Brian Cole

Expert on all things Deflategate, and New England Patriots Writer for SportsTalkLine.com

Patriots Week Nine Preview: Green Bay Packers

The Patriots welcome the Green Bay Packers into Foxboro for a Sunday Night matchup that features two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game of football. New England recovered from some early season struggles to manage a 6-2 record at the half. They need a strong second-half performance to overtake the Chiefs in …

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Most Underrated Patriot Of 2018: Stephen Gostkowski

This site has not always been extremely kind to Stephen Gostkowski. I have routinely criticized the Patriots all-time leading scorer over the past three years for missing kicks and PATs, sometimes even on the grandest stage of them all. However, credit where credit is due. Gostkowski had a brilliant month of October and deserves a …

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Gronk Putting Up Lower Numbers Than Usual

One of the most intriguing stories of the offseason for the Patriots was the contract incentives given to tight end Rob Gronkowski. The All-Pro tight end has arguably been one of the more underpaid players in the league after signing an extension early in his career. Seemingly in an attempt to develop goodwill with their …

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2018 AFC Week 9 Power Rankings

The AFC Power Ranking will post weekly with regular ProFootballTalkLine.com analyst, authors, and pundits from your favorites team creating an individual list that we then add together for the combined (and final) ranking. Below the chart, each contributor will list their reason(s) for the biggest move up or down their board from the previous week …

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Pats Stand Pat At The Trade Deadline

The 2018 trade deadline has come and gone and the Patriots roster remains unchanged. Despite a pretty busy deadline for the rest of the league, New England decided to stick with the roster that they have. This is a mildly surprising move considering that the Patriots are no strangers to making additions at the deadline …

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Patriots Get Tough Win Over Buffalo On Monday Night Football

It wasn’t pretty but the Patriots earned their sixth victory of the season on Monday night with a 25-6 win over the Bills. Despite a rough few weeks, Buffalo came ready to play and gave the Patriots a tougher matchup than many expected. It took until midway through the fourth quarter for New England to …

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Patriots Week Eight Preview: Buffalo Bills

The Patriots head to Buffalo this week for a Monday night matchup with the Bulls. This is New England’s second divisional game of the season. It should also be the easiest game in the first half of the season for the Patriots. Since entering the season with promise, the Bills have looked dismal on their …

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Kyle Van Noy

Kyle Van Noy Quietly Becoming Leader of Patriots Defense

The Patriots defense hasn’t had much to write home about so far this season. They rank in the bottom third in most defensive categories, including opponent passing yards, opponent rushing yards, and opponent points per game. In the past two weeks alone they gave up nearly 80 points and made Mitchell Trubisky look like Barry …

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2018 AFC Week 8 Power Rankings

The AFC Power Ranking will post weekly with regular ProFootballTalkLine.com analyst, authors, and pundits from your favorites team creating an individual list that we then add together for the combined (and final) ranking. Below the chart, each contributor will list their reason(s) for the biggest move up or down their board from the previous week …

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Patriots May Need To Explore Options At Running Back

Patriots fans were subject to a hearty scare on Sunday after watching star rookie running back Sony Michel go down with an apparent knee injury. Michel’s leg got twisted up on a tackle at the line of scrimmage, and he had to be helped off the field. A short time later he was carted back …

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