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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Rob Gronkowski
With too many injuries and too few receivers, the New England Patriots' season is over two wins shy of a Super Bowl championship.
When cornerback Aqib Talib went out, Peyton Manning went to work and a New England team that made it to the AFC title game with a banged-up roster and a run-heavy offense simply ran out of answers.
The New England Patriots finally lost one player too many.
Matchups for the AFC championship game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field:
Only one of them can be the greatest.
Embarrassing headlines. Sidelined superstars. Retooled offenses. Shredded defenses. It's a wonder the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos made it this far.
On paper, this New England team doesn't measure up to others Bill Belichick has taken to AFC championship games.
If former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wants to know the score of Sunday's AFC Championship game, he'll have to hope he overhears it from an officer or a fellow inmate.
Hernandez is being held without bail at the Bristol County House of Correction in North Dartmouth, Mass., under "special management," a classification that allows him only three hours outside his cell. He isn't allowed out at the same time as another inmate and he isn't allowed any TV.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A person familiar with Rob Gronkowski's knee injury tells The Associated Press the New England Patriots' tight end will have surgery Thursday.
The stars are easy enough to keep track of, especially when they go down on national television with everyone watching.
The fantasy playoffs are a perfect time for a storm of fantasy agony. And a rough _ really rough _ Week 14 set up a slew of difficult circumstances in a week many leagues head into their semifinals.
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones knows how it goes this time of the season, with so much at stake for so many teams.
Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career _ or worse _ at risk.
"It would be nice to go out there and play this team and play them well for once," he said. "They've always had great players there. They still have some great players that are carryovers from last year's team and different guys that they've added this year. It's a really good group and they put a lot of pressure on you."