Team Grades: Patriots Can't Overcome Relentless Broncos Pass RushSunday's AFC Championship Game was a textbook example of how defense wins championships.
Brady Looks Forward To His 17th Meeting Against ManningNew England quarterback Tom Brady enjoys his rivalry with Denver's QB, none other than Peyton Manning.
Patriots Can Blame Belichick For Trip To DenverThe Patriots could've had home-field advantage in the playoffs. But Bill Belichick, their legendary coach, got careless at the end of the season.
The New England Patriots Belichick Era Hasn't Been Kind To Kansas City ChiefsSince Bill Belichick took over the New England Patriots in 2000, his New England Patriots have dominated the Kansas City Chiefs in seven sporadic meetings over the last 15-plus seasons.
Chiefs Will Test Patriot Mettle In Divisional RoundSome players believe the best way to the championship is through the defending champions, and that's exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs will get this weekend when they travel to New England to take on the Patriots.
Both Patriots' Coordinators Coveted For Vacant Head Coaching PositionsNew England possibly may lose both Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels after this season.
O'Brien With Little To Say After Texans Loss To PatriotsBill O'Brien said much of the same. And not much else. After the Houston Texans 27-6 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football here at NRG Stadium, O'Brien had little to say.
Belichick: One-Handed Watt Still A ForceIf J.J. Watt was slowed by his broken hand in the Texans 27-6 loss Sunday night at NRG Stadium, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t notice.
Hammond: So What If Watt Gambles? He Makes It Worth ItLeSean McCoy says he won't shake Chip Kelly's hand. J.J. Watt is criticized for taking too many chances. Jerry Jones publicly questions Jason Garrett's coaching. Astros land closer Ken Giles in trade with Phillies.
Hoyer Remembers New England as He Preps for PatsWith the Patriots next up, Brian Hoyer remembers and important time in his life learning from the greats in New England.
Hammond: Will Watt Retire Early From NFL?What to do about concussions and youth football? How much longer until J.J. Watt retires from the NFL? Who cares about past Belichick assistants?
Hammond: Expect Belichick At His Best Against O'Brien And TexansBill O'Brien to face Bill Belichick for the first time as Texans head coach