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New England Patriots 2016 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 month 3 weeks ago
The drama of last season ended in bitter disappointment for the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game in Denver, a loss that hit the team as hard as any in recent years. Now, as the Patriots prepare to take the next step and chase the organization’s fifth Super Bowl title, controversy again surrounds the team with Tom Brady staring down a four-game suspension from the league due to his...

Big Game Hunting with Adam Vinatieri

By Athlon Sports, 5 months 1 week ago
Four-time Super Bowl champion Adam Vinatieri, 43, certainly knows a thing or two about big games.   The 20-year veteran kicker holds the NFL record for career postseason points scored (234) and has delivered time and again in high-pressure, high-profile situations. Vinatieri split the uprights on a 48-yard field goal to win Super Bowl XXXVI. Two years later, he won another Super Bowl by...

Doug Martin, Matt Forte, Lamar Miller, Russell Okung, Travis Benjamin: Potential Landing Spots for 5 Key NFL Offensive Free Agents

By Antwan Staley, 5 months 3 weeks ago
Every offseason, NFL teams hope they can upgrade their team through free agency. Some teams choose to spend a ton of money to land a big fish while others go after bargain-basement players. One thing is for sure, there are a number of free agents that could instantly improve any team. Here are five key free agents on the offensive side of the ball and where they could possibly land. ...

25 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History

By J.P. Scott, 6 months 2 weeks ago
There was a time when the tight end position in the NFL served as a sixth lineman who could also run a route to catch the occasional pass. My how the times have changed. Today, tight ends are key cogs of high-powered offenses – often with entire packages designed to fit their individual skill sets. The extra emphasis placed on the position today causes us to look back at some of the...

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: Records, Stats and History

By Rob McVey, 7 months 6 days ago
While each of these future Hall of Fame quarterbacks has downplayed the rival aspect of their star-crossed careers over the years, Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady has ultimately become one of the greatest individual rivalries in the history of sport. A rivalry that has taken on a life of its own, even to the point of taking center stage over the actual football game itself at times. It...

AFC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos

By Mike Dussault, 7 months 1 week ago
The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos meet for the second time in three years in the AFC Championship Game with the winner moving on to Super Bowl 50! While this will be the 17th time Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced off, the two teams look a lot different than they did Week 12. The Patriots especially will have a number of key players back this time around, including...

Ranking All 16 Manning-Brady Bowls

By Athlon Sports, 7 months 1 week ago
Sunday’s AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots also represents Manning-Brady Bowl XVII. These two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks have already faced each other 16 times in their careers. Tom Brady holds a commanding 11-5 edge on Peyton Manning, but this rivalry is tied 2-2 in playoff matchups. This will be the fourth time each will stand in the other...

AFC Divisional Round Preview and Prediction: Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots

By Mike Dussault, 7 months 1 week ago
The NFL Divisional Round of the playoffs is here with the second-seeded New England Patriots welcoming the fifth-seeded Kansas City Chiefs for the right to go to the AFC Championship Game! The Chiefs hammered the Patriots last season 41-14 on "Monday Night Football," leading some to write the obituary of the Belichick/Brady Pats, but New England flipped the script on that...

New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins Preview and Prediction

By Mike Dussault, 7 months 3 weeks ago
The New England Patriots need one more win to secure home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs and they'll have to do it against a 5-10 Miami Dolphins team that could be without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. The Pats were hit with the injury bug again against the Jets, losing left tackle Sebastian Vollmer. Vollmer is expected back for the playoffs, but with a number of walking...