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I'll kick this thing off by apologizing right off the bat for the slightly over-the-top headline. But let me stress that it's only slightly over-the-top. First-and-10 at midfield. Your team is up 23-20. Your defense just turned the momentum with a huge interception. Your best offense all day has been on the ground or through short-to-intermediate passes. This is the scenario ... and you try a long bomb? To Matthew Slater?! With two guys deep in coverage?! Is Plax playing defense?! Somehow, this decision and the resulting interception didn't prove catastrophic for the Patriots, but it should have. Considering that...
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Tom Brady has the New England Patriots back in the Super Bowl.
The Patriots beat the stunned Ravens 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game Sunday after Baltimore's Billy Cundiff missed a 32-yard field goal attempt with 11 seconds remaining that would have tied the score.
Brady scored the winning touchdown when he leaped over the vaunted Ravens defense in the fourth quarter.
Tom Brady had one of his more memorable post-game moments on the AFC title game podium last night. “Well, I sucked pretty bad today, but our defense saved us,” Brady said. “And I’m going to try to go out and do a better job in a couple weeks.” It was an interesting moment. Brady was…
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots made it to the AFC championship game with a high-powered offense that piled up points and yards.
Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens got there with a hard-hitting defense that made it a major challenge for opponents to move the ball.
On Sunday, one of those teams will advance to the Super Bowl because, most likely, of what they do best.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. A series of text messages began streaming into Tom Martinez's iPhone at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and continued through Monday morning. The sender, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, excited about reaching his fifth Super Bowl, promised to remedy his AFC title game shortcomings and then, before closing, gauged Martinez’s health.
While it is always fun for the media to talk about Bill Belichick and Tom Brady and how dominant the Patriots have been over the past decade, there is only so much they can say about it. Highlights from Super Bowl 42 will be a go-to move, but with two weeks off between the conference championship games and the Super Bowl writers need quotes. They aren’t going to get any from...
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Tom Brady and the Patriots offense have been rolling. But can they keep it up against the Ravens' stingy defense with a ticket to Super Bowl XLVI on the line? Follow the AFC title game here.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's left ankle injury Sunday ranked high on the gruesome scale, but he has appeared to avoid serious damage. Gronkowski told NESN.com on Sunday night he was "fine" and he'll "be ready" to go for the Super Bowl. Yet, he left Gillette Stadium in a walking boot. At any rate, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked Tuesday...
Tom Brady drove the Patriots down the field for a field goal on New England’s first possession of the second half.
Not to be outdone, Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco drove the Raves down the field. He didn’t match the field goal though. On a third down, Flacco hit Torrey Smith for a 29-yard touchdown. That gave the Ravens a 17-16 lead.
Baltimore rookie LaQuan Williams forced...
Tom Coughlin has earned a rematch against Bill Belichick in Super Bowl XLVI four years after beating the Patriots' coach in Super Bowl XLII, but the Giants' coach isn't thinking Pats just yet.
Plenty of people expected a close game between the Ravens and Patriots, but they didn't expect it to unfold the way the first half unfolded on Sunday afternoon.
The Patriots lead 13-10 at the half because they are making things happen in the run game. BenJarvus Green-Ellis churned up 50 yards on eight carries and scored from seven yards out in the second quarter.