// Stevan Ridley

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Bills, Week 10

The Patriots’ 37-31 win over the Bills was penalty-plagued from the start, and without Buffalo digging their own holes constantly throughout the first half, I’m not sure the Patriots walk out of this one with a win. There is a tough stretch of games coming up in which they face San Francisco and Houston, and if the […]

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 […]

Week 8: Notes and Observations vs. St. Louis Rams in London

Allow me to do my best impersonation of Bill Belichick and try to find negatives in an overwhelmingly positive game. After all, I wouldn’t be a Boston sports fan if I still couldn’t find things to complain about…

Patriots beat Rams in a Good Ole’ Fashioned Romp in London

The last few weeks, it seems like a lot of the talk about the Patriots has been about the sluggish offense and anemic pass defense combining to blow games in the last minutes of the fourth quarter. Entering what had all of the signs of a trap game, the Patriots traveled overseas and showed up […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 5 vs. Broncos

The Red Sox have the Yankees. The Celtics have the Lakers. The Bruins have the Canadiens. And Tom Brady and the Patriots have Peyton Manning and the Colts Broncos. While the first three rivalries sometimes fail to live up to expectations, the Brady-Manning rivalry consistently delivers excitement and suspense. Brady vs. Manning, Round 13, went […]

Patriots Defeat Broncos 31-21 as Brady-Manning Rivalry is Reignited

The Patriots defeated the Broncos 31-21 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium to lock down their first home victory of the season. First Half The Broncos started off with the ball after winning the toss. Peyton Manning looked good in his return to Gillette as he led the offense down the field. Manning connected with Demaryius […]

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 […]

Patriots Lose Heart Breaker in Baltimore on Sunday Night

The Patriots dropped their second straight game due to a last second field goal. The Ravens won 31-30 when the kick apparently just went over the right upright. The Patriots struck first, opening up a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. Stephen Gostkowski kicked two field goals, one from 37 yards and one from 49. […]

Patriots travel to Baltimore for AFC Championship Rematch with Ravens

After the first-ever home-opening loss at Gillette Stadium, New England looks to bounce back in primetime Sunday night against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in a rematch of the 2011 AFC Championship. The Patriots were heavy favorites against the Arizona Cardinals at home last week, but failed to reach the end zone until the […]

Heartbreaking End Allows Cardinals to Upset Patriots

A hotly contested game saw the Patriots receive unexpected hope only to see that hope disappear with one errant kick to seal a 20-18 upset for the Arizona Cardinals. The game was a big defensive battle, with only field goals now and then until the middle of the 3rd quarter. Even when the Cardinals made […]

Brady’s Nose Bloodied, but Patriots Defense Stifles Titans in 34-13 Win

The New England Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans 34-13 on Sunday in sunny Nashville, Tennessee. In spite of a bloodied and possibly broken nose, Tom Brady performed as expected, completing 23 out of 31 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. While the offense performed well, the defense of the Patriots is what really stood out […]

2012 Patriots Running Backs Preview: Ridley the Feature Back?

Despite being one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL over the past five seasons, the New England Patriots still have flaws that have been exposed in major ways at inopportune times. From the 2010 Divisional Round loss to the Jets, to a pair of Super Bowl losses versus the Giants, there has been […]

Patriots Host Free Agent RBs Ryan Grant, Tim Hightower for Visits

The New England Patriots hosted two guests for visits on Friday. Both Ryan Grant and Tim Hightower were in New England, as the Patriots are on a search to fill the void left by BenJarvus Green-Ellis. If either player or both find themselves taking hand-offs from Tom Brady next season, it will be a small, […]

BenJarvus Green-Ellis Signs With Bengals

Former Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis signed a three-year deal Wednesday with the Cincinnati Bengals. The financial details of the contract have yet to be released. As Green-Ellis makes his exit, it has left many Patriot fans wondering: who is going to carry the ball in New England? Why would they left Green-Ellis leave? The […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Divisional Round

The Book of 2 Timothy states: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” The Book of Tom states: “Good for you. I just whomped your ass.” Any comparisons between Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots died following Saturday’s […]