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Ellis signed with rival New England this season after 11 years with the Jets

Bonus video of the day: Patriots Shaun Ellis and Deion Branch offer final thoughts on the Ravens

The Patriots and Ravens will kick it off in the AFC Championship game at 3 p.m. today, and a week of buildup will finally play out on the field. As a certain Jets linebacker would say, “Can’t wait!” Before we get it cranked up, allow Patriots DE Shaun Ellis and WR Deion Branch, both title game veterans, to offer some final thoughts. Check out my video:

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski leaves Gillette Stadium in a walking boot

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski suffered a scary injury in the Patriots 23-20 win over the Ravens to send them to Super Bowl XLVI, as notorious safety Bernard Pollard flattened his ankle. Yet Gronk, un-human, returned after missing just three minutes. He played in the fourth quarter, but clearly wasn’t himself. Gronk finished with five catches for 85 yards, but none after injury. Afterward...

Pats' Gronkowski absent from practice for 2nd day

Rob Gronkowski is absent from the New England Patriots' practice for the second straight day with an injured left ankle. WIVB-TV in Buffalo reported that his father, Gordy Gronkowski, said he has a high ankle sprain. Rob Gronkowski attended Williamsville North High School in the Buffalo area. The station said his father expects him to be fine for the Super Bowl against the New...

A look at how much no-huddle offense the Patriots will use… and links!

When the Patriots have needed a boost this year, the answer has been easy. Go no-huddle. Coach Bill Belichick tells them to “Go!” QB Tom Brady starts hurrying everyone up, and they step on the gas. Often with five wides, usually in three minutes or less, the Patriots will move down the field. It has always been a weapon, but we saw it more than ever last week against the Broncos...

Anderson A Force ... For the Patriots

During Sunday's AFC Championship, Mark Anderson contributed three tackles and a sack. He finished the regular season with 10 sacks and has been a force on New England's defensive line. Yes, it's the same Mark Anderson who the Bears drafted in 2006, and then cut in 2010. A first-round draft pick, Anderson debuted with the Bears in 2006, notching 12 sacks in his rookie...

Gronkowski suffers ankle injury

With the Patriots trailing by four late in the third quarter, All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a pass that put New England into Baltimore territory. And as safety Bernard Pollard tackled Gronkowski, Pollard’s leg landed on Gronkowski’s lower left leg, bending the ankle awkwardly. Gronkowski has been taken to the locker room for…

Postseason victory No. 16 sweet for Brady

FOXBOROUGH - In what is now 16 playoff victories for their starting quarterback, the Patriots have won a good number of them because of Tom Brady. If you’re to believe No. 12, his team captured yesterday’s AFC Championship in spite of him.

Pats WR Ochocinco, RB Ridley inactive (AP)

Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Baltimore Ravens. Ochocinco tweeted earlier this week that his father had died. The Patriots have not announced a reason for his being inactive. In his first season with New England, Ochocinco played in 15 regular-season games, missing a Week 11 win at Philadelphia.

Sheltering Your Patriots Fan Friends From Two Weeks Of Tyree

Let's assume that you have friends or loved ones who are fans of the New England Patriots. First of all, shame on you for having friends or loved ones who are fans of the New England Patriots. Don't you know how annoying those people are? Secondly, you're gonna want to keep these people away from a television set for the next two weeks. Not for their sake, mind you...

DirecTV viewers hope for a truce so they can watch the big game

Will 200,000 DirecTV subscribers have to leave their homes to watch the Patriots play in the Super Bowl? That’s up to Sunbeam Television Corp., the Miami-based owner of Boston’s WHDH-TV Channel 7 and WLVI-TV (Channel 56). The company has blacked out its stations on DirecTV in a dispute over fees, but both parties are hoping to come to terms and restore service before the Feb...

Hard to Not Be Happy for Him

“It’s definitely a humbling experience, considering where I came from.  That’s what I say; I call [the Jets] ‘where I came from.’ To be able to come here, to be able to go with the rivalry between us and then to be able to be here and see how they do things and be able to get over that hump, for me, it’s definitely a great feeling.” – Shaun Ellis on playing for the...
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