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On Nov 6th, the New England Patriots 2011 season hit rock bottom. The New York Giants had gotten the best of them yet again, and although it was a close, last second loss on a questionable play, it was very deflating. Especially when combined with the one-sided defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers the week before, it was rare back to back losses for Tom Brady and company.
Then the columns writing the Patriots off started to surface. Everyone thought the Bill Belichick era was dead. Juxtapose that with the talk in September and October when everyone was saying the Patriots were the dominant team in the AFC.
Well, both of those outlooks were wrong. Here’s what we do know, they seem to be in the driver’s seat for the AFC East title, and could very easy finish the season off with 7 straight wins.
I’m predicting they’ll falter somewhere, and/or wraps things up by week 16 and send in their J.V. for the final game (thus resulting in a loss). However, it looks fairly certain, barring seriou...
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Tom Brady has been seen wearing a band below his elbow of late, and was spotting icing his elbow after the Patriots beat the Cowboys. That, in addition to some uncharacteristic inaccuracy, has led to a lot of speculation in Boston about Brady’s injury. Greg A. Bedard of the Boston Globe reports via two sources…
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots was caught on the sidelines not liking the taste or smell of the Gatorade he was given. Bill Belichick sat on the sidelines looking angry as usual while Jon Gruden, Jaws, and Mike Tirico announced the game. Expect to hear “These guys!” or “This guy!” at least 100 times from Jon Gruden. The Kansas City Chiefs are starting pretty much...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski and the New England Patriots shook off a sluggish start to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 34-3 on Monday night.
The defense has had its issues, and so has Tom Brady. It's been an odd season for the Patriots, but by beating the Chiefs 34-3, they've taken command of the AFC East, says Damon Hack.
The Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs on ESPN’s Monday Night Football tonight.
With a win, New England will tie Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Houston with the best record in the AFC. This news is apparently a revelation to both sports radio stations this morning, who I guess had no idea this was possible.
Some quick links to get us going this Monday morning:
The legend of Scott...
They may have started slowly, but Tom Brady and the Patriots got it together. He connected twice with Rob Gronkowski for touchdowns in New England's 34-3 whipping of Kansas City.
It started ugly for the Patriots and ended ugly for the Chiefs. In the end, it was a second consecutive win for the 7-3 Patriots.
The final? Patriots 34, Chiefs 3
QB Tom Brady got himself together to go 15 of 27 for 234yards, while TE Rob Gronkowski had two scores and 96 yards. WR Wes Welker kept his consecutive catch streak going with one reception, while CB Kyle Arrington had two...
During the nine years in which Scott Pioli was involved with the Patriots' player personnel decisions, the team enjoyed a run of success unprecedented in the franchise's history. Since Pioli left his post as vice president of player personnel in New England to become general manager for the Kansas City Chiefs, the perception is that the Patriots haven't been nearly as...
If there's one thing Bill Belichick likes in his non-superstar players more than anything else, it's the ability to more than one thing at a reasonably high level. That's why he used to flex linebacker Mike Vrabel out as a red zone tight end, and why he had receiver Troy Brown playing cornerback on a Super Bowl team. The latest subject of Belichick's football experiments...
8 a.m. ET: It's time for the Patriots to put a stranglehold on the division. After a huge victory against the Jets, the Patriots can create some late-season momentum with a soft schedule and set their sights on their ninth AFC East title since 2001. With a victory against the reeling Chiefs, the Patriots would have a two-game lead over the Jets and Bills with just six games remaining...