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  1. 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
  2. Prediction: Patriots will edge Colts

    Mike Reiss

    The New England Patriots have six turnovers this season, and the Indianapolis Colts have 15. That's a big contrast, and considering how strongly turnovers correlate to wins and losses, it's hard to ignore. The Colts are the NFL's highest-scoring team...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  3. Prediction: Broncos edge Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- I picked the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game last year and came away questioning myself afterward for failing to project some of the team's struggles at the line of scrimmage. Dynamic pass-rushers have hurt the ...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  4. Weekly Patriots chat recap

    Mike Reiss

    Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a weekly Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at noon ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. With potentially bad weather for the game, it's an edge to the Patriots. ...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  5. W2W4: Patriots key areas vs. Bears

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots host the Chicago Bears on Sunday (1 p.m. ET), and here are some of the key areas to watch: Easley on the edge: With starting right defensive end Chandler Jones ruled out with a hip injury, the likely r...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  6. Prediction: Patriots will edge Jets

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Basing a prediction on a weather forecast is always risky business, but I think the heavy projected rainfall evens things up and is a nice break for the Jets. To win in the elements, the running game is critical and I have doubts...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  7. Pats' 1st-quarter review: Strong edges on D

    Mike Reiss

    Picked-up pieces from the first-quarter review of the New England Patriots' 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills: 1. Protecting the edges on defense against the run was a point of emphasis, and Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich generally did a very goo...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  8. Pats' 1st-quarter review: Jones on edge

    Mike Reiss

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Picked-up pieces from first-quarter review of the New England Patriots' 30-7 victory over the Vikings: 1. Chandler Jones was mostly returned to an end-of-the-line role (4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker) and it didn't take...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  9. Projecting the Patriots' inactives

    Mike Reiss

    Before the New England Patriots play a game, we'll attempt to predict the team's inactive players. Our best guess for the season-opener against the Dolphins: DE Michael Buchanan: A second-year edge rusher who plays mostly on special teams, he s...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  10. Garoppolo, Pats' offense keep their edge

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick keeps his players on edge in different ways, and one of them is to insert them in a game when they least expect it. Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo found that out on Friday night. "...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  11. Extra points from Patriots-Redskins practice

    Mike Reiss

    RICHMOND, Va. -- A few extra points from joint practices between the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins: Line of scrimmage: When the teams worked on pass-rush drills the first two days, my subjective charting had Washington with the edge...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  12. Patriots Camp Report: Day 7

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of New England Patriots training camp: Cornerback Brandon Browner is practicing with a physical edge, and at one point, his hands-on approach riled up receivers coach Chad O'Shea. ...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  13. Patriots frustrated by missed opportunity

    Mike Reiss

    MIAMI -- The New England Patriots have lived most of the 2013 season on the edge, and it finally caught up to them in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins. The defeat also appeared to push quarterback Tom Brady over the edge. Brady took two q...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  14. Chandler Jones 'knocking on the door'

    Mike Reiss

    Gregg Rosenthal, who edits the "Around the League" blog on NFL.com, puts together his list of top 25 edge rushers and breaks things up into the following categories: 1. The best of the best 2. Next level 3. Knocking on the door, Part I 4. Knock...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  15. DE/OLB Buchanan the pick at 226

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The Patriots selected Illinois defensive end/outside linebacker Michael Buchanan with the first of two seventh-round draft choices, 226th overall. Buchanan (6-5 3/8, 255) is an edge rusher who was named Illinois' Outstanding D...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  16. Mock thoughts: Another edge-setter?

    Mike Reiss

    As we dip our toe into the "mock draft" season, it is a reminder of how this is a good opportunity to learn more about prospects while considering various possibilities. Along those lines, a mock draft from Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com brings up an ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013