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  1. QB snapshot: Tom Brady

    Mike Reiss

    A few thoughts on some of the key areas for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in Saturday's AFC divisional round playoff game: Opportunities should be there down the field. The Ravens' front seven is the strength of the defense, so if Bra...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  2. Wild-card weekend from Patriots' view

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- One of the frequent questions that has come up during the playoff bye week this week, and in past years, is what would be the best possible outcome for the New England Patriots. Are there teams to avoid? Are there teams that woul...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  3. Colts' win from Patriots viewpoint

    Mike Reiss

    The Indianapolis Colts pulled off a shocking 45-44 comeback win against the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild-card round of the playoffs, and here are a few thoughts from a New England Patriots perspective: 1. Andrew Luck factor: If the Patriots host...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  4. Tavon Wilson remains a wild card

    Mike Reiss

    INDIANAPOLIS -- In a piece now posted on ESPN.com (Insider content), former Colts president Bill Polian shares his opinion on the top needs of every team at this time on the NFL calendar. His view on the Patriots is that it starts at safety. He th...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  5. Texans-Bengals through Pats lens

    Mike Reiss

    The AFC wild-card round of the playoffs kicks off at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday when the Texans host the Bengals. If the Texans win, they will visit the Patriots on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Former Patriots in the game include: BenJarvus G...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  6. Belichick not eyeing playoff scenarios

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - If the playoffs started today, the Patriots would be a third seed and hosting a game in the wild-card round. That could always change, but coach Bill Belichick isn't focusing on various scenarios in his planning. "There's so...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  7. Eyes on possible wild-card foes

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots could still earn a No. 1 or No. 2 playoff seed, but in addition to winning their remaining two games, they will need help from others to do so. Because of this, possible wild-card opponents are now on the radar a bit more so than they...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  8. Pats' Chung, Broncos' Miller fined

    Mike Reiss

    Patriots safety Patrick Chung and Broncos defensive end Von Miller were fined $7,500 apiece by the NFL for unnecessary roughness penalties in last Saturday's wild-card round game. Both players drew penalties on the plays, Chung hitting a defender ...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  9. Broncos' Paxton, Decker ruled out

    Mike Reiss

    The Broncos have declared long snapper Lonie Paxton and receiver Eric Decker out for Saturday's playoff game against the Patriots. Paxton has missed the week of practice due to a personal situation, while Decker injured his knee in the wild-card r...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  10. Patriots will face the Broncos

    Mike Reiss

    In stunning fashion, the Broncos defeated the Steelers, 29-23, in an AFC wild-card round playoff game in Denver today. The Broncos won on the first play of overtime -- on an 80-yard touchdown strike. That sets up a Broncos at Patriots AFC division...

    Blog | January 08, 2012
  11. Pats to face winner of Steelers-Broncos

    Mike Reiss

    With the Texans defeating the Bengals 31-10 in Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game, it sets up a situation where the Patriots will face the winner of Sunday's game between the Steelers and Broncos (at Denver). Who do you like in the Steelers-Bro...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  12. Wild-card playoff predictions

    Mike Reiss

    Some quick predictions -- sticking with the favorites -- on NFL wild-card weekend: Texans 20, Bengals 17 -- Think the Bengals could pull the upset, which would set up a divisional-round matchup at New England, but will go with the team playing at ...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  13. Setting the AFC playoff picture

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The AFC playoff picture is set and it looks like this: 1. New England 2. Baltimore 3. Houston 4. Denver 5. Pittsburgh 6. Cincinnati So the wild-card round matchups have Cincinnati visiting Houston and Pittsburgh travel...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  14. Bruschi's Breakdown on playoffs

    Mike Reiss

    With the Patriots having a first-round playoff bye, this week's "Bruschi's Breakdown" looks at the wild-card round of the playoffs and what Patriots followers could watch for during the action. In Bruschi's projection, the Ravens will be the Patri...

    Blog | January 07, 2011
  15. Looking at AFC playoff picture

    Mike Reiss

    The AFC playoff picture is now set: 1. New England 2. Pittsburgh 3. Indianapolis 4. Kansas City 5. Baltimore 6. N.Y. Jets So the Colts host the Jets on wild-card weekend, while the Chiefs host the Ravens. The Patriots will face the lowe...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  16. Playoff shares added bonus for Pats

    Mike Reiss

    One of the added benefits of the Patriots qualifying for the postseason is that NFL players receive additional money in the form of playoff shares. Here is the breakdown: Wild Card Game $21,000 (if team is division winner) $19,000 (non-divisi...

    Blog | December 30, 2010