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DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19: The New England Patriots run on the field prior to the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Patriots 2013 Season Ends Badly, But The Journey Was Quite Good

It’s debatable whether the 2013 New England Patriots season was a success or a failure, but it certainly wasn’t boring.

01/21/2014

Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls a play against the Denver Broncos during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. ( Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Early Points Important For Patriots

It’s a Tom Brady-Peyton Manning QB showdown in the AFC Championship game in Denver on Sunday. But it’s the battered Broncos defense that might be the key to the game. “It’s going to be easier pickings (for Brady),” John Madden told the CBS Radio morning crew. “But when you play in a championship game, there are really no easy pickings.”

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/17/2014

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 02: Center Brian de la Puente of the New Orleans Saints prepares to hike the ball against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Saints Face Tough Test In Seattle

The Seahawks had no problem with the New Orleans Saints during the regular season, winning 34-7 in Seattle.John Madden said he expects a closer game in Saturday’s NFC playoff match-up.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/10/2014

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick (credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: Head Coaches Are Hugely Overrated In The NFL

Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.

01/03/2014

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 08: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns during the game at Gillette Stadium on December 8, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Belichick A Possible Candidate For NFL Coach Of The Year

The 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick’s coaching career.

12/31/2013

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white.) "The Violator", an Oakland Raiders fan, looks on from the stands during a game against the San Diego Chargers on December 22, 2013 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Longest Postseason Drought In Raiders History Continues As Oakland Wraps Up 2013

The Oakland Raiders have never been worse in franchise history, and for a team that used to pride itself on its winning ways, it’s been a long time since the Raiders have won anything.

12/25/2013

Quarterback Tom Brady #12 celebrates with wide receiver Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots after scoring against the Denver Broncos during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 24, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Belichick’s Masterful Comeback

John Madden said coaching was the key in the Patriots’ 34-31 overtime victory after they trailed the Denver Broncos 24-0 at halftime Sunday night.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/25/2013

Matt Flynn #15 of the Oakland Raiders is tackled by Barry Cofield #96 of the Washington Redskins at O.co Coliseum on September 29, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Raiders Missed Pryor At QB

Playing with backup quarterback Matt Flynn Sunday afternoon, the Raiders lost at home to the Washington Redskins 24-14. The status of first string QB Terrelle Pryor was uncertain all week as he recovered from a concussion.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/30/2013

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots throws an incomplete pass during NFL game action as he is hit by Jerry Hughes #55 of the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Jury Still Out On New England Patriots

“It’s easy (to say) the Patriots will still be good because they got Bill Belichick coaching and Tom Brady quarterbacking,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/12/2013

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Football Evolved: The Hurry-Up Offense And The Running Back

Coaches have admitted the league has shifted toward the pass-first offense. It’s even inherently written into the rules.

08/19/2013

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