Topic: New England Patriots

All Content

  • The Monitor's View Don't let vicious play tarnish the Super Bowl

    The NFL's regular season ends this weekend and the playoffs to determine the Super Bowl matchup come next. Pro football, as well as hockey's NHL, must further reduce head injuries and provide a better example for young athletes on how to avoid concussions.

  • The season for second chances

    Editorial Board Blog The season for second chances

    Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick committed a horrible crime and served time in jail. But President Obama says people like Vick deserve a second chance. What could be more in the spirit of Christmas?

  • In Pictures Holiday helpers

    Golden State Warriors' Monta Ellis (r.) hands out boxes of food and sundries to needy families in Oakland, Calif., on Dec. 16. Mr. Ellis and teammate Stephen Curry are joining with international hunger relief organization Feed The Children to provide 800 local families with boxes of food and personal care items.

  • How well do you know the New England Patriots before Tom Brady? Take our quiz.

    How well do you know the New England Patriots before Tom Brady? Take our quiz.

    It’s easy to forget that the team’s history predates this golden Belichick-Brady-Kraft era. To test your knowledge of the Patriots before they won the first of their three Super Bowl titles in 2002, try taking our quiz.

  • Heisman Trophy: Top 10 winners who succeeded in pro football

    Heisman Trophy: Top 10 winners who succeeded in pro football

    The Heisman Trophy was awarded Saturday night to Auburn QB Cam Newton, as the most outstanding college football player in 2010. But a Heisman is not a guarantee of success in the NFL. Some of the 74 winners since 1935 didn't make the transition, some didn't live up to their potential due to injury. With help from heisman.com and nfl.com, we compiled a list of Heisman winners who went on to have the most success on the professional gridiron.

  • Patriots, Jets: Are you ready for some 'evenly matched' football?

    Patriots, Jets: Are you ready for some 'evenly matched' football?

    Tis the season of parity in the NFL. The Monday Night party featured the New England Patriots and the New York Jets as exhibit A. But when the dust settled, the difference was the coach.

  • Tom Brady vs. Mark Sanchez: By the numbers

    Tom Brady vs. Mark Sanchez: By the numbers

    Tom Brady, the NFL's No. 1 QB, and the New England Patriots take on the NY Jets, the No. 1 defense, with quarterback Mark Sanchez. Each team is battling to be the best in the AFC East. Who has the edge?

  • Obama brings shellac back into fashion

    Verbal Energy Obama brings shellac back into fashion

    Borrowing a word from the furniture business, the president reminds us of the importance of sound symbolism in political rhetoric.

  • Drew Brees named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

    Drew Brees named Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year

    Drew Brees, quarterback of the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints, has been named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. The magazine highlighted both the on- and off-field exploits of Drew Brees in 2010.

  • Walter Rodgers America's new drug of choice: revenge

    Capital punishment is vengeance masquerading as justice. No matter how heinous the crime, we lose our moral highground when we allow killing as a punishment for murder.