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Do you smell that? The Matchup Machine is whipping up a fresh batch of new numbers to enjoy. Piping hot Week 1 data was sprinkled in with stats from the 2012 Fantasy Playoffs (Weeks 14-16) to create the delicious Matchup Rankings listed at the end of this tasty column. Friendly reminder: after consuming, please wait 30 minutes before swimming.
New Orleans @ Tampa Bay
• This week could be the Jimmy Graham show. We all witnessed time travel last week, when Tampa turned back the clock for Kellen Winslow. In the four weeks included in the Matchup Machine, Tampa gave up a TD to a TE each week. Opposing QBs completed 82% of their passes to TEs, posting a QB rating north of 150. Hopefully you aren’t facing Graham this week.
• Someone lower on your radar than Graham, but still worth a potential start is Josh Freeman. In the four Matchup Machine Weeks, offenses facing New Orleans have only run the ball 28% of the time and passed for more than 300 yards three times. The last time th...
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Tom Brady gets pissed when his receivers drop passes, so if you were under a rock last night or missed the Patriots ugly rained drenched victory over the Jets, then you missed some memorable faces from Tom Terrific.
I’ve heard people say on several occasions that Tom Brady looks like a serial killers sometimes, and last night after his Patriots rookie receivers combined for 7 drops...
Kellen Winslow Jr. has gone from facing life without football just a few months ago to being a key to the New York Jets' offense.
The former Pro Bowl tight end had a terrific debut with the Jets on Sunday, catching a team-leading seven passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in the 18-17 win over Tampa Bay while also serving as a dependable option for rookie quarterback Geno Smith...
Tom Brady hasn’t often been through the kind of night he endured Thursday night and still won the game.
The 2011 AFC championship comes to mind. But this Patriots team is a long ways from that and Brady knows it. The Patriots quarterback was 19-of-39 for just 185 yards and did throw a touchdown pass that extended his streak of games with a touchdown pass to 50. The Patriots beat...
Last night, Tom Brady was visibly frustrated.
It was pretty understandable too, as his receivers were constantly either running the wrong routes or dropping the ball. Still, Mr. Brady was not exactly perfect himself. Barking at his young receivers that are still developing, isn't going to much for either his public image or their confidence.
After the outburst in the video...
Some games you can’t wait to watch, and other games you watch because it is the only one being televised. Of course, this weeks Thursday night game was only available to view if you had the NFL network. If you are fortunate enough to have it, then you are fortunate to see, and hear the games best NFL commentating panel cover Tom Brady and the New England Patriots taking on the...
BY NICK ST. DENISThe New York Jets' relentless defense had quarterback Tom Brady hooting and hollering after most plays Thursday night.The New England Patriots' receivers only made Brady's bark louder.The Patriots held off the division-rival Jets in a 13-10 victory, but their receivers gave Brady little help. When New England's pass catchers were in position to make...
As the Patriots offense struggled vs. the Jets on Thursday quarterback Tom Brady had one of his worst statistical performances in some time going 19 for 39 for 185 yards and a touchdown -- the first time he completed less than half of his passes in four years.
The team escaped an inferior opponent for the second-straight week and it was telling how frustrated Brady was with most...
As the New England Patriots and New York Jets were combatting in a relatively boring 13-10 game last night with the Patriots prevailing, I couldn’t help but think back to 2001 and the start of the Tom Brady era. You all remember that start, right? You know, when Mo Lewis destroyed Drew Bledsoe near the […]The post Starting Lineups: Mo Lewis Made Tom Brady appeared first on The...
Since breaking through the NFL gates in 2004, we never really got to see much of Kellen Winslow Jr. Injuries have plagued him, specifically in his knees, and he missed almost as many games as he has played. So now that he is somewhat healthy and is given a clean slate to start over with the Jets, Winslow seems to find his niche not only as a tight end, but as the go-to guy for Geno Smith.
There have been quite a few horrible receivers or it’s probably more appropriately to say horrible receiving performances. But the masterpiece in poor receiver play that the Patriots receivers put together last night has to rank near the top. Tom Brady hit those guys everywhere except the bottom of their feet and they struggled mightily to make plays. The receivers Aaron Dobson...
Robert Griffin threw 4 interceptions all last regular season. Now he has 4 interceptions in his last 2 games combined, including the playoff loss to Seattle. It’s worth noting that Tom Brady had one of the worst seasons of his career in the season after returning from his ACL tear and he had 4 months extra to recover and had no prior injury. He also wasn’t nearly as reliant on...
Chicks, I’ll admit it. I found myself catching the vapors last night. And not just because Tom Brady looked like he might slit his wrist with a Gillette razor if a receiver dropped another pass. It was that fellow, nay, that warrior on the Jets sideline, distracting me in all his slimmer, yet still fleshy glory. It was that tan hunk of man known to the masses as Rex Ryan....
by Bo Marchionte
Watching the game unfold Thursday night it was clearly evident that the New England Patriots passing game was not up to par. Tom Brady looked as good as usual putting pinpoint precision on each pass, but it was the receivers or lack of that set the Patriots back.
Josh McDaniels the Patriots Offensive Coordinator decided to throw luck at the wind - Lite...
BY NICK ST. DENISShane Vereen gained the most yards of any New England Patriot skill position player in the team's season opener, but his fast start will be short-lived.A day after reports surfaced that Vereen had surgery for a broken wrist following the Patriots' victory over the Buffalo Bills, the team announced Tuesday it placed Vereen on the injured reserve list with...
While waiting for their once-potent offense to click, the New England Patriots keep knocking off opponents.
The NFL's top offensive team last season edged the New York Jets 13-10 on Thursday night despite getting just nine first downs. Four days earlier, they squeaked past the Buffalo Bills by two points on a field goal with 5 seconds left. Ugly wins, but wins nonetheless.