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Patriots-Steelers practice report: Full participation for Pats
All the Patriots are on the field Wednesday as New England prepares to play Pittsburgh on Sunday for the AFC championship and a berth in the Super Bowl.
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Tom Brady speaks German in video with Sebastian Vollmer
Call Tom Brady Mike Tomlin because his teammates are posting videos of him on the world wide web. 
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Mitchell (knee) 'feeling well' as he prepares for AFC title game
Malcolm Mitchell says he's "feeling well" as he gets ready for the Steelers. But will he be on the field? 
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Roethlisberger has Brady's jersey hung on the wall of his office
Ben Roethlisberger asked Tom Brady for a jersey when the Patriots traveled to Pittsburgh earlier this year. 
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Patriots have a chance to work on ball-security during rainy practice
The Patriots were outdoors for their first practice of AFC Championship week, as is usually the case, despite the steady rain falling on the fields behind Gillette Stadium.
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Wilfork and Brady team up for confusing Intel ads
Vince Wilfork and Tom Brady are working together again, as Wilfork posted a commercial in which he designs a weird graphic with his former teammate.
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Koppen: Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts
Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.
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McCourty: Loud Gillette Stadium could benefit Patriots vs. Steelers
Devin McCourty urges New England Patriots fans to be as loud as they were against the Texans because every little bit will help against the Steelers.
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Curran: The Steelers weakness is a Patriots strength
Tom E. Curran says Patriots-Steelers will come down to one thing: can Pittsburgh score touchdowns instead of field goals?
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Pats get a refresher on NFL social media policy because of Brown
Antonio Brown's live stream of coach Mike Tomlin's postgame speech on Sunday has a ripple effect . . . all the way to New England.
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Whether Goodell visits Foxboro or not, Patriots players say they don't care
Roger Goodell will be in Atlanta for the NFC Championship Game, meaning that he'll continue to steer clear of Gillette Stadium for another year. 
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Hogan 'feeling good' as he recovers from thigh injury
Chris Hogan is dealing with a thigh injury that he suffered against the Texans in Saturday's Divisional Round game.
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Strahan picks Steelers to upset Patriots in AFC Championship
Michael Strahan saw the Patriots lose a Super Bowl first-hand, but he doesn’t think they’ll lose Super Bowl LI. That’s because he doesn’t think they’ll be participants. 
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Solder, Patriots training staff earn Ed Block Courage Awards
Nate Solder has been named the Ed Block Courage Award-winner for the Patriots this year. 
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Apologetic Tomlin: Brown's actions 'foolish, selfish'
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin hints that stunts like Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live video are the kind that get good players shipped out of town.
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Where is Roger? Not in Foxboro . . . again
Roger Goodell hasn't been to Gillette Stadium for a game since suspending Tom Brady, and he won't be there again this Sunday. It seems he's going out of his way to avoid it. 
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Steelers' Foster: Antonio Brown video won't be a distraction, but...
While Ramon Foster says Antonio Brown's Facebook Live video won't distract the Steelers, his comments indicate he's seen better judgment from teammates.
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Perry's Report Card: Plenty of room for improvement
The final score -- 34-16 -- indicates the Pats had an easy time with the Texans, but, as Phil Perry's report card shows, it was far from pretty.
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Perry's Report Card: Plenty of room for improvement
The final score -- 34-16 -- seems to show the Patriots had an easy time with the Texans, but, as Phil Perry's report card shows...
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Matt Light: Social media posts from Antonio Brown part of his swagger
Matt Light talks with Toucher and Rich about the Antonio Brown Facebook Live video, and whether Bill Belichick warns players...
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Brown: Belichick is telling the Patriots to 'ignore the noise'
Troy Brown and Mike Felger talk about the New England Patriots preparation for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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Mayo: Belichick told me 'shut down' the social media
The Quick Slants guys talk about Antonio Brown's Facebook live video and how the New England Patriots would approach the situation.
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Ex-Pats Podcast: Defending Bell; Brown’s Facebook Live mishap
Dan Koppen, Jerod Mayo, and Mike Giardi discuss the upcoming AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live controversy and more
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The weird behavior of Patriots' opponents in playoffs
Antonio Brown's Facebook Live slip-up is the latest odd choice by an opponent before a big playoff game vs. the Patriots. 
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Report: Brown could be fined for violating league's social-media policy
Antonio Brown's Facebook Live video may have done more than earn him a stern talking-to from Mike Tomlin. It may have cost him.
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The weird behavior of Patriots' opponents in playoffs
Antonio Brown's Facebook Live slip-up is the latest odd choice by an opponent before a big playoff game vs. the Patriots.
