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Rough night vs. Rams pretty much seals Patriots’ fate

Thud. That's the sound of the New England Patriots playoff hopes crashing to the ground on Thursday night. It pretty much looks over. The Patriots certainly didn't look like a playoff team during their 24-3 drubbing at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. And it's likely they ...

Will Belichick be the teacher and McVay the student again?

It's a great coaching matchup. Yes, Bill Belichick is the defensive whiz, and the Los Angeles Rams' Sean McVay is known as an offensive whiz. But L.A.'s offense hasn't been quite right this season, as the team's strength is its defense led by Aaron Donald. Remember the Super Bowl two years ...

It seemed like old times for these Patriots and their fans

Let the good times roll. Oh, this was a stunner. Not so much because the New England Patriots won on Sunday, but how they won. Convincingly. Now perhaps nearly three months ago you wouldn't have been surprised. Our image of the Patriots as a playoff contender was still there, as they were ...

Patriot-Chargers two years later a totally different game

Yes, it was just two years ago, a tough Los Angeles Charger team with an up and coming coach in Anthony Lynn, and veteran quarterback named Philip Rivers who had a heckuva season. They seemed primed to pull off an upset in the AFC Divisional Round in Foxborough. Of course, that didn't happen, ...

Kudos to the BOE

‘Tis the season, so let’s take a few tids and bits off the shelves for your Christmas shopping or browsing: First, we criticized them a couple of weeks ago, but we should give credit where credit is due to the Nashua Board of Education for approving Nashua athletic director Lisa ...

Time Travel for Dec. 5-11

DEC. 5, 1960: “Behind the 34-point effort of Jim Nute, the Hudson AA successfully opened its season yesterday by downing Hampton,92-75, at the Dr. H.O Smith gym in Hudson. “Ed Janauskas contributed 20 points to the cause as the winners jumped to a 20-13 first-period advantage and ...