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Fox Gets Conservative: Did The Denver Coach's Risk-Averse Strat…

Fox Gets Conservative: Did The Denver Coach's Risk-Averse Strategy Cost The Broncos A Playoff Victory?

deadspin.com Updated Jan 13, 2013
NFL coaches will often refer to "playing the percentages." But if there's one thing I've learned by studying strategic decisions, it's that coaches don't have a firm grasp of those percentages. And when anyone is uncertain of the odds, he'll f…
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  • Texans can't handle Pats' pace, personnel

    Texans can't handle Pats' pace, personnel

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Player after player fell back into a common NFL safety net following the Houston Texans' 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots. We’ve just got to make more plays, they said. It’s a blanket, clichéd and too-easy solution to a los
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  • Stokley hopes to play one more year

    Stokley hopes to play one more year

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    It was believed that Peyton Manning would get the gang back together in Denver, with guys like Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, and Jeff Saturday joining Peyton as members of the Broncos. In the end, the Indy connection was limited to the likes of Jacob Tamm…
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  • Stepping It Up: When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hur…

    Stepping It Up: When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt …

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt in the first quarter, the Patriots turned to their reserves and ripped the Texans 41-28. It is the Patriot Way, says Don Banks.
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  • Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamr…

    Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls Texans

    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …
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  • Attack Mode: Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adj……

    Attack Mode: Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adj…

    CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013
    Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adjusted, says Chris Burke, who weighs in on the Patriots' 41-28 win that set up a rematch with the Ravens in the AFC title game.
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  • Texans’ DeVier Posey suffers torn Achilles tendon

    Texans’ DeVier Posey suffers torn Achilles tendon

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    Texans receiver DeVier Posey suffered a torn Achilles tendon injury in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. Posey went down in pain and had to be carted off the field, and he confirmed the diagnosis after the game. “It felt like I got shot. I’ve never fel
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  • During Patriots win, Brandon Spikes shows off his sweet dance m…

    During Patriots win, Brandon Spikes shows off his sweet dance moves (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    During the New England Patriots' divisional win over the Houston Texans, Owen Daniels was dropped for a one-yard loss. He dropped the ball, but the play was whistled dead before the fumble. It didn't matter to Brandon Spikes. He used the chance to plead…
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  • Texans hands are tied with Schaub in 2013

    Texans hands are tied with Schaub in 2013

    Though Texans quarterback Matt Schaub had a solid game on Sunday against the Patriots, plenty of his yards and both of his touchdown passes came after Houston had fallen into a 25-point hole.  Regardless, a season of high expectations ended with the Tex…
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  • Brady, Vereen help Patriots cruise by Texans

    Brady, Vereen help Patriots cruise by Texans

    Tom Brady became the winningest quarterback in postseason play, throwing for three touchdowns Sunday to beat Houston 41-28 and lift the New England Patriots into the AFC Championship Game.
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  • Report: Police want to ask Britt about stabbing

    Report: Police want to ask Britt about stabbing

    New Jersey police want to ask Kenny Britt about an incident Saturday night involving the stabbing of one of the Tennessee Titans receiver's good friends, The Tennessean reported.
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  • Pats push lead back to 11

    Pats push lead back to 11

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    Yep, the Texans should have deployed an onside kick to start the third quarter. Instead, they kicked away.  And Pro Bowler Matthew Slater returned it to the New England 31.  And the Patriots then drove 69 yards in seven plays, with Stevan Ridley capping
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  • J.J. Watt greets Pats logo with saliva

    J.J. Watt greets Pats logo with saliva

    profootballtalk.com Jan 13, 2013
    Yesterday’s AFC divisional-round playoff game ended up being much better than anyone had expected.  Perhaps today’s will be, too. Per multiple reports and accounts, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt spit on the Patriots logo in the middle of the field a
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  • No surprises on inactive lists for Texans, Patriots

    No surprises on inactive lists for Texans, Patriots

    yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013
    Combined, the Houston Texans and New England Patriots listed 20 players as "probable" on Friday's injury report. The Patriots removed 15 players from the injury report entirely, therefore, it's no surprise that there are no surprises on either…
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  • Reminder: Peyton Manning Still Better Than Tim Tebow

