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Fantasy Index Weekly: Super Bowl LII Preview: New England Patriots (Part II)

With the Eagles having the league's best run defense, New England's offense will almost certainly emphasize the pass. That's covered in Part I of the preview. Now a look at the receivers who will be catching all of those balls. There are a number of possibilities.   more »


Fantasy Index Weekly: Super Bowl LII Preview: New England Patriots (Part I)

The Patriots are trying to win their sixth Super Bowl, and strong chance they'll do it. They've got the better offense (if for no other reason than they've got a Hall of Fame quarterback), and their defense has performed better than its ranking for more than half a season. But it looks like it should be a competitive game, matched up with the regular season's best all-around team, and a below-average situation for their offense.   more »

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Andy Richardson: A Day of Football

In some respects, we should have all seen it coming. I guess most of us knew the Patriots were going back to the Super Bowl, no shock there. But the Eagles weren't favored in either playoff game; the popular belief was that no Carson Wentz meant no Super Bowl. And that was really wrong.   more »


Fantasy Index Weekly: Championship Preview: New England Patriots

We published the season's final issue of Fantasy Index Weekly last week. But there are still four NFL teams playing, and fantasy playoff leagues that will require teams to start players in those games. So over the rest of this week, we'll take a look at the final four teams, and their fantasy prospects. First up are the (heavy) favorites, the New England Patriots.   more »



New England defense surprises on Thursday night

After struggling since the start of the 2017 season, the New England defense delivered an unexpected performance against Tampa Bay on Thursday night. While the Patriots still allowed 409 total yards, they were able to make key stops while holding the Bucs to just 14 points.

Source: Boston Globe

Around the NFL: Will the Patriots bounce back?

The Patriots got smacked around in the second half by Kansas City last night, which most of us really enjoyed. Doesn't happen to New England very often -- ever, really -- especially at home. Are we seeing the end of the Belichick-Brady era?  more »


Trivia: March 29, 2017

Who’s the only quarterback who inside the 5-yard line has thrown 3 interceptions in the last two years? The answer most certainly will surprise you. answer »

Around the NFL: New England Patriots

With the Patriots, you get the impression they’re coached better than other teams. Seldom do you see them beat themselves – they don’t make the critical error at just the wrong time like so many other teams.   more »


24 Hours 'Til Sunday: Snapshot preview of the Super Bowl

So tomorrow is the Super Bowl, and for the majority of us who aren't diehard Patriots or Falcons fans, we're just hoping for a good game. The good news is that this isn't a game featuring some team that lucked its way in and is going to get blown away, or an absolute juggernaut against which no team can compete. Two really good teams, and a great chance it will be a very enjoyable game.   more »


Ask the Experts: What will happen in Super Bowl LI?

ASK THE EXPERTS appears weekly from training camp through the Super Bowl with answers to a new question being posted Thursday morning. How the guest experts responded when we asked them: What will happen in Super Bowl LI?  more »

Factoid: Super Bowl LI

“The Patriots will take away your No. 1 receiver and make somebody else beat them.” That theory gets tossed around often. But is it actually true? That is, should we expect Julio Jones to be utilized less than usual on Sunday?  more »

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Factoid: Patriots Defense

You can't control who you play, so it's not fair to dock a team for their schedule. But I'm hearing the Falcons be dismissed in Super Bowl LI because of "Bill Belihick having two weeks to prepare" and so forth, and I'm not buying. There's nothing special about New England's defense, and it definitely hasn't faced an offense anything close to Atlanta's.   more »


Trivia: January 25, 2017

Who was the last skill-position player (QB-RB-WR-TE) the Patriots selected in the first round? answer »

Around the NFL: New England Patriots

LeGarrette Blount isn’t practicing today. He’s ill. He also didn’t practice yesterday. With the Patriots kicking off in two days, it’s looking likely that Blount won’t be used in a heavy-duty role.  more »

Trivia: January 7, 2017

In the last 10 years, what are the only two teams that have twice gone on the road and beaten the same opponent in a playoff game? answer »

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