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Patriots, Giants On a Collision Course for a Super Bowl Rematch

Finally the New England Patriots are back where they belong; in a championship game. After beating the lucky-to-be-there Broncos in the divisional round, The Pats are back in the AFC Championship game. They’ll be hosting the Baltimore Ravens in a playoff game for the first time since Baltimore ousted the Patriots in the wild card […]

Peyton Manning To Retire… Well, According to Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe, the number once source for all your sporting news. Who knew? Around 3:15 Wednesday afternoon, actor Rob Lowe dropped a bomb on the sports world. He was the first to report that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will be announcing his retirement from professional football today. He took to Twitter to break the shocking […]

The Playoffs Are Tom Terrific Time, Sorry Tebow

Tebow Time – (Tee.bo – Tahym) n. The time late in a professional football game (usually within final two minutes and/or overtime) when NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow, raises his level of play to a significantly higher level than how he had been performing before such time. (often resulting in a win) Tom Terrific Time – […]

Green Bay Packers on Track For The Perfect Season

Aaron Rodgers marched the Packers down the field for a game-winning field goal against the Giants in under a minute. It only took two plays to get down the field, that must be a scary thing for NFL teams. That win gives the Packers a 12-0 record so far with four games remaining. Usually undefeated […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 13

The Indianapolis Colts gave the New England Patriots a late-game scare Sunday afternoon, but ultimately all the Colts could do was lose with dignity. The Patriots beat the Colts, 31-24, continuing the Colts’ winless season and for now moving the Patriots into first place in the AFC. Who’s using this game for college credit, and […]

Circular Logic: Patriots’ Playoff Chances are Anyone’s Guess

They were good. Then they were bad. Now they’re good again. That basically sums up the Patriots season so far. With the playoffs all but likely, there should be optimism across New England, yet this is not the case. And after following up a 14-2 regular season with a one-in-done in the playoffs, this lack […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 11

The Kansas City Chiefs threw everything but the kitchen sink (unless you count Jerrell Powe) at the New England Patriots Monday night, hoping to disrupt Tom Brady early on and keep the game close late. It worked for about 20 minutes, but the Patriots eventually solved the Chiefs’ defense. The end result: a 34-3 Patriot […]

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 6

For the first 25 minutes the New England Patriots had the ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6, they played sloppy, uncreative football. But down three points with 2:31 left in the game, Tom Brady led a precision air-strike that culminated in Brady’s 8-yard bullet to Aaron Hernandez in the end zone, completing yet […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 5

Though it wasn’t the 45-3 dismembering the Patriots gave the Jets last season, the Patriots still drew first blood against their rivals from New Jersey Sunday when they beat the Jets, 30-21. The Patriots are now one 30-point game shy of the St. Louis Rams’ NFL-record 14 consecutive games. Who’s moving to the head of […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 4

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly report card for your New England Patriots! The Patriots did what they always do the week after a loss: win. Specifically, they beat the Oakland Raiders, 31-19. And with losses by the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets, the Patriots are once again tied atop the AFC East […]

Previewing and Predicting Week 4 in the NFL

Three weeks of the season have come and gone as the month of September comes to a close. Throughout the first three weeks, numerous storylines are beginning to emerge. Contenders and pretenders are beginning to separate from the pack, injuries are starting to mount, and the coaching hot seat is beginning to warm. Week 4 […]

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 to Battle Bills in Pivotal Divisional Clash

Notable Injuries Pat Chung (hand), Sebastian Vollmer (back), Mike Wright (concussion) and Aaron Hernandez (knee) are all out for the Patriots. Ras-I Dowling (hip), Gary Guyton (hamstring), Albert Haynesworth (back), Jerod Mayo (thigh), Zoltan Mesko (knee), Taylor Price (hamstring) and Ryan Wendell (calf) are all listed as questionable. For the Bills, cornerback Terrence McGee (hamstring), […]

Previewing and Predicting Week 3 of the NFL

After a loathsome lockout, the NFL is back in full swing and we are already in Week 3 in the blink of an eye. Some early season surprises thus far with Detroit, Buffalo, Houston and Washington all unexpectedly at 2-0. Meanwhile, teams like Kansas City, Indianapolis and Seattle, all division winners in 2010, sit at […]