Patriots-Seahawks preview

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Patriots-Seahawks preview

Normally, an out-of-conference matchup can be taken with a grain of salt. Division games are vital. Conference games are next on the list. Then comes the four out-of-conference games. But with the Patriots already having lost their first non-conference game this year, New England doesn't want to drop another and sag back to .500 in Seattle.

And Sunday's game promises to be fascinating as the best offense in the NFL goes up against one of the best defenses. The Patriots are tops in the NFL in scoring, putting up 33 points per game; the Seahawks are second in the NFL in points allowed (14 points per game). Something has to give and if you're from around here, you hope it's not Stevan Ridley who has besmirched his tremendous production with three fumbles this season. Ridley's role Sunday, how the Patriots attack the Seattle defense, whether or not Aaron Hernandez returns and how well a Patriots defense works against a pop-gun offense are all key subplots to this one.

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady’s annual attempt at making the collective testicles of New England draw up into its stomach has succeeded.

Brady posted on Instagram and Facebook a video (see below) of him skiing somewhere that we aren’t. He approaches a decent-sized jump, hits it, appears to stick the landing, blurts, “Whoa…” and then the camera shows an empty ski and a lifeless body. 

Actually, no lifeless body. Watched it a second time. No lifeless body.

Brady has graduated from sliding down waterslides and cliff-diving to this latest offseason effort to make sure everyone still cares about his safety.  

They do.

Next season, Russian Roulette.

If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time! Trust me!!!

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Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Rumor has it there are NFL teams willing to send a 'blockbuster trade' to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Giardi describes what he thinks would be a blockbuster trade for Jimmy G.