1. Patriots Fun Facts during the bye:

· Five Patriots are on pace for 500 yards in receiving – Gronk, White, Edelman, Hogan, Bennett

· Butler is on pace to deflect 22 passes

· The top three tacklers are from the secondary – Chung, Ryan, McCourty

· 2011-2016 first round picks projected to dress next Sunday – Malcom Brown, Solder

(Collins and Chandler Jones traded, Easley cut, Cy Jones – doghouse) Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: We Survived the Bye Week! »

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Is Marcus Mariota a strong option this week?

The second of the dreaded bye-pocalypses is upon us as six of the better teams (fantasy-wise) have the week off. Running backs are getting hurt left and right and no one knows who will get the carries in a few contests. Here is my advice for Week 9 of the regular season:

Start ‘Em

Marcus Mariota (vs. San Diego): This game looks to be a contest in which Mariota will be throwing a ton and should find some favorable matchups for his wide receivers and tight ends. He might not get the win, but he should score fantasy points. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 9, 2016 »

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1. Patriots vs. Bills:

MISC

· That was a Chamber of Commerce day for Buffalo – cold rain is as good as it gets

· Is it me or is Dan Fouts rooting for the Bills – couldn’t get off the Hightower late hit non-call / he called a pick play on Buffalo “well designed” / was laughing when Gronk got stood up by four guys calling him a “mere mortal”

BRADY

· Treasure every game Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Ryans are Clowns, Gronk and the Beatles »

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1. Patriots vs. Bills:

· Who would be insane enough go up to Buffalo with a Patriots shirt?

· Bills have lost three games by a combined 15 points

· Taylor is sacked every 11.2 attempts / Brady every 25.25 attempts

· Tight end Charles Clay is a Patriots killer

· Gostkowski missed two field goals in pre-season (he is just squeezing some inside the right post

· Some guy named Lorenzo Alexander from Buffalo is on pace for 21 sacks – yikes Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Krug Misfires, Gostkowski Thinking About it, Jeremy Lin Run »

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1. Steelers vs Patriots:

Misc

· Gostkowski – are you worried yet

· Is Matthew Slater not the same special teams player this year

Brady

· Ran for three first downs

· Amazing seam pass to Gronk

· I hate when the other team is more physical

· Brady wasn’t pleased with Malcom Mitchell giving up on fly route late in game Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Stink and Win »

1. Steelers:

* No Ben

* Gotta be leading the NFL in pot smokers over the last ten years

* Steelers have 24 inductees in Hall of Fame

* Patriots have two hall of famers – Hannah and Tippett (if you give them credit for Curtis Martin or Michael Haynes – 4)

* Great receiving core – Brown, Jesse James, Sammie Coates

* Watch out for Antonio Brown on punt returns – averaging 14.6

* Very Pittsburgh memory was the AFC championship win with Troy Brown scoring on punt return

2. Price vs Lester in postseason:

Lester – 8-6 / 2.50 ERA Continue reading Connelly Top Ten: Lester, 2nd Basemen, Michelle’s Mom »

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1. Patriots vs. Bengals:

MISC

· Rumors are the Foxy Lady had to triple their security Saturday night with the Bengals in town

· Should have got Blount out of that game – the Bengal punks were bringing out the worst in him – lucky he didn’t do something silly

· Pacman went for Gronk’s legs – don’t blame him for getting mad – once you wound Gronk up though no one could shut him up

· People love doing the Safety sign (admit it did you do it at home)

· Two QB’s were a combined 25-32 in first half

· How long before the ESPN analysts start complaining about Pats running up (by the way that score put the game over for total points)

· I like the sign Patriots put up on their digital board on a big play – “Get Loud – Do Your Job”

· As soon as CBS said 78-0 record at Gillette when leading at halftime – I got nervous Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Bengals in Town – Hide the Woman and Children and Lock the Doors »

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