christopher l. gasper

Patriots facing some tough questions

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In Foxborough, keen questions were asked, non-answers were interrupted, and accountability was sought.

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 29: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tripped up by Logan Ryan #26 of the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on September 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

ben volin | on football

Patriots defense was just as bad as offense against Chiefs

Basic tackling was among the many issues that stood out on tape in New England’s loss to Kansas City.

patriots notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/02/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_neden5_spts-8500--90x90.jpg Argument may be behind Aaron Dobson’s benching

According to a league source, Dobson has had at least one loud disagreement with Josh McDaniels.

Allen Craig batted .128 in 107 plate appearances for the Red Sox  in 2014 after being acquired from the Cardinals at the trade deadline.

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Red Sox Mailbag

Ask Nick: Does Allen Craig fit in Red Sox’ 2015 plan?

There’s plenty of options for the Red Sox at outfielder and first base, which happen to be Allen Craig’s positions as well.

Brad Stevens hopes Celtics can pick up the pace

“I want more aggression on sets overall, offensively and defensively,” Stevens said.

Paul Swydan | Statistically Thinking

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/01/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/dustin150.jpg What do stats project for Dustin Pedroia’s future?

Hitter aging curves developed by FanGraphs offer a glimpse of what may lie ahead for the Red Sox’ second baseman.

Bob Ryan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/04/26/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ryan90.png More from the columnist

Read past columns from Ryan, who began writing for the Globe in 1968 and now contributes occasional columns.

Kevin Paul Dupont

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Read his recent “On Second Thought” columns and more features from the longtime Globe writer.

Belichick era database

INTERACTIVE DATABASE

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2004g18c-2786--90x90.JPG Patriots during the Bill Belichick era

Look back on the Boston Globe’s coverage of every game the Patriots have played since Bill Belichick became the head coach in 2000.