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FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 24: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos is pressured by defensive end Rob Ninkovich #50 of the New England Patriots during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Defense Needs Big Game Against Broncos In AFC Championship Game

Both Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.

01/14/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 22: Thad Lewis #9 of the Buffalo Bills readies to hand off against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 22, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 16-0. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Patriots Look To Finish Undefeated At Home With Win Over Bills

Even though the New England Patriots have already clinched the AFC East title, they need a victory against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday to clinch a first-round bye in the 2013 AFC playoffs.

12/24/2013

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

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 01: Olivier Vernon #50 of the Miami Dolphins sacks Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 1, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Patriots Vs. Dolphins: Miami’s Pass Rush Packs A Punch

The New England Patriots are on the verge of winning another AFC East championship, but the Miami Dolphins won’t make that an easy task.

12/10/2013

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

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 24: A Houston Texans fan screams in the stands late in the fourth quarter during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Reliant Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Patriots Hope To Avoid Trap Against Lowly Texans

The New England Patriots have a reputation for playing their best football in December. Beginning with their December 1 meeting against a struggling Houston Texans team, the Patriots will get an opportunity to re-enforce that reputation.

11/26/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers gets sacked by Luke Kuechly #59 and Mario Addison #97 of the Carolina Panthers during the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park on November 10, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The Panthers won the game 10-9. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Tough Panthers Defense To Hassle Tom Brady Monday Night

No one thought the Carolina Panthers were a serious Super Bowl contender when they started the 2013 season losing three of their first four games, but thanks to a five-game winning streak, they are now one of the hottest teams in the league.

11/12/2013

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

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 20: Daniel Thomas #33 of the Miami Dolphins rushes during a game against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Struggling Dolphins Need Division Win Against Patriots

The New England Patriots look to remain in first place in the AFC East when they host the 3-3 Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium Sunday. New England won’t face another division opponent until they meet the Dolphins again in Miami on Dec. 15.

10/22/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 24: Geno Smith #7 of the New York Jets passes against the New York Giants during their pre season game at MetLife Stadium on August 24, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jets Have Inconsistent Offense, Impressive Defense

For their first rematch of the 2013 NFL season, the New England Patriots will go on the road Sunday to face the New York Jets. Their first matchup was a tremendous defensive struggle, so this game will provide a measuring stick for the progress of New England’s fledgling offense.

10/15/2013

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