Patriots Thursday Notes, Kansas City Coronary Edition

After over three hours of feeling my heart tumbling around in my chest like a UCLA gymnast, the Patriots put an end to the tension with a Rex Burkhead touchdown in overtime, sending Arrowhead Stadium fans home to contemplate the end of their season and whether or not they should continuing embracing the tomahawk chop … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Kansas City Coronary Edition

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Patriots Thursday Notes, Chargers Review

Wow. You're welcome, dear readers. A blowout, not nearly as close at the 41-28 final score indicates. Just like I called it last week: This has to turn into a nail-biter, right? Like, a 2014 Baltimore playoff, losing-feeling-in-my-fingers, stomach-on-spin-cycle type game ... (I predict) a late Chargers field goal attempt to tie it gets blown … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Chargers Review

Patriots Thursday Notes, Pre-Division Edition

I'm going to pick games for the upcoming divisional round this weekend. As I said to my wife on our honeymoon, based on my past performance, this will not be pretty. (All times in Eastern.) Colts at Chiefs (-5.5). Saturday, 4:35, NBC Colts looked sharp last week. They bring enough on defense to limit KC on a few drives; … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Pre-Division 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 ¡Sabado Gigante! to … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Packers Edition