// Stevan Ridley

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 1

The Sports of Boston Fantasy Football Big Board will be updated weekly with risers, fallers, and new additions. Take a look at the top 50: RB  Adrian Peterson (MIN) RB  Doug Martin (TB) RB  C.J. Spiller (BUF) RB  Trent Richardson (CLE) RB  Jamaal Charles (KC) RB  Marshawn Lynch (SEA) RB  Ray Rice (BAL) WR Calvin […]

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 […]

Patriots 1st Preseason Game Thoughts

Entering Friday Night’s firsts Patriots Pre-season game against the Philadelphia Eagles there were a good amount of questions with the most obvious being the new receiving corps. However, Patriots fans finally had a chance to take a look at Ryan Mallet, Tim Tebow and the running game.

2013 Fantasy Football Preview: Patriots Edition

Bill Belichick is notorious for giving Fantasy Football owners headaches season after season. This is because you never know which player(s) he is going to revolve his game plan around. His system is designed to find a mismatch, not pad anyone’s stats. Fantasy owners shouldn’t count on this strategy changing any time soon. In his […]

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 […]

Patriots Should Sign Ex-Raven Pollard

On Wednesday, the Baltimore Ravens continued dismantling its Super Bowl Champion roster (so painful to type) by releasing strong safety Bernard Pollard, the seventh player lost from last year’s team. Now that the Ravens’ leading tackler is on the market as a free agent, the New England Patriots shouldn’t hesitate for a second to sign that man. But […]

Notes and Observations from The AFC Championship Game, Ravens Beat Patriots 28-13

To begin, sorry this is late. After going to the game and witnessing this lack of performance first hand, I needed a day to gather the correct thoughts on the latest in our recent gut-wrenching failures. This final notes and observations will be more of a final impression of the season as well as the […]

Patriots Top Texans 41-28; Advance to 2nd Straight AFC Championship Against Baltimore

The New England Patriots advanced to their seventh AFC Championship in the Belichick era on Sunday night, topping the Houston Texans 41-28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The team received contributions from multiple players, both on offense, defense, and even special teams. New England was in control throughout, never relinquishing their lead after a […]

Notes and Observations from the Divisional Playoffs: Patriots Advance Beating the Texans 41-28

There was a ton of talk heading into this game. Everyone expected it to be a close game after the Patriots embarrassed the Texans in Gillette back in week 14. However it was more of the same as the Patriots showed the rest of the NFL that they are the class of the league. First […]

Notes and Observations from Week 17: Patriots 28, Dolphins 0 – Patriots Clinch #2 Seed

The Texans lost to the Colts in the early afternoon games which set the Patriots up to control their own destiny to gain a first round bye in the playoffs. Playing against the Miami Dolphins nothing is a guarantee. The Patriots needed the win to guarantee the first round bye. First Half – Being slightly […]

Notes and Observations, Week 16: Patriots Escape Jacksonville with 23-16 Win

Going into Jacksonville Sunday, the Patriots already had their playoff spot figured out. They will most likely be the third seed unless somehow the Broncos and Texans fall apart in the final two weeks. They had three major starters out with Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Spikes, and Alfonzo Dennard all not making the trip. The Patriots […]

Notes and Observations, Week 15: 49ers Outlast Patriots in a Heavyweight Bout, 41-34

Unlike the Texans game on Monday, Sunday night’s match-up of the 49ers and the Patriots lived up to all the hype. It had the feel of a heavyweight fight, and looked like a bloodbath early on. The Patriots turned things on late to make the game interesting, but the 49ers were able to hold off […]

Stevan Ridley: Running Back to the Future

The New England Patriots have the #1 offense in the NFL.  They lead the league in yards, averaging 425.7 per game and lead the world in points, averaging 36.3 per game. No news there right? What is news is how balanced this Patriots offense has become. After finishing 20th in rushing yards per game in […]

Patriots Rout Texans in a Battle of AFC’s Best

In the Boston Sunday Globe, writer Dan Shaughnessy predicted a blowout victory for the Patriots. He made the same prediction on 98.5 the Sports Hub, and all week I heard people bashing him for making an egregious prediction in a game between two football powerhouses. He ended up being absolutely correct as New England was […]

Week 14 Notes and Observations: Patriots Rout Texans 42-14

Monday night’s game was pegged as the game of the year. It definitely lived up to the hype…for Patriots fans. They out-played the Texans in every aspect of the game, and now control their own destiny for the No. 2 seed in the playoffs. Also keep in mind if the Patriots win the rest of […]