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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: How much better are the Eagles than the Jaguars? What are the biggest threats to Patriots?
Jerod Mayo joins Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran to discuss the Patriots-Eagles Superbowl matchup.
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Report: Gisele pushing Tom to retire
Gisele Bundchen tried to have Tom Brady's college friend, former kicker Jay Feely, convince the QB to retire, according to a Sports Illustrated story.  
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The Boston Bruins show off the Stanley Cup at a New England Patriots game in 2011.
Plenty of Pats fans in Black and Gold
Bruins young and old, and their coach Bruce Cassidy, are just like the rest of New England fans. They're in awe of the Patriots' success and aspire to reach that level.
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Belichick: Tuesday a 'major working day'
Tuesdays are generally when the finishing touches are being put on the Patriots game plan. While they have plenty of time before facing the Eagles, they're getting down to business right away. 
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Eagles talking trash already about Patriots and Tom Brady
The Boston Sports Tonight crew discusses the Patriots' victory over the Jaguars, Tom Brady's scoreless Super Bowl first quarters, and Lane Johnson's trash talking.
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EX PATS PODCAST: Recapping Patriots win in AFC title game over Jags
Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen get together to recap a great Patriots comeback victory against the Jaguars
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Who from the Belichick coaching tree has fared the best?
With the Patriots facing more departures, who from the Belichick coaching tree has fared the best?
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Cooks shines on his biggest stage yet
People have been wanting more from Brandin Cooks. On Sunday he delivered, making several key plays that paved the way to yet another trip to Super Bowl for the Pats.
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Flores out at Arizona, in at Foxboro?
The Cardinals have reportedly chosen to make Steve Wilks their next head coach, which means the Patriots should be able to hold onto Brian Flores. 
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A fond Gillette farewell for Patricia
Matt Patricia was on his back, laying in confetti, his son sitting alongside, soaking up the last few moments of what was probably his last home game at Gillette Stadium.
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11 slides of this one picture of the Stephon Gilmore play
Before we look ahead to the Eagles, let's look at this picture for a little while.
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Jaguars miffed at lack of calls on Pats
The Jaguars clearly felt as though they were given the short end of the stick when it came to the officiating on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. 
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Brady heading back to a special place
Tom Brady is headed back to Minnesota for Super Bowl LII. That's right. "Back." He spent some memorable moments there growing up. 
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Brady thought injury 'was a lot worse'
Tom Brady's hand injury ended up being a non-factor in the outcome of Sunday's AFC title game. But the Patriots quarterback wasn't always so sure that would be the case.
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'Season can't end on a practice handoff'
There was a point in time during the week that Tom Brady wasn't sure he'd be able to play in the AFC title game.
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Amendola the definition of a good football player for Belichick, Patriots
Danny Amendola has turned himself into one of Tom Brady's most trusted receiver options. 
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In the end, they always get you
The Patriots' come-from-behind win over the Jaguars is another example of the grit, preparation and resourcefulness that New England loves and the rest of the country despises.
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Eagle wants to dethrone 'pretty boy Brady'
The Eagles didn't waste any time after their victory in the NFC game and got right to trash talking the Patriots.
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Foles shocks Vikings to set stage for Patriots and Eagles in Super Bowl LII
Nick Foles reached deep down inside, way down, like, into the small intestine, to pull out a performance that had him looking like Foles of 2013.
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Not as planned, but as expected
It didn't go as anyone thought, but it ended as expected: With the Patriots winning the AFC Championship by defeating the Jaguars. Here's a look at what Tom E. Curran got right . . . and wrong.
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Super Bowl 52: A 2004 rematch
Next up: The Eagles' first Super Bowl appearance since 2004 against the team that beat them then, the Patriots.
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Belichick on Brady's hand: 'We're not talking about open-heart surgery here'
The Patriots got two fourth-quarter touchdown drives from Tom Brady, proving that his hand wasn't all that big a factor in how the game played out. 
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Jags safety says Gronk hit was unavoidable
Barry Church, who knocked Rob Gronkowski out of the game with a helmet-to-helmet hit, says he had no way to avoid the collision.
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A first look at Brady's injured thumb
Patriots fans have held their breath all week long after hearing about Brady's injured thumb, now we get to see the injury for the first time.
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AFC Championship Game: The Patriots' celebration
A look at the New England Patriots' celebration of their record 10th AFC championship . . . and their record 10th trip to the Super Bowl.
