Patriots Team Grades: Tom Brady, Chris Hogan And Strong Defense Lead Pats To Huge Win Over SteelersAfter a shaky performance in the Divisional Round, the New England Patriots needed to improve on a number of things if they were going to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not only did the Pats do enough to advance to the Super Bowl, but they totally dominated the AFC Championship game.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Texans Unable To Capitalize On Patriots' Sloppy Play In Divisional Round Match-UpThe New England Patriots were expected to take this game without any trouble, but some sloppy play showed that they are indeed human and have some weaknesses. Even with that, the Houston Texans couldn't take advantage and watched Tom Brady and company head to the AFC Championship yet again.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Patriots Secure Home-Field Advantage With Win Over DolphinsThe New England Patriots secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs with its dominate 35-14 win over the Miami Dolphins in week 17.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Patriots Demolish Jets In Week 16 MatchupGoing into week 16, the New England Patriots had already clinched a first-round bye and divisional title, but that didn't stop them from demolishing the Jets 41-3. The team excelled in all facets of the game. The Patriots are a team firing on all cylinders and a danger to any opponent.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Patriots Clinch First-Round Bye With Victory In DenverThe Patriots defeated the Broncos in week 15. As a result, the team clinched the AFC East and earned a first-round bye.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Brady, Pats Hold Off Resilient RavensThe Pat's 20-point lead almost totally disappeared before Tom Brady and Co. kicked it into another gear.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Tom Brady Breaks Records As Rams Get TrouncedTom Brady became the winningest quarterback in NFL history when the New England Patriots trounced the Los Angeles Rams Sunday.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Defense Seals Comeback Victory Against New York JetsThe Jets played with intensity and forced the Patriots to earn a win with a come-from-behind victory.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Tom Brady Lights Up The 49ers' DefenseThe 49ers put up a good fight, but simply couldn't contain Tom Brady.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Seahawks' Goal-Line Stand Stops Patriots In Super Bowl RematchIt was a goal-line stand by the Patriots that won them Super Bowl XLIX but it was a Seahawks goal-line stand that saved the day for the Hawks this time around.
New England Patriots Team Grades: Tom Brady Absolutely Demolishes Bills As Pats Avenge Early Season LossLast week, the Pittsburgh Steelers found a way to slow down (not stop) Tom Brady and it almost worked, but the New England Patriots still came out ahead with a victory. This week, the Pats were able to find their fire and absolutely demolish the Buffalo Bills en route to a blowout win.
Team Grades: Slow Day For Brady, Better Day For Blount In Win Over SteelersThe offense of the New England Patriots wasn't necessarily playing at its normal high rate of intensity, but that is the beauty of a team with a lot of depth and talent.