AFC Championship Game

Umpire Carl Paganelli #124 holds a ball on the field after a play during the 2015 AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: 11 Of Patriots’ 12 Footballs Were Under-Inflated In AFC Title Game

Troy Vincent, the NFL’s executive vice president for football operations, told The Associated Press that the “investigation is currently underway and we’re still awaiting findings.”

01/21/2015

Bill Belichick reacts during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Belichick Says Patriots Will Cooperate With Deflate-Gate Probe

The Patriots have come under scrutiny with regards to NFL rules in the past, most infamously when they were punished for videotaping sideline signals used by the Jets during a 2007 game.

01/20/2015

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Patriots Team Grades: New England Puts On Super Bowl-Worthy Performance Against Colts

The Patriots made it look easy in advancing to their sixth Super Bowl of the Belichick/Brady era.

01/19/2015

Jamie Collins #91 of the New England Patriots leaps over Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts after an interception in the fourth quarter of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL Investigating Whether Patriots Used Deflated Footballs In AFC Title Game

The NFL is investigating whether the New England Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

01/19/2015

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Patriots Injury Report: Stork To Miss AFC Championship Game Against Colts

New England’s offensive line will need to step up its game without its starting center.

01/16/2015

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Injury Report: Colts Ready For Patriots Rematch In AFC Championship Game

The Indianapolis Colts remain healthy heading into Sunday’s AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler expected to play.

01/16/2015

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Patriots Shouldn’t Underestimate Improved Colts

New England head coach Bill Belichick warns that Indianapolis is now a much better team than a few weeks ago.

01/14/2015

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Patriots Opponent Profile: Luck Gets Another Shot At Brady

Andrew Luck will need to break a winless streak against Tom Brady to earn his first Super Bowl appearance.

01/13/2015

Tom Brady (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Andrew Luck  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images), Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Then There Were 4: Colts-Pats, Packers-Seahawks To Play On Championship Sunday

It’s the Indianapolis Colts at the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game next Sunday. The Green Bay Packers visit the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC title game earlier in the day.

01/12/2015

Peyton Manning (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Broncos Boast Big Firepower And A Confident Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning may have looked over New England’s defense and realized that unless the Broncos beat themselves with fumbles, stumbles and tumbles, the highest-scoring team in NFL history should put up plenty of points on the Patriots.

01/19/2014

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images);  49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Silverman: NFC Young Gun Will Eclipse An AFC QB Legend Come Feb. 2

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady are clearly football royalty. On the other side, you see two sleek athletes who represent the NFL’s future. Colin Kaepernick has already been to one Super Bowl, while Russell Wilson is trying to get to his first.

01/17/2014

Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Jones: Brady Playing It Cool Ahead Of Championship Game; Rex Ryan’s Future

Brady played the underdog card on Monday but hasn’t harped on it, at least not publicly. “When you play against one of the best teams in the league, you realize there’s very little margin of error,” he said.

01/17/2014

Tom Brady on January 11, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Tom Brady Misses Practice; Belichick Mum As Pats Prepare For Broncos

Four days before the AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos, the star quarterback missed practice Wednesday because of illness and his right shoulder, the Patriots said in their practice report.

01/16/2014

Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos calls a play against the San Diego Chargers. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pats Will Rely On Running Game, But Broncos Have Physical Edge

Brady and Belichick will join the battle, but they don’t have enough weapons to overcome this problem. The AFC Championship looks like the end of the line for New England.

01/15/2014

Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots In Rare Position As Postseason Underdogs

“I know when we played Baltimore nobody picked us to win,” Brady said. “I’m sure no one’s going to pick us to win this week. We’ve had our backs against the wall for a while.”

01/14/2014

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