Eric Lamar Nielsen

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Bill Belichick on Broncos losing: 'I don't care about anyone else'

Bill Belichick's press conferences are just amazing.<p>For sarcastic, rapidly-aging grumpsters (we call ourselves "old souls"), there's nothing more …

Sparking Another Patriots Comeback: Anatomy of an Onside Kick

While the brains of the New England Patriots players may have been telling them it was over, their hearts never believed it.<p>The eyes of NFL fans around the country couldn't believe what they saw either.<p>Stephen Gostkowski dribbling an onside kick slowly down the field. Kyle Arrington scooping up the …

Has Stevan Ridley Worn out His Welcome in New England?

In Stevan Ridley, the New England Patriots have one of the NFL’s most gifted running backs.<p>He plays with violence, explosiveness and elusiveness. He makes decisive cuts, grinds out tough yards in traffic and finds open space remarkably well.<p>He also fumbles.<p>All running backs fumble from time to …

Patriots critics eat crow for Thanksgiving

You are losing 24-0 to <b>Peyton Manning</b> the Broncos and <b>Wes Welker</b>.<p>You've given up three turnovers that resulted in 17 points.<p>Your defense gave up a …

The 2013 NFL Circle of Parity Is Complete

Through 12 weeks of the 2013 NFL season, the circle of parity is complete. After the Patriots' win over the Broncos on Sunday night, Reddit user Lvl9LightSpell was able to complete this graphic with every team beating the team to its right (clockwise).<p>The NFL is truly an "Any given Sunday" type of …

15 Movies You Need To See Before The End Of The Year

November and December will be two of the busiest months of the year with big releases out every weekend and the return of Jennifer Lawrence in two anticipated films.<p>From epics in space and sea to historical adaptations and buzzed-about sequels and comedies there's a little bit of something for …

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New England Patriots: Team Will Have One of League's Better Offenses

The New England Patriots lost a large portion of their offensive production over the course of this offseason and the team dealt with questions of how they would replace Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Aaron Hernandez and Danny Woodhead.<p>That was only compounded by the status of oft-injured tight end Rob …

Patriots vs. Lions: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

Offensive fireworks should be abundant when the New England Patriots travel to face the Detroit Lions in Week 3 of the NFL's preseason.<p>Both teams will likely play their starters through at least the first half, if not through the third quarter. With Tom Brady on one side and Matthew Stafford on the …

Patriots vs Lions: Full Breakdown & Analysis for Preseason Week 3

After erasing question marks that arose following his knee injury scare with a surgically precise performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 of the preseason, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will have his sights set on continuing to develop a chemistry with his new …

Stock Up, Stock Down from NFL Preseason Week 2

Though the outcomes of these preseason games are meaningless in terms of wins and losses, value is most certainly derived from the various glimpses at the new season.<p>Players who shine in August can demonstrate the value of a productive offseason. They can also provide insight into team chemistry, …

New York Giants 2013 Schedule: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

The New York Giants have suffered a second-half slide under head coach Tom Coughlin, finishing at or below .500 in seven of his 10 years at the helm of the team.<p>Moreover, the Giants have had just one playoff berth in their last four seasons, a statistics that, at the start of training camp, general …

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Colts Quarterback Chandler Harnish Hits Pam Oliver in the Head with a Pass

Indianapolis Colts backup quarterback Chandler Harnish hits Fox sideline reporter Pam Oliver in the head with a pass during pregame warm-ups.<p><b>UPDATE -- Sunday, September 1:</b> Oliver told the New York Daily News she suffered a concussion and had to spend five days in a dark room after the …

Analyzing the New England Patriots' Most Glaring Weaknesses Entering This Season

Through two preseason games, the New England Patriots have shown a lot of positive signs, coming away victorious in both outings. Things are still far from perfect for the Pats, however, and Bill Belichick's squad still has some weaknesses as the regular season approaches.<p>It certainly hasn't been …

New England Patriots 2013 Schedule: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

The New England Patriots are gearing up for a tough 2013 schedule with a slate featuring four of last season's AFC playoff teams as well as the top-seeded Falcons from the NFC. While the AFC East got even weaker this past weekend, with both Miami and Buffalo experiencing key injuries, the …

NFL Power Rankings 2013: Where Each Team Stands Heading into Week 3 of Preseason

The 2013 NFL season is nearly here, with Week 3 of the preseason on the horizon and ready to herald in yet another exciting weekend of football.<p>Although the preseason isn’t useful in determining how the regular season will shake out, some stock has to be put in the performances of key players.<p>After …

New England Patriots' Most and Least Impressive 2nd Preseason Performances

As training camp ends and teams begin to construct their 53-man rosters, the potential contributors start to separate themselves. Players have about a month's worth of practices under their belts, dating back to spring, providing a fairly solid sample size of their abilities.<p>The New England …

Tim Tebow Is Playing His Way out of a Roster Spot with New England Patriots

It has become impossible to defend Tim Tebow.<p>There was a time when the light bulb came on for New England Patriots fans everywhere. Tebow actually made a bit of sense in New England.<p>After all, he was reuniting with Josh McDaniels. He could learn from Tom Brady. Tebow would even rank among the best …

Rob Gronkowski's Extended Recovery Won't Doom Patriots' Offense in 2013

It doesn't look like Rob Gronkowski will be ready to play for the New England Patriots in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills, but there is absolutely no cause for alarm—both for him and for the team's offense.<p>Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Monday that his sources tell him it's "not realistic" to …

Why the Patriots Wide Receiving Corps Could Be Boom or Bust

Experience and dependability vs. youth and potential.<p>That's the trade-off the New England Patriots made when they moved on from Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Deion Branch and moved forward with Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce, Kenbrell Thompkins, Julian Edelman, Kamar Aiken and a host of …