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Winners, and still champions
The Patriots pull off yet another postseason rally, coming back from 10 points down in the fourth quarter for a 24-20 victory over the Jaguars and a trip to Super Bowl 52.
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Coming back and moving on
Here's a look at the best, and the worst, of the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Jaguars.
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Super Bowl-bound . . . again
Now that their 10th AFC championship has been secured, the Patriots can begin looking forward to the Super Bowl. Here's some facts and figures about what they've already accomplished, and what they're...
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Five quick thoughts: Patriots vs. Jaguars
Here are five quick-hitting thoughts on what transpired between the Patriots and Jaguars during Sunday's AFC title game . . . 
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AFC Championship Game: Pregame sights at Gillette Stadium
A look at the sights in and around Gillette Stadium as the fans await the start of the AFC Championship Game.
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No gloving for Brady
Tom Brady needs to figure out how to protect the wound on the palm of his hand and maintain his grip. In pregame warmups, he's not wearing gloves.
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New England Patriots offensive lineman LaAdrian Waddle.
Patriots without Waddle, roll with Fleming
The Patriots are going to have to go with their No. 3 right tackle against one of the best pass-rushing defensive lines in the NFL.
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Morris looking forward to NFL conference championships games
Marcus Morris isn’t all that different than most football fans in New England as far as being excited about the games today that will decide who moves on to the Super Bowl. 
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Countdown to kickoff
All the information you need -- and some notes that may surprise you -- as you get ready for today's AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Jaguars.
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Pats-Jaguars information station
The Patriots hope to be holding the Lamar Hunt Trophy as AFC champions again once again. Here are some facts and stats that may shed a little light on whether or not they will.
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Ex-Patriot named head coach of Titans
Former Patriots fan favorite Mike Vrabel has been named as the successor to Mike Mularkey for the Tennessee Titans.
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AFC Championship Game Under-The-Radar-Storylines.
Who'll step into the spotlight?
It happens every year in big games - a not-necessarily-a-star emerges to play a key role. Here are five who could fill the role for the Patriots.
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Brady calls on Denzel for help with this hype video
Tom Brady's thumb is apparently feeling good enough for yet another pregame social media post.  
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady at practice Friday before the AFC Championship Game.
Report: Pat who collided with Brady ID'd
It was Patriots running back Rex Burkhead who collided with Tom Brady at practice, resulting in the thumb injury, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reports. 
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Familiar territory
Sunday's game against the Jaguars will be the Patriots' 12th (!) trip to the AFC Championship Game in the 17-year Brady/Belichick Era. Here's a look at how they did in the first 11.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Can a banged-up Brady get the job done?
The BST crew discusses how the Patriots are handling Tom Brady's hand injury, the Celtics' offensive woes, and much more.
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You can keep your hands to yourself
Mike Giardi tells a reader who graciously offered to donate his right hand to Tom Brady that it won't be necessary. It's the most colorful of an interesting line of questions in this week's #FridayBag.
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Injury report: Brady questionable
Tom Brady is listed as questionable in the injury report for Sunday's AFC Champiosnhip Game between the Patriots and Jaguars.  
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What we're hearing: Painful thumb injury
No one with what Tom E. Curran would consider first-hand knowledge is talking about Tom Brady's injury. But he hears Brady's right thumb was bent back badly when hit by a running back.
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Brady to media: Talk to the hand
Tom Brady speaks for the first time since injuring his hand Wednesday, but provides no information and won't say if he'll play Sunday.
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New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis takes a handoff from QB Tom Brady at training camp.
Lewis: Nobody really worried about Brady
Dion Lewis says he and his teammates know Tom Beady is 'gonna be okay' and that he'll be 'out there game day.'
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady at practice Friday before the AFC Championship Game.
Brady spotted at beginning of practice
We'll know soon whether he participated after missing Thursday's session.
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Brady injured? Jackson isn't buying it
While the news of Tom Brady's injured hand has dominated headlines and airwaves all over the country, Jaguars' defensive tackle Malik Jackson isn't sure he's buying it.
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Belichick sheds no light on Brady
The normally tight-lipped Patriots coach gives no indication, one way or the other, as to the status of the injured Tom Brady.
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McCourty playfully ducks Brady questions
The Patriots probably made a wise choice in selecting a player to replace Tom Brady at the podium on Thursday. 
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New England Patriots backup QB Brian Hoyer at practice.
