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Coming in to Sunday’s matchup against the Detroit Lions, the Patriots’ offensive line was a focus point. The Lions boasted a top defense and were number one against the run entering the day. They had also not given up more than 24 points in a game all season. The offensive line was part of an offense that passed the test in spectacular fashion, winning 34-9.

Tom Brady dropped back to pass 53 times against Detroit and was sacked zero times. Part of this was due to some smart pocket presence and feet movement by Brady but a larger portion of the credit is due for the offensive line. Brady had time to find open receivers and was able to go through several reads without being forced to get rid of the ball for most of the game. Continue reading Patriots Offensive Line Passes Another Test Against Lions »

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Jameis Winston (Photo by Jeremy Esbrandt)

Boston College, 17; #3 Florida State, 20

Ten weeks after upsetting ninth-ranked USC, Boston College came close to pulling off an even bigger shocker over #3 Florida State (11-0) at Doak Campbell Stadium. Of course, the Seminoles have made a habit of winning close games, and Saturday was no exception, as they prevailed again thanks to a late field goal.

FSU looked to cruise early, putting together a 14-play opening drive that took more than six minutes off the clock and ended with running back Karlos Williams‘s three-yard touchdown. But the Eagles came right back with a 14-play possession of their own that lasted 8:22 and kicker Mike Knoll scored on a 40-yard FG to make it 7-3. Continue reading College Football Week 13 Roundup: BC Gives FSU a Scare »

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According to a report in the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox have made a five year, $95 million offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Is that going to be enough to sign the Kung Fu Panda away from his former team, the defending World Champion San Francisco Giants?

Per Sandoval’s brother and agent, Michael, we’ll know the answer to that question by no later than next week. (Which makes sense, as I can’t imagine Sandoval letting anything get in the way of enjoying his Thanksgiving feast. And yes, I’m aware he’s Venezuelan.)

In addition to the Giants, the Red Sox are also, surprisingly, trying to fend off a late charge by the San Diego Padres, who are looking to keep Sandoval in the NL West.

Continue reading Pablo Sandoval to Decide Next Week on Red Sox’ 5 Year, $95M Offer »

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Curt Schilling (Photo from Boston.com)

Curt Schilling has been very active on social media lately, making dozens of posts about President Barack Obama and other political issues, and making his feelings about creationism and evolution well-known. Replies to those creationism comments by ESPN’s Keith Law actually got Law suspended! That’s a different comment for a different day.

Today, we bring you Schilling’s latest gem: Continue reading Curt Schilling Son’s ‘Fake Grenade’ Comment Sparks Scare at Logan Airport »

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Kelly Olynyk Profile http://espn.go.com/nba/player/_/id/2489663/kelly-olynyk

The Boston Celtics have been a very competitive and entertaining club through their first 10 games of the 2014-15 NBA season. The C’s have beaten a perennial Eastern Conference power in the Chicago Bulls, and nearly beat the championship favorite Cleveland Cavaliers. It is safe to say that this young club has been exciting to watch, and one player that has open the eyes of many Celtics faithful is 23-year old center Kelly Olynyk.

Last year, Olynyk seemed uncomfortable and out of place on the floor, averaging 8.7 points per game, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists, but has made major strides this year, boosting his numbers to 12.4 points, 5.9 boards and 1.8 dimes thus far. Olynyk has already recorded two double-doubles this year, compared to just three in 70 games last season. Continue reading Kelly Olynyk Showing Improvement in Second Year »

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With a one-point victory, Turkey moves on to the Quarterfinals. (Gary M. Stolz/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

1. Patriots Preview:

* Lions are 4-6 against Patriots lifetime

* Movie Paper Lion about writer George Plimpton who workied out with the Lions in exhibition season starred Alan Alda and Lauren Hutton – it grossed $1.7mm at box office

* Bobby Layne was QB for eight years (1950-1958) and number is retired- threw for 118 TD and 142 INT

* Heisman Trophy winner that played for Detroit – Barry Sanders, Steve Owens, Doak Walker, Billy Sims, Leon Hart, Andre Ware

* Steve Belichick ran for 118 yards and 2 TD’s for the Lions in 1941

* Best draft pick – kicker Eddie Murray with the 166th pick in 1980 played in 250 games

* Hope boy named Suh doesn’t get near Brady’s knees

* Kicker Matt Prater is capable of 60 yards and more and might hit the concession stand between kicks Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Best Holiday Around the Corner! »

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Joe Flacco might be coming off a bye, but should he be started in fantasy leagues on the road? (Photo: Suchat Pederson/The News Journal)

With Josh Gordon active and Ben Tate now on the Minnesota Vikings, Week 12 should be the week that most teams know their fate (and possibly seeding) for their fantasy teams. With the final two teams on bye this week, it is the last time you will have to bench a proven fantasy commodity for bench fodder. Here are this week’s starts/sits:

Start ‘Em

Matt Ryan (vs. Cleveland): Matt Ryan has been a beast at the Georgia Dome in his career and should be a solid start against a beat-up Browns defense. It might be a lot of throwing to keep pace with Brian Hoyer as Josh Gordon and Andrew Hawkins will keep this game close. A close game equals more throws for the BC alum. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 12 »

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