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The New England Patriots Bend but Don’t Break Defense: Myth or Reality?

This millennium, the New England Patriots’ defense has consistently ranked better by points allowed than it has by yards allowed. For many of those seasons, the difference in its rankings has been notably large. Such disparities have led announcers, fans, and analysts alike to conclude that the Patriots employ a “bend but don’t break”-style defense…

ITP Presents: Football’s Finest Writing & Tweeting, January 25, 2016

Inside The Pylon works to deliver quality football content to our readers. Football’s finest writing collects some of our favorite pieces from friends and colleagues last week and shares them with you. Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Brady And Patriots’ Offense Are Built To Adapt Greg Bedard visited ex-New England offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and explores the multiple responsibilities each receiver has on every snap.…

AFC Championship Game Preview: New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

The NFL Playoffs continue with the AFC Championship Game featuring the  2nd-seeded New England Patriots visiting the 1st-seeded Denver Broncos. The ITP editors have collected our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 season. New England Aidan Curran broke down the composition of the Patriots’ defensive line at the start of the season, and found that Bill Belichick built a versatile…

AFC Divisional Round Preview: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots

The NFL Playoffs continue with an AFC Divisional round matchup between the 5th-seeded Kansas City Chiefs visiting the 2nd-seeded New England Patriots. The ITP editors have collected our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 season. Kansas City Mark Schofield uses Travis Kelce’s week one performance against the Texans to demonstrate how the Houston defense is susceptible to…