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Brady, Bruised and Beaten

The Patriots offensive line didn’t do its job in the AFC title game, and there were day-after repercussions in New England. For Denver, it was business as usual for the defense, which turns its focus to Cam Newton

Tom Brady’s Guardian Angels

The Golden Boy is at his best when the pocket resembles a halo. But protecting the quarterback has required a different approach in New England this season. Check that—a stunning 37 different offensive line combinations that can be chalked up to one thing: The Patriot Way

The Unlikely QBs of the Likely AFC Playoffs

The conventional wisdom is that you need a superstar quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yet, looking at the likely AFC playoff bracket, it’s Tom Brady and five pedestrian signal-callers. Here’s how each one gets it done

Patriots’ Day to Forget

Every great team has a game in which they simply face-plant. Short on weapons, and victimized by two big special teams plays, Sunday was that game for the Patriots, and nothing more

Remembering a Classic: The Day the Giants Played to Win

With the Patriots set to visit the Giants for the first time in eight years, we revisit the 2007 meeting with the help of key players in the memorable battle. Plus Rex Ryan’s winning return and 10 things to watch in Week 10

What Are You Thinking, Tom Brady? For Real?

What would you ask the New England quarterback if you could get an unguarded answer? One Patriots fan set off on a years-long quest to talk man-to-man—and toss the football around—with Brady (pre-Deflategate). Spoiler alert: He didn't get face time, but he did gain some perspective

Going to School on Deflategate

The University of New Hampshire is offering a course on the never-ending battle between Roger Goodell and Tom Brady. For three hours on a recent Wednesday evening, The MMQB went inside the classroom and the case

Always a Step Ahead

It was Tom Brady’s ability to move, plus some adjustments from offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, that topped yet another creative defense designed specially to stop the Patriots

Bargain-Bin Brady

He has four Super Bowl rings and a legitimate claim to the title of ‘greatest quarterback to ever play,’ yet Tom Brady is compensated like a low-end journeyman starter. The Patriots aren’t complaining

A Sleepy Football Sunday

The games were mostly a snooze but we still learned plenty on the third Sunday of the season. Here's why a trio of surprise teams are 3-0, the AFC North might be all but over and the U-word whispers have begun in New England. Plus weekly awards, Monday night preview and 10 things I think

The Predictable Patriots

Tom Brady dominated, Rob Gronkowski was unstoppable and the opponent accused New England of subterfuge. Same song, new season for the reigning champs, who opened their title repeat quest with a 28-21 win over the Steelers. Plus a Week 1 preview, including 10 things to watch

In New England, the Calm Before the Storm

Twenty-four hours before the Patriots begin their fourth Super Bowl defense, the “Free Brady” movement was going strong in Boston. And as heavy rain threatens to make for a soggy the Gillette Stadium turf Thursday night, the return of football is set to wash away eight months of Deflategate mess

In Defending the Patriots, Pittsburgh Could Struggle

Enough about Deflategate and cheating and, hey, oh wait, there’s a real football game Thursday night. Here’s a look at why the Steelers and their new coordinator could struggle slowing down New England in the opener. Plus, mailbag questions on Tim Tebow, preseason pricing and award races

Drop the Appeal and Close the Book on Deflategate

To put the focus back on football, Roger Goodell should attend the Patriots-Steelers opener and give a televised interview in which he says, with great candor, ‘We took it to court. We lost. We’re moving on.’

A Stunning Smackdown for Goodell and the League

Judge Richard Berman’s reversal of the Tom Brady suspension is nothing less than a scathing rebuke of Roger Goodell and the NFL—and yet another major legal loss for the league. This case has always been about far more than the air pressure of footballs—so what does it mean for this commissioner’s power and the fundamental relationship between the league and its players?

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