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Game of Inches: Patriots Squeaked Out Win Over Undisciplined Bills

As the Patriots concluded their first three-game winning streak of the season, should fans feel better or worse about the state of the defense? Sure that “bend but don’t break” muscle was flexed extremely hard (similar to Brandon Spikes following his knockout of Fred Jackson late in the fourth quarter), but there were a few […]

C.J. Spiller Filling the Void at Running Back For Buffalo

After Fred Jackson was placed on injured reserve, the starting running back spot was placed in the hands of C.J. Spiller. While losing Jackson was a devastating blow, Spiller is doing his best to fill the void. Jackson was on pace for his best season as a pro by far before breaking a bone in […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 3

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly report card for the New England Patriots. Well, Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills was a stinker of historic proportions. The Patriots blew a 21-point lead, Tom Brady threw four picks, Bill Belichick somehow wasted a crucial timeout in the final minute of the game, and the Patriots […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 16 vs. Bills

A victory over the Buffalo Bills (4-10) this weekend will give the New England Patriots (12-2) the AFC East title and the No. 1 seed heading into the AFC playoffs. The Patriots suffered a scare last Sunday night, but managed to squeak past the Aaron Rodger-less Green Bay Packers, 31-27. The win over the Packers […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 12

So for those of you who had too much turkey and fell asleep for your annual Thanksgiving Day nap before you remembered to set your fantasy lineup for the week, I’m here to save the day. Ain’t that tryptophan a bitch sometimes!?! It’s Week 12, and while six teams have already put their games in […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 11

After giving myself a bye week last week, “Fantasy Fast Forward” is back in action to help you down the stretch and get you into your fantasy league’s playoffs. It’s crunch time, but if you’re still reading about fantasy football, that means you must be still alive for a coveted playoff spot. And heck, if […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 15

Quarterback: C+ Statistically, Tom Brady had perhaps his worst game of the 2009 season. Brady completed 11 of 23 passes for 115 yards in the Patriots 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.  Brady also threw one touchdown to Randy Moss and one interception to Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny. Brady’s 13-yard touchdown pass to […]

Patriots and Bills Meet for a Winter Showdown

After dropping two games in a row, New England finally got into winning form last week over the Panthers. They are leading the AFC East by one game over New York and Miami. However, it’s the other division team the Patriots are now concerned with. The Buffalo Bills will not be in the playoffs this […]

High Five/Low Five – Week 15

Well, if you’re still reading this article here in Week 15, looking for fantasy football advice, I applaud you. It must mean that your team, or teams, are still alive, fighting for fantasy glory. And for those of you who play this game for money (and really, why wouldn’t you play for money?), you’re already […]

Fantasy Football Report: Week 12

In one of my leagues, I have lost two straight weeks. Normally, I wouldn’t dwell on it, but in both losses, I have lost only because I made a last minute roster move. Every Sunday, I make a frantic re-arrangement of my roster before the first kickoff. Two weeks ago, if I had played WR […]

Week 12 Sleepers

We’re getting down to the nitty gritty in the final weeks of the fantasy regular season. I myself have only three weeks left before the playoffs start and I am searching desperately for whatever edge I can get. In honor of this important time of the season, I am going to shake things up a […]

Running Back to Basics

Two leagues. Six running backs. Three very bad decisions. Sometimes, people make decisions based on careful analysis. Other times, people make reckless calls based on no thought or on pure gut instinct. Most of the time, I fall somewhere in the middle. I trust my gut instinct first, then consider other options. When it comes to […]

Fantasy Football Report: Week 4

I think we just need to start a pool. Which QB will leave a game with an injury this week. Week 4 saw an injury to rookie Matthew Stafford. Granted, he wasn’t as big a name as others who have bitten the dust this season, but it’s still something. I think the NFL needs to […]

Week 3: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

Twitter is a wonderful thing. I mean, who doesn’t want to know what everyone is thinking at all times? How else would I know that Rodney Harrison thinks the Patriots are going to have trouble covering Tony Gonzalez this weekend? Or that Jonathan Stewart ate some chunky soup last night and likes the new Jay-Z […]

Brady, Pats Find Stride Late, Beat Bills 25-24

Just take a deep breath Pats fans, and relax. Everything is going to be OK. Tom Brady’s triumphant return didn’t go as planned, but Brady found his stride late in the fourth quarter and was able to pull off the 29th fourth quarter comeback of his career. Brady completed 12-of-14 for 112 yards and two touchdowns […]