Articles tagged "AFC championship game"

DeflateGate: Did Bill Belichick Order the Code Red?!

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 21, 2015

DeflateGate has put everyone's balls in a vice, most notably Bill Belichick's. But everyone looks bad here: Tom Brady, the NFL, league officials, even whiny Colts fans. One big question remains: Did Belichick order the Code Red?!

The Dirty Two Dozen: Patriots Offense Spreads The Wealth

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 19, 2015

Tom Brady threw TD passes to OT Nate Solder and little-used FB James Develin as the Patriots annihilated the Colts, 45-7, to advance to Super Bowl XLIX. Brady has now thrown playoff TD passes to an incredible 24 different players, while padding his many postseason records.

Final Four Proves Winning in NFL All About the Quarterback

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 18, 2015

The NFC title game pits the two top-rated passers in both regular season and postseason history, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson; the AFC title game pits the winningest QB of all time, Tom Brady, against young superstar QB Andrew Luck.

AFC-NFC Championship Game Stats & Facts

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 18, 2015

Plenty of history is on the line Sunday. The two highest-rated passers in postseason history compete in the NFC championship game, while in the AFC the Colts hope to keep the Belichick-Brady Patriots from rewriting the Super Bowl record books.

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts Foil Statistically Perfect Final 4

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 12, 2015

We were destined for a statistically perfect final four, pitting the most powerful teams in football according to our all-powerful Quality Stats. Then Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts upset the Denver Broncos Sunday night.

It's All About the QB: NFL Playoffs Prove Parity a Myth

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 29, 2014

The league's best quarterbacks have made a mockery of parity yet again in 2014: the top 3 seeds in the NFC are led by the three highest-rated passers in NFL history, while the same old QBs dominate the AFC playoff picture, too.

New England Patriots Buried by Denver's Orange Avalanche

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 19, 2014

Who will the Patriots take with the Draft's 29th pick? Their selection spot is assured, thanks to a 26-16 loss to Denver in the AFC Championship.

Legacy Lost: Brady, Belichick, New England Patriots Overmatched By Manning, Denver Broncos

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 19, 2014

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots came up with a small, Lilliputian performance in what was dubbed a “Legacy Game” from coast to coast for almost everyone involved on both sides of the ball.

Colonel Comey's Patriots-Broncos AFC Title Game Blog

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 19, 2014

Colonel Comey reported from Mile High for the Big Game. He chronicled the minute-by-minute action here, from the pre-game lunch (steak tips!), to the authoritative Broncos performance to the final 26-16 Denver victory.

Patriots-Broncos: Trends Graphs Show Statistical Mirror Image

Cold, Hard Football Facts for January 19, 2014

The final four teams this year are an amazing 44-2 (.947) when winning the battle of Passer Rating Differential, including a perfect 21-0 by the AFC title contenders. We take a graphical look at the seasons in New England and Denver and found remarkable similarities.


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