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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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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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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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Inactives: Harrison's in, three RBs out
James Harrison will, indeed, make his Patriots debut Sunday, but the team will be extremely short at running back when they host the Jets in the regular-season finale.
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Report: Pats coordinator headed to Lions?
Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is the front-runner for the Detroit Lions job should they make a coaching change, NFL Network's Michael Silver reports.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady passes vs. the New York Jets in Foxboro.
Home frigid home
If the road to the Super Bowl is to indeed go through frozen Foxboro, the Patriots need to do what they usually do to the Jets at Gillette Stadium.
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New England Patriots QB Tom Brady passes vs. the New York Jets in Foxboro.
Home frigid home
If the road to the Super Bowl will indeed go through frozen Foxboro, the Patriots need to do what they usually do to the Jets at Gillette Stadium.
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New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (left) and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.
Pats win turnover battle on coaching staff, too
Only seven coordinators in the NFL have held their positions since 2012. The Patriots have two of them in Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia, but that's probably about to change.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: End of 2017 and end of the Patriots?
The BST crew discusses whether this could be the end of an era for the Patriots, James Harrison's first day with New England media, and much more.
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Injury report: 3 Pats out, 7 questionable
Rob Gronkowski returned to Patriots practice and was removed from the injury report Friday. As was Tom Brady.  
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Harrison: Only offer was from Pats
James Harrison's choice after clearing waivers was simple: Patriots or retirement.
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Gronk returns to Patriots practice
While tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the field Friday, the team had far from perfect attendance.
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James Harrison fires back at Steelers
Harrison posted a lengthy message on Instagram in response to the shots he's taken since leaving Pittsburgh.
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Stephon Gilmore of the New England Patriots gives up a touchdown catch to Martavius Bryant of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Do we trust this Patriots secondary?
A dip inside the #FridayBag brings questions about the Patriots pass coverage, potential playoff opponents, a possible Brady-Jimmy G Super Bowl showdown a year from now and more. 
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Belichick: Harrison joining Pats not 'some big historical event'
Bill Belichick sounded a familiar refrain when his team signed James Harrison: "We'll see how it goes." Now that Harrison has been with the Patriots for a few days, Belichick was asked for an update.
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It's feeling like beginning of the end
The air around this 2017 Patriots season has an “end of the party” scent to it. Like people are gathering up their coats and saying their goodbyes.
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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots
Practice report: Brady in, Gronk out
Tom Brady returns to practice after missing Wednesday because of an Achilles problem and a sort left shoulder, but now Rob Gronkowski (illness) is out.
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They play hard, but they're still the Jets
The Jets have exceeded expectations, which for some was a winless season, but they come into Foxboro having lost 8 of 10 with their usual shaky QB situation.
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Pats show their respect to newest teammate
The buzz in the Patriots locker room, albeit media-generated, was focused on one topic: James Harrison.
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BEST OF BST PODCAST: B's and C's win, NFL MVP debate in full swing
The BST crew discusses the Bruins and Celtics wins on Wednesday night, the NFL MVP debate, and much more.
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Will Gronk cash in on All-Pro selection?
Being named First Team All-Pro would give Rob Gronkowski an extra $2 million, and maximum value for his incentive-laden 2017 contract.
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A new injury for Brady
Tom Brady doesn't participate in Wednesday's practice for the Patriots, but in addition to his Achillies problem he's also lifted with a left shoulder injury.
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Steelers blast ex-teammate joining Pats
Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey blasted now ex-teammate James Harrison for joining the Patriots, saying the long-time Pittsburgh linebacker "erased his own legacy" by signing with New England.   
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San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
Why didn't the Patriots get more for Jimmy G?
From a new Quick Slants The Podcast, presented by Papa Gino's, Curran and Perry discuss the Jimmy Garoppolo trade. Is it the worst one Bill Belichick has made while running the Patriots?  
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Malcolm Mitchell back at Pats practice
Malcolm Mitchell was present at Patriots practice for the first time in a long time on Wednesday afternoon.
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Curran: Kraft would've vetoed a Brady trade
From a new Quick Slants The Podcast presented by Papa Gino's, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss what Robert Kraft's reaction would've been if Bill Belichick approached him about trading Tom Brady.
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The spy who sacked me?
Is the James Harrison signing about providing the Patriots with intel, as Jonathan Vilma alleged? 
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Is Lewis finishing with a flourish?
Dion Lewis, named AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, is in his contract year and it's worth wondering: Are these his last few weeks in New England?
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BST PODCAST: Patriots sign James Harrison, get help from replay center (again)
Plenty for the crew to chew on, from the Pats' signing of James Harrison to recent comments made by Isaiah Thomas to the continuing NFL replay controversy.
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QUICK SLANTS PODCAST: Is Jimmy G trade worst of Belichick era?
Matt Maiocco from NBCS Bay Area joins to discuss Jimmy Garoppolo playing great with the 49ers, and how Jimmy G was able to make a smooth transition to playing in San Francisco.
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EX-PATS PODCAST: James Harrison is officially a Patriot, how much will he contribute?
EX-PATS PODCAST: James Harrison is officially a Patriot, how much will he contribute?
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How good old Harrison may help Patriots
James Harrison is a big name, but will he make a big contribution? He'll have an opportunity to do just that in New England. 
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Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots pulls in a TD pass against the Buffalo Bills.
