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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady laughs over a mention of his age by a reporter asking a question during a media availability at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 in Foxborough, Mass. During a follow-up question Brady mentioned that Peyton Manning is older. The Patriots (6-2) will play the Denver Broncos (6-1) Sunday in Foxborough. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Brady focused on Denver defense, not on Manning

Thursday, October 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Fans get another chance to gauge the relative greatness of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning when the quarterbacks meet for the 16th time. Brady will be analyzing something more important. The New England Patriots star will have his eyes on an improved Denver Broncos defense that could test his limited skills at escaping the pass rush on Sunday. The Broncos (6-1) are the only team with two players having at least seven sacks – linebacker Von Miller with nine and defensive end DeMarcus Ware with seven. “They just tee off on the quarterback. They’ve got every move. They’ve got the speed, speed-to-power,” …

Pats sign DL Branch, release LB Skinner

Thursday, October 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed defensive lineman Alan Branch and released linebacker Deontae Skinner. Branch was cut by Buffalo on Aug. 24, one day after being arrested on a drunken-driving charge. He spent four seasons with Arizona after being drafted in the second round in 2007, then played two years for Seattle and one with Buffalo. He started 47 of …

Patriots praise Manning’s neck surgery recovery

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia didn’t hesitate yesterday when asked about Peyton Manning’s arm strength three years after major neck surgery. “I think Peyton Manning’s arm strength is just fine,” Patricia said on a conference call, as the Patriots began to prepare for a visit by Manning and the Denver Broncos Sunday. “I think it’s pretty evident in …

Pats LB Mayo, RB Ridley placed on injured reserve

Friday, October 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots placed leading tackler Jerod Mayo and top rusher Stevan Ridley on injured reserve yesterday, ending their seasons. The moves were expected after both players damaged their right knees in last Sunday’s …

Patriots beat Jets, 27-25, on blocked field goal

Friday, October 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes to lead the New England Patriots to a 27-25 victory over the New York Jets that came down to the last play. Chris Jones blocked Nick Folk’s 58-yard field …

Jets-Patriots capsule

Thursday, October 16, 2014

NEW YORK JETS (1-5) at NEW ENGLAND (4-2) Tonight, 8:30 p.m., CBS/NFL Network OPENING LINE – Patriots by 10 RECORD VS. SPREAD – New York 1-5, New England 3-3 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 56-53-1 LAST MEETING – Jets beat Patriots, 30-27, OT, Oct. 20, 2013 LAST WEEK …

Jets hope to turn season around with upset of Pats

Thursday, October 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots turned their season around in plenty of time. It’s probably too late for the New York Jets, especially if they drop their sixth straight game when they visit the heavily favored …

With RB Ridley hurt, Patriots look to fill gap

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – One thing is certain about the New England Patriots running game. Stevan Ridley won’t be part of it for a while. Just who will play an increased role after the Patriots top rusher suffered a …

Patriots looking impressive, but season-ending injuries dampen the mood

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With two wins and two more serious injuries, the New England Patriots are getting back to normal. They’ve regained their usual dominance after the second biggest loss of Tom Brady’s career. They also lost their …

Pats’ Mayo, Ridley, Connolly leave with injuries

Sunday, October 12, 2014

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick was concerned about the severity of linebacker Jerod Mayo’s right knee injury after a 37-22 victory over the Buffalo Bills yesterday. “Obviously, it was a little bittersweet with …

Brady leads Patriots to 37-22 victory over Bills

Sunday, October 12, 2014

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – After all these years, Tom Brady still has difficulty pinpointing a reason he and the Patriots consistently beat the Buffalo Bills. Brady threw four touchdowns to up his career record to 23-2 against Buffalo …

Most 300-yard passing games in NFL history

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tom Brady became the fifth NFL quarterback with 60 300-yard passing games in the regular season. The top five, with regular season and postseason 300-yard games: Peyton Manning 86 9 Drew Brees 81 6 Dan Marino 63 4 Brett Favre 62 4 Tom Brady 60 6 …

Patriots-Bills capsule

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (3-2) at BUFFALO (3-2) Today, 1 p.m., FOX OPENING LINE – Patriots by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 2-3, Buffalo 3-2 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 66-41-1 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Bills, 34-20, Dec. 29, 2013 LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Bengals, 43-17, …

Bills seek to end role of playing Patriots’ patsy

Sunday, October 12, 2014

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Forget the individual motivation. In the eight months since departing New England and signing with Buffalo, linebacker Brandon Spikes can appreciate what it would mean for the Bills to beat the Patriots today. “I’m …

Patriots’ Revis likely to face Bills rookie Watkins

Saturday, October 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Another week, another tough matchup for Darrelle Revis. The New England cornerback, who has been lining up against the opposition’s top receiver in five games with his new team, wouldn’t commit to doing it again …