// Ryan Fitzpatrick

Winning the Wire and the Playoffs: Week 14 Fantasy Sleepers

The playoffs have arrived in almost all fantasy leagues.  Most teams are not going to be adding players to start this week, but there are three or four games remaining and roster depth is always important.  Here’s a few players to look at for deep leaguers and roster depth in all leagues. LAST WEEK Carson […]

Harvard Upsets 3-Seed New Mexico, Media Relies on Smart Guy Stereotypes

The 14th-seeded Harvard Crimson upset 3-seed New Mexico, 68-62, during last night’s “second” round action in the NCAA tournament. The win marked Harvard’s first March Madness win in university history. Crimson guard-forward Wesley Saunders led four Harvard players in double figures with 18 points, followed closely by Laurent Rivard with 17. Alex Kirk and Cameron […]

Game of Inches: Patriots Squeaked Out Win Over Undisciplined Bills

As the Patriots concluded their first three-game winning streak of the season, should fans feel better or worse about the state of the defense? Sure that “bend but don’t break” muscle was flexed extremely hard (similar to Brandon Spikes following his knockout of Fred Jackson late in the fourth quarter), but there were a few […]

Patriots-Bills Notes: Defense & Running Game Impressive, No Welker Conspiracy

The Patriots rallied from a 21-7 deficit in Buffalo to defeat their AFC East rival by a final score of 52-28.  The game started off well as the Patriots’ defense was able to force a punt on Buffalo’s first drive. The punt pinned the Patriots at their own 10 yard line, but that didn’t phase […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 17

All’s well that ends well. The New England Patriots overcame an early 21-point deficit Sunday, blowing out the Bills in the second half and cruising to home-field advantage for the playoffs. Final score: Patriots 49, Bills 21. A fitting revenge after the Bills came back from being down 21 to beat the Patriots in September. […]

Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Football Intelligence Not Up to Harvard Standards

Humorist Dave Barry once wrote that Harvard University “for more than three centuries has produced graduates who, no matter what their philosophical differences, are all dedicated to the lofty goal of subtly letting you know that they went to Harvard.” Former Harvard Crimson and current Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t needed to purse his […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 3

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly report card for the New England Patriots. Well, Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills was a stinker of historic proportions. The Patriots blew a 21-point lead, Tom Brady threw four picks, Bill Belichick somehow wasted a crucial timeout in the final minute of the game, and the Patriots […]

Patriots Defense Forces Seven Bills Turnovers, Clinch Division and Home-Field in Win

The New England Patriots, able to clinch the AFC East, a first-round bye and home-field throughout the playoffs with a win or New York Jets loss, could not have asked for a better opponent than the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots had beaten the Bills 14 times in a row coming into Sunday’s game in Orchard […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 16 vs. Bills

A victory over the Buffalo Bills (4-10) this weekend will give the New England Patriots (12-2) the AFC East title and the No. 1 seed heading into the AFC playoffs. The Patriots suffered a scare last Sunday night, but managed to squeak past the Aaron Rodger-less Green Bay Packers, 31-27. The win over the Packers […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 12

So for those of you who had too much turkey and fell asleep for your annual Thanksgiving Day nap before you remembered to set your fantasy lineup for the week, I’m here to save the day. Ain’t that tryptophan a bitch sometimes!?! It’s Week 12, and while six teams have already put their games in […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: NFL Week 9

This week, I’m going to attempt to put the “fast” in “Fantasy Fast Forward.” Why? Because as I’m typing this, I’m just a few short hours away from jetting off to Las Vegas, and like any other guy I know, I’m a procrastinator and haven’t packed a darn thing yet. So instead of racking up […]

Week 6 Pickups

Now that Randy Moss has played a game in a Vikings’ uniform, its pretty clear that him bring traded meant little for his owners in fantasy. However, that does not mean that the trade will not have an effect on other fantasy owners, with Deion Branch still available in most leagues. Week 6 Pickups Here […]

Most Rushing Yards in 23 Months Propel Patriots to Victory

The New England Patriots had already run the ball eight straight times. So they decided to run it again. BenJarvus Green-Ellis’s 7-yard touchdown run capped off a rush-heavy Patriots drive that pushed the lead to two touchdowns with just over eight minutes to go, and the Patriots held on to beat the Buffalo Bills, 38-30. […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 15

Quarterback: C+ Statistically, Tom Brady had perhaps his worst game of the 2009 season. Brady completed 11 of 23 passes for 115 yards in the Patriots 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.  Brady also threw one touchdown to Randy Moss and one interception to Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny. Brady’s 13-yard touchdown pass to […]

Patriots and Bills Meet for a Winter Showdown

After dropping two games in a row, New England finally got into winning form last week over the Panthers. They are leading the AFC East by one game over New York and Miami. However, it’s the other division team the Patriots are now concerned with. The Buffalo Bills will not be in the playoffs this […]