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Humble Pie. Patriots 34, 49ers 41

With the Patriots down 31-3 just minutes into the third quarter, I couldn't help but think that this was exactly the way Houston fans must have felt six nights earlier.  I also felt just slightly guilty for all the gloating I did on Thanksgiving night in MetLift Stadium as the Patriots piled on the Jets […]

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Round Table: Defensive Turn-Around

What do you think is the single biggest reason for the turn-around from the Patriots defense this season? Jason: While the secondary is coming together with McCourty's move to safety and the addition of Talib, I think the biggest difference has been the play at linebacker. Mayo has been a solid presence for several years, but […]

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Game Preview: Patriots vs. 49ers

Last Monday night, the New England Patriots not only made a statement to the rest of the NFL in their 42-14 win over the Houston Texans, but they made a statement to this writer right here who picked New England to lose for only the 2nd time in his three years at this website. Tom […]

Fantasy Forecast: Week 15

QB Tom Brady It’s tough to ever advise benching Brady in a fantasy league, but owners who have a top-rate backup with a better matchup could at least consider the possibility. The 49ers are tough against the pass, and this game doesn’t figure to be a points bonanza. Brady is probably still good for 280 […]

Week 15 NFL Pick ‘Em

Week 15 will go a long way towards deciding the 2012 playoff picture, and the same can probably be said about the 2012 pick 'em game as well.  There's a ton of huge matchups and, unlike last week, the panel is split on many of them.  The margin of error is razor thin as we […]

Foxboro Blog Top 12: Week 15

I love weeks like the one coming up.  Ten of our Top 12 teams are pitted against each other in battles that will send teams flying up and down the board or cementing their spot as we head towards the post-season.  #1 – New England Patriots I've had the Patriots up here for several weeks […]

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Week 14 Risers and Fallers: Patriots Topple Texans in Monday Night Showdown

The New England Patriots entered Monday night as 5.5-point favorites against the AFC's top team, the Houston Texans.  Within 13 minutes, Tom Brady had already thrown two touchdown passes, including a beautiful 37-yard strike to Brandon Lloyd on play action, to put the Pats up 14-0.  By halftime, New England was up 21-0.  Although the […]

Patriots Mess With Texans, 42-14

I actually don't have much time to give a full recap, but they say a video is worth a million words… http://youtube.com/watch?v=8GGYwJjPaV0 That about sums it up. 

Round Table: Monday Night Prediction

How important is Monday Night's game for the Patriots?  How do you predict the game will play out? Jason:  Monday night's game is a big one, no question. But I don't think any regular season game will make or break the Pats at this point. Five of the last seven Super Bowl champs have started out in the Wild […]

Game Preview: Patriots vs. Texans

The New England Patriots are coming off of winning their 9th AFC title in ten years in their 23-13 win over the Miami Dolphins. It wasn’t a pretty win, but it was a win that showed the Patriots could get the job done even when Brady wasn’t on his best performance. Now, the Pats will […]

Fantasy Forecast: Week 14

QB Tom Brady The Texans haven’t been stalwarts against the pass, giving up 230+ yards per game and 20 scores on the season. Opening up running lanes against this defense will be tough, so don’t be surprised to see Brady put the ball in the air at least 40 times. That should equate to 300+ […]

Week 14 NFL Pick ‘Em

Things are razor close coming down the stretch.  Raj and Rick are in the lead with myself and Jason a mere one game behind them.  Last week Rick and I had the two lone "non-unanimous" picks and we each nailed them.  This week, Raj is the only one sticking his neck out, picking the Saints […]

Foxboro Blog Top 12: Week 14

Surprising wins and losses abounded in Week 13 and the Top 12 reflects that with some decent activity up and down the board.   For now, though, the Patriots continue to reign supreme.  Monday Night's game will determine how long they stay at the top. #1 – New England Patriots Sunday's game wasn't the prettiest, but […]

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Opening Lines: Week 14

The Patriots opened as 3.5-point favorites as they prepare to host the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football in Week 14. An 11-1 team being labeled a significant underdog this late in the season is about as common as Antonio Cromartie using any form of birth control, so this spread deserves a careful eye. How […]

Lesson Learned. Patriots 23, Dolphins 16

When the broadcast of today's game started, CBS showed some mind-boggling stats abou the Patriots history with Miami.   For starters, the Patriots have lost only three roads games in December since 2003, which is pretty crazy in and of itself.  However, more intriguing is the fact that all three of those losses came in Miami.  […]

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