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Week 7: Notes and Observations vs. the New York Jets

- I’ve been saying it all season that the problem with the Patriots, contrary to popular belief, is not the defense, but is this supposedly high powered offense. They showed glimpses of brilliance against the Bills, Broncos, and Titans, but to say they are inconsistent is a huge understatement. They lack an identity. – One […]

Patriots Do Everything to Give Away Another Late Lead, Can’t Quite Pull Off the Loss

No one can say the Patriots don’t bring plenty of drama in their games. In beating their arch rival Jets 29-26, the Patriots let New York get ahead early, came back to open up a lead, let New York back in it, opened another lead, let New York take the lead, tied the game and […]

Preview: Jets-Patriots Battle for First Place in AFC East

On Sunday afternoon at 4:25, the New England Patriots get set to take on the New York Jets, two heated divisional rivals tied atop the AFC East. One of only two late afternoon games in the NFL, all eyes will be on the battle for sole possession of first place – and a plus-.500 record. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 6

Six weeks into the season, many teams are finding it difficult to pull ahead in their divisions. The juggernauts of Baltimore, Houston and Atlanta are the only ones to lead their divisions by more than one game. The AFC East is in a four-way tie, and the NFC West is in a three-way lead, with […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 4

And just like that, a quarter of the NFL season is already behind us. That pesky lockout of the officials ended in time for Week 4. Not a moment too soon for everyone, but even after the regular refs were back, the Packers had trouble getting a break against the Saints. It a big surprise […]

Tim Tebow Traded to Jets

The Tim Tebow saga is about to start a new chapter. The Denver Broncos traded the polarizing quarterback to the New York Jets Wednesday on a day filled with NFL headlines. The deal sends Tebow and a seventh-round pick to New York for a fourth and a sixth-round pick, according to the Denver Post.

NFL Power Rankings through Season’s End

The regular season has come and gone, the playoff field is finally set, but none of it matters compared to where these teams stack up to finish the season. So I lay it on myself to lay it on you, my faithful SoB readers: I bring you THE FINAL NFL POWER RANKINGS OF THE 2011 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

There’s just two weeks left in the season, but five playoff spots remain un-clinched. The NFC Wildcard race is pretty much locked up, but the AFC race is as heated as ever. New England and Kansas City took advantage of their competition losing to improve their standing. Ditto for Dallas, who reclaimed the division lead […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 14

Just three games left and the playoffs can get underway. The Texans and Broncos continue to roll. San Francisco is slipping away from a bye. And the Cowboys suddenly aren’t looking their best. Indy’s magic number to clinch Andrew Luck is down to two, so that should be interesting to see what happens with Peyton […]

NFL Power Rankings through Week 13

Week 13 in the NFL saw a plethora of teams outside the top-five take a tumble. The Cowboys, Falcons, Bengals, Raiders, and Lions all lost, and the teams lined up behind them reaped the benefits. In other words, a lot of teams took massive jumps in my power rankings essentially by default. I’m talking to […]

NFL Power Rankings through Week 11

Week 11 has come and gone, meaning the last four teams had their bye week and everyone in the NFL has played the same number of games (10). With six weeks left, who is poised to make a run to the playoffs, and who will trip over themselves in their effort to get there? One […]

AFC East Roundup: Buffalo Bills Continue to Falter

Well, it’s been an interesting week — to say the very least — for the AFC East. The festivities kicked off Thursday when Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos bested the New York Jets, 17-13. The loss came off the heels of a 37-16 loss to the Patriots, where New England regained the first place […]

COLUMN: Mark Sanchez Failing in the Perfect Situation

Mark Sanchez stood on the sidelines, minutes after an uninspired three-and-out gave the Denver Broncos the ball on their own 5-yard line. It looked, at the time, that the Jets defense would once again bail out an errant game from Sanchez. Once again, it looked like the Jets defense would mask Sanchez’s mediocrity. See in […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 10

After weeks of offensive malaise and defensive incompetency, the New England Patriots returned to form Sunday, beating the New York Jets, 37-16. Tom Brady and his receivers picked the defense apart while a team of replacements and nobodies held the Jets’ offense completely in check. The Patriots regained sole possession of the AFC East with […]

Sign of Apocolypse: Belichick Talks Smack After Jets Game

Bill Belichick is known for a number of things, namely: winning and the hoodie. He is not known for controversial comments, especially ones insulting an opposing team. Which is why it was so surprising to hear that following the Patriots 37-16 victory over the Jets, Belichick said: “Thirty-seven points on the best defense in the […]