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Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount Graces Cover of Sports Illustrated

After galloping over the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs to the tune of 166 yards rushing and four rushing touchdowns, LeGarrette Blount finds himself on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated issue. This comes with mixed feelings for Patriots fans. On one hand, it elicits that warm, fuzzy feeling […]

Notes and Observations, Divisional Round: Patriots Run Past Colts, Into AFC Championship with 43-22 Victory

This Sunday the Patriots are going to play in the AFC Championship for the third straight year, and the eighth time since 2001. In a league that preaches parity, the Patriots are the only team for the past 13 years that are a constant threat to have a shot at the Super Bowl. It truly […]

2014 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round Results

The NFL is down to its final four, and with two rivalry games for the Super Bowl slots, things couldn’t have been scripted better. Denver gained vengeance on San Diego, while New England rose to meet them by dispatching the still sloppy Colts. Seattle held back Drew Brees, while San Francisco finally cracked Carolina’s defense. […]

2014 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round

The NFL is down to its final eight teams, and after the first round, expect big things this weekend. Denver looks to overpower the upstart Chargers, New England looks to continue their rivalry against the Colts, Seattle and New Orleans lock up in a classic offense vs defense battle and the 49ers and Panthers dual […]

Hulk Hogan Video: Patriots Nation Gets A Dose of Hulkamania

Most of us have seen this video of Hulk Hogan stating that he is in the New England Patriots’ corner of the ring as we begin the playoffs against the Colts on Saturday. Thanks for the endorsement, Mr. Hogan. After all your time in Florida I thought you would be a Buccaneers fan. I do […]

2014 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round Results

The first round was complete, and was even more thrilling than anyone could have imagined. From Indy’s wild comeback to San Francisco’s buzzer-beating field goal in four degree weather, and big road wins by the Saints and Chargers in between, we can only hope we get games with a fraction of the entertainment value in […]

2014 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round

The playoffs are finally here, and it looks to be an exciting round. The Saints and 49ers will have to deal with cold temperatures outdoors, while the Chiefs have to win in the stadium of a team that beat them in theirs and the Chargers have in win in a stadium where no road team […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Get Out the 2001 Playoff Playbook, Run and Brady Manage

1. Patriots: Tom Brady * Not one completion of Brady’s was thrown more than ten yards * Yet another bad QB with a better QB rating than Brady – 95.0 to 68.4 * Last two games COMBINED (yes, they won both): 28-50 – 56% / 294 yards / 2 TD to 1 INT * Passes […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 16

Just one week remains in the season, and plenty remains to be determined. The last Wildcard spot in each conference is up for grabs, as are all four NFC divisions. After being in contention for #1 for some time, the Saints could still miss the playoffs entirely. The Patriots could finish anywhere from #1 to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

Just two weeks remain in the NFL season, and only four out of 12 teams have clinched a playoff spot; only the fourth-seeded Colts have clinched a division. While mathematical possibilities still remain, many teams are comfortable with a spot, but seeding remains a hotly contested issue, especially with Denver losing and New Orleans and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 14

Just three games remain in the schedule, and more teams are clinching spots. A record number of ACL tears for a season continues to grow as well, which is quite unfortunate for everyone involved, and shakes things up greatly for the teams that were counting on them. Four of the divisions are led by a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 13

Just a month remains in the season, yet only the 11-1 Seahawks have even clinched a spot. Other races are getting closer, particularly the Wildcard race in the AFC, where nearly everyone is still alive. And while the 49ers continue to hold onto a spot, several teams are right on their heels as well. Just […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 12

Each team has now played 11 games, and the races for positioning are as hot as ever, especially with a six-way tie for the last spot in the AFC (and three others one game behind). New England made things especially interesting by knocking off Denver. New Orleans, Carolina and Seattle are all continuing their winning […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11

With the season rapidly approaching its end, teams are scrambling for position, especially in the tightened up Wildcard races. Even Buffalo (4-7), for example, is only 1.5 games back. The Chiefs, Broncos and Seahawks are still the class of the NFL, but for other seeds, things are still up in the air. Now that Tampa […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10

Just under two months remain in the season. All teams have won a game now, though Kansas City has yet to lose. Ed Reed has been waived by the Texans. Carolina has been making noise. Detroit is in sole possession of the NFC North late in the season for the first time in some time. […]