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My Thoughts on Aaron Hernandez

About 10 months ago, I wrote an article titled, "Aaron Hernandez: A Class Act".   In the wake of everything we've seen and heard the past week, part of me has felt pretty foolish for writing such a thing.  Part of me, though, still remembers what prompted me to write that piece praising Hernandez, and can't […]

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Patriots take the Season Phinale 28-0

      The 2012 Regular Season has come to an end. Thankfully, we have more football to look forward to with the playoffs starting next week. But thanks to the Houston Texans' loss to Indianapolis earlier, the Patriots' win over Miami today clinched them the #2 seed in the AFC, and therefore, a first […]

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Game Preview: Patriots vs. Dolphins

The New England Patriots head into their final regular season game of 2012 on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots struggled last weekend against the Jaguars on the offensive side of the football, but they were able to survive thanks to a late Patrick Chung interception. Now, the Pats will have many options with […]

Round Table: Late Season Momentum

After a lackluster performance against the Jaguars with many starters out of the mix, how concerned are you that the Patriots may be a little rusty for their opening playoff game? Stephen:  Despite the stinker the Patriots threw up in Jacksonville, I'm not concerned about them being rusty for their opening playoff game. After Tom […]

NFL Pick ‘Em Week 17

Talk about a surprising weekend.  Not only did the world not end, but I managed to somehow remain in first place.  However, this week, I'm tied with Raj instead of Rick.  Raj made some bold calls last week and it paid off big time.  In a week where everyone else went sub-.500, he managed to […]

Foxboro Blog Top 12: Week 17

I love weeks like the one coming up.  Ten of our Top 12 teams are pitted against each other in battles that will send teams flying up and down the board or cementing their spot as we head towards the post-season.  #1 – Atlanta Falcons Atlanta has laid down total spankings of their opponents in […]

Opening Lines: Week 17

  The Patriots opened as 11.5-point favorites as they host the Dolphins in Week 17. So … last weekend happened. People who make wagers based primarily on the team’s performance in the previous week often lament their bad luck when they lose all of their money the next week. It’s a fun cycle that keeps […]

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Week 16 Risers and Fallers: Pats Come Out Flat, Nearly Blow it Against Jags

So much for redemption.  Anyone who thought the Patriots would take out their frustrations about last week's loss to the 49ers had to have grown a few more grey hairs Sunday as New England barely beat the lowly Jaguars in Jacksonville.  Missing Brandon Spikes and Alfonzo Dennard, New England's defense allowed 436 total yards, including […]

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Escaping the Jungle: Jaguars 16, Patriots 23

  Weeks before this game, I said that something would go wrong with the Patriots. All of my fellow Patriots fans told me I was insane. At one point I even thought they might lose. I really didn't have an answer but it just felt like this game against Jacksonville would be one in which […]

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Game Preview: Patriots @ Jaguars

Last week’s Patriots’ game with the San Francisco 49ers featured many twists and turns. The Pats found themselves down 31-3 at the beginning of the third quarter. They rallied late, but eventually fell short 41-34 and lost control of their own destiny for a first round bye. The only way that could happen now is […]

Fantasy Forecast: Week 16

QB Tom Brady If you can invent a reason to bench Brady during a week that most leagues play for their championship, more power to ya. The Jags haven’t been a train wreck against the pass, but it’s hard to envision a way they can hold Brady under 300 yards and 2-3 scores. WRs Wes […]

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End of the World NFL Pick ‘Em

If there was any doubt that the Mayans were right about the end of the world, it has officially been erased.  I, Derek Hanson, am in first place in the Pick 'Em game. This could not happen at a more fitting time.  Ever since this game's inception, it seems like I have had a permanent […]


Foxboro Blog Top 12: Week 16

I love weeks like the one coming up.  Ten of our Top 12 teams are pitted against each other in battles that will send teams flying up and down the board or cementing their spot as we head towards the post-season.  #1 – San Francisco 49ers To be the man, you gotta beat the man.  […]

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Opening Lines: Week 16

The Patriots opened as 14.5-point favorites as they travel to Jacksonville to face the Jaguars in Week 16. While the loss to the 49ers still stings a bit this morning, there are still plenty of reasons for optimism. One, the Pats played their worst football of the season against their toughest opponent of the season, […]

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Week 15 Risers and Fallers: Pats Stage Furious Comeback, Let Win Slip Away

You just can't make up games like this, folks.  On a night where New England uncharacteristically turned the ball over four times, allowed Colin Kaepernick to throw four touchdown passes and even let Randy Moss snag his 156th career TD reception, the Patriots nearly pulled off a comeback for the ages.  Almost.  Down 31-3 early […]

Humble Pie. Patriots 34, 49ers 41

With the Patriots down 31-3 just minutes into the third quarter, I couldn't help but think that this was exactly the way Houston fans must have felt six nights earlier.  I also felt just slightly guilty for all the gloating I did on Thanksgiving night in MetLift Stadium as the Patriots piled on the Jets […]

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Round Table: Defensive Turn-Around

What do you think is the single biggest reason for the turn-around from the Patriots defense this season? Jason: While the secondary is coming together with McCourty's move to safety and the addition of Talib, I think the biggest difference has been the play at linebacker. Mayo has been a solid presence for several years, but […]

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Game Preview: Patriots vs. 49ers

Last Monday night, the New England Patriots not only made a statement to the rest of the NFL in their 42-14 win over the Houston Texans, but they made a statement to this writer right here who picked New England to lose for only the 2nd time in his three years at this website. Tom […]

Fantasy Forecast: Week 15

QB Tom Brady It’s tough to ever advise benching Brady in a fantasy league, but owners who have a top-rate backup with a better matchup could at least consider the possibility. The 49ers are tough against the pass, and this game doesn’t figure to be a points bonanza. Brady is probably still good for 280 […]

Week 15 NFL Pick ‘Em

Week 15 will go a long way towards deciding the 2012 playoff picture, and the same can probably be said about the 2012 pick 'em game as well.  There's a ton of huge matchups and, unlike last week, the panel is split on many of them.  The margin of error is razor thin as we […]