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Round 2: Patriots and Ravens Square Off in a Familiar Setting

For the second consecutive year, the New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game. Throw out the stats and records for this one. The Patriots may be 9.5-point favorites according to Vegas, but these two teams almost always end up in one-score games, the lone exception in the last six […]

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. […]

Patriots Look to Keep Bye Week Hopes Alive vs. Miami Dolphins

It’s the final week of the regular season and the top three seeds in the AFC are still wide open.  Among those fighting for bye weeks and home field advantage are the New England Patriots, and though they’ll need some help to nab a top seed, their first and foremost order of business is to […]

Patriots Look to Rebound Sunday vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars

The New England Patriots travel to Jacksonville this weekend, in what feels like a letdown compared to the previous week’s games.  The Jacksonville Jaguars, already considered underdogs coming into this game, now have the added disadvantage of playing an angry and borderline embarrassed Patriots team, looking to wash the taste of last week’s loss to […]

Patriots vs. 49ers Should Provide a Classic Battle on Sunday Night Football

The New England Patriots won’t get any reprieve following their most impressive win of the season over Houston on Monday night.  Their next opponent, the San Francisco 49ers, are every bit as challenging a foe as the Texans were, and in some areas are far tougher.  The 49ers (9-3-1, 1st in the NFC West), are […]

For Wilfork and Mayo, 2012 May Be Their Best Year Yet

The Houston game on Monday night was, in a way, a coming out party for the Patriots defense. Facing their toughest offense since Peyton Manning came to town, the defense looked aggressive, energetic, and eager to prove they could hold anyone – even the #2 ranked offense in the NFL – down when they play […]

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.  […]

Patriots Look For 10th AFC East Title Under Belichick on Sunday vs. Dolphins

Tom Brady and the Patriots travel to Miami on Sunday for a showdown with the Dolphins, a game that could wrap up the AFC East for New England.  On the surface, this would appear to be a classic trap game.  With Houston (10-1, 1st in the AFC) and San Francisco (8-2-1, 1st in the NFC […]

Tim Tebow Not the Answer To Jets’ Biggest Question

The New York Jets under Rex Ryan aren’t exactly known for their Think-Before-You-Speak mentality. In a press conference during his first training camp as head coach, Ryan referred to the attitude in his locker room as “swaggerlicious.” The positive side of the term means the team believes it can – or should – beat any […]