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Wake Up Call: Week 2 Risers and Fallers

There was a moment on Sunday afternoon, with the Vikings having marched down the field for an opening drive touchdown and the Patriots just having completed a three-and-out on their first series, that I wondered if the Patriots season was about to spiral out of control.   Could it be that this defense, filled with […]

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Will Garoppolo Be Replacing Brady Soon?

Question: With Jimmy G. showing some promise, what are the chances that Tom Brady doesn’t finish his current contract as a New England Patriot? Raj: I think we’ve been seeing it for quite some time. Let’s be clear that Brady is still pretty awesome and reliable. The only problem I see is that other teams have […]

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NFL Pick ‘Em: Week 2

Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books, and so was our first Pick ‘Em challenge here on the blog.  I managed to rebound strong from my putrid 2013 season and have an early lead.  I feel about as secure in my first place position as the New York Jets should.  Here are […]

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Is the AFC East Up for Grabs This Year?

Rick:  As of right now, I am not worried about the AFC East after only one game. Yes, it was a loss to the Dolphins, but Miami looks much improved in the trenches, it was a statement for them, and it is tough historically for New England to win at Miami. Rob Gronkowski got in […]

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Has Tom Brady Lost a Step?

Derek: I feel like a troll for even posting this question.  Last year all the Tom Brady regression talk drove me crazy when his worsening stats were clearly due to a major lack of offensive weapons.  However, after Sunday’s game, I feel like this may actually be a fair question.  Looking back, I don’t think you […]

What Was the Biggest Factor in Sunday’s Loss?

Rick:  The biggest factor for me in the Patriots’ loss to the Dolphins last Sunday was the fact that Miami dominated the game in the trenches. Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller had a field day against the Patriots’ front seven and their inability to tackle. This allowed the ‘Fins to run for 191 yards in the […]

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Out of Gas: Week 1 Risers and Fallers

Sunday should have been a great day.  It was the first Patriots game in seven months.  It was the first Patriots game for my youngest son.  It was the first time my oldest son had enough of an attention span to actually site and watch the game with me.  For the first 30 minutes in […]

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NFL Pick ‘Em: Week 1

I’m still learning how to work this new platform when it comes to tables, so you won’t be seeing a pretty layout today like you normally do.  We’ll work on it next week.  Here are the Week 1 picks from our staff…

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What is Your Biggest Question Mark as the Patriots’ Season Kicks Off?

Rick: The biggest question mark for the 2014 New England Patriots is at the linebacker position. After the final cuts were made to get the roster to 53, the one glaring weakness is the lack of depth at the position. They cut James Anderson a couple of weeks ago and only have Darius Fleming and Chris […]

Return of the Gronk…

Next stop: Miami. #NEvsMIA pic.twitter.com/bSLauVMd0N — New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 5, 2014

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What is Your Take on the Logan Mankins Trade?

Rick: The Logan Mankins trade was a move that i questioned at first, especially with the leadership that Mankins can bring to the locker room. But, at the same time, the Patriots drafted a lot of offensive lineman back in May and they are famous for getting rid of veterans a year earlier than usual, whether […]

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