Brian Cole

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

Recapping The Patriots Overtime Drive

At the time it almost looked easy. The Patriots offense moved smoothly down the field with patience and efficiency. They used both run and pass plays to carve up the Chiefs defense, and calmly punched the ball into the end zone to send themselves to Super Bowl 53. It may have seemed like a foregone …

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Patriots Beat Chiefs To Head To Third Consecutive Super Bowl

I’m still in shock. Sunday’s AFC Championship was easily one of the best games of the 2018 NFL season (in fact, Championship Sunday as a whole was the best of the year, with two overtime games). What started out looking like a potential rout turned into a back and forth clash between new school and …

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NFL Picks: Final Four Championship Edition

Well, here we are, down to the final four. It’s pretty safe to say that fans are getting the two best possible matchups on Sunday, and will get a good Super Bowl no matter the outcome. One storyline that kept popping up this week, however, was which Super Bowl matchup most people wanted to see. …

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AFC Championship Preview

After two decades of utter dominance, it’s understandable why nearly all NFL fans around the country are hoping for the Patriots to get knocked out on Sunday. However, regardless of the outcome, the matchup in Kansas City between the Patriots and the Chiefs is undoubtedly the best possible contest that the AFC could have produced …

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Will Brutal Cold Play A Factor In The AFC Championship Game?

When January football rolls around, it’s natural to assume that the games are going to be a tad bit chillier than they were in September. However, what the Patriots and the Chiefs will have to deal with on Sunday is going to be crazy even for this time of year. Currently, it is being reported …

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Patriots Julian Edelman – One Of The Best Postseason Receivers Ever

It may sound crazy, but a former quarterback from Kent State drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft actually is one of the best postseason receivers in NFL history. Julian Edelman has risen from a fringe special teams player to one of the most important receivers in the NFL over the last …

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Pats Crush Chargers En Route To Eighth Consecutive AFC Championship Game

I mean honestly, should anyone really be surprised? This has been the case every year, especially over the past half decade. The Patriots have some regular season struggles. They finish with a first-round bye thanks to their “weak division”. Another AFC team gets hot and wins big games down the stretch and in the first …

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Patriots vs Chargers Divisional Preview

The Patriots welcome the Los Angeles Chargers into Foxboro on Sunday for a Divisional Round matchup, with both teams vying for a spot in the AFC Championship game next Sunday. This is one of the most interesting games of the weekend, with age and experience going up against speed and youth. It could end up …

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NFL Picks

NFL Picks: Divisional Round Edition

Last week I exuded optimism after basking in the glow of the holiday season. Now, after Monday’s CFB National Championship game, I’ve come to a dark realization: we only have three and a half weekends of football left in the 2017-2018 season (the Pro Bowl only counts as a half because no one really watches …

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Patriots And Chargers Both Look Healthy Heading Into Sunday

Usually, when the playoffs roll around, each team is dealing with some injuries to key players that could affect the outcomes of games. Patriots fans will understand that due to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski missing out on playoff games over the previous few years. However, Sunday looks to be the opposite case for both …

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