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Ranking All 16 Manning-Brady Bowls

By Athlon Sports, 8 months 2 weeks 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, 8 months 2 weeks 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, 9 months 4 days 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...

New England Patriots vs. Houston Texans Preview and Prediction

By Mike Dussault, 9 months 3 weeks ago
The 10-2 New England Patriots travel to Houston to take on the 6-6 Texans in a game featuring a number of former Patriots players and coaches now on the opposing sideline. Aside from those connections, this is a game both teams will badly want. Houston is fighting for its playoff lives, while the Patriots have lost two straight and slipped from the top AFC seed all the way to third, which would...

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots Preview and Prediction

By Mike Dussault, 9 months 4 weeks ago
The New England Patriots saw their undefeated season end last weekend with an overtime loss to the Denver Broncos, and now return home for their second-to-last home game of 2015. The Patriots' run of injuries continued in Denver, with Rob Gronkowski becoming the latest victim with a sprained/bruised knee. Luckily Gronkowski will be back at some point this season, but will likely be...

New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

By Mike Dussault, 10 months 6 days ago
The undefeated New England Patriots (10-0) travel to Denver to take on the 8-2 Broncos on "Sunday Night Football" in a key AFC clash that will have playoff implications. Brock Osweiler gets his second career start in place of the injured and fading Peyton Manning, taking some of the anticipated luster off of a game that would've been billed as another epic quarterback duel. ...

Why You Should Sit Matt Ryan and Other Start/Sit Fantasy Advice For Week 12

By Michael Horvath, 10 months 1 week ago
Thanksgiving Day was just the appetizer for Week 12 NFL and fantasy action. For the first time since Week 3 all 32 teams are in action, which means we still have 13 games to go between Sunday and Monday. Fantasy-wise, it also means that you should have a full roster of players at your disposal. This also can lead to some very tough decisions to make regarding your starting lineup. ...

Why You Should Start Eddie Lacy and Other Start/Sit Fantasy Advice for the Week 12 Thanksgiving Games

By Michael Horvath, 10 months 1 week ago
While there are plenty of things to be thankful for, one of them for football (and fantasy) fans is three games on Thanksgiving Day! And speaking of these three, oh-so-tasty matchups, what is a fantasy owner to do? While some decisions, like starting Aaron Rodgers vs. the Bears or Calvin Johnson vs. the Eagles, are along the lines of do you want that second helping of mashed potatoes or...

Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 12

By Michael Horvath, 10 months 1 week ago
Is it just me or is the NFL and fantasy season flying by? Can you believe that it’s Thanksgiving already? The really good news is that since we are now in Week 12, every team has had their bye. So that means from here on out we have a full schedule of all 32 teams playing. Which also means we finally have true position rankings. There are of course injury concerns to deal with,...

Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots Preview and Prediction

By Mike Dussault, 10 months 1 week ago
The undefeated New England Patriots take the field on "Monday Night Football" to face Rex Ryan and his suddenly surging Buffalo Bills (5-4). The Bills are coming off one of their biggest wins of the season over Ryan's former New York Jets and have now won two straight, sitting in the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC. The Patriots are coming off an emotional victory...