Thursday, January 17, 2013
The New England Patriots know it will take their best effort Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC Championship and advance to the franchise's eighth Super Bowl.
On Sunday, the two best teams in the AFC will go head-to-head in Foxborough with a trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on the line … and that’s the way it should be. “It’s a game day battle out there,” New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens. “They’ve got a good team, we’ve got a good team, and those games have come down to the wire.” For the second straight season, the AFC title game will feature the Patriots and Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Like many of the meetings between these two teams over the past decade, last January’s conference championship game came down to just a few plays in a 23-20 Patriots victory. “We know it will be a big challenge for us this …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Your group of local patch editors weighs in on the standout sports moments of the year.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is part of a special "end-of-the-year" series in which local editors from your nearby Patch towns highlight their favorites in various topics. Jonathan Friedman - Editor, Attleboro-Seekonk Patch From my earliest days through college, I was a competitive swimmer. I was never good enough to be an Olympian, but I have a tremendous respect for those who are. And every four years, it is exciting to see swimming in the spotlight. Special kudos go to Michael Phelps, who looked like he had lost his magic when he didn't even win a medal in his first individual event, the 400 IM (first time since 2000 that had happened), but then regained it later in the week with spectacular wins in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly, while…
Monday, September 24, 2012
The New England Patriots fall to 1-2 for the first time since 2001, snapping an NFL record of 143 consecutive games played without a losing record.
For the second time in nine months, a field goal attempt decided the game's outcome between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. It just didn't go the Patriots way Sunday night in Baltimore. Trailing 30-28 in the closing seconds Sunday night, the Ravens sent rookie kicker Justin Tucker onto the field with a chance to win it from 27 yards out. After the Patriots attempted to ice Tucker with a timeout, the rookie out of Texas kicked the ball over the right upright to give Baltimore a 31-30 victory at home. The loss snaps the Patriots' NFL record of 143 consecutive games played without a losing record. At 1-2, New England finds itself below .500 for the first time since 2003. The Patriots travel to Buffalo in Week 4 to face the …