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Back in Blount: Patriots Sign LeGarrette Blount

Cue up the AC/DC: The New England Patriots are back in Blount. Even having galloped over the Indianapolis Colts in last year’s playoffs, which earned him a Sports Illustrated cover with his record setting postseason performance, running back LeGarrette Blount left the Patriots this past offseason to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But after departing from […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11

Coming up on Thanksgiving, races are still tight. Four teams in the AFC are only half a game behind the last Wildcard spot, for example. The Seahawks and 49ers are still hassling the NFC. Even the 2-8 Buccaneers are just two games away from their division’s lead. Other than the conference leading Pats and Cardinals, […]

Jonas Gray on Sports Illustrated Cover, Top of Jonas Power Rankings

From lightly recruited high school prospect, to perpetual backup at Notre Dame, to opening act for Screech, to practice squad casualty, to this: Sports Illustrated cover boy.Not a bad career arc, huh?After Sunday night’s demolition of the Indianapolis Colts, Jonas Gray is the new toast of the town in New England (if New England were […]

Why Tom Brady’s INT at the End of 1st Half was Especially Egregious

I write this trying to remind myself that the New England Patriots were still winning by four points at halftime and set to receive the ball to start the second half. But Tom Brady has two interceptions, just one less than he had for the season coming into Week 11, and the second one was especially […]

Tom Brady, Midseason NFL MVP? Not If Luck Has Anything to Do With It

Last week, ESPN’s 32 NFL beat writers cast their votes for who they thought was the MVP through the midway point of the 2014 NFL season.With 22 touchdowns and only 3 INTs, and a particularly hot stretch before the bye that saw his offense average 40 points over five games, New England Patriots quarterback Tom […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10

10 weeks into the season, and injuries continue to take their toll. Major suspensions are starting to expire, which should help the affected teams. The AFC North has only winning records, while the NFC South has only losing records. Wildcard races remain crowded, especially in the AFC. A lot is happening right now in the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 9

All teams are now at least halfway through their season. The NFC South has no winning teams, while the AFC North has only winning teams. Star power is throwing its way around, and with a no contest plea, Adrian Peterson could be on his way back relatively soon, if Roger Goodell allows it. Only the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 8

Halfway through the season, and there are still several teams that could still legitimately claim the title. One of them, Arizona, could do so in their home stadium, the first time anyone would even have the chance. Every one of the four teams in the NFC South is sub-.500. Injuries are still an issue for […]

Patriots Trade Rumors: WRs Vincent Jackson, Andre Johnson

If you’re a die-hard New England Patriots fan, then you already know how Tom Brady feels about the lack of tall wide receivers that are presently on the team. Over the past 5 years, we have seen strong talent like Randy Moss come and go from the team but no one has been able to repeat […]

Patriots Trade for Titans LB Akeem Ayers

It may not be Vincent Jackson, but hey, it’s a start. The New England Patriots sent a sixth round pick to the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday  in exchange for linebacker Akeem Ayers and a seventh round selection in the NFL draft. The deal is pending a physical.

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 7

After seven weeks, both conferences have new leaders. Multiple division leaders are starting to slip, while other teams are responding by making a move in the standings. Defending champion Seattle lost their second straight game, getting upset by special teams trickery in St Louis. The Jaguars finally got a win, leaving Oakland as the lone […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 6

Six weeks into the season, there are still many teams that could be considered champion material. And thanks to injuries and underperforming, many are also fighting for draft positioning. Five teams have a single loss on their record, and Cincinnati has a loss and tie. Oakland and Jacksonville continue to be dream opponents for teams […]

Halftime Report: Patriots Up 20-3 on Bengals as Brady Surpasses 50,000 Yards

“Brady! Brady! Brady!” That chant by the home crowd at Gillette Stadium tells you all you need to know about the first half of the Sunday Night Football contest between the New England Patriots and the Cincinnati Bengals. After getting trampled last Monday night by the Kansas City Chiefs, the Patriots have been a completely […]

Patriots Preview: Why I Wish New England Wasn’t Playing the Bengals in Prime Time (Or At All, Really)

Normally when the New England Patriots play in prime time, I get all revved up for a big game on the national stage.Living in New York City, it means I get to watch the game in the quiet of my own apartment, which I can shatter with epithets and flying objects or (more ideally) overwrought […]

Week 3 Preview: Raiders at Patriots, Sept. 21, 2014

After a solid performance in Minnesota last week, the Patriots will try to continue their momentum against the woeful Oakland Raiders. The Pats defense had no problem dominating veteran quarterback Matt Cassel, and they have a chance to do the exact same to Raiders rookie Derrick Carr on Sunday. Here’s what we’ll be watching for […]