| Oct 4, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Desperation might be setting in inside your fantasy locker room if your squad is 1-3 or 0-4 at the quarter pole, especially if you’re in a cutthroat league where only four or six teams make it into the playoffs. We have enough data to see that...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 10:48 AM
The inactives list for Sunday’s AFC championship game is out, and there were no shocking developments from the Ravens.
Free safety Ed Reed, the team’s lone injury concern, is active and expected to make his customary start. Reed had been...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 7:52 PM
It took Ray Lewis a long time to put his suit on after the AFC championship was over on Sunday. He got dressed in silence, he made sure his tie was straight and his jacket wasn't wrinkled. Then, he stood in the eye of a small media storm, smiled into...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:27 AM
The AFC features some of the NFL's better quarterbacks - Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco and Alex Smith - but most of the conference needs to make drastic improvement on the defensive side of the...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 6:58 PM
DENVER — Peyton Manning, well, Peyton Manning is filet mignon. Terrance Knighton? He is Pot Roast.
"When I first signed here, I tried to get rid of that name," Knighton said after the Denver Broncos beat the Patriots 26-16, and just about every...
| Jan 12, 2014
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — They won by three touchdowns and they advanced to their third AFC Championship game in three years. Sure, Andrew Luck and the Colts showed some spunk for a while. Sure, the team that had staged the second-greatest comeback in NFL...
| Dec 30, 2013
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The harder he made it on the Bills, the easier he made it on his teammates. The more punishment he administered with his 250-pound rolling boulder of a body, the less punishment it meant for the rest of his team in the coming...
| Nov 4, 2013
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Truth serum time. When Chris Berman convened the 2013 NFL draft on ESPN back on April 25, as you dipped the first of many salted chips into the salsa, would you have believed either one of these scenarios?
Shortly before 4:30 p....
| Nov 24, 2013
| 9:56 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Wind gusts on Mount Washington exceeded 100 mph Sunday and the wind chill reportedly dropped to minus-55 degrees. It was far windier and colder at Gillette Stadium. Or at least it felt that way to the Patriots as they walked into...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The New England Patriots have been the NFL's best team during this era of football.
Considering how many AFC Conference Championships, and Super Bowls Bill Belichick's team has won and appeared in since 2001, this can not be debated.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
As the opening of NFL training camps creeps closer, so does confrontation with critical concerns on top teams. The outcome of these issues will have a major impact on the drama and results of the 2013 season.
Some of the teams expecting to contend for...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:48 PM
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Maybe Rob Gronkowski lost the ball in the sun. Certainly, we saw a penalty that is called once in a blue moon decide the game.
Maybe that's what it takes for the Patriots to finally lose a game in the AFC East. Or maybe the...