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NFL - New England Patriots

NFL - New England Patriots

This is the CLNS Radio magazine page for the NFL and how it relates to the New England Patriots. Tune into this magazine page for featured columns, breaking news stories, podcast announcements, news and notes.



Wednesday, 19 October 2011 13:17

Pats Report: 5 Key Players After the Bye

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[caption id="attachment_21724" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Aaron Hernandez makes it rain after his game winning touchdown (UPI/Matthew Healey)"][/caption] You've dazzled at Tom Brady and Wes Welker, you've cringed over Chad Ochocinco and Albert Haynesworth, but have you smiled over Brandon Spikes yet? The Patriots began the year as a pass heavy offense…
Monday, 17 October 2011 22:00

The Patriots' Defense Has Come To Fruition

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[caption id="attachment_21661" align="aligncenter" width="505" caption="Andre Carter and Brandon Spikes kept the pressure coming on Sunday. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)"][/caption] Remember that new and improved defense we heard about two months ago? Well, it was a pleasure meeting them Sunday. The Patriots held the potent Cowboys offense to a season best 16…
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 16:58

Pats Report: Week 5 Report Card

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[caption id="attachment_21461" align="aligncenter" width="503" caption="The Law Firm fights through a pair of tackles for his first score Sunday (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)"][/caption] With 7:14 left in the game and a 23-21 lead, the Patriots did what they do best: running the ball. That may sound wrong, but on Sunday the Patriots…
Sunday, 09 October 2011 12:07

Fantasy Football with The Scotsman: Week Five

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Giants vs Seahawks---If you have Eli Manning, feel free to use him. Seattle's defense isn't very good. With Brandon Jacobs out, use Ahmad Bradshaw with full confidence. If you need a deep sleeper, DJ Ware is a worthwhile risk to take at RB. Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham, and Victor Cruz…
Wednesday, 05 October 2011 16:51

Pats Report: First Quarter Review

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[caption id="attachment_21191" align="aligncenter" width="609" caption="Gronkowski Has Been Flying Into the End Zone in 2011"][/caption] Despite all of the remodeling done this offseason, the Patriots finished off the first quarter of the season much like they did last year with the league's top ranked offense and worst ranked defense. There have…
[caption id="attachment_21113" align="aligncenter" width="424" caption="Wes Welker had 158 yards on nine catches Sunday (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)"][/caption] Wes Welker caught his first pass of the day on a short crossing pattern, then turned and burst down the sideline. Welker dove past the pylon for his fifth touchdown in…
Friday, 30 September 2011 01:34

Pats Report: 5 Things to Watch for in Oakland

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[caption id="attachment_21011" align="aligncenter" width="466" caption="McFadden is fast, but he can stiff arm too."][/caption] The Patriots’ defense has struggled to contain opposing running backs for the past two weeks. The Bills’ Fred Jackson compiled 161 total yards in week three and Ryan Mathews and Mike Tolbert combined for 209 yards in…
[caption id="attachment_20857" align="aligncenter" width="495" caption="Fred Jackson dives for the end zone to finish off the Patriots (AP Photo/David Duprey)"][/caption] Tom Brady's four interceptions and a bizarre timeout led to a Patriots collapse Sunday, as the Buffalo Bills came back to beat New England 34-31. Buffalo snapped a 15-game losing streak…
Friday, 23 September 2011 21:47

Fantasy Football with The Scotsman: Week Three

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NY Giants vs Philly--In what will definitely be the biggest game of the week, there are also a lot of potentially good fantasy ramifications. If you drafted Vick high it's hard to bench him and he'll probably be OK to go this week. BUT, be wary of his concussion in…
Friday, 23 September 2011 02:13

Week 3 Fantasy Breakdown: Who to Sit & Who to Start

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[caption id="attachment_20773" align="alignright" width="282" caption="Ryan Fitzpatrick comes to New England tied with Tom Brady for the lead league in touchdowns (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)"][/caption] Author's Note: At the end of the piece will be my first Joint of the Day section. If you listen to The Block Party Thursday…
Wednesday, 21 September 2011 16:23

Wednesday Pats Report: Week Two Report Card

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[caption id="attachment_20687" align="aligncenter" width="594" caption="Jerod Mayo & friends celebrate a goal line stand (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)"][/caption] On a day when Tom Brady threw for 423 yards and Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez struggled to not find the endzone, I left the game shaking my head over the secondary. While…
Monday, 19 September 2011 00:21

Pats Force Four Turnovers in 35-21 Win Over Chargers

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[caption id="attachment_20563" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Vince Wilfork Returns His First Career Interception (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)"][/caption] Foxboro, MA – Vince Wilfork looked to his right, tipped and caught the Phillip Rivers pass, and took off with it. This nightmare kept recurring for Rivers and the Chargers, as the New England Patriots (2-0)…
In Monday night's South Beach slugfest, several notable Patriot debuts went slightly under the radar as Tom Brady's 517 yards stole the headlines. On the Wednesday Pats Report, we take a closer look at the white and blue premiers for Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="Hayneswoth…
[caption id="attachment_20379" align="aligncenter" width="507" caption="Wes Welker scores the first of his two touchdowns on the night"][/caption] If there was any doubt if Wes Welker was back to 100%, those fears were quelled tonight as Welker tied an NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown reception. There were no concerns about Tom…
Monday, 12 September 2011 18:41

Pats-Fins Preview

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[caption id="attachment_20372" align="aligncenter" width="512" caption="Kyle Arrington returns a fumble to the house in Week 4 last season"][/caption] The Patriots look to repeat their Week 17 38-7 dominance from last season as they return to Miami to open the 2011 season tonight at 7 ET on ESPN. Newcomer Chad Ochocinco will…
Sunday, 11 September 2011 16:23

J Weiss' Week One Late Game Picks

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Carolina Panthers @ Arizona Cardinals: Cards 31-14. Arizona has a new quarterback and a new life. In the league's weakest division, they stand out with the only good quarterback-receiver tandem in Kolb and Fitzgerald. That duo should rip apart the Panthers today as a healthy Deangelo Williams tries to keep…
Sunday, 11 September 2011 13:15

J Weiss' Week One 1 PM Picks

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As the nation turns its eyes to the football field, they will be greeted by a potential AFC championship preview in Baltimore and a battle of the Ryan brothers in New York. Here are the picks for the 1 PM ET games: Atlanta Falcons @ Chicago Bears: Falcons 31-17. The…
Friday, 09 September 2011 00:21

J Weiss' NFC Preview Part One

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Welcome to J Weiss' 2011 NFL Preview, a 5 part series that begins today with the NFC and gives you the AFC, playoffs, and awards picks this weekend. Be sure to check out Mike Macchi's comprehensive NFL preview when you're done reading this. Be even more sure to check out…
Thursday, 08 September 2011 07:47

Fantasy Football with the Scotsman: Week One

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Every week I will pick players you should start for your fantasy football teams from a few different match ups. GB vs NO--Start both QB's as Rodgers and Brees are both top 3 fantasy QB's each week. Both RB situations are tough because they're a platoon situation. If you have…
[caption id="attachment_20089" align="aligncenter" width="594" caption="Ghosts of Patriots' Past Darius Butler & Brandon Meriweather"][/caption] Three days after the Patriots finished clearing out their strong safeties from last year's roster (James Sanders & Brandon Meriweather), the Pats let go of another familiar defensive back: Darius Butler. Butler, a 2009 second-round pick, had…