CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 03:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after a 4th quarter touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  during their game at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

2015 NFL Award predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year and More

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for weeks and weeks of 2015 entertainment awards shows. The NFL holds its own NFL Honors ceremony the night before the Super Bowl, and here are the players who should be taking home the hardware. MVP: Cam Newton Cam Newton is like a sleek sports car that seats […]

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10 X-factors to watch in 2015 NFL Playoffs

The 2015 NFL playoffs begin this week, with a pair of Wild Card Round matchups in both the NFC and AFC kicking off the action. Here are 10 players that could make-or-break this year’s postseason: QB AJ McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals Barring a miraculous recovery from Andy Dalton (broken thumb), McCarron will start Cincinnati’s first round […]

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Aaand I’m Officially Scared

I’m also annoyed, but I’ll get to that later. I’ve been having a continual internal debate about whether or not I should be scared going into the playoffs. These last four games haven’t been the Patriots we’ve been accustomed to seeing. There are so many decimating injuries that I’m trying not to be too harsh […]

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Patriots On the Mend

That certainly was not the way I wanted to see the regular season end. I am not fully convinced that the odd and unconventional play calling in the first half wasn’t on purpose. I mean, I thought this team goes out to play and WIN every game, but it did not look that way yesterday. […]

SAN DIEGO, CA-  DECEMBER 7:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 and Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots warm up against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Don’t Be Worried About the Patriots

So… That officially sucked. No, correction: the past 5 weeks have sucked. I don’t know what happened to these Patriots after Thanksgiving, but the aspects of this team that are usually so precise and trustworthy- the play calling and “Next Man Up” qualities- aren’t so trustworthy anymore. I mean, running the ball on 2nd and […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 29: Running back C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

How NFL’s playoff teams fared against postseason competition in 2015

With the NFL’s postseason field set, here’s a look at how all 12 teams fared against playoff competition this season: AFC  1. Denver Broncos (5-2) The Broncos beat three of the five other AFC playoff teams, while also notching wins against the Packers and Vikings from the NFC field. Among postseason participants, only the Chiefs […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Quarterbacks Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks and Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals talk on the field following the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 36-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Which NFL team has the easiest path to the Super Bowl?

The Panthers, Cardinals, Broncos and Patriots secured the coveted first-round byes in the 2015 NFL playoffs. Those teams have to win two games to get to the Super Bowl, the other eight playoff teams have to win three. Theoretically, the top two seeds in each conference will have the easiest path to Super Bowl 50. […]

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Tom Brady limps off field after low hit by Ndamukong Suh

Miami Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh was involved in yet another questionable play in Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, except this time it didn’t appear to be purposeful or spiteful. Midway through the second quarter of the AFC East matchup, Suh came free off the edge and went flying right into the back of […]


Back to the Forge

History. It is something that most cast aside after the last bell of the Senior year of high school but in New England history is woven into the fabric of life, we breath it in the air and it lives in the soil beneath our feet. History is also something that the New England Patriots have created. […]


The Thriller in the Blizzard

At Foxboro Stadium in the winter, Patriot fans didn’t even consider sitting down during a game. Instead, we stood resolute as the frigid winds blew endlessly, our faces frozen, our knees creaking in protest, losing sensation in our fingers and toes. The only thing more tortuous, in fact, would have been to take our seats. They weren’t “seats” at […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 15: Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field on November 15, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Kelly pranked by Patriots fans after firing

Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is having a bad week. Not only was he fired by team owner Jeffrey Lurie, but just hours later, was pranked by Patriots fans who had nothing better to do with their time. The group of Patriots fans say they called Kelly on the phone shortly after he […]

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13:  Percy Harvin #18 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates his touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 13, 2015 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Which NFL teams are poised to spoil playoff hopes in Week 17?

The NFL is on spoiler alert in Week 17. This doesn’t mean that the ending of TV shows will be revealed. This type of spoiler is an NFL team that’s not going to the playoffs, but can prevent another team from making the playoffs or affect that team’s playoff seeding with a win. Depending on […]

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Peyton Manning

I know, I know. WHY WOULD YOU EVEN TITLE SOMETHING FOR A PATRIOTS BLOG AS “PEYTON MANNING?” I won’t lie. It feels weird. And gross. This feels a lot like watching that Papa John’s commercial where Manning calls the pizza guy “Papa.” It’s just not right, but please hear me out a sec. On Saturday […]

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Facing Another Baffling Loss

Today is one of those days where I consider myself lucky to work in an area of my company’s building where I’m the only football fan. This way, the only person I have to debate about the kick-after-the-coin-toss is myself. I still can’t comprehend that call, so how on earth to justify it to a […]

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Making Sense of the Coin Toss Decision by @curtfield13

The New England Patriots dropped their week sixteen matchup vs. division rival, the New York Jets. The Patriots “fell” to 12-3 on the season following their 26-20 overtime loss yesterday, which many fans are blaming on head coach Bill Belichick and special teams ace Matthew Slater. When the Patriots put together an extremely impressive touchdown […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after fumbling the football, recovered by the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 27, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 38-8.   (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Which Week 16 loser has the most to worry about in NFL playoffs?

Just when you think you have the NFL figured out, Week 16 happens. Four playoff-bound teams lost Sunday, and three of those losses were ugly. The Falcons ended the Panthers’ quest for perfection with a 20-13 win at Atlanta. The Rams stunned the Seahawks 23-17 in Seattle. The Patriots lost 26-20 in overtime to the […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 27: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons runs after a catch during the first half against the Carolina Panthers at the Georgia Dome on December 27, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Best and worst from Week 16 in the NFL

Week 16 of the 2015 NFL season saw the New York Jets dispatch a rival foe, the Atlanta Falcons give a perfect team the taste of defeat and the NFC East crown a champion. The week also gave us another chapter in the Green Bay Packers’ tailspin, a blown opportunity in Baltimore and meltdowns in both […]


Matthew Slater’s costly coin flip mistake sinks Patriots (video)

This might be the weirdest thing to happen in the saga of the Patriots-Jets rivalry since Bill Belichick resigned as “HC of the NYJ.” The Patriots and Jets were tied 20-20 after regulation, and the Patriots won the coin toss. However, Matthew Slater told referee Clete Blakeman that the Patriots wanted to kick. Why on […]

Making history yet again…

Patriots are 12-2 as they head in to the game Sunday against the Jets, becoming the second team in NFL history with at least 12 regular-season wins in six consecutive seasons (2010-15), joining Indianapolis, who posted seven straight 12-win seasons (2003-09). With a win this Sunday, the Patriots can secure the number one seed in the […]