Monday, January 14, 2013
The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens for the second consecutive season in the AFC Championship game next Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Winner advances to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.
On Saturday the galaxy aligned for the AFC Championship game to return to Foxborough for a second straight season after the Baltimore Ravens upset the Denver Broncos, 38-35 in double overtime of the AFC Divisional Round. All that stood between the Patriots and a return to the AFC Championship game was a Lone Star - the Houston Texans. On Sunday, that star burned out in Foxborough as the Patriots rolled past Houston, 41-28. Now, for the fifth time in team history, the AFC Championship game will be played in Foxborough. The Patriots are 4-0 all-time in AFC title games at home and 7-1 overall. "It’s good to be able to play in the AFC Championship Game next week," said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. "I’m really proud of our players; I …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
War Room, Moving the Chains, Patriot Reign and Tom Brady vs. the NFL are four books that will fill in the time when no games are being played.
If all the talk on sports radio and TV during the week isn't enough for you, these four sports books will fill any need you have more information about the New England Patriots. "Tom Brady Vs. The NFL" by Sean Glennon: The author makes a case for No. 12 being No. 1 all time. The book tracks Brady from his college experience at the University of Michigan to being a seventh round draft pick by New England up until he found stardom. The first part of the book is about the history of Brady's rise to all-pro status, followed by numbers match-up against other quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, John Elway, Johnny Unitas, Brady's boyhood idol, Joe Montana, Steve Young and Peyton Manning to name a few. Read and let the debate begin. Montana wins the …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Who do you think will take the victory in Saturday night's game at Gillette?
We ask Norwood Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what NORWOOD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. With an exciting finish in Denver on Sunday, Tim Tebow and the Broncos won the chance to continue their season and take on Tom Brady and the Patriots next weekend. A Saturday night game, in Foxborough, with two of the leagues most successful quarterbacks - this one is almost guaranteed to be a thriller. Who do you think will dominate in the Brady vs. Tebow match-up?
Monday, November 7, 2011
After Sunday's loss, are you concerned for the rest of the Patriots season?
We ask Norwood Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what NORWOOD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. After consecutive losses for the New England Patriots - the most recent being Sunday when the New York Giants managed to defeat the Pats in the final quarter at Gillette - the Pats record for the season stands at 5-3. Missed kicks, interceptions, and overall play that is inconsistent with what New England fans are used to, are you concerned for the Patriots season?
Friday, November 4, 2011
The New York Giants travel to Gillette as the Patriots host the team that derailed their hopes of a perfect season in Super Bowl XLII.
Media day at Gillette had a different feel to. It could have been for a number of reasons including the loss to the Steelers on Sunday, the return of the New York Giants or the reported incident allegedly involving Julian Edelman. One way or another, the Patriots put aside the loss to Pittsburgh and did their best to deflect the media avalanche that has resulted since the alleged incident involving Edelman. Bill Belichick took the podium to address the media. "On to the Giants, a real good Football team. Obviously defensively, very strong pass rush, good pass defense. Offensively, good quarterback, good receivers, good offensive line, good backs. They make plays in the kicking game, good returners, good coverage players, and you know Tom…
Sunday, October 16, 2011
The Patriots face off against the Dallas Cowboys today at 4:15pm.
The New England Patriots are set to take on the up-and-down Dallas Cowboys this afternoon. Despite their struggles, the Cowboys look to be a tough test for this Pats team, so here are things to look out for. Will the defense continue its positive momentum? The much-maligned Patriots defense looked much better against the Jets last week. The question is, though, was that actual improvement or a reflection on the quality of their opposition? The Jets, after all, were reeling. Their gameplan was ridiculously conservative, and they did start to have success when they went to the pass late. The Cowboys present a bigger challenge. Tony Romo is talented (if mistake-prone) and he has very good receivers in Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. If the Pats …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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Friday, September 2, 2011
The starters suited up for the final dress rehearsal of 2011 Thursday night at Gillette.
The New England Patriots, after being torn apart by the Detroit Lions last Saturday, hosted the New York Giants for the final preseason game of 2011. Headlines: Most of the starters played. Albert Haynesworth debuts, making a big tackle early in the first quarter. Shaun Ellis suited up as well. Ochocinco played and made a nice catch on a hitch route from Tom Brady. Quarter by Quarter: First Quarter: Ras-I Dowling the rookie cornerback, also played and made an early first impression when he made a key block on a fumble return from teammate Patrick Chung on the Giants first offensive series from scrimmage. Chung returned the ball to inside the 1 yard line to give Brady and the Patriots a first and goal just like that. The very next play, …
Friday, August 19, 2011
How do you think the newly-formed duo looked last night?
We ask Norwood Patch readers a different question every weekday at noon. Questions could range from local decisions made by officials, to state issues, to national politics and entertainment. Whatever it is, we want to know what NORWOOD thinks! To answer, use our comments section below. During the Patriots preseason bout against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last night, fans got their first chance to see quarterback Tom Brady take advantage of his new target - Chad Ochocinco. The former Bengal made his first reception - and first touchdown - in a Patriots uniform off a third and eight toss from Brady in the first quarter of the game. So now to you, Norwood football fans: What did you think of the Brady/Ochocinco team performance last night?
Tom Brady started the game and it was the Patriots in control from the get-go as they defeated Tampa Bay on their own field 31-14 Thursday night.
Tom Brady and several other Patriots' starters played the majority of the first half against Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Chad Ochocinco also caught his first pass and touchdown in a Patriots uniform. Here's a quarter by quarter breakdown. 1st Quarter On the first series of the game, Jerod Mayo and the Patriots forced Tampa to go 3 and out. On the first offensive series, Tom Brady completed his first pass of the preseason to Wes Welker. A couple plays later, Danny Woodhead busted through the Tampa Defense on a 28 yard run. Two plays after that, Brady fired a 17 yard touchdown pass to Aaron Hernandez. It capped a 5 play, 64 yard drive for the Pats, and it took them a mere 2 minutes and 8 seconds to score on the Bucaneers. The Patriots…