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Bill Belichick’s defense gets the best out of Kyle Van Noy, Dont’a Hightower

The New England Patriots' usage of Kyle Van Noy and Dont'a Hightower played a key role in the team's successful 2018 season and Super Bowl win.

Patriots pressure will be key to stopping the Rams' long-developing routes

PFF's Ben Linsey digs into the PFF data on the Patriots' pass rush and explains why their defensive scheme could be the key to stopping Jared Goff and the Rams in Super Bowl 53.

23 days ago
Ranking the four conference championship teams at every position group

PFF Senior Analyst Mike Renner ranks the four remaining teams at every position group ahead of the Conference Championships.

1 month ago
Refocused, NFL Week 14: Miami Dolphins 34, New England Patriots 33

The Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots, 34-33, in Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season.

2 months ago
Refocused, NFL Week 10: Tennessee Titans 34, New England Patriots 10

The Tennessee Titans defeated the New England Patriots, 34-10, in Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season.

3 months ago
Refocused, NFL Week 7: New England Patriots 38, Chicago Bears 31

The New England Patriots defeated the Chicago Bears, 38-31, in Week 7 of the 2018 NFL season.

3 months ago
Have the Patriots done enough this offseason to rectify their pass-rush from 2017?

PFF Analyst Louie Benjamin examines what the New England Patriots can count on as a pass-rushing unit in 2018 after ranking last in PFF grades as a unit last season.

8 months ago
Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower to miss remainder of season

Hightower will miss the remainder of the season with a torn pectoral, announced just a day after he was ruled out for the Patriots Week 8 game.

NFL Week 5 Preview: Patriots at Buccaneers

PFF has analysis of all the important matchups to watch when the Patriots take on the Buccaneers

1 year ago
Dont’a Hightower to start training camp on the PUP list

One of the most important players in the New England D will begin camp on the PUP list. What does the PFF data say about the Patriots linebacker?