Patriots: Winning the Line of scrimmage will be the key to winning the Super Bowl

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January 31, 2019

Games are won and lost in the trenches and Sunday’s game will be no different. If the Patriots want to beat the Rams, they are going to have to control the line of scrimmage. Defensively, the Patriots front seven will have it’s hands full against a Rams running game that has been consistent all season long. The Rams finished 23rd in the league in rushing during the regular season but…

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X’s and O’s: 5 ways the Patriots could attack Aaron Donald

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January 30, 2019

(Image courtesy of Alex Gallardo/Associated Press) The Patriots offensive line faces a hefty challenge on Sunday when having to block the Rams talented defensive line, especially defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Donald had an MVP caliber season in 2018 leading the NFL in sacks with 20.5. That is unheard of for a defensive tackle but it is not a surprise given Donald’s talent and how Wade Phillips uses him in his scheme….

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X’s and O’s: Breaking down the Rams outside zone and inside zone running plays

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January 30, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams running game pounded out 273 yards rushing against the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC divisional playoff game. C.J Anderson rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns and Todd Gurley rushes for 115 and a touchdown. The Rams ran the ball in a variety of ways but the bulk of those yards cane on outside zone and inside zone. The two staple running plays of the Rams…

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Patriots: Key members of the Rams you need to know

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January 27, 2019

We kick off our Super Bowl coverage for this week by getting to know the Rams. Who are these guys? How have they been able to turn things around so quickly and become a title contender? Here is a break down of some of the key members of the Rams. GM Les Snead: Snead came to the Rams in 2012 from the Atlanta Falcons where he was Director of player…

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Patriots Rewind: Patriots 37 Chiefs 31

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January 21, 2019

Game Rewind: The Patriots outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs 37-31 in one of the best AFC Championship games in recent memory. As a result, they earned their third straight trip to the Super Bowl. This will be the Patriots fourth trip to the Super Bowl in the last five years and their eleventh over all as a franchise. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. The offensive game plan…

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Patriots: New England Patriots (12-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (13-4)

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January 20, 2019

Opening Drive: The Patriots travel to Arrowhead Stadium to battle the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. The Patriots are 3 point underdogs which is rare given the Patriots playoff history but they were 3-5 on the road this season so it is understandable. The Patriots have used the underdog role as motivation and while the rest of the country is sick of seeing them in the AFC…

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Patriots: AFC Championship game match ups

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January 20, 2019

The AFC Championship game will be a match up of the old guard versus the new guard if you will. It will feature the largest age gap between staring quarterbacks in a championship game in NFL history. Tom Brady is 41, Patrick Mahomes is 23. While the Chiefs may have home field advantage, the Patriots have some positional advantages. Here is how the two teams match up by position and…

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Patriots: Scouting Report on the Kansas City Chiefs

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January 17, 2019

The Patriots travel to Kansas City on Sunday to battle the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. The Chiefs finished 12-4 and have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL. Kansas City is well coached under the tutelage of Andy Reid. The Chiefs are one of the most diverse teams in the NFL schematically. The Patriots will have their hands full but they will be ready. Here is…

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Patriots Rewind: Patriots 41 Chargers 28

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January 15, 2019

Game Rewind: The Patriots jumped out to a 35-7 lead in the first half en route to 41-28 win over the Chargers. New England silenced any doubters who thought this might be the end of their dynasty. Here are thoughts on the game. 1. Sony, Sony, Sony!! The rookie running back was terrific in his playoff debut rushing for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Michel was the centerpiece of the…

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Patriots Playoff Preview: Los Angeles Chargers (13-4) at New England Patriots (11-5)

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January 13, 2019

Opening Drive: The Los Angeles Chargers visit Gillette Stadium to battle the Patriots in what should be a terrific match up between two future hall of famers in Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers. The Chargers and Patriots are meeting in the playoffs for the fourth time. The San Diego Chargers beat the Boston Patriots in 1964 while the Patriots beat the Chargers in 2006 and 2007. Here are three keys…

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