// Tom Brady

Notes and Observations, Week 15: Patriots Let One Slip Away Against Dolphins

With the Broncos loss on Thursday night, the Patriots had a chance to claim the number one seed in the AFC. All they had to do was win the rest of their games. How did they respond? They let a very winnable game slip away to a division rival who is making a late season […]

Dolphins 24, Patriots 20: Pats Fail Grab Hold of AFC’s Number 1 Seed

It was all there, right in front of the New England Patriots: The Broncos’ loss in San Diego gave them the opportunity to stake their claim to the coveted number one seed in the AFC. Thomas Brady and William Belichick took their familiar seats in the cockpit; pilot and co-pilot ready to take flight for […]

Week 14 Preview: Patriots at Dolphins

Welcome to the PG era, folks: Post-Gronk. Luckily for the Patriots, they will be (hopefully) eased in by the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins, however, are far from an easy opponent. While the Patriots struggled with a middling Cleveland team last week, the Fins scored an impressive victory over a competitive Steelers team. Miami represents one […]

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 […]

SoB Fantasy Football Top 50 Big Board: Week 15

The Broncos contingent keeps rising up the Big Board save for the concussed Wes Welker.  Julian Edelman takes up a spot on the Board and should be in line for a bunch of targets down the stretch.  Calvin Johnson maintains his stronghold on the No. 1 spot as the premier wideout in football.  LeSean McCoy […]

Patriots-Ravens Inexplicably Flexed Out of Sunday Night Football Slot

Defending Super Bowl champions? Check. Perennial Super Bowl contender? Check. Two playoff bound teams? Check. Two star quarterbacks? Check, and check. A rematch of last year’s AFC title game? Oh, the last TWO AFC title games? Discount double check. Basically, the New England Patriots taking on the Baltimore Ravens fits every possible criteria for what […]

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 […]

Connelly’s Top Ten – Patriots Stink but Exciting; Poor Gronk

1. Patriots Gift of interference evens out the non-fumble call at beginning of game, which was a 10-point swing and changed the entire complexion of the game Scoring * Failed to score in the first quarter six times this year * Didn’t score a touchdown in the first half six times this year * Failed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week 13 Notes and Observations: Patriots Survive Trap Game, Beat Texans 34-31

This game had all the makings of a classic trap game. The Patriots were coming off two huge prime time games against the Panthers and Broncos, and the Texans had lost nine straight games. The Texans’ record may have said 2-9, but most of the games they lost were decided by seven points or less. There […]

Another Spygate? Texans’ Antonio Smith Suspicious of Patriots

Houston Texan Antonio Smith clearly got his bell rung a few too many times during Sunday’s Patriots’ game. He claims that Bill Belichick somehow secretly spied on the Texans, which helped Tom Brady and the boys win the game in the second half. Correct me if I am wrong, but Belichick and the offensive and […]

The Case for Kenbrell Thompkins

The Patriots offense is still trying to find its identity and Kenbrell Thompkins needs to be a part of it. Because he is the type of selfless player that the team cultivates, Thompkins himself would never say this but his play on the field does. Thompkins, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Cincinnati, […]