Patriots start playoff run - Jeff Howe - Howe writes that the offense's commitment to the running game absolutely will translate to success in the postseason, and cites Sunday's game as a good example.
Pats focus on getting healthy - Mark Daniels - Daniels looks at how the Patriots endured a regular season with nine players on injured reserve, and now the upcoming days will be about rest as much as making improvements.
Browns interested in Patriots' Josh McDaniels - Ben Volin - Volin writes that while the Patriots haven't had to deal with a coaching change in 14 years, it's not stopping them from being in the mix as the Browns have requested to permission to interview McDaniels for their coaching vacancy.
Patriots marvel at Logan Mankins's toughness - Shalise Manza Young - Manza Young writes that it's part of NFL life to see a player need help getting off the field, but it's even more rare that it's Logan Mankins needing it. But Mankins fought through the pain and was a big part of Sunday's win over Buffalo.
Where does Blount trade rank? - Mike Reiss - Reiss looks back at Blount's performance on Sunday which broke a 51-year-old franchise record for all-purpose yards, and hits the rewind button to the day the team acquired him. He also looks back at previous trades and tries to figure out where Blount's ranks in terms of significance.
Picked-up pieces from 2nd-quarter review - Mike Reiss - Reiss points out some notes from the second quarter, which saw Blount score his 36-yard touchdown on a 2 WR/ 2 TE/ 1 RB package, and was sprung by Marcus Cannon.
Waiting game begins for Patriots - Glen Farley - Farley writes that the Patriots are now stuck waiting to find out who their next opponent will be after earning a first round bye thanks to Sunday's win over Buffalo.