    Reminder: Peyton Manning Still Better Than Tim Tebow

    Broncos fans should be used to this by now: a big time, Super Bowl-winning quarterback lost to an obviously lesser quarterback in an overtime classic in Denver. The comparisons have been as inescapable as they are stupid: More »
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  • Jackets not prominent for Texans this time

    Jackets not prominent for Texans this time

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Five weeks ago, when the Texans got off their team busses here, they were all in new letterman jackets. It was a harmless gesture of team unity. Yeah, it’s a high-schoolish deal, but injecting a little high school-style spirit into
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  • Inactives for Texans-Patriots

    Inactives for Texans-Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The inactives for today's Texans-Patriots divisional round playoff game: Texans CB Roc Carmichael CB Stanford Routt ILB Cameron Collins G Antoine Caldwell T Andrew Gardner G Cody White NT Terrell McClain Patriots WR Matthew Slater S…
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  • Your Divisional Playoffs Open Thread

    Your Divisional Playoffs Open Thread

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    Seattle at Atlanta 1:00 p.m. (FOX): Well, it's put up or shut up for the "Falcons stink in the playoffs" narrative. It really could not have shaken out any worse for them, though, as the white-hot Seattle Seahawks come into town. While Atlanta…
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  • Humbled Peyton visits Lewis after loss in locker room

    Humbled Peyton visits Lewis after loss in locker room

    A humbled Peyton Manning, with reporters hammering away on deadline and videocameras shut off after the last postgame question had been answered, took his family into the Ravens' locker room on Saturday night and visited with Ray Lewis.
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  • On the Texans, Holliday and Jones

    On the Texans, Holliday and Jones

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    It’s awfully easy to look at the plays made by Trindon Holliday and Jacoby Jones in Saturday’s great Baltimore Ravens-Denver Broncos game and say the Houston Texans blew it. Both those guys belonged to Houston. Both those guys were cut by the Texans.
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  • Mayne Event: Pats-Texans newspaper feud

    Mayne Event: Pats-Texans newspaper feud

    ESPN.com Jan 13, 2013
    Kenny Mayne examines the "heated" exchanged of blows between the hometown newspapers of the Patriots and Texans.
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  • A Summit Of Two Of The Most Widely Loved And Reviled Football P…

    A Summit Of Two Of The Most Widely Loved And Reviled Football Players In The NFL Took Place After Ravens-Broncos

    deadspin.com Jan 13, 2013
    A tableau: Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis talking in a Mile High Stadium locker room, 90 minutes after the end of the pitched battle that was their AFC divisional playoff matchup, 85 minutes after Ray Lewis yelled Bible verse at Solomon Wilcots, and about…
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  • Video - Texans Don't Matchup Against Patriots 03:06

    Texans Don't Matchup Against Patriots

    Jan 13
    James Walker and Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com on the Texans troubles this season against the Patriots.
  • Video - Patriots Headed Back To AFC Championship 01:14

    Patriots Headed Back To AFC Championship

    Jan 13
    Shane Vereen combines for three touchdowns and over 160 yards of offense as Patriots put away Texans and advance to their seventh AFC Championship under Bill Belichick.
  • Video - Countdown Daily Recap: Texans-Patriots 04:18

    Countdown Daily Recap: Texans-Patriots

    Jan 13
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Patriots' 41-28 win over the Texans.
  • Video - GameDay: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlights 08:44

    GameDay: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlights

    Jan 13
    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots advance to the AFC Championship Game for the second consecutive year with a 41-28 win over the Houston Texans.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls Texans

    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- By now, you have to wonder if the New England Patriots could even remember what full strength feels like, if they ever again are lucky enough to experience it. Here they are, making yet another deep playoff run, and they're faced with …
  • NFL playoffs -- Can the Baltimore Ravens upset the New England Patriots fo…

    Jan 13
    It's Ravens vs. Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. How does the matchup shake out?
  • Don Banks: It was never easy, but Ryan, Smith solve playoff woes; more Sna…

    Jan 13
    FOXBORO, Mass. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the most riveting weekend of NFL playoff action in memory winds to a breathless close....
  • NFL playoffs -- NFC finalists have been vindicated

    Jan 13
    The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.