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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 […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 12

Just over a month remains in the season, and plenty of teams are still fighting for position. The Colts are definitely getting Andrew Luck, but the wild cards and many divisions (as well as most of the byes) are still very much within reach. All of a sudden, San Francisco’s first round bye isn’t so […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11

Coming up on Thanksgiving, the Lions will actually have a meaningful game. Both conferences are still in heated races for seeding, with the AFC turning upside down week by week. The Packers and 49ers are still the best of the best, but other teams are on the rise, too. Much has been made lately of […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10

With just seven weeks to go, and several divisions are still very much up for grabs. For that matter, the whole AFC is on the line, with going from #1 to #6 in a week becoming rather likely lately. The Packers are still the team to beat, but with San Francisco, Pittsburgh and even Houston […]

NFL Power Rankings through Week 7

Week 7 may be over, but there is a lot to digest. London was forced to confront their very notion of “football,” Tim Tebow took over as a starting quarterback, and Carson Palmer came out of retirement (at least technically) for the Oakland Raiders. As I do each week, I’ll assess each team’s performance and […]

Don’t Rush to Pick Up Carson Palmer

After an abbreviated “retirement,” Carson Palmer was traded to the Oakland Raiders Tuesday. This news not only shook up the NFL world, but also created a rush to pick up the once elite quarterback. Palmer was one of the most added players in the league this week. His ownership rose 29 percent according to ESPN […]

Draft Report: Patriots Closely Following the Saints, Raiders

We’ve seen some pretty interesting events take place up to this point in 2011 for the Patriots: From Brady’s 517 passing yard performance in Week 1. Followed by 423 yards against San Diego. A come-from-behind win from Buffalo — that shocked everyone. Pay back against New York Jets. Vintage Brady game-winning drive this past Sunday […]

Raiders Owner Al Davis Dead at 82

One of the original AFL icons, Al Davis, died on Saturday. He was 82 years old. Born in Brockton, Mass. in 1929, Davis grew up in Brooklyn. He was hired as coach and GM of the Raiders after the 1962 season at the age of 33. He coached for three years before becoming the AFL […]

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 […]

Patriots Run Wild and Plunder the Raiders 31-19

The New England Patriots righted the ship Sunday afternoon, topping the Oakland Raiders 31-19 at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif. The win improves the Patriots’ record to 3-1 on the year, tied with Buffalo for first in the AFC East. Brady regains form Quarterback Tom Brady was solid but not spectacular in the triumph, […]

Revisiting the Patriots-Raiders Trade for Richard Seymour

Just over two years ago, the Patriots made a shocking trade with the Oakland Raiders that sent the five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Richard Seymour to the Raiders for a first round draft pick. In the past, we had seen a number of great players leave because they wanted to be paid more than the […]

Trading Spaces: The Unlikely Duo of Bill Belichick and Al Davis

Since 2005, the Patriots and Oakland Raiders have made nine trades involving draft picks. In those nine trades, 25 players were involved, led by household names Randy Moss and Richard Seymour. Despite a relationship that has seen Al Davis accuse the Patriots of tampering with Randy Moss, the two teams have been active trade partners […]

Jets Lose Interest in Moss, Avoid Disaster

It’s been an interesting week for former New England Patriot, Minnesota Viking, Tennessee Titan and Oakland Raider Randy Moss. On Monday, Boston Globe reporter Greg Bedard reported that the New York Jets were interested in signing the free-agent wide receiver. Less than 24 hours later, Fox Sports reporter Adam Schein tweeted that the Jets had […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: Draft Order Partially Determined

With the playoffs around the corner, the 2011 NFL Draft has been set for the teams not playing in the postseason. For the first time since 2008, and just for the third time under Coach Bill Belichick, the Patriots will hold a pick in the top 20. The Patriots have the rights to the Oakland […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10

With less than two months to go now, the landscape has changed pretty nicely. The Patriots went from contenders to jokes, to contenders again with a defeat of Pittsburgh. Oakland is now in the playoff situation again, somehow. The Cowboys’ coaching change helped them, and hurt the Giants. The Falcons and Jets are back in […]