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  1. What's the opposite of power rankings?

    Tim Graham

    In response to the relentless stream of power rankings that have sustained us through the lockout, friend of the blog Bill Barnwell recently compiled his list of the NFL's 25 least valuable players at Grantland.com. You probably can guess a few pl...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  2. Patriots end mystery with Dowling

    Tim Graham

    After 18 hours of speculation, the New England Patriots didn't deal out of the 33rd slot and drafted Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling to lead off the second round Friday night. DowlingWhy the Patriots took him: The Patriots shored a position that...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  3. Dolphins D cursed by dropped interceptions

    Tim Graham

    Monday on the AFC East blog, dropped interceptions were a hot topic. Today, I want to broach a totally different subject: dropped interceptions. We already know New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez threw the most passes defenders dropped. ...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  4. Midseason Stock Watch: Patriots

    Tim Graham

    Power Rankings: Preseason 9. This week 6. 2010 schedule/results Where they stand: The Patriots are 6-2, the same record as the New York Jets, but are listed second in the AFC East standings because they lost their head-to-head matchup. The Patr...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  5. Bye week inventory: New England Patriots

    Tim Graham

    A look at the New England Patriots heading into their bye weekend ... Reason for hope: The Patriots went into their break with an emphatic reminder they must be taken seriously as a division contender. They showed their resourcefulness with a garg...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  6. Brandon Marshall an uncaged force

    Tim Graham

    Before a game, Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall becomes an animal. Marshall loves being known as "The Beast," a persona developed over three straight seasons of 100-plus catches. He has dubbed the section that overlooks the players' tunnel...

    Blog | October 02, 2010
  7. Video: John Clayton's AFC East Huddle

    Tim Graham

    ESPN.com's John Clayton analyzes the state of the AFC East in Week 4....

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  8. Fitzpatrick switch could be Buffalo's tonic

    Tim Graham

    The Buffalo Bills are reeling. They're 0-2 and already being mentioned as the NFL's worst team. Their next opponents, the New England Patriots, have won 13 straight games and never have lost to the Bills in Gillette Stadium. Furthermore, the Bills...

    Blog | September 25, 2010
  9. How I See It: AFC East Stock Watch

    Tim Graham

    FALLING Braylon Edwards, Jets receiver: If not for what transpired Tuesday morning, Edwards would be listed among the "Rising" this week. He had a big game Sunday against the Patriots, making several clutch receptions for first downs, a touchdown ...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  10. Braylon Edwards arrest raises new issues

    Tim Graham

    Two nights after Braylon Edwards turned in one of his best performances as a New York Jet, he embarrassed them. Edwards was arrested for drunken driving early Tuesday morning. The New York Post reported Edwards' Range Rover was pulled over at 5:15...

    Blog | September 21, 2010
  11. Has Bill Belichick's genius license expired?

    Tim Graham

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has the reputation of being a defensive mastermind. Cold, Hard Football Facts overlord Kerry J. Byrne scoffs at that. New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had the best game of his career Sunday, ...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  12. Final Word: AFC East

    Tim Graham

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Game plans will be an exercise in speculation. There's always a healthy dose of mystery heading into opening weekend. Teams withhold much of their playbooks throughout the preseason, creating wonder about ho...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  13. Patriots pass rush worse when it adds heat

    Tim Graham

    I'm not delivering any news bulletins when I write the New England Patriots need to figure out how to manufacture a pass rush this year. They tied for 23rd in sacks last year. Outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain led them with 10, good enough to ti...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  14. How Bodden's loss makes Pats susceptible

    Tim Graham

    The loss of New England Patriots cornerback Leigh Bodden won't cut their defense in half. Those kind of statements are reserved for superstars like Darrelle Revis. Bodden But Bodden's season-ending injury shouldn't be underestimated, "Monda...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  15. In AFC East, experience down at the corners

    Tim Graham

    When the New England Patriots put veteran Leigh Bodden on season-erasing injured reserve Tuesday, they were forced to deal with likelihood they'll have the NFL's least experienced cornerback tandem in 2010. Second-year pro Darius Butler and rookie...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  16. Pats place top pass defender Bodden on IR

    Tim Graham

    In trimming their roster to the mandatory 75-man limit Tuesday, the New England Patriots made a surprising move. BoddenThey placed their top cornerback, Leigh Bodden, on season-ending injured reserve. That might leave them with the NFL's least exp...

    Blog | August 31, 2010