Patriots Thursday Observations, Jets Review

In last week's column, I said that this game against the Jets would help clarify what kind of Patriots team we had, here. However, after New England played juuust well enough to outlast New York, I'm still not so sure. While many will point to the overturned touchdown by tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins as the major … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Jets Review

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Patriots Thursday Observations, Buccaneers Review

The 2017 Patriots have sent their fans' emotions into more ups and downs than a bad soap opera actor. After a last-second loss to Carolina two weeks ago that had the locals keening, last Thursday's 19-14 win at Tampa Bay got everyone cheering again. Now at 3-2, New England sits atop the AFC East Division … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Buccaneers 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

Patriots Thursday Observations, Chiefs Review

Well, that, my friends, is how you shut the door on 2016. No more amazing comebacks fueled by consistent offense or timely defensive plays. No helpful, questionable offensive play calls from opposing coaches. Nope. Just a good, old-fashioned keister-whomp, a 42-27 drubbing courtesy of Kansas City. The lopsided loss evoked memories of past nemeses (Dan … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Chiefs Review

Patriots Thursday Observations, Giants And Roster Review

If you'll remember the final preseason game vs. the Giants that may or may not have taken place about seven weeks ago, you'll recall fondly the commanding presence of quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who opened the night's scoring with with a nine-yard dart pulled in by Cody Hollister in the end zone. Brissett kept the Pats … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Giants And Roster Review