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Following another game in which the New England Patriots nearly squandered a lead in the fourth quarter, Tom Brady finds himself wondering if the expectations among Patriots fans may be too high. Considering they entered the season with one of the easier schedules in the league, it is surprising that the Patriots needed a win over the Jets to crawl over .500. When asked about his team’s inability to close out games during an interview with WEEI on Monday, Brady gave the following response.
“I wish it were that easy,” the three-time Super Bowl champion said. “And maybe there were times when it has looked that easy. But I think you appreciate it when it does work. And you realize the preparation that you put into it, that it pays off. Maybe we’ve just spoiled some people in the meantime. Because it’s hard to win, man. It’s really hard to win.”
Brady makes a valid point. A win is a win, especially in the NFL. Any Andrew Luck can beat any Aaron Rodgers on any Sunday. However, the expect...
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Considering that the New England Patriots have been the most dominant NFL team of the 2000's, you can understand why some fans are frustrated with a team currently only a game above .500.
After the Pats overtime victory over the New York Jets, Tom Brady was being interviewed on WEEI "The Dennis & Callahan Show" and discussed the possibility that Pats fans have...
If you check Tom Brady's stat line from Sunday, you may be wondering what was wrong with the Patriots' future Hall of Fame quarterback, but to quote Bill Belichick, "stats are for losers." Well, some stats.
The Patriots' receivers dropped a season-high five passes against New York, which didn't do Brady's numbers any favors, nor did...
The Jets and Patriots duke it out like a couple of past-their-prime, journeyman boxers. The Bills avoid OT by giving up a game winning TD in the 4th.
Tom Brady and his New England teammates escaped Week 7 with an overtime victory over the Jets .. but that doesn't tell the whole story. Plus, Cam Newton is lame.
While it hurts to fathom, especially from the eyes of a New England native, Eli Manning is undoubtedly the best clutch quarterback going right now in the NFL.
Yes, Tom Brady led the Patriots to a comeback victory on Sunday over the hated Jets, but it marked the first time he had done so since the AFC title game last year against Baltimore. Most importantly, in...
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Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III has proved to be a very mature, highly savvy young man that belies his age and experience, both on the field and off of it. But if he’s anything like most people — which is arguable — RG3 probably cringed after recently taking part in an interview with [...]
8 a.m. ET: The disappointment of a tough loss in Seattle is now way in the rearview and the Patriots attention turns to the visiting Jets.
Rex Ryan leads his enigmatic Jets into Foxboro for an important early-season division showdown. With all four AFC East teams tied at 3-3 atop the division, there's even more riding on this typically heated rivalry.
The Patriots gained at least 350 yards for the 16th straight regular-season game, tying the St. Louis Rams of 1999-2000 for the most in NFL history. (Bottom of article)
A.B. Everyone in New England seems to be down on the Patriots right now. The local radio stations are filled with calls about Tom Brady being too old, Belichick losing touch, the horrible secondary and even...
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McCourty nearly fumbled away a win on Sunday night, literally. But without
McCourty in the lineup, the Patriots would have never been in a position to win
McCourty had as eventful a
day as you could expect from nearly any player in the NFL on Sunday, both good
and bad. But in the end, it was the good that outweighed all else...
In most professional sports leagues, and specifically the NFL, a term is often thrown around as follows: “A win is a win.” However, contrary to popular belief, that’s not all a win can be. Today’s 29-26 over time victory over the New York Jets can be filed under any or all of these categories: Scary. Alarming. Sobering. While any kind of win is better than a loss, this marks...
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Chris Gross - Patriots 27, Jets 20- The Jets head into Foxboro coming off of a dominating performance against the young Indianapolis Colts at home. They face a New England team ranked 5th against the run with a very young and talented front 7, accompanied by an extremely explosive offensive unit. New York has been vastly improved over the past couple weeks...
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Sigh…yesterday’s NY Jets 26-29 OT loss to the New England Patriots was tough to digest. Actually, it still is. Mark Sanchez and co. had so many opportunities to pull out the win, but just couldn’t get it done. And as everyone knows, when you’re playing against Tom Brady, you have to play for the win. Not for the tie, or not to...
Despite Woes Patriots Defense Still Creates Turnovers
We all have our feelings on the Patriots defense, especially the secondary and the gaping amount of yardage they yield. But as a whole the New England defensive unit is among the league leaders in turnover ratio.
They came into the Week 7 matchup with the New York Jets tied for first with a plus 10. The offense had given up...
People are starting to catch on to this game that the NFC West is playing with everybody. As soon as the talk arises of this division being the best in football, they combine to go 2-6 in two weeks.There are still three teams above .500, but after a couple of rough weeks, three teams are heading into this weekend as underdogs. All four squads are at their best with their backs against...