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Patriots Beat Down Titans 59-0

In a snowy, windy game the Patriots put on one of the most remarkable performances in NFL history, scoring 35 second quarter points on the way to a historic 59-0 win over Tennessee. Tom Brady set a modern NFL record by throwing five TD passes in the second quarter alone. His final line was 29-34, […]

Broncos Defeat Patriots 20-17 in Overtime

The Patriots led the whole way against the Broncos today but the defense simply couldn’t stop the mighty Kyle Orton and the Broncos were able to come from 10 points down to beat the Patriots, 20-17 in overtime. A 41-yard game-winning field goal by Matt Prater on the first possession in overtime only put an […]

Fred Taylor to Have Ankle Surgery

ESPNBoston.com is reporting Patriots runningback Fred Taylor is going to undergo right ankle surgery. The severity of the injury hasn’t been disclosed but sources are saying the surgery – barring complications – shouldn’t keep Taylor out for the rest of the season. However, he will definitely miss some time Taylor, 33, played in limited action […]

Report: Wilhite Pulled Groin While Running From Men

The strange situation with Patriots defensive back Jonathan Wilhite got a little clearer Tuesday as police have released the details surrounding the second year player’s whereabouts on Sunday. According to North Attleboro police, on Sunday morning Wilhite says was confronted by two men in his driveway – one of which was running towards him and […]

Patriots 26, Falcons 10 – What We Learned

After a week of doom and gloom reporting from sports media, the Patriots came out and made a statement to the NFL that they aren’t done just yet. After a back and forth first half, Tom Brady and company took over in the final two quarters and cruised to victory. Each win comes with a […]

Patriots Cut Roster; O’Connell Traded to Jets

Obviously the big news of the day involved Richard Seymour, but the Patriots have also made some other transactions to cut the roster down to 53 before the season begins. The Patriots made 10 cuts to the roster to get down to 53 and the notable players sent packing are OL Ryan O’Callaghan, OL Wesley […]

Patriots 38, Giants 27 – 3 Things We Learned

The Patriots beat the Giants in the fourth meaningless game of the pre-season last night at Gillette, overcoming an early 21-0 deficit. Here’s three things we learned from the game: 1. BenJarvis Green-Ellis Should Be on the Team Spare me the addage that his performance (29 carries, 125 yards, 3 TDs) was against third and […]

Former Patriot RB John Stephens Killed

John Stephens, a former Patriots running back and the 1988 Offensive Rookie of the Year, died Wednesday when his pickup truck went off the road and hit some trees in rural Louisiana. Stephens reportedly wasn’t wearing a seat belt when he lost control traveling at a high rate of speed. Stephens, 43, was selected No. […]

Premier League Weekly: Manchester United Score Big Win

The first meeting between two members of the “Big 4” provided plenty of fireworks over the weekend as three-time defending champions Manchester United came back to beat Arsenal at Old Trafford, 2-1. The game was not without dramatics as the Gunners took a 1-0 lead into halftime thanks to a rocket goal from Russian Andrei […]

Kevin O’Connell Waived By Patriots

We’ve become pretty accustomed to the way things work around Foxboro after nearly a decade of the Bill Belichick era yet once in a while we see a roster move that still leaves us shaking our head. That seems to be the case today as the Patriots have waived second year quarterback Kevin O’Connell. Having […]

Patriots vs. Redskins – 3 Questions

Tonight the Patriots take on the Redskins in the third – and most important – completely meaningless game of the pre-season. The Patriots put together a putrid offensive display in the second game against the Eagles, one I witnessed personally, yet this third game usually means the starters will go a majority of the game. […]

Russ Hochstein Traded to Broncos

The game of musical chairs between Bill Belichick and his former GM/coaches continued Tuesday as the Patriots have reportedly traded veteran offensive lineman Russ Hochstein to the Broncos for a seventh round draft choice in 2010. The number of players that have moved on to Kansas City with former Patriots GM Scott Pioli (Matt Cassel, […]

Billy Wagner Traded to Red Sox

According to WEEI.com and the Boston Globe, the Mets will trade reliever Billy Wagner and his 385 career saves to the Red Sox for two mid-level prospects. The Globe reports the Red Sox have agreed not to pick up Wagner’s $8 million option for next year, but retain the right to offer Wagner salary arbitration. […]

Premier League Weekly: Burnley The Giant Killers

Each season in the English Premier League a newly promoted team takes down a couple of the big boys early on and shocks the football establishment. Last season, Hull City had a remarkable start to the season, beating the likes of Arsenal early on before coming back to Earth and they nearly got relegated. This […]

Kaczur Signs Extension; Wilfork Unhappy

A Patriots starting lineman has signed a contract extension that will keep him in New England through 2012 – but it’s not the one you are thinking of. Offensive lineman Nick Kaczur and the Patriots have agreed on a four year, $12 million contract. The contract calls for the 30-year-old right tackle to make at […]