Patriots Thursday Notes, Jets And Happy New Bye Edition

Well, not the worst way to ring in the New Year, right? A first-round bye, meaning an extra week for the Patriots to rest up while also advancing in the playoffs. Not too shabby. New England did what they needed to do, beating the flightless Jets to secure second place in the AFC. For a … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Jets And Happy New Bye Edition

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Patriots Thursday Notes, Bills And AFC East Champs Edition

Foxboro fans find themselves in the midst of truly happy holidays, as their Patriots have won their tenth AFC East championship in a row with a 24-12 home win over the Bills. New England has a chance to go 11-5 on the year by beating the Jets next Sunday at 1 p.m., which would also … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Bills And AFC East Champs Edition

Patriots Thursday Notes, Vikings Review

So, I guess the Patriots are a fourth-quarter team now. In both Sunday's 24-10 defeat of the Vikings and their 27-13 win over the Jets the previous week, New England found themselves tied in the third quarter, only to score two touchdowns while holding opponents scoreless the rest of the way. Once again, an imperfect-yet-satisfying … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Vikings Review

Patriots Thursday Notes, Packers Edition

It's not tennis. It's not golf. It's not darts, or bowling, or long-distance running. Football requires a full team. Perhaps the most positive outcome of New England's 31-17 besting of Green Bay came in the display of timely team contributions. The offense started with a more overwhelming pace than the opening of ┬íSabado Gigante! to … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Packers Edition