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Top 5 Buffalo Bills' games are memorable

5. September 7, 2003 Buffalo 31 New England 0 “Let me be clear about this. They hate their coach.” -Tom Jackson, September 14, 2003, on Bill BelichickESPN:"It feels good," said Milloy. "But it feels good in a positive way, not in a personal vendetta way. I could be sitting up here and throwing out names and sticking it to them, but they know."Milloy made a big impact as a starter...
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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...
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DraftKings $250,000 Flea Flicker Fantasy Football Championship

Patriots Life is offering you a great opportunity to win a share of $400,000 by picking a fantasy football team for Week 17.All you have to do is pick the 9 NFL players you think will score the most fantasy points during the games this week.Draft a Quarterback, 3 Wide Receivers, 2 Running Backs, a Tight End, a Flex and a Defense while staying under the $50,000 Salary Cap.The entry...
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Contest: Win two more tickets to Patriots vs Bills, enter by tomorrow!

Thanks to our great partnership with the folks at NRG, we have some great prizes to give out to you guys to end the season!We just gave out two premium tickets to see the Patriots play the Bills on Sunday December 28th, Now we have two more to give away for Christmas!Entering is simple, just follow the instructions below. Don't miss this chance to get great seats to Pats-Bills!ContestPrize...
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Film breakdown: How the Rex (almost) spoiled Christmas

The Patriots may have escaped MetLife Stadium with a win, but Sunday's nailbiter served as further evidence of why Patriots fans everywhere should be breathing a sigh of relief that Rex Ryan will no longer be head coach of the enemy (whether they'll admit it or not). Say what you will about Rex's ability to run a franchise, but the man clearly knows how to coach defense, and has...
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Brady still wants to take the field against the Bills

Alex Goodlett/GettyYesterday, in an interview on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show, the New England Patriots quarterback said that he still wanted to take the field against the Buffalo Bills. Brady stated: After the last few weeks of football, I’d love to go out there and see if our offense can put together the best 60 minutes of football that we’ve put together in a long time...
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Peyton Manning leads league in pick-6's since 1998

Peyton Manning holds a lot of records - most career touchdowns, most touchdowns in a single season, most passing yards in a season, and so on and so on. But he also holds a more dubious record - most pick-6's since 1998, with 28 according to Kerry Byrne of Coldhardfacts.com. Brady? He has 0. Chalk another one up for Team Brady.Peyton Manning: 28 pick-6's most in #NFL since 1998....
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Inside the hoodie: Analyzing the AFC playoff picture for the Patriots

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogash/GettyThank you Cincinnati Bengals. Because of your victory, our beloved Patriots have secured home field throughout the playoffs. Never in a million years did I think that Cincy quarterback, Andy Dalton, would ever win a big prime-time game. With a first round bye and home field advantage, it looks like Christmas wishes do come true!The question on...
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Ring Envy: What Denver Broncos fans said - 12/22/14 - Special Edition

After the Denver Broncos lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, The Denver Broncos Facebook page was blown up by distraught fans. Here are some of the best comments.The in-fighting between bandwagoners and "loyal" fansLove the bandwagon fans on here who initially were riding Peyton's nuts until he has a bad game then they turn on him. You are as bad as Seahawks fans! Disappointed in how...
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Patriots have big effect on Peyton Manning

Woody Paige, Denver Post:As a softspoken Peyton Manning said last Sunday in San Diego, the Broncos are guaranteed a place in the playoffs and have a shot. Terrance Knighton was more outspoken, telling The Denver Post's Mark Kiszla the Broncos will "hoist" the Super Bowl trophy.John Elway wants champs, not runner-up chumps.Manning: "I made some bad throws and really put us in a bind...
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This day in history: December 22, 1985's game against the Bengals

The date of December 22, 1985 holds a special place in this Patriots Life writer's heart. It was on this day that the Patriots clinched a playoff spot against a very tough Cincinnati Bengals team.New England's journey to the playoffs was nothing short of rocky. The Pats suffered a huge loss to a Miami Dolphins team that left them in a must win situation. Sullivan Stadium was packed...
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Will the offensive line sink the Patriots?

