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New England’s Chandler Jones won’t tell his Raven brother about…

New England’s Chandler Jones won’t tell his Raven brother about his ankle

yahoo.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
The brotherly bond between Chandler and Arthur Jones is evident. They come together to support their brother Jon, the UFC light heavyweight champion. They were together when Chandler was drafted to the New England Patriots. However, that brotherly bond …
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  • Expert predictions: Upset in Foxborough?

    Expert predictions: Upset in Foxborough?

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    The New England Patriots are favored to beat the Baltimore Ravens in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. But several ESPN experts sense an upset is brewing in Foxborough. ESPN’s panel picked the Patriots over the Ravens by an 8-4 margin. Merril Hoge, Mike
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  • Patriots put Gronk on IR, open up roster spot

    Patriots put Gronk on IR, open up roster spot

    The Patriots on Thursday put tight end Rob Gronkowski on season-ending injured reserve.
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  • One Step From New Orleans

    One Step From New Orleans

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    There will be little margin for error in Sunday's conference title games. Both contests look like thrillers, perhaps classics. Who will reach Super Bowl XLVII? Peter King picks.
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  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    CNNSI.com Jan 17, 2013
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
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  • Alfonzo Dennard returns to practice

    Alfonzo Dennard returns to practice

    New England Patriots rookie cornerback Alfonzo Dennard returned to practice Thursday. He missed Wednesday's session due to a mandatory court appearance in Nebraska. Dennard was charged with assault in Nebraska in April and had two court appearances push…
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  • Boston mayor Menino flubs 'Wilcock,' 'Gonk'

    Boston mayor Menino flubs 'Wilcock,' 'Gonk'

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jan 17, 2013
    Boston mayor Thomas Menino added to his blooper reel Wednesday, referring to Patriots 'Wilcock' and 'Gonk'.
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  • Patriots' Ridley, Vereen are double trouble

    Patriots' Ridley, Vereen are double trouble

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    Last year in the AFC Championship Game, New England Patriots running backs Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen were two rookies in street clothes -- and neither player was happy about it. Ridley showed flashes in his first year with the Patriots by rushing f…
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  • Patriots defense, with addition of Aquib Talib and young, talen…

    Patriots defense, with addition of Aquib Talib and young, talented players, starting to play like Bill Belichick’s Super Bowl

    Now the Patriots are one win away from a third Super Bowl appearance in six years, trying for their first championship since the '04 season. You have to like their odds.
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  • PFT’s Championship Game picks

    PFT’s Championship Game picks

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    Last week, MDS and yours truly agreed on every pick.  After Saturday’s games, it looked like we’d be Thelma-and-Louiseing our way to an 0-4 weekend. But after getting it wrong by relying on the Broncos and Packers, we were perfect on Sunday with the
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  • Ranking team needs: Buffalo Bills

    Ranking team needs: Buffalo Bills

    ESPN.com Jan 17, 2013
    The AFC East blog continues its series this week on ranking team needs. On Thursday we take a peek at the new-look Buffalo Bills, who finished 6-10 last season. No. 1 need: Quarterback Analysis: The Bills are never going to catch the New England Patriot…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 17, 2013
    The Bills are giving it the old college try with a new coaching staff, populated mostly with inexperience. The Dolphins ought to be more interested in free agent WRs than drafting one, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. The Patriots are …
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  • Video - NFL32OT: A New Look For Eagles 02:14

    NFL32OT: A New Look For Eagles

    Jan 17
    Episode 251: Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson discusses looking forward to working with Chip Kelly and his new offense. The NFL32 crew breaks down which defensive player will have the biggest impact in the AFC Championship game.
  • Video - Menino, the mumblin' mayor 00:17

    Menino, the mumblin' mayor

    Jan 17
    Boston Mayor Thomas Menino continues flubbing famous sports names as he discusses the impact of Vince "Wilcock" and the confidence he has in Aaron Hernandez filling in for "Gonk."
  • Video - 'Sound FX': 2012 New England Patriots 05:05

    'Sound FX': 2012 New England Patriots

    Jan 17
    Relive the New England Patriots journey to the AFC Championship Game through the sounds of the players and coaches.
  • Video - Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday 02:27

    Offensive Keys On Championship Sunday

    Jan 17
    Ron Jaworski delivers a staple of each offense that must be stopped for defenses to be victorious on Championship Sunday

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks
  • Peter King: It's time to make room for Joe Flacco in the upper echelon of …

    Jan 17
    This story appears in the Jan. 21, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated. Buy the digital version of the magazine here.