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Patriots Close to Division Title

Posted by Ace Staff on December 22nd, 2009

The New England Patriots are closing in on their first goal of the 2009-2010 season. After earning their first true road victory against the Buffalo Bills while the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins fell to their respective opponents, the Pats find themselves just one win away from wrapping up the AFC East Division. Quarterback Tom Brady was relieved to finally prove successful away from his own stomping grounds, saying “It’s pretty embarrassing to not have a road win into the middle of December. That’s something that I think has been really bothering all of us. It was definitely good to get that (Sunday in Buffalo).” Sunday’s matchup certainly wasn’t the prettiest of contests, but it showcased the Patriots as a team that can in fact close out games in the fourth quarter. Brady and Wes Welker connected on a crucial third down play with two minutes left to finally put the game to rest. Randy Moss was able to find a rhythm following his dismal performance against the Carolina Panthers last week. Laurence Maroney has also been improving week by week through the most important stretch of the year. “In the running game, being a downhill runner, when you make your read, you make your cut you go with it,” said Brady. “You run with explosion through the hole. And Laurence certainly has been doing a better job of that, as evidenced by the number of carries that he had and the amount of yards he’s gaining. He has done a good job these last few weeks and I think that was something we definitely needed. That is a big part of controlling the game also.” New England is scheduled to meet up with the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday at Gillette. Their last game of the season will take place at Reliant Stadium against the Houston Texans January 3rd. New England Patriots tickets are now available right here at AceTicket.com!

Pats Fall Again on the Road

Posted by Ace Staff on December 7th, 2009

Following the disappointing 22-21 loss against the Miami Dolphins yesterday at Land Shark Stadium, Patriots QB Tom Brady didn’t wish to draw attention to any injuries. When asked how his finger problem was affecting his grip he said “A lot of guys are banged up at this time of year. You have to get the job done if you’re out there on the field and play great. At times we did that. Other times we didn’t.” He continued saying “It’s late in the year, it’s a physical game, you still have to go out and get the job done. I needed to come in and get some stuff taken care of; I’m not going to tell you guys.” Brady produced solid week 13 numbers, completing 19 passes for 352 yards and two touchdowns. Despite his efforts Miami found ways to snatch two INT’s. The crucial pick came with 10 minutes remaining on first down when the Pats were up two and in the redzone. Brady looked to WR Randy Moss but rookie Vontae Davis stepped in front to give Miami the extra opportunity from there. With 1:02 left in the game, Dan Carpenter sent a 41 yard kick through the uprights for the Dolphins to claim victory. New England is now just one game ahead of the New York Jets in the AFC East Division standings. Their only W away was in London’s neutral site against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Bill Belichick kept it simple to the press Sunday afternoon, saying “I have to coach better. We have to play better, just do a better job.”  The Pats will try to regain their confidence next Sunday when they play host to the Carolina Panthers. New England Patriots tickets are now available!

Patriots Fall to 11-0 Saints

Posted by Ace Staff on December 1st, 2009

The New Orleans Saints controlled the second quarter with 21 points, eventually defeating the AFC East leading New England Patriots 38-27 Monday night at the Superdome. Drew Brees took advantage of the Pats young secondary, throwing for five TD’s and 371 yards from 18 total completions. New Orleans franchise QB was certainly excited to win over Bill Belichick and the historically dominant New England organization, saying “It only counts for one win on the stat sheet, but emotionally, those types of wins can mean a little more. Anytime you can win, and win that way, it builds confidence for you.” The Patriots in their last three contests have suffered two losses to the two remaining undefeated teams this season. Many believed the Patriots outplayed the Colts at Indy two weeks ago despite walking away without a victory. It was clear who the better team was yesterday by the start of the fourth quarter when fans were yelling “Who dat say they gonna beat them Saints?” “There’s obviously a big gap between us. It wasn’t nearly as competitive as we all were expecting,” said QB Tom Brady. “There’s a reason why they are 11-0. They played really well and we didn’t play up to their level.” New England will now move on to prepare for their next game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, December 6th at Land Shark Stadium. The Pats are currently in good shape to claim a playoff spot, but it looks as though they’ll have to take their campaign on the road come January. New England Patriots tickets are now available!

