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Three Things to Watch This Week - Week 8

The 6 - 0 New England Patriots play Ryan Tannehill and the 3 - 3 Miami Dolphins at Gillette on Thursday October 29th at 8:25 PM.

(That's two weeks in a row playing teams lead by Ryans.  That's got to be some kind of record, right?  I'll contact the folks over at Elias Sports Bureau.)

Good Week 7 win over a surprisingly not at all terrible Jets team.  They might be for real this year.

Game balls to Danny Amendola and Dont'a Hightower.  Those guys were all over the place.

Robert Gronkowski: Difficult to Tackle
Lewis Power Rankings:

1) and Clark

2) Huey

3) Dion

4) Reggie

5) Mo


Here's three things I'll be watching for on Thursday night:

1) Dolphins D-Line - Their biggest strength will be going up against our biggest weakness.  Level of concern: moderate to high.  Spooktacular.

2) Dropped Balls - So many dropped balls last week.  It was worse than a locker room full of old guys.

3) Running Backs - Will the Patriots run the ball at all this week?  Magic 8 Ball says &q…

Three Things to Watch This Week - Week 7

The 5 - 0 New England Patriots play Ryan Fitzpatrick and the 4 -1 New York Jets (Really?  Is that right?  That can't be right.) at Gillette on Sunday October 25th at 1:00 PM.
I love this picture.
I do not love this picture.
I was hoping for a blowout last week.  But somehow, what happened was even better.  The Colts gave us one of the most memorable plays in years last week.  Of course I'm talking about the Swinging Gate Fake Punt play.  (Also... Who calls a fake punt in their own end in the fourth quarter when they're behind?)
How does it compare to the infamous Butt Fumble play?
Butt Fumble vs Swinging Gate Fake Punt*



















HilariousYesAbsolutelyPlay called by coachMaybe (but probably not)DefinitelyShould somebody be firedEh, not reallyProbablyProminently featured buttsYesNo
*shoutout to LA Mike for facilitating this conversation.  That's why I call him The Facilitator.

Here's three things I'll be watching closely on Sunday:
1) Offensive Line - More injuries last week?…

Three Things to Watch This Week - Week 6

The 4 - 0 New England Patriots travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on Andrew Luck (?) and the 3 - 2 Indianapolis Colts on Sunday October 18th at 8:30 PM.

(The game starts at 8:30?!  Oh man... I'm going to be tired Monday morning.)

I love this picture.
Max Power Rankings:

1) Max Power

2) Mad Max

3) Max Bialystock

4) IMAX

5) Max von Sydow

...

11,997) Max and Ruby


Here's three things I'll be watching closely on Sunday:

1) Left Tackle - Nate Solder is done for the year.  I find him average at best, but it's never good when one your starters go down.

2) Corners - It's Malcolm Butler and... Some other guys?  I don't even know anymore.  I'm afraid of facing a team with multiple good receivers.

3) Julian Edelman (again) - I just wanted an excuse to post this gif of Edelman breaking ankles.


With Hoomanawanui gone, who will we affectionately deride around these parts for their modest productivity?

I nominate 6' 6", 304 lbs(!) Tight End Michael Williams.  Willi…

Three Things to Watch This Week - Week 5

The 3 - 0 New England Patriots travel to AT&T Stadium to take on Tony Romo Brandon Weeden and the 2 - 2 Dallas Cowboys Sunday October 11th at 4:25 PM.

I love this picture.

Season Power Rankings:

1) Spring

2) Fall

3) Summer

4) ...

5) Winter


Here's three things I liked so far this season (we're down to three things this year... inflation and whatnot...):

1) Aaron Dobson is off to a semi-decent start.  (Yes!  Really!  Seven catches against Buffalo!  That's more passes than he caught in all of 2014.)

2) Dion Lewis is your rushing leader through the first three games.  Lewis has been nothing short of a revelation at RB.  Please hold on to the ball.

3) Julian Edelman has been on fire to start the season.  The Patriots are now 2 - 0 when I wear the Edelman t-shirt.


Did Michael Hoomanawanui have a catch last week?

No, silly.  He got traded to New Orleans.


My prediction: Pats 34, Cowboys 21

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This week we have Fake Matt Patricia filling for Fake Bill Belichick.

Hello Carbon B…