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Belichick on Tomlin's a-hole comment: 'As you know, I'm not on Snapface'
Bill Belichick, you'll be surprised to hear, was not tuning in to Antonio Brown's Facebook Live stream of the Steelers postgame locker room celebration. Or so he says.
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Curran: Shouldn't be a shocker that McDaniels stayed
Josh McDaniels believes he has one of the 10 best jobs in football -- head man or no -- so it's no surprise he's staying with the Pats.
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McDaniels: 'Best for my family and myself' to remain with Patriots
Josh McDaniels is staying put in New England and will have his focus on the Steelers this week.
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Josh McDaniels staying with Patriots, withdraws from 49ers search
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is taking his name out of consideration for the San Francisco 49ers head coaching job to stay with the Patriots.
Antonio Brown Facebook Live video
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Boomer Esiason on Antonio Brown Facebook video: "It makes Mike Tomlin look bad"
Boomer Esiason talks with Toucher and Rich about Antonio Brown's Facebook Live video, saying that it makes Mike Tomlin look like...
Esiason: The last thing Roger Goodell wanted was to suspend Tom Brady
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Boomer Esiason: "The last thing Roger Goodell wanted was to suspend Tom Brady"
Boomer Esiason talks with Toucher...
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Brady on Thomas criticism: 'I love Earl . . . Wish him the best'
In response to Earl Thomas' Twitter shots, Tom Brady seems to have taken the kill-them-with-kindness approach.
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Brady on Brown Facebook video: Wouldn't go over well with Belichick
Asked about Antonio Brown's Facebook Live video, Tom Brady says, "What's done in the locker room should stay in the locker room."
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Curran: Brown's video a 'weird betrayal of team's privacy'
Antonio Brown posts a 13-minute Facebook Live video from the Steelers' locker room in which Mike Tomlin calls the Patriots 'a--holes'.
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Curran: Steelers' ongoing red-zone issues evident in win over Chiefs
It's another New England-Pittsburgh showdown in the AFC Championship Game, but the Steelers don't look invincible in squeeking past the Chiefs.
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AFC SEMIFINALS: Steelers hold off Chiefs on Boswell's 6 field goals, 18-16
Somehow the Steelers found a way to take down the Chiefs, despite not scoring a touchdown themselves,
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NFC SEMIFINALS: Rodgers drives Packers to last-second win over Cowboys
After dominating the most of the game the Packers almost saw their lead slip away, but Aaron Rodgers and Mason Crosby will their team to a win over the Cowboys.
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Earl Thomas, Ray Lewis take shots at Tom Brady on Twitter
Tom Brady advanced to his sixth consecutive AFC title game on Saturday night, but he took some heat from competitors past and present on Twitter.
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Ryan stars for Patriots defense in big night for former Scarlet Knights
Patriots corner Logan Ryan was faced with a handful of cameras and microphones at his locker following his team's Divisional Round win over the Texans, and he took the opportunity to
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Take your pick: Steelers or Chiefs?
The Patriots will learn their AFC Championship Game opponent tonight. Here's what you need to know about the Chiefs and Steelers.
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Belichick sounds like he's still hot about Rowe unsportsmanlike penalty
When Eric Rowe came to the sidelines after committing an unsportsmanlike penalty that kept a first-quarter Texans drive alive, Bill Belichick was not shy about showing his displeasure
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Should Pats prefer Chiefs or Steelers in AFC Championship?
The Patriots are in their sixth straight AFC Championship Game. They’ll know their opponent Sunday night, but who should they...
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J. Kraft on Goodell visiting Gillette: 'Owners don't extend invitations'
Roger Goodell wasn't at Foxboro Saturday, and hasn't been since the beginning of Deflategate, but Jonathan Kraft says you need to ask the NFL why.
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Even in defeat, Texans defense did its job against Brady and the Pats
Houston's season ended with a 34-16 loss in Foxboro, but the Texans' defense played well against the Patriots' powerful offense.
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Lewis harps on fumbles after otherwise historic night: 'My worst game ever'
Dion Lewis had just made history in his postseason debut, his team was headed to the AFC title game, and he was about to Facetime with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network postgame show.
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Curran: Not their best effort
Even though that big “34” next to “Patriots” on the scoreboard seems impressive, Bill Belichick and his team know they need to be better than they were against the Texans on Saturday
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After a bad game, will Michael Floyd even play in AFC Championship?
