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Where Do the Patriots Go From Here?

The Patriots took quite the beating at the hands of the Ravens on Sunday to lose their first home playoff game in the Belichick-Brady era. It wasn’t pretty, but it did tell us one thing—Wes Welker would not have made a difference. The Patriots were outplayed by so much that their top offensive weapon would […]

Five Easy Steps to Enjoying the Patriots-Ravens Game

Of course the Patriots drew the toughest possible matchup in the first round according to my own list. You didn’t think I would read anyone else’s work did you? On top of that, Wes Welker injures himself (yes you read that right) and possibly takes himself out for not only the playoffs, but the entire […]

Who Will the Patriots Face in the Playoffs?

As the Patriots head into Week 17 they know two things—they clinched the AFC East and will get either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed. What they do not know is who they will host in their first playoff game. Currently there are seven teams fighting for two wild card spots, which gives us […]

Who Are These Patriots?

The Patriots beat the Bills for the 13th straight time, but it wasn’t pretty as they were able to hold on to a 17-10 win. Brady threw for a season-low 115 yards and the Bills did their part by committing 11 penalties for 124 yards. It was the Patriots’ first legit road win, but somehow […]

Has the Patriots Defense Been a Mirage?

It was a game to forget for the Patriots, as many of their road games have been this season. The Patriots struggled in all facets of the game and it showed with a 38-17 blowout. With the loss to the Saints, the Patriots now fall to 7-4 on the season and 1-4 on the road. […]

Is Wes Welker a Top-Five WR?

New England 31, New York 14. That is what you call a statement game and it’s exactly what the Patriots needed to do after their crushing loss to the Colts just a week before. There was a lot to like in this game whether it be Brady’s fifth 300-yard passing game in as many games, […]

Patriots Lose, But Not All is Lost

The Patriots dominated the game for 56 minutes, but the Colts scored two touchdowns in the final four minutes for a 35-34 win. Sound familiar? First week of the season when the Buffalo Bills outplayed the Patriots for 55 minutes before Tom Brady connected for two touchdowns to give the Patriots the 25-24 win. Buffalo […]

Vollmer, Patriots Silence Joey Porter

On Sunday, Nov. 9, the Patriots took the field against the Dolphins on what they were hoping to be a snowy field, but the Dolphins were a few weeks too late. Instead they got a sunny, 65-degree day, which is what you would expect from a Miami home game. Despite the wacky weather, the Patriots […]

What Happened to Parity in the NFL?

Another week, another blowout. The Patriots didn’t need much to beat the winless Bucs, but the offense had another great game in the 35-7 blowout. Tom Brady threw for another three touchdowns, giving him 15 on the season (were we actually worried about this guy?), and the defense continued to play well with Meriweather’s two […]