Tucker: 'Patriots still as good as anybody'

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Tucker: 'Patriots still as good as anybody'

NBC SportsTalk's Ross Tucker joined CSNNE's Bob Neumeier on SportsNet Central to discuss what he thinks about the Patriots after their loss to the 49ers Sunday night.

Tucker is still pretty high on New England -- very high, actually.

"I really don't feel very much differently than I have for the last ten games or so. I still think they're as good as anybody, Bob. If you wanted to pick one team right now to win the Super Bowl, I think most people in the NFL would probably still pick the Patriots. Even with all those different teams out there, there's just a certain amount of trust there."

You can argue that it was the best thing for them, even though they may have to go on the road and play Wild Card Weekend.

Speaking of the Wild Card Weekend game, the Patriots could be in line to play the Steelers or Bengals, assuming they stay in the No. 3 seed.

So who does Ross Tucker fear more? Find out in the video

Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

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Royer's late goal rallies Red Bulls past Revolution, 2-1

HARRISON, N.J. - Daniel Royer finished a nice sequence in the 74th minute, Luis Robles made a diving save in the closing minutes and the New York Red Bulls rallied to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Saturday night.

Felipe sent the ball left to Kemar Lawrence alongside the box and he put a cross to Royer on the back post for an easy finish on his fourth goal.

Robles, who only allowed Lee Nguyen's penalty kick in the ninth minute, preserved the win with his fourth save, diving to his left to block Diego Fagundez's shot from outside the box.

Bradley Wright-Phillips tied it for New York (6-6-2), which was winless in its last four matches, when he pounced on a loose ball and backheeled it into the net. New England goalkeeper Cody Cropper had pounced on a cross by Kemar Lawance, but Cropper could hold on and Wright-Phillips was there to clean up for his sixth goal.

Damien Perrinelle fouled Fagundez in the penalty area after a great pass from Kei Kamara, allowing Nguyen to step up for his sixth goal. New England (4-5-4) had won two straight and lost just one of its previous six. It is 0-5-2 on the road.