New England Patriots
For those that want to attend the AFC Championship Game, making sure to purchase legitimate tickets is a big deal. Counterfeits are more popular all the time, especially as the playoffs arrive.
“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.”
It’s pretty simple. If you are a San Francisco 49ers or New England Patriots fans feeling adventurous and want to go on the road to support your team you better come up with a really creative way of doing it.
So, after a ho-hum divisional playoff weekend, we wind up getting the matchups that everyone wanted anyway. Especially this one: Brady vs. Peyton.
Familiar foes. Rivalry showdowns. Talk about a couple of juicy title-game tussles. First up, it’s Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady — Round 15 — in the AFC championship game next Sunday.
After a slow start in his first season with the Patriots, LeGarrette Blount ran for a total of four touchdowns in his last two regular-season games then got four more against the Colts.
The Indianapolis Colts were hoping to not end up having to come from behind in another huge deficit this week. Well, they didn’t have to until they got to the fourth quarter and the New England Patriots opened it up.
The Colts completed the second biggest comeback in NFL postseason history. They outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game 45-44 after trailing 38-10 early in the third quarter.
There is a mutual admiration between clutch kickers Stephen Gostkowski and Adam Vinatieri.
Andrew Luck showed last week that he takes advantage of just about every single offensive weapon that he has at his disposal, and gets the most out of his players. If one of those key components is missing, the whole machine could come to a screeching halt.
The Indianapolis Colts are currently riding high after taking down the Kansas City Chiefs with the second-largest comeback in NFL playoff history. They’ve got to come back to earth though, and prepare for the New England Patriots on the road, and there are a few big things that need to be done for the win.
The road was kind in the wild-card round. The next challenge might be more daunting for the Saints, 49ers and Chargers. Not to mention the Colts, the only team to win at home this weekend.
The shocking turnaround, from a 38-10 second-half deficit to 45-44 victory over the Chiefs, left Indianapolis spent both physically and mentally, linebacker Jerrell Freeman said.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick brought back an old talking point Wednesday, saying he wants see the NFL make its extra-point play less of a gimme.