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Notes and Observations, Week 6: Colts Run the Dumbest Play in NFL History; Patriots Beat Them Again 34-27

We weren’t treated to the incredible blow out we were all pining for but the way this one went was actually more satisfying. For two and a half quarters the Colts kept it interesting with the help of Mike Adams’ pick-6 off the tipped pass from Julian Edelman. Gronk was virtually non-existent with the exception […]

Brandon LaFell To “Probably” Start Practice This Week

The Patriots have suffered through their share of injuries so far this season. From Center Bryan Stork to Tackle Nate Solder and Linebacker Dont’a Hightower, New England has seen several key players miss time. This week, however, they will likely be getting a key player back, as Brandon LaFell could start practicing again. LaFell, who […]

Nate Solder Out for Season with Bicep Injury

The Patriots placed starting left tackle Nate Solder on injured reserve Wednesday, ending his season. Solder sustained a bicep injury against the Cowboys that will require surgery. The news thrusts backup tackle Marcus Cannon into the spotlight. He will likely be taking over full time left tackle duties, and important task in the Patriots offense. […]

Notes and Observations Week 5: Patriots Defense Solid After the Bye Week; Beat Dallas 30-6

Just about every other team in the league would have taken yesterday’s game for what it was at face value. A 30-6 victory on the road after a bye week. In New England, the team and the fans could only see the things that they could improve on next week. The defense played exactly how […]

Patriots Sign RB Dion Lewis to 2-Year Contract Extension

Before the Patriots can take care of business in Dallas this weekend they took care of some business in their own backfield. Dion Lewis has signed a 2-year contract extension with the team reported to be worth $3 million. The shifty running back receives a $600,000 signing bonus, with a first year salary of $800,000 […]

Patriots Front Seven Will be Challenged by Cowboys

Heading into this weekend’s game in Dallas, much of the focus will be on who is not playing. Tony Romo and Dez Bryant will be unavailable for the Cowboys due to injuries and Lance Dunbar has been lost for the year with a knee injury. One unit that is healthy and menacing is the Cowboys […]

Through Three Games, David Andrews Holding Up Well

When undrafted rookie free agent center David Andrews entered training camp in late July, the expectation was that he would be backing up starter Bryan Stork for this season and beyond with the possibility of getting reps at guard. Stork’s concussion in August was followed by his being placed on short term injured reserve, meaning […]

Notes and Observations Week 3: Patriots Stomp Out the Jaguars 51-17 As They Head Into the Bye Week

For most of the other 31 teams in the league this could easily have been a trap game. The Patriots have been¬†rolling offensively to start the year and the Jaguars just are not on the same level as New England. With the bye week following this game it could have been easy for the Patriots […]

Patriots Will Have Their Hands Full With T.J. Yeldon

On Sunday when the Patriots and Jaguars face off at Gillette Stadium, one of the keys to success for New England will be stopping Jaguars rookie running back T.J. Yeldon. Yeldon is a second round pick out of Alabama and has started off his pro career as a workhorse for Jacksonville. He has carried the […]

Notes and Observations Week 2: Patriots Remind Everyone Who Runs the AFC East; Defeat Bills 40-32

Just like every year the hype starts up around the other teams in the AFC East with all the geniuses at ESPN claiming this is the year the Patriots get dethroned. With Rex Ryan taking over as head coach of the Buffalo Bills the “experts” laid on the hype thick and often. Rex did what […]

Patriots Offensive Line Held its Own Against Bills

Entering Sunday’s game, one match-up that the Bills had potential to take advantage of was their defensive line against the Patriots offensive line. ¬†The Bills have an excellent front that gives many teams problems. The Patriots were rolling in with two rookies starting in the interior of the offensive line. It had the potential to […]

Connelly Top Ten: Revenge Tour Continues

1. Offense: – Brady on pace for 800 passes – Dobson best game – though could have scored on seam route but fell down – why they go for it in 4th down – could have flipped game – should have run some clock late 2. Defense: – Fletcher has to go – Chandler Jones […]

Bills Defensive Line Is a Major Challenge for the Patriots

When the Patriots travel to Buffalo to face the Bills on Sunday, they will have to deal with a dominant and supremely talented defensive line that is now being coached by Rex Ryan. The Patriots, who could likely start two rookies along the offensive line again, will face a massive challenge protecting Tom Brady and […]

John Jastremski and Jim McNally to be Reinstated by NFL

John Jastremski and Jim McNally, the two men at the center of the supposed “Delfategate” plot to under-inflate footballs, will be reinstated by the NFL this week. The pair had been suspended since May without pay. There have been conflicting stories as to who suspended them, with the NFL saying it was the Patriots and […]

Notes and Observations Week 1: Brady Nearly Perfect as Patriots Beat Steelers on Banner Night

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Football has returned and our defending champion New England Patriots came out with fire on banner night. Tom Brady came out to an incredible ovation as was expected after the way he was treated for the past eight months. The “Where is Roger” chants were perfect and […]