Patriots CBs Leigh Bodden and Devin McCourty gave up a couple big plays to the Bills and will have the task of slowing down speedy Raiders WR Denarius Moore on Sunday.
Patriots CB Devin McCourty has given up a lot of yards through two games, and he'll have the job of covering Stevie Johnson on Sunday.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and director of player personnel Nick Caserio spoke to the media on a conference call Tuesday about their upcoming opponent, the Bills.
Patriots veteran WR Deion Branch had a big game, but CB Devin McCourty struggled in Week Two. Those players are going in opposite directions on this week's stock report.
The Patriots' secondary will have the task of slowing down Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall in the season opener.
The Patriots named their captains and there are two surprising names on the list.
This is the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's defensive backs.
The Patriots surprised many with a 14-2 regular-season record thanks to an MVP season from QB Tom Brady and a surprising performance from rookie CB Devin McCourty. Now they need to upgrade their defense for 2011.
Each Wednesday throughout the season we'll identify one player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, CBs Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington are the choice.
In the Patriots' regular-season finale, TE Rob Gronkowski had another big game while CB Devin McCourty secured the honor for most picks by a rookie this season.
In an exciting year for NFL rookies that saw four rooks make the Pro Bowl, the league's top two draft picks finish as the top two rookies on our Meter.
In the final regular-season MVP meter, four of the Patriots Pro Bowlers make the list, along with the team's first 1,000-yard rusher since 2004.
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 16 game between the Patriots and Dolphins: Patriots CB Devin McCourty vs. Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall
Rob Gronkowski had another big game on Sunday, catching two touchdown passes, while three Patriots rookies helped the team force seven turnovers.
The Patriots have plenty of rookies to thank for their 13-2 record as we rank the teams that have received the biggest impact from their first-year players.