Next man up?
'If I don’t play, that’s good for our team' is the most honest assessment backup Patriots QB Brian Hoyer provides as he's thrust into the spotlight with Tom Brady's injury.
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Brady injury moves Patriots-Jaguars line
Anyone confidently wagering on the Patriots after Tom Brady missed Thursday's practice?
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Brady sits out Patriots practice
After injuring his right hand on Wednesday, Tom Brady misses Thursday's Patriots practice.
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Ramsey has one-word answer for Pats DT
Patriots rookie defensive tackle Adam Butler warns 'Be humble or be humbled' when asked about Jalen Ramsey's Super Bowl prediction. An incredulous Ramsey responds succinctly.
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Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone.
'I'm sure he could probably throw left-handed'
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone doesn't sound like he thinks Tom Brady's hand injury is going to be a problem for the Patriots QB. Neither do Brady's teammates. 
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Brady present with glove on hand
Tom Brady was back on the Patriots practice field Thursday after suffering an injury to his throwing hand the previous day. 
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Gipson injury intensifies Gronk challenge
Rob Gronkowski is maybe the most difficult matchup in the NFL. How will the Jaguars try to check him? 
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A round of struggles
If the Jaguars are to pull off the upset, they need Tom Brady to . . . not be Tom Brady. And he's been less like Tom Brady in conference championship games than any other playoff round.
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Will the real Jags defense please stand up?
The numbers, on the surface, paint Jacksonville's one of the best defenses the NFL has seen in years. But are we giving them too much credit?
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Bortles quieting the critics
Blake Bortles doesn't care about what's said about him outside his locker room, and those in the locker room believe in their quarterback.
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Pats CB placed on injured reserve
The Patriots will have to go the remainder of the season without one of their top special teams players. 
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Report: How Brady hurt his hand
Tom Brady's hand injury is a result of an accidental collision with a teammate during practice.
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UPDATE: Brady listed with hand injury
Tom Brady's scheduled press conference is canceled, as the Patriots announce he is meeting with the team's medical staff.
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Marrone says camp practices highlighted gap between Pats, Jaguars
The Patriots and Jaguars met at Gillette Stadium for a series of training camp practices last summer. Doug Marrone said they were beneficial in how they showed the Jags just how far off they were.
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Getting ready for Sunday
GALLERY: A look at the Patriots as they begin preparation for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Jaguars.
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It seems Pats receiver won't hit deadline
The Patriots begin practice without Malcolm Mitchell on Wednesday, indicating he won't be activated prior to the 4 p.m. deadline to play this season.
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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Mayo on how Pats should attack Jaguars defense
Jerod Mayo breaks down the upcoming Patriots-Jaguars matchup in the AFC Championship game.
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New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (left) and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
'The culture is built'
Both Patriots coordinators, Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels, appear headed out the door. But the players say the system is bigger than any individual.
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Jags have Ramsey's back
Jalen Ramsey put a target on the Jaguars with his bold prediction of a Super Bowl victory, but he has the support of his teammates.
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New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins, forward Anthony Davis (23) and guard Jrue Holiday.
Challenges big and small await
The Celtics have New Orleans big men Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins to contend with but those two are surrounded by three guards who are tough to cover, too.   
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Will Jaguars defense give Pats trouble?
Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen discuss the Patriots advancing to their seventh consecutive AFC Championship Game, and whether or not Jacksonville's defense can give the Pats problems.
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Jags star RB unhurt in car accident
Jacksonville running back Leonard Fournette was reportedly rear-ended Tuesday morning.
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Indy columnist rips Colts over McDaniels
With the Colts set to hire Josh McDaniels, the always-interesting Gregg Doyel wonders why they would hire what he deems to be a failure and a "punk." 
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Pats turn in a high-grade effort
A good game plan, executed well, is a recipe for success. And the Patriots certainly cooked up a winner Saturday against the Titans.
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Brady in a stew over tomato-can talk
The Patriots quarterback calls the Jaguars 'the best team we've faced all season' and warns the Pats won't get to the Super Bowl without 'our best' effort on Sunday.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Patriots advance to AFC title game vs. Jaguars
Tom E. Curran, Albert Breet, Michael Holley, Tom Giles and Kayce Smith discuss the upcoming AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and the Jaguars.
