Patriots Thursday Observations, Broncos Review

We'll get to New England's 41-16 dismantling of Denver in a minute, but first, a quick story. When the Red Sox were making their way to the 2013 World Series, I watched a reporter asked a fan in his early 20s what he was thinking when the Sox were behind. The young man never had … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Broncos Review

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Patriots Thursday Observations, Chargers Review

Say what you will about the aesthetics, this New England team has resilience. In a slugfest that looked about as pretty as a post-fight portrait from Raging Bull, the Patriots once again got notable contributions from offense, defense, and special teams to hold on for a 21-13 win on Sunday. New England heads into their bye … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Chargers Review

Patriots Thursday Observations, Falcons Review

Well, I called that one. (Note: I did not.) I knew for weeks that the Patriots would beat the Falcons 23-7, while holding the visitors scoreless until just over four minutes remained in the contest (untrue). I also predicted that, for the first time in 2017, they would hold an opposing quarterback to under 300 … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Falcons Review

Patriots Thursday Observations, Texans Review

With three minutes left in the fourth quarter, few people watching this game would have predicted that the Texans would be the ones trying the Hail Mary pass. Despite getting slammed more often than a testy teenager's bedroom door, quarterback Tom Brady managed to throw a game-winning touchdown pass to receiver Brandin Cooks with 23 … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Texans Review