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Notes and Observations, Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots are Champions Again!

Super Bowl XLIX lived up to the hype and then some. Sunday night saw the match-up of the two best teams in the NFL go down to the wire to decide the champion. Every snap counted and every second felt like an eternity, which is exactly how the Super Bowl is supposed to be. As […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: The Patriots Dynasty Lives!

1. MISC – You Mad Bro? * Ya Baby! Might be my favorite championship. * Blue hoodie with sleeves safe, strong call * Giselle jinx? No more * Classy – the Seattle and Patriot-haters booing Belichick during the National Anthem * Anthem went over at 2:04 – two seconds over * Bad omen – didn’t […]

Stopping Jermaine Kearse Key for Patriots Defense

The man who caught the game-winning pass in the NFC Championship’s overtime is the one that could cause the Patriots major problems if they do not find a way to match up with him. He saves his best games for the biggest moments, catching both the go-ahead touchdown in the 2013 NFC Championship game and […]

Blount’s Shoulders Will Carry Large Part of Patriots Super Bowl Hopes

A mere three months ago, LeGarrette Blount was toiling away on the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a running back without any playing time and without much hope for future snaps. His frustration culminated with him walking off the field early during a Monday night victory against the Tennessee Titans. The Steelers promptly released him the […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: How to Beat Seahawks

Wednesday’s Super Bowl Preview Submission 1. Common Themes in Patriot’s Three losses (Buffalo game doesn’t count) – Miami, KC and Green Bay respectively: * Patriots 3rd down Conversion – 29% / 22% / 48% * Opponents 3rd Down Conversion – 53% / 58% / 58% ********* * Patriots Rushing plays: 20 / 16 /18 * […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Seattle Stuff

Seahawk and Seattle Stuff * Seahawks tested positive for PED’s – Richard Sherman, Walter Thurmond, Brandon Brower, Bruce Irvin, Winston Guy, John Moffitt, Allen Barbre * Seattle Murder rate in 2014 – 26 / Boston Murder rate – 52 * Seattle population – 652,204 /// Boston population 645,966 * Famous people born in Seattle – […]

Rob Gronkowski vs Seattle Secondary is Clash of Titans

One of the most intriguing storylines leading into Super Bowl XLIX is how the Seahawks will defend elite Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski has been one of the league’s best offensive players over the past five seasons but he has yet to face a defense as formidable as Seattle’s. In the AFC Championship game, […]

Video: Bill Belichick Deflate-Gate Press Conference

In a surprise, stunning press conference, Patriots coach Bill Belichick defended his team against both deflate-gate and even Spygate allegations. Watch raw video of the press conference here (video will expire Sunday afternoon). ESPN also has video here. Patriots.com has the video here. Here are some of his notable quotes: ABOUT DEFLATE-GATE “I believe now […]

ICYMI: Julian Edelman Wins #TBT with Growing Pats Video

It’s over. No… not deflate-gate, unfortunately. What’s over is anyone trying to top Julian Edelman’s #TBT this week: This certainly was a welcome distraction this week.

The National Media is to Blame for Deflategate Outrage

Only in America would every major national news station cover the press conference of a man discussing the inflation levels of some footballs. All this outrage has been drummed up by the media, which is not shocking in the least. Thanks to the 24-hour “news” cycle we get to listen to so-called experts speculate for […]

Forget Deflate-Gate: Let’s Look Back to the Actual AFC Championship Game…

The past two seasons we have grown accustomed to watching the Patriots blowout their divisional round opponent only to lose in the AFC Championship game. This year they changed things up for the better. Last week we all sat on the edge of our seats while the Patriots erased two 14-point deficits on route to […]

The New Brady Six: Super Bowls

With their win this past Sunday, the New England Patriots advanced to their sixth Super Bowl since the start of the 2001 season. It is truly a remarkable achievement. Past great dynasties in the NFL did not have to deal with free agency and the salary cap, making this sustained run of success for the […]

Patriots Pass Rush Faces Tough Task with Luck

One area that the Patriots struggled with Saturday night against Baltimore that will need to be improved upon for Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the Colts is their pass rush. For most of the night against the Ravens, their pass rush was non-existent and Joe Flacco had plenty of time to find open receivers. In […]

Much Maligned Danny Amendola Comes Through for Patriots

Ever since signing in New England, wide receiver Danny Amendola has faced heavy criticism. Much of it was related to the size of his contract and the lack of production and his missing significant time with injuries. This criticism for the most part was warranted and up until mid-December Amendola looked like another failed receiver […]

Notes and Observations Divisional Playoffs: Patriots Advance to Fourth Straight AFC Championship, Beat Ravens 35-31

What an incredible game we all witnessed Saturday night. From start to finish, as a fan, you didn’t have a second to catch your breath. Every snap mattered and in the end it was a couple key plays that turned the tide of the game. The Ravens have been one of the few teams that […]