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12/02/2012 - 7:20pm
Brady: 'Couldn't be' champs without Welker

In a compelling show of support for Wes Welker, Tom Brady said the Patriots wouldn't be AFC East champions, winners of six straight games and 9-3 on the season without the star slot receiver. On Sunday, Welker caught 12 passes on 18 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in a 23-16 win over the Dolphins. Welker set an NFL record with the 16th 10-catch game of his career in which he went over 100 yards. It also marked his 17th double-digit receiving game of his career, tying Jerry Rice for the all-time lead.

“He’s an unbelievable teammate, player, friend, and nothing he does ever surprises me. He expects the best out of himself every single day," Brady said. "What he brings to practice, that’s what he brings to the games. We couldn’t be in this situation without him. I’m glad he’s on our team, not the Dolphins.”

Welker's role could be on the rise as Julian Edelman was seen leaving Sun Life Stadium...

12/02/2012 - 6:52pm
Wilfork on AFC East: 'You move on in stride'

Vince Wilfork summed up the relatively low-key approach the Patriots took after their 23-16 win over the Dolphins on Sunday in South Florida clinched their fourth straight AFC East title and their ninth in 10 years. Wilfork was asked about how the Patriots celebrated yet another "hat and T-shirt" moment that comes with every significant championship the team earns.

“You move on in stride," Wilfork said. "We know we accomplished something, but in the grand scheme of things, we still have a long season to play. The upcoming week is going to be very tough with Houston. We know how important it is to get back on track and stay grounded, and push forward one game at a time, so that’s what we’re doing.”

The Patriots' division title assured them of at least one home game in the playoffs. Wilfork also was asked at his press conference if the AFC East doesn't mean a lot to the team since the Pats are a Super Bowl-...

12/02/2012 - 6:17pm
Reports: Edelman in boot, on crutches

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was spotted by several reporters wearing a walking boot and using crutches after Sunday's win over the Dolphins. Edelman, who left the game in the fourth quarter and was announced as "questionable" to return, finished the game with one catch for 13 yards. It is the latest injury in a rough season for Edelman, who has been slowed by a hand injury, as well as a concussion he suffered in the late stages of last Thursday's win over the Jets.

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12/02/2012 - 6:02pm
Belichick: 'We've got a long way to go'

Bill Belichick and the Patriots celebrated the fact that the team won the AFC East for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons with Sunday’s victory over the Dolphins, but after the victory, the coach was quick to remind folks that there’s still a lot of football left to play.

“We’ve got along way go,” Belichick said. “We’ve still got a quarter of the season left, and that’s a lot of opportunities for us to improve, which we need to do. There’s certainly a lot of things that we can do better than what we did today. Coaching, playing, you know, everything. We’ll just keep working to get better each week.

“We’ve got a real good football team coming in. Getting ready for Houston, we know that’ll be a big challenge. We’ll get back to work here and take them on.”

Despite the fact that the Patriots offense struggled at times...

12/02/2012 - 5:09pm
Clinching success: Pats win game, AFC East

Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez combined for 20 catches and 200 yards receiving, and Stevan Ridley ran for a touchdown, as the Patriots beat the Dolphins, 23-16, Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. The win clinches New England's fourth straight AFC East title and their 10th in 12 seasons and their 12th straight winning season. 

By virtue of winning the division, the Patriots assure themselves of at least one home game in the playoffs. Tom Brady was sacked four times but still finished 24-of-40 for 238 yards while Ridley ran it 19 times for 71 yards and went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season. Welker finished with 12 catches on 18 targets and 103 yards, his 28th career 100-yard receiving game and his 16th with at least 10 catches. Hernandez added eight grabs on 13 targets and 97 yards. 

Trevor Scott, filling in for the suspended Jermaine Cunningham, had a key strip-sack in the first half and finished with two sacks on the day. 

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