Troy Brown and Dan Koppen talk about a less than stellar performance by wide receiver Michael Floyd, which brings up the question if Malcolm Mitchell will be healthy and play over him
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Patriots 34, Texans 16: Game notes
Dion Lewis, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, Julian Edelman and Stephen Gostkowski are among the record-setters in Saturday night's Patriots victory.
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Dan Koppen: Every time Patriots get questioned, they step up
Mike Felger, Troy Brown, Dan Koppen and Albert Breer try to decide if the New England Patriots got exposed vs Houston Texans.
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Bennett on injury scare: 'I watch a lot of House, but I'm not a doctor'
Martellus Bennett went down awkwardly and didn't get up. A minute passed. Then two.
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Vince Wilfork: 'I think I've played my last NFL game'
Former Patriot Vince Wilfork reflects on the Texans loss in New England, saying this is probably his last game in the NFL.
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WATCH: Bill Belichick has a lot of ammo for his team this week
Mike Giardi and Tom Curran react to the Patriots win against Houston, thanks to the cardboard cutout of Brock Osweiler and an...
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Brady, Patriots 'put Texans to bed' in latest edition of TB Times
The New England Patriots are moving on to the AFC Championship, that means there's a new edition of the TB Times hitting a Facebook Newsfeed near you.
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Felger: Formula was followed to beat Patriots if Texans weren't so bad
The CSN Postgame Live crew talks about a lot of opportunities given up by the Patriots to the Texans, and that whoever they face...
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Best and Worst: Patriots 34, Texans 16
Tom E. Curran highlights the best and worst moments from the New England Patriots game against the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional round
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All's well that ends well
The Patriots struggle much of the night, but still come away with a 34-16 victory over the Texans behind a three-TD performance from Dion Lewis.
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Ray Lewis and Earl Thomas take Twitter jabs at Tom Brady
Former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Earl Thomas took to Twitter to go after Tom Brady
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Best and Worst: Patriots 34, Texans 16
Tom E. Curran highlights the best and worst moments from the New England Patriots game against the Houston Texans in the AFC...
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NFC SEMIFINALS: Falcons win 36-20, roll into title game
Matt Ryan throws for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Falcons to a 36-20 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round Saturday.
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John McClain: 'I want the Patriots to beat the hell out of the Cowboys'
Tom Curran and Mike Giardi talk with John Mcclain talks about the Houston Texans match up against the New England Patriots.
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Boston athletes show support for Patriots before game vs. Texans
The New England Patriots are facing the Houston Texans on Saturday night and they're getting support from some of Boston's best.
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Troy Brown: There should be more Patriots in the Hall of Fame
Troy Brown names some New England Patriots he thinks should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
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Breer: Chiefs bigger threat for Patriots than Steelers
Mike Felger, Troy Brown, Dan Koppen and Albert Breer look forward to the New England Patriots next potential matchup.
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Pats-Texans playoff game: The scene at Gillette
A look at the early scene from Gillette Stadium, which is hosting the 20th Patriots home postseason game since it opened in 2002.
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Pats-Texans playoff game: The scene at Gillette
A look at the early scene from Gillette Stadium, which is hosting the 20th Patriots home postseason game since it opened in 2002...
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Amendola (ankle) active for the first time since Week 13
The Patriots will have veteran wideout Danny Amendola in uniform for the first time since he injured his ankle against the Rams last month.
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Curran: Wouldn't a few more close ones have helped these Patriots?
The Patriots open the playoffs tonight without having truly been tested since before Thanksgiving. Is that such a good thing?
Belichick tells ESPN 'I actually enjoy the press conferences'
'I actually enjoy the press conferences because it’s the connection to the fans' Bill Belichick tells ESPN's Chris Berman.
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Butler a reminder for Patriots role players that their time could be coming
Patriots players who are at or near the bottom of the roster know that this is no time to let your guard down because you never know when your opportunity is coming.
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Report: Isaiah Thomas will be at Patriots playoff game in his Brady jersey
Isaiah Thomas tells the Boston Globe he received an autographed jersey from Tom Brady and will attend the Patriots-Texans playoff game.
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Patriots-Texans game notes: Pats aim for 30th postseason victory
A quick look at the information you need to know about tonight's Patriots-Texans game.
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Report: Patriots WR Mitchell (knee) will not play vs. Texans
Malcolm Mitchell is listed as questionable with a knee injury, but according to ESPN, he will not play Saturday. 
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Curran: Texans win would be one of biggest upsets in recent history
Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran discuss what problems the Texans might cause the New England Patriots and if the Houston Texans have any chance to win.
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Felger: I hate the NFL moving Chiefs-Steelers game time
Mike Felger explains why he is not a fan of the NFL moving the time of the Chiefs-Steelers game due to weather.
