10 things to do now that the Patriots are done


10 things to do now that the Patriots are done

By Justin Aucoin

We know.

The Pats loss to the Jets still stings. Weve been icing ourselves down its hurt so much. No luck though.

And only the tiniest bit of satisfaction came from seeing New York lose in the AFC Championship game. But a Jets loss meant a Pittsburgh win and rooting for Roethlisberger makes us want to vomit.

It was a loselose.

Anyway, it's taken a week of mourning, but weve compiled ten ideas for what Patriots fans can do to pass the time until the new season starts. Let us know how you plan on spending your newly found free time.

10. Drink yourself silly.

If it worked to get you through that bad breakup in college, it can work for this.

9. Take up a fine crafty hobby. Like scrapbooking.

Ah, memories.

8. Spend time with your neglected significant other.

Wait You mean you just noticed theyve packed up and moved out? Bummer.

7. Pretend like the game never happened.

Hey, it worked after the Patriots-Giants Super Bowl right?

What do you mean you dont remember that game?
6. Count down the days till pitchers and catchers report.

Baseballs just around the corner. And nothing can help fans forget the pain of the Jets loss like Big Papi trade rumors when he starts the season cold again.

Yea we dont know what this is either

5. Read a book.

Any book. Pick one. Doesnt have to be Wuthering Heights or The Count of Monte Cristo. Here. Well pick one for you.

4. Make fun of Buffalo.

Nothing makes you feel better than realizing there are places and people that have it worse than you like Buffalo.

3. Enjoy the Great Outdoors

2. Boycott the Super Bowl. Watch the Puppy Bowl instead.

Too cute Cant stop watching

1. Jump on the Bruins and Celtics bandwagon

Bruins are second in the East; Celtics are first in the East.

Theyll take your minds off the Pats for a bit.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Wentz tosses 4 TDs, Eagles beat Redskins, 34-24


MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Wentz tosses 4 TDs, Eagles beat Redskins, 34-24

PHILADELPHIA - Carson Wentz tossed four touchdown passes, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame losing nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters in a 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

Wentz threw for 268 yards and ran for a career-best 63 after a shaky start to lead the NFL-best Eagles (6-1) to their fifth straight win. But the victory was costly because Peters was carted off the field with a knee injury in the third quarter.

Kirk Cousins had 303 yards passing and three TDs for the Redskins (3-3).

The Eagles went three-and-out three times in their first four drives and had only 57 total yards before Wentz hit Mack Hollins in stride with a perfect 64-yard TD pass to tie it at 10.

That got the offense rolling.

Wentz connected with Zach Ertz for 46 yards on the next series and found him again for a 4-yard TD pass to make it 17-10.

After getting the second-half kickoff, the Eagles drove 86 yards for another touchdown. Peters was injured during the series, and fans chanted his name while teammates surrounded the cart.

Wentz finished the drive off with a play that Peters would appreciate.

While being hit by two defenders and falling forward, Wentz lofted a 9-yard TD pass to Corey Clement.

Wentz fired a 10-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor to expand the lead to 31-17. Wentz kept that drive alive by escaping a sack and running 17 yards on third-and-8.

Cousins tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Chris Thompson to give the Redskins a 10-3 lead. He connected with Jordan Reed on a 5-yard TD to cut the deficit to 24-17 and threw a 12-yard pass to Reed to cap the scoring.

The Eagles were penalized on four straight plays to start their first possession before Wentz was intercepted by Quinton Dunbar on a deep pass to Torrey Smith on second-and-31.

Philadelphia swept Washington for the first time since 2013 and has a commanding lead in the NFC East. The Cowboys and Redskins are tied for second place.