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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel, left, throws under pressure from New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Patriots not happy with offense after 30-7 victory over Minnesota

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn a blocked field goal into a touchdown, much of the talk was … 0

Patriots smother Cassel, Vikings in 30-7 victory

Monday, September 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown doomed the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, as the Patriots breezed to a 30-7 win, Coach Bill … 0

Patriots to get a close-up look at Vikings’ dynamic Patterson

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – There’s not much to regret for the New England Patriots over the last decade-plus. They’ve been by most accounts the NFL’s most successful franchise during that time. Even if there is a legitimate second guess or two, well, they’d hardly admit to one. Playing the Minnesota Vikings, though, at least provides … 0

Patriots-Vikings capsule

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (0-1) at MINNESOTA (1-0) 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Patriots 0-1, Vikings 1-0 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 7-4 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Vikings, 28-18, on Oct. 31, 2010 LAST WEEK – Patriots lost to Dolphins, 33-20; … 0

Gronk ready for Game 2 in return from knee injury

Friday, September 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star … 0

Pats defense focusing on Vikings’ Peterson after poor start

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots let Knowshon Moreno run for 134 yards in their season opener. Now they must face Adrian Peterson. Scary? “You know what? I love it,” defensive tackle Sealver Siliga said yesterday. “This … 0

Patriots’ McDaniels wants improvement vs. Vikings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels knows the Patriots’ offense needs a better performance against Minnesota than it showed against Miami. After taking a 20-10 halftime lead, the Patriots wilted in the Florida heat and … 0

Bad day, rather than bad team, seems culprit for Patriots’ loss

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NEW YORK – Yes, the NFL tends to mess with your mind. So here’s something football fans haven’t seen in a long time: New England alone at the bottom of the AFC East standings. Don’t count on it … 0

Last-place Pats? True, after Miami rallies, 33-20

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Rob Gronkowski delivered one of his signature spikes after a touchdown grab, then saw Tom Brady sprinting toward where he stood in the end zone. Brady head-butted his tight end, then whacked him in … 0

Patriots opening-game win streak ends at 10

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Patriots had won on opening day the last 10 years until yesterday’s loss at Miami. 2014 Dolphins 33, Patriots 20 2013 Patriots 23, Bills 13 2012 Patriots 34, Titans 13 2011 Patriots 38, Dolphins 24 2010 Patriots 38, Bengals 24 2009 Patriots 25, Bills 24 2008 Patriots … 0

Capsule look at Patriots-Dolphins game

Sunday, September 7, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (14-4) at MIAMI (8-8) Today, 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 8-8, Miami 9-7 SERIES RECORD – Dolphins lead 50-44 LAST MEETING – Dolphins beat Patriots 24-20, Dec. 15, 2013 AP PRO32 RANKING – Patriots No. 3, … 0

Tim O’Sullivan column: Pats are good – very good – but here a couple concerns

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Start making plans for the AFC championship game, Patriots fans. And while you’re at it, you might as well clear Feb. 1 on your calendar, because chances are good your team will be playing in Super Bowl XLIX … 0

Pats QB Tom Brady practices after one-day absence

Saturday, September 6, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is practicing again with the New England Patriots and looking forward to playing in the season opener. The star quarterback returned to practice yesterday after a one-day absence that the team attributed to … 0

Patriots offensive line fills vacancy left by Mankins

Friday, September 5, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Logan Mankins is with Tampa Bay and there’s a question mark at the left guard position he held for nine years with New England. Josh Kline is listed as the starter for the Patriots after … 0

Tom Brady skips practice with calf injury

Friday, September 5, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury that forced him to miss practice for New England’s opener Sunday at Miami. The Patriots announced the reason for the quarterback’s absence yesterday in their daily participation and injury report. He was the only player added to the … 0