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New England Overcomes Another Slow Start, Hands Houston 10th Straight Loss
December 2nd, 2013 at 4:05 PM
For the second consecutive week, it was a tale of two halves for the New England Patriots, who overcame a double-digit deficit at halftime on their way to a last-minute victory.  Heading into the game, the Patriots looked like overwhelming favorites to march into Reliant Stadium and win in convincing fashion....

Monitoring Wes Welker’s Status for Sunday Night
November 22nd, 2013 at 3:08 PM
Sunday night's game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos has most of the familiar themes that have defined the Brady versus Manning rivalry over the last decade plus: the seemingly annual debate about which legendary quarterback has had the more impressive career, the matchup of two of the...

Sizing up Sunday’s Opponent: the Pittsburgh Steelers
November 1st, 2013 at 4:02 PM
When the NFL released the official regular season schedule back in April, Sunday's matchup between the New England Patriots and long time rival Pittsburgh Steelers looked like another classic matchup of two AFC title contenders.  Fast forward six months though, and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is already putting the game in...

Patriots Beat Dolphins 28-0 Clinch First Round Bye
January 3rd, 2013 at 8:49 AM
Yessssssssssssssssssss.  The New England Patriots (12-4) defeated the Miami Dolphins (7-9) 28-0 on Sunday to clinch a first round bye following a Houston loss to Indianapolis.  Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns, Stevan Ridley ran for two, and the defense recorded a season high seven sacks en route to the...

Baltimore Week 13 Loss Gives Life to the Broncos and Patriots in the Hunt for a First Round Bye
December 5th, 2012 at 2:34 AM
Of the four teams most likely competing for the AFC's two first round byes, Denver has by far the easiest schedule the rest of the way, with only one game coming against a potential playoff team, the Ravens. Remaining Schedules Patriots: Texans (11-1), 49ers (8-3-1), @ Jaguars (2-10), Dolphins (5-7) Texans: @ Patriots...

Week 13 Wrap up: AFC Playoff Picture
December 4th, 2012 at 2:09 AM
With the Baltimore loss to the Steelers, New England now moves in to a three-way tie with Baltimore and Denver for second place in the AFC. 1. Houston Texans (11-1) 2. New England Patriots (9-3) 3. Baltimore Ravens (9-3) 4. Denver Broncos (9-3) 5. Indianapolis Colts (8-4) 6. Pittsburg Steelers (7-5) In the hunt: Bengals (7-5), Jets...