Darrelle Revis can get a little feisty, as we saw here in this matchup with Buffalo's Chris Hogan. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)FOXBORO — There’s energy. There’s intensity.



FOXBORO — With steam rising from the field turf of Gillette Stadium, the Patriots practiced in the drizzle Thursday in sweats and shells. And for a second straight day, the only absentee was starting center Bryan Stork.

FOXBORO — Just four days before his record ninth appearance in the AFC championship, Tom Brady isn’t about to get distracted by anyone, not even old friend Ray Lewis.

After being charged with rape on Wednesday, Colts backup linebacker Josh McNary will not play against the Patriots in Sunday’s AFC championship, as he was placed on the NFL’s Exempt/Commissioner Permission list.

Mo Lewis was just one of a few who helped send Tom Brady down his current path.</a></span></p>
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LeGarrette Blount has rushed for 314 games in three career games against the Colts. (Al Bello/Getty Images)FOXBORO — Everything old is new again.



Colts linebacker Josh McNary has been charged with one count of rape, one count of criminal confinement and one count of battery, according to court documents.

The incident reportedly happened in November, according to Fox59.

Tom Brady has the Patriots fired up for another AFC championship game. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) FOXBORO -- These Patriots are in a mood this week.

Starting with their head coach and quarterback, they know what's at stake and they're acting like it.



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FOXBORO — The Patriots released their first injury report of AFC championship week on Wednesday in advance of Sunday’s game.

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FOXBORO — The clear and common assumption after Saturday’s 35-31 heart-pounding win was that the Ravens would be the toughest hurdle the Patriots have to clear on their path to another Super Bowl appearance.