Thomson ReutersDecember 21, 2013 04:32
NFL Team Report - New England Patriots - INSIDE SLANT
The New England Patriots head into their final road game of the season with a losing record away from Gillette Stadium on the season thanks to defeats in New York, Cincinnati, Carolina and Miami.
New England has yet to clinch a playoff spot, never mind the AFC East or a first-round playoff bye. As such quarterback Tom Brady knows that his team's latest battle with Baltimore is a huge game, even if not literally a must-win.