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  1. Patriots' defense struggling with YAC

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots are arguably the most disciplined, well-coached team in the NFL. But one area where they struggled mightily last year was tackling in the secondary and preventing yards after the catch. New England was 27th in the NFL with...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  2. A look at how the Patriots own first down

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady dominate the NFL on first down. The rest of the AFC East? Not so much. If there was ever one stat to clearly explain the large gap between the Patriots and their three AFC East rivals, it's how...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  3. Will drops be a playoff issue for Patriots?

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots have very few weaknesses on offense. But one of the glaring issues all season has been drops. According to ESPN Stats and Information, New England was tied for fourth in the NFL with 37 drops this season. The Patriots and ...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  4. Final Word: AFC East

    James Walker

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 13: Tom terrific: Even at 35 years old, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is playing some of the best football of his career. The Patriots have won five straight games and Brady put up monster numbers ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  5. Do Bills have a chance against Patriots?

    James Walker

    I rarely lean solely on statistics. I think emotion, streakiness, matchups, injuries and other factors play into who wins and loses in the NFL on a weekly basis. But sometimes statistics and trends are too hard to ignore. That is certainly the cas...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  6. Will Patriots suffer runners-up curse?

    James Walker

    The reigning AFC champion New England Patriots have the talent, experience and depth to get back to the Super Bowl in February. Many football pundits agree the Patriots -- led by quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick -- are one of the safest...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  7. Has Patriots' defense turned the corner?

    James Walker

    Trick question: Which team has the top-rated defense in the NFL playoffs? If you answered the New England Patriots, you are correct. The much-maligned Patriots' defense had the best performance of the playoffs thus far in a 45-10 win against the D...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  8. Do not blitz Tom Brady

    James Walker

    The consensus in NFL circles is the best way to beat Tom Brady is to constantly pressure and blitz the New England Patriots quarterback. But according to ESPN Stats & Information, that theory couldn't be more incorrect. This season Brady ha...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  9. Patriots playoff scenarios

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots (11-3) clinched the AFC East Sunday with a 41-23 victory over the Denver Broncos. But the division was in the bag weeks ago. New England is seeking bigger things, like a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  10. Final Word: AFC East

    James Walker

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 13: "Gronk" on historic pace: New England Patriots second-year tight end Rob Gronkowski has been a force with 11 touchdowns in 11 games. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Gronkowski needs just three to...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  11. A Ravens-Steelers trilogy is 'poetic justice'

    James Walker

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nothing against the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs, but the only team that got a rise out of the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday was the AFC North champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Moments after Baltimore crushed and humiliated th...

    Blog | January 09, 2011
  12. Bengals' defense responds in a big way

    James Walker

    CINCINNATI -- Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer -- who is as intense as any coach in the NFL -- was eerily subdued in preparation for the Baltimore Ravens. Zimmer didn't call out his defense after the Week 1 debacle against the New England...

    Blog | September 19, 2010