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Ring Envy - What Chiefs fans said - 1/16

For a team that had won 11 straight heading into the divisional round against the Patriots, Chiefs fans acted like a pretty pessimistic bunch. To no one's surprise, there were a few people *****ing about the refs, Gronk and Edelman being wide open all the time, etc. Any Chiefs fan who had confidence in their team seemed to give up fairly quickly, so that always makes for great comedy...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Darius Fleming saved a woman from a burning car last week

Patriots linebacker Darius Fleming saved a woman from a burning car in a three-car wreck right near Gillette Stadium last Thursday night. Fleming received 22 stitches after injuring his leg as a result of his act of bravery, and still played last Saturday against the Chiefs.The story first broke when St. Rita High School, his alma mater, posted about it on their Facebook page. Just...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Reed's advice on how to beat the Patriots - 'Pray'

Former Ravens safety Ed Reed took to Twitter to answer some questions from fans. Using the "Inside the NFL's" account, Reed responded to a fan who asked how to beat Tom Brady and the Patriots by simply saying "pray." .@etcats2 #askINFL pic.twitter.com/PUTTN1xaBZ — Inside the NFL (@insidetheNFL) January 19, 2016Reed obviously has a good sense of humor, and has also had some success...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Harris Jr. says the best way to take out Gronk is to hit him in the knees, Gronk responds

The talking from the Denver Broncos is still going strong. The latest idiot to open his mouth is cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who said the only way to bring Rob Gronkowski down is to hit him low.Per Cork Gaines of Business Insider: "You gotta hit him low, man — hit him in his knees," Harris said. "That's the best chance you have of hitting him.""You gotta take his legs out or hold...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pats place linebacker Jerod Mayo on IR (shoulder)

The depth on the defensive side of the ball has taken a hit a few days out of the 2016 AFC Championship Game. And that's because the Patriots have placed veteran linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve with the shoulder injury he suffered in Saturday's 27-20 win over the Chiefs in the Divisional Round. The #Patriots are placing LB Jerod Mayo on Injured Reserve, source said. His...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Multiple Broncos players are complaining about Tom Brady being a complainer

The Broncos are doing a whole lot of complaining about someone they perceive to be a complainer.Yesterday, Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said Rob Gronkowski is hard to cover because he pushes off. Today, Antonio Smith and Malik Jackson both sounded off on Tom Brady, basically calling him a crybaby.We'll start with Smith:“That would be an accurate statement. I’ve never seen...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall: Rob Gronkowski is tough to cover "because he pushes off"

Broncos whiny linebacker Brandon Marshall hopped on PFT Live on Monday to talk about the upcoming AFC Championship Game, and when asked why Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski is so hard to cover, his answer was, "Because he pushes off."Yeah, Brandon, just like that OUTRAGEOUS PUSH OFF that wiped out a crucial third-down conversion that would've likely won the game for the Pats back in...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy Reid: Chiefs had headset issues during Divisional Round matchup vs. Pats

Yeah, we're doing this again. Following their 27-20 loss to the Patriots in Saturday's Divisional Round game in Foxboro, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters in his end-of-season press conference that his team experienced problems with their headset communication between the coaching staff and quarterback Alex Smith.   Reid detailed that the issues popped...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Daily News trolls Tom Brady, Peyton Manning

What does the New York Daily News do best? Troll Tom Brady and other athletes that have been accused of cheating, or just athletes that New York hates, which is pretty much everyone who doesn't play for their teams. The front page of this morning's paper took a big time shot at Brady and Peyton Manning, who have both been accused of cheating and are set to square off for the 17th...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos down Steelers to set up Brady-Manning XVII in AFC Title Game

The 2016 AFC Championship Game is set: Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will travel to Denver to take on Peyton Manning and the Broncos.The winner will represent the AFC in Super Bowl 50 and will play either the Carolina Panthers or the Arizona Cardinals in Santa Clara.It was a back-and-forth game throughout, and even though the Steelers dominated the pace of play for much...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots' offense is back in win over Chiefs

Tom Brady and the gang brought what they needed to this game. With injured players finally coming back after a week of rest, the offense was firing right out of the gate and looked dominant over a hot Chiefs' defense. Let's analyze how the key pieces performed tonight:Let's start from the top and check out Tom Brady's performance. Without the benefit of analyzing every play over...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots upend Chiefs 27-20, advance to AFC Championship Game

The Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-20 in the AFC Divisional Round at Gillette Stadium to advance to the AFC Championship Game next Sunday. With the return of Julian Edelman and a healthier Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots looked more like the team that began the season 10-0. Brady finished the day going 28 of 42 for 302 yards and two touchdowns, both to Gronkowski. Edelman...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pats ink Keshawn Martin to two-year, $3 million extension

