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Wild-Card Matchups: A.F.C. Updated Dec 30, 2012
The Texans take on the Bengals, the Ravens face the Colts, and the Broncos and Patriots earn byes in the wild-card round of the A.F.C.
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  • AFC East 2013 draft order Dec 30, 2012
    The 2012 regular season is over for the AFC East. For the second straight year, only the New England Patriots finished with a winning record. Here is the 2013 NFL draft order for the three division teams that did not make the playoffs: No. 8: Buffalo Bi…
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  • Report: Reid, Eagles' winningest coach, out on Monday Dec 30, 2012
    Andy Reid is out after 14 years coaching the Philadelphia Eagles, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press following Sunday's 42-7 season-ending loss to the New York Giants.
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  • Brady, Pats blank Dolphins to earn playoff bye

    Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and the New England Patriots regained their dominance after a rare slump, earning a playoff bye with a 28-0 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
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  • Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is active

    The New England Patriots have activated Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. How much he will be used remains to be seen. Gronkowski has missed the past five games with a broken forearm. The Patriots probably w…
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  • Sunday morning one-liners Dec 30, 2012
    A call for the Bills defense to make things as easy on the Jets as they did in the opener. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald wonders if the Dolphins will take advantage of their opportunities this offseason. The return of LB Brandon Spikes would be a…
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  • Full List of NFL’s Pro Bowl Roster Dec 30, 2012
    Full Rosters For the 2013 Pro Bowl is set. AFC Pro Bowl: QBS: Peyton Manning(Broncos), Tom Brady(Patriots), Matt Schaub(Texans). RBS: Arian Foster(Texans), Ray Rice(Ravens), Jamaal Charles(Chiefs). WRS: Andre Johnson(Texans), Reggie Wayne(Colts), A.J. G…
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-Patriots Recap 02:21

    Sunday Blitz: Dolphins-Patriots Recap

    Dec 30
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Patriots' 28-0 win over the Dolphins.
  • Video - Patriots Wrap-Up 01:44

    Patriots Wrap-Up

    Dec 30
    Mike Reiss breaks down the Patriots' 28-0 win against the Dolphins and the road ahead in the playoffs.
  • Video - Patriots Cruise, Earn 1st Round Bye 00:31

    Patriots Cruise, Earn 1st Round Bye

    Dec 30
    The Patriots blew out the Dolphins 28-0 and Rob Gronkowski scored a touchdown in his return.
  • Video - Patriots postgame press conference 06:05

    Patriots postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Patriots react following game with Dolphins