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Famous Boston duckling statues decked out in Patriots gear (pic)

The beloved mother duck and duckling statues located in the Boston Public Garden have been accessorized for the New England Patriots’ postseason push. In what has become something of a Boston sports postseason tradition, the iconic bronze sculptures, nine in all, have been outfitted in Patriots gear. The ducks in the Public Garden are ready for Saturday! @FOPG @universalhub...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Belichick has funny response to Mike Tomlin bashing Patriots

Bill Belichick isn’t about to get sucked into the controversial storyline involving some private comments made by Mike Tomlin that were broadcast in public inadvertently. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown broadcast some of the team’s postgame celebration after Sunday night’s win over the Chiefs on Facebook Live, meaning some of Coach Tomlin’s speech went public. In his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Eagles LB cracks joke about being traded for Dion Lewis

Emmanuel Acho couldn’t help but marvel Saturday night as Dion Lewis scored three touchdowns in the New England Patriots’ divisional-round win over the Houston Texans. Who the heck is Emmanuel Acho, you ask? He’s the guy the Cleveland Browns traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Lewis back in 2013. Lewis never appeared in a game for the Browns, as he ended up...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh McDaniels explains why he turned down 49ers job

Josh McDaniels will not be leaving New England after all. The Patriots offensive coordinator confirmed Monday morning he had taken himself out of consideration for the San Francisco 49ers’ head-coaching vacancy to remain with his current team. McDaniels, who also interviewed with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams earlier this month, explained his reasoning during...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brady: When Rodgers is playing ‘I usually stay up and watch’

Tom Brady is a huge Aaron Rodgers fan. The New England Patriots quarterback, who many believe is the greatest of all time, gushed on Monday about what the Green Bay Packers quarterback can do on the field. “I think he does things that no one in the league has ever done, or can do, just because of his physical ability,” Brady said Monday morning during his weekly interview...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Goodell show up to Foxboro for the AFC Championship?

Roger Goodell has not visited Gillette Stadium in the past two years, and the cold weather has nothing to do with it. You see, there was this little scandal called Deflategate, and the New England Patriots and their fans weren’t all that thrilled with how Goodell handled it. Now, Goodell has a decision to make. The NFL commissioner was in Atlanta to watch the Falcons beat the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brady reacts to Antonio Brown's infamous locker room video

Pittsburgh Steelers had coach Mike Tomlin has unintentionally given the New England Patriots some bulletin board material heading into the AFC Championship Game, and he can thank Antonio Brown for that. Now that Tomlin’s locker room speech has been made public, what does Tom Brady have to say? In his weekly interview with WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan Show” on Monday, Brady...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady takes high road in response to Earl Thomas

Tom Brady’s response to Earl Thomas (and Ray Lewis) is, well, boring. But isn’t that what you’d expect from the New England Patriots quarterback? Brady and the Patriots are on to Pittsburgh, preparing for the AFC Championship Game against the Steelers. But a pair of Patriots adversaries had plenty to say during New England’s 34-16 win over the Houston Texans in Saturday...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers is redefining what it means to be a great NFL quarterback

Two plays earlier, Aaron Rodgers looked mortal — he didn't see a blitzing Jeff Heath, and the Cowboys safety hit him from behind so hard that it's a minor miracle the ball wasn't jarred loose.The play after that, Jared Cook dropped a pass on a drag route, his third drop of the game.But with 12 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, on a third-and-20 play from their own 32-yard...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

New England Patriots: On to the AFC Championship game

Last night, the New England Patriots were able to defeat the Houston Texans in Foxborough by the final score of 34-16.  A sloppy first half caused reason for concern, after a couple of avoidable turnovers helped put Houston right back in the game.  However, the second half looked a lot more like the Patriots style of football that many have come to know and love, as the team was...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fixing mistakes key for Patriots heading into AFC title game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots are happy to be back in the AFC championship game. But there's plenty to clean up on offense if they hope to earn a shot at their fifth Super Bowl title. After finishing the regular season with a league-low two interceptions among starting quarterbacks, Tom Brady was picked off twice during Saturday's 34-16 divisional-round win over...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Newcomer Floyd could be X-factor for Patriots in playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots gave Michael Floyd a fresh start last month when they signed the receiver just a day after he was waived by the Arizona Cardinals following a DUI arrest. A month later, Floyd has a chance to fulfill that faith and possibly play the role of X factor on a suddenly stacked group of Patriots receivers heading into the playoffs. It's been...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian O’Connor discusses his infamous “Patriots will regret hiring Belichick” column

Sportswriters sometimes make bold predictions, and sometimes those predictions go exceptionally wrong. One of the biggest cases in point comes from when Bill Belichick left the Jets for the Patriots in 2000, leading to Ian O’Connor (now of ESPN) writing a syndicated newspaper column headlined “Patriots Will Regret Hiring Belichick.” O’Connor was far from alone there, of course...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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