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Kaepernick, Holliday, Brady set NFL records

Kaepernick, Holliday, Brady set NFL records

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 14, 2013
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 a
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  • Torrey Smith: We’re a different team now

    Torrey Smith: We’re a different team now

    We’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 miss
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  • Derek Anderson Wants To Kiss And Make Up With Cleveland

    Derek Anderson Wants To Kiss And Make Up With Cleveland

    deadspin.com Jan 14, 2013
    Let'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…
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  • Bill Belichick defends kickoff coverage

    Bill Belichick defends kickoff coverage

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Belichick: Danny Woodhead could have returned

    Belichick: Danny Woodhead could have returned

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The 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 cont
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  • One thing to know: Pats will survive without Gronk

    One thing to know: Pats will survive without Gronk

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    All 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…
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  • Patriots will miss Gronkowski in red zone

    Patriots will miss Gronkowski in red zone

    The 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…
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  • Pats bring back Daboll as offensive assistant

    Pats bring back Daboll as offensive assistant

    The Patriots hired former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to a position on their coaching staff, coach Bill Belichick announced Monday.
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  • I Am Legend: 'Youth will be served,' they say. Don't tell that……

    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.
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  • Ranking team needs: Miami Dolphins

    Ranking team needs: Miami Dolphins

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    The 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 o
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  • PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, NBC officiating consul…

    PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The 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 Curra
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  • Brendon Ayanbadejo ”apologizes for comments about the Patriots

    Brendon Ayanbadejo ”apologizes for comments about the Patriots

    With 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 “gimmick
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  • Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    LB 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.
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  • J.J. Watt explains the spit-and-stomp routine

    J.J. Watt explains the spit-and-stomp routine

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    During 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,
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  • Instead of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning in the AFC title game, …

    Instead of Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning in the AFC title game, the consolation prize is Tom Brady vs. Ray Lewis

    nydailynews.com Jan 14, 2013
    It’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.
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  • New England ran away with the Win vs the Texans

    New England ran away with the Win vs the Texans

    patriotsgab.com Jan 14, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Report: Texans' Posey tears Achilles tendon

    Report: Texans' Posey tears Achilles tendon

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Houston 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.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Broncos Fail To Move On To AFC Title 03:11

    NFL32OT: Broncos Fail To Move On To AFC Title

    Jan 14
    Episode 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
  • Video - Snap Decision: Brady Or Montana? 03:46

    Snap Decision: Brady Or Montana?

    Jan 14
    Merril Hoge and Ron Jaworski discuss who is the better playoff QB, Tom Brady or Joe Montana.
  • Video - Ayanbadejo Takes Shots At Pats 02:17

    Ayanbadejo Takes Shots At Pats

    Jan 14
    Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge discuss Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo's tweets about the Patriots.

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    Jan 14
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