// Clay Matthews

Assessing the 2012 NFL Draft: A Patriots Perspective

It’s a joke that websites publish NFL Draft grades the day or even the year after the actual NFL draft. Draft “experts” like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay say they evaluate team’s drafts based on whether they fulfilled their needs and received draft “value” with their picks. There is nothing wrong with those evaluations. Just […]

Who Will Win the Super Bowl?

In recent years, the grand majority of Super Bowl predictions have always favored the same team. The New England Patriots were heavily picked against in their first Super Bowl appearance following the 2001 season, then were heavily favored in their next three. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were heavily favored over the Oakland Raiders in 2002, […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 15 vs. Packers

After blowing out the NFC North division-leading Bears 36-7 in Chicago, the New England Patriots (11-2) now appear unbeatable.  Sunday’s victory marked the second time in as many weeks the Pats have dismantled a division leader. Barring a complete catastrophe, New England will without-a-doubt clinch the number one-seed in the AFC heading into the playoffs. […]

Patriots-Packers Preview

Both the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots carry the burden of history on their shoulders. The Packers used to be one of the great franchises in sports history. They’ve won a combined 12 NFL (pre AFL-merger) and Super Bowl championships. They’ve produced Hall of Famers with names like Curly Lambeau, Bart Starr, […]