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PATS on the Back: Week 11

And just like that, “4th and 2” is a thing of the past. Ok, maybe not… Sunday’s big 31-14 win over weepy Rex Ryan, mouthy Darrelle Revis, turnover-y Mark Sanchez, and the rest of the New York Jets went a long way to put the Green Machine in the rear view mirror in terms of […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Colts, Week 10

You probably didn’t think fumbles could happen from the sidelines, did ya? Well Sunday night in Indianapolis, that’s exactly what happened. Coach Bill Belichick, the infallible one himself, figuratively fumbled the game away, opting to go for the first down on 4th-and-2, at their own 28 yard line. And just like that, a great effort […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Dolphins, Week 9

The Patriots were able to fend off the Floridian Fish on Sunday, handing the Miami Dolphins their first divisional loss of the season and dropping them to 3-5 as the season reaches its halfway mark. New England’s performance wasn’t perfect, but it was enough to improve to 6-2 heading into next week’s huge matchup in […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Bucs, Week 7

It can’t be considered “mistake-free football” for the Pats in Sunday’s 35-7 win over Tampa Bay, but New England’s play was still far superior compared to the listless performance from the Bucs, earning New England their first road win of the season. In front of 84,000+ fans at Wembley Stadium in England, the Patriots were […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Titans, Week 6

Several times this season, a lackluster performance by the Patriots has made this article very difficult to write. This week, it’s difficult to write for the completely opposite reason. Sunday was truly a coming out party for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, as they laid the smackdown on the hapless Tennessee Titans at a snowy […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Broncos, Week 5

It was a game that fans around New England needed a win in. They had just finished watching their Red Sox blow a two-run, ninth inning lead, finishing their season with a sweep by the Angels. And so sports fans turned to the Patriots, facing an undefeated Denver Broncos team, led by ex-Patriot offensive coordinator […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Falcons, Week 3

It was damp. It was dreary. But, when the Pats took down the Falcons 26-10 at Gillette Stadium Sunday, the rain drops Mother Nature was throwing at us didn’t seem to matter all that much. Sure, there were still some very frustrating elements to this game. The injury situation continued to get worse, now with […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Jets, Week 2

The Patriots’ performance during Sunday’s frustrating 16-9 loss to the Jets makes this positive-outlook article all the more tougher to write. We are now through two weeks of the NFL’s regular season, and one could argue that New England is lucky just to be at 1-1. LUCKY, to be at 1-1. Can you imagine that? […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Bills, Week 1

Up until the final minutes of Monday night’s thrilling Patriots come-from-behind, season-opening 25-24 win over Buffalo, I was thinking this article was going to be extremely difficult to write. Through about the first 55 minutes of this game, it was hard to single out any Pats players to highlight, as the entire team was being […]