Picked-up pieces from second-half reviewAfter re-watching the second half of the Patriots' Week 13 win over the Miami Dolphins, in which they clinched yet another AFC East division title, passing along some notes and observations.
Red Sox and Patriots are mirror imagesThe 2012 Patriots are now 9-3, and by whatever quirk you want to reference, possess the No. 2 seed in the AFC, thanks to Pittsburgh's last-second win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Bruschi Patriots chat recapEvery day after the Patriots play a game, Tedy Bruschi hosts his weekly Patriots chat on ESPNBoston.com. Today's chat kicked off at 3 p.m.
Bolden exemption; 4 workouts; Kopa goneAs was expected, the Patriots have received a roster exemption on running back Brandon Bolden, who served the final of a four-game suspension on Sunday, according to a league source.
Patriots defense continues to show steady improvementMiami's Davone Bess has been one of the most prolific wide receivers in the AFC all season. He'd caught at least four passes for at least 50 yards in four straight games before the Dolphins hosted the Patriots on Monday, including an outburst the ...
Patriots Journal: Brady praises play of running game in warm weatherWhat impressed Tom Brady the most about Steven Ridley and the running game on Sunday wasn't the 108 yards Ridley and his cohorts churned out.
Broncos, Patriots, Falcons win divisionsHouston has not clinched the AFC South, although it has a three-game lead over Indianapolis, but it secured at least a wild-card spot on Sunday.
Patriots excited to wrap up 10th AFC East title of Brady/Belichick eraThe Patriots were definitely in a celebratory mood, but they weren't breaking out the kazoos or party streamers. Some wore their championship hats and T-shirts, including Trevor Scott, who earned his with a couple sacks, and others just stored their ...
Patriots Top Dolphins 23-16 As Tannehill StrugglesGoing into Sunday's contest there was a feeling the Patriots' offense could easily drop 60 points on the Dolphins' atrocious secondary.
Patriots not satisfied with AFC EastIt's not that Patriots players didn't appreciate the free hats and T-shirts waiting for them following the grind-it-out win.
Patriots seal AFC East top spot with victory over Miami DolphinsNew England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) is tackled by Miami Dolphins defensive back R.J. Stanford, top, during the second half of an NFL football game in Miami.
defense right on timeCan't remember the last time the Patriots [team stats] defense held an opposing quarterback to just 13 completions and no touchdown passes.
Patriots provide Dolphins future blueprintAP Photo/John Bazemore Jorvorskie Lane and the Dolphins have a lot of ground to cover to catch the Patriots. MIAMI -- The "2012 AFC East Champion" T-shirts were handed out by the dozens Sunday evening.
Report card: Patriots-DolphinsBill Belichick acknowledged after the game that he and his coaches realized the Patriots weren't running the ball enough in the game, and attempted to achieve more of a balance in the second half.
NFL roundup: Patriots clinch fourth straight AFC East titlePATRIOTS 23, DOLPHINS 16: MIAMI - Tom Brady had his least efficient game of the year and even threw an interception, but New England took advantage of Miami's mistakes and clinched their fourth consecutive AFC East title.
Patriots Shift Focus To Balanced TexansBOSTON (CBS) - After dispatching the Miami Dolphins and clinching their fourth straight AFC East title, the New England Patriots are now moving on and preparing for their Monday Night showdown with the top-seeded Houston Texans next week at Gillette.
Hosts got off on wrong footYour article has been sent. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The mistakes started almost immediately for the Dolphins, and despite a strong defensive performance, they made a few too many to hang with the Patriots on Sunday.
Patriots & Dolphins inactivesMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Patriots have announced the final four inactive players for their contest against the Miami Dolphins, with tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, fullback James Develin and defensive back Derrick Martin ...
Patriots hang on to beat Dolphins, 23-16MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The skies opened up shortly after Stephen Gostkowski kicked off to the Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium Sunday afternoon, sending a mixed crowd of Patriots and Dolphins fans scattering toward the nearest overhang. The rain shower ...
Patriots Report Card: New England shows heart in ugly win over DolphinsIt wasn't the blowout that many expected, but Sunday's 23-16, grind-it-out win over the Miami Dolphins may have been exactly what the Patriots needed. Questions lingered from early in the season about the Pats' heart and ability to perform in clutch ...