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Patriots notebook

TEAM NOTES PATRIOTS IN AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES The Patriots are 8-4 in AFC Championship Games, including a 5-1 record at home and a 4-1 record at Gillette Stadium. MOST APPEARANCES IN CONF. CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Pittsburgh 15 San Francisco 15 Dallas 14 New England 12 Oakland 11 Denver 10 St. Louis Rams 9 INDIVIDUAL NOTES BELICHICK TIES LANDRY WITH 10 CONFERENCE TITLE GAME (since 1970 merger) Bill Belichick coached in his 10th conference championship game as head coach, tied with...
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New England Patriots notebook

PATRIOTS IMPROVE TO 18-4 ALL-TIME IN HOME PLAYOFF GAMES New England improved its all-time home playoff record to 18-4 (.818), which is the second best home playoff record in NFL history among teams that have played at least 10 home playoff games (Seattle, 11-2, .846). [caption id="attachment_16383" align="alignleft" width="225"]Patriots vs Broncos on Sunday for AFC title Patriots...
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Patriots officially paying the price for Belichick’s “value system”

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Correspondent images (19)Its official, the pinchpenny Patriots emperor has new clothes. The once renowned “Patriots Way” has now been exposed for what it really is, a narcissistic notion that just because the Pats brain trust – or more accurately Bill Belichick himself  – said something had “value”, it actually did. Look, anyone with any practical experience...
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Staff defections point to Pats era ending?

By Kevin Flanagan BSD Correspondent images   In his first public comments since leaving the New England Patriots last month, Pepper Johnson – whose affiliation with Bill Belichick dates back to his days as a player for the New York Giants in the 1980’s – said on Tuesday that he left the Pats coaching staff to “get up from under...
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