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10 best undrafted players remaining in NFL playoffs

Three games remain in the 2016 NFL season.The Packers visit the Falcons in the NFC championship game Sunday and the Steelers visit the Patriots in the AFC championship game.Super Bowl LI will be played Feb. 5 in Houston.After that will be three months of draft talk, and many people won’t know what they’re talking about.Players who turn out to be busts will be talked about like...
Via The Sports Daily
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Tom Brady refuses to discuss Donald Trump: ‘Let’s talk about football stuff’

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was all business when he addressed the press Friday ahead of the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.When pressed about whether he made a phone call to the new Commander in Chief, Brady would not discuss whether he made a phone call to Donald Trump. Whether he did make the call may never be revealed. What we do know is...
Via Sportsnaut
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Patriots have a magician perform tricks for players every Friday?

How about this for some Friday news—the New England Patriots, one of the NFL’s most secretive organizations, has a team magician come in every Friday…and the players love it.It’s always fun to get a peek behind the curtain at the Patriots, led by the tight-lipped Bill Belichick.Most, though, probably weren’t expecting this.Every Friday, a magician by the name of John Logan...
Via The Sports Daily
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NFL conference championship QB trust power rankings

Now that the Wild Card and Divisional rounds are complete, we are back at it with the quarterback trust rankings. Like last week’s list, there are some slight changes. To no surprise, some quarterbacks climbed near the top of the list. So let’s take a look at our third edition of the rankings of the quarterbacks playing in the AFC and NFC Championships. 4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Report: Chip Kelly to meet with Pats after losing out on Jags' job

Chip Kelly was fired as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers and lost out on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offensive coordinator job, so where does he go next?Possibly New England. Kelly plans to meet with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after the Jaguars decided to go with Nathaniel Hackett as offensive coordinator, a league source told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Patriots offensive...
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The AFC Championship’s two most important players

Come playoff time, all 53 players on every roster are going to be important and play some role. However, not all players are of equal importance. Some guys are going to do minor things to help a team win, while others are going to play major roles.Here are the two players in the AFC Championship Game that are most vital to their team earning a victory and a spot in Super Bowl LI...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Bill Belichick’s reaction to Donald Trump shoutout: 'We have a big game'

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick earned multiple mentions from President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday during a dinner for campaign donors.Trump said Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was in attendance, is under no pressure because he has a great quarterback in Tom Brady and a great head coach in Belichick. Trump also said he learned his work ethic...
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Trump praises Pats, says Brady gave congratulatory call

President-elect Donald Trump held a campaign donors dinner Thursday night, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was in attendance.Kraft was present at the event to hear Trump speak the night before Friday’s inauguration. Trump took the time to congratulate Kraft on the Patriots’ success, which he acknowledged was in large part thanks to quarterback Tom Brady and head coach...
Via NESN.com
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Roger Goodell is a coward, but then we knew that

Roger Goodell won’t be attending the AFC Championship Game in New England, because of course he won’t. During divisional weekend, Goodell was in the Georgia Dome on Saturday and at Arrowhead Stadium for Sunday’s late game. One could reasonably conclude, were one generally unfamiliar with Roger Goodell, that he would be in Gillette Stadium this coming weekend. He won’t. Reports...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick calls out Dion Lewis for recent fumbles

Bill Belichick used inclement to remind Dion Lewis to hold on to the football. In the Patriots’ 34-16 victory over the Texans last weekend, Lewis scored three touchdowns. He had one rushing, one receiving, and he also returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score. That was, obviously, the good. However, Lewis also fumbled twice, losing one of them. That was the not so good. On Wednesday...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Patriots' Bennett remaining himself during playoff run

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) To step into Martellus Bennett's world is to be in a place that is both spontaneous and full of introspection. In his first season in New England, the Patriots tight end has brought a mellow vibe and unique personality to an organization that usually shies away from individuality. Yet, as he prepares for the first AFC championship appearance of his nine...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ben reacts to Julian Edelman's criticism of Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger wasn't about to allow Julian Edelman to criticize the Pittsburgh Steelers organization without firing back a response. And the Steelers signal-caller cited the franchise's esteemed championship pedigree to react to the New England Patriots wide receiver's comments. Edelman started things by making an unflattering comment about the Steelers in the wake of the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots happy to be home for latest trip to AFC title game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have had what seems like an annual spot in the AFC championship game over the past decade. But the fact that this year's game is at home could factor into whether they are able to make a return trip to the Super Bowl. The Patriots became the first team since the 1970 merger to advance to the AFC title game in six straight seasons...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why would Roger Goodell ever go to New England for the AFC championship?

Roger Goodell isn't going to the AFC championship game this weekend, continuing his two-year absence from Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots. Instead, Goodell is going to the NFC Championship game, and that's turned into a controversy rather than acknowledgement that the space-time continuum doesn't allow one person to be in the two different places at the same...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Famous Boston duckling statues decked out in Patriots gear (pic)

The beloved mother duck and duckling statues located in the Boston Public Garden have been accessorized for the New England Patriots’ postseason push. In what has become something of a Boston sports postseason tradition, the iconic bronze sculptures, nine in all, have been outfitted in Patriots gear. The ducks in the Public Garden are ready for Saturday! @FOPG @universalhub...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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