NFL Divisional Round Preview: QB disparity will define divisional round

NFL Divisional Round Preview: QB disparity will define divisional round

The Patriots hit back hard after the article was published, issuing a joint statement from Belichick, Brady and Kraft refuting numerous conclusions reached - among them that Kraft ordered Belichick to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to appease Brady, that Belichick was unhappy about coaching in New England and that Brady's personal trainer had created a divide in the locker room. Most of the damage has been done on the edges, but teams have found running room more often than not regardless of approach in 2017.

The Tennessee Titans are a team that will need to take a lot of steps moving forward if they hope to keep this game close.

Mariota's legs figure to play a bigger role in Saturday's matchup than normal as the Patriots have had struggles with mobile QBs.

"It's magnificent, who doesn't love starting?" Case in point: Deflategate and its aftermath.

"It's a playoff game, so it's not like it's the preseason where I can go out there, "Oh, it's Brady, ' and I'm chillin", Byard told the Tennessean this week.

Brady had two touchdown passes in that game, but was also sacked twice. Nobody has won more playoff games than Belichick, nobody has won more Super Bowls. They are so competitive and cognizant of their legacies. They're kind of like the Yankees with their seemingly constant strife amid World Series titles under owner George Steinbrenner with his managers (Billy Martin, Joe Torre and Joe Girardi) and star players (Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez). It was very encouraging to see that effort from Marcus Mariota who has been much maligned for a lot of the season.

For the past 18 years, we have watched Tom Brady lead the New England Patriots through the NFL.

International Olympic Committee to decide on N.Korea in 2018 Winter Games
From left: Kim Ju-sik of North Korea, Kim Kyu-eun of South Korea, Ryom Tae-ok of North Korea and Kam Kang-chan of South Korea. North Korea has agreed to take part in the games in South Korea .

Yet there they were on stage, holding up the Lombardi Trophy last February in Houston.

The divisional winners will meet on January 21 for Conference titles with the victors playing for the Super Bowl on February 4 in Minneapolis.

"Tom Brady is a great quarterback, but it's a playoff game". It's hard to get to this point.

"They've been that way for a long time". That's Belichick's mantra - "Do your job".

The Vikings' season looked to be in trouble when Sam Bradford was ruled out for the year in the early autumn. It was obvious that Jimmy was worth more than this, and it was even more obvious that Belichick did not want this transaction to happen. Mobile quarterbacks have given the Patriots occasional problems this season, and if the Titans use him on planned zone-read keeps toward the edges that could put some stress on the Patriots front seven - especially if Kyle Van Noy experiences any problems with the calf that kept him out of the lineup down the stretch. "I think he saw that, and obviously he's a quick, fast learner". Tennessee ended up making the postseason thanks to their midseason success, since the Titans lost 3 out of their final four games. "Field goals won't beat us". In the Belichick/Brady era, the Patriots are 15-3 in home playoff games and can once again pull together to defeat the media noise that suggests they are about to disintegrate due to dissension. The 16-year age gap between them is the largest between starting quarterbacks in a playoff game in National Football League history.

Ultimately, the Patriot Way rules the day.

So be prepared to see a focused New England team this postseason with a great chance to be the first repeat Super Bowl champs since - who else? - the 2003-04 Patriots.

Related News:

  • Road Closures for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

    Road Closures for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

    Martin Luther King Jr . and that will keep him alive, keep his vision and his dream alive until we actually get there. "We are here to celebrate the courageous individuals who made a stand against injustice in the same manner as Dr.
    British Surgeon Who Branded His Initials On Patients' Livers Fined £10000

    British Surgeon Who Branded His Initials On Patients' Livers Fined £10000

    She said: "The full horror hit me when a medical professional at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital informed me that it was in fact me. Prosecutors accepted his not guilty pleas to the more serious charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
    ED raids a comedy of errors, officials found nothing,claims PC

    ED raids a comedy of errors, officials found nothing,claims PC

    The main ground in the case is that there is no FIR in respect of a scheduled crime registered by any police agency including the CBI", said Chidambaram.
  • Catholic leaders condemn Trump remarks about Haiti, Africa

    She said the fight over immigration reform is turning ugly and seems to counter everything she learned about America in school. Congressman Steny Hoyer, a Democrat , said " President Trump's comments are racist and a disgrace".
    The Case for and Against United States Steel Corporation (X)

    The Case for and Against United States Steel Corporation (X)

    United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products primarily in North America and Europe. Company has conspicuous measure of stock oscillations; average true range may be heating up this temperature with value of 0.40.
    Manchester Airport leads MAG to successful 2017

    Manchester Airport leads MAG to successful 2017

    Gatwick Airport rounded off a trio of records for London airports, announcing today it welcomed 45.6m passengers a year ago . The growth comes despite the airport's seventh biggest airline , Monarch, entering administration in October.
  • SC seeks autopsy report of Judge Loya from Maharashtra government

    The case was later transferred to CBI and the trial was shifted to Mumbai. The bench said it would consider the objections.

    Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey in contention for Arsenal's clash with Bournemouth

    Arsenal make a trip to the Vitality Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they confront Bournemouth in the English Premier League . Ramsey has been out for a month, since injuring his hamstring in the 1-1 draw at Southampton on 10 December.
    Dark Souls Remastered For Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One Announced

    Dark Souls Remastered For Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One Announced

    Hidden in the world of DARK SOULS: REMASTERED are nine online covenants to uncover that will motivate your online interactions. We're likely to hear an official announcement concerning pricing soon, as the game is set to launch on May 25.
  • Marvel Has Hired A Writer For Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow Movie

    Marvel Has Hired A Writer For Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow Movie

    The highly anticipated " Black Widow " standalone movie starring Scarlett Johansson has roped in Jac Schaeffer to pen the script. None of this is to suggest that a Black Widow solo movie will inevitably rob the eponymous heroine of the spotlight she deserves.
    Google Duo now lets you call Android contacts without the app

    Google Duo now lets you call Android contacts without the app

    Speculations doing the rounds that Google Duo , Google's video calling app, works on devices that don't have the app installed. The company is also reportedly working on versions of the app for web browsers, and group calls with better audio quality.

    Federer, Djokovic in same half

    The official Australian Open website is now updating with the full draw, but the link for both brackets can be found here . Top-ranked Rafael Nadal and defending champion Roger Federer have been seeded first and second for the Australian Open .


Most liked

Steven Spielberg Responds To Natalie Portman's "All-Male" Golden Globes Burn
The category notably left out Greta Gerwig for directing " Lady Bird ", which won for Best Movie - Musical or Comedy. Actors and actresses wore black to make a statement against sexual misconduct.

MEA Raises the Colour Bar, Migrant Workers to Now Have Orange Passports
The committee also looked upon the passport issues relating to the children with single parent and that of adopted children. The decision comes after a report by a joint panel of foreign ministry and Women and Child Development ministry officials.

MLK celebration parade to be held Monday in downtown Charleston
Barbee said there are bands, floats, and guests, including Martin Luther King Jr.'s son, who were planning to attend. Information about related MLK Day events in Arlington that will continue can be found online at.

PDP MLA trigers controversy, says, "militants are our brothers"
He added that he "also sympathized with the forces and parents of soldiers who were killed". The PDP is in alliance with the BJP (in Jammu and Kashmir).

Video Of A Fired Up LeBron James Is Going Viral
But what does it mean in January amid eight road contests in 10 games? IN is 12-11 ATS at home with 14 unders, 8 overs and 1 push. IN ranks 13th in points in the paint per game (44.8) while Cleveland ranks 23rd in points allowed in the paint per game (46.4).

Intrepid Potash, Inc. (IPI) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
According to the recommendations from 10 analysts stock has mean rating of 1.5 on the shares of Tetra Technologies (NYSE:TTI). However, the institutional investors are observed to own 48.50% of the total shares. (NYSE: IPI ) for 33,500 shares.

'Tully' Teaser Trailer: Charlize Theron, Diablo Cody & Jason Reitman Have Another Kid
Reitman and Cody worked together on 2007's " Juno ", with Cody winning an Oscar for best original screenplay. A screengrab from upcoming comedy " Tully " that stars Charlize Theron and Mackenzie Davis among others.

Qualcomm Inc Sentiment Worsening on Low Stock Potential
It worsened, as 83 investors sold QCOM shares while 490 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 397 raised stakes. Guggenheim reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $147.00 target price on shares of Celgene in a research report on Wednesday.

Donald Trump uses words too vulgar, racist for media to translate
This morning, President Trump said he did use profanity, but the specific phrased he's accused of saying - really was NOT said. Those are the question asked today inside the White House during an event to honor Martin Luther King, Junior.

What Is Insider Trading Activity Like At Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)?
It improved, as 33 investors sold BSX shares while 166 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 525 raised stakes. Redwood Investments Llc increased Oshkosh Corp (NYSE:OSK) stake by 29,276 shares to 151,788 valued at $12.53M in 2017Q3.

Nadal, Federer get top seeds at Australian Open
Spain's Rafael Nadal talks with his coach Carlos Moya during a practice session ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. Britain's sole representative Kyle Edmund will face big-serving US Open runner-up Kevin Anderson in the first round.

Brexit: Nigel Farage says second referendum would "kill off" remainers
The 53-year-old will be entitled to annual European Union pension of £73,000 when he reaches the age of 63. But Mr Farage's former UKIP colleagues dismissed his suggestion.

President Oprah? All the speculation is missing her whole point
Although nothing has been officially confirmed on Winfrey's side, only time will tell if she indeed has any political intentions. While the president has nothing but nice things to say about the media mogul, she hasn't been quite as kind in return.

Key Things to Know About Haiti After Donald Trump's Insult
Vice President Joe Biden too felt compelled to challenge President Trump for his racist rhetoric saying 'We're better than this'. The president said he has a wonderful relationship with Haitians and suggested future meetings probably should be recorded.

United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UAL) Stock Seeing Positive Momentum
Vestor Capital Llc decreased its stake in Home Depot (HD) by 52.29% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. It worsened, as 52 investors sold LYB shares while 276 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 41 raised stakes.