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Patriots have dropped the ball since Tom Brady left

By Anna Knepley, Assistant Sports Editor
Published December 14, 2023

After the collapse of the Tom Brady dynasty in New England, the Patriots are struggling to replicate the Super Bowl-winning seasons led by the star quarterback.  This...

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The Patriots missed postseason football by one game. What went wrong?

By Aidan Crooke, Staff Writer, Sports
Published February 22, 2023

On Jan. 8, the Patriots had their final chance to punch their ticket to the playoffs against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York. The Pats’ season...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick

How can the Patriots return to January football and possible postseason glory?

By Aidan Crooke, Staff Writer, Sports
Published September 23, 2022

The first two weeks of the New England Patriots’ football season have come and gone, and if you were expecting a pair of convincing wins, you’re probably...

The Patriots 2021 draft could go in any number of directions.

Predicting the New England Patriots 2021 NFL Draft picks

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
Published April 29, 2021

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Atrocious quarterback play costs Patriots winnable game against Chiefs

Atrocious quarterback play costs Patriots winnable game against Chiefs

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
Published October 10, 2020

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Brady vs Newton: Comparing the old vs new Patriots QB so far

Brady vs Newton: Comparing the old vs new Patriots QB so far

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
Published September 30, 2020

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Newton, Patriots lose on final play in another classic vs. Seahawks

Newton, Patriots lose on final play in another classic vs. Seahawks

By Brendan Beauregard, Assistant Sports Editor
Published September 21, 2020

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Jarrett Stidham is set to become the Patriots starting quarterback

Patriots: Stidham will be the starter, for now

By Lara Hill
Published April 17, 2020
With quarterback Tom Brady heading to Tampa Bay next season, New England Patriots fans are anxious to know who will start week one.The Patriots are without a franchise quarterback for the first time since 1994.
Patriots: Offense in need of identity

Patriots: Offense in need of identity

By Lara Hill
Published November 20, 2019

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The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 10/25: GoFundMe update, Head Of The Charles Regatta, and Patriots column

The Berkeley Beacon News Hour 10/25: GoFundMe update, Head Of The Charles Regatta, and Patriots column

Published October 25, 2019

Listen to "The Berkeley Beacon News Hour on WECB 10/25: GoFundMe update, Head Of The Charles Regatta, and Patriots column" on Spreaker. Berkeley Beacon...

Patriots: Brady’s gone after another Super Bowl victory

Patriots: Brady’s gone after another Super Bowl victory

By Lara Hill
Published October 24, 2019
If the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl this season, future hall-of-fame quarterback Tom Brady will retire. Many rumors are circulating about the future of Brady’s career after his appearance on WEEI radio station Wednesday morning. With his house recently placed on the market, and his contract with the Patriots ending this season, there is a strong possibility he could retire.
Patriots: Rookies are the future

Patriots: Rookies are the future

By Lara Hill
Published October 16, 2019
Chase Winovich, former defensive end for the University of Michigan, sat in his home surrounded by dozens of friends and family on the second night of the NFL Draft in March 2019 when he received a call that changed his life. 
Patriots: Collins returns to glory

Patriots: Collins returns to glory

By Lara Hill
Published October 9, 2019
Since his return to the New England Patriots, linebacker Jamie Collins Sr. is having a career season for the team, but head coach and general manager Bill Belichick is the man behind it all.
Patriots: Defense saves Brady from upset

Patriots: Defense saves Brady from upset

By Lara Hill
Published October 5, 2019
The New England Patriots defense carried the team to a 16-10 victory over the Buffalo Bills, showing signs of championship rosters in the past.
Patriots: Injuries threatening undefeated season

Patriots: Injuries threatening undefeated season

By Lara Hill
Published September 25, 2019
The injury-plagued New England Patriots offense heads to Buffalo, New York on Sunday for their biggest defensive challenge of the season.
Patriots: Chasing the perfect season

Patriots: Chasing the perfect season

By Sam DeCoste
Published September 21, 2019
The 2019 New England Patriots look primed to make another run at a perfect season. It all starts with the only offensive player remaining from the 2007 roster, quarterback Tom Brady. The 2007 Patriots came very close to finishing a perfect season with a record of 18-0 going into Super Bowl XLII. They ended up losing to the New York Giants—missing their opportunity at the NFL’s first 19-0 campaign.
Patriots: Best defense since 2004

Patriots: Best defense since 2004

By Lara Hill
Published September 12, 2019
The New England Patriots dominated in week one—and their defense has never looked better. While I watched the game Sunday night, one thing caught my eye: The Patriots’ tackling is impeccable. 
ECPD Chief Robert Smith (right) said he expects the Super Bowl parade to take place either Tuesday or Wednesday. Hongyu Liu / Beacon Correspondent

ECPD prepares security measures for potential Super Bowl parade

By Hongyu Liu, Multimedia Managing Editor
Published February 3, 2019

The Emerson College Police Department plans to lock down the college campus and monitor the Little Building for trespassers in the event of a Super Bowl...

EDITORIAL: Taking part in Boston’s Super Bowl festivities

EDITORIAL: Taking part in Boston’s Super Bowl festivities

By Editorial Board
Published January 30, 2019

At Issue: Another Patriots Super Bowl appearance Our Take: Sports fan or not, everyone can enjoy the big game This Sunday, the New England Patriots...

Please don’t make us fight sports fans to get to class

By Editorial Board
Published February 1, 2018

At issue: Potential parade could interrupt campus and classes Our take: Don’t risk it. Postpone class times Any Emerson student that had to trudge...

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