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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’ Gronkowski not changing style to avoid flags

Friday, November 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Don’t expect a few yellow flags to change the way New England’s Rob Gronkowski plays football. Despite compiling a team-high seven penalties this season, the Patriots’ tight end balked at the suggestion of altering his …

Former NFL QB Doug Flutie says both parents die in same hour

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON – Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie said both of his parents died within an hour of each other. Flutie said Wednesday on his Facebook page that father Dick died of a heart attack in a Florida hospital …

Edelman tough to replace for Pats, but Amendola will try

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Julian Edelman’s shoes will be tough to fill, but the New England Patriots have a capable candidate in Danny Amendola. Edelman broke his left foot during the first quarter of New England’s last-second win over …

Bills view Patriots game as barometer

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills are not ready to concede the AFC East title to the New England Patriots. The Bills (5-4) are four games back of the Patriots (9-0) in the division and play Monday night at New England. “They haven’t won yet, so we …

Patriots lineman Solder reveals that infant son has cancer

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots offensive lineman Nate Solder disclosed that his infant son has cancer. Solder, who earlier this year revealed that he was treated for testicular cancer, told a crowd at a charity event on Monday that his 3-month-old son, Hudson, has a form of …

Patriots’ Edelman out with broken left foot, could potentially return in time for playoffs

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The New England Patriots are celebrating another victory and lamenting the loss of another key contributor. The Patriots (9-0) remained unbeaten with a last-minute, 27-26 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, but it came at the …

Gostkowski’s 54-yard FG keeps Patriots unbeaten, 27-26

Sunday, November 15, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – There’s an air of invincibility and inevitability about the New England Patriots. Invincible because since January, they haven’t lost. Inevitable because of the feeling they will find a way – something they did in …

Patriots make the final play in see-saw fourth quarter

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MOMENTUM SWINGS Fourth quarter Patriots – Gronkowski 76-yard pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 11:33 left Drive: 3 plays, 86 yards, 1:25 New England 24, New York 23 Giants – Brown 29-yard field goal, 1:47 left Drive: 15 plays, 86 yards, 4:14 New York 26, New England 24 Patriots …

Giants’ Vereen sees no weaknesses in his old team

Sunday, November 15, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – No one on the New York Giants’ roster knows the New England Patriots better than running back Shane Vereen. Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in 2011, learned under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady …

Non-winning halfway records don’t doom NFL teams

Sunday, November 15, 2015

In the NFL, a slow start doesn’t doom a team’s playoff hopes. In every season since 1987, at least one team with a .500 or worse record through eight games reached the playoffs. And in the past seven seasons, 15 teams that started 4-4 or worse ended up …

Patriots-Giants capsule

Saturday, November 14, 2015

NEW ENGLAND (8-0) At N.Y. GIANTS (5-4) Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 6½ RECORD VS. SPREAD – Patriots 5-2-1, New York 5-3-1 SERIES RECORD – Giants lead, 6-5 LAST MEETING – Giants beat Patriots, 21-17, Feb. 5, 2012 in Super Bowl LAST WEEK – …

Boston Bobby comic

Saturday, November 14, 2015