Patriots Look to Spoil Perfection

Posted by Ace Staff on November 25th, 2009

The New England Patriots find themselves atop the AFC East Division by two games heading into their toughest matchup of the year against the 10-0 New Orleans Saints. While New England stays undefeated at home following a big win against the New York Jets Sunday night, they hold a 1-4 record on the road. The only W they’ve claimed away dates back to October 25th in London, with the proclaimed home advantage going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Quarterback Tom Brady believes a victory on Monday would be the perfect start to the last few weeks of their 2009 regular season campaign. “We need a big win on the road,” he said. “We’ve had three opportunities and we’ve lost all three. This would be a great one to get.” The Saints are coasting through the NFC South by five games and coming off a strong 38-7 dominating performence over the Bucs. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said in a press conference this week that this year’s New Orleans Saints team reminds him of Kurt Warner and the 2001 St Louis Rams. “I can’t think of too many teams, I can’t think of any really, that are any more explosive than this team is,” said Belichick. “I’ve talked about the Rams, I’ve talked about the Chargers in the early ’80s, but these guys can run with anybody.” He then added that the Saints are “as good a team as there is in the National Football League this year, so it will be a great test for us to kind of see where we’re at.” Monday night’s showdown is set for 8:30 PM. New England Patriots tickets are now available!

NFL Changes Pats Dolphins Start Time

Posted by Ace Staff on November 24th, 2009

The National Football League has announced plans to alter the start time of the New England Patriots Miami Dolphins showdown at Land Shark Stadium on December 6th, moving the contest up from its original 8:20 PM slot to 1:00 PM ET.  The Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals will then take over the prime time position Sunday night. The Vikings (NFC North) and Cardinals (NFC West) both sit atop their respective divisions. The switch was created for the NFL to exercise its flexible scheduling with the purpose of “ensuring quality matchups in all NFL Sunday time slots.” The policy can be activated for each Sunday following Week 11 if necessary. The Pats Dolphins game could very well wrap up the AFC East for New England. They are currently looking ahead to their tough Week 12 contest against the New Orleans Saints Monday, November 30th. Miami trails the Patriots in the Division by two going into their next game vs the 3-7 Buffalo Bills.   New England Patriots tickets are now available!

Pats D Rattles Turbulent Sanchez

Posted by Ace Staff on November 23rd, 2009

Mark Sanchez tossed three of his four interceptions into the hands of Leigh Bodden as the New England Patriots cruised by the New York Jets 31-14 yesterday afternoon in Foxborough, MA. Tom Brady completed 28 passes for 310 yards and a touchdown. Wes Welker, who was sidelined during the Pats Week 2 loss against the Jets, dominated the secondary this time around with 15 receptions for 192 yards. Welker has caught more than 80 passes in just eight games played. “We play those guys straight up but their one-two punch got the best of us,” said Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. “On one play, Welker did a triple move that was crazy, man. He’s great.”  The defense especially proved themselves unaffected by last week’s disappointing finish at Indianapolis. After New England put the majority of their points up on the Jets in the first half, the D remained consistent and pressured rookie Sanchez to keep handing the ball over.  “We felt like we had something definitely to prove after last week,” said Brandon Meriweather. “We felt like somebody had to step up.” The Patriots moved New York to third place in the AFC East standings behind the Miami Dolphins. Following their big win over the Carolina Panthers, the Dolphins are now 5-5 and two games behind New England. The Pats have their toughest challenge of the year ahead on Monday, November 30th against the 10-0 New Orleans Saints. New England Patriots tickets are now available!

Pats Shift Focus to Jets

Posted by Ace Staff on November 19th, 2009

Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots have moved on from the 4th and 2 controversy despite the media’s unwillingness to let it go. Brady when asked again about last Sunday finally set the record straight with the press. “You still want to talk about the Colts?” he asked one reporter. “We want to talk about the Jets. We learned a lot from the Jets when we lost, we learned a lot from Denver, and we’re going to learn a lot from this Colts game. We have seven games left and this is the biggest one of the year.” The New York Jets are two games behind New England in the AFC East standings heading into their Week 11 matchup. The Patriots understand that the Division is most important during the home stretch of the regular season. Now more than halfway through the year, New England must put all their attention on fending off the Jets and Miami Dolphins. Veteran Junior Seau emphasized the mentality and short-term memory players are required to bring to the field each week. “You can’t rehearse it,” he said. “One thing we’re going to preach here and now is that what’s in the past is in the past. We have challenges every day. Today’s challenge is basically to be the best team we can be today to get ready for the game.” New England Patriots tickets can be located right here with us at AceTicket.com!