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Pats react to Ramsey's guarantee
Patriots players didn't seem all that bothered by Jalen Ramsey's proclamation that the Jaguars would win the AFC title game and head to Minnesota for the Super Bowl.
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Double the distractions?
There's nothing left for Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia to prove in New England, so it's time for them to leave the nest. But how big a hole will their departures leave? And who will they take with them?
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McDaniels expected to take Colts HC job
It appears Bill Belichick will lose both of his coordinators this offseason.
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Wise, Butler able to avoid rookie wall
When Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler celebrated a sack back in Week 16, their celebration gave away their age.
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Burkhead's return could be key vs. Jags
If the Patriots could get one more talented pass-catching back in the fold, it may help them hit the Jaguars defense where they're softest. 
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Another job opening for McDaniels?
Josh McDaniels may have done more than simply help the Patriots win a playoff game Saturday against Tennessee. He may also have opened the door for his next job.
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Jaguar CB predicts win over Patriots
Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey wasted no time giving the Patriots bulletin board material for their AFC championship matchup.
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Pats don't need to apologize for anything
If the Patriots win the Super Bowl, it will be completely forgotten in just a few years that the last four quarterbacks standing in the 2017 playoffs were Tom Brady, Case Keenum, Nick Foles and Blake Bortles
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No Steelers round 2: Jags will face Pats
Round 2 of Patriots-Steelers will have to wait for the 2018 regular season after Jacksonville shocks Pittsburgh in the Divisional Round.
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Jaguars shut up talkative Steelers
The underdog Jacksonville Jaguars rolled into Steeltown and upset the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42. 
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Garoppolo cashes in from Patriots win
Jimmy Garoppolo is sitting at home during this year's playoffs, but he's still getting paid. 
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Practice makes perfect for the Patriots
You almost had to give Rob Torbert's officiating crew credit for being so open about the whole thing.
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Pats spied a plan for success vs. Mariota
The Patriots' plan of having a 'spy' on Marcus Mariota -- a defender dedicated to chasing him all over the field -- results in franchise-record eight playoff sacks.
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'I'll find out who won on Monday'
James Harrison has a chance to get revenge on his former team in the AFC Championship Game, but he's not interested enough to watch today's game and see if they'll make it.
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Report: Lions set to hire Pats assistant
ESPN's Adam Shefter tweeted this morning that Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia will likely be heading to Detroit to serve as next head coach of the Lions.
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Even better than expected
Like everyone, Tom thought the Patriots would beat the Titans . . . but did it play out the way he forecast? Take a look at what he predicted, and how it came out.
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Ignoring the noise . . . and making some
The Patriots make a loud announcement that whatever's happening behind the scenes isn't harming the on-field product.
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From reliable to 'incredible'
Patriots players sing the praises of Danny Amendola for his performance in the Pats' divisional-round win over Tennessee.
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Bell looks past Jaguars to Patriots
Le'Veon Bell seems to care about everything but the Jaguars game.
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Tennessee waltz
Phil Perry's quick thoughts about the Patriots' 35-14 romp over the Titans, which moves them into their seventh consecutive AFC Championship Game.
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Best and Worst: Patriots 35, Titans 14
Tom E. Curran chronicles the best, and worst, moments from the Patriots' victory over the Titans to advance to the AFC title game.
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Pats get two weapons back vs. Titans
Chris Hogan and James White return to the Patriots lineup tonight but Kenny Britt is out, as are Alan Branch and David Harris.
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Countdown to kickoff
All the information you need -- and some notes that may surprise you -- as you get ready for tonight's Patriots-Titans playoff game.
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Of course, Brady posts a playoff hype video
It wouldn't be the playoffs with a Tom Brady hype video.  
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Reports: McDaniels, Vrabel finalists for Colts job, Flores to Cards?
Bill Belichick could be losing his two coordinators and a linebackers coach as his Patriots assistants continue to be at the top of NFL head coaching candidate lists.
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Burkhead expected to be out
Rex Burkhead insisted he'd heard some "good news" about his knee injury recently, but the Patriots running back won't play tonight, according to ESPN. 
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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Andy Benoit from The MMQB gives his in-depth Titans breakdown
Andy Benoit from the MMQB joins Quick Slants to give his perspective on the upcoming Titans-Patriots matchup. 
