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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick watches his team play during the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The patriots won the game 17-16. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Pats’ Belichick now fourth in all-time wins

Monday, December 22, 2014

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick moved into sole possession of fourth place for all-time wins for an NFL coach. 1. Don Shula 347 (328 regular season) 2. George Halas 324 (318 regular season) 3. Tom Landry 270 (250 regular season) 4. Bill Belichick 230 (211 regular season) 5. Curly Lambeau 229 (226 regular season) …

Pats edge Jets, 17-16, clinch first-round playoff bye

Monday, December 22, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs. The only question left is whether the AFC’s road to the Super Bowl will run through New England. Jonas Gray scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter …

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 …

Plenty has changed as Patriots prep for rematch with Dolphins

Sunday, December 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – When the Miami Dolphins played the New England Patriots in the season opener, Knowshon Moreno ran for 134 yards and Tom Brady was sacked four times. Since then, Moreno gained just 14 yards on the …

Today’s Patriots-Dolphins matchup by the numbers

Sunday, December 14, 2014

MIAMI (7-6) at NEW ENGLAND (10-3) Today, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 7.5 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Miami 7-5-1, New England 8-5 SERIES RECORD – Dolphins lead 52-46 LAST MEETING – Dolphins 33, Patriots 20, Sept. 7, 2014 LAST WEEK – Dolphins lost to …

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 …