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Notes and Observations Week 14: Patriots Take Control of The AFC, Defeat Texans 27-6

After losing two games in a row you knew there was no way the Patriots were going to lose Sunday against the Texans. With Belichick and Tom Brady involved the Patriots haven’t lost more than two games in a row since 2002. Offensively the team is still banged up but the return of Rob Gronkowski made […]

Notes and Observations Week 13: Patriots Embarrass Themselves at Home, Lose to Eagles 35-28

Losing twice in a row is not something we are accustomed to as fans of the New England Patriots. Since Bill Belichick has been the coach of the team they’ve only lost two games in a row 11 times, including Sunday’s game. It’s a luxury most teams in the NFL have not been afforded. When […]

Notes and Observations Week 12: Patriots Lose 1st Game in Frustrating Fashion; Broncos Win in OT 30-24

Now that we’ve all had a full 24 hours to digest the frustrating monstrosity that was Sunday Night Football, we can rationally examine the remains. While it was fun to imagine this team really sticking it to the whole league and going 16-0 everyone knew just how hard that task would be. Every team in the […]

Report: Hightower Suffered Sprained MCL in Loss to Broncos

Albert Breer of NFL Network has reported that Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower suffered a sprained MCL in Sunday’s loss at Denver. The injury happened in the first half and Hightower went back to the locker room before halftime. He watched the second half from the sidelines. A sprained MCL will typically keep a player out […]

Gronkowski Avoids Major Injury

When Rob Gronkowski was down on the field writing in pain in the fourth quarter of last night’s game, things appeared to be dire for New England. Gronkowski is as important to the Patriots offense as Tom Brady is, far and away the best tight end in the league. If he was going to miss […]

Marcus Cannon and Aqib Talib are Keys to Pats vs Broncos

Football fans will not be treated to another installment of Brady vs Manning on Sunday as the Broncos quarterback is still out with an injury. They will, however, be treated to one of the most captivating battles of the entire football season: the Patriots offense vs the Broncos defense. Each unit is the best at […]

Notes and Observations Week 11: Defense Leads Battered Patriots to Victory Over Bills 20-13

Monday night was far from pretty but the Patriots stand at 10-0 and could officially clinch the AFC East next week. With the offense devastated by injuries, the defense played some of its best football of the season. The offense is clearly dealing with communication and trust issues with all the new pieces being plugged […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Patriots Win Despite Cannon’s Assassination Attempt on Brady

1. OFFENSE: * Starters on offense not available – Solder, Wendell, Devlin, Lewis, Edelman, Amendola * Marcus Cannon should be charged for crimes against humanity – has to be the worst game by an offensive line man in the history of the game * Why running left – wasn’t working * Wow Scott Chandler taken […]

Jamie Collins Still Out With Illness; Hopefully returning soon

Patriots star linebacker Jamie Collins has missed the past two games with an undisclosed illness. The illness could also keep Collins out of this Monday night’s game against Buffalo. Although there have been reports that Collins is over the illness, he has not practiced this week. It has also been reported that the illness prevented […]

Notes and Observations Week 10: Gostkowski’s Game-Winning Field Goal Sends Patriots Past Giants 27-26

There is nothing quite like a good old fashioned nail biter to get the blood pumping on a Sunday afternoon in November. The Giants have been the one team to have the Patriots figured out. For most of the game on Sunday it appeared like it was going to be more of the same. We […]

Patriots Win Thriller Against Giants, Maybe Lose Edelman

The Patriots did something they have not done since the last week of the 2007 regular season on Sunday. They beat the Giants. The teams fought back and forth with many big plays and the Patriots won 27-26. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a field with six seconds left from 54 yards out to win the game. […]

Notes and Observations, Week 9: Patriots Beat Redskins 27-10 to go 8-0 for 2nd Time in Team History

Last week I talked about how spoiled we are in New England basically being able to pencil the Patriots into the AFC Championship every year. This week was another prime example of just how good we have it here. The Patriots handled the Redskins all game and the win was never in doubt. Tom Brady […]

What Patriots Lose With Dion Lewis Injury

It became official on Monday what many in New England had feared following Sunday’s game: Patriots running back Dion Lewis will be out for the season with a  torn ACL. Lewis, who had been a major contributor out of the backfield for the Patriots, will undergo surgery with the goal of being ready for the […]

Patriots Activate Bryan Stork From IR

The Patriots on activated Bryan Stork of the short term injured reserve on Saturday. Stork was recovering from a concussion. By rule, the center’s placement on short term IR meant that he had to miss the team’s first eight games. In a corresponding move, the team placed offensive lineman Ryan Wendell on season ending injured […]

Notes and Observations, Week 8: Patriots Virtually Clinch AFC East in 36-7 Win Over Dolphins

One of the best things about being a Patriots fan is having this luxury of knowing you’re going to the playoffs every year. Even more than that, you’re probably going to watch your team in the AFC Championship just like the past four years. In only week eight, the Patriots have basically wrapped up the […]