The Fantasy Football Impact of Cam Newton to Patriots

Cam Newton to New England is already impacting the Patriots’ 2020 odds. But how does his signing affect his and his new teammates’ fantasy football outlooks? Two of our expert rankers — Chris Raybon and Sean Koerner — analyze the fantasy fit for Newton and how him potentially starting would impact their projections for Julian Edelman, […]

A football nerd’s guide to the New England Patriots’ 2020 season

Editor’s note: Prior to the start of the season, Sheil Kapadia will provide in-depth analytical breakdowns for all 32 NFL teams. You can find the teams he’s already covered here. The New England Patriots were 12-3 and well-positioned for a bye heading into their Week 17 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. That’s when things fell […]

Why the Buccaneers will need to make drastic changes to help Tom Brady succeed

Tom Brady is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. That is a sentence I never expected to type. It still doesn’t feel real to me, and I don’t know if it will until I see him on the field in a Bucs uniform. Until that happens, I fully expect him to be starting for the Patriots this […]

Inside the numbers: What’s changed about Tom Brady since last year?

Tom Brady was living in the middle lane against the Chiefs. The Patriots quarterback didn’t have much use for most of the field on Sunday, and looking left or right only led to poor results. Brady got what was right in from of him. And, well, that was about it. The loss to Kansas City […]

Where has the Patriots running game gone wrong?

The running game was supposed to be one of New England’s strengths. The Patriots were supposed to pick up where they left off. Sony Michel, assuming he could get healthy — which he eventually did after a slow start to the summer — was supposed to continue developing and help Tom Brady carry the load […]

NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: Why Bill Belichick should be the favorite to win Coach of the Year

The Eagles defense hasn’t been what it was projected to be this season. Philadelphia has been able to stop the run but has struggled against the pass, ranking 20th in DVOA. The finger has been pointed at defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and his insistence on loading the box to stop the run, which leaves his […]

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