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Managing Mariota's Mobility
The road to Minneapolis runs through Foxboro, and the Patriots need to ensure Mariota doesn't burn them with his mobility
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Managing Mariota's Mobility
The road to Minneapolis runs through Foxboro, and the Patriots need to ensure Mariota doesn't burn them with his mobility
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Patriots will be without a WR vs. Titans
Patriots wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell won’t play Saturday against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Playoff. 
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JBJ, Bogaerts get 1-year deals from Sox
Jackie Bradley Jr. avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.1 million deal with the Red Sox.   
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Healthy Pats have some choices to make
Who won't make the active list Saturday? Will the Patriots double Delanie Walker? Will Chris Hogan's return boost the offense? The crew answers your Pats questions on the eve of Saturday's playoff game.
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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Gotham Chopra on Brady’s motivation for documentary
Filmmaker Gotham Chopra sits down with Tom E. Curran to discuss working with Tom Brady on “Tom vs Time" documentary.  
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How it could happen...
As we continue to focus on the Patriots' drama, are we underestimating the Titans?
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Brady: Consistency makes Belichick 'so great'
While last week ended with a report about how Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft were at odds, this week ended with Brady calling Belichick "great."
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No Patriots listed as 'out' for Saturday
Chris Hogan and Kyle Van Noy are off the injury list and both are expected to play Saturday when the Patriots host the Titans in the divisional round.
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Tennessee view: Facing 'cheaters' at 'Death Star'
Tennessean columnist Joe Rexrode acknowledges the Patriots greatness but, in a familiar refrain, also calls them out as cheaters.
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All hands on deck at Patriots practice
The Patriots had all 53 players on the active roster -- and one other potential contributor -- back on the field for Thursday's practice.
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Burkhead feeling positive before playoffs
Rex Burkhead has been in and out of the lineup this season for the Patriots, but he's hopeful that he'll be available Saturday.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Matt Patricia the favorite for Giants head coaching job
The Boston Sports Tonight crew discusses Matt Patricia's future, the Bruins, and a skewed perception of Tom Brady.
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Practice report: Illness fells a Patriot
Linebacker Marquis Flowers misses Wednesday's practice because of illness as the Patriots continue preparation for Saturday's playoff game against the Titans.
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Casey could be handful for Patriots
It's a tale as old as time: Pressure Tom Brady up the middle and you'll have a chance.
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New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore (left), RB Rex Burkhead (center) and DL Lawrence Guy
Offseason spree pays postseason dividends
The Patriots' willingness to shell out for immediate help at expensive positions has been rewarded with another playoff berth, as it has for others willing to spend with the NFL's ever-growing salary cap.   
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Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson.
Pats draft success? Thank the Titans GM
Titans GM Jon Robinson was Bill Belichick's director of college scouting with the Patriots, where his recommendations led to a lot of keys to the Super Bowl run - including a certain tight end.  
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'It's going to bond us together'
Rob Gronkowski sticks with the Patriots "ignore the noise" mantra and says he's excited to be back in the playoffs after missing them last season with an injury.
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From classics to clunkers
The Snow Bowl. Beating Peyton Manning (again). The Benjamin Watson tackle. The "sorriest corner in the league." The divisional round once brought classics. These days? Meh.
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New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
Patricia about to take a Giant leap?
The New York Daily News reports 'all signs are pointing to' the Giants hiring Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia as their new head coach.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: How does ESPN report damage Brady's character?
Tom Curran, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss Tom Brady’s pushback on the ESPN report and if it will have any impact on him.
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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Mayo on Pats ignoring the noise
Take it from someone who's been there: Jerod Mayo tells Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry that the Patriots are ignoring the noise and are focused on their playoff game with the Titans.
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Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard.
Turning Brady into Bortles?
Titans All-Pro safety Kevin Byard says he's not intimidated by facing Tom Brady and that he wants to make him look like Blake Bortles on Saturday by intercepting the Patriots QB. 
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New York Giants safety Landon Collins.
Giants' Collins: Belichick 'too strict'
If Bill Belichick was to wind up coaching the Giants, his "too strict" style wouldn't sit too well with Landon Collins, the New York safety tells the New York Post.  
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Tennessee Titans CB Logan Ryan, formerly of the New England Patriots.
Will ex-Pats CB Ryan reveal any secrets?
Logan Ryan returns to Foxboro to face his old team with plenty of inside knowledge of the Patriots secondary. Will it do any good?  
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Most of Pats walking wounded return
Running back Mike Gillislee is the only player missing as the Patriots practice for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Titans.
