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"He does a good job of taking care of the ball, period", Belichick said of the No. 2 overall pick in 2015. "It's going to be fun".

Within 24 hours, Amy Adams Strunk released a statement that Mularkey's job was secure, and this mini-drama may indeed be over nearly before it began, but as Morgan said, "We all know what Mike's meant to this team, how much he's changed the culture here". During the regular season, Henry recorded the fifth-fastest time among the NFL's ball-carriers, hitting 21.64 miles per hour on a 75-yard touchdown against the Houston Texans on December 3. George says only repetition will help Henry get better at picking up blitzes and understanding his assignments. "This is the freshest I've ever been going into the playoffs so we'll see how it goes". If everybody crashes inside, he'll bounce.

"Once we walk on that field", LeBeau said, "we won't know who the hell's on the other side of the field to be honest with you".

"I think that's just such a poor characterization of anything". Mariota threw two touchdown passes - one to himself and the other to Eric Decker for the game-winner - and Henry shredded the Chiefs' poor run defense for 156 yards and a touchdown in 23 carries. New England is particularly vulnerable along the edges, and Henry often looks to bounce outside.

"It's very important - tackling and also just swarming to the ball", Harmon said.

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"I mean, it's not like if he stays in the pocket he can't make throws, but when he escapes outside the pocket and he has the ability to run and throw, you honestly really don't have a shot to stop him", Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. "We show up to work and try to do the best we can do".

Although it typically hasn't impacted the bottom line, the New England Patriots have had trouble slamming on the brakes against mobile quarterbacks this season.

Hogan missed the final three games of the season. The Steelers have won 10 of 11 since, the lone loss coming against New England. The second-year back leads the National Football League with 6.09 yards per carry in the fourth quarter, and he was second in the National Football League with 390 fourth-quarter yards during the regular season. This is Brady's stage for a host of reasons, and it's where the five-time Super Bowl champion has defined his career.

They're the champs. They're one of the teams you have to beat if you want to become the champs.
However, in this game, he needs to be not only solid on the field but solid in what information he can provide for his team. They're beating you up. No, he doesn't need any additional motivation with his 35th playoff game on deck, but remember the emotion the Patriots displayed for Brady during the "on to Cincinnati" game in 2014 and his first home game after his Deflategate suspension in 2016. The Patriots will be hosting the Tennessee Titans at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, January 13th, at 8:15 pm ET. CBS will televise the game.

With the conference championship games always landing on a Sunday, the AFC team that wins on Saturday has a one-day advantage over the AFC team that wins on Sunday. Twice selected as the New York State Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sports Media Association, he is vice president of the Pro Football Writers of America.