// Tom Brady

Connelly’s Top Ten: Get Out the 2001 Playoff Playbook, Run and Brady Manage

1. Patriots: Tom Brady * Not one completion of Brady’s was thrown more than ten yards * Yet another bad QB with a better QB rating than Brady – 95.0 to 68.4 * Last two games COMBINED (yes, they won both): 28-50 – 56% / 294 yards / 2 TD to 1 INT * Passes […]

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 […]

Patriots Roundup: Roster Changes and Pro Bowl Selections

With just one game left in the regular season, it’s been a busy week for the New England Patriots. Here’s a roundup of some of the news out of Foxborough as Bill Belichick and company try to clinch a first round bye in the playoffs, including injury updates, roster changes, Pro Bowl selections, and highlight reel-worthy […]

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 […]

Patriots Clinch AFC East with Dolphins Loss

It’s not even halftime of their game against the Baltimore Ravens, but the New England Patriots have already clinched their fifth straight AFC East division title. Looks like Bill Belichick didn’t have to look to Marky Mark for inspiration after all. The assists goes to the Buffalo Bills for doing what the Patriots could not […]

No Rob Gronkowski, No Problem for Patriots Moving Forward

So far in the 2013 season, Rob Gronkowski has missed seven games and he has played in seven games. The Patriots record with Gronkowski is 5-2 and without him is 5-2. The difference this season is the addition of rookies Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins. The Patriots are a different team with Gronkowski than they […]

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 […]