Colts Steal Win over Patriots

Posted by Ace Staff on November 16th, 2009

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decided to keep the offensive unit out there in a fourth and two situation from their own 28 yard line with just over two minutes remaining. The call resulted in a short pass to Kevin Faulk that fell six inches short from the first down marker. From there Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts took over in just four plays, scoring the final touchdown with 11 seconds left to win 35-34 last night at Lucas Oil Stadium. The well experienced and poised Manning felt the game shift his way after setting up eight yards away from the red zone with three timeouts and a world of time to work with. “When you see them going for it on fourth down, you get a little nervous, but our defense blitzed them, pressured them and got the stop,” said Manning. “It certainly changed our philosophy. In practice, we’re going 60 or 70 yards. So we figure we’re going to have to go five, six, seven plays. In the huddle, I said, ‘Obviously, we need a touchdown, but let’s not be in a hurry.’” The Patriots gathered a number of positive moments despite falling inches short from clinching in the end. Tom Brady threw for 375 yards and three touchdowns from 29 completions, nine of which found Randy Moss for 179 yards. New England definitely developed a better mentality after posting 34 points against a tough Indianapolis defense. Yesterday’s contest may very well be a preview of the 2009 AFC Championship game. The Pats are now set to face the 4-5 New York Jets on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. New England Patriots tickets are now available!

Patriots Colts Preview

Posted by Ace Staff on November 11th, 2009

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will be set to host another classic Brady vs. Manning showdown this Sunday, November 15th at 8:20 PM. The game is one that could possibly set the tone for the 2009 AFC championship game. Both teams are leading their respective divisions and always look forward to sizing up against one another. This week’s NFL power rankings list the Colts at number two with the Patriots right behind in fourth. Against Indianapolis Brady is 5-2 during the regular season and 2-1 in the playoffs. With Matt Cassel taking the snaps last season New England fell to the Colts 18-15. Five of the last six Pats-Colts contests have been decided by a touchdown or less. Over the years the two future hall of fame quarterbacks have certainly developed a great amount of respect for each other. Brady emphasized that it’s important for his squad to bring everything to the table when facing Peyton and the Colts. “He’s just a great player,” said Brady. “He’s done it consistently for a long time. He’s never missed a game, which is pretty unbelievable. In order to beat these guys, you’ve got to play a great game. Every time we’ve beaten them, we’ve had to play great.” The best deals for New England Patriots tickets are located right here with us at Ace!

Patriots Defeat Dolphins in Foxboro

Posted by Ace Staff on November 9th, 2009

Tom Brady and Randy Moss connected for a crucial touchdown pass in the third quarter as the Patriots defense contained the Miami Dolphins to 17 total points yesterday at Gillette Stadium. New England racked up a score of 27, posting at least three points per quarter. The Brady/Moss connection immediately followed a Dolphins touchdown, when Joey Haynos received a short pass from Ronnie Brown. That’s like getting stabbed in the heart right there,” said Patriots guard Logan Mankins. “You grind it out for like 10 minutes and finally score, and then in like a minute and a half we come right back.” LB Joey Porter certainly gave New England some motivation with his comments earlier this week, basically listing the Patriots organization as the NFL’s favored cheaters. After the game Brady responded to his trash talk with nothing but class and respect, saying “he’s a great player, he’s been a great player for a long time, but it’s always great when you come out of the game and you understand that you kept one of their best players from [having] an impact on the game. We have to see him again in four weeks, so I’m sure he’ll be juiced up for that game. Hopefully we can go out there and perform the same way.” The Pats have a tough string of games ahead for the next three weeks. For week 10 and 12 they will match up against the undefeated Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints. On November 22nd they’re scheduled to meet up with their division rival New York Jets at home. New England Patriots tickets are available now!