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New England Patriots (11-5)


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@ Pit
L 10-17
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vs. Buf
W 24-12
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vs. NYJ
W 38-3
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vs. LAC
W 41-28
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@ KC
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Patriots offense thriving after emphasis of rushing game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) This much is clear about the Patriots' latest run to the AFC championship game: it's come with a lot of introspection and reinvention on offense.

Gone are the days in which New England can just bank on Tom Brady piling up four-touchdown games on a weekly basis or can simply toss the ball in Rob Gronkowski's orbit in crunch time and expect great things to happen.

Brady, while not showing accelerated signs of decline at age 41, did look more human during his 19th NFL season with only one four-touchdown game and 11 interceptions - his most picks since 2013.

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AFC East Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-New England 1150.688
Miami 790.438
Buffalo 6100.375
New York 4120.250
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: T. Brady4355
Pass TDs: T. Brady29
Rush Yds: S. Michel931
Rush TDs: S. Michel6
Rec Yds: J. Edelman850
Rec TDs: J. White7
Int: D. Harmon4
Sacks: T. Flowers7.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 6295 (5)
Passing Yards: 4405 (9)
Rushing Yards: 2037 (5)
Points per game: 27.3 (4)
Yards per game: 393.4 (5)
Touchdowns: 47 (9)
Field Goals: 27 (12)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5746 (21)
Passing Yards: 4181 (21)
Rushing Yards: 1803 (11)
Points per game: 20.3 (7)
Yards per game: 359.1 (21)
Touchdowns: 36 (11)
Field Goals: 25 (19)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/8 S. Anderson active/prac. squad
1/8 D. Skipper pract. squad add
1/8 A. Howard pract. squad add
1/8 J. Hollister on IR hamstring
12/24 T. Weathersby pract. squad del
12/21 U. Kamalu active/prac. squad
12/21 T. Adams pract. squad add
12/20 J. Gordon suspended Indefinite (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
12/19 T. Weathersby pract. squad add
11/26 M. Tobin cut
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/13 D. Wise Jr. ankle (Questionable)
1/8 J. Hollister hamstring (IR)
12/30 D. Allen knee (Questionable)
12/30 J. Hollister hamstring (Out)
12/30 B. King knee (Questionable)
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