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Even Patriots Haters Should Marvel at Historic Greatness of Brady and Co.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — To some of you, what we're witnessing is awful, like a root canal. It will cause you to wince and double over in pain, like someone put you in a toe lock. Or kicked you in the gonads.<p>You will shake your head in disgust. You will throw things. You will punch walls. It's because …

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How Patriots, Falcons Super Bowl Could Salvage NFL Season

Injuries, bad games, bad teams and a lot of blowouts defined this season. One game could turn it around<p>Years from now, the NFL will point to January …

Start Prepping Your Conspiracy Theories, Because The Steelers Have The Flu

The AFC Championship game is on Sunday, and when everything’s on the line for an elimination game such as this, you want your team as healthy as possible for the game. The Pittsburgh Steelers may not have that luxury, however, with as many as 15 players reportedly coming down with a 24-hour flu bug …

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Trump: Patriots owner 'under no pressure' because he has Tom Brady, Bill Belichick

Donald Trump thinks Robert Kraft has nothing to worry about when the Pats host the Steelers<p>Tom Brady is good friends with Donald Trump, but at the …

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NFL Playoff Predictions 2017: Chris Simms' Championship-Round Projections

One big kickoff return and my first career victory—the win I had dreamed about for over two decades—was in jeopardy. I looked and felt like the Redskins had gut-punched me.<p>That's when our offensive quality control coach came over and asked me a question I'd never forget: "Did you think your first …

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Why it’s unwise to sleep on the other team in NFL’s final four

The Packers are perceived as the hottest team in the NFL playoffs, having won eight straight games to reach Sunday’s NFC Championship game against …

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Matt Ryan has actually outplayed Aaron Rodgers lately

Aaron Rodgers has recaptured the imagination of the football world with an eight-game run for the ages. After predicting that his Green Bay Packers …

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NFL conference championship expert picks: Our predictions for both games

Chase, Smiley and WhatIf all went 3-1 for the top mark of divisional playoff weekend, meaning Brett still leads the race for second place with a one-game lead over WhatIf. Dieter and Lynch, our overall champion, each went 2-2.<p>On to conference championship weekend, where the Packers head to Atlanta …

The Packers' Pass Rush Will Decide the NFC Championship

If you come at the king, you best not miss. And the Green Bay Packers have no choice but to do exactly that.<p>The Atlanta Falcons scorched the Earth …

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Steelers at Patriots: Picks, predictions and odds

The New England Patriots will host the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2016 AFC Championship. Here is the game preview, the betting odds, and a final …

Falcons built the one offense that can keep pace with the Packers

It’s tough to keep up with Aaron Rodgers and co., but if any team can do it, it’s the Falcons.<p>The Atlanta Falcons are headed to the NFC Championship for the first time since 2012 for one reason — the strength of their offense. On Sunday, the Falcons will face another dynamic offense in the Green …

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Patriots' No-Name Defense Has Started Making a Name for Itself

On paper, the Patriots defense looks like it belongs to a team that finished 6-10 in the AFC South.<p>There are Jabaal Sheard and Barkevious Mingo, a pair of guys the Browns had no use for. There are unwanted castoffs from the Bears (Shea McClellin), Eagles (Eric Rowe), Lions (Kyle Van Noy) and Bills …

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That Cowboys-Packers Game Was As Great As It Seemed

After two more blowouts Saturday, the NFL playoffs were doing little to improve upon last weekend’s yawn-worthy games. But Sunday finally delivered …

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What Makes Patriots' Bill Belichick Such A Great Head Coach?

Patriots must make tough decisions with free agent class<p>Published<p>1 day ago<p>on<p>Feb 10, 2018<p>David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports<p>Coming off a devastating loss …

Why you should root for the only team left that's never won a Super Bowl

The NFL frequently touts its parity, but while it's true that any team can win on any given Sunday, 19 of the NFL's 32 franchises have accounted for …

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AFC-NFC championship picks: Packers and Patriots will be headed for the Super Bowl

Which teams will be heading to Super Bowl LI? You came to the right place to find out<p>Since I live in San Diego, it only makes sense to start things …

Trump: Monday will be day one of administration

President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNew York Magazine cover depicts Trump as a pig GOP lawmaker: Republicans 'would be well advised to get …

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The Tale of Tom Brady and Johnny Foxborough

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Super Bowl MVPs were leaving the team cafeteria when Bill Belichick stopped them for an impromptu coaching moment that …

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CNN/ORC Poll: Confidence drops in Trump transition

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump will become president Friday with an approval rating of just 40%, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, the lowest of any recent president and 44 points below that of President Barack Obama, the 44th president.<p>Following a tumultuous transition period, approval ratings for …

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MH370: Search suspended but future hunt for missing plane not ruled out

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Officials involved in the arduous search for Malayasia Airlines Flight 370 won't rule out another hunt for the plane if "credible" evidence emerges, Australia's transport minister said Wednesday.<p>"It's not a closed book by any stretch," Darren Chester said at a news briefing in …

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What would happen if NATO and Russia went to war?

<b>NATO allies have been concerned about Russia’s aggression since the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.</b><p>As a result, Barack Obama has deployed …

Brady vs. Big Ben: Disappointing Rivalry Can Get New Life in AFC Title Game

Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger first met under the most storied of circumstances.<p>It was Halloween 2004. Brady's Patriots were defending Super Bowl champions on a historic 21-game winning streak. Roethlisberger was a hot-shot rookie with a 4-0 record since taking over as the Steelers' …

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Packers defense a weak link that just can’t get torched

He was already showered, but there was new-forming perspiration on his forehead and a look more resembling relief than joy on the expressive face of …