// Tom Brady

Patriots and Jets: Two Teams Heading in Oppositte Directions

January 2011. The New York Jets traveled to Foxboro to face the red-hot New England Patriots in a divisional round playoff game. Just a month earlier the Patriots had beaten the Jets on that same field 45-3. However, the playoff matchup was a vastly different story. The Jets physically and mentally beat New England en […]

Notes and Observations Week 15: Patriots Blow Out Dolphins 41-13; Clinch AFC East

It never gets old winning the AFC East. At the start of every year, we have to listen to all the “experts” talk about how the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets are all primed to challenge the Patriots for the division crown. Granted the Bills actually have an impressive defense, and if they only had a […]

Notes and Observations Week 14: Patriots Grind Out a Tough 23-14 Win Over Chargers

Sunday night wasn’t pretty by any means, but games in December and January usually aren’t. Both the Patriots and Chargers needed the victory but each had their own reasons. The Patriots needed the win to keep pace in the AFC and hold onto the number one seed. The Chargers, on the other hand, needed the […]

How the Patriots Can Attack the Chargers

The Patriots and Chargers are both coming off tough road games that went down to the wire. The Chargers went in to Baltimore and beat the Ravens 34-33 in the final minutes while New England lost a close matchup to the Green Bay Packers, 26-21. The Patriots are still the AFC’s top seed at 9-3 […]

Video: Tom Brady, Professional Telemarketer and Part-Time Fantasy Trash Talker?

Thank Belichick that Tom Brady recovered from his early season swoon to quiet all the calls for him to be traded, cast off, sent sailing into the sunset of retirement to thereby save us all from seeing a Hall of Fame quarterback in decline. I say this not only as a New England Patriots fan […]

Notes and Observations Week 13: Packers Hold on to Beat Patriots 26-21

The heavyweight showdown of the year delivered as advertised on Sunday. While the Patriots did come up on the short end of the five-point stick, they kept a rolling Packers offense limited to just 26 points. Unfortunately the offense missed far too many opportunities while the Packers took advantage of the chances they were granted. […]

Patriots vs Packers Provides Possible Super Bowl Preview

When the Patriots travel to Green Bay on Sunday they will face a Green Bay Packers team that has been dominating opponents in what could prove to be a Super Bowl preview. Both teams are red hot and come into the game playing their best football. The Packers (8-3) have recovered from a slow start […]

Notes and Observations Week 12: Patriots Continue Stretch of Dominance, Defeat Lions 34-9

Another week goes by and another division leader falls at the hands of the New England Patriots. After the beginning of the season if you told most people the Patriots would come out of their current six-game stretch with a 3-3 record, most people would have taken that as a plus. Fast forward to the […]

Jonas Gray on Sports Illustrated Cover, Top of Jonas Power Rankings

From lightly recruited high school prospect, to perpetual backup at Notre Dame, to opening act for Screech, to practice squad casualty, to this: Sports Illustrated cover boy.Not a bad career arc, huh?After Sunday night’s demolition of the Indianapolis Colts, Jonas Gray is the new toast of the town in New England (if New England were […]

Notes and Observations Week 11: Patriots Extend Lead in the AFC by Beating Colts 42-20 in Primetime

Until Sunday night, the Patriots had never won in Lucas Oil stadium. It stood as the place where Ahmad Bradshaw reluctantly scored a Super Bowl winning touchdown, and of course the infamous “4th and 2″ play. Last night the Patriots once again asserted their dominance in the AFC. In the process they took another one […]

Why Tom Brady’s INT at the End of 1st Half was Especially Egregious

I write this trying to remind myself that the New England Patriots were still winning by four points at halftime and set to receive the ball to start the second half. But Tom Brady has two interceptions, just one less than he had for the season coming into Week 11, and the second one was especially […]

Did the Denver Broncos Really Lose to the St. Louis Rams?

The NFL is a league of parity. Just look at the New York Jets beating the Pittsburgh Steelers after Ben Roethlisberger had thrown for six touchdowns in consecutive weeks, or the Seattle Seahawks falling to 6-4 after being crowned one of the likeliest repeat champions in several years. Still, despite the knowledge that anything can […]

Tom Brady, Midseason NFL MVP? Not If Luck Has Anything to Do With It

Last week, ESPN’s 32 NFL beat writers cast their votes for who they thought was the MVP through the midway point of the 2014 NFL season.With 22 touchdowns and only 3 INTs, and a particularly hot stretch before the bye that saw his offense average 40 points over five games, New England Patriots quarterback Tom […]

With One More Game of 3 TD Passes, Tom Brady Would Join Rarified Company

It’s no secret that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is playing at a pretty high level right now. After last Sunday’s shellacking of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, Brady has thrown 18 of his 22 touchdowns on the season in his last five games, including at least three TD passes in each of the past […]

The Gronk Effect: Dominant Tight End Play has Helped Revitalize the Patriots Offense

Since the Patriots blowout loss to Kansas City in week four they have rattled off five wins a row and the offense has been averaging 40 points per game. There are several factors to this, including improved offensive line play and the emergence of Brandon LaFell. One of the biggest factors has been the return […]