Posts Tagged ‘New England Patriots’

Patriots break their own record for most wins in a decade

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

The New England Patriots on Sunday won their 127th game since 2010, which makes this the winningest decade in NFL history. As noted by the Patriots' Twitter, the previous record for most wins in a decade was 126, set by the Patriots from 2000 to 2009. It's rather amazing to consider that the Patriots, who could still win two more games this postseason and have another full season next year, have already won the most games in any decade in the history of the league.

Bill Belichick: No better fast starting team than the Chiefs

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

The Chiefs scored the most points of any team in the NFL this season and it usually didn't take them long to get going. Kansas City outscored their opponents 147-56 in the first quarter of games this season and their habit of playing from in front was the subject of a question for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during a Tuesday conference call. “You always want to start fast,” Belichick said.

Bill Belichick knows defending the Patrick Mahomes-Andy Reid combo is a challenge

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Get ready to hear that phrase you hear every so often whenever the Patriots play one of the best offenses in the league. Never has that phrase been more pertinent than this week as the Patriots prepare to take on the Chiefs, Andy Reid's West Coast system, and likely league MVP Patrick Mahomes. The marriage of Reid and Mahomes, who can take the coach's tried-and-true system and elevate it to new heights with his unique physical gifts and his willingness to create, is a particularly vexing combination.

Philip Rivers was looking for flags “every other play,” says Dont’a Hightower

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Philip Rivers was looking for flags "every other play," says Dont'a Hightower originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers wasn't the main reason why his team got trounced by the New England Patriots in Sunday's AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Gillette Stadium, but his lackluster performance in the 41-28 loss certainly was a factor. Rivers was ineffective most of the game, especially in the first half when the Pats jumped out to a 35-7 halftime lead. It wasn't until garbage time in the fourth quarter did Rivers and the Chargers passing attack find any sort of consistency.

Chiefs make notable roster move ahead of AFC title game vs. Patriots

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Chiefs make notable roster move ahead of AFC title game vs. Patriots originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Kansas City Chiefs just cut a guy who played 87.2 percent of their defensive snaps this season. There's context here, of course. CURRAN: Five things to know for Patriots vs. Chiefs The Chiefs announced Tuesday they have waived safety Ron Parker while activating offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Patriots.

NFL Rumors: Colts firing ex-Patriots coach, former Josh McDaniels hire

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

NFL Rumors: Colts firing ex-Patriots coach, former Josh McDaniels hire originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Frank Reich's desire for a fresh start has caused him to part ways with one of the Indianapolis Colts' top assistants. The Colts are firing offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday. As Garafolo points out, DeGuglielmo actually was hired by Josh McDaniels, who accepted the Colts' head coach job last February and hired three assistants -- DeGuglielmo, defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and defensive line coach Matt Phair -- before surprisingly backing out to keep his job as the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid calls Patriots ‘one of the greatest dynasties in the history of the game”

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Andy Reid and Bill Belichick have coached against each other eight times and so many of the meetings have been landmark games. A sampling: The Patriots' Week 2 bounceback against Reid's Eagles in 2003 after a 31-0 whitewashing by the Bills in the season opener. The 2004 Super Bowl won by the Patriots in Jacksonville. The Patriots' narrow escape against Reid's Eagles in 2007. The demolition in Kansas City in 2014. The 2017 season opener, where KC stunned the country. And this season's 43-40 shootout.

Rob Ninkovich has bold weather-related prediction for Patriots-Chiefs

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Rob Ninkovich has bold weather-related prediction for Patriots-Chiefs originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com If you ask Rob Ninkovich, the AFC Championship Game can't be cold enough. Early weather forecasts are predicting brutally cold temperatures -- think low teens and possibly single digits -- in Kansas City for Sunday's clash between the Chiefs and New England Patriots. CURRAN: Five things to know for Patriots vs. Chiefs Ninkovich, who played in plenty of cold contests during his eight seasons in New England, believes that "arctic blast" is exactly what the Patriots should want.

Students’ LEGO mural of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick is mesmerizing

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Students' LEGO mural of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick is mesmerizing originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots' run to (another) AFC Championship Game has brought out the best in everybody. WBZ's Liam Martin shared a pretty awesome example Monday from Brown Elementary School in Peabody, Mass. What appears to be a LEGO mural of Tom Brady turns into something much more cool.

Andy Reid on facing the elements: “You go play”

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Big Red's team will soon be facing the big chill. But Chiefs coach Andy Reid isn't concerned about a forecast that will put Sunday's showdown with the Patriots in the single digits. It will be a little chilly and that's OK,” Reid told reporters on Monday.