A few weeks after Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, the Patriots have released him.
Timing is everything. The Ravens refused to make O-line changes until injury forced their hand, and Pete Prisco says the benefits have been obvious in the playoffs.
When the Houston Texans face the Patriots in Sunday's AFC Divisional Playoffs, RB Arian Foster could look to attack the outside of New England's front seven. In a Week 14 loss, the Patriots kept Foster between the tackles. Foster finished with 45 yards on 16 carries.
Both teams have already proven their credentials against elite competition and appear to be the class of their respective conferences. This is a clash of two heavyweights, with the winner likely topping the next round of power rankings.
Despite reports circulating Wednesday morning, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski did not practice Wednesday and will not play against the 49ers on Sunday night.

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