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady gets his pass off against the Houston Texans.
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Curran’s Patriots-Texans preview: Meltdown-proof
Pencil in the Patriots for their sixth consecutive AFC Championship Game appearance. It would take one of the NFL’s great upsets for it not to happen.
LeGarrette Blount of the New England Patriots
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Good to go: Blount (illness) removed from Patriots injury report
LeGarrette Blount should be good to go on Saturday as he's recovered from the illness that held him out of two days of practices.
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NFL moves Steelers-Chiefs kickoff to 8:20 Sunday because of ice storm threat
The NFL has moved the Pittsburgh Steelers-Kansas City Chiefs AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City from 1:05 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady gets his pass off against the Houston Texans.
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Curran’s Patriots-Texans preview review
What predictions did Tom E. Curran get right? Find out in the New England Patriots-Houston Texans preview review
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Breer: Do people with Texans feel the defense is better without J.J. Watt?
Albert Breer of MMQB.com talks with Toucher...
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Former Steelers DB: Brady is 'the Grim Reaper' in the playoffs
Ike Taylor only met up with Tom Brady once in the postseason, but it sounds like that was enough for him. 
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Kevin Faulk weighs in on the slippery concept of the ‘Patriot Way’
Ex-Patriots running back Kevin Faulk gives his take on the so-called ‘Patriot Way’ in a post on the Players' Tribune website.
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Brady borrows from Bruce Lee, urges Patriots to 'be water' in hype video
Tom Brady's really taken to this whole Instagram thing. On the eve of his team's Divisional Round matchup with the Texans, he posted a video to get fans fired up.
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Chargers reportedly hiring Lynn, Patricia in line to stick with Patriots
The Chargers have reportedly settled on a new coach, and it's not Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
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Turnover battle likely won’t end well for Texans
Brock Osweiler has gone two games without throwing an interception. He needs to make it three if the Texans want even a shot at winning Saturday. 
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Patriots-Texans injury report: Brady, Jones, Slater removed from list
Tom Brady, Cyrus Jones and Matthew Slater were all removed from the Patriots' practice participation/injury report on Thursday, though LeGarrette Blount missed his second straight pra
A San Diego chargers fan gives her opinion of the team's move to Los Angeles.
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Curran: San Diego just a casualty of Goodell, NFL's pursuit of $25 billion
As L.A. lands another team it doesn't care about, it's just another move toward Roger Goodell's NFL reaching $25 billion in annual revenue.  
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Brady not focused on MVP: 'For us it's about what this team can accomplish'
Tom Brady is in the running for his third MVP, but he's not focused on winning it. 
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Sixteen-point favorites? Analyzing Patriots' propensity for blowout wins in playoffs
The Patriots are 16-point favorites over the Texans. That's high, but more than a quarter of their playoff wins under Bill Belichick have been bigger.
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Rob Ninkovich on Texans LT Duane Brown: 'He's got it all'
Both the Patriots and the Texans look like different clubs when compared to what they showed in their first meeting of the season back in Week 3.
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Blount (illness) not spotted at Patriots practice for the second straight day
LeGarrette Blount was not spotted at Patriots practice for the second consecutive day as he continues to deal with an illness.
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Brady: 'Ridiculous to think' Pats will blow out Texans
Tom Brady scoffs at the widespread belief that the Patriots -- a 15-point favorite -- will walk over Houston on Saturday.
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Wilfork's road to New England included a Houston pass
Vince Wilfork spent his first 11 seasons in New England. But if not for a draft-day decision, he could have been a career-long Texan. 
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Patriots undefeated over last two seasons with Dion Lewis in the lineup
Dion Lewis provides the Patriots with an all-purpose back who can run between the tackles on one snap and then align outside as a receiver on the next. 
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Report: Chargers plan to announce move to Los Angeles
According to a report, the Chargers have notified NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and the owners of other teams, of their intent to move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season.
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Patriots-Texans practice report: Blount sits out due to illness
LeGarrette Blount was the only New England Patriot to miss Wednesday's practice, and that was due to illness and not injury.
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Hightower: Every person in the Patriots locker room loves Bennett
Martellus Bennett admits he got a few sideways glances when he first arrived in New England, but teammates talk about him like they love him.
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Floyd: Fewer distractions, more focus on football with Patriots
Newly acquired Michael Floyd says New England, with 'not many things to do around here,' is 'kinda the place for me.'
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Breer: McDaniels 'likely' going to 49ers; Patricia may not get offer
MMQB.com's Albert Breer thinks Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has 'a fantastic shot' at being named coach of the 49ers.
