Which 2-0 Team is the Most Likely to Miss the Playoffs?

Kyle: The Cardinals will miss the playoffs. Their defense has been decimated by injuries and they play in a battering ram of a division. Their quarterback is banged up and it’s nearly impossible for teams to survive injuries for a sustained period in the NFL. Rick: The 2-0 team that is the most likely to miss the […]

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Is the Patriots’ Defense Too Dependent on Turnovers?

Derek: Having questions about your defense’s stopping ability on third down because they managed to force an NFL-high seven turnovers in two games is a very high-class problem to have.  Still, there is something to be said for the fact that this defense hasn’t forced their opponents to punt all that often, particularly in the Miami […]

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Are You as Unhappy with the Patriots’ Offense as Tom Brady Is?

Raj:  I can’t understand why he isn’t happy with the offense. To me, they played really well and looked basically perfect. But hey, if Brady thinks this offense needs more work, that’s a good problem! After all, it can only get better. I think he wants to see shades of the 2007 offense with this […]

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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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Patriots Bounce Back With Dominating Win in Minnesota

Good afternoon, Patriots fans! Well, we may have been disappointed with how the team played in Miami Gardens, but not on this fine afternoon in Minneapolis. I don’t know about you, but today’s performance was much more than what I was hoping for. Unfortunately, the Vikings are that kind of team that I just can’t […]

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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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Preview: Patriots @ Vikings

After getting up 20-10 at the half against the Miami Dolphins last Sunday, the team was outscored 23-0 in the second half en route to a 33-20 loss. It was the first loss for the Patriots in a season opener since 2003. The key to the Patriots’ loss was in the trenches. Miami was able […]

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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 […]