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Notes and Observations Week 16: Patriots Blow Out Ravens 41-7; Clinch AFC East

The title is slightly misleading as the Patriots clinched the AFC East crown for the fifth straight season before they even took the field on Sunday. Thanks to the Dolphins shooting themselves in the foot with a 19-0 loss to Buffalo, the Patriots had sealed the AFC East before the opening coin toss. However the […]

Patriots-Ravens Inexplicably Flexed Out of Sunday Night Football Slot

Defending Super Bowl champions? Check. Perennial Super Bowl contender? Check. Two playoff bound teams? Check. Two star quarterbacks? Check, and check. A rematch of last year’s AFC title game? Oh, the last TWO AFC title games? Discount double check. Basically, the New England Patriots taking on the Baltimore Ravens fits every possible criteria for what […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 5

With some key players on the bye week in Week 5, it may be time to dig deep in to that bench to find some guys of value. Some of the players below should help you out, especially if a must-start has suddenly become a major dud on your squad. Start ‘Em Michael Vick (vs. […]

Patriots, Aqib Talib Reach One-Year, $5M Agreement

The New England Patriots carried their Friday frenzy of free agent signings into Saturday, reportedly reaching a one-year, $5 million agreement with cornerback Aqib Talib, according to WEEI’s Christopher Price. (The report came via ESPN’s Adam Schefter, unsurprisingly, who is apparently “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” of NFL free agency news in terms of […]

Notes and Observations from The AFC Championship Game, Ravens Beat Patriots 28-13

To begin, sorry this is late. After going to the game and witnessing this lack of performance first hand, I needed a day to gather the correct thoughts on the latest in our recent gut-wrenching failures. This final notes and observations will be more of a final impression of the season as well as the […]

Nevermore: Ravens Top Patriots 28-13 in AFC Title Game

The Baltimore Ravens came, saw, and conquered the New England Patriots on Sunday night, asserting their will in the second half to advance to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans with a 28-13 triumph. The Ravens outscored New England 21-0 in the second half, sending Patriots fans home disappointed at AFC Championship at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, […]

Patriots in for Physical Match-up Against Ravens

It may not be judgment day, reckoning, or any number of the over the top Ray Lewis jargon that has infiltrated ESPN headquarters since his retirement announcement, but Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Ravens will be nothing less than a head-on collision. This isn’t the inexperienced trigger-shy Houston Texans we’re talking about. […]

Could the Colts or Ravens Beat the Patriots in the Playoffs?

Now that we know the Texans will be traveling to Foxboro next Sunday to face the Patriots in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, let’s take a look at the two remaining Wild Card Round teams in the AFC. If the winner of Sunday’s Colts-Ravens game beats the Broncos next week, they would be […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 3 vs. Ravens

Before Sunday’s New England Patriots-Baltimore Ravens game, noted actor (also Ravens linebacker) Ray Lewis said, “Revenge is a dish best served cold. We on fire tonight.” Facing a mind like that, the Patriots should count themselves lucky they just lost, as opposed to waking up tied to a chair in a basement somewhere. But lose […]

Patriots Lose Heart Breaker in Baltimore on Sunday Night

The Patriots dropped their second straight game due to a last second field goal. The Ravens won 31-30 when the kick apparently just went over the right upright. The Patriots struck first, opening up a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. Stephen Gostkowski kicked two field goals, one from 37 yards and one from 49. […]

Patriots travel to Baltimore for AFC Championship Rematch with Ravens

After the first-ever home-opening loss at Gillette Stadium, New England looks to bounce back in primetime Sunday night against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in a rematch of the 2011 AFC Championship. The Patriots were heavy favorites against the Arizona Cardinals at home last week, but failed to reach the end zone until the […]

New England Patriots Report Card: AFC Championship

The Baltimore Ravens shut down the New England Patriots’ receivers in Sunday’s AFC Championship, rattled Tom Brady and held the Patriots to their fewest points since October. And they still didn’t win. The Patriots beat the Ravens, 23-20, advancing to their fifth Super Bowl of the new millennium when Ravens place-kicker Billy Cundiff badly missed […]

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 Keys to Victory: Week 6 vs. Ravens

There was a plethora of news coming out of Foxboro during the Patriots’ (3-1) bye week—beginning with the trading of Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings, and ending with the re-acquisition of Deion Branch from the Seattle Seahawks. There are certainly a lot of question marks for the Pats heading into their Week 6 show […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 4

Ok, who’s ready for a Chiefs-Bears Super Bowl? We all know that the likelihood of that happening is still very slim, but with the opening three weeks of the season in the books, the odds of Kansas City and Chicago meeting in February has gone from “no way in heck” to “so you’re saying there’s […]