Patriots: New England Patriots (12-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (13-4)

January 20, 2019

Opening Drive: The Patriots travel to Arrowhead Stadium to battle the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. The Patriots are 3 point underdogs which is rare given the Patriots playoff history but they were 3-5 on the road this season so it is understandable. The Patriots have used the underdog role as motivation and while the rest of the country is sick of seeing them in the AFC…


Patriots: AFC Championship game match ups

January 20, 2019

The AFC Championship game will be a match up of the old guard versus the new guard if you will. It will feature the largest age gap between staring quarterbacks in a championship game in NFL history. Tom Brady is 41, Patrick Mahomes is 23. While the Chiefs may have home field advantage, the Patriots have some positional advantages. Here is how the two teams match up by position and…


Patriots: Scouting Report on the Kansas City Chiefs

January 17, 2019

The Patriots travel to Kansas City on Sunday to battle the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. The Chiefs finished 12-4 and have one of the most talented rosters in the NFL. Kansas City is well coached under the tutelage of Andy Reid. The Chiefs are one of the most diverse teams in the NFL schematically. The Patriots will have their hands full but they will be ready. Here is…


Patriots Rewind: Patriots 41 Chargers 28

January 15, 2019

Game Rewind: The Patriots jumped out to a 35-7 lead in the first half en route to 41-28 win over the Chargers. New England silenced any doubters who thought this might be the end of their dynasty. Here are thoughts on the game. 1. Sony, Sony, Sony!! The rookie running back was terrific in his playoff debut rushing for 129 yards and three touchdowns. Michel was the centerpiece of the…


Patriots Playoff Preview: Los Angeles Chargers (13-4) at New England Patriots (11-5)

January 13, 2019

Opening Drive: The Los Angeles Chargers visit Gillette Stadium to battle the Patriots in what should be a terrific match up between two future hall of famers in Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers. The Chargers and Patriots are meeting in the playoffs for the fourth time. The San Diego Chargers beat the Boston Patriots in 1964 while the Patriots beat the Chargers in 2006 and 2007. Here are three keys…


Patriots: Dolphins turn to the Patriot Way with the hiring of Brian Flores

January 12, 2019

Reports surfaced on Friday that the Miami Dolphins are going to hire Patriots linebackers coach and de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores as their new head coach as soon as the Patriots season ends. For the second straight year, the Patriots top defensive assistant has landed a head coaching. Flores was applauded by the teams he interviewed with last off-season for his intelligence and the leadership qualities he exhibited. The…


Patriots: Josh McDaniels is staying in New England for the 2019 Season

January 10, 2019

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels announced on Tuesday that he is not taking anymore head coaching interviews and that he plans on staying in New England for the 2019 season. McDaniels interviewed for the Green Bay Packers opening last week but the Packers settled on Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur on Monday. McDaniels was the presumed front runner for the position but the Packers opted to go with the…


Patriots: Shannon Sharpe’s rant is a reminder that he still hates the Patriots

January 9, 2019

Shannon Sharpe bashed Tom Brady yesterday on his show Undisputed after Brady told Mut and Callahan of WEEI on Monday morning that he was up all night watching Chargers film. In an incoherent rant, Sharpe railed against Brady not being the only quarterback who watches film. He then launched into a career comparison of Brady and Peyton Manning and who has more touchdown passes. Sharpe looked and sounded like a…


Patriots: Los Angeles Chargers Scouting Report

January 8, 2019

Phillip Rivers and the Chargers will pose problems for the Patriots. The Patriots will face the Los Angeles Chargers in the AFC Divisional round on Sunday in Foxboro. Los Angeles is coming off of a 23-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card round. The Chargers have been good on the road this season going 8-1 away from home. They average 26.8 points per game and 372.6…


Patriots: 3 Reasons why Josh McDaniels should take the Packers job if it is offered to him

January 7, 2019

Reports surfaced over the weekend that the Green Bay Packers were interested in bringing back Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for a second interview. Another report surfaced this past weekend that said the Patriots were preparing for McDaniels departure and that former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury was a favorite to replace him as offensive coordinator. We have been down this road with McDaniels before so despite his insistence that…