// author archive

Nevermore: Ravens Top Patriots 28-13 in AFC Title Game

The Baltimore Ravens came, saw, and conquered the New England Patriots on Sunday night, asserting their will in the second half to advance to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans with a 28-13 triumph. The Ravens outscored New England 21-0 in the second half, sending Patriots fans home disappointed at AFC Championship at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, […]

Patriots Top Texans 41-28; Advance to 2nd Straight AFC Championship Against Baltimore

The New England Patriots advanced to their seventh AFC Championship in the Belichick era on Sunday night, topping the Houston Texans 41-28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The team received contributions from multiple players, both on offense, defense, and even special teams. New England was in control throughout, never relinquishing their lead after a […]

Patriots 2012 Safeties Preview: Can Chung Become the Leader NE Needs?

As Bill Belichick attempts to reach his sixth Super Bowl as head coach in New England, he will be forced to rebuild a secondary that allowed the second most passing yards in 2011. He has done it before, transitioning from Lawyer Milloy and Tebucky Jones, to Rodney Harrison and Eugene Wilson, to today’s current era. […]

Patriots 2012 Cornerbacks Preview: Can Devin McCourty Improve?

No matter if you are a fan of the team or not, every football fan can agree that New England’s pass defense last year left much to be desired. Despite a 13-3 record and a Super Bowl run, the 2011 campaign was consistently marked by inconsistent play from the back four. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews […]

Let’s Go: Patriots Open Up Preseason with 7-6 Victory over New Orleans

After months of updates, signings, and analysis, the New England opened up the 2012 campaign last night, squeaking past the New Orleans Saints 7-6 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The game was sloppily played, marred by turnovers, and inundated with mistakes.  There were a total of four turnovers (two from each squad), and 15 […]

2012 Patriots Running Backs Preview: Ridley the Feature Back?

Despite being one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL over the past five seasons, the New England Patriots still have flaws that have been exposed in major ways at inopportune times. From the 2010 Divisional Round loss to the Jets, to a pair of Super Bowl losses versus the Giants, there has been […]

End of an Era? Celtics fall to Heat 101-88 in Game 7

The Celtics had done what they wanted for three quarters; limit the Miami transition game, hold LeBron James in check (relatively), and get contributions from all of their starters to earn a 73-73 tie heading into the final frame. However, some cold shooting from the Celtics and clutch baskets by the Heat in the fourth […]

Pierce, Garnett will Celtics to Game 5 Win Over Heat

The Boston Celtics continued to deny the media narrative of them being too “old-and-slow” throughout this postseason (and the last four), defeating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Peyton’s Place: Manning Agrees to Join Broncos

Former Indianapolis Colts superstar Peyton Manning is changing his stripes for the first time in his career, with ESPN reporting that Manning has agreed to sign with the Denver Broncos. The move will send shock waves throughout the AFC. Denver now becomes a favorite in the AFC West, and will certainly be a trendy Super […]

Practice What You Preach: Saints Investigated for Bounty Pool

The New Orleans Saints are in some serious hot water today after the NFL announced on Friday that the team’s players and coaches have been offering monetary rewards for knockouts and bounties for injuries. The league announced that the team was in violation of the “bounty rule” over the course of the 2009, 2010, and […]

Arnold’s OT Winner Lifts Eagles to 3-2 Beanpot Win

With 6.4 seconds remaining in the extra session, Boston College (19-10-1) sophomore forward Bill Arnold roofed a shot from the right slot, beating Boston University (17-10-1) senior goaltender Kieran Millan for a dramatic 3-2 overtime win in the 60th installment of the Beanpot at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. The game was brilliantly played […]

Boston University, Boston College Advance to Beanpot Final

The Boston University Terriers (17-8-1) and Boston College Eagles (17-10-1) each advanced to next Monday’s Beanpot final, dispatching the Harvard Crimson (7-7-9) and Northeastern Huskies (11-12-3) respectively at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass.

Giants Top Patriots 21-17 to Win Super Bowl XLVI

The New York Giants claimed their second Lombardi Trophy in five years, with Eli Manning leading them from behind in a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Ind. Manning lead a nine-play, 88-yard drive that started with 3:46 remaining, capping it off with an Ahmad Bradshaw six-yard […]

Super Bowl Inactives: Kevin Faulk Out for Patriots, Herzlich Out for Giants

The New England Patriots have Announced their inactives for Super Bowl XLVI, with Kevin Faulk headling those out for the big game in Indianapolis, Ind. Faulk is joined by QB Ryan Mallet, RB Shane Vereen, LB Gary Guyton, OL Donald Thomas, OL Nick McDonald, and DL Ron Brace. Chad Ochocinco returns to action after missing […]

Rematch: A Giants-Patriots Super Bowl XLVI Preview

On Sunday, Feb. 5, the New England Patriots (15-3) will battle the New York Giants (12-7) for the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The Patriots have won 10 in a row, outscoring their opponents 359-188 over that time period to advance to their […]