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ACC Week 13 game picks: Rivalry Week upsets

It's a split-decision between the Gators and the Seminoles, while Clemson and North Carolina should be just fine in their rivalry games.

Brady leads all players in Pro Bowl fan balloting (2:31)
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A tale of two quarterbacks

The starting quarterbacks in Sunday night's Patriots-Broncos game carry slightly different résumés. The 38-year-old Tom Brady is a bit more seasoned than the 25-year-old Brock Osweiler.

Double Check: Patriots-Broncos (0:49)
Gronkowski stresses discipline at the table (0:38)
Amendola, Collins and Thanksgiving on Patriots menu (2:52)
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Tom Brady is cooling off a bit

Don't look now, but the Patriots quarterback has been good, rather than great, over the past three weeks.

Brady praises Peyton, says it's 'unfortunate' he won't play (0:36)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are holding a walkthrough practice today and WR Danny Amendola (knee) is present. He is shown here with safeties coach Brian Flores.

What you need to know for Week 12 (1:00)
Adam Carolla's NFL Week 12 picks (2:31)
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Patriots' No. 3 QB: Danny Amendola

The wide receiver would go under center if both active New England quarterbacks couldn't play. And that's only because fellow wideout Julian Edelman is currently sidelined. 32 emergency QBs

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Receiving corps ailing in New England

Tom Brady's targets are dropping like flies. Only two of the Patriots' five most-targeted wideouts emerged from Week 11 healthy.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In a light moment near the end of his news conference, Tom Brady was asked about Thanksgiving football in New England and how it will be the last game in the careers for many. When the questioner asked him how thankful he feels to still be playing 20-plus years later, and how he has a game Sunday that won't cause his wife to say 'What the heck are you wasting your time doing that for?', Brady drew laughter by saying, "She says that all the time. She said it to me last night."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady on Peyton Manning: "There is nobody who has more respect for Peyton than me, outside probably his parents and his brothers. If anybody can appreciate what he has accomplished, it's me. He's just been remarkable in every part of his career. He's been a tremendous player. It's unfortunate; everyone deals with injuries at different times. It just happens to be this week."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady on upcoming game on road vs. Denver: "This defense we're playing is the best in the NFL."

Massachusetts High School Sports

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  • State Semifinal Saturday

    Ten teams punched their ticket to next month's MIAA Football State Championships at Gillette Stadium. Check out ESPNBoston High Schools' coverage from across the state.

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  • Statewide MIAA football Top 25 poll


    Our weekly ranking of the best teams in the state, as selected by our panel of staff writers and correspondents. (Updated 10/26)