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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, right, watches from the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

Playing Patriots still special for Ryan, Jets

Sunday, December 21, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Rex Ryan still isn’t backing down. Sure, his future with the New York Jets appears dim. But the coach is conceding nothing, and that means he has every intention of beating the New England Patriots today. And, no, he wouldn’t take back his statement shortly after he was hired in 2009 that he didn’t come to …

Patriots-Jets capsule

Saturday, December 20, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (11-3) at NEW YORK JETS (3-11) 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 11. RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 9-5, New York 5-9 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 57-53-1 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Jets, 27-25, Oct. 16, 2014 LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Dolphins, 41-13; Jets beat Titans, 16-11 AP PRO32 RANKING – Patriots No. 1, Jets No. …

Edelman to miss Patriots game vs. Jets

Saturday, December 20, 2014

For the first time in two years, Julian Edelman will miss a game. The Patriots wide receiver did not travel with the team to New York yesterday, according to a report in the Boston Herald, and will not play today against the Jets because of a concussion, according to two sources. Edelman had been limited in practice this week due to both the …

Patriots face Dolphins, positioned to win East

Saturday, December 13, 2014

FOXBOUROUGH, Mass. – Vince Wilfork says the New England Patriots will have more on their minds tomorrow than clinching their sixth straight AFC East title when they host the Miami Dolphins. “For the majority of the time, we’ve been pretty successful around here doing it the right way, …

Pats’ Blount in deal to dismiss pot charge

Thursday, December 11, 2014

PITTSBURGH – New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount would have a marijuana possession charge dismissed if he completes 50 hours of community service by a February court date, a western Pennsylvania judge ruled yesterday. Blount, 28, was …

Bolden makes big impact on Patriots special teams

Thursday, December 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Brandon Bolden figured he’d have to make an impact on special teams with the New England Patriots after a solid career as a college running back. Undrafted rookies don’t get the ball very often in …

Patriots players enjoy revitalizing victory before shifting focus to Miami rematch

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Winning in front of thousands of friendly fans is routine for the New England Patriots – even when they’re playing 3,000 miles from home. The support of the crowd behind the New England sideline and …

Brady’s TD pass ices 23-14 victory for Patriots

Monday, December 8, 2014

SAN DIEGO – Tom Brady jogged off the field, pumping his right fist toward the throng of New England fans in a corner of Qualcomm Stadium. A week in San Diego turned out quite well for the California …

Patriots-Chargers capsule

Saturday, December 6, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (9-3) at SAN DIEGO (8-4) 8:30 p.m., NBC OPENING LINE – Patriots by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 7-5, San Diego 6-6 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 22-15-2 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Chargers, 35-21, Sept. 18, 2011 LAST WEEK – Patriots lost to …

It’s Brady and Gronk vs. Rivers and Gates

Saturday, December 6, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The New England Patriots spent the week in San Diego, where they got rained on like everyone else for a few days. By the time Tom Brady took his spot in front of a bed …

Belichick: Patriots have a lot to get ready for

Saturday, December 6, 2014

SAN DIEGO – New England Coach Bill Belichick said his Patriots have a lot to get ready for with the streaking San Diego Chargers coming up this weekend. “They have a lot of weapons; they do a lot of things well,” Belichick said yesterday as the Patriots neared …

Chargers coordinator Pagano on defending Rob Gronkowski: ‘Pray a lot’

Friday, December 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO – Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has made news before New England’s game with the Chargers. San Diego’s task is limiting his impact on Sunday night. “It’s going to be a huge challenge for us,” Chargers safety Eric Weddle said. “But we are up to it.” …

Rosy backdrop for Brady, Patriots in San Diego

Friday, December 5, 2014

SAN DIEGO – Tom Brady squeezed through a mob of cameramen and reporters and stepped onto a small riser in a courtyard at the University of San Diego. Noticing the backdrop, he smiled. “A rose garden,” the New …

Patriots settle in for week in Southern California

Thursday, December 4, 2014

SAN DIEGO – The New England Patriots settled into their home away from home yesterday. The Patriots practiced at the University of San Diego in preparation for Sunday night’s game against the Chargers. After losing to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, the Patriots flew to Southern California. …

Patriots spend week practicing in warm San Diego

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A week in December in San Diego sounds like an ideal getaway from the cold weather for the New England Patriots. For Coach Bill Belichick, it sure beats bundling up in a hoodie with a cap pulled over …