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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws as Denver Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson (97) defends during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos beat Patriots 30-24 on Anderson’s OT run

Monday, November 30, 2015

DENVER – Tom Brady lost yet another one of his trusted targets and this time he also lost a game. C.J. Anderson scored on a 48-yard run with 12:32 left in overtime, powering the Denver Broncos past the New England Patriots 30-24 on a snowy Sunday night. Watching from the cozy indoors at field level was Peyton Manning as Brock …

Patriots-Broncos capsule

Sunday, November 29, 2015

NEW ENGLAND (10-0) at DENVER (8-2) Sunday, 8:30 p.m., NBC OPENING LINE – Patriots by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Patriots 5-3-2, Broncos 6-4 SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead, 28-21 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Broncos, 43-21, Nov. 2, 2014 LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Bills, 20-13; Broncos beat Bears, 17-15 AP PRO32 RANKING – Patriots No. 1, Broncos No. 5 PATRIOTS OFFENSE …

This time, Patriots-Broncos is all about defense

Sunday, November 29, 2015

DENVER – For once, the matchup between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos isn’t all about the quarterbacks. With Peyton Manning in a walking cast and Tom Brady’s supporting cast in disarray, this showdown in the snow Sunday night likely comes down to which dominant defense handles the atmosphere, the pressure and …

Patriots sign McDonald, place Dobson on injured reserve

Thursday, November 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve for the second consecutive season. According to a source close to the team, Dobson suffered a high ankle sprain on a reception during the Patriots’ victory over Buffalo on Monday. Dobson went on …

Broncos bring in Christian Ponder to add depth at QB

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Forget Brady vs. Manning XVII, which won’t happen this weekend and maybe ever. The Denver Broncos (8-2) and New England Patriots (10-0) are focused on protecting their quarterbacks from dominant defenses in their Sunday night …

Boston Bobby comic strip

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NFL: Officials erred on Bills final play against Pats

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Coach Rex Ryan took the diplomatic approach. The Buffalo coach was told the NFL acknowledged the Bills should have had the chance to run at least one more play in their loss to New …

Brady concerned with Broncos defense, not Manning’s absence

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is too busy concerning himself with what he calls “the best defense in the NFL” to spend much time thinking about missing another matchup with Peyton Manning. That’s not keeping the New England Patriots quarterback from tipping his helmet to his long-time adversary. …

If Amendola is out, Brady could be hurting for targets

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is running out of receivers. Two more New England pass-catchers – Aaron Dobson and Danny Amendola – left Monday night’s game with injuries, leaving Brady to fill in with backups, running backs and …

Court sets date for oral arguments in Brady case

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A federal appeals court has set a March date for oral arguments in the NFL’s appeal of a ruling lifting New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension in the “Deflategate” controversy. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals …

Patriots improve to 10-0, beat Bills 20-13

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady called out Rex Ryan and then he beat the Bills – again. After shouting the name of the Buffalo coach as an audible, Brady led New England to a 20-13 victory over the …

Rex vexed by unbeaten Patriots

Sunday, November 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It’s over. So says Buffalo Coach Rex Ryan, who conceded the AFC East to the undefeated New England Patriots this week even though the Bills – and everyone else in the division – still have a mathematical chance to catch the Super Bowl champions. “They …

Patriots-Bills capsule

Sunday, November 22, 2015

BUFFALO (5-4) at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-0) Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN OPENING LINE – Patriots by 9 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Bills 4-4-1, Patriots 5-3-1 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 68-42-1 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Bills, 40-32, Sept. 20, 2015 LAST WEEK – Bills beat Jets, 22-17; …

Running game: a Tom Brady play for presidency

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Never mind what Tom Brady says about making a play for the White House: Fans are clinging to 0.0001 odds he’ll reconsider the ultimate running game someday. For a cover story, GQ magazine asked its 2015 Man of …

Patriots shrug off adversity because Bill Belichick has a plan for everything

Friday, November 20, 2015

Eight years ago, during another one of those seasons when everything was going right for the New England Patriots, Coach Bill Belichick ordered a practice to a surprising and immediate halt. Randy Moss, the team’s star wide receiver …