The New England Patriots still have some injury concerns, but a first-round playoff bye is allowing the team to do some healing.
Ryan insisted on Monday that the Jets “go down to win,” and those who think that the team was playing “scared” in a 29-26 defeat are “ridiculous.”
Get ready, Julian Edelman. Here comes Victor Cruz.
The New England Patriots know plenty about the teams playing for a berth in the Super Bowl. They beat all four of them during the regular season. Once the postseason starts, though, the Patriots don’t stick around very long. At least not anymore.
The postseason is a new season for the coach of the team with the NFL’s best record. For Bill Belichick, past results have little effect on future games. “Now it will be best two out of three. It’s probably the way it should be,” he said Sunday.
Michael Vick, who sat out two seasons while serving a federal sentence for dogfighting, was voted to start for the NFC in the Jan. 30 Pro Bowl. Also starting the game in Honolulu will be the Giants’ Chris Snee, and the Jets’ Nick Mangold and Darrelle Revis.
Tom Brady was unfazed by it all. He shrugged off the brutal weather, dismissed one of the league’s stingiest defenses and all but yawned when someone mentioned the New England Patriots are headed back to the playoffs.
If you have proven your gridiron genius by earning one of your league’s coveted playoff spots, then congratulations to you. Week 14 marks the beginning of something mega-significant: The 2010 Fantasy Football Playoffs.