Thursday, January 17, 2013
The New England Patriots know it will take their best effort Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens to win the AFC Championship and advance to the franchise's eighth Super Bowl.
On Sunday, the two best teams in the AFC will go head-to-head in Foxborough with a trip to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on the line … and that’s the way it should be. “It’s a game day battle out there,” New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens. “They’ve got a good team, we’ve got a good team, and those games have come down to the wire.” For the second straight season, the AFC title game will feature the Patriots and Ravens at Gillette Stadium. Like many of the meetings between these two teams over the past decade, last January’s conference championship game came down to just a few plays in a 23-20 Patriots victory. “We know it will be a big challenge for us this …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game for the second consecutive season on Sunday, Jan. 20. Kick-off in Foxborough will be 6:30 p.m.
The road to Super Bowl XLVII will once again go through Foxborough. The New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans, 41-28 Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round at Gillette Stadium to advance to the AFC title game for the ninth time in team history. New England is 7-1 all-time in AFC Championship games and 4-0 in Foxborough. For the second straight season, the Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. The Ravens upset the Denver Broncos, 38-35 in double overtime Saturday to advance to Championship Sunday for the second straight season. Sunday’s game will be a rematch of a Week 3 meeting between the Pats and Ravens, a match-up the Ravens won, 31-30 on a game-winning field goal by rookie kicker …
The AFC East Champion New England Patriots host the AFC South Champion Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium in an AFC Divisional Round playoff game. Kick-off is 4:30 p.m.
Foxborough is set to host its 17th NFL playoff game Sunday when the AFC East Champion New England Patriots take on the AFC South Champion Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium in the AFC Divisional Round. Sunday’s showdown will be the fifth time the Patriots and Texans meet since Houston entered the NFL in 2002 and the first time in the postseason. New England is 3-1 all-time against Houston, most recently defeating the Texans, 42-14 on Dec. 10 at Gillette Stadium. Before the Texans joined the league, the Patriots and the Houston Oilers were old foes dating back to the days of the American Football League, playing twice a year from 1960-69 and 33 times overall before the Oilers moved to Tennessee following the 1996 season. With the Baltimore …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Four fighter jets will be flying over Foxborough Sunday prior to the start of the New England Patriots AFC Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium.
Correction (Jan. 12, 2013) - A previous version of this article incorrectly reported F-16s would be flying over Sunday's game. A quartet of military fighter jets will be flying over Gillette Stadium Sunday prior to the start of the New England Patriots AFC Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans. Four F-15 fighter jets from the 104th Fighter Wing out of Massachusetts Air National Guard in Westfield will be flying over Gillette Stadium – and Foxborough – at approximately 4:35 p.m. Kick-off will follow shortly after. For more on Sunday's Patriots' playoff game, click here.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The New England Patriots closed out the regular season Sunday with a 28-0 shutout over the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.
The New England Patriots needed a win against the Miami Dolphins Sunday and a loss by either the Houston Texans or the Denver Broncos to earn a bye in next weekend's AFC Wild Card round. The Indianapolis Colts took care of the Texans, knocking off Houston in head coach Chuck Pagano's return to the sidelines after a near-season long bout with Leukemia and the Patriots thrashed the Dolphins in a 28-0 win at Gillette Stadium. Sunday's results mean the Patriots will enter the 2012-13 postseason as the number two seed behind the Broncos, who beat the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday to lock up the AFC's top seed. The Pats will rest up during next weekend's Wild Card round before hosting the winner of next Sunday's Indianapolis at Baltimore game or the…