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It is time for Tom Brady to look forward and get his troops aligned in time for the 2012 NFL playoffs
Despite an 11-4 record, the New England Patriots had a roller-coaster of a ride during the 2012 regular season. From an early choke against Arizona to a miraculous comeback effort against San Francisco, we have seen it all – even a seven game win streak.
Tom Brady and company currently hold the third seed in the AFC behind the Texans (12-3) and Broncos (12-3). In order to earn a first-round playoff bye, the Patriots need some help with a loss from either squad on Sunday. Houston is at Indianapolis at 1:00 while Denver hosts Kansas City at 4:25. The kickoff between Miami and New England was flexed to the 4:25 slot due to the aforementioned teams and implications.
Belichick has made it public knowledge that the Patriots are playing to win, per usual. Is this the week Gronk returns to brush off the rust? Who knows? One thing we can count on is a poised Tom Brady. Jacksonville did not t...
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Tom Brady was in his second season as a pro when he won his first playoff game.
Now as a 13-year veteran, the New England Patriots star needs one more victory to break a tie with Joe Montana for most in the postseason by a quarterback.
He'd love to get his 17th on Sunday against the Houston Texans, not just to reach the milestone but to also advance to the AFC championship...
Tom Brady is now up to 8 INTs on the season, but not so long ago he only had 3. Brady has always been streaky when it comes to INTs. Hopefully he can start another INT-free streak heading into the postseason. Still, let's examine why he has fallen into this little slump as of late.Brady throws a lot of passes into tight windows, so tipped passes are usually the main culprit of...
It’s hard to believe, but another NFL regular season winds down this weekend. Another season of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will be in the books. What a run it has been. Why not try to enjoy it while we still have it?
As for Sunday, it seems pretty simple. If the Texans win, I think the Patriots treat this week as their bye. As many key players as possible will be rested. There...
10:30 a.m. ET: There is still plenty left to be uncovered in the AFC playoff picture, but the Patriots can at least help their own cause with a win over the Dolphins.
After an ugly win down in Jacksonville last Sunday, Tom Brady and the Patriots will host another Florida foe this weekend as Miami pays a visit to Gillette. If the last game between these two is any indication, then...
This isn’t Tom Brady‘s first rodeo. As a matter of fact this season marks his eighth selection to the Pro Bowl, something nobody would have predicted when he was drafted 199th overall back in 2000. But this year, Brady is joined by six other Patriots teammates on the AFC roster.
Rob Gronkowski (second selection), Logan Mankins (fifth), Jerod Mayo (second), Matthew Slater (second...
With the 2012 NFL season coming down to the final 2 weeks of the season, there are some stories that continue to bear watching.
The rookies: Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, and Andrew Luck continue their season long battle as to who will be the league’s top rookie. It’s too close to tell. If you’re a Redskins fan, most likely you will think RGIII is the top rookie and...
The Patriots are still holding out hope for a first-round bye as they head toward the postseason, but all likelihood points toward Tom Brady and company hosting a game on wild card weekend.
Unless the Texans or Broncos fall flat on their faces this weekend — which is possible considering Houston’s visit to Indianapolis and Denver’s struggles with Kansas City earlier this season...
The New England Patriots had seven players named to the 2013 Pro Bowl.
Here's the release:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Seven members of the New England Patriots have been selected to the AFC Pro Bowl squad.
Quarterback Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, G Logan Mankins, LB Jerod Mayo, WR Matthew Slater (special teams), WR Wes Welker and DT Vince Wilfork have been selected to...
Game time: Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET
The New England Patriots should have a pretty good idea whether their regular-season finale has any significance in the AFC playoff picture before the opening kickoff.
Either way, it may mean something to their confidence heading into the postseason.
After a pair of uninspiring starts, the Patriots look to produce a better first half of...
Santa was good to me this year. I got a Bengals toaster, a new authentic Dalton jersey and a playoff berth. It feels so good to be here. Playoff bound, a good core group of guys and a team that finally looks to be on the up-and-up. People will talk about this Sunday’s game against the Ravens and why is does or doesn’t matter (everyone knows that it does) but there is...
After a lackluster performance against the Jaguars with many starters out of the mix, how concerned are you that the Patriots may be a little rusty for their opening playoff game?
Stephen: Despite the stinker the Patriots threw up in Jacksonville, I'm not concerned about them being rusty for their opening playoff game. After Tom Brady ripped into the team in the locker...