Posted December 26, 2011 on AP on Fox
The New England Patriots have one major goal remaining in the regular season - clinching home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. All they need to do is beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. That doesn't seem so difficult for a team that has won its last seven games vs. one that dropped seven straight before winning Saturday. The Patriots (12-3) must avoid turnovers and get decent play out of a makeshift offensive line should two starters remain sidelined. But the Bills (6-9) won 34-31 in the third game of the season, handing the Patriots one of their three losses. The Patriots gave the ball away four times in that game, all on Tom Brady's interceptions leading to 24 points.

Tom Brady 2007 vs. Aaron Rodgers 2011: Which Season Is Tops?

I wrote an article earlier in the year that looked at Aaron Rodgers vs Tom Brady. The debate was pretty simple and still is. If we are comparing careers, Brady is better. He has played nearly a decade longer, so that is to be expected. On the other side if we are comparing recent success, then Rodgers is clearly the favorite.   But today we compare history against what will soon...

Tom Brady Not Thinking About 5,000 Yards, Chasing Drew Brees' Passing Record

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he doesn't entertain the thought of achieving a significant passing milestone during Sunday's regular-season finale against the Bills. Brady has 4,897 passing yards through 15 games, which is already the fourth most in one season in NFL history. With 103 yards (Brady has hit that mark in 153 of his 159 regular-season starts...

How the Patriots suddenly handled the Dolphins blitzing… and links!

At the beginning of the game against the Dolphins, it was a mess. Tom Brady was getting harassed, more than at any point over the last three years, and the Patriots looked lost. That helped lead to a 17-point deficit. The Dolphins blitzed on 10 of their first 13 plays and pummeled Brady and a makeshift offensive line. Then, it all changed. Suddenly, they were protecting. Suddenly...

Patriots say Brady’s absence is not injury related

Tom Brady “dinged” his shoulder during Saturday’s win over the Dolphins and he missed practice Wednesday, but the Patriots say those two events are not related. Brady’s absence was officially listed as was “not injury related” on the injury report released Wednesday. Tackle Sebastian Vollmer (foot) and guard Logan Mankins (knee) also missed practice. If…

Spread smooth move for Patriots

FOXBORO - In the midst of a disastrous first quarter, there was a Eureka moment. Tom Brady was under pressure,...

8 Patriots and 49ers lead Pro Bowl rosters

Tom Brady is one of eight Patriots and Patrick Willis one of eight 49ers to make the Pro Bowl, the most on each roster.

Rodgers, Brady headline rosters for Pro Bowl

If they're not on track for a Super meeting a week later, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady will be seeing each other in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl.

Patriots, 49ers lead way on Pro Bowl rosters

Tom Brady is one of eight Patriots and Patrick Willis one of eight 49ers to make the Pro Bowl, the most on each roster.

Week 16 Risers and Fallers: A Tale of Two Halves

 In a disturbing trend, the Patriots started off slow. Well, that might be an understatement. By the end of the half, Tom Brady and the offense had gone scoreless on seven drives while the defense surrendered 17 points to Matt Moore. Whatever was said in the locker room at halftime certainly did the job, as the second half was a totally different story. Brady put the team on...

Brady has slim chance of catching Brees for passing record

Drew Brees is still basking in the glow of breaking Dan Marino's 27-year old NFL passing record for most yards in a season. But can Tom Brady possibly steal the record away from the Saints QB in Week 17?

Eight Patriots Named To Pro-Bowl

Quarterback Tom Brady, DE Andre Carter, TE Rob Gronkowski, G Logan Mankins, WR Mathew Slater (special teams), G Brian Waters, WR Wes Welker and DT Vince Wilfork have been selected to represent the New England Patriots and the AFC in the 2012 Pro Bowl on January 29 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. The seven positional players were selected as starters.This is the second year in a row that...

Another fine showing, as eight are named

FOXBOROUGH - The Patriots placed eight players - including quarterback Tom Brady, receiver Wes Welker, and tight end Rob Gronkowski - on the AFC’s Pro Bowl roster for the second year in a row, with a league-high seven picked to start.
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