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Slowing Down League’s Best Offense No Easy Task For Patriots

By on October 29, 2014 at 8:00am
Denver Broncos v New England Patriots The Patriots defense will have its hands full against Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday. Photo courtesy Jim Rogash/Getty Images.

When the Broncos play the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, they will bring with them one of the NFL’s best offenses. They set records last year and have picked up right where they left off ranking first in points per game, tied for first in touchdowns scored, third in passing yards, and sixth in total yards. It is a well-oiled machine with Peyton Manning deciding which part of the defense to dissect on any given play. Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas are dominant game changers to go along with Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders in the passing game. Emerging star Ronnie Hillman will anchor a running game that is effective when called upon.

Defending such a group is no easy task, but that is exactly what the Patriots will have to do Sunday if they want to end the day with a win. Continue reading Slowing Down League’s Best Offense No Easy Task For Patriots »

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Cardinals vs Broncos: Week 8's prediction for the Super Bowl

Halfway through the season, and there are still several teams that could still legitimately claim the title. One of them, Arizona, could do so in their home stadium, the first time anyone would even have the chance. Every one of the four teams in the NFC South is sub-.500. Injuries are still an issue for some teams. The trade deadline passed in relative obscurity. As always, it will be a big push to make a final run at the postseason, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Tuesday, October 28: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 8 »

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Tom Brady had plenty to celebrate as he had his best game of the season Sunday night against the Bengals. (AP Photo/Steven Senne

If you’re a die-hard New England Patriots fan, then you already know how Tom Brady feels about the lack of tall wide receivers that are presently on the team. Over the past 5 years, we have seen strong talent like Randy Moss come and go from the team but no one has been able to repeat the dominant numbers that he recorded while with the team. With that being said, here’s a list of potential targets for #12.

1. Vincent Jackson- At 31 years old, Jackson would provide a dominant veteran presence to the receiving corps that appears to be lacking. He has however had a fairly disappointing season so far with only 344 yards receiving and 2 Touchdowns. At 6’5 and 230 lbs Jackson would give the Patriots that much needed boost that they need on offense, if he can repeat the numbers he achieved last season(1,224 yards and 7 Touchdowns in 16 games). Continue reading Patriots Trade Rumors: WRs Vincent Jackson, Andre Johnson »

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Rob Gronkowski looked like his old self as he dragged defenders with him on this 46-yard touchdown on Sunday vs. the Bears. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Games like Sunday against the Bears highlight just how different the Patriots are than the rest of the NFL. Four weeks ago the Patriots suffered an absolutely embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs. The media basically wrote off Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as washed up and said it was time to move on. Fast forward four weeks the Patriots haven’t lost a game since then and have posted scores of 43, 37, 27, and 51 while Tom Brady has thrown 14 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Meanwhile the Bears suffered their third loss at home last week, and there were reports of locker room dysfunction. Instead of coming out and shutting the critics up, the Bears collapsed against the measuring stick of the NFL.

- In case you were wondering, Tom Brady is far from washed up. Yesterday he completed 30-of-35 passes for 354 yards and five touchdowns. He very well could have gone 34-for-35 since three of those were drops by Julian Edelman (2) and Shane Vereen (1) on very catchable passes. The other was a throw away. It’s funny there don’t seem to be too many people claiming he’s washed up and calling for Jimmy Garoppolo to claim the throne. Maybe, just maybe the media is finally realizing that this is how Belichick, Brady, and the Patriots operate. They treat September and October as extended pre-season to gear up for November through January. It’s crazy they continually get criticized even though they’re one of the very few teams you can pencil into a playoff spot every single season.

Continue reading Notes and Observations Week 8: Brady, Gronk Dominate Bears in 51-23 Patriots Win »

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Coming into Foxboro, Chicago found themselves thoroughly outmatched, never quite able to get things going. By the time the Bears really started showing any signs of life, it was far too late, and in the end, they were on the wrong end of a 51-23 loss to New England.

An offensive holding call on the opening drive really killed off the momentum Chicago was starting to build up, and since they were fairly deep in their own zone, New England was able to get great field position to start their day, beginning at their own 45. In no time at all, New England marched down the field and took the lead with a touchdown throw to Rob Gronkowski. The Bears had some encouragement on New England’s next drive after the Patriots found themselves with a 1st-and-goal from the two, then 2nd-and-goal from the one, but Chicago held them back.
Continue reading Offense Leads Way For Patriots In Blowout of Bears »

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2014 NFL Week 8 Betting Tips

October 23, 2014 at 6:19pm in Featured, NFL, Opinion, Top Story
Eagles vs Chargers: Week 6's prediction for the Super Bowl

Week 7 in the NFL was a rather lackluster week, as I recorded a 2-2 record last week. The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints had no trouble covering, but that was not the same story for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, as they both flamed out. I look to have a better showing in Week 8 in the NFL. My overall record for the year is currently 14-11.

Take the San Diego Chargers (+9) over the Denver Broncos.

I am not one to usually give advice about the Thursday Night game, but this is a different situation. Continue reading 2014 NFL Week 8 Betting Tips »

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The Bears will travel to Gillette Stadium on Sunday to face the Patriots and will bring with them one of the most difficult to defend offenses in football. Their mix of dominant wide receivers, and elite running back, and matchup nightmare tight end make them a challenge for any defense. The wild card is their quarterback who can both destroy his opponents or his own offense. This should be a fun match up to watch across the board and the Patriots defense will have to come with their A game to slow the Bears down.

Every offense starts at the quarterback position and the Bears have the enigmatic Jay Cutler at the helm. When playing well, Cutler can carve up defenses and look like one the best quarterbacks in the National Football League but he has a habit of having off days or throwing inexplicable interceptions that kill drives and cost games. Continue reading Patriots’ Defense to Face one of Season’s Toughest Tests in Bears »

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