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Patriots Top Texans 41-28; Advance to 2nd Straight AFC Championship Against Baltimore

The New England Patriots advanced to their seventh AFC Championship in the Belichick era on Sunday night, topping the Houston Texans 41-28 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The team received contributions from multiple players, both on offense, defense, and even special teams. New England was in control throughout, never relinquishing their lead after a […]

Patriots Super Bowl Hopes Begin with a Texans Rematch

The long, two-week wait is over, and it’s finally time for New England Patriots fans to enjoy some playoff football of their own. On the schedule this week is a rematch with the AFC South champion Houston Texans, whom the Patriots routed 42-14 back on December 10th. Don’t expect a repeat of that blowout however. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 16

Just one week remains in the season. And while the AFC field is set (with the division winners’ seedings still to be determined), the NFC still has a bit to be determined. Just four spots have been claimed in the NFC, just two of those divisions. The NFC East race remains the most exciting scenario, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

Just two games remain for each NFL team. Seven teams have clinched spots so far, five of them division leaders. Both Wildcard races are still filled with suspense, especially in the NFC, where five teams in two divisions are 8-6. The playoff picture is starting to take shape, but plenty could still be overthrown in […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Texans Week 14

On Monday night, the Patriots showcased just how dominant they can be when their team is running on all cylinders. The offense jumped the team out to a fast start and the defense played strong enough to keep them there by the end of the first quarter. If this team can move forward with this […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 14

Just three games remain for each team, and the season is only getting better. Both #1 seeds took a step back, further empowering those teams chasing them. The Wildcard spots are still very much up for grabs, as are plenty of the divisions. Only four spots have been locked up so far (three of them […]

Patriots Rout Texans in a Battle of AFC’s Best

In the Boston Sunday Globe, writer Dan Shaughnessy predicted a blowout victory for the Patriots. He made the same prediction on 98.5 the Sports Hub, and all week I heard people bashing him for making an egregious prediction in a game between two football powerhouses. He ended up being absolutely correct as New England was […]

Patriots vs. Texans Monday Night Could Be the Game of the Year

The AFC East title is in the bag for the Patriots, so the focus of the last quarter of the season shifts to playoff seeding.  And there’s no better way to kick that off than with a Game-Of-The-Year caliber matchup between the Houston Texans and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Monday night.  […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 13

Just a month remains in the season, and things are still as close as ever. The race for #2 in the AFC is a three-way dead heat. Many teams are chasing the NFC’s second wildcard spot. Only three of eight divisions and four of twelve playoff spots have been wrapped up. Injuries are really starting […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 12

Just over a month remains in the season, and it’s still an entertaining battleground. The weakened Steelers are making for a great Wildcard race in the AFC, while the Pats and Broncos are both challenging for a bye. The Wildcard race in the NFC is even more of a frenzy; even the Redskins are making […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 11

Just a month and a half remain in the NFL season, and things just keep getting better. The Giants and Bears are slipping. The Cowboys, Saints and Buccaneers are climbing back into the race. More key injuries are occurring, with Ben Roethlisberger and Rob Gronkowski leaving the Steelers and Patriots respectively, quite possibly for some […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 10

Ten weeks into the season, and there are finally no unbeatens remaining. Yes, the Falcons finally lost, but it was still a great game. Houston helped them out by handing Chicago a loss, but that wasn’t a shameful loss either. As if there wasn’t enough action so far, things are only picking up, so let’s […]

Patriots Halfway Point: Looking at the Remaining 2012 Schedule

The bye-week could not have come at a better time for the banged up New England Patriots. With injuries to Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Logan Mankins, Brandon Spikes, and a good amount of the secondary, a bye could be just what the doctor ordered for the second half of the season. The Patriots stand at […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 9

Nine weeks into the season, many teams still have legitimate chances of making waves. The Vikings are down, the Steelers are up and the Falcons are still (barely) unbeaten. Three AFC divisions are only led by a game, so not only are the Wildcard slots up for grabs, the seeding overall is still chaotic. In […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 8

We’re halfway through the season for many teams, and many divisions are starting to open up. The Wildcard races are still pretty interesting, being continually shaken up with new teams. Some teams are in a tailspin, while others are picking up steam. In the ever volatile season we’re seeing so far, let’s look at what […]