Re-Grading the New England Patriots’ 2011 NFL Draft Class – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportThere’s always a mad rush to put grades on each team’s picks in the draft minutes after its conclusion. In reality, it takes at least three years to really…

Steve Gregory released by New England Patriots – NFL.com

NFL.comGregory started in 13 games last season. He showed promise before injuring his thumb in Week 9 of the 2013 season, after coming off a subpar first season with the…

Aaron Hernandez and inmate clash in jail – Boston.com

Boston.comAaron Hernandez fought another inmate Tuesday at the North Dartmouth jail where the former New England Patriots player is being held as he awaits trial on murder and weapons charges,…

Fired Cleveland Browns GM Mike Lombardi reunited with Bill Belichick in New … – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerSources told cleveland.com that the discord between the two contributed to the demise of both. Lombardi, who had been with the Browns for only 13 months, was replaced…

Winter Storm Rex Lashing Northeast, New England; Boston, New York City … – The Weather Channel

The Weather ChannelAfter dumping inches of snow on the Midwest, Winter Storm Rex has moved into the Northeast and New England, bringing another shot of snow to New York City…

Winter Storm Rex Prepares to Lash Northeast; Boston, New York City Under … – Wunderground.com (blog)

Wunderground.com (blog)… Winter Storm Rex is about to move into the Northeast and New England, bringing another shot of snow to New York City and Boston. “This system is going…

2014 Super Bowl betting odds have Broncos tied with Patriots – Denver Post (blog)

2014 Super Bowl betting odds have Broncos tied with PatriotsDenver Post (blog)A Super Bowl favorite or co-favorite throughout the 2013 season, the Broncos are now tied with the New England…

2014 NFL Scouting Combine: Draft Prospects with the Most to Gain in Indy – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportFor players whose draft stocks are more in flux, the combine is a legitimate opportunity to improve one’s draft stock. Along with impressing in positional drills and in interviews…

More Snow in Store for NYC Saturday – AccuWeather.com

More Snow in Store for NYC SaturdayAccuWeather.comFor folks hoping for a change in the weather, there is some good news next week. After yet another storm passes through New England…

Report: Larry Fitzgerald Trade Talks Between Patriots, Cardinals Never Happened – NESN.com

NESN.comActually, he could wind up in New England somewhere down the road, but there has yet to be trade talks between the Patriots and Arizona Cardinals, according to one report.…

VIDEO: This Is What It Looks Like When You Parachute into an NFL Playoff Game – People Magazine

VIDEO: This Is What It Looks Like When You Parachute into an NFL Playoff GamePeople MagazineThousands watched the Denver Broncos clinch a spot in Super Bowl XLVII by winning Saturday’s…

Miami Dolphins lose another GM candidate as Nick Caserio passes on job – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comThe Dolphins thought they had their man again, and he turned them down. Nick Caserio, the Patriots’ director of player personnel, was offered the Dolphins’ general manager job Saturday but…

Extreme Cold Follows East Coast Snow Storm – USA TODAY

USA TODAYResidents of the East Coast can expect to be hit with extremely cold temperatures, as a major snow storm moves out. Tuesday’s storm dropped a foot or more of…

CBS Sports Earns Second Highest Viewer Average for AFC Championship … – TVbytheNumbers

TVbytheNumbersCBS Sports’ coverage of the 2014 AFC CHAMPIONSHIP game featuring the Denver Broncos defeating the New England Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 19 (3:06-6:08 PM, ET) averaged 51.3 million viewers (Persons…

NFL conference championship picks: Broncos won’t blow chance vs. Pats – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comEach week, we’ll take the best — and most clever — odds collected by Bovada for the upcoming week and give our take. This is important stuff, perhaps the most…

Denver Broncos v New England Patriots Prediction AFC Championship

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Hot Reads: AFC, NFC decide Super Bowl teams (watch) – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comGet ready for a tremendous football game to open Sunday’s NFL conference championship play. NFL analyst Troy Aikman expects nothing less when the New England Patriots visit the Denver Broncos.…

Pete Carroll leads Seahawks with enthusiasm, toughness – USA TODAY

USA TODAYRENTON, Wash. — Willie McGinest was one of the few true believers in his young New England Patriots coach Pete Carroll when many teammates rolled their eyes, scoffing at…

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…

Aaron Dobson questionable for AFC Championship game – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeFOXBOROUGH — Receiver Aaron Dobson has been on the practice field all week, but he isn’t sure if he’ll be in uniform for the AFC Championship game Sunday at…

Denver brewery offers Patriots players free beer during AFC Championship game – USA TODAY

Denver brewery offers Patriots players free beer during AFC Championship gameUSA TODAYThe brewery will be unveiling its newest beer ““Omaha! Omaha! Brett,” an ale which is described as “a winning,…

Capsule for AFC championship game – Boston.com

Boston.comSTREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — New England overcame 24-0 halftime deficit on Nov. 24. … Patriots coach Bill Belichick 7-10 vs. Broncos. … Game marks 15th meeting between Brady and…

Tom Brady Back at Practice After Missing Day – ABC News

ABC NewsNo sniffles, no coughs, no watery eyes. Patriots fans can breathe easy now that Tom Brady is back at practice. “Doing very well, thank you,” the quarterback who will…

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…

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…

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…

AFC Championship Game preview: Patriots-Broncos – NFL.com

NFL.comI can’t help but wonder if Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos might be our final look at these two quarterbacking giants going head-to-head…

Wes Welker can’t pick between Peyton Manning, Tom Brady – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldDenver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) speaks at a news conference at the NFL Denver Broncos football training facility in Englewood, Colo., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. The Broncos…

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…

LeGarrette Blount leads Pats to AFC title game vs. Broncos – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldNew England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) works a running drill during a stretching and drills session before practice begins at the NFL football team’s facility in Foxborough,…

Patriots in Rare Position as Postseason Underdogs – ABC News

ABC NewsThe Patriots’ streak of 11 postseason games as a favorite is over. For the first time since the AFC championship game against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in…

Welker’s Return Helps Broncos Beat Chargers 24-17 – ABC News

ABC NewsWes Welker isn’t looking back at his unhappy homecoming in Foxborough in November or his six seasons with Tom Brady in New England as he prepares for the Patriots’…

Brady-Manning, 49ers-Seahawks spice up title games – Boston.com

Boston.comDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up before playing against the San Diego Chargers in an The Associated Press Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning warms up before playing against the…

Report cards: Colts can’t answer reinvented Patriots – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe New England Patriots used a vicious ground game to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 on Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. Below are grades for each team. THE…

Patriots beat Colts, advance to AFC Championship Game – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comFor the eighth time in the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era, the Patriots are heading to the AFC Championship Game. New England kept it on the ground to beat Indianapolis on…