Linebacker Brandon Spikes’ return to the New England Patriots didn’t last nearly as long as either party had hoped.
New England’s offensive line will need to step up its game without its starting center.
Thanks to big games by running back LaGarrette Blount and linebacker Jamie Collins, the New England Patriots are in the AFC Championship Game once again.
So much for the Patriots’ problems. Rebounding from a rare slump, Tom Brady and his teammates earned a playoff bye with a 28-0 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday after two mediocre performances.