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San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick had an unprecedented running performance, Denver’s Trindon Holliday had an unprecedented returning performance, and the Patriots keep winning games behind Tom Brady’s passing. Kaepernick, Holliday and Brady aShare TweetWe’ve got a rematch in the AFC Championship Game, which means the Ravens are trying to avoid a repeat of last year’s painful loss to the Patriots. Lee Evans couldn’t catch a pass in the end zone that he should have caught and then Billy Cundiff missShare Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 14, 2013Let's go back to the halcyon days of 2007, when an unheralded sixth-round pick named Derek Anderson outplayed Charlie Frye and Brady Quinn to become the Browns starter. Anderson would make the Pro Bowl and win 10 games as he led Cleveland to its best se…Share Tweet
Bill Belichick defends kickoff coverageThe New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans 41-28 Sunday in the divisional round of the playoffs. But the game would not have been that close if not for New England's poor kickoff coverage. Houston had 230 kickoff return yards against the Patri…Share Tweet
Belichick: Danny Woodhead could have returnedThe injury news on tight end Rob Gronkowski was not good, but the Patriots appear to have dodged a bullet in regard to running back Danny Woodhead. Woodhead injured his thumb early in Sunday’s 41-28 victory over the Texans and did not return to the contShare TweetAll due respect to Rob Gronkowski and his unique skill set, but the Patriots will survive without their tight end's presence. Sidelined with a broken arm, Gronk is forced to miss the remainder of the postseason as the Patriots move on to face the Ravens…Share TweetThe New England Patriots' top-ranked offense will be fine without Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, who reinjured his arm Sunday against the Houston Texans and is out for the playoffs. New England got plenty of practice and was 4-1 when Gronkowski brok…Share TweetThe Patriots hired former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to a position on their coaching staff, coach Bill Belichick announced Monday.Share Tweet
I Am Legend: 'Youth will be served,' they say. Don't tell that…CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013'Youth will be served,' they say. Don't tell that to Tom Brady. Surrounded by the future at QB in these playoffs, he won't give up his legacy without a fight, Michael Rosenberg writes.Share TweetThe AFC East still has one team — the New England Patriots — remaining in the playoffs. Meanwhile, the rest of the division is currently examining its rosters and trying to figure out how to improve, This week the AFC East blog will rank and examine oShare TweetThe Patriots put up an impressive performance against the Texans on Sunday afternoon, allowing them to advance to the AFC Championship Game for the second straight year. They’ll be facing the Ravens next week, just as they did last season, and Tom CurraShare TweetWith a day to think about it, Brendon Ayanbadejo ”would like to recant his claims about the Patriots. Ayanbadejo, the Ravens linebacker who ripped the Patriots on Twitter Sunday night over Spygate and an offense that Ayanbadejo described as a “gimmickShare Tweet
Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013The sum total of the weekend's four N.F.L. games: 3,598 yards, 35 touchdowns and that whole defense-wins-championships canard takes one right in the kisser.Share TweetLB Bryan Scott hopes the new regime in Buffalo wants to keep him with the Bills. Did the Marlins make it harder for the Dolphins to get the stadium money they want? Shane Vereen made sure the Patriots didn’t suffer because of Danny Woodhead’s injury.Share Tweet
J.J. Watt explains the spit-and-stomp routineDuring the pre-game lull of storylines, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt spitting and wiping his feet on the Patriots logo was the kind of thing that got a lot of attention. But after his team absorbed a 41-28 loss, Watt said it wasn’t a symbolic gesture,Share Tweet
Instead of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning in the AFC title game, the consolation prize is Tom Brady vs. Ray Lewisnydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013It’s a bit of a letdown that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning won’t battle it out in the AFC Championship Game next week with a chance for Manning to close the gap on Brady on the list of the all-time greats.Share Tweetpatriotsgab.com Jan 14, 2013The New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans 41-28 to advance to the AFC Championship Game next Sunday. New England had a great game versus the hungry Texans, and showed up with a mission on their mind, to win. The score was close at half, 17-13, bu…Share TweetHouston Texans wide receiver DeVier Posey suffered a torn Achilles tendon during the team's 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots in an AFC divisional-round game on Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported.Share Tweet
Rondo Drops A Triple-Double On The BobcatsJan 14Celtics hand Bobcats fourth straight loss.
NFL32OT: Broncos Fail To Move On To AFC TitleJan 14Episode 248: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the Broncos conservative play in the 4th quarter against the Ravens. Merril Hoge breaks down the impact of Rob Gronkowski's injury on the Patriots. The NFL32 crew discuss the Falcons win over the Sea
Rationalizing the IrrationalJan 14Nate Silver on the difficulty of accepting advanced statistical analysis in sports.
Snap Decision: Brady Or Montana?Jan 14Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski discuss who is the better playoff QB, Tom Brady or Joe Montana.
NFL mailbag -- Running QBs have leg up, for nowJan 14The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
Peter King: Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference final…Jan 14DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…