Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday to preview Saturday night’s playoff game against the Colts. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Brady said he watched most of all four playoff games over the weekend.

There is no one way to win an NFL playoff game, just one thing you need: a quarterback.



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A lot has changed about the Patriots-Colts rivalry, but the Indy offense the Patriots will face in Saturday’s divisional playoff game at Gillette looks just as explosive as the vintage version New England faced a decade or so ago.

In many ways, the only thing that’s different is that No. 12 is under center instead of No. 18.

CINCINNATI — The Patriots can get ready for Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium next Saturday night.

Andrew Luck engineered one of the great comebacks in NFL history Saturday night, erasing a 28-point third-quarter deficit on the way to a 45-44 win over the Chiefs in a crazy AFC wild-card contest.

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King made his weekly appearance with Mut & Merloni on Friday to discuss NFL news and expound on his prediction that the Patriots will win the Super Bowl. To hear the interview, go to the Mut & Merloni audio on demand page.

According to an ESPNBoston report, the Patriots have continued their on-again, off-again relationship with Austin Collie by re-signing the wide receiver six days after releasing him for the second time.

Collie has played in seven games this season, recording six catches for 63 yards.

The Browns will interview Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their vacant head coaching position on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

Cleveland will reportedly meet with McDaniels at an undisclosed location in the New England area. The Browns are looking to replace Rob Chudzinski, who was fired after one season where he led Cleveland to a 4-12 record.

FOXBORO -- No team in the AFC will rely more on its rookies to get it through the postseason than the Patriots.



FOXBORO — Devin McCourty saw the replay of his nasty helmet-to-leg collision with Ed Dickson on Dec. 22 in Baltimore.

“You watch it and I don’t know that much about concussions and all that but just watching it as a player, it was a weird hit but it is what it is,” McCourty said Wednesday, after taking part in his first practice since that awkward, if not scary, looking hit that bent his neck.