// Shane Vereen

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 […]

Week 11 Notes and Observations: Panthers Edge Patriots Amid Controversial Non-Call, 24-20

There is no way around the fact that this was a statement game for both teams. The Panthers were riding a five-game winning streak coming into Week 11, and a win over the Patriots is the equivalent to the Super Bowl for teams who haven’t been relevant in years. The Patriots needed a win to […]

Monday Night Football Preview: Patriots-Panthers Breakdown

Monday night’s game against the Carolina Panthers will be the toughest game this season for the New England Patriots. Well, statistically speaking at least. According to FootballOutsiders.com, the Panthers have a better offense, defense and quarterback than the Patriots. Offense By looking at just yards per game, then the Patriots edge the Panthers by about […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 9 Fantasy Sleepers

Six more teams are on the bye this Week 9, so you’ll have to wait a week for Calvin Johnson to return from the stratosphere.  Joining the Lions this bye week are the Broncos, Cardinals, Jaguars, Giants and 49ers.  This week is unique, as many of the best options on your wire may be players […]

Week 2 NFL Preview: Patriots vs. Jets

If you asked me to preview this game a week ago, I would have chuckled while predicting a laughable score in the Patriots favor. Today, there is no way I can do that. The NFL is a crazy league. The change of feeling has more to do with what I saw from the Pats than what […]

Patriots Escape Buffalo With Stephen Gostkowski Game-Winning Field Goal, 23-21

The New England Patriots escaped by the skin of their teeth in their Week 1 opener against the Buffalo Bills on the road. The Patriots, led by Tom Brady, rallied in the fourth quarter to overcome a 21-20 deficit to win on a Stephen Gostkowski 35-yard field goal with five seconds left in the game. […]

Week 1 NFL Preview: New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills

This is it. Week one of the NFL season has finally arrived. It’s a bittersweet time since it also means the end of summer. But I have been anxiously awaiting this week all summer, the time when all the fantasy drafts and projections turn into results that no one saw coming. This year, the Patriots […]

Fantasy Football Sleepers: Before You Draft

Throughout the duration of the fantasy football season we constantly find ourselves searching for those players that are underrated or are unnoticed during the draft. These players can either make or break your fantasy season. Depending on how these players are utilized, where they are drafted, and the overall value that they will contribute based […]

Blount Impresses in Patriots’ Win Over Eagles

The New England Patriots kicked off their preseason schedule with an impressive 31-22 victory over the Eagles on Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. While the end result may not mean much at this stage, the Patriots did give fans the opportunity to see a little bit of everything that could factor in […]

Tom Brady Thinks He Can Win Another Super Bowl – Can He?

Over the past 12 years, the New England Patriots have dominated the league with three Super Bowl wins and five overall appearances to become one of the best franchises since 2000. The dynasty they established was due in large part to the undeniable success of future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady. The dynasty has […]