// Brandon Bolden

Notes and Observations Week 15: Patriots Clinch 1st Round Bye Handling the Titans 33-16

On Monday morning the Patriots came to an agreement with veteran, free agent running back Steven Jackson. Adding Jackson to the 53-man roster put the Patriots at a total of 75 different players making up the 53-man roster over the course of this season. The injuries have been noticeable and if this were any other […]

Patriots Sign Steven Jackson to 1-Year Deal

New England has added some much needed depth at the running back position signing veteran back Steven Jackson to a 1-year contract. With Dion Lewis and LaGarrette Blount out with season ending injuries the once dynamic combo of speed and power has been replaced by special team players and practice squad promotions. Jackson will add […]

Notes and Observations Week 14: Patriots Take Control of The AFC, Defeat Texans 27-6

After losing two games in a row you knew there was no way the Patriots were going to lose Sunday against the Texans. With Belichick and Tom Brady involved the Patriots haven’t lost more than two games in a row since 2002. Offensively the team is still banged up but the return of Rob Gronkowski made […]

Julian Edelman Breaks Foot, Return This Season Questionable

In the Sunday afternoon thriller at Metlife Stadium where the New York Giants hosted the New England Patriots, fans for both teams were on the edge of their seats. The Patriots ultimately defeated the Giants 27-26 on a last second, 54-yard field goal off the foot of Stephen Gostkowski. Tom Brady led the Pats into […]

Notes and Observations, Week 9: Patriots Beat Redskins 27-10 to go 8-0 for 2nd Time in Team History

Last week I talked about how spoiled we are in New England basically being able to pencil the Patriots into the AFC Championship every year. This week was another prime example of just how good we have it here. The Patriots handled the Redskins all game and the win was never in doubt. Tom Brady […]

Five Patriots to Watch Saturday Night

The Patriots will take on the New Orleans Saints in their second preseason game on Saturday night. The game concludes a week that included two days of joint practices. Tom Brady and the Patriots offense shined throughout the two sessions that both teams called valuable. As with the first preseason contest, tonight will feature limited time […]

LeGarrette Blount Suspended for Week 1

The NFL announced on Tuesday that Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will be suspended for week one of the 2015 season. He will still be eligible to participate in the team’s offseason program as well as training camp. The arrest stems from an August 2014 incident when Blount was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. […]

Patriots Survive Gritty Challenge From Jets

The Jets gave New England all they could handle, and at times looked like they might pull off the upset, but the rumors of a blowup of New York’s office and coaching staff in the offseason persist, and New England squeaked out the 17-16 win. In fact, neither side got off to an appreciable start […]

Notes and Observations Week 14: Patriots Grind Out a Tough 23-14 Win Over Chargers

Sunday night wasn’t pretty by any means, but games in December and January usually aren’t. Both the Patriots and Chargers needed the victory but each had their own reasons. The Patriots needed the win to keep pace in the AFC and hold onto the number one seed. The Chargers, on the other hand, needed the […]

Notes and Observations Week 7: Amendola, Chris Jones Save the Day; Patriots Beat Jets 27-25

Well that was a lot harder than it had to be. Thursday night games all season have been blowouts by the home team. Of course when the Patriots play the Jets, it turns into the closest game both teams played all season and was decided by a last second blocked field goal. The defense looked […]

Filling the Stevan Ridley Void

Stevan Ridley was lost for the season on Sunday due to a torn ACL and MCL that he suffered against Buffalo. Ridley was on pace to have one of his best seasons as a pro, recording 340 yards, two touchdowns, and zero fumbles up until his injury. The Patriots have a tendency to change up […]

Notes and Observations Week 6: Patriots Claim First Place, Beat Bills 37-22

Every year the “experts” talk about how the Bills are right putting it together and are going to challenge the Patriots for the division. They create a little buzz with a few early wins and Chris Berman constantly reminds us that “nobody circles the wagon like the Buffalo Bills. No matter all the hype they’re still […]

Notes and Observations Week 5: Patriots Return to Form, Blow Out Bengals 43-17

What a difference a week makes. After all the doom and gloom from the media that the Patriots were meeting their demise, Tom Brady was too old, and Bill Belichick wasn’t the same coach, the Patriots came out in prime time and handled the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL. If it wasn’t for […]

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 […]

Winning the Wire and Preparing for the Playoffs: Week 13 Fantasy Sleepers

The bye weeks are over and playoff berths are on the line in most leagues this Week 13.  There are not many breakout waiver candidates to add this week, but I’ll look at a few players who may be available in your leagues who can help your team.  If your team is loaded and ready […]