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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…Share Tweet
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, clichÃ©d and too-easy solution to a losShare Tweet
Stokley hopes to play one more yearIt 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…Share Tweet
Stepping It Up: When Rob Gronkowski and Danny Woodhead were hurt …CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013When 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.Share TweetFOXBORO, 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 …Share Tweet
Attack Mode: Tom Brady found an edge, and the Texans never adj…CNNSI.com Jan 13, 2013Tom 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.Share TweetTexans 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 felShare Tweet
During Patriots win, Brandon Spikes shows off his sweet dance moves (VIDEO)yahoo.com Jan 13, 2013During 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…Share TweetThough 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…Share TweetTom 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.Share TweetNew 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.Share Tweet
Pats push lead back to 11Yep, 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 cappingShare TweetYesterday’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 aShare Tweetyahoo.com Jan 13, 2013Combined, 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…Share TweetBroncos 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 »Share Tweet
Jackets not prominent for Texans this timeFOXBOROUGH, 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 intoShare TweetFOXBOROUGH, 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…Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jan 13, 2013Seattle 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…Share TweetA 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.Share TweetIt’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.Share TweetKenny Mayne examines the "heated" exchanged of blows between the hometown newspapers of the Patriots and Texans.Share Tweet
A Summit Of Two Of The Most Widely Loved And Reviled Football Players In The NFL Took Place After Ravens-Broncosdeadspin.com Jan 13, 2013A 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…Share Tweet
Texans Don't Matchup Against PatriotsJan 13James Walker and Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com on the Texans troubles this season against the Patriots.
Patriots Headed Back To AFC ChampionshipJan 13Shane 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.
Countdown Daily Recap: Texans-PatriotsJan 13Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down the Patriots' 41-28 win over the Texans.
GameDay: Houston Texans vs. New England Patriots highlightsJan 13Tom 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.
Don Banks: No Gronkowski, no problem as Patriots offense steamrolls TexansJan 13FOXBORO, 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 13It'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 13FOXBORO, 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 vindicatedJan 13The Falcons and 49ers found vindication while winning their way into the NFC Championship Game.