Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the Patriots were leading the Giants 17-15 late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI when the Giants staged a memorable comeback to capture the championship. SI’s Chris Burke thinks New England remain the favorites in the AFC East and have enough talent to reach the Super Bowl. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
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Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the Patriots were leading the Giants 17-15 late in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI when the Giants staged a memorable comeback to capture the championship. SI’s Chris Burke thinks New England remain the favorites in the AFC East and have enough talent to reach the Super Bowl. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)

BURKE: Offseason Breakdown: New England Patriots
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Tom Brady | Bill Belichick

The Patriots haven’t won a playoff game since the 2007 season, a statement you’re likely to hear repeated over and over as New England prepares for Saturday’s game against Denver. Here’s a look at the Patriots on the cover of SI in 2007, a season in which recorded an 18-0 record before falling to the Giants in the Super Bowl. Can they reclaim their playoff mojo by Saturday? (SI)
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The Patriots haven’t won a playoff game since the 2007 season, a statement you’re likely to hear repeated over and over as New England prepares for Saturday’s game against Denver. Here’s a look at the Patriots on the cover of SI in 2007, a season in which recorded an 18-0 record before falling to the Giants in the Super Bowl. Can they reclaim their playoff mojo by Saturday? (SI)

GALLERY: The playoff results of New England’s Brady/Belichick Era
KING: Storylines heading into the NFL Divisional playoffs
VIDEO: Which of the bye teams is the most vulnerable?

Bill Belichick shows his sweet, tender side while attending a 2008 NBA game between the Celtics and Pistons. The Patriots coach seems to have regained his mojo in leading the Patriots to a 37-16 victory over the Jets on Sunday. New York will try and get back on the winning track when they face Denver tonight on Thursday Night Football. (AP)
POWER RANKINGS: Patriots rising, Jets falling in this week’s rankingsBURKE: Who’s in, who’s out of the playoffs after Week 10

Bill Belichick shows his sweet, tender side while attending a 2008 NBA game between the Celtics and Pistons. The Patriots coach seems to have regained his mojo in leading the Patriots to a 37-16 victory over the Jets on Sunday. New York will try and get back on the winning track when they face Denver tonight on Thursday Night Football. (AP)

POWER RANKINGS: Patriots rising, Jets falling in this week’s rankings
BURKE: Who’s in, who’s out of the playoffs after Week 10

Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson give Giants defensive coordinator Bill Belichick a Gatorade shower following the team’s 49-3 victory over the 49ers in the 1986 NFC Divisional Playoffs. Will Belichick’s current team, the 4-1 Patriots, be celebrating this January? (Jerry Wachter/SI)
GALLERY: Rare photos of Bill BelichickBANKS: Patriots are No. 3 in this week’s Power RankingsKING: Two unheralded players are turning into heroesPODCAST: Peter King speaks with Aaron Rodgers

Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson give Giants defensive coordinator Bill Belichick a Gatorade shower following the team’s 49-3 victory over the 49ers in the 1986 NFC Divisional Playoffs. Will Belichick’s current team, the 4-1 Patriots, be celebrating this January? (Jerry Wachter/SI)

GALLERY: Rare photos of Bill Belichick
BANKS: Patriots are No. 3 in this week’s Power Rankings
KING: Two unheralded players are turning into heroes
PODCAST: Peter King speaks with Aaron Rodgers