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Steelers safety Mike Mitchell and Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

Late in the first half on Sunday, with the Patriots in danger of taking a 14-3 deficit into halftime, they turned to a play that has bailed them out all year.

Defensive pass interference.

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks streaked down the left sideline, blanketed by Pro Bowl corner A.J....Read more

Tony Romo started his first season in the broadcast booth by offering a keen level of analysis that was missing from his chair during Phil Simms’ reign of gibberish. Unfortunately, Romo ended it by making noises during replays and cheerleading players to an extent that would make Tommy Heinsohn...Read more

FOXBORO — Another Patriots playoff game, another unbelievable fourth quarter comeback orchestrated by Tom Brady.

The 40-year-old was at it again Sunday afternoon as the Patriots trailed the Jaguars 20-10 early in the fourth quarter, but Brady led the Patriots to two touchdown-scoring...Read more

Danny Amendola did not receive a warm introduction to New England. Throughout the first half of his career, the injury-riddled wideout was best known for his inability to stay on the field. It seemed crazy that Bill Belichick would replace Wes Welker, who became Tom Brady’s favorite target and...Read more

I would like nothing more than to rehash the Jimmy Garoppolo trade for the rest of time. Second-guessing is what the peanut gallery does best. 

But even for me, the ultimate contrarian, it’s a stretch to connect the Garoppolo deal to Tom Brady’s injured hand. In the...Read more

FOXBORO — There are many possibilities when it comes to Tom Brady and his injured right hand for Sunday’s AFC championship game — and that is just how the Patriots want it to be.

Brady reportedly injured his right hand during Wednesday’s practice and needed X-rays, which came back negative...Read more

The person who’s most concerned about Tom Brady’s busted hand doesn’t reside on Route 1 or even within the parameters of 495. He spends his days on Park Avenue in Manhattan, and doesn’t allow anybody to...Read more

The 2009 Canadiens that the Bruins swept out of the postseason had more fight than the Montreal team you saw on Wednesday. The 2011 Canadiens team that gagged a 2-0 first-round series lead away to help propel the B’s to their first Stanley Cup in 39 years had more heart than the team you saw on...Read more

FOXBORO — This is it.

No matter what, the Patriots have a maximum of two games left with Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia being together on the Patriots’ staff, as it seems certain both coordinators will be leaving for head-coaching jobs after the season. 

The trio...Read more

Tom Brady

Let's just accept that we won't know the truth about Tom Brady until Sunday's opening drive.

The Patriots quarterback missed Wednesday's press conference to meet with the medical staff. He later appeared on the injury report with a hand issue, which is new.

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