Fans tend to overlook Rob Ninkovich, but he's been a crucial part of the Patriots' modern success. And that gets him to No. 21 on our list.
The Patriots have won four titles since 2000, and one study has shown them to be the most financially efficient team in American pro sports since Bill Belichick took over.
Andrew Luck hasn't come close to beating the Patriots in his career. So he must be looking ahead to Week 6, right? Well . . .
2yTom E. Curran is back with a review of his preview of the Patriots-Texans AFC Divisional Round game.
2yNo Danny Woodhead? Hello, Shane Vereen. Rob Gronkowski goes down? In steps Michael Hoomanawanui. Things didn't go as expected for the Patriots Sunday, but their resiliency and mental toughness has them back in the AFC Championship Game.
2yThe Patriots will be without Rob Gronkowski for the remainder of the postseason, but not having their stud TE is nothing they haven't had to overcome before.
2yA couple months ago Aqib Talib was floundering away in Tampa Bay, but a trade to New England has made his game and life 'better'. The Patriots are reaping the benefits.
2yPeyton Manning adds a new chapter to a disappointing collection of playoff appearances.
2yAll that's standing between the Patriots and an AFC Championship Game rematch with the Ravens at Gillette Stadium is today's matchup against Houston. Tom E. Curran tells you what to look for, and what to expect.
2yThe NFL Playoffs roll on, and this week, the Patriots actually get to participate. Here's a preview and four picks heading into this weekend's action.