// Brian Hoyer

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 5 Sleepers

Week 5 has Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Washington, and Tampa Bay on the bye.  That leaves us without two of the first 5 RBs drafted in Adrian Peterson and Doug Martin as well as several other starters.  Robert Griffin III owners will have to look elsewhere for help at quarterback and each bye week team has a […]

Patriots 53-Man Roster Shows Focus on Defense

Friday was the final day for NFL rosters to cut down to 53 players. All the work in the preseason goes into figuring out the best 53-man combination to go into the season with. Every year there are some cuts that cause fans to question the motive, and this year has been no different. The […]

2012 Patriots Quarterbacks Preview: At 35, Can Tom Brady Get Better?

Our position-by-position Patriots preview concludes with the quarterbacks. The Patriots are expected to carry the same three quarterbacks as they did last season: Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, and Ryan Mallett. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews Tom Brady Need anything be said? The man has won two NFL MVP’s, three Lombardi Trophies, has authored the longest winning […]

Patriots Fall to Eagles in Second Preseason Game

Oh the brilliance of the NFL preseason. Four games broadcasted and covered by national media like they were being played in the middle of November. But unfortunately, when the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles suited up for their Monday night preseason showdown at Gillette Stadium, the lack of a full effort from both sides […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 17

All’s well that ends well. The New England Patriots overcame an early 21-point deficit Sunday, blowing out the Bills in the second half and cruising to home-field advantage for the playoffs. Final score: Patriots 49, Bills 21. A fitting revenge after the Bills came back from being down 21 to beat the Patriots in September. […]

Patriots 2011 Quarterbacks Preview: Brady, Hoyer, Mallett

Sports of Boston concludes its position-by-position preview of the 2011 Patriots with the most important position of all: the quarterback. Now, not every great quarterback won a Super Bowl, and not every Super Bowl champion team had a great quarterback. Quarterbacks need quality receivers, and teams can structure themselves around a running game or even […]

Pats Open Preseason with 47-12 Win over Jacksonville

The New England Patriots began the 2011 preseason in blowout fashion last night, besting the Jacksonville Jaguars 47-12 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Jacksonville jumped out to an early 6-0 lead halfway through the first quarter, but both the offense and defense clamped down en route to the Patriots’ decisive victory. New England outscored the […]

BenJarvus, Brady, Brian, Brandon, Broken Records: Pats Beat Dolphins with Ease

Time and time again, Bill Belichick has shown that he possesses one of the greatest minds in NFL history. But in Sunday’s  38-7 New England Patriots win over the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, he proved he has a great heart as well. Facing fourth-and-16 from the Miami 19-yard line and already up 38-0 at the […]

Brady Misses Practice With Foot Injury

UPDATE: Brady practiced on Thursday, so all is well for the Patriots heading into Sunday’s game against the Steelers. – Sound the alarms! Tom Brady has missed practice for the first time this season! It actually is somewhat notable, as you may remember Brady managed to practice the same day as his car accident in […]

Browns Turn Patriots Black and Blue

Best record in the NFL? Up against Cleveland, an entire city which hasn’t won anything since ever? No problem, right? Apparently not. With a performance like that, the New England fan base had better hope that the Patriots took Cleveland for granted, because if not, it’ll be a long eight weeks. In Cleveland on Sunday, […]

Brady Throws TD, INT as Giants Beat Pats 20-17

In two years, a game around this time of year will actually mean something, as it’ll probably be Week 2 under the proposed 18-game schedule. But, we’re still in the 16-game format in 2010, which means Thursday’s Week 4 match represented the most meaningless on the schedule. Whether or not that it counted, the Patriots […]

Brown Kicks Game-Winning Field Goal as Rams win in Foxboro

The old guard (though not as old as, say, that fellow over in Minnesota) took on the new guard Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. For the 2-0 New England Patriots: Tom Brady, entering his eleventh season, holder of records, winner of MVPs and Super Bowls alike. For the 1-1 St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, the […]

Edelman Impressive as Patriots Top Saints 27-24

The 2009 seasons for the Patriots and Saints could not have ended any more different. The Patriots were obliterated out of the playoffs by the Ravens at Gillette Stadium 33-14 back in January, while the Saints won their first Super Bowl, beating Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts a month later. Moving on to 2010, […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Quarterbacks

Tom Brady, having just turned 33 on Tuesday, remains the face of the Patriots and likely the most important player on the team. Having his first healthy off-season since the infamous knee injury in 2008, one would think that the start of this pre-season would be a happy return to his craft, but that has […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 17

Quarterback: C I was tempted to cut Tom Brady some slack and give him an “Incomplete” on his report card this week, but the Patriots quarterback played most of the game on Sunday. He was replaced by rookie Brian Hoyer (Michigan State) in the second quarter, and on the Patriots’ last drive.  Brady’s stat line was […]