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Arian Foster turns columnist’s anti-Texans jabs into his own Tw…

Arian Foster turns columnist’s anti-Texans jabs into his own Twitter avatar

If it's the NFL postseason, it's time for Patriots fans and columnists to ratchet their annoying tendencies up another few notches. Yes, they've reached many Super Bowls in recent years, and even won a few, and yes, we're all jealous of their success. B…
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  • Brady expects different game vs. Texans

    Brady expects different game vs. Texans

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    ESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker discusses Tom Brady's comments that the "Monday Night Football" game between the Texans and Patriots will have no bearing on their playoff matchup.
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  • Andy Reid: I’ve got to find the next Len Dawson

    Andy Reid: I’ve got to find the next Len Dawson

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    New Chiefs coach Andy Reid was formally introduced in Kansas City today, and it didn’t take long for him to be asked about finding a quarterback. Reid didn’t offer any specific opinions about the quarterbacks currently on the Chiefs’ roster - Matt
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  • Danny Woodhead is Patriots X Factor

    Danny Woodhead is Patriots X Factor

    patriotsgab.com Jan 7, 2013
    My apperication for Danny Woodhead has grown over the course of the season, and he has quickly become one of my favorite players to watch. Danny Woodhead has been more then solid this season for the New England Patriots, regardless, if he is catching pa…
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  • Boston columnist: Texans are 'frauds'

    Boston columnist: Texans are 'frauds'

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick won't like this one. Expect plenty of respect coming from the Patriots locker room in regards to the Houston Texans this week. New England, led by the laser-focused Belichick, will do all it can to guard ag…
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  • Bill Belichick: Patriots’ previous win over Texans means nothin…

    Bill Belichick: Patriots’ previous win over Texans means nothing now

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    In December, the Patriots destroyed the Texans, 42-14. Which is great news for the Patriots, who get to play the Texans again on Sunday in the divisional round of the playoffs. Except for one problem: The Patriots have been down this road before: Two ye…
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  • AFC East's top free agents: Nos. 10-12

    AFC East's top free agents: Nos. 10-12

    ESPN.com Jan 7, 2013
    The 2013 offseason should be a memorable one with several key free agents set to hit the open market. With the New England Patriots still in the playoffs, we won't go too heavy on offseason analysis just yet. But as an appetizer, this week the AFC East …
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 7, 2013
    The Bills are “swinging for the fences” by hiring Doug Marrone as their next head coach. Dave Hyde of the Sun-Sentinel looks at the Dolphins legacy of Nick Saban. Recent playoff experience against the Jets should remind the Patriots that regular seaso
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  • Why Chip Kelly May Be Waiting for Belichick to Retire

    Why Chip Kelly May Be Waiting for Belichick to Retire

    nytimes.com Jan 7, 2013
    Oregon's coach has a history of waiting for the perfect fit and turning down enticing offers, like one from Giants Coach Tom Coughlin.
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  • Vote for Tom Brady and Others

    Vote for Tom Brady and Others

    patriotsgab.com Jan 7, 2013
    Vote for the Rookie of the Year in the NFL: Vote for the Air and Ground Players of the Year in the NFL:
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  • Video - AFC Divisional Playoffs 02:36

    AFC Divisional Playoffs

    Jan 7
    Eric Mangini, Herm Edwards and Tim Hasselbeck discuss which AFC team has the best chance to win a rematch in the divisional playoffs.
  • Video - Brady Expects Different Game vs. Texans 02:38

    Brady Expects Different Game vs. Texans

    Jan 7
    ESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker discusses Tom Brady's comments that the "Monday Night Football" game between the Texans and Patriots will have no bearing on their playoff matchup.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL mailbag -- Carryover rules impact cap strategy

    Jan 7
    The new carryover rule changes the way teams handle the salary cap. Plus: reader questions.
  • 2013 NFL draft -- Zach Ertz of Stanford Cardinal enters NFL draft

    Jan 7
    Stanford's offense will be without one if its premier playmakers after tight end Zach Ertz announced Monday he'll enter the 2013 NFL draft.
  • Peter King: RGIII injury closes the curtain on ugly Wild-Card Weekend

    Jan 7
    Before we examine the final Ray Day in Baltimore and the Shanahan-RGIII race to blame in Washington (and elsewhere) and what in the world got into Chip Kelly, this observation about Wild-Card Weekend: That was some lousy football. It got me to thinking …