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Archive: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

The Patriots empire strikes back

In a strange 2010 season, the New England Patriots' return to the top is a rare slice of normalcy.

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne | December 15, 2010; 1:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

...But there's a "nasty" in "dynasty"

Bill Belichick is the key ingredient to the Patriots' success over the past decade and it's his unwillingness to budge from his coaching and managerial blueprint that has New England atop the NFL once again this year.

By Jason Maloni | December 15, 2010; 1:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Credit the O-line, running game

While Tom Brady deserves much of the credit, New England's offensive line and running game have helped the 2010 Patriots' offense reach new heights.

By Brandon Benson | December 15, 2010; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Doing the right thing

With his youngest team yet, Bill Belichick has the Patriots playing the best football in the NFL and when it's all said and done, this year's team could rival the 2007 team that went 18-1.

By Leonard Shapiro | December 14, 2010; 4:40 PM ET | Comments (14)

Patriots are peerless

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are in a class of their own atop the NFL.

By Michael Kun | December 14, 2010; 2:20 PM ET | Comments (2)

Belichick the mastermind

Bill Belichick remains a step ahead of the rest of the NFL and the 2010 Patriots are proof. The star power is nowhere to be found but the wins keep piling up.

By Anthony Stalter | December 14, 2010; 1:28 PM ET | Comments (6)

George Young's lesson

Bill Belichick learned under former New York Giants general manager George Young that teams win championships as often as stars do.

By Dave Goldberg | December 14, 2010; 12:22 PM ET | Comments (1)

 
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