First Bong Bowl? Big game matchup highlights NFL’s anti-pot stance – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBong Bowl. Reefer Bowl. Stoner Bowl. These names are emerging leading up to this year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Colorado and Washington … Read More

Patriots’ Aaron Dobson (foot) active vs. Denver Broncos – NFL.com

NFL.comTom Brady and the Patriots overcame a 24-point halftime deficit against the Broncos to prevail in Week 12. Was it the best moment of 2013? VOTE NOW. The New England … Read More

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning playing to define their legacies – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsDENVER — Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have been in each other’s way for more than a decade — it’s the greatest individual rivalry in NFL history … Read More

Archrivals back to test Peyton Manning in possible final game – Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-TimesBroncos QB Peyton Manning will have his neck evaluated in the offseason, which could force his retirement. | Joe Mahoney/AP. storyidforme: 60783317 tmspicid: 22014829 fileheaderid: 10416520. 1. A missing … Read More

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: A tale of the tape – USA TODAY

USA TODAYYou’ve contributed successfully to: Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: A tale of the tape. Thanks! Check out your photo or video now, and look for it in USA TODAY … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

5 eye-opening developments since the last Brady-Manning playoff matchup – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTom Brady holds a sizable advantage (10-4) over Peyton Manning in their career regular season meetings. He’s also got a 2-1 postseason record against his fellow future Hall of … Read More

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’ … Read More

Brady-Manning, 49ers-Seahawks Spice up Title Games – ABC News

ABC NewsFamiliar foes. Rivalry showdowns. Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles. It’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game next Sunday, … Read More

Broncos outlast Chargers, set up Manning-Brady showdown – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDENVER — Exactly a year after last season’s stunning playoff loss, the Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning on Sunday made amends with a 24-17 AFC divisional round playoff … Read More

LeGarrette Blount is a force again as Patriots run over, around, and past Colts – Boston.com

Boston.comWhen Bill Belichick praises LeGarrette Blount — something that is becoming as familiar from the coach during Patriots postgame media festivities as the phrase “all three phases” — he is … Read More

Game Preview: Patriots host Colts in divisional playoff game – Patriots.com

Patriots.comThis week’s game will be the fourth postseason meeting between the two teams. The Patriots are 2-1 in the postseason against the Colts. The Patriots beat Indianapolis, 24-14, in the … Read More

Patriots coach Bill Belichick views Colts quarterback as a thoroughbred – Enterprise News

Enterprise NewsIn just his second season in the NFL and at 24 years of age, the Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck is, in Bill Belichick’s opinion, “one of the top quarterbacks … Read More

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 … Read More

Patriots float into postseason with Blount as latest hero – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldHOT STUFF: Running back LeGarrette Blount celebrates with Tom Brady after scoring in the second quarter of the Pats’ win over the Bills yesterday in Foxboro. 1. Monday, December … Read More

Blount carries Pats past Bills as team secures No. 2 AFC playoff seed – Bangor Daily News

Bangor Daily NewsThe New England Patriots, finishing a perfect home season, got a career game from running back LeGarrette Blount and clinched the No. 2 AFC seed and a first-week … Read More

Live: Patriots must win to secure bye – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick comes out to survey the conditions before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Sunday December 29, 2013. BcrF5QaCQAASgDz.jpg. … Read More

Live: Stephen Gostkowski gives Pats a 17-0 lead over the Ravens – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldPatriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) falls into the end zone for a touchdown in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. … Read More

Patriots notebook: Solder hurt again as Mankins moves to LT – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldHAT’S OFF: Stevan Ridley’s helmet flies off after he was tackled by Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon and free safety Reshad Jones in the second quarter of yesterday’s game. … Read More

Rob Gronkowski injured in Patriots-Browns game – Boston.com

Boston.comPatriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was taken off the field on a cart after suffering an apparent knee injury in the Patriots’ game Sunday vs. the Cleveland Browns. The team … Read More

Patriots benefit from controversial call in last-minute victory over Browns – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe end zone flag New England Patriots fans wanted on a Monday night in November was finally thrown on Sunday, giving the Pats an unexpected and controversial victory over … Read More

Tom Brady dismisses spying allegations made by Antonio Smith – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comPatriots quarterback Tom Brady dismissed the accusation of spying made by the Texans defensive end Antonio Smith. On Sunday, Smith suggested that the Patriots may have used dirty tactics in … Read More

In a strange way, Antonio Smith’s spying implication is a compliment to Patriots – Boston.com

Boston.comIt’s too bad the Houston Texans will have long since turned their attention to Teddy Bridgewater and Jadeveon Clowney rather than Tom Brady and Chandler Jones when the NFL playoffs … Read More

5 things to know after Patriots top Texans 34-31 – Washington Post

Washington PostHOUSTON — Tom Brady raved about Rob Gronkowski after he helped New England rally for a 34-31 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. “Whenever he gets going, the … Read More

Albert Haynesworth, Reggie Bush, NFL Dominates Google Trends

The Albert Haynesworth trade from the Washington Redkins to the New England Patriots has Google Trends in a state not seen much of late: on fire. And with the NFL … Read More