The Patriots have put themselves into a position where each game from here on out is pretty much a must-win. They still control their own fate in terms of the postseason, but a loss to Buffalo on Sunday afternoon could change all that.
There isn’t a lot of confidence in the Patriots out there right now, Vic Carucci in his weekly WEEI Big Show appearance yesterday was indicating that he thinks the Bills will win this one big, as it could be their statement game of the season under interim coach Perry Fewell.
As I’ve been doing lately, I’m cutting through the noise and bringing you the best of the lot from this morning’s papers/websites.
Harvard man fits in NFL – Bob Ryan has a piece on former Harvard QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will lead the Bills offense against the Patriots on Sunday.
Pats still trying to find way on road – Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi preview the Bills/Patriots game.
Pats recall an eerie trip to the eastern end of (Lake) Erie – Glen Farley has the Patriots remembering a crazy trip to Buffalo to end the season last year.
How Boston became my town – Celtics captain Paul Pierce, blogging on Boston.com talks about his desire to play his entire career with the Celtics and always be associated with them.
Signs should point to All-Star nod – Gary Washburn has an informative Celtics notebook covering a number of topics.
Forward steps for Big Baby – Scott Souza reports on the progress of Glen Davis’ return from his thumb injury.
Quickly a major player – Chad Finn’s media column today has a look at the first year of the MLB Network.
Game on! – In Bill Boyle’s media column, he has a look at NBC’s preparations for the Winter Classic at Fenway Park on New Years Day.
No Fear: Why Lackey Was Made For Boston – Alex Speier tells us why the Red Sox newest ace is tailor-made for them.
Lowell-to-Texas deal hits snag over possible thumb injury – Joe McDonald reports that this trade now may only have a 50-50 chance of getting done.
Also see the Worry Wart – Game 14 at Bills by Chris Warner.