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AFC North

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 22: Defensive end Chandler Jones #95 of the New England Patriots celebrates after the Baltimore Ravens missed a second half field goal during the Patriots 41-7 win at M&T Bank Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Patriots Celebrate AFC East Title With Road Win Against Ravens

Thanks to a significant road win against a quality Baltimore Ravens team, the New England Patriots are one step closer to earning a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.

12/23/2013

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 20: Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens hugs head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots after winning the 2013 AFC Championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 20, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the New England Patriots 28-13. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Same Old Story: Patriots Look To Overcome Tough Ravens Defense

This rematch of the last two AFC Championship Games will go far in determining the playoff fates of both teams.

12/17/2013

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Tom Brady #12 celebrates with teammate Ryan Wendell #62 of the New England Patriots following a touchdown late in the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Patriots Barely Beat Browns Thanks To Another Comeback

The Cleveland Browns outplayed the Patriots for 58 minutes on Sunday, but the final two minutes of the game were enough for New England to pull off yet another come-from-behind victory.

12/09/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 1: Defensive end Jason Babin #58 of the Jacksonville Jaguars tackles quarterback Brandon Weeden #3 of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 1, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Jaguars defeated the Browns 32-28. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Quarterback Issues Will Prevent Browns From Beating Patriots

The Cleveland Browns currently don’t know who will start at quarterback against the New England Patriots, but it really doesn’t matter.

12/03/2013

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 03: Aaron Dobson #17 of the New England Patriots is congratulated by teammate Matthew Mulligan #88 after catching a pass for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Patriots On Track For High Playoff Seed

The New England Patriots are in a good position to earn the #2 seed in the AFC playoffs, and the return of several injured players will definitely improve their chances.

11/05/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 27: Darren McFadden #20 of the Oakland Raiders rushes for a nineteen yard gain, avoiding the tackle of Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum on October 27, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Defense Will Dominate When Steelers Face Patriots

The Pittsburgh Steelers are struggling this season, but don’t expect them to be pushovers when they come to Foxboro to face the New England Patriots on Sunday.

10/29/2013

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 06: Terence Newman #23 of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles Brandon Bolden #38 of the New England Patriots during their game at Paul Brown Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Patriots 13-6. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

Patriots Offense Disappears, Brady Loses TD Pass Streak In Loss To Bengals

When you hang by a thread long enough, eventually that thread will break. That’s what happened to the previously undefeated New England Patriots Sunday in a 13-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

10/07/2013

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 29: Cornerback Leon McFadden #29 and outside linebacker Tank Carder #59 of the Cleveland Browns pursue wide receiver Brandon Tate #19 of the Cincinnati Bengals after a reception during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns defeated the Bengals 17-6. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Improving Patriots Face Inconsistent Bengals In Week 5

Few people expected the New England Patriots to be 4-0 after the first quarter of the 2013 season, but now that they’ve reached that achievement, don’t be surprised to see them get to 5-0.

10/01/2013