Archive for December, 2011

Pregame Post: Pats Go Ice Fishing

As the season enters a new phase, the Patriots enter the final stretch starting off with the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins, 5-9, enter this game with the hopes of messing up the Patriots #1 seed hopes while the Patriots just need to win the next few games to keep the seed.

The Dolphins are lead by journey man Matt Moore and running back Reggie Bush who combined have put up decent numbers. Don’t let their record fool you though, this Dolphins team is vastly improved since Chad Henne was starting quarterback.

Game Info:

  • 1:00 ETS on CBS
  • Played at New England

Injuries and Inactives:

  • Ryan Mallett
  • Patrick Chung
  • Shane Vereen
  • Brandon Spikes
  • Matt Lightn
  • Sebastian Vollmer
  • Ron Brace

Key Matchups:

  • Reggie Bush vs Pats LBs
  • Welker vs Dolphins Corners (not named Benny Sapp)

Questions:

  • Will Reggie Bush have a 100 yard day?
  • Does Brady torch the Dolphin secondary again?

Predictions:

  • The Patriots defense shuts out Miami in the first half. The bulk of their offense comes in the second half
  • Patriots 34, Dolphins 21
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Pats go Tebow-ing

It’s that time of year again, Christmas time! This year the Patriots are traveling to Tim Tebow and his Broncos at Mile High. Denver is currently 8-5 looking in at the playoffs while our Pats are sitting comfortably at 10-3.

Game Info:

  • On CBS at 4:15 ETS
  • Played at Invesco Field at Mile High in Denver

Pats Injuries and Inactives:

  • Ryan Mallett
  • Patrick Chung
  • Shane Vereen
  • Brandon Spikes
  • Nick McDonald
  • Sebastian Vollmer
  • Deion Branch

Key Matchups:

  • Willis McGahee vs Pats Linebackers
  • Von Miller vs Pats OLine
  • Eric Decker vs Pats Secondary
  • Welker & Gronk vs Denver D

Questions:

  • Will Tebow burn the Patriots 32rd ranked defense?
  • Does Tebow run all over the Pats? How bout throw all over the seconday?
  • Will Von Miller sack Brady?
  • Does Brady have 300+ yards today?

Predictions:

  • There is no Tebow Miracle today
  • Patriots  27, Denver 21
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