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Pats relying on old routine
Yes, it's the postseason. And yes, the Patriots haven't played the Titans in a while. But that doesn't mean that this is the time to shake things up when it comes to preparation.
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Brady to release documentary
Tom Brady allowed Gotham Chipra "sweeping access" to Brady in "an array of intimate settings" for the Facebook documentary. 
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Why is Brady suddenly the bad guy?
The friction within the Patriots that was reported by ESPN has been discussed at length, but why hasn't anyone tried to look at it from Tom Brady's perspective? 
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Mitchell missing from Pats practice
Malcolm Mitchell has been trying to work his way back from a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve at the start of the year. 
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'I'm all in on Tennessee'
Bill Belichick twice addressed ESPN's recent behind-the-scenes report on the status of the relationships between Belichick, Tom Brady and Robert Kraft. That was enough for him. 
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Put heat on Brady, and cool him off
Mike Giardi's team of NFL scouts and executives were asked: How do you beat the Patriots? Their answers all revolve around disrupting Tom Brady's game.
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Belichick couldn't turn off 'Bama game
Bill Belichick wasn't planning on staying up late, but he just couldn't stop watching the Alabama-Georgia game. 
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VIDEO - Gary Myers on what it would take for Giants to trade for Bill Belichick
NY Daily News columnist Gary Myers, who wrote last week about the slim possibility that Patriots head coach would not return next season to head to the Giants, joins Toucher...
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Brady comes out swinging
In his weekly WEEI Radio appearance, Tom Brady refutes many of the points made in last week's ESPN article about dysfunction on the Patriots.
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Titans OT: News of Pats strife 'media BS'
Everybody's commenting on ESPN's Patriots report. That includes New England's upcoming opponents.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: Belichick responds to ESPN report about Patriots
The Boston Sports Tonight crew responds and reacts to Bill Belichick's comments about the ESPN report about the Patriots.
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Belichick: Everything is beautiful
Bill Belichick joins WEEI for his weekly interview on Monday and says his relationships with Patriots owner Robert Kraft and quaterback Tom Brady are 'great.'
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Gallery: Patriots head coaching candidates
With talk of Bill Belichick eyeing the Giants, here's a look at who could coach the Patriots for the 2018 season.
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New England Patriots safeties Devin McCourty, left, Patrick Chung and Duron Harmon, right.
Belichick has one player 'juiced'
Bill Belichick has been asked multiple times if he plans on being back in New England next season. He says absolutely.
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Belichick: 'Absolutely' intend to return
Bill Belichick says nothing about the ESPN report on dysfunction in Foxboro, but, with one word, shoots down rumors he's headed to the Giants.
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Patriots' defense gets in the zone
The Patriots' defense may bend between the 20s, but it rarely breaks once opponents get into the red zone. It's one of the secrets to New England's success.
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New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (left) and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
Patricia, McDaniels onto 'task at hand'
Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia both went through a series of head coaching interviews recently, but now their focus is on the Titans.
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Flores' hard work hasn't gone unnoticed
Currently the Patriots linebacker coach, Brian Flores is considered the odds-on-favorite to ascend to the role of defensive coordinator should Matt Patricia leave to run his own program.
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The Titans are coming to town
Here are a few quick-hitting nuggets for you to chew on as you get ready for a weekend of digesting the marquee matchup that is Mike Mularkey versus Bill Belichick.
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Jaguars eliminate Bills in sloppy WC game
The defensive-minded Jacksonville Jaguars eke out an ugly and sometimes unwatchable 10-3 victory against the Buffalo Bills.
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Patricia entering a whole new world
Until Matt Patricia actually gets named head coach by someone -- reportedly, the Lions seem ready to hire him -- it's impossible to know how he'll do in the big chair.
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Patriots reject Texans interview requests
It was reported last week the Texans have interest in Nick Caserio or Monti Ossenfort filling their vacant general manager job. But, according to ESPN, the Pats denied permission to speak to them.
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Brady downplays report of Pats' friction
In an interview with Jim Gray of Westwood One, Tom Brady addresses ESPN's report that there is a rift between him, Robert Kraft, and Bill Belichick.
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Website trolls Brady on his 'awards'
Normally a just-the-facts stat site, Pro-Football-Reference.com attempted to have a little fun with the controversy spawned by an ESPN.com story describing a Brady-Belichick rift.  
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft shakes Pats coach Bill Belichick's hand after the Super Bowl.
