// Rob Gronkowski

No Rob Gronkowski, No Problem for Patriots Moving Forward

So far in the 2013 season, Rob Gronkowski has missed seven games and he has played in seven games. The Patriots record with Gronkowski is 5-2 and without him is 5-2. The difference this season is the addition of rookies Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins. The Patriots are a different team with Gronkowski than they […]

Notes and Observations, Week 15: Patriots Let One Slip Away Against Dolphins

With the Broncos loss on Thursday night, the Patriots had a chance to claim the number one seed in the AFC. All they had to do was win the rest of their games. How did they respond? They let a very winnable game slip away to a division rival who is making a late season […]

While Waiting for Surgery, Gronkowski Shops for Groceries in Motorized Scooter

Look out, Rhode Island. Gronk has a new set of wheels and is on the loose. In Whole Foods. Buying groceries. Wearing a hoodie. Snapping photos with little kids. (A far cry from this, eh?) I guess that’s what happens when you tear your ACL and MCL, reducing you from 6’6″ beast of an NFL […]

Dolphins 24, Patriots 20: Pats Fail Grab Hold of AFC’s Number 1 Seed

It was all there, right in front of the New England Patriots: The Broncos’ loss in San Diego gave them the opportunity to stake their claim to the coveted number one seed in the AFC. Thomas Brady and William Belichick took their familiar seats in the cockpit; pilot and co-pilot ready to take flight for […]

Week 14 Preview: Patriots at Dolphins

Welcome to the PG era, folks: Post-Gronk. Luckily for the Patriots, they will be (hopefully) eased in by the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins, however, are far from an easy opponent. While the Patriots struggled with a middling Cleveland team last week, the Fins scored an impressive victory over a competitive Steelers team. Miami represents one […]

Winning the Wire and the Playoffs: Week 15 Fantasy Sleepers

Widespread inclement weather and serious injuries to Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker were big fantasy storylines in Week 14.  Gronkowski will be fortunate to play in Week 1 of 2014, while Welker suffered his second concussion of the year and looks unlikely to play against San Diego on Thursday night.  If you’re still alive, congratulations […]

Are the Patriots Still Legitimate Super Bowl Contenders Without TE Rob Gronkowski?

The New England Patriots may have won their game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but they suffered a devastating injury to one of the most important players on the team. Star tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a season-ending injury and was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. […]

Notes and Observations Week 14: Patriots Mount Another Improbable Comeback; Beat Browns 27-26

Sunday’s game was one of the more bittersweet experiences for fans of the Patriots. Down 26-14 with 2:39 left in the game, all hope was almost lost, fans made their way to the exits, and Tom Brady did what Tom Brady has done his whole career. With some help of a pass interference call, and […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – Patriots Stink but Exciting; Poor Gronk

1. Patriots Gift of interference evens out the non-fumble call at beginning of game, which was a 10-point swing and changed the entire complexion of the game Scoring * Failed to score in the first quarter six times this year * Didn’t score a touchdown in the first half six times this year * Failed […]

Patriots Lose Gronk But Complete Miraculous Comeback to Beat Browns, 27-26

For the third straight week, the New England Patriots overcame a halftime deficit to emerge with another win, even after Rob Gronkowski exited in the third quarter with what is feared to be a torn ACL. This time the Patriots escaped by beating the Cleveland Browns 27-26 on a Tom Brady touchdown pass to Danny […]

Rob Gronkowski Torn ACL?

According to several reports, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s 27-26 win over the Browns. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Gronk was taken to the hospital after the game to have his leg evaluated. If it is indeed a torn ACL, Gronk would be out for the season and his […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 14

Eric Decker, Alshon Jeffery, and Josh Gordon all had monster games in Week 13.  Decker joins the Board while Jeffery and Gordon both soar.  Peyton Manning jumps back to No. 4.  Kendall Wright and Danny Woodhead fall off the board.  Running backs Le’Veon Bell and Andre Brown both get a jump this week and Bell […]

Week 13 Notes and Observations: Patriots Survive Trap Game, Beat Texans 34-31

This game had all the makings of a classic trap game. The Patriots were coming off two huge prime time games against the Panthers and Broncos, and the Texans had lost nine straight games. The Texans’ record may have said 2-9, but most of the games they lost were decided by seven points or less. There […]

The Case for Kenbrell Thompkins

The Patriots offense is still trying to find its identity and Kenbrell Thompkins needs to be a part of it. Because he is the type of selfless player that the team cultivates, Thompkins himself would never say this but his play on the field does. Thompkins, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Cincinnati, […]

How the Patriots Beat Peyton Manning’s Broncos, and Where They Go From Here

Wow. Sunday night was certainly a game that lends itself to hyperbole, guttural wailing, screaming and crying. At times I found myself elated, followed shortly by rage, followed by desperation in sorrow. The win probably chart above sums up the game pretty perfectly, if you ask me. It was, in short, a typical Tom Brady-Peyton […]