Chargers, Patriots Fighting For Different GoalsThat would best describe this Sunday night's much anticipated meeting between the 9-3 New England Patriots and the host 8-4 San Diego Chargers.
Opponent Profile: Brady, Pats Come Calling Sunday NightWell, the San Diego Chargers will face that task at home this Sunday evening when they host the 9-3 Patriots, a team that just had its seven-game winning streak snapped this past Sunday in Green Bay (26-21).
Five Things: Jets vs. Patriots Thursday Night Rounduphe ice-cold Jets gave the red-hot Patriots all they could handle Thursday night, but a blocked field goal as time expired sealed a 27-25 New England victory. The Pats moved to 5-2 while the Jets lost their sixth straight, their longest streak under Rex Ryan, to fall to 1-6.
Tom Brady's Patriots Escape With 27-25 Win Over JetsTom Brady threw three touchdown passes to lead the New England Patriots to a 27-25 victory over the New York Jets that came down to the last play.
Patriots 2013 Season Ends Badly, But The Journey Was Quite GoodIt's debatable whether the 2013 New England Patriots season was a success or a failure, but it certainly wasn't boring.
Patriots Team Grades: Super Bowl Hopes End With AFC Championship Loss To BroncosThe 2013 New England Patriots overachieved this season, but they couldn't overcome a powerful Denver Broncos squad in the AFC Championship Game.
Patriots Defense Needs Big Game Against Broncos In AFC Championship GameBoth Patriots Nation and Broncos Country are looking forward to Brady/Manning XV. The rest of the planet will probably enjoy the game, too.
Patriots Run Past Colts To Reach 3rd Consecutive AFC Championship GameThanks to big games by running back LaGarrette Blount and linebacker Jamie Collins, the New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game once again.
Keidel: Divisional Round Picks - San Diego Chargers Super Bowl-Bound?My hands may be white from all the chalk I pick, you know there will be one supreme surprise this week. But where? Since we went 3-1 last week - losing with the wretched Bengals, like everyone else - let's try our hand at the most heavenly weekend of a most horrible winter.
Colts Have Three Big Keys To Taking Down The Patriots On The RoadThe 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.
Colts, Not Bengals Better Bet For Patriots In PlayoffsThis AFC Divisional Playoff Game features legendary New England quarterback Tom Brady against Indy's Andrew Luck, who seems to be a legend in the making.
Healthier Patriots Look Forward To Meeting Colts In AFC PlayoffsThe New England Patriots still have some injury concerns, but a first-round playoff bye is allowing the team to do some healing.
Belichick A Possible Candidate For NFL Coach Of The YearThe 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick's coaching career.
Woodhead More Than Just A Spare Part For ChargersWhile former New England Patriot Wes Welker probably made the most off-season splash by landing in Denver with future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning, former teammate Danny Woodhead has found himself a home in San Diego for the Chargers.
AFC Update: NFL Preseason Is In Full SwingTeams played their first preseason game this week, offering coaches and GMs their first glimpse of the strengths and weakness of their roster.