Brian Cole

Expert on all things Deflategate, and New England Patriots Writer for SportsTalkLine.com

Pats Earn First Round Bye In Win Over New York

Two weeks ago the Patriots were dead in the water coming off of a road loss to Pittsburgh. Tom Brady was finished. The dynasty was over. The Patriots were going to crumble into dust and fade away forever. Now they have a first-round bye in the playoffs for the ninth consecutive year. People have been …

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Patriots Week 17 Preview: New York Jets v.2

The Patriots welcome the Jets to Foxboro on Sunday in the final game of the regular season. New England still has things to play for in week 17, with a first-round bye in the playoffs coming their way with a victory. It’ll be important for them to take care of business against a New York …

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2018 AFC Week 17 Power Rankings

The AFC Power Ranking will post weekly with regular ProFootballTalkLine.com analyst, authors, and pundits from your favorites team creating an individual list that we then add together for the combined (and final) ranking. Below the chart, each contributor will list their reason(s) for the biggest move up or down their board from the previous week …

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Pats Run Over Bills On Way To AFC East Title

The Patriots run game was the story on Sunday as New England defeated the Bills by a score of 24-12. They also clinched their 10th straight AFC East title on Sunday, the longest streak in NFL history. With a little help from their friends in Philadelphia, the Patriots even managed to hop back into the …

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Patriots Week 16 Preview: Buffalo Bills v.2

The Patriots welcome the Buffalo Bills to Foxboro on Sunday in a must-win game for New England. This is the second meeting between the divisional foes this season, with the Patriots winning the first matchup in Buffalo 25-6. With their playoff fate still entirely up in the air, the Patriots need to come out on …

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Pats Josh Gordon Stepping Away From Football

According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, Patriots receiver Josh Gordon is facing an indefinite suspension for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the substance abuse policy. Gordon announced through his social media that he is stepping away from football to take better care of his mental health. Gordon has dealt with substance …

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Brady, Gilmore Only Patriots To Earn Pro Bowl Nod

The NFL announced it’s Pro Bowl rosters on Tuesday, with Tom Brady and Stephon Gilmore being the only two Patriots to receive the honor. Brady was elected to the NFL’s all-star game for a record-tying 14th time. This was Gilmore’s second selection in his young career. Brady has thrown for 3979 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, …

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