Patriots play to their strengths
Despite a less-than-stellar day from Tom Brady, only two consistently viable offensive weapons and breakdowns in the secondary, the Pats still won by 21. It speaks to the overwhelming talent they possess at...
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Pats sign ex-Steelers LB
James Harrison visits the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday and, on his Instgram account, confirms that he's joining New England.
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Garoppolo's start fuels seller's remorse
There was no easy answer to the Jimmy Garoppolo problem, which the Patriots ended by trading him for a second-round pick. And that's why the questions remain.
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Brady 'really happy' for Garoppolo
Tom Brady has high praise for former understudy Jimmy Garoppolo, who's undefeated as a starter for the 49ers and who led San Francisco to a victory over Jacksonville that enabled the Patriots to clinch a fir
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Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott celebrates his field goal against the Oakland Raiders.
Late FG keeps Eagles home for playoffs
Jake Elliott kicks a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left, and the Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs with a sloppy 19-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders.   
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Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger looks over the defense of the Houston Texans.
Steelers roll, solidify playoff position
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns, and the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a first-round playoff bye with a 34-6 win over the Houston Texans on Monday.
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New Nike Kyrie Irving commercial features Gronk, Jayson Tatum
A new commercial featuring prominent Boston athletes has been released, and of course it is awesome. 
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Christmas sacks come early for Flowers
Marquis Flowers and the Patriots were able to contain Tyrod Taylor and the Bills offense on Christmas Eve, keeping them out of the end zone all afternoon.
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Gronk and the Pats flex their muscles
Rob Gronkowski's new-found flexibility is just one of a few ruminations Tom E. Curran has about a victory that moves the Patriots right to the brink of securing the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs.
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Can the conspiracy theories
The Bills should be upset about Kelvin Benjamin's overturned TD. But complaints -- from them and others -- about the NFL bending over backwards to help the Pats are absurd.
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Jimmy G. still helping the Pats
The Patriots clinch a first-round bye in the upcoming AFC playoffs when Garoppolo's 49ers manhandle Jacksonville, which extinguishes any chance the Jags had of finishing ahead of New England.
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Lewis becomes center of attention for Pats
Dion Lewis steps to the forefront with Rex Burkhead and James White sidelined, gaining 153 offensive yards and scoring twice.
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Once again, Patriots do their job
The Patriots did all they needed to do -- and then some -- in pulling away to a decisive victory over the Bills. Tom E. Curran looks back at how close he came to his pregame predictions.
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Gronk making Bills pay for not drafting him
Rob Gronkowski continues his string of outstanding games, but he admits this one -- coming as it did against his hometown team, which passed him over in the draft -- is a little sweeter.
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Patriots turn in a heady performance
Phil Perry looks at how replay was one of the keys for the Pats, New England's defensive success in the red zone, and an another insanely acrobatic catch by Gronk in New England's victory.
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Fourth quarter: Patriots 37, Bills 16
The Patriots can begin celebrating, as Dion Lewis' second touchdown of the game gives them an insurmountable lead over Buffalo. Follow the action here.
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Pats-Bills inactives: Hogan, White, Van Noy all out
In addition to Alan Branch and Rex Burkhead, who were ruled out Friday, the Patriots will be without Chris Hogan, James White and Kyle Van Noy today against the Bills.
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Best and Worst: Patriots 37, Bills 16
Tom E. Curran highlights the best and worst moments from Sunday's game between the Patriots and Bills.
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Guess who's No. 1 in AP's QB survey?
In the Associated Press survey of current NFL QBs, Tom Brady, still going strong at 40, received nine of 11 first-place votes to top the rankings again.
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Incognito has warning for Gronk
Tre'Davious White has tried to tamp down the talk of revenge on Rob Gronkowski heading into the Bills rematch with the Patriots on Sunday, but that didn't stop world-famous bully Richie Incognito from ratche
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What lies ahead? We make a few calls
With the clock ticking on the final days of 2017, we look ahead with bold predictions for the Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox from Phil Perry, A. Sherrod Blakely, Joe Haggerty and Evan Drellich.
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Injury report: 2 Pats out, 8 questionable
The Patriots’ final injury report of the week before they host the Bills Sunday has running back Rex Burkhead and defensive lineman Alan Branch each ruled out with knee injuries after not practicing all week
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The scariest playoff opponent is…
Is a rematch with the Steelers on the horizon? What about the upstart Jags? Phil Perry and Mike Giardi dip into a holiday #FridayBag for those answers and more.
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Did Gronk apologize to Tre’Davious White?
Rob Gronkowski's focus is on one thing and one thing only Sunday.
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Gronkowski still working with Guerrero at TB12
So has Alex Guerrero's restricted access at Gillette Stadium, reported this week by the Boston Globe, impacted Rob Gronkowski's preparation at all? "It hasn't impacted my preparation at all," he said.
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Brady gets testy with reporter over Guerrero
"You don't know anything about that," Brady said when asked about Bill Belichick's decision to restrict Guerrero's access.
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Hall of Fame broadcaster Dick Enberg died Dec. 22, 2017 at 82.
Legendary sportscaster dies at 82
Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, has died. He was 82.
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Tom E. Curran, Jerod Mayo and Phil Perry bring you Quick Slants The Podcast, presented by Papa Gino's

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Mike Giardi and former New England Patriots and NFL center Dan Koppen break down every Patriots game on "The Ex-Pats Podcast".