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Five studs from NFL conference championship games

From two enigmatic veteran running backs to an under-appreciated punter, there were a few different heroes that stood out around the NFL world on championship Sunday. And at the end of the day, the top seed in each conference came through with wins to set up what promises to be a great Super Bowl matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. Here is a look at five...
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Vince Wilfork Lauds Growth Of Patriots’ Jamie Collins, Dont’a Hightower

This embed is invalid" /> FOXBORO, Mass. — Vince Wilfork is one of the elder statesmen in the Patriots’ locker room. The defensive tackle has seen plenty of young players come through New England, only to then fizzle out upon arrival. Wilfork doesn’t see that happening with linebackers Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins, though. The 33-year...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Patriots Are ‘Lucky To Have One’ Jamie Collins

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jamie Collins is making all 31 teams who passed on him in the 2013 NFL draft look pretty dumb. The linebacker is having a breakout season in this second year in the league, flashing the versatility that made him so attractive to the New England Patriots with the No. 52 overall pick. Collins, who’s known as the best athlete on the Patriots, has excelled as a...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Who will be the Patriots Playoff MVP?

The month of January is where legends and heroes are born in the NFL. Of course football is the ultimate team sport, but you can't be a winning team without a few players that stand out over the rest. For the New England Patriots, it's easy to predict that the player that will standout and be their MVP this postseason will be Brady, Gronk, or Revis. Those are players that are expected...
Via Pro Football Spot
25 days ago  |  Discuss

How good is Jamie Collins? A statistical break down

When Jerod Mayo went down with a season ending injury in week six at Buffalo, we wondered who would step up and fill the void in the middle of the defense. Enter Jamie Collins. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesCollins showed a flash of potential in the Divisional Round of the 2013 Playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts. He was all over the field, wreaking havoc on Andrew Luck and...
Via Patriots Life
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins think Patriots lined up illegally on FG block

  Jamie Collins’ field goal block was a key play in the New England Patriots’ division-clinching win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. According to the Dolphins, it should have never happened.   Miami is submitting the play to the NFL league office for review, claiming that the Patriots should have been flagged for an illegal formation, a source told the Boston...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Analysis: Patriots rout Dolphins, win the AFC East

The New England Patriots (11-3) beat the Miami Dolphins (7-7) 41-13. This was an even game going into the second half, but then the Patriots kicked the door open in the third quarter, outscoring the Dolphins 24-0. This win gives the Patriots their sixth straight AFC East division title, and the Patriots remain in good shape of locking up home field advantage throughout the playoffs...
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins Frequently Wows Patriots Teammates With Freak Athleticism

Jamie Collins is a man of few words. When the linebacker can be found, he’ll answer the media in short, abrupt sentences, and sometimes it’s difficult to track him down at all. After Sunday night’s game when the New England Patriots beat the San Diego Chargers 23-14, the linebacker stayed on the field late for a short interview with NBC’s Michele Tafoya — one of his answers...
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins leads the Patriots defense to victory

Todd Warshaw/GettyIn their week 6 game against Buffalo the Patriots linebacker corps took a huge hit when Jerod Mayo was lost for the season. He was also a team captain and defensive play caller. Dont'a Hightower had to step up and fill in the signal caller role left by Mayo. He was able to lead the defense to five wins against some of the most explosive offenses in the league. Then...
Via Patriots Life
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Defense leads the Patriots to a 23-14 win over the Chargers

The New England Patriots (10-3) went to San Diego and shut down Philip Rivers and the Chargers’ offense in a 23-14 win on Sunday. The Patriots ended one of the toughest 5-game stretches any team has faced this year 4-1 and are in great position to make another Super Bowl run at this point in the season. The offense wasn’t there against the Chargers, but it didn’t matter thanks...
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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