The Two QB Heroes of the Kraft Era Reunite

Tom Brady & Robert Kraft celebrate the AFC East championship w/ @DrewBledsoe in the #Patriots locker room. — New England Patriots (@Patriots) December 14, 2014

<> 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 […]

SAN DIEGO, CA-  DECEMBER 7:  Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots runs for a touchdown against Shareece Wright #29 of 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)

What Was Your Biggest Take Away from Sunday’s Game?

Raj: My biggest take away from last Sunday’s game is that the New England defense is for real and can be relied upon. Most of the years after the Patriots last won a Super Bowl, they were still a solid team offensively, but the defense was less than stellar. But because the Patriots have Brady, the […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 26:  Brandon Browner #39 of the New England Patriots reacts during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Should Brandon Browner Have Been Flagged for His Big Hit on Ladarius Green?

Kyle: The last time I googled it, the NFL was still a tackle football league, so the answer is no. Browner made a distinct effort to use his shoulder and was penalized by the fact that he is 6’4″ tall. What the NFL should do is adopt a modified version of the NCAA’s targeting rule. When […]


Victory in Adversity: Week 14 Risers and Fallers

Last week, the Patriots allowed the Green Bay Packers to dictate the way they played the football game.  The Packers controlled the time of possession heavily.  The Patriots abandoned their run game early and became one dimensional.   The New England defense refrained from going hard at Aaron Rodgers and gave him all day to […]


Can the Patriots Maintain Home Field Advantage in the AFC?

Rick: The loss to the Green Bay Packers makes the margin of error smaller for the Patriots if they want to keep the one seed. However, if they can win a tough game on the road Sunday night in San Diego, they have a great chance to be the one seed. New England plays their final […]

brady sacked packers

What Was the Biggest Reason for Last Week’s Loss?

Raj:  Some will say bad play calling, some will say brutal cold weather, some will say weak defensive effort, some will say bad officiating. All reasonable claims but honestly, I think the Patriots were just outplayed by Aaron Rodgers and Co. The Packers were just extremely ready to play. This is not to say the […]

NFL: New England Patriots at Green Bay Packers

Let’s Get Optimistic: Week 13 Risers and Fallers

This past week I had a conversation about how I thought the 2014 Patriots were going to run the table.  My logic was this:  The Patriots’ offense is extremely versatile and explosive and will be nearly impossible for any defense to contain.  The Patriots’ defense is able to take away the opposing offense’s strengths to […]