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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. Ryan Tannehill excelling in play-action

    James Walker

    If you give Ryan Tannehill an effective running game, he will carve up opposing defenses with his arm. That is one of the biggest lessons the Miami Dolphins should take from Tannehill's solid rookie season. According to ESPN Stats and Information,...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  5. By the numbers: Jets' ugly offense

    James Walker

    You don't need eyes to see how ugly the New York Jets' offense has been this season. That was certainly on display in New York's embarrassing 14-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans on "Monday Night Football." But ESPN Stats and Information crunched th...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Tannehill struggling against base defenses

    James Walker

    The general rule of thumb is that rookie quarterbacks struggle in the NFL against the blitz. The disguises, exotic looks and increased speed of the game often make it tough on rookies to throw well under pressure. However, Miami Dolphins rookie qu...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Mark Sanchez struggling in play-action

    James Walker

    New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has been up and down in his four-year career. But one of his biggest and most consistent strengths has been his ability to throw on play-action passes. Unfortunately for the Jets, that hasn't been the case th...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Health vs. Production for Mario Williams

    James Walker

    Mario Williams' production has never been questioned. When the Buffalo Bills' new defensive end is on the field, he wreaks havoc on opposing defenses. ESPN's Stats & Information furthers the point by proving Williams is one of the NFL's most impac...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Pats-Broncos II: Tom Brady's playoff record

    James Walker

    How do you view Tom Brady's postseason record? Overall, it's impressive. But lately Brady hasn't done so well with the season on the line. Brady is a stellar 14-5 in 19 career playoff games. According to ESPN Stats and Information, Brady is tie...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  14. Pats-Broncos II: Wary of Tebow's deep pass

    James Walker

    Say what you want about Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow. But one thing he does pretty well is throw the deep ball over top of coverage that's trying to stop the run. Tebow had a career day Sunday throwing deep in a wild-card win over the Pitt...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  15. 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
  16. 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