look back

By Braden Gall, 10 months 1 day ago
We look back at our projections (some hits, some misses) for all 32 picks of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

2016 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 10 months 3 weeks ago
The calendar has turned to July, which means it’s almost time for the NFL to get back to business. The regular season doesn’t start until Sept. 8, but teams will open training camp later this month, officially starting the path for what eventually will lead to Super Bowl LI in NRG Stadium in Houston on Feb. 5, 2017.   NFL fans will get the chance to see the 2016 edition of...

New England Patriots 2016 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 10 months 4 weeks ago
The drama of last season ended in bitter disappointment for the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in Denver, a loss that hit the team as hard as any in recent years. Now, as the Patriots prepare to take the next step and chase the organization’s fifth Super Bowl title, controversy again surrounds the team with Tom Brady staring down a four-game suspension from the league due to his...

Big Game Hunting with Adam Vinatieri

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 2 months ago
Four-time Super Bowl champion Adam Vinatieri, 43, certainly knows a thing or two about big games.   The 20-year veteran kicker holds the NFL record for career postseason points scored (234) and has delivered time and again in high-pressure, high-profile situations. Vinatieri split the uprights on a 48-yard field goal to win Super Bowl XXXVI. Two years later, he won another Super Bowl by...

Doug Martin, Matt Forte, Lamar Miller, Russell Okung, Travis Benjamin: Potential Landing Spots for 5 Key NFL Offensive Free Agents

By Antwan Staley, 1 year 2 months ago
Every offseason, NFL teams hope they can upgrade their team through free agency. Some teams choose to spend a ton of money to land a big fish while others go after bargain-basement players. One thing is for sure, there are a number of free agents that could instantly improve any team. Here are five key free agents on the offensive side of the ball and where they could possibly land. ...