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COLUMN: Mark Sanchez Failing in the Perfect Situation

Mark Sanchez stood on the sidelines, minutes after an uninspired three-and-out gave the Denver Broncos the ball on their own 5-yard line. It looked, at the time, that the Jets defense would once again bail out an errant game from Sanchez. Once again, it looked like the Jets defense would mask Sanchez’s mediocrity. See in […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Team Needs (Part II)

On Wednesday, we looked at the two most pressing needs for the Patriots. Now, we’ll shift our focus to needs three and four. Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Team Needs (Part I) 3. DE It’s no secret that the acquisition of Andre Carter was the best of the offseason for the Patriots. The signing of Carter […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Team Needs (Part I)

Like the case in many years, the Patriots are in great position for the 2012 NFL Draft. New England holds four draft choices in the first two rounds, stemming off trades with the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders last April. But, what angle will the Patriots go in? What do they need? Let’s find […]

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 […]

SoB vs. SoNY: Five Questions on Patriots-Jets Showdown

Last week we had Abigail Miskowiec, of Sports of New York, talk with us about the Patriots-Giants game. Now, we’re doing it again. Here’s the heavyweight matchup: In one corner, we have Sports of Boston’s Nick Bohen — the other features Sports of New York’s Gianpaolo Nocerino. We know who win the initial Battle of […]

BIG Waste: Patriots Waive DT Albert Haynesworth

Just like that, he’s out. Ian Rapoport, of the Boston Herald, reports that defensive tackle Albert Hayneswoth has been released from the Patriots. After joining the Patriots in July following an uneventful two year stint in Washington, Hayesworth managed just three tackles in six games this season. In the Patriots 24-20 loss to the Giants, […]

Patriots CB Kyle Arrington Has Simple Message for Fans

As the clock ran down on Sunday at Gillette Stadium, Eli Manning put a dagger in the Patriots hearts once again. Manning connected with Jake Ballard on a 1-yard touchdown reception to give the Giants a 24-20 win. With back-to-back loses the Patriots now find themselves in a tight race for the AFC East crown. Patriots […]

SoB vs. SoNY: Five Questions on Patriots-Giants Game

With the Patriots-Giants game just a couple of days away, we at SoB have joined with the folks at Sports of New York for a Q&A about some key issues surrounding the game. SoB and SoNY editor-in-chief, and co-founder, KC Downey came up with five questions. Abigail Miskowiec will represent SoNY, while I have the burden of […]

Report: Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw May Be Out Against Patriots

UPDATE (3:06 p.m. ET): ESPN’s Adam Schefter offers a different spin to Bradshaw’s injury: Person familar with Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw’s injury texted this: “Not serious injury – should play Sunday. No surgery (needed).” *** That vulnerable Patriots defense can exhale a little bit. The Star-Ledger is reporting that New York Giants running back Ahmad […]

Patriots WR Julian Edelman Arrested on Battery Charge

UPDATE (5:12 p.m. ET): Edelman’s agent Don Yee issued a statement about the incident: “The charges will be fought vigorously within the court system, instead of a rush to judgment elsewhere,” Yee said. “We have no further comment beyond that.” *** New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was arrested and charged with battery and […]

Halloween Special: Beware of SCARY Patriots Defense

It’s Halloween and we have one of the scariest sights you will see all day. Ready? You may want to avoid direct eye-contact of numbers below.

First Half Recap: Patriots Defense Struggling

It took just one drive to see what the Pittsburgh Steelers game plan would be against the Patriots on Sunday evening. Throw and throw often. So far it has worked as the Steelers are ahead of New England 17-10. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger passed for a career-high 32 passing attempts, completing 23 of them for […]

Join us on Twitter For Patriots vs. Steelers Coverage

For Sunday afternoon’s game between the Patriots and Steelers, SoB will be tweeting throughout the game. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates from the game and other commentary. 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 […]

Patriots Tackle Marcus Cannon Practices for First Time

Players arrived to Gillette Stadium, as the team practiced for the first time Tuesday following the bye week. For one player, it was his first practice of his career with the Patriots. Marcus Cannon, the Patriots fifth round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, was out on the field with the rest of his Patriots […]

Twitterverse Fallout: LSU CB Tyrann Mathieu Suspended

What a crazy day in Baton Rouge. The Daily Reveille, the LSU student-run newspaper, first reported that Heisman candidate Tyrann Mathieu has been suspended for this weekend’s game against Auburn. Mathieu, along with starting running back Spencer Ware and starting cornerback Tharold Simon, were suspended after they reporedly failed a drug test. The details are […]