How the Patriots are Coping without Tom Brady

The bromance of the New England Patriots and Tom Brady is well and truly over. For some the life without Tom Brady is going to be a major downfall and for some the life goes on. There is no doubt that the Patriots have been very dominant for the last 25 years but this legacy […]

Stunned: Welker Out, Amendola In

Heading into the off-season, we all knew that there was a chance Wes Welker had played his last game as a Patriot.  We also knew that if Wes signed with another team, the Pats had the inside track on replacing him with St. Louis' Danny Amendola.  Still, you can color me stunned at the events […]

Patriots Free-Agency Rundown

It's been a while since we've posted on Foxboro Blog.  You can blame part of that on the fact that the gap between the Super Bowl and the start of free-agency is the dullest time of the NFL calendar, unless you happen to be a combine nut.  The other part is pure busyness as I've […]

You Won’t Win Them All

Notice that I didn't title this post, you "can't" win them all, because the New England Patriots certainly could have won this game.  …If Wes Welker didn't drop critical passes …If the Patriots managed the clock better at the end of the half and scored a touchdown instead of a field goal …If the Patriot's […]

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 […]

Lesson Learned. Patriots 23, Dolphins 16

When the broadcast of today's game started, CBS showed some mind-boggling stats abou the Patriots history with Miami.   For starters, the Patriots have lost only three roads games in December since 2003, which is pretty crazy in and of itself.  However, more intriguing is the fact that all three of those losses came in Miami.  […]

21 in 52: Patriots 49, Jets 19

The Foxboro Blog staff was well-represented at Thursday night's game, with Rick, Raj, and myself all in attandance.  I don't go to games all that frequently (this was my fifth live Pats game ever, but second this season) and so I'm not used to observing from a fixed angle that's very different than what we […]

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of the Forearm: Patriots 59, Colts 24

I was planning on waxing eloquent about the Patriots huge victory tonight, but at the moment, I'm just trying to fight my way out of the catatonic state that Rob Gronkowski's broken forearm has put me in… Let's skip over the big story for a moment though, and concentrate on what was a truly excellent […]

It’s Progress: Patriots 37, Bills 31

There are going to be plenty of Patriots fans complaining about the defense tomorrow morning.  Once again, the Patriots allowed themselves to be carved up by a sub-par quarterback and came inches away from blowing yet another double-digit 4th quarter lead.  If you watched this team closely this season, you saw all the tell-tale signs […]

Found Us a Leprechaun: Patriots 29, Jets 26 OT

After the Patriots shook off the stink of their first two losses with a 45-point 2nd half in Buffalo, I titled the game recap: "You make your own luck".   Today, the Patriots came within a hair of a loss to the New York Jets a home, and required a kick-off return for a touchdown, a […]

Playing Scared: Patriots 23, Seahawks 24

The list of New England Patriots who aren't in my dog house right now is extremely short.  Unless you happen to play for the defensive front seven, or have the name Welker, Llyod, Hernandez, or Woodhead on the back of your jersey, I'm not too happy with you right now, and neither is the Patriot […]

He’s Baaaaaack: Patriots 31, Broncos 21

There was a lot of hype surrounding the return of the annual Brady/Manning showdown, but I, for one, was not all that excited for the reunion.  At this point in his career, Peyton Manning, with his bionic neck, just isn't on the same level as Brady.  The Broncos, as the 31-7 3rd quarter score would […]

You Make Your Own Luck: Patriots 52, Bills 28

There were time yesterday, where I felt like I had stumbled into some alternate universe.  The Patriots were trailing 21-7 in the second half to the Bills and inching dangerously close to a 1-3 record, which would have essentially put them three games behind the Bills with tie-breakers in the race for the AFC crown. […]

You Be the Judge…

Does this look like a successful field goal to you?   Remember: for the kick to be good, the entire ball needs to be contained within the vertical plane created by the outer edge of the goal post. I've been all over this like Kevin Costner on the JFK assassination.  This is your grassy knoll and […]