December 26, 2007


Patriots' historic game to be available to all of America (AP, 12/26/07)

The New England Patriots' shot at history Saturday night will be available to every television viewer in the country after months of wrangling.

Their game against the New York Giants, in which the Patriots could become the first NFL team to go 16-0 in the regular season, was originally scheduled to be shown only on the NFL Network. Fewer than 40 percent of the nation's homes with TVs receive the channel.

The league announced Wednesday that the NFL Network feed will be simulcast on NBC and CBS.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 26, 2007 6:40 PM

Well, the Pats played three meaningful games this season. Cowboys, Colts, and Steelers, racking up huge margins otherwise while playing in the worst division in NFL history.

And this weekend the Giants will be playing the third string.

The beautiful thing is Giants' season-ticket holders are dumping their seats to this meaningless game on the "wicked retahded" New Englanders at exorbidant prices.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at December 26, 2007 7:22 PM

I'd rather watch a soccer game that ends in a 0-0 tie.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 26, 2007 8:44 PM

The Pats will finish the season having easioly dominated all the other Super Bowl contenders other than Jacksonville--who could beat them--and Green Bay--who's dreadful.

Posted by: oj at December 27, 2007 8:15 AM

Chargers will take them down in playoffs.

Posted by: h-man at December 27, 2007 9:01 AM

I'm thinking the real exciting game will be the Pats-Colts in the AFC championship, just like last year.

Posted by: Mike Morley at December 27, 2007 9:23 AM

The big missed story of the Patriots is that Richard Seymour seems to have finally come back to full speed from his knee injury in the last couple of weeks. The underrated Wilfork plus a healthy Seymour covers for the Pat's aged linebacking corps and closes the key gap in their defense.

Barring injury, or an otherworld performance by Peyton Manning or Jacksonville's D-line, all that's left is the coronation.

Posted by: Mike Earl at December 27, 2007 10:46 AM

The Jags are the only serious comp.

Posted by: oj at December 27, 2007 1:16 PM

Jim: That's great. Now do the Celtics. Feel free to compare them unfavorably to either the Knicks or the Bulls.

Posted by: Ibid at December 27, 2007 6:27 PM