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New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 10:12 pm
FOXBORO — The Patriots will be going up against the best offense in the entire NFL Sunday night in the AFC championship when they take on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City averaged 35.3 points per game in the regular season and it has had its way against the Patriots over the last two...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 5:28 pm
FOXBORO -- It will be cold Sunday in Kansas City for the AFC championship game -- so cold, it could be the coldest game ever at Arrowhead Stadium. As of now, the forecast calls for a high of just 13 degrees and since the game is set for 5:40 p.m. local time, it will be even colder than that, as...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 5:05 pm
FOXBORO -- Prior to this year, Dont'a Hightower hadn't played more than 12 games in a season since 2013, but by in large to a new offseason training regimen, the linebacker was able to play in 15 of 16 games. The only game he missed was Week 11 in Buffalo due to a shoulder injury. "That means a lot...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 4:18 pm
The Patriots are very healthy for a team that has played 16 regular-season games, plus a playoff game. Last week prior to the divisional round game against the Chargers, there was perfect attendance for all three practices. Defensive end Deatrich Wise ended up by missing the game due to an ankle...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 2:23 pm
James Harrison was only with the Patriots a few weeks last year, but he saw what it took for the team to reach the Super Bowl against the Eagles. One of the biggest things that stood out to him was how the team always practices in the cold and it is Tom Brady who leads the way. “It was like a crazy...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 11:22 am
It was very clear the Patriots frustrated Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in Sunday's divisional round game. The Patriots led 35-7 at the half and completely dominated on both sides of the ball. After scoring a touchdown on their opening drive, the Chargers punted on their next five possessions...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 9:55 am
Earlier in the year, Sony Michel appeared to struggle with short-yardage plays. Whether it was his fault, the offensive line, or a combination of both, the rookie just wasn't getting it done. That has appeared to change as the year has gone on and was on full display Sunday in the Patriots' 41-28...
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Ryan Hannable
January 15, 2019 - 8:27 am
It's Tuesday, which likely means Tom Brady will be sitting down with Bill Belichick to go over the gameplan for this week's AFC title game against the Chiefs. It's been well-documented the two sit down for these weekly meetings to install things for the coming week (it was heavily featured in...
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Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels
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Ryan Hannable
January 14, 2019 - 10:54 pm
Josh McDaniels has called just over 200 games (201 by our count) for the Patriots in his two stints, and it’s hard to remember one as good as Sunday against the Chargers. McDaniels called as close to a perfect game as a coordinator could call in the Patriots’ 41-28 win, which wasn’t indicative of...
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Ryan Hannable
January 14, 2019 - 7:51 pm
The Patriots beat the Chargers, 41-28, Sunday afternoon to advance to the AFC championship against the Chiefs, and a lot of people tuned in to see it. The game delivered a 45.9 local household rating and a 76 market share in the Boston television market, while averaging 1.8 million viewers. This...
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