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Blount not spotted at the start of Patriots practice
LeGarrette Blount was not spotted at the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday.
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Worse for wear
Remember when the Texans -- the Pats' playoff opponent -- came to Foxboro wearing letterman jackets? They probably wish you'd forget it.
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Tom Brady's agent starting a league for non-NFL-eligible players
Don Yee and former NFL wideout Ed McCaffrey have founded a new pro football league for players who have graduated high school but aren't in college.
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Feinstein: Patriots should look to Alabama’s defense for NFL Draft
John Feinsten of the Washington Post joins Trenni Kusnierek to discuss the 2017 NCAA National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson, and the remaining NFL playoffs.
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Portnoy goes after Felger over 'disgrace' talk
After Dave Portnoy fought back over his Roger Goodell comments, Mike Felger doubled down on his stance that advocating violence against the commissioner is a disgrace. 
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Felger: 'Disgrace' for Portnoy to wish bodily harm on Goodell
Mike Felger spends as little time on the internet as he has to. Told that Dave Portnoy has discussed wishing bodily harm on Roger Goodell, Felger said such talk is a “disgrace.”  
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CSN to deliver comprehensive Patriots Playoff coverage with "Drive for 5" programming
The Patriots host the Houston Texans on Saturday at 8:15PM at Gillette Stadium in a Divisional Playoff game, and no local station, regional network or national sports network is provi
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady spoofs his sleepware line in a Funny or Die video.
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Tom Brady pokes fun at his new sleepwear line in Funny or Die video
Tom Brady is in on the joke as the Patriots QB stars in a video that spoofs the new line of Under Armour "performance recovery sleepware."
New England Patriots tight end updates everyone on his rehab in video.
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Gronk gives update on rehab in video
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says his rehab from back surgery is going "super smooth" and he's pumped to watch the team in the playoffs.
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Wilfork skeptical of 'experts' who made Texans big underdogs
Vince Wilfork knows that there are those who won't give the Texans a chance to win Saturday. He doesn't care. 
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Branch missing from first Patriots practice of Divisional Round week
Alan Branch was not present for the start of Patriots practice on Tuesday.
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Vrabel's ascension to potential head coach unusual, but not undeserved
Mike Vrabel could go straight from being a linebackers coach to running a franchise without any experience as an offensive coordinator or head coach. 
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Beware: Pats have lost to non-elite QBs in playoffs before
It's hard to look at Brock Osweiler and see a quarterback who's going to beat the Patriots. But perceived 'bad' QBs have done...
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O'Brien on Patriots defense since Week 3: 'I don't know how much better they can get'
The Patriots shut out the Texans in their Week 3 matchup earlier this season, and it seems as though they've improved since then. Bill O'Brien will have his work cut out for him.
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Oft-awful official Pete Morelli will call Pats-Texans
If you want to get an early jump on complaining about the officials for Saturday night, the sad-faced, oft-blundering Pete Morelli will referee the Patriots' playoff game vs.
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Belichick watched 'Bama-Clemson to root for Saban, see future NFL picks
As a good friend of Alabama coach Nick Saban, Bill Belichick had a rooting interest in Monday night's national championship game between Clemson and the Crimson Tide.
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One of a kind: Trey Flowers is a rare talent
Trey Flowers is called "Technique" and "the G.O.A.T" by his teammates, who are genuinely in awe of his unique talents and relentless approach.
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Curran: Why my MVP vote went to Tom Brady
Tom E. Curran on why he decided to vote Tom Brady for MVP.
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McCourty: 2011 loss to Jets 'popped in my head right away'
Devin McCourty on using that loss as a learning experience and cautionary tale
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McCourty: Boat trip's effects not physical, but perception based
Devin McCourty on why the boat photos of Giants players became a distraction
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La Canfora: McDaniels will have his pick of teams
After Josh McDaniels interviewed with the 49ers, Rams and Jaguars, Jason La Canfora told Toucher and Rich that the Patriots offensive coordinator will likely be able to choose where h
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When opportunity arises, Belichick goes all out to assist his assistants
Bill Belichick is a demanding boss, but when time comes for some to advance -- like Josh McDaniels -- he goes all out to help.
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Esiason: Patriots will not take Texans for granted
Boomer Esiason knows the Patriots are heavy favorites against the Texans, but he says the Patriots know anything can happen in any game. 
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Fred Toucher: I'd cut J.J. Watt if I were Texans GM
Fred Toucher hates J.J. Watt's television and movie cameos so much that he says he would get rid of the four-time All-Pro "for a bag of crap."
