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  1. 'A lot of good snaps' from DT Alan Branch

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Bill Belichick's weekly breakdown of plays following a New England Patriots victory, on, highlighted strong work on offense, defense and special teams -- a fitting recap, because last Sunday's win against the Lions w...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  2. Patriots' third-quarter review: Speed on D

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from third-quarter review of the New England Patriots' win over the Detroit Lions: 1. In his weekly radio interview on WEEI, Bill Belichick talked about some changes on defense in recent weeks. "We've had opportunities to get more...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  3. Patriots' 1st quarter review: Base defense delivers

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Picked-up pieces from first-quarter review of the New England Patriots' win over the Lions: 1. We haven't seen much of the Patriots in their base defense the past few games, which was a result of playing pass-first teams (Denv...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: New England Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few thoughts on the New England Patriots' 34-9 victory over the Detroit Lions: What it means: The Patriots showed they can continue to win in different ways -- they played suffocating pass defense and aired it out on offense...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  5. Prediction: Patriots will edge Lions

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It's a matchup of strength vs. strength when it comes to the NFL's second-ranked scoring team (Patriots, 32.2) against the NFL's top-rated defense (Lions, 15.6). Though the Lions' defense warrants respect, I think the way the Pat...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  6. Tom Brady of New England Patriots heaps praise on Andrew Luck of ...

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says star Colts counterpart Andrew Luck does a lot of things "I wish I could do."

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2014
  7. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday on, there is a New England Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at 12 p.m. ET, can be recapped here and included some of the following topics: 1. Expectations for the defense and free-agent signing Alan Branch. 2...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  8. Where Patriots can tighten things up

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots are obviously pleased with Sunday's 43-21 victory over the Denver Broncos. With big plays on offense, defense and special teams, they showed they were the more complete team over those 60 minutes. Foll...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  9. Patriots' sub defense up to 67 percent

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As expected, the New England Patriots spent the overwhelming majority of their snaps in sub defense against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. This highlighted the defense's ability to stop the run with a lighter six-man box -- Vin...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  10. Jonathan Casillas a core special-teamer

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When coaches formulate a 46-man game-day roster, special teams is a big part of the consideration. A backup on offense or defense who doesn't contribute on special teams is a luxury that sometimes can't be afforded on game day. ...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  11. 'Interchangeable' defense sparks Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When considering how the New England Patriots effectively slowed the Denver Broncos' lethal offense in Sunday's convincing 43-21 victory, Rob Ninkovich's critical second-quarter interception provides a nice X's-and-O's snapshot o...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  12. Sub defense stats spike for Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When asked about the depth chart at cornerback, and deciding which players are active each week, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick cited depth. "It's a deep group, it's a competitive group," Belichick said Wednesday. "...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  13. Patriots waive rookie LB Deontae Skinner

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rookie linebacker Deontae Skinner, an undrafted free agent who played more than expected on defense early this season, was waived by the New England Patriots on Wednesday. The open roster spot was created to accommodate the previ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  14. Not the time to make definitive judgment on Patriots' defense

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots players, coaches and fans are all on the same page when it comes to the team's defense. If it's going to be what we saw Thursday night in a 27-25 victory over the New York Jets, in the unit's first game witho...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  15. Sharing some Patriots halftime thoughts

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Sharing halftime thoughts as the New England Patriots hold a 17-12 lead over the New York Jets: Defense struggling to get off blocks: One thing that stands out is that the Patriots aren't getting off blocks and are also losing...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  16. The Film Don't Lie: Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    A weekly look at what the New England Patriots must fix: With the New York Jets coming to town Thursday night, the combination of their stingy defense and the Patriots' inconsistency in the running game could be a tough mix. Add in the possibility...

    Blog | October 14, 2014