Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard was fined $15,250 for unnecessary roughness for his third-quarter hit on wide receiver Wes Welker in the AFC Championship Game, according to an NFL spokesperson.
Examining the Patriots' recent failures uncovers some common threads.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski didn't practice Monday due to an ankle injury.
In the locker room after the AFC Championship Game, Tom Brady told owner Robert Kraft: "I promise you I'm going to play a lot better in two weeks."
Ravens safety Bernard Pollard lashed out at the Patriots on Tuesday.