Sunday could mark the last time that Rex Ryan is part of the Patriots-Jets rivalry as head coach of New York.</p>
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If referees are going to continue to make questionable calls in an effort to protect quarterbacks such as Tom Brady, the league might as well institute a two-hand touch rule.</p>
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TIM BENZ

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FOXBORO — Devin McCourty is considered one of the hardest working and generous people inside the Patriots locker room. Now, that generosity and leadership on and off the field has been recognized by the team.

Denver defensive tackle Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton was very outspoken following Sunday’s win over the Chargers, as he said the Broncos would win the Super Bowl this year — even if Denver had to win at

ESPN NFL analyst and former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi joined Dale & Holley Monday afternoon for his weekly interview to discuss Sunday’s Patriots-Dolphins game, as well as looking ahead to the postseason.

After Tom Brady delivered a 17-yard scramble in Sunday’s 41-13 win over the Dolphins, the quarterback joked after the game that he’d likely hear it from the coaches about how he didn’t slide at the end of the run, but instead finished off the run by crashing into Miami safety Walt Aikens.

Bill Belichick left no doubt as to who deserved most of the blame for the series of misfires at the end of the first half on Sunday against the Dolphins.

In the wake of Sunday’s win over the Chargers, Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton guaranteed that Denver will win this year’s Super Bowl.

Chandler Jones, one of the defensive stars in Sunday’s 41-13 victory over the Dolphins, stopped by for a visit with the Middays with MFB crew on Monday at Gillette Stadium. To hear the interview, go to the Mut & Merloni audio on demand page.

Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show on Monday morning, a day after the Patriots clinched their 11th AFC East title in 12 seasons with a 41-13 rout of the Dolphins.