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Brady jokes that frigid temps slows everyone down to his pace

Photo from USA TodayBrady went on WEEI and joked that the cold weather gets everyone playing at his level (see tweet below). That clearly explains why Brady's QBR is nearly 40 points higher in cold weather vs warmer weather (107.4 in 20-40 degrees vs 68.9 in 60-80 degrees according to USA Today). Part of it is Brady has spent his most of his playing career in places known for...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Welker shows love to Kraft and Belichick

Wide receiver Wes Welker made his return to Foxboro last night as a key member of the Denver Broncos offense that leads the league in nearly every statistic. Welker's return to the Patriots' home stadium was somewhat overshadowed by the 'Brady vs. Manning' headlines, but that does not mean anything to him. What did mean something to him was the final exchange between...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Comeback had Major Implications in the AFC Playoff Picture

Jim Rogash/ Getty ImagesNow that we've all had some time to recover from Tom Brady taking our collective breath away, it's time to look into the aftermath of the Patriots 34-31 overtime comeback win. To no one's surprise, this game had a colossal impact on the AFC's playoff picture.At halftime, Denver had a seemingly insurmountable 24-0 halftime lead. Finishing off...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Win a Patriots jersey, Vote for the Road to MetLife Stadium Patriots MVP - Week 12

As the Patriots begin their quest to MetLife Stadium for the Super Bowl, we've decided to chronicle that journey by highlighting the heroes from each game.The Patriots game against the Broncos was the craziest one all year. Three possessions, three fumbles, three Broncos scores, and the Patriots come back to win it? Usually I say the choice is tough for the MVP of each game,...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Stevan Ridley: "They have no option but to take me out and it's sickening"

Although the New England Patriots eked out a win last night on Sunday Night Football against the Denver Broncos, there are still some pressing issues that need to be addressed with this team. Namely, Stevan Ridley's chronic problem with ball security. Ridley now has three fumbles in three games, and it's clear that this is going to be a problem that will haunt him for his...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Afternoon Delight: Wes Welker, Cold Spice

Listen, I love Wes Welker. We owe that guy for six seasons of greatness. Still, he suited up in a Broncos' uniform last night, with Peyton Manning, and ended up costing his team the game.As a Pats fan, it's hard not to be somewhat happy about that. I wish Welker the best, but I never want to see a former Patriot destroy us when they come back. It makes it sweeter when they...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wes Welker takes blame for last night's loss

Matt West/Boston HeraldWes Welker took responsibility for last night's loss after he waited until the last second to start waving his teammates off on the final punt of the game, which of course was touched by one of his teammates, thus allowing the Patriots to kick the game-winning field goal with 2 minutes left in OT.Here's what he had to say about it, per Boston.com:â...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Gamenight: Bridge of Sighs

Cold wind blowsThe Gods look down in anger,On this poor childWhen Robin Trower penned the song Bridge of Sighs, it was an obvious reference to Ponte dei Sospiri, an enclosed bridge made of limestone that connected the interrogation rooms in Doge's Palace to a new prison that had been constructed adjacent to Rio di Palazzo canal in Venice, Italy.The bridge, named by Lord Byron...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) Watch the Patriots score 28 points in 58 seconds

(Stephan Savoia/AP)In what may have been the game of the year, the New England Patriots – down 24-0 at halftime – scored 28 straight points to take the lead from the Denver Broncos before eventually winning in overtime.Here’s the 28 point comeback in 58 seconds. 
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fix: Sunday Wrap - 5 Up/5 Down

Our fake football season is slowly coming to an end, my Fantasy Fixers. Just two more weeks of chronic rosterbating, waiver wire watching and heavy drinking before the battle for the Shiva begins.Sunday was another visit to the Bizarro World which is the 2013 NFL season. Ryan Fitzpatrick scored more points than guys named Manning, Brees and Newton, a running back cruised for over...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Brady leads epic comeback, shocks Manning's Broncos in overtime

Any questions?There shouldn't be any questions at all about these New England Patriots when it comes to mental toughness, when it comes to heart, or when it comes to the right arm of Tom Brady.Blown out of their own building in the first thirty minutes of play, fumbling the ball six times, not able to run the ball, Brady taking a savage beating in the pocket - the Broncos...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Brady vs. Manning XIV: 12 > 18

The Patriots were trailing the Denver Broncos by double digits before some people had even sat down to watch the game. Both teams have high expectations for the season, but it was the Broncos that were the favorites behind Peyton Manning who looks to have all but secured his fifth MVP award. With #12 still behind center for the Pats, there was always a shot though, even when trailing...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pats get huge win, Ridley's fumble could cause huge loss to the running game.