Kraft fires back at ESPN report
Robert Kraft tells Peter King he 'absolutely' believes Bill Belichick will coach the Patriots next season and that an ESPN report describing Pats dysfunction is 'a total fabrication and fiction.'  
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Report: Ex-Patriot drunk at time of death
The autopsy of ex-Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn showed his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit and he had marijuana in his system when he was killed in a car crash, TMZ reported.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: More fallout from ESPN article on Pats
The Boston Sports Tonight crew weighs in on the controversy surrounding Seth Wickersham's ESPN.com story that chronicles a divide between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.  
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Report: Giants 'Opening' for Belichick?
Could the unfolding Patriots drama send Bill Belichick to the New York Giants? “Bill sees an opening – an opening to get to the Giants,” a source tells the New York Daily News' Gary Myers.   
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Guerrero statement: 'I have never tried to create divisiveness...'
Tom Brady's trainer Alex Guerrero releases a statement on TB12sports.com titled, "In My Own Words" in response to an ESPN story that claimed he was the source of conflict between Brady and Bill Belichick.
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PODCAST: Bill Belichick wouldn't be dictated to...by anyone
In a brand new episode of "Quick Slants The Podcast presented by Papa Gino's", Tom Curran weighs in on what his sources are telling about the ESPN story that chronicles a rift among Robert Kraft, Bill Belich
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Odds are Brady and Belichick are staying
First questions in the #FridayBag are about the current controversy, and Phil Perry's answers should soothe the angst of worried Patriots fans.
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New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (left) and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
Giants interview Patricia and McDaniels
The news should come as no surprise, as both McDaniels and Patricia have garnered heavy interest for teams with coaching vacancies, with McDaniels in particular considered to be a top option for teams.
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Gronkowski hits incentive with All-Pro nod
Tom Brady joined Gronkowski as a first-team All-Pro. 
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VIDEO - Seth Wickersham: Bill Belichick doesn't trust Alex Guerrero
ESPN's Seth Wickersham talks with Toucher & Rich about Bill Belichick's feelings on Alex Guerrero.
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VIDEO - Seth Wickersham: Bill Belichick felt pressure from Robert Kraft to trade Jimmy Garoppolo
Seth Wickersham talks with Toucher & Rich about Bill Belichick meeting more frequently than prior years with Robert Kraft, and feeling the pressure to trade Jimmy Garoppolo.
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Kraft, Belichick, Brady: 'We stand united'
Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady have released a joint statement in response to reports that there is a power struggle between the three mainstays of the Patriots organization.
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Picking through Patriots' dysfunction
The impending doom ESPN is forecasting in Foxboro feels forced, but there are issues with the Patriots. Here's an informed opinion of what's going on.
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Are Colts McDaniels' best option?
After an interview with Indy that went "very well", Josh McDaniels will be wooed by the Bears and Giants, too. But the Colts just might be his best landing spot.
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Pats go inside to avoid 'bomb cyclone'
The Patriots benefited from outdoor practices last week, but they opted to move things inside to avoid Thursday's snow.
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The snow is piled up outside Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, home of the New England Patriots.
Tough commute? Too bad
The foot of snow that's expected to blanket Foxboro and the rest of New England is no excuse for the Patriots to be late for practice.   
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Who's next up on the Pats' coaching staff?
The Patriots are all about building organizational depth. And that doesn't mean just on the roster. 
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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: What will Pats do without McDaniels and Patricia?
Jerod Mayo sits down with Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry and discusses the possibility of the Patriots losing Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia next season.
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49ers aim: Keep Jimmy G. 'long, long time'
49ers general manager John Lynch says securing Jimmy Garoppolo to a multiyear contract is at the top of his priority list for the offseason.
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For Patriots, size matters at quarterback
The 6-foot-1 at which Baker Mayfield is generously listed might still make him too short for Bill Belichick.
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Personal touch gives Patricia upper hand
What kind of head coach will Matt Patricia be? Patriot defensive players say his ability to connect with them sets him apart from other Belichick assistants who couldn't transition to the big chair.
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Give Matty P an 'A' for effort
On a day when Tom Brady and the offense struggled, Matt Patricia's defensive unit -- buoyed by the quickly-coached-up James Harrison -- came to the rescue against the Jets.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: 'Black Monday' leaves its mark on the NFL
The BST crew discusses where Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia could end up coaching, Isaiah Thomas' return to Boston, and much more.
