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Patriots, Aqib Talib Reach One-Year, $5M Agreement

The New England Patriots carried their Friday frenzy of free agent signings into Saturday, reportedly reaching a one-year, $5 million agreement with cornerback Aqib Talib, according to WEEI’s Christopher Price. (The report came via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, unsurprisingly, who is apparently “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” of NFL free agency news in terms of […]

Ravens’ Ray Lewis Used PEDs to Return in Time for Playoffs

Apparently Wes Welker’s wife forgot to add one item to her scathing Ray Lewis rant on Facebook: Cheater. According to a story in Sports Illustrated’s next issue, Lewis used a banned substance during his recovery from a torn right triceps, and despite that he will be playing in Super Bowl 47. Mitch Ross, who owns Sports with Alternatives […]

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 […]

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 […]

Patriots in for Physical Match-up Against Ravens

It may not be judgment day, reckoning, or any number of the over the top Ray Lewis jargon that has infiltrated ESPN headquarters since his retirement announcement, but Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Ravens will be nothing less than a head-on collision. This isn’t the inexperienced trigger-shy Houston Texans we’re talking about. […]

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 […]

Positives and Negatives: Brady Sets All-Time Postseason Wins Mark

With a win on Sunday against the Houston Texans, Tom Brady has become the all-time leading winner in postseason history. It came against a Texans team who still looked like they didn’t belong at the big kids’ table, as they were handily defeated by a score of 41-28, but it never really felt that close. Overall, there […]

Could the Colts or Ravens Beat the Patriots in the Playoffs?

Now that we know the Texans will be traveling to Foxboro next Sunday to face the Patriots in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, let’s take a look at the two remaining Wild Card Round teams in the AFC. If the winner of Sunday’s Colts-Ravens game beats the Broncos next week, they would be […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 16

Just one week remains in the season. And while the AFC field is set (with the division winners’ seedings still to be determined), the NFC still has a bit to be determined. Just four spots have been claimed in the NFC, just two of those divisions. The NFC East race remains the most exciting scenario, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

Just two games remain for each NFL team. Seven teams have clinched spots so far, five of them division leaders. Both Wildcard races are still filled with suspense, especially in the NFC, where five teams in two divisions are 8-6. The playoff picture is starting to take shape, but plenty could still be overthrown in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 14

Just three games remain for each team, and the season is only getting better. Both #1 seeds took a step back, further empowering those teams chasing them. The Wildcard spots are still very much up for grabs, as are plenty of the divisions. Only four spots have been locked up so far (three of them […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 13

Just a month remains in the season, and things are still as close as ever. The race for #2 in the AFC is a three-way dead heat. Many teams are chasing the NFC’s second wildcard spot. Only three of eight divisions and four of twelve playoff spots have been wrapped up. Injuries are really starting […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 12

Just over a month remains in the season, and it’s still an entertaining battleground. The weakened Steelers are making for a great Wildcard race in the AFC, while the Pats and Broncos are both challenging for a bye. The Wildcard race in the NFC is even more of a frenzy; even the Redskins are making […]