during the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoffs game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

This is Why We Watch

I have spent more hours than I could ever keep track of watching men run around on a field or a court tossing a ball around.  There are times when I ask myself if this is really time well spent.  I may love the Patriots, but the Patriots don’t love me.  Tom Brady has no […]

This Assumes that the Ravens Can Read…

“Maybe those guys gotta study the rule book and figure it out. We obviously knew what we were doing.”

– Tom Brady on the Raven’s complaints about the Patriots’ four offensive linemen formations

On To the AFC Championship…

Patriots will host the AFC Championship game next Sunday at 6:40 at @GilletteStadium. — New England Patriots (@Patriots) January 11, 2015

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 22: Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens is hit by defensive end Andre Carter #96 of the New England Patriots in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Key to the Game

What is your biggest key to the game on Saturday? Rick: The biggest key for Saturday’s game is going to be the Patriots’ offensive line against the pass rush of the Ravens. The Ravens were second in the NFL during the regular season in sacks. Also, they sacked Ben Roethlisbeger five times in their win over the Steelers last […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22:   Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens miss a field goal late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Whose the Bigger Rival, Baltimore or Denver?

Raj: You could make a fair case for both teams. You can say Baltimore because of how dirty they play against the Patriots and it’s been going on for the past couple of years. At the same time you can say Denver because for the same amount of time, it’s always been a high scoring, back-and-forth […]

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 28:  Darrelle Revis #24 of the New England Patriots warms up before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

What’s the Big Difference?

What is the biggest difference between this game and the last time the Patriots and Ravens clashed in the playoffs in 2012?  Rick: The biggest difference between this year and the 2012 AFC Championship Game is that the Patriots have the two cornerbacks in Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. My first reaction when I saw this would […]

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Who is the Patriots’ MVP: Brady or Gronk?

Raj: This is a really tough question because both are so valuable to the Pats. But in the end, I would still say Brady is more valuable. The Pats can still win without Gronk, it would just be really difficult. They cannot win at all without Brady. That’s why I still think Brady is more valuable. […]

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Which Team Would You Like to See Heading to Foxboro?

Rick:  The team I would most like to see come into Foxboro is the Cincinnati Bengals. While Cincy went a long way in terms of winning big games when they beat the Broncos at home, Andy Dalton will only have one playoff win under his belt if he wins on the road at Indy this […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 26:  Tom Brady #12 talks with owner Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots before a game against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Analyzing the Brady Contract Re-negotiation

What is your take on Tom Brady’s contract re-negotiation? Kyle: I always find the business side of the NFL is amazing. It is the most profitable league, which employs the most athletes, and it has very little guaranteed money. Most of the recent collective bargaining has favored the owners, so any player giving anything back is surprising. That […]

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 28:  Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots looks on before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Will Josh McDaniels Take a Head Coaching Job?

Rick: I think, eventually, Josh McDaniels will land a head coaching job elsewhere, but I don’t think it will be this season. I predict that the Falcons are going to hire Rex Ryan to help improve their defense and the 49ers might look internally for their head coach. I think the one thing that holds McDaniels back […]