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Former Patriot Houston Antwine and Wife Pass Away

Just two days after many celebrated Christmas, former Patriots defensive tackle Houston Antwine and his wife Evelyn died late Monday and early Tuesday. The Boston Globe reports that the causes of both death’s are undisclosed. Antwine played in 142 regular season games with the Patriots, where he recorded 39 sacks. Antwine was an AFL all-star […]

Tim Tebow Prays for Injured Andre Carter

Tim Tebow mania has swept across the NFL. It’s pretty simple: you either love the guy, or you’re tired of hearing about him. Whatever the case may be, the Broncos quarterback — and devout Christian — reached his hand down onto the injured Andre Carter prayed for the veteran defensive end. Carter shared his gratitude […]

Up to the Task: Mark Anderson Moves into Starting Role

When you’re top pass rusher, on the league’s worst defense, goes down with an injury it’s easy to panic. So, naturally when it was evident that Andre Carter would miss the rest of the season an uneasy feeling hovered over Patriots nation. But, New England has a viable option waiting in the wings: Mark Anderson. It’s not […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama Height: 6-2 Weight: 265 2011 Stats: 45 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles Overview: Courtney Upshaw may be the best defensive player on the best defense in all of college football. Upshaw’s role increased in his junior season, after recording 37 tackles in his two years at Tuscaloosa. While not known […]

At the End of the Day the Patriots Still Have Tom Brady

Holding a one point lead with 1:18 left in the second quarter against Denver on Sunday, Tom Brady took the snap and plunged ahead 1-yard for a touchdown on his infamous quarterback sneak. As he picked himself off the ground he took a few steps in the end zone and did his best Rob Gronkowski […]

Report: Andre Carter’s Injury Will Require Surgery

It didn’t look good when the Patriots leading pass rusher went down early Sunday afternoon. The news remained bleak following the Patriots 41-23 win over the Denver Broncos. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that Andre Carter’s agent, Carl Poston, said Carter has a quad-related injury “that will require surgery.” There is no timetable on Carter’s return, […]

Patriots Extend LB Jerod Mayo to 5-year Contract

One day before their showdown in Denver, the Patriots inked up its best defensive player to a new contract. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots re-signed Jerod Mayo to a 5-year extension. Mayo was the No. 10 overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. In four seasons with the Patriots, Mayo quickly etched his […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Markelle Martin, Oklahoma State

Markelle Martin, FS, Oklahoma State Height: 6-1 Weight: 198 2011 Stats: 65 tackles, 11 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles Overview: It’s hard to take any good from a defense that ranked 107th in the FBS. It’s even harder to look at any positives from a secondary that allowed 266 yards per game. But, if we […]

Willis McGahee Paves the Way for Broncos Turnaround

A top 5 pick who was one game away from his team winning the national championship, Willis McGahee caught a screen pass from Ken Dorsey and turned up field. His life changed forever. (*** graphic video ***) In a split second, McGahee destroyed his ACL, PCL and MCL. But, the Miami born running back wasn’t going to […]

Draft Blues: Belichick, Pats Struggle to Find Productive WR

It’s hard to dispute the success that Bill Belichick and the Patriots scouting department have had plucking players out of the college ranks since 2000. The likes of Tom Brady, Asante Samuel to Dan Koppen, Matt Cassel and Aaron Hernandez — all were heavily scouted and nice draft choices in the mid-to-late rounds. But where […]

Tiquan Underwood’s High-Top Fade: A Man and His Hair

Coming out of Rutgers we knew three things about Tiquan Underwood: He was fast. He had below-average (to be polite) hands. His hair was — hmm — let’s say unique. Thus far in his brief stint with the Patriots, we have seen all three. In the second quarter with 14:08 remaining and trailing the Philadelphia […]

Report: Tom Brady Has Tennis Elbow Injury

According to Pro Football Weekly, a source close to the Patriots says that Tom Brady has tennis elbow. Eric Edholm, of PFW, looked more in-depth to what tennis elbow was: Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow is a painful inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow, […]

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 […]

Twitter Party: Join Us For Patriots-Chiefs Coverage

It’s Monday Night Football! Join us on Twitter as we’ll be tweeting throughout the game; play-by-play, interesting tidbits, up-to-the minutes stats, and other comings and goings during the contest. You can write to us on Twitter @sportsofboston and during the game we will retweet your opinions, thoughts and concerns. Don’t have a Twitter account? No […]

AFC East Roundup: Buffalo Bills Continue to Falter

Well, it’s been an interesting week — to say the very least — for the AFC East. The festivities kicked off Thursday when Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos bested the New York Jets, 17-13. The loss came off the heels of a 37-16 loss to the Patriots, where New England regained the first place […]