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Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, right, brushes himself off as teammates Alex Smith, left, and Eric Fisher watch after scoring on an 8-yard touchdown pass during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Patriots completely melt down in blowout loss to Chiefs

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns last night, Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs and Kansas City routed New England, 41-14, to hand Bill … 0

Chiefs, Patriots could be battle in trenches

Monday, September 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It doesn’t seem to matter much to Chiefs Coach Andy Reid whether it’s Jamaal Charles or Knile Davis in the backfield. Or Cyrus Gray, for that matter. After building a reputation as a guru of the West Coast offense, and with a particular affinity for chucking the ball all … 0

Patriots-Bills game in October moved from CBS to Fox

Monday, September 29, 2014

Changing networks An AFC East showdown will air on Fox as part of the NFL’s new “cross-flexing.” The league said yesterday that the Oct. 12 game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will be on Fox instead of CBS, which owns the AFC package. The policy change in the current TV rights agreement aims to gain bigger audiences for appealing games. … 0

Chiefs’ Kelce, Pats’ Gronk have much in common

Saturday, September 27, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Travis Kelce snagged the pass from Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. He raced toward the sideline and then turned up field, diving from about the 4-yard line and just nicking the pylon. The 20-yard touchdown … 0

Chiefs’ Reid hopeful Charles available vs. Pats

Friday, September 26, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs Coach Andy Reid expects star running back Jamaal Charles to be ready for Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots. Charles was back on the practice field yesterday after missing last week’s … 0

Patriots’ Hightower improving in solid defense

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Dont’a Hightower and the New England Patriots defense have made great strides since their season-opening loss. Their past two opponents totaled one offensive touchdown. And the third-year linebacker had 15 tackles and two sacks in … 0

With offense off, Patriots D steps up

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With the offense sputtering and looking for production, the New England defense has stepped up to lead the Patriots to wins the past two weeks. After getting hit with 23 unanswered points in the second … 0

Patriots offense still struggling after three games

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for … 0

Other than Edelman, Pats receivers aren’t catching on

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Julian Edelman has been plenty busy, but the Patriots’ other receivers haven’t done much through the first three games. Player Catches TDs Julian Edelman 22 1 Kenbrell Thompkins 6 0 Brandon LaFell 4 0 Danny Amendola 3 0 Aaron Dobson 1 0 … 0

Patriots’ sluggish offense beats Raiders, 16-9

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made sure the Oakland Raiders stayed out of the end zone in the final minute. An interception by the 325-pound … 0

Patriots big favorites despite mediocre start

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have been mediocre in splitting their first two games. Yet they’re two-touchdown favorites today. No surprise, considering they’re facing the Oakland Raiders. The visitors for the Patriots’ home opener have lost … 0

Patriots-Raiders capsule

Saturday, September 20, 2014

OAKLAND (0-2) at NEW ENGLAND (1-1) 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 14 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Oakland 1-1, New England 1-1 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 17-15-1 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Raiders, 31-19, Oct. 2, 2011 LAST WEEK – Raiders lost to Texans, 30-14; … 0

Patriots hope to continue home dominance

Saturday, September 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Stevan Ridley’s father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The running back’s dad sure picked a winner. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at Gillette Stadium starting in 2011, when Ridley was drafted. … 0

Raiders could be down two starters on defense

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Already staggering from back-to-back poor performances, the Oakland Raiders will likely be without two of their starting linebackers for tomorrow’s game in New England. Middle linebacker Nick Roach is still recovering from a concussion he suffered during the preseason and has only recently returned to … 0

Brady’s favorites carry bulk of pass offense

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman … 0