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Belichick Hates Welker Because Shaughnessy is Off the Patriots Bandwagon

Bill Belichick obviously hates Wes Welker. More like, Dan Shaughnessy obviously will write anything that is contrarian and will get him readers. Shaughnessy has flipped sides on this year’s Patriots team enough times that it’s hard to count. One minute he’s lauding them for miraculous comebacks and the next he’s lambasting them for poor personnel […]

With Two Legacies on the Line, Who Needs it More – Brady or Manning?

The New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos are set to square off this Sunday night in Denver for the AFC Championship. This will mark the 15th time that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have gone head to head. To date, Brady has gotten the better of Manning, winning 10 out of  the 14 games […]

Brady-Manning XV: Patriots Face Broncos in AFC Championship

The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos will be competing this weekend in a high-stakes, win or go home game for the AFC Championship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and the chance to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Patriots are underdogs going into Mile High and as history has proven, […]

Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount Graces Cover of Sports Illustrated

After galloping over the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs to the tune of 166 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns, LeGarrette Blount finds himself on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated issue. This comes with mixed feelings for Patriots fans. On one hand, it elicits that warm, fuzzy feeling […]

Notes and Observations, Divisional Round: Patriots Run Past Colts, Into AFC Championship with 43-22 Victory

This Sunday the Patriots are going to play in the AFC Championship for the third straight year, and the eighth time since 2001. In a league that preaches parity, the Patriots are the only team for the past 13 years that are a constant threat to have a shot at the Super Bowl. It truly […]

Video: Charles Barkley Berates Patriots Fans, Says We Take Team for Granted

On Saturday, Charles Barkley attended the New England Patriots’ 43-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts as a guest of owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick. Afterwards, he had some choice words for Patriots fans, which can be seen below. (Warning: Barkleys drops some strong language in the video.) So Mr. Barkley, you think we take […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots Season Over

After the sting from the disappointing end to the New England Patriots’ season has subsided, it’s time to take an objective look at the game for some Positives and Negatives. Positives The run-stopping defense looked excellent in the first half, as they managed to contain the two-headed rushing attack of Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce […]

Notes and Observations from The AFC Championship Game, Ravens Beat Patriots 28-13

To begin, sorry this is late. After going to the game and witnessing this lack of performance first hand, I needed a day to gather the correct thoughts on the latest in our recent gut-wrenching failures. This final notes and observations will be more of a final impression of the season as well as the […]

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, […]

Round 2: Patriots and Ravens Square Off in a Familiar Setting

For the second consecutive year, the New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game. Throw out the stats and records for this one. The Patriots may be 9.5-point favorites according to Vegas, but these two teams almost always end up in one-score games, the lone exception in the last six […]

Ray Lewis And The Patriot Way

And so it begins. In a development that surprised nobody, the Baltimore Ravens kicked off the trash talk before the Patriots had even finished defeating the Houston Texans on Sunday. Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo sent out several tweets ripping the Patriots’ offense, calling them “a gimmick” and saying that their style of play was akin […]

Ravens WR Boldin Talks Trash, Media Overreacts, the World Keeps on Spinning

When asked how Sunday’s AFC Championship rematch would differ from last year, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin simply responded, “Because we’ll make it different.” How so? “We’ll win.” And thus began a minor media maelstrom about Boldin’s (supposedly) brash prediction. He said what?! Would the New England Patriots take offense? Would Bill Belichick use […]

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 […]

New England Patriots Report Card: AFC Championship

The Baltimore Ravens shut down the New England Patriots’ receivers in Sunday’s AFC Championship, rattled Tom Brady and held the Patriots to their fewest points since October. And they still didn’t win. The Patriots beat the Ravens, 23-20, advancing to their fifth Super Bowl of the new millennium when Ravens place-kicker Billy Cundiff badly missed […]

Patriots Clip Ravens 23-20: Advance to Super Bowl XLVI

The New England Patriots advanced to Super Bowl XLVI Sunday evening, edging the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 to win the AFC Championship at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Billy Cundiff missed a chip shot, 32-yard attempt with just 11 seconds remaining to send the Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl appearance in the Bill Belichick era. […]