Trump praises Pats, says Brady gave congratulatory call

President-elect Donald Trump held a campaign donors dinner Thursday night, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was in attendance.Kraft was present at the event to hear Trump speak the night before Friday’s inauguration. Trump took the time to congratulate Kraft on the Patriots’ success, which he acknowledged was in large part thanks to quarterback Tom Brady and head coach...
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Robert Kraft is still salty about #DeflateGate

Patriots fans who are still salty about #DeflateGate aren’t alone. The man who owns the team remains miffed, too. “Sometimes, the league really messes up, and I think they really messed this up badly,” Robert Kraft told the New York Times as part of a broader profile. “But we’ve all agreed to subjugate our right…
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NFL spokesman: Focus should be on Patriots-Steelers, not Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell hasn’t been to a game at Gillette Stadium since Deflategate began after the 2014 AFC Championship Game, but the NFL doesn’t seem to think it’s that big of a deal.The commissioner will attend the NFC Championship Game in Atlanta on Sunday between the Falcons and the Green Bay Packers, skipping a trip to Foxboro, Mass., for a second straight season. The league reminded...
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Roger Goodell is a coward, but then we knew that

Roger Goodell won’t be attending the AFC Championship Game in New England, because of course he won’t. During divisional weekend, Goodell was in the Georgia Dome on Saturday and at Arrowhead Stadium for Sunday’s late game. One could reasonably conclude, were one generally unfamiliar with Roger Goodell, that he would be in Gillette Stadium this coming weekend. He won’t. Reports...
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Bill Belichick calls out Dion Lewis for recent fumbles

Bill Belichick used inclement to remind Dion Lewis to hold on to the football. In the Patriots’ 34-16 victory over the Texans last weekend, Lewis scored three touchdowns. He had one rushing, one receiving, and he also returned a kickoff 98 yards for a score. That was, obviously, the good. However, Lewis also fumbled twice, losing one of them. That was the not so good. On Wednesday...
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Patriots' Bennett remaining himself during playoff run

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) To step into Martellus Bennett's world is to be in a place that is both spontaneous and full of introspection. In his first season in New England, the Patriots tight end has brought a mellow vibe and unique personality to an organization that usually shies away from individuality. Yet, as he prepares for the first AFC championship appearance of his nine...
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Bill Belichick delivers brilliant quip about Chiefs, Cowboys

FOXBORO, Mass. — When forced to choose between tiptoeing around insulting New England Patriots fans and diminishing any possible advantage his team has this Sunday, head coach Bill Belichick chose the latter. Belichick was asked specifically about the home-field advantage that comes from playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game in front of Patriots fans at...
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Report: McDaniels could stay with Pats until Belichick retires

Many were surprised by New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels passing up all available head coaching opportunities in this particular cycle. A new report indicates, however, that he may be content to wait things out for the right situation. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, McDaniels wants a “ready-made situation” where he can work under a general...
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Big Ben reacts to Julian Edelman's criticism of Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger wasn't about to allow Julian Edelman to criticize the Pittsburgh Steelers organization without firing back a response. And the Steelers signal-caller cited the franchise's esteemed championship pedigree to react to the New England Patriots wide receiver's comments. Edelman started things by making an unflattering comment about the Steelers in the wake of the...
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Patriots happy to be home for latest trip to AFC title game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have had what seems like an annual spot in the AFC championship game over the past decade. But the fact that this year's game is at home could factor into whether they are able to make a return trip to the Super Bowl. The Patriots became the first team since the 1970 merger to advance to the AFC title game in six straight seasons...
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Why would Roger Goodell ever go to New England for the AFC championship?

Roger Goodell isn't going to the AFC championship game this weekend, continuing his two-year absence from Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots. Instead, Goodell is going to the NFC Championship game, and that's turned into a controversy rather than acknowledgement that the space-time continuum doesn't allow one person to be in the two different places at the same...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Garoppolo has funny reaction to story about Brady being fast

Jimmy Garoppolo knows better than to ever say a negative word about Tom Brady, but that doesn’t mean the New England Patriots backup quarterback is going to sit back and let people claim one of the slowest guys in the NFL is faster than him. A feature that was published by Kevin Clark of The Ringer this week mentioned the “secret speed” Brady possesses. Within that discussion...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Patriots haven’t trailed in a game since Week 12

The New England Patriots haven’t been behind on the scoreboard since a late November game against the New York Jets. According to NFL Research, the Patriots haven’t trailed in a game since Week 12, a stretch of over six games and roughly 360 minutes of real game time. The @Patriots have not trailed in a game since Wk 12 They have gone 361 minutes, 56 seconds of game time...
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Famous Boston duckling statues decked out in Patriots gear (pic)

The beloved mother duck and duckling statues located in the Boston Public Garden have been accessorized for the New England Patriots’ postseason push. In what has become something of a Boston sports postseason tradition, the iconic bronze sculptures, nine in all, have been outfitted in Patriots gear. The ducks in the Public Garden are ready for Saturday! @FOPG @universalhub...
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Brady: When Rodgers is playing ‘I usually stay up and watch’

Tom Brady is a huge Aaron Rodgers fan. The New England Patriots quarterback, who many believe is the greatest of all time, gushed on Monday about what the Green Bay Packers quarterback can do on the field. “I think he does things that no one in the league has ever done, or can do, just because of his physical ability,” Brady said Monday morning during his weekly interview...
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New England Patriots: On to the AFC Championship game

Last night, the New England Patriots were able to defeat the Houston Texans in Foxborough by the final score of 34-16.  A sloppy first half caused reason for concern, after a couple of avoidable turnovers helped put Houston right back in the game.  However, the second half looked a lot more like the Patriots style of football that many have come to know and love, as the team was...
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