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McDaniels, Patricia must move cautiously
There are plenty of head-coaching opportunities for both Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia, but they'll need to pick their spots carefully if they choose to leave Foxboro.
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Report: Teams seek McDaniels, Patricia
According to a report by the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, both coordinators will be taking interviews, and the Patriots might not be able to hold on to their staff in 2018.
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Date, time set for Pats playoff opener
The Patriots AFC Divisional Round playoff game will be Saturday, Jan. 13 at 8:15 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.  
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Jon Gruden as Oakland Raiders coach in the playoffs against the New England Patriots in 2002.
Report: Gruden back to coach Raiders
Jon Gruden will leave the ESPN booth to return as coach of the Oakland Raiders, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.   
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New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis looks for more yardage against the New York Jets.
Carrying more than the ball
Is it heresy to say that, on an offense with two future Hall of Famers, Dion Lewis has kind of put the Patriots on his back lately? Probably not. 
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New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara is brought down by Tampa Bay Bucs LB Kwon Alexander.
Saints lose, but still clinch division
Jameis Winston threw for 363 yards, including a 39-yard scoring pass to Chris Godwin with nine seconds remaining, to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snap a five-game losing streak with a 31-24 victory over the
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Mohamed Sanu of the Atlanta Falcons scores a TD against the Carolina Panthers.
NFC champion Falcons return to playoffs
Matt Bryant kicked five field goals, including a 56-yarder, for all of Atlanta's second-half points and the Falcons clinched a playoff spot by beating the Carolina Panthers 22-10 on Sunday.
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San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo leads his team against the Los Angeles Rams at the L.A. Coliseum.
Jimmy G stays perfect as 49ers top Rams
Ex-Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo, now 7-0 as an NFL starter, went out with a flourish, leading the suddenly exciting San Francisco 49ers to their fifth win in a row to end the season.
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The Tennessee Titans celebrate their victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Titans end 8-season playoff drought
NASHVILLE, Tenn.
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Tyler Boyd of the Cincinnati Bengals scores the winning TD against the Baltimore Ravens.
Ravens KO'd from playoff hunt by Bengals
The Baltimore Ravens were ousted from the playoff hunt in stunning fashion Sunday when Andy Dalton threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd with 44 seconds, giving the Cincinnati Bengals a 31-27 victory.
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Buffalo Bills CB Jordan Poyer celebrates an interception.
Bills can finally party like it's 1999
The Buffalo Bills ended the longest current non-playoff drought in North American pro sports with a 22-16 victory Sunday at Miami and Cincinnati's victory at Baltimore.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady braves the elements in frigid Foxboro.
Can Brady heat up for playoffs?
It was more like TB minus 12 Sunday as Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense struggles at times but now have their usual two weeks to prep for the playoffs.
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Patriots reach the top against Jets
Tom got a lot right -- he missed the score by a single point -- in his preview of the Patriots-Jets game. Take a look at what he predicted, and how it came out.
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Harrison makes good first impression
The Patriots may still be shaking their heads that former rival -- and enemy -- James Harrison is in Foxboro, but his play Sunday was a welcome sight,
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Pats notes: Record number of No. 1 seeds
The Patriots earn their seventh No. 1 seed, most in the NFL since the present playoff system was instituted in 1990.
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Colts already searching for new coach
The Indianapolis Colts have fired coach Chuck Pagano, after six years on the job and three in a row with no playoff appearances.  
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Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs pulls in a TD pass against the Chicago Bears.
Vikings secure first-round bye
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's defense turned in another dominant performance and Latavius Murray rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Vikings secure a first-round bye for the playoffs with a 23-1
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Packers, Vikings coming to Foxboro in '18
The Patriots' 2018 schedule is set, with games scheduled against AFC South and NFC North opponents in addition to their normal division matchups and meetings with other division champs.
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Once again, Patriots are the tops
Five quick thoughts from the Patriots' 26-6 victory over the Jets, which enabled them to clinch the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs for the fifth time in eight years.
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Best and Worst: Patriots 26, Jets 6
Tom E. Curran chronicles the best, and worst, moments from the Patriots' 26-6 victory over the Jets at frosty Gillette Stadium.
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Patriots-Jets: Pregame sights at frigid Gillette
It's a brutally cold day at Gillette Stadium, but not cold enough to keep these Patriots fans from coming out for the regular-season finale.
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