One of four Brady sacks. (Bill Kostroun - AP)Sunday's game against the New York Jets raised serious questions about the Patriots ability to protect Tom Brady. The first half of the game was highlighted by the four sacks of Brady, which completely stalled the offense for the first 30 minutes. Over the course of the game, the line surrendered 11 quarterback hits, four sacks, and constant...
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Ring Envy: What Jets fans said 12-22-14

Our popular Ring Envy series is a spinoff of the "Green Envy" series we run at CelticsLife. We lay out comments from the opposing team's fans during the game after a Patriots win! This week we are going to take a look at the sad New York Jets fans. You gotya love seeing Brady getting knocked downAlways nice to see Brady go downTammy got sacked!!!!!Not the wildcat!Would love Revis...
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Danny Amendola provides necessary insurance for Patriots

Erik Frenz, Boston.com:Stock Up:Danny Amendola: With Julian Edelman out, the Patriots needed someone to step up in a big way. Enter Danny Amendola, who has been all but a non-factor in the offense this season. Amendola made eight catches for 63 yards on the day, and also had a few key returns on special teams (91 yards on five kickoff returns, 63 yards on three punt returns).In 14...
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Jets call themselves the best 3-12 team in history

Photo from Larry Brown SportsThe Jets just don't know when to quit. After narrowly losing to the Patriots for the 2nd time this season, they said that they are "the best 3-12 team in history." Boy, do they love to talk. They don't know when to stop. Per Larry Brown Sports:“If you look at our season, besides two or three games, we’ve been in every game,” rookie safety Calvin...
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Vince Wilfork tips field goal, gets new nickname in the process

Jim Davis/Globe StaffIn close games such as Sunday's one point victory over the Jets, you can usually point to one or two plays that made the difference in the game.The play that changed the outcome in this game? It has to be Vince Wilfork getting just enough of Nick Folks' field goal to prevent a score.In the minutes right before the game changing play, the Patriots had the ball...
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Tom Brady says he'll be watching Broncos-Bengals tonight

Jeff Zelevansky/Getty ImagesPatriots quarterback Tom Brady said on his weekly WEEI appearance that he will be watching tonight's Monday Night Football match up between the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals.A Bengals win would give the Patriots home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. New England locked up a first-round bye with the 17-16 win over the New York Jets...
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Rex Ryan says Jets give Tom Brady fits

Alex Goodlett/Getty ImagesEven in defeat, Rex Ryan always has something to say. But this time, he's probably right.After the Patriots narrowly escaped MetLife Stadium with a 17-16 win over the New York Jets yesterday, Ryan said the following, per Mike Cole of NESN.com:“I don’t know if it is really possible to control Tom Brady. If not, we’re the team that always gives him the...
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Rex Ryan: Does he deserve to be fired?

Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty ImagesThere is no question that Rex Ryan will be fired when the season comes to a close next week. He may even get fired on the plane en route back from Miami.But does Ryan deserve to be fired?He is one of only two coaches to come into Gillette Stadium and beat the Patriots in the playoffs, and he was the only coach in the AFC East since 2001 that has...
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Patriots offense is sluggish but still gets the job done

Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) That game was ugly. There's no sugarcoating it. The Patriots played pretty well defensively, epitomizing Bill Belicheck's "Bend, Don't Break" signature and kept the Jets kicking field goals for the most part (3 FG's, 1 TD). The offense looked pretty sluggish, though. I think most of us expected the Jets to give us all we could handle early on...
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Jets play hard for Rex Ryan, Patriots escape, 17-16

A bizarre first down call with four minutes three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Patriots a first down at the New York 48. The challenge flag thrown by Rex Ryan cost New York its second timeout. .The Patriots were able to run out the clock. A key 16 yard run by RB Brandon Bolden sealed the victoryWith just over seven minutes to play, a poorly thrown pass from Tom...
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Predicting Patriots vs Jets Week 16 - PatriotsLife roundtable

It's pretty obvious that when you poll a couple Patriots bloggers, they are probably going to pick their team to win. So, instead we look at where we do differ- the final score.Here's a roundup of some of our writers predictions for the team's next game - New York Jets vs New England. -------- Paul Murphy (@_prmurphy)New England by 10With banners flying overhead to fire John Idzik...
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Week 16 Scouting Report: New York Jets

Each week, PatriotsLife will be posting a scouting report of the Patriots upcoming opponent, going over their playmakers, tendencies, and how the Pats might match up. The Pats continue their regular season-ending trip around the AFC East this week with a visit to MetLife Stadium to play the hated J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets. While the Pats clearly should win, the Jets present a tougher...
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Top 5 New York Jets games are hard to find

In the third game of the 1961 season versus the Boston Patriots, Titans fullback Bill Mathis broke his collarbone and this jersey was cut and removed from his body as he was helped off the field. Despite the injury, Mathis went on to play all 14 games that season - a testament to the toughness exhibited by the players of the American Football League. He led the AFL that year with...
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Kyle Arrington tumbles towards Jets encounter

Jeff Howe, Boston Herald:Despite the hamstring injury that kept him out of Sunday’s second half against the Dolphins, cornerback Kyle Arrington might be on track to be ready for Sunday’s renewed rivalry with the Jets.On Monday, Arrington had an MRI that confirmed beliefs that the injury is not likely to be a long-term hindrance. He then practiced on a limited basis yesterday...
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