According to reports, the Patriots have signed wide receiver Keshawn Martin to a two-year, $3 million contract extension through 2017.ESPN's Field Yates was the first to break the news. Source: the Patriots have signed WR Keshawn Martin to a 2-year, $3M extension through 2017. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 16, 2016The deal will see Martin earn a $600K signing bonus and base...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Know your Enemy: Kansas City Chiefs scouting report (defense/special teams)

The Chiefs pass rush harassed Brady all game the last time these teams met. Dilip Vishwanat/Getty ImagesEach week, I'll be doing an in-depth scouting report on the Patriots opponent, going over their tendencies, strengths and weaknesses in all three phases of the game. This being the playoffs, I'm splitting this series into two parts this week. Part one was posted yesterday and dealt...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Jackson 'excited, if anything' for playoff return

Embed from Getty Images It's been an interesting month for Steven Jackson.After spending the bulk of 2015 as an unsigned free agent, Jackson signed on with the New England Patriots for their last two games of the regular season. So far, he's rushed for 50 yards on 21 carries.As the Patriots brace for Saturday's divisional-round matchup with Kansas City, Jackson is slated to enter...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski has a back injury

In addition to a knee injury, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is apparently suffering from a back injury. We're not sure when or how it happened, but Gronk popped up on the injury report last night with the ailment.He didn't practice yesterday, but he's still expected to play tomorrow against the Chiefs. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk is reporting that a total of 17 Patriots...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones publicly apologizes

Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones publicly apologized yesterday for smoking synthetic marijuana and being hospitalized as a result. Jones called it a "pretty stupid mistake.""I want to start off by saying I made a pretty stupid mistake this weekend," Jones said, via Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal. "Right now my main focus is on becoming the best player I can be and helping...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown will not play against the Broncos

The Patriots chances at hosting the AFC Championship Game next Sunday just took a big hit. Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown will miss the team's divisional match up with the Denver Broncos due to a concussion he suffered last week against the Bengals.Brown took a shot to the head from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter. The hit, which...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: then and now

People are acting like we have seen this Kansas City team recently, probably referencing the 41-14 dismantling of the Patriots just last year. We can't simply compare New England vs Kansas City though, we must look past the jerseys. Let's dive right in and find out if last year's roster looks anything like the 2016 Chiefs unit: Offense At the QB position, Alex Smith is still leading...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Gronkowski's absence at practice due to hospital visit (knee)

From ESPN's Mike Reiss and Adam Schefter:New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski spent part of Thursday in a Boston hospital getting treatment on his injured right knee which included an injection, according to a source familiar with the procedure. The Patriots believe Gronkowski will play in Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs,...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady is borderline insane, plays catch like a madman

I'm really beginning to think Tom Brady is from another world. We've got to know our favorite quarterback a bit better recently. We've learned what he eats, that he doesn't drink coffee, he's in bed by 9:00 p.m. almost every night... And now we're finding out he's ridiculously intense even in a game of catch.There was a fun article posted in The Wall Street Journal earlier this week...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Reed is joining Rex Ryan in Buffalo as an assistant defensive backs coach

Former Ravens safety and future Hall-of-Famer Ed Reed is joining forces with one of his old coaches, Rex Ryan, in Buffalo.The Bills hired Reed to become an assistant defensive backs coach, which will mark Reed's first ever NFL coaching gig. Reed played under Ryan during their time with the Ravens in the 00s, as well as with the Jets in 2013. Bills announced Ed Reed has agreed in...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick doesn't have time for questions about his black eye

Things I love almost as much as watching the Patriots play - Bill Belichick's press conferences. He's short, snide, and doesn't have time for anything other than the opponent he's going up against on a given week.By now, we all know that he's got a black eye. How he got it is anyone's guess, and he doesn't want to talk about it at all.Belichick was asked how he hurt his eye and how...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski missing from practice again

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is missing from practice today, according to Phil Perry of Comcast Sportsnet New England. Gronk missed practice on Tuesday, but was there yesterday. This marks the second practice he's missed this week.He was listed on the injury report with a knee injury, but was not listed on the report before the Pats took on the Dolphins in Week 17.It's possible...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots' Chandler Jones was hospitalized due to use of synthetic marijuana

Chris Gasper of The Boston Globe reported that Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was hospitalized Sunday morning after he had a bad reaction to smoking synthetic marijuana.Thankfully, Jones is alright and has been practicing with the team since Monday. Synthetic marijuana is not one of the NFL's banned substances, so Jones can't be suspended by the league for using it. However...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss
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