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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 […]

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 […]

Baltimore Defensive Front Could Sabotage Patriots

When the Ravens travel to New England on Saturday for a Divisional Playoff matchup, there will be several key battles the Patriots will have to win. One of the most critical will be the Patriots offensive line versus the Baltimore defensive line. In the past, the Ravens have shown a unique ability to harass Tom […]

Rob Gronkowski Could Prove a Nightmare for Ravens

Several times this season I have written about the impact that a healthy Rob Gronkowski can make in a game. It is no secret that he is the league’s most dominant tight end and one of the premier offensive weapons in football. He is virtually uncoverable and will provide the Patriots with a distinct advantage […]

Containing Justin Forsett Will be Key for Patriots

One of the surprises of the NFL season was the emergence of Ravens running back Justin Forsett. Forsett, who had bounced around several teams before landing in Baltimore, saw his chance early in the season in the aftermath of the Ray Rice domestic violence situation. Forsett seized the moment, running for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns. […]

Who the Patriots Should be Rooting for Wild Card Weekend

This weekend will present two wild card playoff games in the AFC. The Patriots will be awaiting their outcomes as the results will determine who they play in the divisional round. The third-seeded Steelers will play the sixth-seeded Ravens and the fourth-seeded Colts will host the fifth-seeded Bengals in win or go home Wild Card […]

Notes and Observations Week 16: Patriots Blow Out Ravens 41-7; Clinch AFC East

The title is slightly misleading as the Patriots clinched the AFC East crown for the fifth straight season before they even took the field on Sunday. Thanks to the Dolphins shooting themselves in the foot with a 19-0 loss to Buffalo, the Patriots had sealed the AFC East before the opening coin toss. However the […]

Patriots Bye Week Update: Roster Moves, Incognito-Martin Fallout

Roster Moves Considering that a solid portion of their roster has been decimated by injuries, it’s a pretty big surprise that the Patriots made no defensive moves during their bye week. The Patriots did however release the injury prone Austin Collie. Collie was practically useless, recording only three receptions for 34 yards in his brief […]

Notes and Observations from The AFC Championship Game, Ravens Beat Patriots 28-13

To begin, sorry this is late. After going to the game and witnessing this lack of performance first hand, I needed a day to gather the correct thoughts on the latest in our recent gut-wrenching failures. This final notes and observations will be more of a final impression of the season as well as the […]

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. […]

An Early Look at Patriots-Texans Divisional Round Playoff Game

Thanks to the Houston Texans’ 28-16 loss at Indianapolis last Sunday, the Patriots secured the AFC’s second seed and a first-round playoff bye with their own 28-0 drubbing of Miami. This will be the third straight year that New England will avoid the Wild Card round. The Patriots will return to action on Jan. 13 […]

PATS on the Back – Week 6 vs. Baltimore

In arguably their biggest regular season win in a few years, the Patriots defied the odds on Sunday, beating a very good Baltimore Ravens team, 23-20, in an overtime thriller that we’ll be talking about for a while. The Pats faced a ten-point deficit early in the fourth quarter, after a Billy Cundiff field goal […]

The Couch Potato Report: NFL, PGA, MLB, VMAs, and More Fun with Acronyms

For weeks, writing this article was a challenge. The summer months brought little in the ways of big sporting events, making it difficult to hype up a lackluster docket of weekend TV each and every Friday. But now… problem solved. The NFL kicks off its 2010 season this weekend, and I for one am here […]