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Baltimore Ravens cry foul about kicking in New England

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk:With the Patriots under investigation for using deflated balls in a blowout win over the Colts, another vague — and far more confusing — accusation of ball deflation has emerged.Perhaps most importantly, the Ravens have shown no reluctance to articulate possible violations of the rules, as evidenced by coach John Harbaugh’s complaints about New...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady likes deflated footballs

Getty ImagesThis Deflate-Gate stuff has quickly gotten out of hand. And now there may be some more fuel added to this ********* of a fire, thanks to a quote by Tom Brady someone dug up from 2011.During an appearance on WEEI that season, Brady said he "loves" when tight end Rob Gronkowski does his signature Gronk Spike after catching a touchdown pass because it deflates the ball a...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawrence Tynes is a joke, not a jock

The @Patriots will have a shot in this Super Bowl, their not playing the #Gmen #NEvsSEA— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) January 19, 2015 The Pats have learned to celebrate the hell out of those AFC Championships because the know what comes 2 weeks later. #0-2inGlendale— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) January 19, 2015K Lawrence Tynes booted one extra point and two field goals(38 and...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Johnson paid $7,500 for deflated balls

Getty ImagesThe NFL found that 11 of the 12 game balls the Patriots used were deflated. This is hardly unique to the Patriots, though. Brad Johnson, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers when they won the Super Bowl in 2002, shelled out $7,500 to make sure all the balls were set to his standards, according to Yahoo Sports. "I paid some guys off to get the balls right," Johnson now...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL finds that 11 of the 12 balls used by Patriots were deflated

The Patriots were accused earlier this week of deflating balls on purporse inorder to gain a competitive advantage. A report from ESPN's Christ Mortenson confirms suspicions of the worst.ESPN:The NFL has found that 11 of the New England Patriots' 12 game balls were inflated significantly below the NFL's requirements, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at the NFC Championship game: How worried (or not) we should be about Seattle

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesCan we forget about deflate-gate for a second and talk about important things like the Patriots game with the Seattle Seahawks in a week and a half? We can? Good. Here goes.We were about 5 minutes from facing the Green Bay Packers instead of the Seattle Seahawks in a week and half. However, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks back from the brink...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady earned his standing ovation during AFC Championship

Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesTom Brady. A name that has been synonymous with winning for 15 years. In the eyes of Patriot fans, he is seen as a legend. His coach on the other hand, sees Brady as just another hard working, well prepared, and dedicated member of the Patriots organization. Despite Belichick's hardened view on his superstar quarterback, he still gives credit where...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Gronk takes responsibility for deflate gate

Al Bello/GettyAs the Patriots and their fans gloated over a decisive victory over the Colts a small cloud hovered over their sunny day. The New England organization has been accused of deflating balls in last Sunday's game. Well, we have some breaking news. Patriots tight end and human juggernaut Rob Gronkowski has taken responsibility for deflating balls last Sunday. Whoops lol...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Belichick points to Kansas City loss as seasons turning point

Courtesy of Getty ImagesIt was the Patriots worst loss of the season, a 41-14 drubbing at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs. During the week that followed, Patriots fans lingered on the edge of insanity, ready to jump as the team they adored prepared to play the Cincinnati Bengals.Behind closed doors, the Patriots seemed upset, borderline pissed off, as the media swarmed like sharks...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll is sleepless reviewing Patriots' offensive formations

Peter King, MMQB:Whenever head referee Walt Anderson announced that an ineligible player was reporting as eligible, or vice versa, the home crowd of 68,756 roared as if the Patriots had just found the end zone in Sunday night’s AFC Championship Game.Even those in the nosebleeds at Gillette Stadium knew what to expect: a trick play, but something more highbrow than a flea-flicker...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman will be seen, not heard concerning elbow injury

Seattle CB Richard Sherman claims he is 100 percent ready for Super Bowl XLIX. His left elbow which was injured in Sunday's NFC title game with Green Bay will not affect his status moving forward. The announcement lacked the usual sensationalism normally associated with Sherman. Per source, Seahawks CB Richard Sherman's MRI showed a sprained elbow. Should be able to play in the...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Simms: Aaron Rodgers likes an extra half pound of air in ball than they allow

Getty ImagesDuring the CBS telecast of the Patriots-Packers game, broadcaster Phil Simms relayed a story about how Aaron Rodgers likes his footballs. During that story, this little tidbit came out "I like to push the limits of how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do, see if the officials take the air out of it." - Phil Simms talking about Aaron...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

SI writer takes cheating accusations to another planet

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesDeflated balls were one thing, but Michael Rosenberg from Sports Illustrated just destroyed whatever credibility SI has by publishing that the Patriots use the giant TV screen outside CBS Scene in Patriot Place to steal signals.No, really. Per CBS Sports:“On one end of Gillette Stadium is a lighthouse, the stadium’s signature architectural feature...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating how special the Patriots run over the last 14 years has been