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Patricia on head-coaching job interviews: 'Everything right now is Houston'
Matt Patricia was appreciative of the opportunities he had to discuss the head-coach openings in Los Angeles and San Diego, but right now he's focused on Houston.
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Pats and Texans: An eventful, if lopsided, history
There hasn't been much of a 'rivalry' between the Patriots and Texans, since the Pats beat Houston like a drum. But their history isn't boring.
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The eventful and lopsided history of Patriots-Texans
Bill O'Brien and Brock Osweiler will come to Foxboro this weekend hoping to reverse what's been a pretty one-sided tale between...
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Curran: The Texans' biggest hurdle? Believing they can win
There is virtually no evidence to suggest the Texans will beat the Patriots. How can they make themselves believe? 
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Brady preps for Texans: 'They have a damn good defense'
Even without JJ Watt in the lineup, Tom Brady won't be taking the Texans defense lightly.
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Brady on spat with O'Brien: 'He kind of let me have it'
Bill O'Brien spent five years in New England, but he may be most remembered for one particularly fiery showdown with Tom Brady. 
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Brady on Giants boat trip: When I was young I did things I wish I didn't do
Giants receivers are catching a lot of heat for traveling to Miami on their off-day last week and then laying an egg against Green Bay. But Tom Brady isn't judging them.
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Report: Beckham punches wall, hits head against wall after loss to Packers
Odell Beckham's temper reportedly got the best of him again following the Giants' wild card round loss.
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Report: Steelers' Porter handcuffed after altercation with Pittsburgh cop
Joey Porter, who played for the Steelers in the 2000s and now serves as the team's linebackers coach, was reportedly handcuffed after an altercation with a Pittsburgh police officer S
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Curran: Osweiler shell of himself from what he was with Denver
Our panel on Sports Sunday break down the recent performance of Texans QB Brock Osweiler and his overall ability.
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Felger: Patriots have earned this spot to play Texans
Mike Felger, Mike Flynn, and Tom E. Curran talk about the New England Patriots vs.
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NFC WILDCARD: Rodgers leads Packers to 38-13 rout of Giants
Aaron Rodgers stepped on a big stage once again, catapulting the Packers to the next round of the playoffs.
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AFC WILDCARD: Steelers eliminate Dolphins; Pats to host Texans
The Patriots will play the Texans in the divisional round after the Steelers eliminated the Dolphins Sunday.
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Texans return to Foxboro for divisional-round game
The Texans, 27-0 losers at Gillette in Week 3, are heading back to Foxboro for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game.
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Curran: With interviews done, McDaniels has to weigh vastly different options
Head coaching interviews for Josh McDaniels on Saturday took all day. Now comes the process of sorting out three very different situations.
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Wildcard Weekend confirms Patriots in class of their own in AFC
The Texans wouldn't be able to beat the Patriots the way they beat the Raiders Saturday. Then again, can any of the AFC playoff teams beat them?
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NFC WILDCARD: Rumbling again, Thomas Rawls leads Seattle past Detroit 26-6
Thomas Rawls powered past the Lions to lead the Seahawks into the next round of the playoffs.
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Caserio reportedly passes on 49ers, will stay with Pats
For the time being, it appears Nick Caserio is staying put in New England -- or at least he doesn't want to leave for San Francisco.
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AFC WILD CARD: Osweiler returns to lead Texans over Oakland 27-14
After an up and down season, Brock Osweiler got the job done in his first playoff game for the Texans.
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If fired by Texans, O'Brien would have ripple effect on coaching searches
Josh McDaniels' and Matt Patricia's futures as NFL head coaches may be impacted if Houston decides to part ways with Bill O'Brien. 
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Blount fined for Suh helmet removal
The late-game dustup that saw LeGarrette Blount respond to a shove and a lean from Miami's Ndamukong Suh resulted in a $18,231 fine for the Patriots running back.
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Breer: Chip Kelly would 'absolutely' benefit Patriots
Would Chip Kelly be a positive influence on the Patriots? Albert Breer thinks so. 
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Patriots able to attack bye-week practices with injury numbers down
When Bill Belichick was asked on Thursday about the quality of his team's practices at this stage of the season, since its overall health is so much better than it was last year, the
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Ryan beats Brady for All-Pro honor; Slater gets First-Team nod
Matthew Slater was the lone Patriots player who took home First-Team All-Pro honors for his performance during the 2016 season.
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Former Patriots exec gets a promotion from Titans
John Robinson fared well enough in his first year as Titans GM that he's had "executive vice president" added to his title. 