Photo Courtesy of Steven Senne Holy smokes, what an amazing game. Beating Denver all on its own is huge for this team, but doing so in that fashion? That gives the Patriots some much needed momentum coming off of a tough loss, and heading into the last 5 games of the year.Now I hate to be a Debbie-downer after such a great win, but I'm going to do it anyway. Ridley losing another...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Broncos vs. Patriots: Through the Twitterverse

GAME DAY! #DENvsNE #SundayNightFootball pic.twitter.com/Y4WmOz1sVt— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 24, 2013 Wes Welker and Bob Kraft chatting at Gillette before game. Photo by Stephan Savoia of AP pic.twitter.com/rFsJYMq84F— Matt Pepin (@mattpep15) November 25, 2013 Cheers from the @GilletteStadium crowd after a short video & thank you message to Welker from the...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Mistakes a huge factor in the Patriots win

Photo from Bleacher ReportTurnovers were a big part of the Patriots game tonight, as they coughed the ball up 3 times in the first half, which led to 17 Denver points in the first half. Stevan Ridley, Lagarrette Blount and Tom Brady all coughed the ball up in a disaterous first half for the Pats, which saw them go down 24-0 at the break. But it was the Broncos who made some crucial...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots vs. Broncos: Through the Twitterverse

GAME DAY! #DENvsNE #SundayNightFootball pic.twitter.com/Y4WmOz1sVt— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 24, 2013 Wes Welker and Bob Kraft chatting at Gillette before game. Photo by Stephan Savoia of AP pic.twitter.com/rFsJYMq84F— Matt Pepin (@mattpep15) November 25, 2013 Cheers from the @GilletteStadium crowd after a short video & thank you message to Welker from the...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Win a Wild One in OT, 34-31

Jared Wickerham/ Getty ImagesWow.A muffed punt by Denver's Tony Carter set up Stephen Gostkowski for a game winning field goal late in overtime.It was a game of wild swings both ways. The Broncos lead at halftime 24-0 after three first quarter Patriot fumbles gifted Denver 17 early points off of turnovers. However the Patriots would score 31, count them, 31 unanswered points...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill defers in OT - right call?

Photo from the Boston GlobeCrazy game, right? There were a lot of crazy moments and turnovers galore, but arguably one of the key moments of the game tonight that wasn't a turnover was when Bill Belichick choosing to defer after the Patriots won the overtime coin toss. The thinking, at least as far as I could tell, was to force Peyton Manning to drive the length of the field...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Brady goes nuts after Rob Gronkowski TD

This was pretty awesome. The #Patriots went on to take the lead later after fumbling the ball on their first three possessions and trailing 24-0 at half time.
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Vine: Tom Brady tries to tackle Von Miller

At least he gave it a shot! Nice try, Tom.Via: Sportspickle
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib, Alfonzo Dennard are active for Patriots

The Patriots top three corners - Aqib Talib, Alfonzo Dennard, Kyle Arrington - were all questionable heading into tonight's game. Fortunately, they are all active to take on the Broncos' tough trio of Demayrius Thomas, Eric Decker and Wes Welker. Brandon Spikes was also questionable for tonight, but he makes the cut as well. #Patriots inactives vs Broncos:DL M. Forston...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

AFC East Roundup: Jets, Phins fall

The New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins had a golden opportunity slip through their fingers on Sunday afternoon.The Ravens upended the Jets 19-3With wins, they both would have kept pace with the AFC East division leading New England Patriots and kept themselves firmly within striking distance at two games back with five games to play - but with losses, both now have to hope that...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots on paper: Mother Nature calls for old-school approach

This is the New England Patriots game to win or lose. The Denver Broncos bring their high wire act to Gillette Stadium on Sunday night and while much has been made of Peyton Manning and the Broncos' offense and also of the Patriots' injury woes in the secondary, Mother Nature doesn't want to hear any of it. Ridley and the Patriots' running game will carry...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Have Some Common Sense, Pats Fans: Don't Boo Wes Welker

Wes Welker will make his return to Gillette Stadium tomorrow night when his 9-1 Denver Broncos come to town to take on the Patriots.Welker, of course, played his previous six seasons with the Patriots, where he emerged as one of the best slot receivers the game has ever seen. In six seasons, Welker racked up a franchise record 672 receptions, 7,459 yards and 37 touchdowns. Statistically...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Reign On Game Day Recipe Week 12: Mashie-Topped Meatloaf Cupcakes

While our favorite players on the Patriots strive for excellence on the field, why can't we fans strive for the same quality while we cheer them on? Back by popular demand is another round of Game Day Recipes courtesy my dad, Steve Saver. Make sure you make a winning choice for your game day party with one of our Reign On Game Day Recipes. Find more of his recipes at www.stevesacooking...
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November 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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