Brian Cole

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

Pats Crush Chargers En Route To Eighth Consecutive AFC Championship Game

I mean honestly, should anyone really be surprised? This has been the case every year, especially over the past half decade. The Patriots have some regular season struggles. They finish with a first-round bye thanks to their “weak division”. Another AFC team gets hot and wins big games down the stretch and in the first …

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Patriots vs Chargers Divisional Preview

The Patriots welcome the Los Angeles Chargers into Foxboro on Sunday for a Divisional Round matchup, with both teams vying for a spot in the AFC Championship game next Sunday. This is one of the most interesting games of the weekend, with age and experience going up against speed and youth. It could end up …

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NFL Picks

NFL Picks: Divisional Round Edition

Last week I exuded optimism after basking in the glow of the holiday season. Now, after Monday’s CFB National Championship game, I’ve come to a dark realization: we only have three and a half weekends of football left in the 2017-2018 season (the Pro Bowl only counts as a half because no one really watches …

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Patriots And Chargers Both Look Healthy Heading Into Sunday

Usually, when the playoffs roll around, each team is dealing with some injuries to key players that could affect the outcomes of games. Patriots fans will understand that due to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski missing out on playoff games over the previous few years. However, Sunday looks to be the opposite case for both …

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Could Coaching Experience Be The Difference Maker In Pats Vs. Bolts?

Sunday’s divisional matchup between the Patriots and the Chargers pits two of the AFC’s most talented teams against each other. The teams look evenly matched in most areas on paper. However, coaching is one area where the Patriots seem to have a distinct advantage. Bill Belichick has been part of an NFL staff since 1975. …

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Joey Bosa

Patriots Pass Protection Could Be Key To Victory On Sunday

There is a long list of things that the Patriots need to do on Sunday to beat a highly talented Chargers team. The most important aspect of their gameplan, however, might come in the trenches. New England’s pass protection could be the key to earning another AFC Championship berth. Los Angeles has talent all across …

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Hall Of Fame Finalists Include Two Former Patriots

This past week the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced it’s finalists for the 2019 Hall of Fame induction. Among the Modern Era finalists were two former Patriots, cornerback Ty Law, and defensive lineman Richard Seymour. New England drafted Law in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft. He played 10 seasons with the …

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NFL Playoffs

Potential Divisional Opponents For Patriots

While it wasn’t the easiest road that the team has taken over the last few years, the Patriots entered the playoffs with a first-round bye for the ninth year in a row. This gives them the chance to rest up and get an extra week to prepare for their home Divisional Round matchup next Sunday. …

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Four Patriots On 2018 PFF All-Pro Team

Pro Football Focus unveiled its’ 2018 All-Pro team yesterday, with four Patriots making the cut. Stephon Gilmore (cornerback), Shaq Mason (right guard), and Albert McClellan (special teams) were all first-team selections. Trey Flowers (edge) was named a second-team selection. Now, these are not awards to hang on the wall. However, Pro Football Focus is one of the …

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