// Stevan Ridley

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. […]

Notes and Observations, Week 1: Déjà Vu In Miami as Patriots Fall to Dolphins 33-20

No, Sunday was not a replay of last year’s game in Miami, but the Patriots collapsed again in the Florida heat and lost the season opener. Just like last year they had a lead at the half only to be outplayed in every aspect of the game in the second half. The only consolation you can […]

Patriots 30, Panthers 7: What we were watching for

The Patriots played their third preseason game in Foxboro against the Carolina Panthers Friday night, winning 30-7. The third preseason game is usually a dress-rehearsal, meaning the teams go through regular game-prep through the week, and both teams starters will likely play into the third quarter — and they did. This is the one of the four […]

Monday Afternoon Rewind: Patriots vs Eagles

With the first two pre-season games in the books this Patriots team is beginning to fold into shape. Offense Save a pick-six that was intended for tackle turned tight-end Steve Maneri, the first string offense looked very impressive. The highlight of the night was Tom Brady’s back-shoulder touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins. The back-shoulder throw […]

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 […]

Notes and Observations, AFC Championship: Patriots Come Up Short Against Broncos

For the second consecutive season the Patriots lost in the AFC Championship game. A team that was once so successful in the postseason, has now suffered three consecutive disappointing losses in a row. The one major thing in common in all three of those games is the poor play of the offense. The stat line […]

Notes and Observations, Divisional Round: Patriots Run Past Colts, Into AFC Championship with 43-22 Victory

This Sunday the Patriots are going to play in the AFC Championship for the third straight year, and the eighth time since 2001. In a league that preaches parity, the Patriots are the only team for the past 13 years that are a constant threat to have a shot at the Super Bowl. It truly […]

LeGarrette Blount’s 4 TDs Lead Patriots to 43-22 Victory over Indianapolis Colts

Tom Brady may not have thrown a single touchdown pass, but the New England Patriots are now in their third consecutive AFC Championship contest thanks to six rushing touchdowns in the 43-22 thrashing of the Indianapolis Colts Saturday night. Brady won his 18th playoff game with only 198 passing yards and a 78.4 passer rating. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should Patriots RB Stevan Ridley Get His Starting Job Back?

In a move that did not come as a surprise to anyone, running back Stevan Ridley was listed as inactive before Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans for non-injury reasons. We all know Coach Bill Belichick’s tolerance for fumbling has reached a boiling point and he was clearly sending Ridley a message with the benching (despite […]