// Tyler Palko

NFL Power Rankings through Week 12

Back-ups-turned-starting-quarterbacks simply sucked; God continued to mess with conventional football wisdom (and common sense) despite the end of the NBA lockout; and Stevie Johnson made my wildest dreams come true (okay, second-wildest). Just another week in the NFL. With Thanksgiving come and gone like so many unlucky (yet incredibly delicious) turkeys, some teams have more […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 11

The Kansas City Chiefs threw everything but the kitchen sink (unless you count Jerrell Powe) at the New England Patriots Monday night, hoping to disrupt Tom Brady early on and keep the game close late. It worked for about 20 minutes, but the Patriots eventually solved the Chiefs’ defense. The end result: a 34-3 Patriot […]

First Half Analysis: Swarming KC Chiefs Keeping it Close

UPDATE: The Patriots defeated the Chiefs 34-3. Brady passed for 234 yards and Rob Gronkowski had two touchdown receptions. More on the game later. *** It wasn’t pretty early for the Patriots, but the AFC East leader take a 10-3 lead into the half. The first quarter had its share of “what the” moments. We […]

Patriots Will Attempt to Build Momentum Against Chiefs

After snapping a two-game skid┬álast Sunday against the Jets, the Patriots will try to start a winning streak when they face the 4-5 Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. The Chiefs will be without starting quarterback Matt Cassel due to a hand injury that will require the former Patriot clipboard-holder to undergo surgery. Pittsburgh graduate […]

Not So Happy Reunion: Matt Cassel Out Against the Patriots

Three years ago the little-known career backup, Matt Cassel, stepped in after the injury to a future Hall of Fame quarterback. Three years ago, it was Cassel who led the Patriots to an 11-5 record — including an undefeated December. Three years ago, it was Cassel who became a fan favorite in New England after […]