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Jets GM Mike Maccagnan makes a funny about Tom Brady
Jets personnel man Mike Maccagnan made a completely innocent joke about Tom Brady and then clarified he was joking because he's a sweetheart. 
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Jets officials hint that Darrelle Revis' days in New York may soon be over
Neither owner Woody Johnson nor general manager Mike Maccagnan will say if the Jets will bring back ex-Patriot Darrelle Revis, who struggled mightily in 2016.
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Belichick doesn't care about regular-season progress: 'It’s where it’ll be next Saturday night'
Bill Belichick was looking for any chance to hammer home that he only cares about what his team can do in the playoffs. 
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Brady (thigh) understands sometimes he has to miss practice to stay fresh
Tom Brady was not spotted at Patriots practice on Wednesday. Nor was he out on the fields behind Gillette Stadium last Wednesday. 
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Mitchell (knee) returns to practice, giving Brady five WRs to work with
Malcolm Mitchell was back at Patriots practice on Thursday after sitting out all of last week's workouts due to a knee injury.
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Belichick praises Hall of Fame finalist Ty Law
After longtime Patriots cornerback Ty Law was named one of 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Bill Belichick discussed Law's "great" career. 
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Marcus Cannon among six Pats earning PFF All-Pro honors
Marcus Cannon hasn't gotten much love around these parts over the years, but he was given high honors by Pro Football Focus for a strong season at right tackle.  
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Brady on letter to Riley family: 'You just do what you can do to help'
When Tom Brady heard of the death of Calvin Riley, he wanted to do what he could to raise the spirits of Riley's family.
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Edelman might talk more trash in practice than he does in games
Julian Edelman's mouth seems to get as much of a workout as his legs do on game days.
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Bennett: 'I love being a part of this team, this organization and this city'
Martellus Bennett met with reporters on Thursday while wearing a "Football Marty" hooded sweatshirt and a hat with a cartoon image of his face emblazoned on the front. 
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2017's 20 Under 25 list: You made the calls!
This time, you made the choices in CSNNE.com's annual 20 under 25 rankings, in which we rate the best Boston athletes under the age of 25.
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20 Under 25 Rankings: #19 - Jacoby Brissett
The Patriots seem invested in Jacoby Brissett . . . and he may be ready to take over as Tom Brady's backup.
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20 Under 25 Rankings: #15 - David Andrews
In only his second season as starting center, David Andrews is proving to be critical to the Patriots' offense.
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20 Under 25 Rankings: #13 - Shaq Mason
Shaq Mason has improved steadily over the course of two seasons and his intelligence and athleticism should enable him to continue to grow.
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20 Under 25 Rankings: #11 - James White
James White has quickly established himself as a crucial member of the Patriots' backfield, even drawing a comparison to Kevin Faulk from none other than Bill Belichick.
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20 Under 25 Rankings: #10 - Trey Flowers
Trey Flowers is an interesting weapon on the defensive line who's earned what he's gotten this year.
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20 Under 25 Rankings: #9 - Joe Thuney
The Patriots spent a third-rounder on Joe Thuney last May and the irrepressibly upbeat kid has been one of the best rookie linemen in the NFL this season.
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20 Under 25 Rankings: #7 - Malcom Brown
The Patriots expect Malcom Brown to follow in the footsteps of players like Vince Wilfork, Ty Warren and Richard Seymour as a beast up front. It’s a reasonable bet.
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20 Under 25 Rankings: #5 - Malcolm Mitchell
Malcolm Mitchell has shown a knack for making contested catches in hazardous areas, has earned the trust of Tom Brady, and is the best rookie receiver the Patriots have had since Deio
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2017's 20 Under 25 list: You made the calls!
This time, you made the choices in CSNNE.com's annual 20 under 25 rankings, in which we rate the best Boston athletes under the...
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Daniels: Danny Amendola could be the Patriots third-down guy
Mark Daniels in the Cumberland Farms lounge describes where Patriots WR Danny Amendola could fit into the rotation as he returns from injury.
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Quick Slants: Ranking coaching openings for Patricia, McDaniels; Ty Law stories; awards
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry rank the head coaching vacancies, as Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels prepare to interview.
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Ex-Pats Podcast: McDaniels, Patricia as HC candidates; Patriots regular season MVP
Dan Koppen, Jerod Mayo, and Mike Giardi give their regular season MVPs for the New England Patriots (excluding Tom Brady, because he’s the clear choice).
