Saturday, November 28, 2015

MusketFire: W2W4: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

A battle of two of the best in the AFC takes place on Sunday night as the New England Patriots face the Denver Broncos. Early on it appeared this could be a matchup of two unbeaten teams, but the Broncos dropped games to Indianapolis on the road and Kansas City before quarterback Peyton Manning was mercifully benched. With third year quarterback Brock Osweiler behind center last week, the Broncos managed to put up 17 points against a bad Chicago Bears defense to eke out the two point victory. The Patriots having been depleted due to injuries and having problems scoring make this matchup much closer than it appeared it would be a few weeks ago. The Denver defense is strong and tops in the league in fewest yards, fewest passing yards, fewest passing touchdowns, and second fewest yards per rushing attempt.



W2W4: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Chowder & Champions: Boston Red Sox: Potential Free Agent Starting Pitchers

Everyone knows the Boston Red Sox need to find starting pitching this off season. Who should they be targeting in free agency? As much as Dave Dombrowski may want Harvey, Sale or Gray at the top of the rotation, the price may be simply too high. So if the trade market is not amenable for a starting pitcher, the next route is free agency. Let’s take a look at the top free agent pitchers and their potential fit in Boston...

Boston Red Sox: Potential Free Agent Starting Pitchers

MusketFire: W2W4: New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills

The Patriots defeated Buffalo way back in week two of the season up at Ralph Wilson Stadium where New England eschewed the running game (15 carries for 56 yards) and Tom Brady threw 59 passes. Of course, Brady completed 38 of the passes for 466 yards and 3 touchdowns as the Patriots built 37-13 lead going into the fourth quarter. Buffalo added three scoring drives in garbage time and the final was 40-32.  Both teams are looking different from when they did earlier as injuries have impacted both squads. As we do each week at MusketFire.com we will preview what each offense will try to do during the game and how each defense will try and stop their opponent...

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

MusketFire: New England Patriots vs Giants About Injuries, Not History

Forget what the so-called analysts are talking about with the New England Patriots matchups from 4 or 8 years ago having any effect on today's matchup. Overcoming injuries this week will have much more to do with what happens on the field: New England's offensive line has to continue to giveTom Brady time to throw and the Giants' defense will miss the underrated defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins on Sunday afternoon. 



New England Patriots vs Giants About Injuries, Not History

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cover32 Grade Day: How did the Patriots offense do against the Washington Redskins? | Cover32

The win over Washington was notable for the continuing run of injuries which tests the depth of the New England Patriots offense. Starting running back Dion Lewis was lost for the season to a knee injury and left tackle Sebastian Vollmer was lost to a head injury (presumably a concussion per reports) during the game. Without Vollmer’s strong pass blocking and Lewis, the Patriots turned to a retro 2003/2004 look with a run-heavy and quick-pass offense and shut down Washington with an attacking, aggressive defense.

The New England Patriots offense had another strong game against Washington, but how good did they really do? As we do each week at Cover32.com, here are the grades for each position group on offense from the New England win. Check out the grades to find out:

Grade Day: How did the Patriots offense do against the Washington Redskins? | Cover32

Cover32 Grade Day: How good was the New England Patriot Defense on Sunday? | Cover32

While the New England Patriots were banged up on offense, they needed a strong game on defense to help a unit which carried the team the first two months of the season. The defensive line may not have had their usual bevy of sacks, it was a solid game by the unit as Washington was under pressure from Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, and Dominique Easley.The New England Patriots defense had another strong game against Washington, but how good did they really do? Check out the grades to find out:

Grade Day: How good was the New England Patriot Defense on Sunday? | Cover32

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Cover32: Five key matchups as the New England Patriots take on the Washington Redskins | Cover32

The Washington Redskins have been using the bye week to try and get their defense ready to play the explosive New England Patriots' offense. Their cornerbacks have all been dinged up this season and with run stoppers Terrance Knighton, Stephen Paea and Ricky Jean-Francois up front, the New England offense should again run through quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday afternoon as he looks for his deep group of pass-catchers.

With the NFC East opponent not necessarily a known quantity, the Patriots have a lot of preparation work to get ready for Washington. With our homework done here at Cover32.com, here are the five key matchups that will determine whether the New England Patriots go 8-0 this weekend.

Read much more here: Five key matchups as the New England Patriots take on the Washington Redskins | Cover32

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Cover32: Grade Day: How did the New England Patriot’s offense do against Miami’s Defense? | New England Patriots

On offense, the Patriots piled on with 437 total net yards on a Miami defense which had been dominant in back-to-back victories against Tennessee and Houston. The Patriots ran and threw the ball displaying offensive balance consistently despite a penalty filled first half.

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Grade Day: How did the New England Patriot’s offense do against Miami’s Defense? | New England Patriots

Week Six What to Watch for (W2W4): New England Patriots vs New York Jets -- Scout.com

Get everything you need to know before the 3-2 New England Patriots take on the 3-2 New York Jets in a battle for first place in the AFC Eas...