The New England Patriots defense cut down on allowing long completions as the season went on. The Baltimore Ravens never stopped making them.
Tony Gonzalez remembers talking to Michael Strahan after the former New York Giants defensive lineman won a Super Bowl title in his final game.
Michael Turner’s trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons’ locker room. Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner said “I’m glad I’m not on defense.”
OK, so the name Tom Brady probably rings a bell. Ray Lewis, too. If either makes a key play in the AFC championship game Sunday, no one would be shocked one bit.
Against most teams, Brady plays like one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Against the Ravens, he gets outplayed by Joe Flacco.
It’s too early for the Atlanta Falcons to know how much defensive end John Abraham will play in Sunday’s NFC title game.
Running back Frank Gore arrived for work Monday ready to push through another tough week of game preparation and do everything he can to keep his team playing right into February.
The New England Patriots have done just fine without Rob Gronkowski. On Sunday, they’ll see whether that continues or if their valuable tight end’s absence will keep them from a second straight Super Bowl appearance.
Wilson can’t wait for next season to begin. Neither can the rest of his Seahawks teammates.
The Ravens will once again embrace their role as underdogs in the AFC championship game against the New England Patriots,
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski needs surgery on his broken left arm, a person with knowledge of the injury told The Associated Press.
Ryan got over the postseason hump in his fifth season, guiding the Atlanta Falcons to an improbable comeback in the final half-minute for a 30-28 victory over the gritty Seattle Seahawks in an NFC divisional game Sunday.