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Heading into Sunday, five NFL teams had a chance to clinch a playoff berth. Four of them succeeded. The Patriots, Broncos and Falcons all clinched their divisions on Sunday, while the Texans clinched a spot in the AFC playoffs. But the Ravens, who would…Share Tweet
Right Now The Patriots Own the Tie Breakerpatriotsgab.com Dec 2, 2012The Patriots have the second seed for right now because they own the tiebreaker currently over the Ravens and Broncos. This doesn’t mean anything until the Ravens and Broncos play each other and that could very well change everything but for this one wShare TweetThe Patriots win wasn’t the prettiest win but it is a win that gives the Patriots the AFC East Title. The Patriots won their fourth AFC East Title in a row and now are guaranteed a playoff spot. The Patriots offense wasn’t very sharp in anyway in thiShare Tweet
Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 2, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Share TweetThe Miami Dolphins fear that left tackle Jake Long suffered a season-ending triceps injury during Sunday's 23-16 loss to the New England Patriots, Jeff Darlington of the NFL Network reports. Long was injured in the first quarter on Sunday and was observ…Share TweetIt wasn’t the prettiest Patriots performance that you’ll ever see, but the result was still pretty good for the Patriots. They wrapped up the AFC East with a 23-16 win over the Dolphins that featured almost no offensive fireworks in the second half. TShare TweetNothing that happened on the field is going to comfort the Chiefs. But for a moment, this will help. A day after one of their own committed murder and then suicide, the Chiefs held on for a 27-21 win over the Panthers. The Chiefs played a clean game fro…Share Tweet
Patriots-Dolphins halftime notesESPN.com Dec 2, 2012MIAMI -- The New England Patriots are leading the Miami Dolphins, 17-10, at halftime. Here are some notes at intermission: Miami is putting forth a game effort. But penalties, mistakes and turnovers have provided too many opportunities for the Patriots.…Share TweetOn an emotional day, the Chiefs are playing football as they haven’t often this year. They just took a 7-0 lead over the Panthers on a 2-yard touchdown run by Peyton Hillis, marking the first opening-drive touchdown of the season for the Chiefs BradyShare Tweet
Brian Waters negotiated a return to Patriots, but can’t return nowThroughout the offseason, training camp and the preseason, it was never clear whether veteran offensive lineman Brian Waters, who is under contract to the Patriots, would play this season. But now it’s clear: He won’t. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports thShare TweetESPN.com Dec 2, 2012MIAMI -- Here are the players you won’t see in Sunday's AFC East showdown between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins: Patriots (8-3) DE Chandler Jones TE Rob Gronkowski G Logan Mankins RB James Develin S Derrick Martin OL Mitch Petrus TE VisantShare Tweetyahoo.com Dec 2, 2012Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn thought he was in for another ordinary Saturday at the Truman Complex, the Chiefs' practice facility. He was made aware of a very different series of circumstances when he arrived at the complex Saturday mornin…Share TweetChiefs quarterback Brady Quinn, sadly, has experience dealing with situations like this. That doesn’t make the aftermath of Jovan Belcher’s suicide after killing his girlfriend any easier for him and his teammates to deal with. Quinn was a member of tShare TweetA suggestion that the Bills look to throw deep against the Jaguars this week. It will be a busy day for the Dolphins pass defense. The Patriots added OL Mitch Petrus to the injury report with an illness. DE Muhammad Wilkerson has given the Jets somethin…Share Tweet
Pictures From the Jets-Patriots Thanksgiving Gamepatriotsgab.com Dec 2, 2012Edleman had two scores on the night Edleman catching the fumble and returning it for a touchdown Mayo getting a sack Ridley Gets into the Endzone QB Tom Brady WR Lloyd gets a catch Safety Steven Gregory Welker Grabbing A TD Pass Coaches meeting at mid f…Share Tweet
Patriots Win 10th AFC East Title In Past 12 YearsDec 2Mike Reiss and James Walker break down the Patriots' 23-16 win over the Dolphins.
Patriots Clinch AFC EastDec 2Wes Welker had 103 receiving yards and a touchdown to lead the Patriots over the Dolphins 23-16.
Patriots postgame press conferenceDec 2Patriots react following game with Dolphins
Patriots vs. Dolphins highlightsDec 2New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had his least efficient game of the year, but the Patriots took advantage of Miami's mistakes Sunday to win 23-16 and clinch their fourth consecutive AFC East title.