EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21: Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots celebrates with defensive end Chandler Jones #95 against the New York Jets during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Should the Patriots Rest Their Players on Sunday?

Rick:  I wouldn’t rest the core players entirely, but I would only play them three quarters at the maximum. With the injury history of Rob Gronkowski, I would not even play him in this game knowing how valuable Gronk is to this offense. While the Patriots need to get that rhythm back on offense heading into the […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21: Wide receiver Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots is tackled by cornerback Antonio Allen #39 of the New York Jets during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Too Close for Comfort: Week 16 Risers and Fallers

Just escape. Heading into another rock fight against the Jets without Julian Edelman, Dan Connolly, or LeGarrette Blount, with a bye-week and potential home field advantage on the line, that’s all anybody wanted from the Patriots today.   And by the slimmest of margins, even slimmer than their two-point victory, the Patriots managed to come […]

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 22: Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga #71 of the New England Patriots sacks quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of the Patriots 41-7 win at M&T Bank Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Which Team Scares You Most as a Potential Playoff Matchup?

Rick: The team that New England should least likely want to see in the playoffs is the Baltimore Ravens. Even though Baltimore looks like to be a 5 seed at best right now, the Ravens know how to win games at Gillette Stadium with Joe Flacco at quarterback and John Harbaugh as the head coach. The Ravens are third […]

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 15: Darrelle Revis #24 of the New England Patriots watches the action from the sideline during a pre-season game with the Philadelphia Eagles at Gillette Stadium on August 15, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Will the Patriots Be Able to Re-sign Darrelle Revis this Off-season?

Raj: Unless the Patriots pull a 2005 Vinatieri effort with Revis this off-season, they will not be able to re-sign him. But honestly, I think they will be able to get the job done. Revis is loving his time in New England and it would be shocking to see him go elsewhere since he is doing […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 16:  Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets reacts during the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on October 16, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Preview: Patriots @ Jets

The New England Patriots (11-3) began its final three-game divisional stretch last Sunday against the Dolphins with a lackluster start. Even though New England returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown, the offense continued their first half struggles, leading only 14-13 at the half. Then, Brady and the offense kicked it into high gear […]

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 14:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes the ball during the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Will Tom Brady be the NFL MVP?

Raj: I really want him to considering all the adversity he has had to overcome. In my heart, I still think he should be the MVP. But as a practical football fan, this season’s NFL MVP has to be Aaron Rodgers. That dude is having one of the most insane seasons for a QB ever. Remember […]

SAN DIEGO, CA-  DECEMBER 7:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speaks with head coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels en route to the Patriots' 23-14 win over the San Diego Chargers during an NFL game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Should We Be Concerned About the Offense’s Slow Starts?

Rick: For me, there’s not that much concern because unlike the Broncos, New England has shown the ability to turn the switch on at any time like they did in the third quarter against the Dolphins last week. The offensive line’s struggles are the most alarming because while Brady isn’t getting sacked, he is being pressured […]

Pats tickets for rivalry game vs Jets a bargain

The Patriots are fighting for home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. The Jets are fighting for the first pick in the Draft. The two teams could not be more opposite in terms of 2014 outlook, but with this possibly being Rex Ryan’s last game as Jets coach the Pats know they will be getting […]

<> of the New England Patriots of the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium on December 14, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Run The East: Week 15 Risers and Fallers

After twenty seasons of following the Patriots, I finally made it to a home game.   I had traveled the Atlantic to see the team play in England, but until today I had never seen them play in New England.  I had initially planned on heading to Foxboro earlier in the season when the weather […]

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 26 :  Mohamed Sanu #12 of the Cincinnati Bengals attempts to tackle C.J. Mosley #57 of the Baltimore Ravens after he intercepted a pass during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati defeated Baltimore 27-24. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Who Will Win the AFC North?

Kyle: I think Ravens will win the North, by virtue of having the easiest overall schedule of the four teams in that division. The best thing about them getting in the playoffs is that their secondary is so beaten up with injuries, that my usual fear of them is almost completely gone. Pittsburgh can’t stop anybody […]

LeGarrette Blount Gillette Stadium

Do the Patriots Need Home Field Advantage to Reach the Super Bowl?

Rick: The Patriots don’t need home field advantage, but it would be a great thing to have. If Denver played New England in Foxboro, then the Patriots have a great chance in Foxboro because Peyton struggles in the cold and hasn’t been the same quarterback over the last six quarters of football. Denver has gone to […]

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 07:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots stiff-arms Jamar Taylor #22 of the Miami Dolphins during the second half of the game Sun Life Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Preview: Patriots vs. Dolphins

The New England Patriots (10-3) took one step closer to claiming home field advantage in the AFC Playoffs. After a 23-14 win over the San Diego Chargers last Sunday night, New England now only has three games left in their season, all against the AFC East. The defense stole the show against the Chargers, holding […]

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