Pats work on kick coverage, defense late in half

Updated: January 15, 2013, 6:27 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It's a bad time for the New England Patriots to allow points late in halves and long kickoff returns throughout the game.

Fix that fast or the Baltimore Ravens and speedster Jacoby Jones could run them right out of the postseason.

The Patriots advanced to Sunday's AFC championship game with a 41-28 win over the Houston Texans despite giving up kickoff returns of 94 and 69 yards -- the longest against them this season. They won even though they allowed 10 points ...

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