Patriots Time Machine

Patriots Time Machine

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Do you ever wish Twitter existed for the start of the Patriots dynasty? Enter Patriots Time Machine, a collaboration between the Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon and the New England Patriots, to bring the team archives back to the Internet. The Patriots Time Machine will chronicle the Patriots on Twitter, Instagram and right here on Patriots.com, posting transaction graphics, game photos, video recaps, press conference highlights, Patriots Football Weekly analysis, pop culture memes and everything you need to follow the 2001 Patriots, stadium construction and future seasons.

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Game Recap: Patriots melt in Miami heat

Recapping the Patriots 10-30 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday, October 7, 2001.
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Game Preview: Dolphins defense will dominate

Read a full game preview of New England's Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins.
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Game Recap: Reversal of fortune

Recapping the Patriots 44-13 victory over the Colts on Sunday, September 30, 2001.
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Players to Watch: Patriots vs Colts

Players to watch in the Patriots vs. Colts game on Sunday, September 30, 2001.
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Armstrong proud to be a Patriot

Bruce Armstrong named to Patriots Hall of Fame.
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Game Preview: Colts offense a whole lot to handle

Read a full game preview of New England's Week 3 game against the Indianapolis Colts.
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Game Recap: Team opens home slate with a dud

Recapping the Patriots 10-3 loss to the Jets on Sunday, September 23, 2001.
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Game Preview: A huge September AFC East tilt on tap

Read a full game preview of New England's Week 2 game against the New York Jets.
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NFL puts games on hold as nation grieves

Patriots Week 2 game at Carolina has been postponed.
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A total "team" loss in opener

Breaking down the Patriots 17-23 loss against the Bengals on Sunday, September 9, 2001.
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Game Recap: Bengals roar, Pats in recovery mode

Recapping the Patriots 17-23 loss against the Bengals on Sunday, September 9, 2001.
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Eye on the game: Charles Johnson

Players to watch in the Patriots vs. Bengals game on Sunday, September 9, 2001.
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Opponent Spotlight: Explosive Dillon tests defense

Players to watch in the Patriots vs. Bengals game on Sunday, September 9, 2001.
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Game Preview: Don't count Bengals out in opener

Read a full game preview of New England's week 1 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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Enemy Spotlight: New York Giants

A look at two key players for the New York Giants.
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Game Preview: Giants at Patriots

Read a full preview of New England's preseason game against the New York Giants.
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Football Fever

The sounds of football will be filling the air at training camp sites all across America, including Bryant College. The Patriots camp officially opened on July 23 with Bill Belichick attempting to mold several new faces with a familiar corps of players hoping to get back to the playoffs.
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Quarterbacks: Time for Bledsoe to put it together

The story at quarterback has hardly changed since that April day in 1993 when Drew Bledsoe was tabbed with the draft’s first overall selection.
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Wide Receivers & Tight Ends: Additions should help incumbents

The Patriots passing game was incredibly limited in 2000 and look to improve in 2001.
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Running Backs & Full Backs: Someone needs to rise to the top

The running back position will be the most watched of camp with hot competition complementing some interesting subplots. One of which is Robert Edwards' return.
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Offensive Line: Production depends on new faces up front

There is one glaring positive about the 2001 Patriots offensive line. That is, of course, that it can’t possibly be any worse than it has been the last two seasons when starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe was sacked a combined 100 times, including 45 last season.
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Defensive Line: Line lacks depth as camp opens

Maybe Bill Belichick knows something the rest of New England has yet to see. Then again, maybe he doesn’t, but simply didn’t have the financial resources to properly address the needs on the defensive line. 
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Linebackers: Questions surround linebacking corps

It doesn’t seem like long ago that the Patriots had a stellar and deep linebacking corps that made it a strength of the team. Those were the days when Ted Johnson was teetering on stardom, Chris Slade was a feared pass rusher and a Pro Bowler and Tedy Bruschi and Todd Collins fought it out for playing time.
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Special Teams: Pats get tougher

The Patriots struggled on both sides of the ball for much of last season, but one area where they performed solidly was special teams. This was particularly true early in the year before injuries forced several backup players into key roles.
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Defensive Backs: Improvements must translate on field

While a subpar pass rush deserves its share of the blame, Belichick thrives on his secondary getting the job done and it didn’t do that well enough as a group last year.
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