Patriots Team Headlines: Gronk Loses Big Pay Day, Malcolm Mitchell ReturnsThe Patriots may have an extra week to get ready and prepare for their first playoff game, but the drama is still swirling around the organization.
Keidel: Patriots Winning Without GronkRob Gronkowski is the Patriots' second-most indispensable player, and the team has won despite his season-ending injury.
Former CSU Star Kapri Bibbs Might Get More Action After C.J. Anderson's InjuryC. J. Anderson might be going from breakout to heartbreak. With Anderson down, the Broncos would start Devontae Booker on Sunday against San Diego and Colorado State star Kapri Bibbs would back him up.
Tight Ends Olsen And Daniels Could Be Decisive In Super BowlIn a tight spot, Cam Newton and Peyton Manning just might look for their tight ends. It works. Newton's target is Greg Olsen. Manning's is Owen Daniels.
Team Grades: Patriots Can't Overcome Relentless Broncos Pass RushSunday's AFC Championship Game was a textbook example of how defense wins championships.
Mark Schlereth: Harris Shift To Safety Just One Part Of Denver D's 'Unbelievable' DayDon't look now, but Mark Schlereth is making comparisons between the Broncos defense and some of the all-time great NFL defensive squads.
Despite Injuries, Issues, Broncos, Patriots Stay In The HuntOne team went without the services of its Hall of Fame-bound quarterback for more than a third of the season, and when he was available, he was a shell of his former self.
AFC Championship Features More Than Just Brady, ManningTom Brady and Peyton Manning still earn top billing in Sunday's AFC championship between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.