Patriots: Looking back at what life was like the last time a quarterback other than Tom Brady started a playoff game for the Patriots

January 14, 2022

Saturday is going to be a historic night for the Patriots franchise for a few different reasons. Not only is the prime time matchup with the Buffalo Bills just the second playoff meeting all time between the two franchises, but it’ll also be the first playoff game in 23 years for the Patriots without Tom Brady under center. January 3, 1999 was the last time a quarterback not named Brady…


NFL: With season sweep of Pats, Flores proves he’s by far the best coach from the Belichick coaching tree

January 10, 2022

Photo: Is there even a doubt now? Brian Flores is the best head coach from the Belichick coaching tree. Flores led the Miami Dolphins to the team’s first season sweep over the Patriots since 2000 on Sunday and it really wasn’t even close. The Dolphins dominated much of the 33-24 regular season finale. Sure, Flores and his team won’t be playing in the playoffs next week, but the former…


Patriots: Ahead of snow storm Friday, no one wants to be “That Guy”

January 6, 2022

There will be no excuses for Patriots players not to be in the building on Friday morning while the snow flies around New England. No “my car wouldn’t start” will be accepted from anyone. Bill Belichick gave his team “the snow speech” on Thursday. No one wants to be That Guy. “Just talking about getting ready for the snow, I live in an apartment complex right now so I’m sure…


Patriots: Big week needed from Bill Belichick if Patriots are going to be true AFC contenders

December 21, 2021

For the entirety of the seven-game winning streak, Bill Belichick had praise heaped upon him and rightfully so. After a 2-4 start with a rookie quarterback and a lot of new faces, it was a minor miracle that New England was the No. 1 seed in the AFC heading into last week’s slate of games. Guys began buying in when Belichick appeared to take over the defense – or at…


High School: Dante Bruschi & Case Mankins are carrying on their family legacies in New England

December 19, 2021

No one that follows or lives and dies with every snap of Patriots football will ever forget how much Tedy Bruschi meant to the early days of the dynasty and how much Logan Mankins mattered later during the second half of two incredible decades. Still, they’ve been away from Gillette for a while now, so some of the younger generations of fans may not know how integral they both were….


Patriots: Pats leave fans with more questions than answers in 27-17 loss to the Colts

December 19, 2021

Photo: AJ Mast/AP With three games left in the regular season, do we know who this Patriots team is yet? With a somewhat jarring 27-17 loss in Indianapolis on Saturday night, New England not only had its seven-game winning streak snapped, but also lost a grasp on the No. 1 seed in the AFC. For the first time since October, the Patriots looked like a team with an inexperienced rookie…


Patriots: Colts matchup brings back old AFC East memories

December 14, 2021

Photo: Matthew J. Lee/Boston Globe This weekend’s Patriots-Colts game doesn’t just have huge playoff implications and it isn’t just the renewing of a rivalry. Saturday’s matchup is another historic clash in this feud that’s been going since the Colts were in Baltimore and the Patriots still had the word Boston in front of it. There is an entire generation of Patriots fans that probably don’t even know the Colts were…


Patriots: Breaking down bye week history under Bill Belichick

December 12, 2021

Photo: NBC Sports Boston Happy bye week everyone. While it’s always tough for Patriots fans to sit around and watch the rest of the league play instead of firing up those tailgates or hosting those Sunday get-togethers, it’s clear the break comes at a perfect time for the team. Damien Harris pulled up with what looked like a hamstring injury last Monday night and it’s nice that Mac gets a…


Patriots: Pats win fourth straight with 45-7 blowout over the Browns

November 14, 2021

FOXBOROUGH – On a day where there were military members sworn in on the field before the game and a flyover followed the national anthem, the Patriots made sure they put on a show for all those that fight for our freedom. New England scored 45 unanswered points and hammered the Browns 45-7 for the team’s fourth straight win. In the last two home games against the Jets and Browns,…


Patriots: Week 5 preview and prediction

October 9, 2021

Photo via: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Follow me on twitter @zcarey13 Patriots @ Texans: October 10th, 2021. 1 PM Line: Patriots -8, O/U: 39.5 The Patriots will be looking to bounce back from their nail-biting loss to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers this Sunday against the struggling Houston Texans. This is a big opportunity for the Patriots to get right, but there is a lot going on during game week…