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Christopher Price has covered the Boston sports scene for more then a dozen years, working for ESPN.com, SI.com and Baseball America as well as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Boston Metro. In that time, he’s established himself as an award-winning sportswriter who has been honored by Northeastern University, the New England Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. In addition, he’s the author of the just published, “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” and two other books “Baseball by the Beach” and "The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower.”

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11/28/14 11:24 EST
FOXBORO -- It takes a fundamentally sound -- and fundamentally fearless -- individual to take on the role of kick returner. You have to be fast, have terrific field vision, and have a little gonzo attitude in your approach to make it work. Over the last five games, the Patriots have gotten a little bit of all of that from Danny Amendola, who has provided a special teams spark for a team looking for consistency at the kick return spot. Inserted as a semi-regular return man in Week 7 against the Jets, Amendola had four returns for 105 yards in a 27-25 win over the Jets. Since then, he’s consistently hit at least 20 yards per return, averaging 32.7 yards -- capped by an 81-yarder last week against the Lions. In the words of veteran special teams coach Scotty O’Brien, the 5-foot-11, 183-pounder has no hesitation when it comes to running “through the smoke” and seeing “what’s on the other end when he gets there.” “He’s very aggressive --
11/25/14 10:47 EST
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With Thanksgiving right around the corner and the stretch drive to the playoffs looming, expect to hear a lot of talk about how late-season momentum leads to playoff glory. But recent history has shown that trying to gauge a team’s postseason chances by measuring it's play down the stretch is a bad idea. Overall, the last six Super Bowl champions have posted a cumulative record of 9-9 over their last three games of the regular season. The 2005 Steelers had a three-game December losing streak, and the 2007 Giants were a .500 team down the stretch. The 2009 Saints lost their final three games, the 2010 Packers lost three of their last four. Meanwhile, the 2011 Giants suffered a four-game losing streak in late November and into early December. The 2012 Ravens lost four of their last five regular-season games heading into the playoffs. (Remarkably, they won one regular-season game in regulation after Thanksgiving.) Finally, the 2013 Seahawks were 3-2 down the stretch last season, their
11/23/14 08:20 EST
FOXBORO -- Another Sunday, another quality quarterback humbled. Against the Lions at Gillette Stadium, Matthew Stafford and the Lions became the latest trophy for the Patriots’ defense to stuff and mount to the wall. The Lions’ quarterback was 18-for-46 for 264 yards, with no touchdowns, one interception, and he was sacked twice. The Lions didn’t score a touchdown and ended up 5-for-17 on third down. And they couldn’t do much of anything on the ground, either, rushing for 91 yards but averaging a meager 3.6 yards per carry. Meanwhile, the Patriots strolled up and down the field with relatively little resistance against one of the best defensive teams in the league. They punted only twice before the end of the third quarter, as three players had at least 78 yards receiving, Tom Brady threw for 349 yards and New England tacked more points on the Lions than any other team this season, coming away with a 34-9 win. And while the offense punched in and punched out with
11/20/14 01:08 EST
FOXBORO -- Pick your adjective: Brutal. Ghastly. Embarrassing. It was all of those. (Plus a few more of the R-rated variety.) However you slice it, the Patriots offensive line was a mess over the first four games of the season. With a new position coach and lacking its de facto leader in Logan Mankins -- who had been shipped off to Tampa Bay just before the start of the regular season -- the group was wildly ineffective. Quarterback Tom Brady didn’t have any time to throw, there were no holes for the running backs, and they were getting shoved all over the place. There was also no consistency -- established veterans like Sebastian Vollmer and Nate Solder were getting shuffled in and out of the lineup as injury and poor play forced the team to looking at new personnel combinations. There were calls to sign Richie Incognito, which would have been the last act of a truly desperate team. Predictably, the struggles created a ripple effect that had an impact on the entire New England



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