// Eli Manning

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 7

Week 6 provided many players the right to fight for a playoff spot still, but Week 7 is likely the week that will determine your fate heading to the postseason. Here are some options to start/sit this week: Start ‘Em Eli Manning (vs. Minnesota): Sure, the New York Giants are 0-6, but the Vikings have one […]

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 […]

Peyton Manning Released by Colts, What’s Next?

All good things inevitably come to an end. Or perhaps in this case, all great things. Earlier this week the Indianapolis Colts cut former quarterback Peyton Manning in the most dramatic move of the offseason. His release and new life in free agency creates many different scenarios of how the league will be affected, mostly […]

What We Learned This Week: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Week of 2/5 – 2/12/12 This was a week filled with curious and controversial decisions like Kevin Youkilis popping the question to Tom Brady’s sister, Rob Gronkowski partying like he’s on the Jersey Shore right after losing the Super Bowl, and Tom Brady’s wife publicly blaming the receivers for blowing the big game. What could go […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Super Bowl XLVI

Well… crap. Just like four years ago, the New England Patriots came up just a couple plays short of beating the New York Giants and claiming their fourth Lombardi Trophy Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI. Instead, Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning once again bested Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, with Manning executing yet another fourth-quarter […]

Hey Patriots, “Coffee is for Closers”

Alec Baldwin famously said “Coffee is for closers” in the movie “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and when it came to Super Bowl 46, he couldn’t be more right. The Patriots couldn’t close. I have had a couple days to digest, and I am like many Patriot fans, I’m ready to move on. I wanted to reflect […]

Giants Top Patriots 21-17 to Win Super Bowl XLVI

The New York Giants claimed their second Lombardi Trophy in five years, with Eli Manning leading them from behind in a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Ind. Manning lead a nine-play, 88-yard drive that started with 3:46 remaining, capping it off with an Ahmad Bradshaw six-yard […]

Rematch: A Giants-Patriots Super Bowl XLVI Preview

On Sunday, Feb. 5, the New England Patriots (15-3) will battle the New York Giants (12-7) for the right to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. The Patriots have won 10 in a row, outscoring their opponents 359-188 over that time period to advance to their […]

Patriots, Giants On a Collision Course for a Super Bowl Rematch

Finally the New England Patriots are back where they belong; in a championship game. After beating the lucky-to-be-there Broncos in the divisional round, The Pats are back in the AFC Championship game. They’ll be hosting the Baltimore Ravens in a playoff game for the first time since Baltimore ousted the Patriots in the wild card […]

Kyle Arrington Need Never Fear “Bandwagon” Fans

Dear Kyle Arrington, Your recent tweet filled me with concern. You seem so worried that “fake fans” (as you so cleverly hashtagged them) will try to jump back on the Patriot “bandwagon” once your team’s horrific defense improves. The thought of phoney-baloney cheers replacing the ever-present boo-birds currently echoing through Gillette Stadium clearly haunts your […]

Manning Stuns New England Again in 24-20 Giants Win

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning replicated his Super Bowl XLII success on Sunday, rallying the New York Giants (6-2) to a last-minute 24-20 come-from-behind victory against the New England Patriots (5-3) at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Gigantic Performance Down 20-17 with 1:36 remaining, Manning orchestrated an 8-play, 80-yard drive that culminated with a […]

Patriots Hope to Right Ship Against New York Giants

It’s been almost four years since the New York Giants’ ended the New England Patriots’ bid for an undefeated season. That’s far too long ago to call Sunday’s game at Gillette Stadium a “revenge game.” Instead, this game will simply be an opportunity for the Patriots to pull their pass defense out of the gutter. […]

SoB vs. SoNY: Five Questions on Patriots-Giants Game

With the Patriots-Giants game just a couple of days away, we at SoB have joined with the folks at Sports of New York for a Q&A about some key issues surrounding the game. SoB and SoNY editor-in-chief, and co-founder, KC Downey came up with five questions. Abigail Miskowiec will represent SoNY, while I have the burden of […]

Report: Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw May Be Out Against Patriots

UPDATE (3:06 p.m. ET): ESPN’s Adam Schefter offers a different spin to Bradshaw’s injury: Person familar with Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw’s injury texted this: “Not serious injury – should play Sunday. No surgery (needed).” *** That vulnerable Patriots defense can exhale a little bit. The Star-Ledger is reporting that New York Giants running back Ahmad […]

Patriots Look to Wrap Up Preseason Against Giants

The 2-1 New England Patriots will finish their preseason Thursday night at Gillette against the 2-0 New York Giants. It will be the seventh consecutive Patriots preseason concluded with the Giants. The Giants beat the Patriots 20-17 last season at the New Meadowlands Stadium. It’s been a Jekyll and Hyde preseason for the Patriots. They […]