// Bill Belichick

Patriots Look to End Colts Season in Divisional Playoff Game

The injury plagued Patriots will host the Indianapolis Colts Saturday night in a Divisional Playoff game after a crazy wild card weekend that saw the Colts erase a 28-point deficit against the Kansas City Chiefs in a 45-44 victory. The Patriots are double-digit favorites in this match-up but don’t let that number fool you. The […]

Patriots Overachieved Throughout 2013 Season

As the New England Patriots have wrapped up the regular season at 12-4 and are preparing for the second round of the playoffs, it’s tough to challenge the idea that 2013-2014 was a season of over-achievement. Sure, the Patriots have been enjoying 10+ win seasons since 2003 and have had first round byes in the […]

Former Patriots WR Deion Branch Signs with Colts

Um, what the hell, Anthony Deion Branch? Yes, this warrants me using your full name, like a scolding mother after you broke a flower vase. I thought we had a deal. No, I thought we had something special. Because like that delicate flower vase, you broke my heart on Monday when you signed with Andrew Luck and […]

Former Patriots Coordinator Bill O’Brien Reportedly Next Head Coach of Texans

ESPN is reporting that former Patriots offensive coordinator and current Penn State coach Bill O’Brien is going to become the next head coach of the Houston Texans. These promotions of former Patriots coaches always makes me wonder how Bill Belichick reacts to his former coordinators becoming his equal (if there is such a thing with […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Get Out the 2001 Playoff Playbook, Run and Brady Manage

1. Patriots: Tom Brady * Not one completion of Brady’s was thrown more than ten yards * Yet another bad QB with a better QB rating than Brady – 95.0 to 68.4 * Last two games COMBINED (yes, they won both): 28-50 – 56% / 294 yards / 2 TD to 1 INT * Passes […]

Patriots Roundup: Roster Changes and Pro Bowl Selections

With just one game left in the regular season, it’s been a busy week for the New England Patriots. Here’s a roundup of some of the news out of Foxborough as Bill Belichick and company try to clinch a first round bye in the playoffs, including injury updates, roster changes, Pro Bowl selections, and highlight reel-worthy […]

Notes and Observations Week 16: Patriots Blow Out Ravens 41-7; Clinch AFC East

The title is slightly misleading as the Patriots clinched the AFC East crown for the fifth straight season before they even took the field on Sunday. Thanks to the Dolphins shooting themselves in the foot with a 19-0 loss to Buffalo, the Patriots had sealed the AFC East before the opening coin toss. However the […]

Patriots Clinch AFC East with Dolphins Loss

It’s not even halftime of their game against the Baltimore Ravens, but the New England Patriots have already clinched their fifth straight AFC East division title. Looks like Bill Belichick didn’t have to look to Marky Mark for inspiration after all. The assists goes to the Buffalo Bills for doing what the Patriots could not […]

Belichick Takes Patriots to Movies to See Mark Wahlberg in ‘Lone Survivor’

Yup, you read that correctly: Bill Belichick took the New England Patriots to the movies on Friday to catch Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg. Apparently, the team had an extra early set of team meetings on Friday morning, hit the practice field by 10 AM, then had an afternoon watching Hollywood’s account of a four-person Navy […]

Dolphins 24, Patriots 20: Pats Fail Grab Hold of AFC’s Number 1 Seed

It was all there, right in front of the New England Patriots: The Broncos’ loss in San Diego gave them the opportunity to stake their claim to the coveted number one seed in the AFC. Thomas Brady and William Belichick took their familiar seats in the cockpit; pilot and co-pilot ready to take flight for […]

Are the Patriots Still Legitimate Super Bowl Contenders Without TE Rob Gronkowski?

The New England Patriots may have won their game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but they suffered a devastating injury to one of the most important players on the team. Star tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a season-ending injury and was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. […]

Should Patriots RB Stevan Ridley Get His Starting Job Back?

In a move that did not come as a surprise to anyone, running back Stevan Ridley was listed as inactive before Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans for non-injury reasons. We all know Coach Bill Belichick’s tolerance for fumbling has reached a boiling point and he was clearly sending Ridley a message with the benching (despite […]

Another Spygate? Texans’ Antonio Smith Suspicious of Patriots

Houston Texan Antonio Smith clearly got his bell rung a few too many times during Sunday’s Patriots’ game. He claims that Bill Belichick somehow secretly spied on the Texans, which helped Tom Brady and the boys win the game in the second half. Correct me if I am wrong, but Belichick and the offensive and […]

ESPN’s Sport Science Says Gronkowski Could Have Caught Pass on MNF

In case you missed it, ESPN’s Sport Science studied the final play between the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football to definitively answer the question everyone was asking: could Rob Gronkowski have caught that pass?

Monday Night Football Preview: Patriots-Panthers Breakdown

Monday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers will be the toughest game this season for the New England Patriots. Well, statistically speaking at least. According to FootballOutsiders.com, the Panthers have a better offense, defense and quarterback than the Patriots. Offense By looking at just yards per game, then the Patriots edge the Panthers by about […]