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Shaughnessy: Belichick coming to Patriots was beginning of Jets hatred
Dan Shaughnessy, Lou Merloni, and Gary Tanguay discuss what could be the greatest move in Patriots history, when Bill Belichick left the New York Jets and came to the New England Patr
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Curran: Belichick resigning as a Jet has gone Patriots way
Tom E. Curran and Mike Giardi agree that Bill Belichick's decision to resign with the Jets and coach the Patriots 17 years ago was a great one.
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Curran: Patriots WR depth is a good situation for them
With the return of WR Danny Amendola to practice, the New England Patriots WR position has just gotten stronger in depth. Tom E.
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Amendola (ankle) returns to Patriots practice; Brady (thigh) absent
Danny Amendola was back at Patriots practice for the first time since injuring his ankle against the Rams in a Week 13 win at Gillette Stadium. 
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AP poll: They're number one
The Patriots top the field in the Associated Press' end-of-season NFL poll. But who's second? And third? And where do the Pats' potential foes rank?
Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia of the New England Patriots
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McCourty recalls Belichick quote: 'I don't give a damn about playoff experience'
Does playoff experience help players like Devin McCourty? Maybe. But Bill Belichick has been pretty clear in the past: It's about who executes.
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AP poll: They're number one
The Patriots top the field in the Associated Press' end-of-season NFL poll. But who's second? And third? And where do the Pats'...
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Malcom Brown named practice player of the week after benching
Malcom Brown and Jacoby Brissett were named Patriots practice players of the week for their work last week.
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Edelman named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for career day in Miami
Julian Edelman took home AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his 151-yard performance in Week 17.
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Slater: 'Really emotional' to win Bart Starr Award for character, leadership
Matthew Slater said it was an emotional moment for him when he found out he won the Bart Starr Award, given to the player who exemplifies character and leadership on and off the field
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Ex-Patriot Ty Law a finalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame
Former Patriots cornerback Ty Law, a three-time Super Bowl champion who was a standout in the New England secondary from 1995-2004, is one of 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Footb
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Breer: 49ers job may be most attractive to Josh McDaniels
Albert Breer explains why he thinks being the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers head coaching job may be the most attractice to Josh McDaniels.
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McDaniels, Patricia set to interview with Rams on Saturday
Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia will be interviewing for head-coaching jobs on Saturday, and both are set to meet with the Rams.
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Wilfork contemplating retirement, final game could be in Foxboro
Ex-Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork tells Houston reporters he's thinking about retirement. His finale could be a playoff game at Gillette.
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Belichick provides glowing endorsement of conscientious Caserio
Nick Caserio has received some interest from the 49ers, and it's easy to see why they might be interested given what Bill Belichick had to say about his director of player personnel o
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Belichick takes blame for broken coverage that led to Dolphins score
The Patriots watched most of their 20-point lead evaporate against the Dolphins after allowing back to back touchdown drives in the second and third quarters.
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Curran: All's well that ends well for Jones, Collins . . . and Patriots
Chandler Jones will get his big contract, Jamie Collins might, and the Patriots are stronger than ever on defense. The controversial moves seem to have worked.
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Phil Perry's Report Card: Pedal to the metal pays off
The Pats play hard to the end -- even though some (like Phil Perry) wanted them to rest their regulars -- and pass Sunday's test with flying colors.
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Howe: Chip Kelly becoming Patriots' offensive coordinator 'not happening'
The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe tells Toucher & Rich that, for any number of reasons, it's highly unlikely ex-Eagles and 49ers coach Chip Kelly would replace Josh McDaniels as Patriots'
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Phil Perry's Report Card: Pedal to the metal pays off
The Pats play hard to the end -- even though some (like Phil Perry) wanted them to rest their regulars -- and pass Sunday's test...
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Cold Hard Football Facts: Patriots had best record vs. quality opponents
There's been a lot of talk about the Patriots' weak schedule, but Cold Hard Football Facts says no one did better against winning teams this season.
Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.
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Dolphins rally around Suh after Blount's criticism
After LeGarrette Blount called Ndamukong Suh a dirty player, Suh's Miami teammates and coach come to the Dolphins lineman's defense.
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Patriots better without Collins and Gronkowski?
Mike Felger and Troy Brown decide if the New England Patriots are better without two big name players .
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Tanguay: Sorry, but Brady's not the MVP
Tom Brady's the best quarterback of all time. But this year, Oakland's Derek Carr has been more valuable to his team.
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Don Banks: The Patriots "have not been tested"
Don Banks, Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay talk about the New England Patriots 14-2 season, and how their schedule will impact the postseason.
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Curran: Bill Belichick deserves Coach of the Year
Tom E. Curran makes the case for New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick as NFL’s Coach of the Year
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