Adam Vinatieri

Some 16 years later, 'Tuck Rule' still has Jon Gruden all fired up

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- You think Jon Gruden is over the "Tuck Rule" and how it ended his first run as coach of the Oakland Raiders?<p>Think again.<p>It took …

New England

The other guys: A Super Bowl case for three QBs not named Brady

Championship Sunday will consist of Tom Brady and ... the other guys. The GOAT vs. the … really?<p>Championship Sunday<p>Jaguars (10-6) at Patriots (13-3), …

New England

Rebuilding Jim Irsay’s Glory Days Dream Teams; Free Agency

<i>We continue this series with Part 3, what the Colts could do in free agency.</i><p>I fully believe that owner Jim Irsay, general manager Chris Ballard and …

Buffalo Bills

Matchup Breakdown for Patriots-Jaguars

Matchups for the AFC championship game Sunday between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New England Patriots:<p>-- --<p>When the Jaguars (12-6) have the ball:<p>That impressive performance in Pittsburgh very likely will be needed for the Jaguars to have a chance. That means QB Blake Bortles (5) must get time …

New England

LOOK: Terence Newman is 39 years old and still balling, and keeps getting drug-tested

Newman was the oldest defensive player in the league to get regular snaps this season<p>The four oldest players in the NFL this season were all kickers. …

Football (U.S.)

Eleven active players who should be first-ballot Hall of Famers

When the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 is announced, Ray Lewis and Randy Moss have a chance to join a relatively exclusive club: …

Dwight Freeney

Ranking the NFL’s most dominant dynasties (Part I)

How do the early 90’s Cowboys rank among the best teams ever?So, a while back I did an analysis of the top NFL dynasties of the Super Bowl-era. There …

Mike Vrabel

Patriots have 19 veterans who have always advanced to AFC title game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots host the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, and here are 10 fast facts to set …

New England

Looking at every Patriots AFC Championship of the Brady/Belichick era

Looking at every Patriots AFC Championship of the Brady/Belichick era<p>AFC Championships happen so often around these parts that you might forget that …

New England

AFC challengers come and go, but Patriots go on and on

Tom Brady’s first playoff appearance and first playoff victory came on Jan. 19, 2002, a 16-13 overtime victory over the Oakland Raiders in the …

New England

Buckley: For this week at least, Roger Goodell is a Patriots fan

Each new day brings yet another shocking headline, an outrageous statement, a crazy breach of decorum defying logic and slapping good taste right …

New England

Which is the better job, Colts or Titans?

The NFL's coaching search took a dramatic turn Monday when the Tennessee Titans and coach Mike Mularkey parted ways.<p>Why has that caused a twist in …

Mike Mularkey

Here's the non-gambling reason the Vikings had to attempt the PAT after miracle TD

Even though the game was over, the Vikings had to come out for the PAT<p>The Minnesota Vikings stunned the world on Sunday night, with Case Keenum …

Sports

Case Keenum-Stefon Diggs play one of greatest in NFL playoff history

How good was Case Keenum's throw to Stefon Diggs for a 61-yard touchdown to put Minnesota in the NFC Championship Game? It’s one of many miraculous …

Stefon Diggs

History Lesson: Patriots In The AFC Championship Game

BOSTON (CBS) — In what is becoming an annual tradition in New England, the Patriots are heading to yet another AFC Championship Game.<p>The Pats are off …

New England

Atlanta Falcons: Matt Bryant wants to return; Aims For 2-3 More Seasons

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06: Kicker Matt Bryant<p>Atlanta Falcons Kicker Matt Bryant aims to play for 2-3 more years after discussing his future with …

NFL

Huskers' Super Bowl streak guaranteed to go on

With Minnesota's miraculous, last-play win over New Orleans on Saturday, the Huskers' streak of having a player on a Super Bowl roster is guaranteed …

Super Bowl

Game Notes

TEAM NOTES<p>• Patriots advance to seventh straight conference championship game.<p>• Patriots set NFL record by advancing in the postseason for the …

New England

The Story That Tried to Divide Brady and Belichick

My favorite book is David Halberstam’s <i>The Breaks of the Game</i>, the 1981 classic that remains the best sports book ever written. What’s striking about …

New England

Tom Brady can further solidify his standing atop NFL playoff record book

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quarterback Tom Brady leads the New England Patriots into Saturday’s AFC divisional-round playoff game against the Tennessee …

New England

Five times Rick Dennison made Bills fans scratch their heads

Whether it was a lack of execution or play calling that fluctuated from painfully conservative to strangely aggressive, offensive coordinator Rick …

Stephon Gilmore

The last time the Pats played the Titans in the playoffs, it was really cold

Loading...<p><b>FOXBOROUGH, Mass.</b> - It was January 10, 2004, and the Tennessee Titans came to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough for an AFC Divisional Playoff …

New England

Here's what it's like to take a selfie with Peyton Manning

CLOSE<p>Peyton Manning is honored by Indiana and the Indianapolis Colts organization with a statue in front of Lucas Oil Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 7, …

Peyton Manning

Remembering 2004 Titans-Patriots playoff game through Eddie George's eyes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Let's take a look back at the last Tennessee Titans-New England Patriots playoff game, played 14 years ago.<p>There were some …

New England

Tom Brady deflects questions on Bill Belichick, Patriots discord

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The man everyone was waiting to hear from all week finally strolled up to the podium.<p>New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, in the midst of another controversy, deflected in a news conference Thursday when asked multiple questions about an ESPN story that depicted Brady as …

New England

Punting Takes a Left Turn

Last week, Bill Belichick marked the occasion of embarking on his 14th postseason with the Patriots by discussing a topic near and dear to his heart. …

Eagles-Falcons, playoff primer: TV announcers, point spreads, referee info, etc.

A chronological look at this weekend’s divisional round, or what every other league calls the conference semifinals.<p>More Eagles …

Le'Veon Bell

Former Patriots punter says Gillette Stadium was "made for lefties"

Can you remember the last New England Patriots punter that kicked with their right foot? There have only been two in the Bill Belichick era and …

New England

Keller @ Large: Don't Be So Overconfident Patriots Fans

BOSTON (CBS) – Let’s talk about over-confidence.<p>We see it happen all the time, and the results are never good. Investor and lender overconfidence …

Boston

Cases for and against NFL teams resting stars in Week 17

When the Los Angeles Rams lost to the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night, their subpar performance on offense sparked yet another debate about whether …

Dwight Freeney