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Bill Belichick apathetically accepts AFC Championship trophy

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t seem to care about the AFC Championship trophy after Sunday’s game was in the books.Belichick was handed the trophy by Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and even though he was fired up toward the end of the game, he didn’t really appear to be enthusiastic during the trophy presentation. Kraft handed the trophy to him, and Belichick just looked...
Via The Sports Daily
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Watch Bill Belichick quickly discard AFC championship trophy

Bill Belichick had no interest in holding the Lamar Hunt Trophy after his New England Patriots’ 24-20 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.Belichick was handed the trophy in the postgame ceremony after the Patriots won the AFC. The head coach quickly handed off the hardware to someone else: Though many found the sequence to be humorous, it should not be interpreted as a sign...
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Belichick on Brady injury: ‘We’re not talking about open-heart surgery’

Tom Brady’s performance in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday proved that all of the concern about his hand injury was overblown. But just in case anyone still wants to harp on it, Bill Belichick tried to put things in perspective after the 24-20 win.When a reporter asked Belichick about Brady’s hand, the coach praised his quarterback for his toughness but pointed out that “we’re...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Blake Bortles cries after loss to Patriots

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had a chance to lead his team down the field on a late drive in Sunday’s AFC Championship game, but he came up short.Bortles missed on a pass intended for Leonard Fournette during the drive, which could have resulted in a go-ahead touchdown. Fournette ran a wheel route, but the pass sailed out of his reach. Bortles fumbled the football on the play...
Via The Sports Daily
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Six incredible stats about the Patriots’ and Tom Brady’s run

The New England Patriots have done it again.The Patriots came back from down 20-10 in the fourth quarter to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in Sunday’s AFC championship game. They have now reached the Super Bowl for the second straight year and third time in the last four seasons. In two weeks, they’ll be trying to win their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history.The run of success...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Bill Belichick celebrates, gives Matt Patricia huge hug after Patriots clinch AFC title

It’s not often you see Bill Belichick let his emotions run wild, but he let loose after the New England Patriots clinched the AFC title.Dion Lewis’s eight-yard run on third and long ensured that the Jacksonville Jaguars wouldn’t get the ball back before time expired, and Belichick went crazy — at least by his standards. He broke into a huge smile and cheered and applauded his team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia share emotional hug after win

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia has unfinished business, and he will remain with the team for one more game before departing to become head coach of the Lions.Patricia and the Patriots defense shut down the Jaguars in the second half of Sunday’s AFC Championship game — holding them to only two field goals, en route to a 24-20 victory. The Patriots are now Super Bowl...
Via The Sports Daily
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Bill Belichick enthusiastically celebrates game-sealing run

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick not only cracked a smile, but he was seen clapping on the sideline late in Sunday’s AFC Championship game.The Patriots elected to run the ball on third-and-9 with 1:30 remaining in the game, rather than having Tom Brady throw it, since the Jaguars still had one timeout remaining. Dion Lewis ran outside and picked up 18 yards for a first down, essentially...
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Brady, Patriots are Super Bowl bound again

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before—the Patriots are going to the Super Bowl.And this time, they had to overcome a 20-10 fourth-quarter deficit against the AFC’s top defense. But there’s a catch. Well, two catches. Rob Gronkowski wouldn’t come back after halftime. Plus, Brady was dealing with a sprained ligament in his throwing hand.But despite Jacksonville giving New England...
Via The Sports Post
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Patriots interested in Saints’ Aaron Glenn for defensive coordinator

Now that it seems certain the Patriots are going to lose Matt Patricia to the Lions, names are emerging for the Pats’ soon-to-be available defensive coordinator position. Brian Flores is the favorite for this role, Ian Rapoport of notes (on Twitter). This would be a natural progression for the 36-year-old Flores, who has coached the safeties and linebackers under Patricia...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

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