1. New England Patriots Free Agency: Grading the Team's Moves so Far

    After a week of NFL free-agency action, the New England Patriots ' strategy for 2012 is beginning to take shape...

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  2. New England Patriots 2012 Mock Draft: Best Case & Worst Case 7-Round Scenarios

    The NFL free agency party is in full swing, and like most years, the New England Patriots have accepted their invitation somewhat reluctantly...

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  3. 2012 NFL Free Agency: 10 Teams in Desperate Need of Defensive Upgrades

    NFL free agency is finally open for business, and with a number of teams well positioned under the 2012 salary cap — confirmed at $120.6 million —we could be in line for one of the most active spending sprees in recent history...

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  4. New England Patriots 2012 Mock Draft: What Experts Around the Web Are Saying

    Defense, defense, and more defense. The NFL mock draft season is in full swing, and if there's one thing that everybody agrees on—from media outlets to blog and fan sites—it's ...

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  5. New England Patriots Free Agency: Must Re-Sign Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez

    The New England Patriots head into the NFL free-agency period starting March 13 with approximately $20 million of salary cap space , based on 2011 totals...

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  6. 2012 NFL Free Agents: 10 Top Free Agents That Won't Get Paid What They're Worth

    NFL free agency opens for business March 13, with one of the deepest classes in recent memory. You name it, you can have it; with premier talent available at wide receiver, running ...

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  7. 2012 NFL Free Agency: 10 Teams with the Most Cap Money to Spend

    Free agency opens March 13 with one of the deepest veteran classes in recent memory. Combined with a clause in the new collective bargaining agreement that allows teams to increase ...

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  8. New England Patriots 2012 Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions

    Despite a handful of plays preventing the New England Patriots from securing a fourth Lombardi Trophy in Indianapolis earlier this month, the roster is entering a period of flux...

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  9. Why Bill Belichick Can't Afford to Keep Hoarding Draft Picks in 2012

    The weeks leading up to the NFL draft are among the most frustrating in the calendar for Patriots fans...

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  10. 20 NFL Players Who Stood in the Way of Their Team's Success in 2011

    Football is a cutthroat business. Poor performances are rarely tolerated, and general managers are quick to offload expensive contracts attached to disappointing players...

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  11. New England Patriots: Ranking Bill Belichick's Seasons as Head Coach

    The New England Patriots were warmly greeted by a proud throng of a few hundred fans as they returned home from their Super Bowl XLVI loss to the New York Giants this week...

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  12. Giants vs. Patriots: Why New England Will Avenge Super Bowl XLII Loss

    Revenge is in the air in Patriots Nation, even if the players and coach Bill Belichick are trying to play it down. "All of the games in the past I don't think really mean too much at this point...

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  13. 2012 NFL Playoffs: Identifying the 10 Biggest Heroes So Far

    After two pulsating contests in the NFL conference championships, much of the postgame media glare shone on villains rather than heroes. Poor Billy Cundiff and Kyle Williams...

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  14. Super Bowl 2012: 10 Most Underperforming Players Heading into Big Game

    After two thrilling championship games, Super Bowl XLVI will be contested by the New England Patriots and the New York Giants in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII. We have seen the best of both teams at times during the playoffs, but weaknesses remain...

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  15. Ravens vs. Patriots: Why Battle of the Trenches Will Decide Outcome

    The AFC Championship Game sees the Baltimore Ravens visit Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots in a classic strength vs. strength encounter...

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  16. Why a Permanent Move to London Would Never Work for the St. Louis Rams

    The St. Louis Rams are London-bound, and more regularly that you might have first thought. Following the announcement by the NFL that the Rams will play three "home" games at ...

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  17. NFL Playoff Picture: 15 Reasons Super Bowl XLVI Will Be One for the Ages

    After an exciting round of divisional matchups, only four teams remain in the postseason picture. A week ago, it seemed unthinkable that both the New Orleans Saints and the Green ...

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  18. Broncos vs. Patriots: Why Denver Is No Match for New England's Prolific Offense

    After another week of wear and tear for the Tim Tebow hype machine, the Denver Broncos head to Foxboro for a rematch with the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs...

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  19. Broncos vs. Patriots: Why Home-Field Advantage Will Save New England

    Be careful what you wish for. After the dust settled on Demaryius Thomas' 80-yard touchdown catch in the Denver Broncos ' 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers , the above thought began to settle in my mind...

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  20. NFL Playoff Bracket 2012: Previewing the Divisional Matchups

    The NFL playoffs are finally upon us, and the Wild Card Weekend has thrown up some interesting clashes for the viewing public. We kick off with Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints vs...

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  21. NFL Playoff Picture: The Achilles' Heel of Every Team in the Playoffs

    As we look ahead to the NFL playoffs, we are faced with one of the most open contests for the Lombardi Trophy in recent years...

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  22. Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots: Live Score, Video and Analysis

    Final Score: Bills 21, Patriots 49 The New England Patriots scored 49 unanswered points to clinch home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, in a 49-21 blowout victory over the Buffalo Bills ...

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  23. Tom Brady Report Card: Complete Grades for Entire 2011 Season

    With a 12-3 record and a ninth AFC East crown in 11 seasons, the New England Patriots have established themselves as one of the top contenders for Super Bowl glory this February in Indianapolis...

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  24. NFL Playoff Scenarios: 4 Teams That Could Upset Patriots at Home

    As the New England Patriots enter the holiday season atop the AFC with an 11-3 record and the inside track on the number one seed in the playoffs, talk of a fifth Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons under Bill Belichick is beginning to mount...

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  25. NFL Playoff Picture: Bold Predictions and Teams Which Should Be on Upset Alert

    With just two weeks remaining in the NFL regular season, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape. Seven teams have already claimed their postseason berths, leaving 15 more to scramble for the remaining five places...

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