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 […]

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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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Inside Scoop on the Patriots 3 Potential Divisional Round Playoff Opponents

In less than two weeks, (ten days if anyone is counting) the Patriots will welcome a divisional round opponent to Gillette Stadium in hopes of returning to the AFC Championship game. After starting off the season with an impressive 10-0 record, and talk of whether or not the Patriots could once again go 16-0, they […]

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NFL Playoff Game Predictions by @curtfield13

Unbelievably, another NFL regular season has come and gone and it is officially playoff time. The Patriots limped into the playoffs with a 2-4 record in their final six games of the season and it has left Patriots nation in a world of panic. I’m here to tell you to step off the ledge and […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 03:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after a 4th quarter touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers  during their game at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

2015 NFL Award predictions: MVP, Rookie of the Year and More

It’s a new year, which means it’s time for weeks and weeks of 2015 entertainment awards shows. The NFL holds its own NFL Honors ceremony the night before the Super Bowl, and here are the players who should be taking home the hardware. MVP: Cam Newton Cam Newton is like a sleek sports car that seats […]

during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 21, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona.

10 X-factors to watch in 2015 NFL Playoffs

The 2015 NFL playoffs begin this week, with a pair of Wild Card Round matchups in both the NFC and AFC kicking off the action. Here are 10 players that could make-or-break this year’s postseason: QB AJ McCarron, Cincinnati Bengals Barring a miraculous recovery from Andy Dalton (broken thumb), McCarron will start Cincinnati’s first round […]

Tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Julian Edelman will be back on the field soon.

Aaand I’m Officially Scared

I’m also annoyed, but I’ll get to that later. I’ve been having a continual internal debate about whether or not I should be scared going into the playoffs. These last four games haven’t been the Patriots we’ve been accustomed to seeing. There are so many decimating injuries that I’m trying not to be too harsh […]

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Patriots On the Mend

That certainly was not the way I wanted to see the regular season end. I am not fully convinced that the odd and unconventional play calling in the first half wasn’t on purpose. I mean, I thought this team goes out to play and WIN every game, but it did not look that way yesterday. […]

SAN DIEGO, CA-  DECEMBER 7:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 and Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots warm up against the San Diego Chargers during their NFL Game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Don’t Be Worried About the Patriots

So… That officially sucked. No, correction: the past 5 weeks have sucked. I don’t know what happened to these Patriots after Thanksgiving, but the aspects of this team that are usually so precise and trustworthy- the play calling and “Next Man Up” qualities- aren’t so trustworthy anymore. I mean, running the ball on 2nd and […]

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 29: Running back C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos celebrates after scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the New England Patriots at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

How NFL’s playoff teams fared against postseason competition in 2015

With the NFL’s postseason field set, here’s a look at how all 12 teams fared against playoff competition this season: AFC  1. Denver Broncos (5-2) The Broncos beat three of the five other AFC playoff teams, while also notching wins against the Packers and Vikings from the NFC field. Among postseason participants, only the Chiefs […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Quarterbacks Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks and Carson Palmer #3 of the Arizona Cardinals talk on the field following the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 36-6.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Which NFL team has the easiest path to the Super Bowl?

The Panthers, Cardinals, Broncos and Patriots secured the coveted first-round byes in the 2015 NFL playoffs. Those teams have to win two games to get to the Super Bowl, the other eight playoff teams have to win three. Theoretically, the top two seeds in each conference will have the easiest path to Super Bowl 50. […]

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Tom Brady limps off field after low hit by Ndamukong Suh

Miami Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh was involved in yet another questionable play in Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, except this time it didn’t appear to be purposeful or spiteful. Midway through the second quarter of the AFC East matchup, Suh came free off the edge and went flying right into the back of […]

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Back to the Forge

History. It is something that most cast aside after the last bell of the Senior year of high school but in New England history is woven into the fabric of life, we breath it in the air and it lives in the soil beneath our feet. History is also something that the New England Patriots have created. […]

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The Thriller in the Blizzard

At Foxboro Stadium in the winter, Patriot fans didn’t even consider sitting down during a game. Instead, we stood resolute as the frigid winds blew endlessly, our faces frozen, our knees creaking in protest, losing sensation in our fingers and toes. The only thing more tortuous, in fact, would have been to take our seats. They weren’t “seats” at […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 15: Head coach Chip Kelly of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field on November 15, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Kelly pranked by Patriots fans after firing

Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is having a bad week. Not only was he fired by team owner Jeffrey Lurie, but just hours later, was pranked by Patriots fans who had nothing better to do with their time. The group of Patriots fans say they called Kelly on the phone shortly after he […]

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