The Boston Globe* has an entertaining feature on what it means to put on an NFL uniform. It asked that question of several Patriots and lists their responses individually.
LB Akeem Ayers has been a pleasant addition to the Patriots since coming to Foxborough in a mid-season trade. The Globe also examines the impact Ayers has had on the defense.
ESPNBoston.com offers an overview of the Baltimore Ravens, New England's next opponent in the playoffs.
Logan Mankins is still watching the Patriots, as ESPNBoston.com also found out when it caught up with New England's former star guard, now with the Tampa Bay Bucs.
Two keys for New England on Saturday versus the Ravens are QB Tom Brady and WR Danny Amendola. The Boston Herald focuses on Baltimore's pass rush and its plans to harass Brady on Saturday, as well as Amendola's role with the club of late and going forward.
Meanwhile, CSNNE.com offers a list of reasons why Patriots fans shouldn't fear the Ravens.
TE Rob Gronkowski is usually one of those reasons, and NESN.com offers a piece on why Gronk could be the difference for New England against Baltimore this week.
And on CBSSports.com, a report on how Patriots OC Josh McDaniels could be the front-runner for Atlanta's head coaching vacancy.