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Unheralded players help Pats – Boston.com

Unheralded players help PatsBoston.comFOXBOROUGH — On paper, this New England team doesn’t measure up to others Bill Belichick has taken to AFC championship games. On the field, though, unheralded players replacing missing stars filled major roles to get the Patriots to where they are … and more …read more Source: NFL – AFC Game News […]

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Tom Brady returns to Patriots practice Thursday – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady is back at practice with the New England Patriots. New England’s quarterback returned after missing one day because of illness. The Patriots are scheduled to practice again on Friday before leaving for Denver where …AFC Championship: Tom Brady-Peyton Manning is no contest in stat that mattersWashington PostExplaining Peyton […]

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The Edge: Brady vs. Manning – ESPN

ESPNFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady downplayed missing Wednesday’s practice with an illness, saying it felt good to get back on the field with his teammates Thursday in anticipation of the AFC Championship Game.Peyton Manning ranks Bill Belichick as greatest coach in NFL historyLos Angeles TimesTom Brady on illness: ‘It was nothing, […]

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Sick Tom Brady misses New England Patriots practice, but Bill Belichick won’t … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFOXBOROUGH — Four days before the AFC Championship Game, they all but declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts: Tom Brady did not practice. Of course, New England has no chance to beat Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday if Bill …‘Omaha’ to benefit Peyton charityESPNExplaining Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ call: How […]

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Brady sits Pats practice because of illness, shoulder – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are taking Tom Brady’s absence from practice in stride. Four days before the AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos, the star quarterback missed practice Wednesday because of illness …QB Tom Brady not spotted at Patriots practiceMiamiHerald.comPeyton Manning says Bill Belichick will ‘go down as the […]

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Bell: Clock is ticking for both Manning and Brady ahead of AFC Championship … – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The more things change, the more they stay the same. Tom Brady is back in the AFC Championship Game, four quarters away from yet another Super Bowl. While CBS executives can salivate over the imminent ratings bonanza …Broncos put Chargers in rearview, motor toward PatriotsSportingNews.comDefense was embarrassment in playoffsESPN (blog)Patriots, Broncos […]

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Brady on Robert Mathis, Andrew Luck, and facing old teammates – Boston.com

Boston.comFOXBOROUGH — Struck with a cold and donning a knit cap, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addressed the media ahead of Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts. It will be the quarterback’s 25th playoff game, and he’ll be looking for …Andrew Luck out to match ‘standard’Boston HeraldNew role players in latest Colts-Patriots dramaBoston GlobePro […]

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Patriots set to face Colts in AFC divisional round – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick can prepare his players to stop Andrew Luck now that they’re set to play the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional round. The teams will meet Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.Patriots will host Colts in divisional roundBoston HeraldPatriots Need Some Good Luck Against ColtsPatsFans.comHilton a […]

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Brady might watch wild-card games, but might not – Boston.com

Boston.comFOXBOROUGH — With the Patriots not playing a game this weekend courtesy of their playoff bye, they’ll have the opportunity to watch their upcoming opponent on television during wild-card weekend. Two games — Chiefs at Colts, and Chargers at Bengals …Tom Brady says offensively, Pats will do whatever is needed to winBoston HeraldBrady on McDaniels: […]

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Blount lifts Pats to bye with 34-20 win over Bills – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Before trading for LeGarrette Blount, Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke with one of his talent evaluators. Cornerback Aqib Talib. The players were teammates with Tampa Bay the past three years, so Belichick wanted some …Pats a dangerous team in wide-open AFCBoston HeraldPatriots have built team in diverse waysThe Providence JournalLeGarrette Blount’s […]

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Tom Brady one of four Patriots named to Pro Bowl team – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFOXBOROUGH — The NFL announced the 2013 Pro Bowl selections Friday night, and the Patriots have four players among the 85 named to the team: quarterback Tom Brady, guard Logan Mankins, cornerback Aqib Talib and special teamer Matthew Slater.49ers have 8 on Pro Bowl rostersSan Francisco ChronicleFour Patriots named to Pro BowlBoston.comChiefs, 49ers place […]