By adding four former first-round picks (and possibly another soon) this offseason, the Patriots have tried to overcome the Deflategate punishment handed down by commissioner Roger Goodell. With multiple needs met, what direction will New England take in the draft? NFLDraftScout.com founder and publisher Frank Cooney explores.
The AFC title game will mark the 20th time in his career Peyton Manning has squared off against a Bill Belichick-coached team. His record in those games, both in terms of his own performance and his team's wins and losses, is mixed. Can he do enough on Sunday to put the Broncos over the top?
No one questions New England's offensive firepower, but it's time to give the Patriots' defense its due. A closer look reveals a unit that's young, fast, smart, unconventional -- and a big reason why the Patriots are still unbeaten.
Sure, Rex Ryan facing his old team is a juicy storyline, but this AFC East rivalry game between the Bills and Jets has major playoff implications. Here are five key stats to know about Thursday night's showdown.