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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) lies injured on the field against the Denver Broncos as teammate tight end Scott Chandler (88) trees to help him up during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

With first loss (and Gronk okay), Patriots’ task shifts from perfection to playoff positioning

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – At least New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick doesn’t have to answer – or, more precisely, not answer – questions about an undefeated season anymore. The Patriots’ quest for a second perfect regular season came to an end Sunday night with a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. What’s worse, tight end Rob Gronkowski was injured …

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 …

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 …

Boston Bobby comic

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Pugh’s college teammate Chandler Jones will prove Giants’ biggest challenge

Saturday, November 14, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Giants left guard Justin Pugh knows exactly what he has to do Sunday against New England Patriots pass rusher Chandler Jones. He has since college. The rivalry between he and Jones goes back to …

For Brady, facing Giants could bring back bad memories

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Here’s the closest Tom Brady will come to admitting that two Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants still bother him: “I’d much rather have won them than lost them.” The Patriots quarterback dismissed questions about whether …

FANTASY PLAYS: Another week, more decimating injuries

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

It wouldn’t be an autumn Sunday afternoon in 2015 without the injury bug ruining fantasy football lineups. The damages showed no signs of letting up on Sunday, ending the surprisingly strong season of Patriots running back Dion Lewis, …

Ray Duckler: When celebrating bravery, always be on guard

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Lt. Col. Greg Heilshorn, the New Hampshire National Guard’s public information officer, was fooled, just like the rest of us. Those tributes to our veterans that Heilshorn had been watching during Boston-area sporting events? The feel-good ceremonies about …

Patriots put running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve with torn ACL

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots put running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season one day after a serious injury to his left knee in a win over Washington. The fourth-year pro underwent an …

In AFC East race, Patriots look peerless at halfway point

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NEW YORK – The race is on in the AFC East – for second place. As usual. Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots appear well on their way to running away their seventh straight division title …

Early turnovers help Patriots to 27-10 win over Washington

Monday, November 9, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – It was a little more than 10 minutes into the game and the score was already lopsided. New England touchdowns: 2. Washington total plays from scrimmage: 1. Julian Edelman and LeGarrette Blount had already scored …

Patriots-Redskins capsule

Sunday, November 8, 2015

WASHINGTON (3-4) at NEW ENGLAND (7-0) Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox OPENING LINE – Patriots by 13½ RECORD VS. SPREAD – Redskins 3-4, Patriots 4-2-1 SERIES RECORD – Redskins lead, 6-3 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Redskins, 34-27, Dec. 11, 2011 LAST WEEK – Redskins had bye, beat Buccaneers, …

Halfway to 16-0? Patriots can get there by beating Redskins

Sunday, November 8, 2015

If Tom Brady and the New England Patriots can get past the visiting Washington Redskins on Sunday – and the reigning Super Bowl champions are roughly two-touchdown favorites – they will get to 8-0, halfway to another perfect …

UNH guest lecturers vindicate Patriots in Deflategate

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Three guest lecturers at a unique University of New Hampshire class claim their work has vindicated the New England Patriots of all wrongdoing in the Deflategate scandal. reported MIT engineering professor John Leonard was joined by UNH professors Michael Briggs and Martin Wosnik on Wednesday in leading …

Redskins must remain focused on themselves against Patriots

Friday, November 6, 2015

ASHBURN, Va. – For the Redskins to upset Tom Brady and the undefeated Patriots on Sunday, defensive coordinator Joe Barry says his players need to focus on themselves as much as their opponent. “It’s about us. It’s getting the call, getting lined up, and going and making a …