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Notes and Observations, Week 2: Defense Shines as Patriots Defeat Vikings 30-7

Following last week’s woeful performance in Miami, the Patriots were going into a real no win situation against the Vikings. If they won people would react with “so what, it’s the Vikings.” Yet if they lost on Sunday then everyone in New England would be in full-on panic mode just two weeks into the season. […]

Rough Second Half Costs Patriots in 33-20 Loss in Miami

The Patriots turned around a rough start to take a two-possession lead at the half, but couldn’t do a thing from there as they lost their first game of the season, 33-20, in Miami. The Patriots started on a bad note, going three and out on the opening drive. On top of that, Ryan Allen’s […]

2014 Fantasy Value of Patriots Players

Patriots players and coaches have taken to the practice field, and Rob Gronkowski was spotted running up a hill. Consequently, it is time to begin thinking about which Patriot players you will want on your fantasy squad, and which players you should avoid. What do the odds makers say? Bet now on the best NFL odds here. Everyone […]

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Bishop Sankey

With the 2014 NFL Draft a little over a week away fans are frothing at the mouth to finally see Roger Goodell at the podium in Radio City Music Hall. Since the draft has been pushed back from its original air date pundits such as us here at SportsofBoston have had more time to evaluate […]

Patriots Look to End Colts Season in Divisional Playoff Game

The injury plagued Patriots will host the Indianapolis Colts Saturday night in a Divisional Playoff game after a crazy wild card weekend that saw the Colts erase a 28-point deficit against the Kansas City Chiefs in a 45-44 victory. The Patriots are double-digit favorites in this match-up but don’t let that number fool you. The […]

Patriots Overachieved Throughout 2013 Season

As the New England Patriots have wrapped up the regular season at 12-4 and are preparing for the second round of the playoffs, it’s tough to challenge the idea that 2013-2014 was a season of over-achievement. Sure, the Patriots have been enjoying 10+ win seasons since 2003 and have had first round byes in the […]

Notes and Observations Week 17: Patriots Beat Bills; Clinch #2 Seed in the AFC

After everything that has happened to the Patriots this season, it is absolutely incredible they are the number two seed in the AFC. The offseason was highlighted by Tom Brady’s favorite receivers from the year before, but in the worst possible scenarios. Wes Welker went to Denver to catch pass from Brady’s rival Peyton Manning. […]

Patriots Look to Secure No. 2 Seed in AFC Against Buffalo Bills in Season Finale

As the regular season comes to a close this weekend, the AFC playoff picture is still up in the air. Only the Kansas City Chiefs know for certain their seed going into the playoffs and depending on the outcome of several games, the Patriots could find themselves anywhere between the No. 1 and No. 4 […]

Patriots Roundup: Roster Changes and Pro Bowl Selections

With just one game left in the regular season, it’s been a busy week for the New England Patriots. Here’s a roundup of some of the news out of Foxborough as Bill Belichick and company try to clinch a first round bye in the playoffs, including injury updates, roster changes, Pro Bowl selections, and highlight reel-worthy […]

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 […]

Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 15 (Playoffs)

Whether it is the consolation bracket or the semi-finals in the playoffs, Week 15 is a week to remember in the postseason. Below are some players who can help you out as the season winds down. Start ‘Em Andrew Luck (vs. Houston): After two to three bad weeks for Luck, the Houston Texans defense is just […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]