Brady and Belichick, via La Sportsa Nostra When you sit back and think about all the success the New England Patriots have had, it's no wonder fans outside of New England hate the Patriots. Here's a look at what they've done since the Brady era began 14 seasons ago.-12 Division titles (lost tie-breaker after going 11-5 in Brady-less 2008 season)-9 AFC Championship appearances -6...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blount: "I love being here"

GettyIn the divisional round against Baltimore Blount mostly watched his team win on the sideline as Tom Brady lead an amazing comeback. The team abandoned the run early in the game which left Blount with 1 yard for 3 carries. That rest really helped Blount carry the team yesterday. With three touchdowns and over 140 yards on the ground Blount had a lot to be happy about. When asked...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman on Tom Brady: 'I truly love that man'

Photo By Sports of BostonLove. This word alone can easily sum up the emotion that was coursing throughout Gillette after Sunday’s blow out against the Indianapolis Colts. Clutch receiver Julian Edelman proved that when asked about his QB1.Via NFL.com"Tom Brady is Tom Brady," Edelman said, per CSN New England. "He was a sixth-round draft pick. A lot of people passed up on him. He...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis: "This is why I signed with the Patriots"

Revis is going to the Super Bowl (Getty Images)When he came to the New England Patriots, for less money mind you, Darrelle Revis had one thing in mind: winning. This Sunday, he was able to accomplish something he had only dreamed of doing, and that is making it to the Super Bowl..@Revis24's reaction to heading to his first career Super Bowl: pic.twitter.com/ykyWyLWzv0— New England...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Preliminary report: Seattle Seahawks

Photo by Elsa/Getty ImagesThe Patriots took out the Indianapolis Colts in impressive fashion, winning 45-7. In the words of Coach Bill Belichick, we're now on to Seattle and the Super Bowl. And that means it's time to start focusing on how the Patriots can beat the Seahawks and get their 4th Super Bowl win in 6 times.Key Match up: Patriots defensive front against Marshawn Lynch and...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle has percentages in their favor for back to back titles

In the previous 48 Super Bowls, the most ill advised pass was made by Washington Redskin's QB Joe Theismann in Super Bowl XVIII 12 seconds before halftime. Head coach Joe Gibbs took the blame for the screen pass play intended for RB Joe Washington. The Redskins were reigning Super Bowl champs. Dallas Cowboys - Won Super Bowl XII 27-10 over Denver, lost Super Bowl XIII, 35-31 to Pittsburgh...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Vince Wilfork helps driver out of rolled over car

After last nights win in the AFC Championship, Vince Wilfork assisted in a one vehicle rollover. BREAKING NEWS: New England Patriots' Vince Wilfork helped pull a woman out of an overturned jeep following yesterday's game. (@Tom_Winter)— Breaking News Feed (@PzFeed) January 19, 2015 Wilfork used just one hand to lift the driver out of this overturned vehicle. He was assisting before...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots bench celebrates during 'Jump Around'

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesWhen you're out having a good time or you're attending some big, happy life event, you're going to hear some pretty common party music. There are probably about 10 songs you could roll off without even thinking about it that you know you'd hear at some point during said event.With the AFC Championship very much in hand, the Patriots started celebrating with...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Blount gashes Colts once again

Maddie Meyer/Getty ImagesLeGarrette Blount loves the Indianapolis Colts run defense. A year after Blount torched them for 166 total yards and four touchdowns in the AFC Divisional round, he found himself doing the same thing in the AFC Championship Game. The former Oregon Duck ran for 148 yards and three touchdowns en route to securing the Patriots' first Super Bowl appearance since...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady prepares for two weeks of Richard Sherman trash talk

Jeff Howe & Karen Guregian, Boston Herald:One storyline sure to be addressed over the next two weeks will deal with the last time the Patriots traveled to Seattle and played the Seahawks in 2012. The Seahawks won, and afterward Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman got in Brady's face to deal out some trash talk.“Truthfully, at that time, I thought he was coming up to say, ...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Ring Envy: What Colts fans said 1-19-15

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 Indianapolis Colts fans after an embarrassing loss. They held out hope for a while but when the tides turned, they got bitter real quick. And it was pretty comical...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Indianapolis Colts star in the remake of Groundhog Day

David Silverman/Patriots.comIn the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, the lead character Phil(played by Bill Murray) finds himself reliving the same day over and over and over again. No matter what he tries to do to break the cycle, he inevitably finds himself waking up to Sonny and Cher's "I got you babe" once again.The Indianapolis Colts can relate to poor Phil. They continually find themselves...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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