The Patriots did not lose the AFC Championship because they elected to receive the opening kickoff.
FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski came to the podium at Gillette Stadium and tried, unsuccessfully, to hold back a smile.
"Wow, my first podium," he said. "I’m big time."
Brilliant game-manager or washed-up legend? There were a couple of different views of Peyton Manning’s performance in the Denver Broncos’ playoff victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry report from Foxboro where they discuss who was present at New England Patriots practice, and Bill Belichick's praise of Peyton Manning.