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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New England Patriots Preview and Prediction

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 1 month ago
The New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers kick off the NFL season on Thursday night in a game between two of the most storied franchises in league history. The Steelers have an NFL-best six Lombardi Trophies while the Patriots will be raising their fourth banner before the game. The two have also had one of the better AFC rivalries over the last decade, meeting twice in the AFC...

Tom Brady's Four-Game NFL Suspension Thrown Out

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 1 month ago
Judge Richard Berman vacated the NFL's punishment of Tom Brady on Thursday, putting an end to our long national nightmare known as Deflategate, for now. Brady is clear to start the Patriots' season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers next Thursday night, when the Pats will also raise the team's fourth Super Bowl banner at Gillette Stadium. However, Roger Goodell promised in a...

5 Areas to Watch in New England Patriots' Preseason Game vs. Carolina Panthers

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 1 month ago
The third NFL preseason game is always the most interesting dress rehearsal of the summer. The starters often see time well into the second half and it's a chance to see which players are really atop the depth chart and how the coaches plan on using them. The New England Patriots do a fair amount of rotation and experimentation in the preseason, but Friday's game against the...

Reggie Wayne: The Right Fit at the Right Time for New England Patriots

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 1 month ago
Bill Belichick has always been fascinated by special football players. Maybe it's the football historian part of his DNA, or maybe he just loves to coach players he admires, but Belichick is always willing to take a chance on a great player even if his best years are behind him. The list of these kind of players Belichick has taken a chance on is long. Junior Seau gave the Patriots...

5 Areas to Watch in New England Patriots' Preseason Game vs. New Orleans Saints

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 2 months ago
After two productive days of joint practices, the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints will meet in the second preseason game of the summer for both teams on Saturday night. The Patriots had plenty of positives and negatives coming out of their game against the Green Bay Packers, and will be looking for improvement in all aspects of the game. Here are five specific areas to focus on...

ESPN Apologizes to the Patriots

By Jasmine Watkins, 2 years 2 months ago
No one likes to admit when they're wrong. It's rare that a big sports entity like ESPN apologizes for false reporting. They are held to a higher standard than most and everything they report is put under a microscope. NFL reporter Chris Mortensen has taken heat recently for giving out false information.  This time SportsCenter host Steve Levy took time out of a 12:20 a.m....

Judge Continues to Rip NFL's Deflategate Case in Push for Settlement

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 2 months ago
The lawyers from the NFL and NFLPA were back in Judge Richard Berman's court on Wednesday and the judge continued to hammer the NFL on a number of fronts. At last week's hearing, Judge Berman took aim at the NFL's lack of hard evidence against Tom Brady in the Deflategate scandal, a curious move considering Berman is supposed to be ruling on the fairness of the process, not whether...

5 New England Patriots Youngsters on the Rise After First Preseason Game

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 2 months ago
It's important to never get too carried away after the first NFL preseason game, but there's no denying Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots continue to replenish their cupboard with solid rookies who can immediately play. In fact, quite a few of them were on display Thursday night against the Packers. With near-complete turnover at cornerback and running back, along...

5 Areas of Focus for New England Patriots' Preseason Game vs. Green Bay Packers

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 2 months ago
The New England Patriots open their preseason on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of one of the best regular season games of 2014. Of course, the starters will see limited time, the schemes will be simplified and the result won't mean much of anything, but there will still be plenty of players fighting for a roster spot in many wide-open position battles. ...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About AFC East Teams

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 2 months ago
Winners of 11 of the last 12 division titles, the AFC East has been dominated by New England ever since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady joined forces in 2001. However, with Brady's four-game suspension, along with the departure of several key defensive players, this prolific run could be in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets have new coaching staffs and has...