during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Eight X-factors for NFL’s conference championship games

The next two games of the 2015 NFL season will determine who plays for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. The Denver Broncos host the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Saturday, while the Arizona Cardinals travel to face the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Here is a look […]

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We Are On to the AFC Championship

And so the story goes, ladies and gentleman, another Brady vs. Manning matchup…. I had a feeling this is how the story would play out, once the Broncos decided on Manning as the starter for the playoffs. Oddly enough, they did not have faith in the guy that actually got them to the playoffs, but […]

during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Which NFL team has the best chance of winning Super Bowl 50?

Only four NFL teams still can entertain hopes of winning Super Bowl 50. The Patriots visit the Broncos in Sunday’s AFC championship game and the Cardinals visit the Panthers in the NFC championship game. It’s the first time since 2004 that the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in each conference are playing on conference […]

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UNDEFEATED PATRIOTS!

While the regular season record did not show an undefeated season the spirit of this team, coaches and management absolutely did. Their refusal to give in, give up or quit in the midst of the maelström of accusations, injustice, injuries and to be blunt outright lies (Yes, I mean you Goodell with your Deflategate witch hunt). […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots dives for the endzone in the second quarter against Husain Abdullah #39 and Tyvon Branch #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tom Brady, Julian Edelman tweak each other on Facebook

Well, this is a different way to review game film. Tom Brady posted on Facebook a picture of the end of his 10-yard run to the one-yard line in the second quarter of Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff win over the Chiefs. Tom Brady poked fun at Julian Edelman on Facebook and then a small war […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on in the second half against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

5 biggest coaching mistakes from NFL’s Divisional Round

Armchair coaches were busy during the 2015 NFL divisional playoffs. Some of the coaching decisions made this weekend will provide fodder for conversation well into the spring. The most boneheaded play call of the weekend was made by a winning team, so that coach got away with it. There were several debatable decisions, however, that […]

Patriots Set For Historic AFC Title Tilt Opposite Broncos

The New England Patriots are back in the AFC Championship game for the fifth year in a row, where Tom Brady and co. will face the legendary Peyton Manning for the 17th time. It’s all boiled down to quite the epic AFC title game showdown, as the Broncos try to get back to the Super […]

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We’re On to Denver!!!

Rocky vs. Drago. Batman vs. Penguin. BSB vs. NSYNC. Jack vs. Cal. McCrae vs. Spoon (Lonesome Dove, kids. Open a book!) Brady vs. Manning. AFC Championship, here we come! Stand up and get excited, Pats Nation! We’re in for another HGH-Deflated Footballs Manning-Brady showdown! It’ll be like the shootout at the O.K. Corral, if Wyatt […]

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Rob Gronkowski jukes Eric Berry out of his cleats for TD

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a touchdown pass early in the first quarter of Saturday’s AFC Divisional Round matchup, but he wasn’t done scoring. With the Patriots clinging to a 14-6 lead in the third quarter and looking to add to it, quarterback Tom Brady looked to his favorite target, because of […]

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Pats Move On to AFC Title Game As They Silence the Critics

Well, in a few words, that was an offensive beatdown, explosion, whatever, it was such a great game to watch for Patriots Nation. Tom Brady came out and showed the rest of the NFL that the Pats were still the team to beat in the AFC. Tommy was pinpoint accurate, made great decisions, and played […]

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Patriots clinch playoff win over Chiefs on tipped pass

Deflated balls and stolen signals don’t cause something like this to happen. It was just dumb luck that secured the Patriots’ 27-20 AFC divisional playoff win over the Chiefs Saturday at Gillette Stadium. On second-and-12 with 1:08 left, the Patriots just had to run out the clock and force the Chiefs to burn all their […]

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Tom Brady fired up on sideline after nearly scoring TD with Josh McDaniels

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady thought he had a touchdown late in the second quarter of Saturday’s Divisional Round game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he showed some emotion on the sideline to let everyone know about it. Leading 7-3, with the Patriots in the red zone, Brady took off running toward the […]

(Foxborough, MA, 12/11/15) Wide receiver #11 Julian Edelman and tight end #87 Rob Gronkowski high five as head coach Bill Belichick looks during the Patriots warm up for practice at Gillette. Friday, December 11, 2015. Staff photo by John Wilcox.

Some Words of Encouragement Before Tomorrow’s Game

It’s almost that time. Yes, the Divisional Round of the playoffs is nearly upon us and, for probably the last time this year, we will see the Pats take the field at Gillette Stadium. It’s basically a national holiday weekend for all New Englanders, as the Patriots have played in the Divisional Round pretty much […]

<> of the New England Patriots of the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on November 23, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

X-factor to watch for each team in NFL’s Divisional Round

In the NFL’s postseason, just one player can be the difference between advancing to the next round and going home early. Here is one x-factor for all eight teams participating in this weekend’s Divisional Round: Kansas City Chiefs: TE Travis Kelce It’s no secret that the Chiefs will have to run the football and pressure […]

during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Paul Brown Stadium on January 9, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Eight injured NFL players who will impact divisional round of playoffs

The fortunes of most of the teams in this weekend’s NFL divisional playoffs hinge on the health of certain players. The availability and effectiveness of these eight players could make or break their teams’ Super Bowl hopes. Julian Edelman It’s not a coincidence that the Patriots’ 2015 season lost a little, um, air pressure when […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 20:  Brandon Marshall #54 of the Denver Broncos and Malik Jackson #97 of the Denver Broncos celebrate Marshall's fourth quarter interception during the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

How the rematch factor plays into all four of NFL’s Divisional Round matchups

All four of the NFL’s Divisional Round matchups will include the always intriguing but potentially insignificant “rematch” storyline. Of the four games, three have already played out during the 2015 season. The one that hasn’t—between New England and Kansas City—was only one of the most important games of last season. The Arizona Cardinals beat up […]

at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Patriots WR Danny Amendola explains carport that’s ticking off neighbors

Many New Englanders probably think it would be pretty cool to have a Patriot living in their neighborhood. But some of the people living near Danny Amendola seem to view him as an obnoxious guy who’s ruining the neighborhood. Many of Amendola’s neighbors in Providence, Rhode Island aren’t thrilled with a carport that the Patriots wide receiver built. […]

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a first down against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Best, worst from NFL’s Wild Card round

The NFL’s 12-team playoff field in 2015 is now down to just eight. The weekend’s Wild Card Round eliminated four teams (Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins) and advanced four others (Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers) to the Divisional Round. Here’s a look at the best […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter after recovering a fumble against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

10 greatest wild-card games in NFL history

It’s wild-card weekend. Perhaps the 2015 playoffs will provide games that can be added to lists of the greatest ever. Before the ball is kicked off at 4:35 p.m. Saturday in Houston, let’s take a look at the greatest wild-card games in NFL history up to this point. Comebacks, lead changes and plays so memorable […]

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