Found October 01, 2013 on
The Patriots went into Atlanta on Sunday night and put a stamp on their first landmark win of the season. Even after improving to 4-0 for just the fourth time in his career, Tom Brady still doesn’t seem impressed. “We’re doing OK,” Brady said during his weekly appearance on WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan Morning Show. “We’re just trying to grind it out. Brady threw for a season-high 316 yards and tossed two touchdowns in the 30-21 win. He also further established his connection with rookie receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, who caught six passes for 127 yards and an impressive diving touchdown grab in the end zone. The offense was well rounded on the night, too, finding a perfect balance between the run and pass game — each seeing 31 attempts. Stevan Ridley and LeGarrette Blount steadied a ground game that posted 132 rushing yards, which helped set a new season high with 448 total yards from the offense. Last season, that sort of output would have been viewed as commonplace in what was the NF...

Tom Brady breaks out peace sign during post-game interview

Following the Patriots-Falcons game, Tom Brady went full dork, giving a shout out to his mom and a groovy peace sign for America.

NFL Power Rankings, post-week 4 edition

This just in: The Saints are good.   The New Orleans Saints are not the new #1 team on isportsweb’s NFL Power Rankings this week. That honor stays right where it was, with Denver. Sorry if my featured pic is a tad misleading, I just got tired of putting a picture of the Broncos up at the top. The Saints are, however, my new #2 team after their 38-17 drubbing of the previously...

Patriots’ Tom Brady waits for the day when his offense is complete

New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, is leading his banged up Brady bunch against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday and although his Patriots are 4-0, Mike Florio of NBCSports reports that Brady knows the offense will be better once a few of his favorite targets come back from injury. Brady is having a poor year statistically.  So it is only natural that Brady wants his...

Patriots Sign Wide Receiver Austin Collie

The New England Patriots have heard Tom Brady’s cries for help, and went out and got him some veteran insurance. ESPN Boston is reporting that the Patriots have signed former Colts wide receiver Austin Collie. The Patriots have signed veteran WR Austin Collie, according to a league source. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 3, 2013 Collie has dealt with some concussion issues in the past.

Patriots hold off Falcons, move to 4-0

Tom Brady found some receivers to his liking. Brady threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns as the New England Patriots held off a furious Atlanta comeback Sunday night, beating the Falcons 30-23 to improve to 4-0 for the first time since their near-perfect season in 2007. New England built a 30-13 lead before the Falcons rallied. They had a chance to tie it up in the final minute...

Terrell Suggs: I don’t like Tom Brady’s hair

Lisa Salters of ESPN’s E:60 asked Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis who pisses him off the most in the NFL. “New England,,” replied Suggs. “It just seem like a lot of suspicious stuff going on…with them,” Suggs continued. Suggs says it was unfair how the Saints were treated for the bounty scandal opposed to the fine the Patriots received for videotaping the Rams practice prior...

Tom Brady Laments Loss of Vince Wilfork, Says Nose Tackle ‘Unmatched’ in What He Does for Patriots

If the glum nature of some Patriots fans Monday morning despite a 30-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons the night before didn’t tip people off that New England is going to miss Vince Wilfork, Tom Brady took care of it Monday evening. Brady chatted with Jim Gray for a radio interview during halftime of Monday night’s game between the Saints and the Dolphins, and he admitted that...

How One More Super Bowl Win Changes the Legacy of Brady, the Mannings and Others

Quarterbacks are judged by Super Bowl wins.  Want to discuss Tom Brady versus Peyton Manning? What about Eli versus older brother? Is Joe Flacco elite? What about Ben Roethlisberger? Where does Aaron Rodgers rank compared with Brett Favre?  Start counting rings. It is simplistic. It's stupid. It is inevitable. For years, if a top quarterback...

Falcons red-zone stuggles continue in loss to Patriots

ATLANTA -- The New England Patriots, being the New England Patriots, somehow sleep-walked their way through their first three games to a 3-0 record.But with so many familiar names gone from the offense, the performances didn't feel authentic in that Patriots kind of way.In a 30-23 victory over Atlanta on Sunday at the Georgia Dome, the Patriots started to get back to the type...

Bill Belichick on Vince Wilfork: ‘I don’t know much’

The Boston Globe reported Monday morning that New England Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork tore his Achilles‘ tendon Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Bill Belichik didn’t have much information Monday on the injury. From the team’s website: Q: What is 

How are elite teams defined?

Usually in the NFL we know who the elite teams are, but sometimes we have a hard time defining exactly what that means. Do elite teams have shutdown defenses, high-octane offense and great kickers on special teams? Well, as we’ve seen this year, there’s no one qualification. The Denver Broncos, for example, are the hottest team in football. Peyton Manning is putting up touchdowns...

Tom Brady Misses Vince Wilfork, Wants Healthy Rob Gronkowski, Shane Vereen, and Danny Amendola

With the most recent season-ending injury to Vince Wilfork, the Patriots are forced to assess injuries to the defense as well as the already numerous injuries that have plagued the opposite side of the ball. Tom Brady conducted a phone interview with Westwood One, and he delivered his opinion on not only Wilfork's injury, but also the medical status of Rob Gronkowski. When...

Rob Gronkowski doesn’t know when he’ll be ready to play

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski doesn’t know when he’ll be back on the field this season. ”When I’m ready, I’m ready. I mean, if it’s this Sunday, next Sunday, or the Sunday after, it’s just going day-by-day,” he said to the Boston Herald. ”So I really couldn’t tell you when 

Losing Vince Wilfork becomes the story of the Patriots win

The New England Patriots are 4-0 and there was plenty to get excited about on Sunday night. Tom Brady finally started clicking with his rookie receivers. Running back by committee paid dividends as the Patriots ran the ball successfully and hard all night. Facing their first real test of the year, the New England Patriots’ defense came up big when they needed to and Aqib Talib...

Logan Mankins Would Have Never Passed the Ball Last Night if Given the Choice

It could just be the mentality of an offensive lineman, but if given the choice Logan Mankins would have not had Tom Brady attempt a pass last night. The run game for New England was crucial last night, especially in the early part of the game where the Pats offense was looking to establish a rhythm that would take the crowd noise out of the game and allow the offense to impose...
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