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Opening Lines: Wild Card Round

After picking 51 games against the spread this season, I have amassed a record that ranks somewhere between hot garbage and full-blown dumpster fire. My only solace is the fact that I was profitable in every other year, back when I rode my dinosaur to work and recorded my picks with stone and chisel. But […]

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Week 17 Risers and Fallers

The 2013 regular season came to a close with the Patriots in the victory formation, wrapping up their 12th victory of the year and securing a first round bye.  Nearly every other season, this would be the moment where I turned my eyes to the post-season and started counting down the days until the first […]

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New England Feasts on Buffalo to Clinch First Round Bye

  Good evening Patriots fans! Hope you all enjoyed your Sunday. For many of us, it was a very rainy Sunday. That was how it was at Gillette Stadium today. Rain, rain, and more rain…all game long. Normally the New England Patriots have trouble with the rain, but that did not affect them against the […]

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Round Table: AFC 6th Seed

When the dust settles, which team will be the AFC's 6th seed? Jason:  The Chargers appear to have the easiest path. The Ravens and Dolphins are floundering, and San Diego draws a Chiefs team that has nothing to play for in Week 17. I wouldn't completely count out the Steelers either, but in my mind, the Chargers […]

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Round Table: Ravens Game Takeaway

What's the biggest takeaway from Sunday's game that the Patriots can use as they head to the playoffs? Rick:  The biggest takeaway for the Patriots going into the playoffs from last week's win was their use of the run game. I like how the Patriots relied upon LeGarrette Blount and Stevan Ridley in this game. With Shane […]

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Preview: Patriots vs. Bills

We have arrived at the last game of the 2013 regular season. Last week, the New England Patriots (11-4) proved a lot of doubters wrong, including me, as they rolled over the Baltimore Ravens 41-7. While Tom Brady didn't have his great statistical game, New England used the ground game to their advantage with two […]

Foxboro Blog Top 12: Week 17

For the second straight week, not a single team held its position.  That's fitting considering that any one of the twelve teams who qualify for the post season could easly end up playing in the Super Bowl.  So what do these rankings then matter?  Pretty much not a thing… #1 - Carolina Panthers Nobody had a […]

NFL Pick ‘Em Week 17

It's the final regular season week of NFL Pick 'Em.  Rick managed to hold his three game lead over Jason as they had identical picks.  Raj managed to win the week, however and has crept within four.  There's potential for things to get even tighter.  If the Bengals and Jets both win, Jason will be […]

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Opening Lines: Week 17

The Patriots opened as 9-point favorites as they host the Bills in Week 17. Truth be told, I gave very serious consideration this week to canning this feature and calling it a year. My picks have been atrociously bad, I’ve had precious little time to put into providing quality content due to the extra responsibilities […]

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Hats and T-Shirts: Week 16 Risers/Fallers

As amazing as the pulse-pounding wins over the Saints, Broncos, and Browns were, there was something uniquely gratifying about yesterday's victory over the Ravens.  And sweet as it was, getting revenge over the Ravens wasn't the reason that the win was so satisfying eitiher.  Even the hats and t-shirts, which were technically wrapped up prior […]

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Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!: Pats Blowout Ravens in Crucial Game

Good evening, Patriots fans! Hope most of you have enjoyed the warm weather! Wow, today has been a pretty good day for us. Yes, it was a bummer that earlier in the day, Peyton Manning broke Tom Brady’s TD pass record and the Bengals won. BUT, there was more good than bad today. The Dolphins […]

Round Table: Missing Out

The Patriots need to win one of their next two games to guarantee a playoff spot.  How concerned are you that they might be left out in the cold after dropping three-straight? Raj: To be honest, I'm very concerned. After Baltimore's insane win, the Patriots are going to be playing a very determined Ravens team on their field. […]

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Preview: Patriots @ Ravens

It has become something that New England Patriots' fans are used to every week. The team has to grind out a close game that comes down to the last play. Unfortunately, the 10-4 Patriots were on the losing end last week against the Miami Dolphins by a score of 24-20. You rarely see the Patriots […]

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Round Table: Managing the Run Game

The Patriots averaged 4.4 yards per carry against Miami, but turned away from the run in the red zone.  Part of this may be due to concerns about fumbling.  How should the Patriots manage the run game moving forward? Raj:  Just go all out to be honest. Because numbers like that won't help, it's time to […]

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Round Table: Room for Improvement

What area do the Patriots most need to improve upon as the season draws to a close? Jason: Odd as it may sound, I think they need to get a few wrinkles ironed out in the passing game. More reps for Boyce or a healthy and productive return for Thompkins and/or Dobson would make a big […]

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