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Welker's wife sorry for Facebook barbs at Lewis

Welker's wife sorry for Facebook barbs at Lewis

Last year, Tom Brady's wife had some harsh words following the conclusion of the New England Patriots' season, this year it's the wife of wide receiver Wes Welker that is making news.
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  • Can Chip Make The Switch?

    Can Chip Make The Switch?

    CNNSI.com Jan 21, 2013
    As the Eagles' new coach, Chip Kelly faces more challenges than simply finding a quarterback. The biggest one? Adjusting to the NFL game's many differences, says Andy Staples.
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  • Andrew Luck takes Tom Brady’s place in the Pro Bowl

    Andrew Luck takes Tom Brady’s place in the Pro Bowl

    Russell Wilson isn’t the only rookie quarterback going to the Pro Bowl. The Colts have announced that rookie quarterback Andrew Luck has been selected to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl in place of Tom Brady, who is out with an injury. There’s no word on
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  • Luck steps in for Brady on AFC Pro Bowl squad

    Luck steps in for Brady on AFC Pro Bowl squad

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Six replacements for injured or unavailable players were named Monday to the AFC roster for Sunday's Pro Bowl.
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  • Another Dolphin heads to the Pro Bowl

    Another Dolphin heads to the Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    Between the injured players from the conference finalists who lost and the Pro Bowlers from the teams that won, replacements will be needed for the Pro Bowl. The latest is Dolphins defensive lineman Randy Starks, who is replacing Patriots defensive tack…
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  • Boomer Esiason: If you want to hate Belichick, he gives you a r…

    Boomer Esiason: If you want to hate Belichick, he gives you a reason

    After the Patriots lost in the AFC Championship Game, coach Bill Belichick was ripped on the postgame show for declining to give an interview to CBS. That wasn’t the first time that happened. Six years ago, Belichick was curt with CBS’s Solomon Wilcot
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  • Traveling back to Miami

    Traveling back to Miami

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    The AFC East blog is leaving Foxborough, Mass., Monday -- the site of this year's AFC Championship Game -- and heading back to its sunny Miami headquarters. We made two productive trips to Gillette Stadium in the past two weeks during the New England Pa…
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  • Pair of Broncos replaces pair of Patriots in Pro Bowl

    Pair of Broncos replaces pair of Patriots in Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    After last night’s AFC title game, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs told the Patriots to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Two them won’t. Guard Logan Mankins and receiver Wes Welker won’t be going to the Pro Bowl, because they are injured.  They’ll be re
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  • Previewing Patriots' top free agents

    Previewing Patriots' top free agents

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker obviously is the biggest name. But that's not the only key player the reigning AFC East champion New England Patriots could lose in free agency. Here is an early look at New England's top players who are scheduled to hit the…
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  • Talib loved being a Patriot, but doesn’t know if it will last

    Talib loved being a Patriot, but doesn’t know if it will last

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib said Monday he loved being a Patriot, but he’s far from knowing whether he’s going to stay a Patriot. The cornerback who was acquired in exchange for a fourth-round pick is headed to unrestricted free agency, and he said
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  • C.J. Spiller and Kyle Williams are going to the Pro Bowl

    C.J. Spiller and Kyle Williams are going to the Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    Another disappointing season for the Buffalo Bills ended a few weeks ago, but the team gets a small delayed celebration after a couple of their players were named to the AFC Pro Bowl team in the wake of Baltimore’s victory over the Patriots on Sunday. T
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  • PFT Live: Ravens talk with J. Michael and Patriots talk with To…

    PFT Live: Ravens talk with J. Michael and Patriots talk with Tom Curran

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    The Ravens reversed the result from last season and outlasted the Patriots on the road Sunday to advance to the Super Bowl. Monday’s PFT Live will be devoted to talking about that game from both angles. J. Michael of CSN Baltimore will join Mike Florio
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  • Sharpe calls Bill Belichick 'a poor sport'

    Sharpe calls Bill Belichick 'a poor sport'

    ESPN.com nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe has never been one to hold his tongue. Now an NFL analyst for CBS, Sharpe had a lot to say after New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick shunned the network for a postgame interview following a 28-13 loss to the B…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21, 2013
    A look at how the Bills scout the Senior Bowl. Members of the Dolphins shared their thoughts on the Martin Luther King Day holiday. Patriots WR Wes Welker was left to lament missed opportunities after Sunday’s loss to the Ravens. Jets NT Sione Pouha is
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  • Reviewing the Patriots' blame game

    Reviewing the Patriots' blame game

    ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    The key third-quarter drop by Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker certainly wasn’t the only reason the New England Patriots lost in the AFC Championship Game to the Baltimore Ravens. There was plenty of blame to go around. Here are several key plays and player
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  • 'We were just being the Ravens,' Suggs says

    'We were just being the Ravens,' Suggs says

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 21, 2013
    SI.com caught up with Ravens LB Terrell Suggs after Baltimore defeated the New England Patriots 28-13 in the AFC Championship.
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  • Is Defense (and Running) Still the Key to Winning in the N.F.L.…

    Is Defense (and Running) Still the Key to Winning in the N.F.L.?

    nytimes.com Jan 21, 2013
    New England and Atlanta, high-scoring offenses in the regular season, were each shut out in the second half.
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  • Championship Sunday LVPs: Tom Brady finishes season with a hear…

    Championship Sunday LVPs: Tom Brady finishes season with a heartbreaking playoff loss … again

    yahoo.com Jan 21, 2013
    Tom Brady's legacy: A quarterback's win-loss record, especially in a relatively small amount of playoff games, is nowhere near an accurate measure of a player's career. We all know that, right? Good. Still, we see Patriots quarterback Tom Brady trudging…
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  • Recap: Patriots lose in a pitful performance

    Recap: Patriots lose in a pitful performance

    patriotsgab.com Jan 21, 2013
    If the New England Patriots were playing for the right to go to this year’s Superbowl, you could not tell it. The Patriots are an veteran team, who have been in the playoffs a lot, but this has to be one of the worst playoff showing by the Patriots I ha
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  • We Went There: Ravens-Patriots

    We Went There: Ravens-Patriots

    grantland.com Jan 21, 2013
    My friend Garrett, of Boston, has been calling Ravens QB Joe Flacco "FlaccoLOL" all year. Every one of those Bad Joe Flacco Games this season, with th...
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  • Video - Changes coming in New England? 02:13

    Changes coming in New England?

    Jan 21
    After another postseason disappointment, what will the 2013 New England Patriots look like as a team? Albert Breer has the latest on the team's future plans.
  • Video - Changes coming in New England? 02:13

    Changes coming in New England?

    Jan 21
    After another postseason disappointment, what will the 2013 New England Patriots look like as a team? Albert Breer has the latest on the team's future plans.
  • Video - Does loss affect New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick's legacy? 01:37

    Does loss affect New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick's legacy?

    Jan 21
    Shaun O'Hara and Darren Sharper debate how the Patriots' loss to the Baltimore Ravens will impact quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick's legacy.
  • Video - Does loss affect New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick's legacy? 01:37

    Does loss affect New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick's legacy?

    Jan 21
    Shaun O'Hara and Darren Sharper debate how the Patriots' loss to the Baltimore Ravens will impact quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick's legacy.

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    Jan 21
    The Rooney Rule is nice in theory, but the NFL's diversity efforts must evolve. Plus, reader questions.
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    Jan 21
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