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  1. 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
  2. Patriots defense back in playoff spotlight

    James Walker

    Everyone knows quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' top-rated offense will be ready for the postseason. But what exactly do we make of New England's inconsistent defense? Will we see the aggressive Patriots defense that shut out the...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  3. Matt Light's retirement a beacon of hope

    James Walker

    I remember interviewing Matt Light in the New England Patriots' locker room this past January after their playoff win over the Denver Broncos. Light was funny, engaging and most importantly calm and at peace, which is not the norm in the playoffs. ...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  4. Jets swinging for fences in 2012 draft

    James Walker

    Leave it to Rex Ryan, Mike Tannenbaum and the New York Jets to roll the dice. After the first two days, it's obvious the Jets are going all or nothing in the 2012 NFL draft. New York's first two picks -- enigmatic defensive end Quinton Coples and ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  5. Poll: Biggest reason for Patriots' loss

    James Walker

    INDIANAPOLIS -- We are putting the finishing touchdowns on our weeklong journey to the capital of Indiana. The result was the New York Giants winning their second championship in four years over the New England Patriots, 21-17. covered pl...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  6. Brian Waters a sentimental favorite?

    James Walker

    INDIANAPOLIS -- New England Patriots veteran guard Brian Waters doesn't want your sympathy. Yes, Waters has played 12 years at a high level and never won a playoff game until a few weeks ago. And, yes, Waters is 34 and has a chance to win his firs...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  7. Quick Take: Giants-Patriots Super Bowl

    James Walker

    Three things to know about Super Bowl XLVI, which will be played Feb. 5 between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots in Indianapolis: 1. Giant rematch: New England's 2012 playoff revenge tour continues. The Patriots entered the playoff...

    Blog | January 22, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Morning take: Dolphins draft options

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday morning in the AFC East: If the Miami Dolphins can't draft a quarterback, where should they go with the No. 8 or No. 9 pick? Morning take: If the team doesn't trade up for a quarterback, I think Mi...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  10. Poll: Who is the new Super Bowl favorite?

    James Walker

    Many thought the Green Bay Packers would run through the playoffs and win back-to-back championships after going 15-1 in the regular season. Those that didn't like Green Bay probably thought the New Orleans Saints had a good shot at winning it all. ...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  11. Pats-Ravens: Will home field matter?

    James Walker

    Home teams are an astounding 7-1 in the NFL playoffs. Is this great news for the New England Patriots? The Patriots, winners of nine straight, will host the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. This year is proving to be extremely...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  12. Walker's Playoff Picks

    James Walker

    We're baaaaaaack! After a week hiatus for the wild-card round, I decided to get back into prediction mode since we have one AFC East team playing this weekend. Here are the AFC East blog's picks for the divisional round: Denver Broncos (9-8)...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  13. Pats-Broncos II: No chance for Denver?

    James Walker

    Will the Denver Broncos (9-8) upset the New England Patriots (13-3) on Saturday? Probably not. But's Playoff Predictor weighed in on Denver's slim chances of shocking the NFL world. Denver is the biggest underdog in this weekend's div...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  14. Wild-card Watch: Jets need a miracle

    James Walker

    The New York Jets controlled whether they would make the playoffs for for two straight weeks and laid a pair of eggs against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. Now, the Jets need a miracle. There is only one scenario in Week 17 where ...

    Blog | December 25, 2011
  15. Final Word: AFC East

    James Walker

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 16: Sanchez missing the mark: The New York Jets haven't made many big plays this season. A major reason is that Jets starting quarterback Mark Sanchez is missing the mark on deep passes. Sanchez is completing j...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  16. Walker's AFC East picks

    James Walker

    We had our first down week in a while with a bevy of upsets in Week 15. The AFC East blog went 1-2 after nailing only the New England Patriots over the Denver Broncos. But we have a new slate of games coming up on Christmas Eve. We plan to get bac...

    Blog | December 22, 2011