1. Shaun Ellis: New England Patriots Veteran Starting to Pay Dividends

    The date was a little more than a year ago. Ask Tom Brady , he remembers. Shaun Ellis was the best player on the Gillette Stadium field the night of Jan. 16, 2011...

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  2. The 10 Most Surprising Playoff Runs in the Super Bowl Era

    "Tebow Time" was over almost as soon as it began. Tim Tebow 's surprising first season as an NFL starting quarterback had its highs and lows but reached a peak when the controversial ...

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  3. New England Patriots: AFC Championship Will Settle Offense vs. Defense Debate

    Terrell Suggs stood by his locker and spoke clearly and pointedly. The Baltimore Ravens ' divisional round victory over the Houston Texans was over with, and it was already time to focus on the AFC championship and the New England Patriots ...

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  4. Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots: 3 Stats to Watch

    It's finally over. The Tim Tebow hype. The Tom Brady critiquing. The prediction making. It's finally over. There's only one thing left to do. It's time to settle things on the field...

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  5. 5 NFL Players Who Will Be out of the League in 2012

    We're getting close to the end of the NFL season, the point in which a champion is crowned—and several players say goodbye to the game and their careers...

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  6. New England Patriots Line Healthy as Pats Try to Solve Playoff Pressure Issues

    If you ask Tom Brady how he feels now that it's finally playoff time in New England, you get the expected answer. The New England Patriots quarterback is ready to go, excited for the opportunity, eager to hunt down a fourth Super Bowl title...

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  7. Josh McDaniels: Pros and Cons of New England Patriots Bringing Back Coordinator

    It grew quickly, as if fed by speculation from the fans. When news broke that Bill O'Brien was headed to Penn State after this season to coach the Nittany Lions, New England Patriots ...

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  8. NFL Playoffs 2012: Baltimore Ravens Worst Option for New England Patriots?

    Think back to the start of the season—it may have been Week 1 or 2—to the moment when you realized the New England Patriots couldn't cover receivers or slow opposing quarterbacks...

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  9. Why Bill Belichick's, Patriots' 'Lack of Class' Is Actually Killer Instinct

    You had to do a double-take when you saw it. The game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills had long been over, with New England scoring nearly 50 straight points and ...

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  10. Patriots vs. Bills: Three Keys for New England in Regular Season Finale

    Once again, the New England Patriots are AFC East champions. Once again, they've secured a bye in the playoffs. And, with a win over the Buffalo Bills Sunday, they'll get the top seed in the AFC playoffs for the fourth time in the Bill Belichick era..

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  11. New England Patriots: Which Playoff Seed Is Best for Pats?

    The New England Patriots have done it right so far. Here they are, it's Week 17 and, with only one more win, they'll have the top playoff seed in the AFC wrapped up. Easiest path to the Super Bowl, right? Well, by itself, yes...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 2 years ago 1,385 reads 28 comments

  12. Buffalo Bills and 5 Teams Who Blew Golden Chances in 2011

    It was hard to believe. The Buffalo Bills —the AFC East doormats for so long—were in command of the division for the first time since 1995...

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  13. New England Patriots: Pats Trying to Show the Game Has Changed

    Ready for a shocker? The New England Patriots don't have a defense. You may not believe it, but it's true. We've tried to come up with excuses for the unit, but they're falling through, one by one...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 2 years ago 3,563 reads 34 comments

  14. New England Patriots: Following Abysmal Start, Pats Impressive Against Denver

    Forget the first quarter for a second. That was an impressive win for the New England Patriots . Once again, we were reminded, if we needed reminding, that this team's heart is in the right place...

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  15. Tim Tebow, Tom Brady and the 11 Most Clutch Offensive Players in the NFL

    Watching Tom Brady and Tim Tebow play quarterback is like watching two players play two completely different positions. Brady has the deadly accurate arm, while Tebow can be erratic and inaccurate...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about almost 3 years ago 1,595 reads 26 comments

  16. New England Patriots: Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos Will Provide a Challenge

    Let's get this straight—the New England Patriots are traveling to face a Denver Broncos team with a mediocre defense, a coach in over his head and a gimmicky quarterback ...

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  17. New England Patriots: Jermaine Cunningham Another Misfire for Pats' Draft Scheme

    On the morning of Saturday, Dec. 10, there was the news, for everyone to see. Jermaine Cunningham , hamstring injury. Injured reserve. Out for the season. It's just for this season, but this has a "last straw" feel to it...

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  18. New England Patriots: Fourth-Quarter Letdown vs. Indianapolis No Big Deal

    Someone paying attention to nothing but final scores over the years would not have been the least bit surprised about what happened in the fourth quarter Sunday at Gillette Stadium...

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  19. NFL: 5 Players Delivering the Worst Returns on Their Team's Investment

    There are several ways for an NFL team to show faith in a player. A team could sign him to an expensive contract or give up significant draft picks for him, or they could throw years and cash at his feet in the hopes of landing a big-name free agent...

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  20. Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots: 3 Keys for Pats on Sunday

    The New England Patriots hope to have plenty of difficult games ahead of them over the course of the season. This Sunday won't be one of them. The Indianapolis Colts are coming in, and it's fair to say they're not exactly raring to go...

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  21. Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots: For First Time, Rivalry on Shelf

    This is weird. We've had 12 weeks to get used to it, and that still hasn't been enough time. The Indianapolis Colts are coming to Gillette Stadium Sunday to face the New England Patriots , but this time, there is no buzz surrounding the matchup...

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  22. Andre Carter: Veteran Providing Long-Awaited Pass Rush for New England Patriots

    There were no breaking news updates on ESPN or jammed talk show phone lines when the Patriots signed Andre Carter back in early August. Nobody saw any reason for there to be...

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  23. Listing the 10 Super Bowl Matchups We Most Want to See This Season

    It's not even Thanksgiving yet, and there are still six whole weeks left in the NFL season. So obviously, it's time to make some end-of-the-season projections...

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  24. New England Patriots: Could Easy Finishing Schedule Hurt in Long Run?

    One win was all it took. One road win over the New York Jets was all that was needed for some major tide turning for the New England Patriots...

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  25. New England Patriots: Big Win over New York Jets Brings Up Old Memories

    Boy, those New England Patriots . You just can't figure them out. Their defense stinks. Their coach has lost a step. Their offense has been figured out. They were spiraling down, the New York Jets were taking off...

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