The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 34-13 to move ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the standings for the final playoff spot in the American Football Conference.
Rex Ryan said Bill Belichick handed him the biggest whipping of his coaching career.
Rex Ryan said he wasn’t the decisive factor after all as the New York Jets defeated the New England Patriots to advance to the conference title game for a second consecutive year.
The New York Giants scored 15 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to end the preseason with an 18-17 win over the New England Patriots, while the Jets lost 24-14 to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The New York Giants will face New England in the Super Bowl, four years after ending the Patriots’ pursuit of a perfect season.
The New England Patriots beat the New York Jets 30-21 to send their division rivals to a third straight loss, while the New York Giants had a three-game win streak halted and the Green Bay Packers remained undefeated.
Tom Brady threw for four second-half touchdowns and 341 yards as the New England Patriots defeated the Detroit Lions 45-24.
The New England Patriots beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-20 to reach the Super Bowl for the first time since they lost to the New York Giants in the National Football League title game four seasons ago.
Tom Brady got his 100th career win in fewer games than any National Football League quarterback as the New England Patriots beat the Miami Dolphins 41-14.
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