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2013 Patriots Position Preview: Wide Receivers

The wide receiver position is a key focal point in the upcoming season for the New England Patriots. Wes Welker, who was Tom Brady’s favorite target the past six seasons, is now catching passes from Peyton Manning out in Denver. It will be a new cast for Brady this season which could pose a significant […]

Pats Pass on Welker, Sign Amendola for Five Years, $31M Instead

Well, it didn’t take long for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots to replace wide receiver Wes Welker. Within hours of Welker’s departure to the Denver Broncos on a two year, $12 million contract, the Patriots  have reached a five year agreement with former St. Louis Rams receiver Danny Amendola, according to ESPN’s Adam […]

Is Tom Brady the Best NFL QB Ever?

The Patriots’ 2012 season is over, and once again it’s time to ask the question: Is Tom Brady the best quarterback to ever play the game? There are many ways to rank the greatest QBs ever, most of them subjective, but what follows is an attempt to draw conclusions from the facts in order to rank Brady […]

Patriots in for Physical Match-up Against Ravens

It may not be judgment day, reckoning, or any number of the over the top Ray Lewis jargon that has infiltrated ESPN headquarters since his retirement announcement, but Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Ravens will be nothing less than a head-on collision. This isn’t the inexperienced trigger-shy Houston Texans we’re talking about. […]

What Really Wins Super Bowls

Great quarterbacks, great coaches, and great teams win Super Bowls. But along the way, every championship team has been helped by factors other than their own play. Whether it is a coin toss, a forecast, an odd rule or the ineptitude of an opponent, no recent Super Bowl winner has been crowned without some form […]

SoB Crystal Ball: Predicting 2013 More Successfully than the Mayans

Now that it’s finally clear the Mayans didn’t bring about the end of the world, SoB can get down to business making some predictions for the new year. What sort of predictions, you ask? Fearless ones. Bold ones. Zero regard for possible Patriots playoff jinxes. Projected presidential candidates running on the Papa John’s platform. Celtics […]

A Tough Road to Home-Field: Patriots Will Have to Work to Secure a Bye

Every game matters. That is what makes the NFL so great. This is why the Patriots are really going to have to work to overcome that pathetic home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It was probably the worst home loss in the Tom Brady era. Thank Josh McDaniels and Bill Belchick for benching Wes Welker, […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 5 vs. Broncos

The Red Sox have the Yankees. The Celtics have the Lakers. The Bruins have the Canadiens. And Tom Brady and the Patriots have Peyton Manning and the Colts Broncos. While the first three rivalries sometimes fail to live up to expectations, the Brady-Manning rivalry consistently delivers excitement and suspense. Brady vs. Manning, Round 13, went […]

Patriots Defeat Broncos 31-21 as Brady-Manning Rivalry is Reignited

The Patriots defeated the Broncos 31-21 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium to lock down their first home victory of the season. First Half The Broncos started off with the ball after winning the toss. Peyton Manning looked good in his return to Gillette as he led the offense down the field. Manning connected with Demaryius […]

Tim Tebow Traded to Jets

The Tim Tebow saga is about to start a new chapter. The Denver Broncos traded the polarizing quarterback to the New York Jets Wednesday on a day filled with NFL headlines. The deal sends Tebow and a seventh-round pick to New York for a fourth and a sixth-round pick, according to the Denver Post.

What We Learned This Week: Peyton’s Place Soap Opera Finally Ends

What we learned the week of 3/12 -3/19 1. The Broncos signed Peyton Manning and will trade Tim Tebow. One guy is much younger, healthier, cheaper, had a better season last year, and has already led Denver to the division title. The other guy takes up a huge amount of salary cap room, is coming […]

What A Week It Was: Patriots Sign Lloyd, Manning Joins Broncos

Well we knew all thought it was going to be a big week and it certainly did not disappoint. Usually, the first week of the NCAA tournament dominates the national headlines because of the thousands of bracket and office pools across the country. This week was different. Beyond the spectacle that is “March Madness” was […]

Peyton’s Place: Manning Agrees to Join Broncos

Former Indianapolis Colts superstar Peyton Manning is changing his stripes for the first time in his career, with ESPN reporting that Manning has agreed to sign with the Denver Broncos. The move will send shock waves throughout the AFC. Denver now becomes a favorite in the AFC West, and will certainly be a trendy Super […]

What We Learned This Week: Professor Paps, Peyton’s Place?

What We Learned This Week Week of March 3 – March 10   Peyton Manning Got Cut From a 2-14 Team What a scrub! I hope the poor guy can somehow catch on with another team. It will be strange to see Peyton Manning in another uniform (or another helmet) but Johnny Unitas with the […]

Peyton Manning Released by Colts, What’s Next?

All good things inevitably come to an end. Or perhaps in this case, all great things. Earlier this week the Indianapolis Colts cut former quarterback Peyton Manning in the most dramatic move of the offseason. His release and new life in free agency creates many different scenarios of how the league will be affected, mostly […]