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New York Jets defensive backs Calvin Pryor (25) and Kyle Wilson (20) tackle New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (11) during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Patriots take weekend off after three wins in 12 days

Saturday, October 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Julian Edelman may spend tomorrow afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football today. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England Patriots deserve a break. So let them chow down while watching other players knock each other around. “Obviously, you’re going to feel …

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 37-22 victory at Buffalo. New England signed running back Jonas Gray and offensive lineman Chris …

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 goal attempt and the defensive tackle’s teammates rushed onto the field to celebrate their surprisingly …

Chiefs, Patriots could be battle in trenches

Monday, September 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It doesn’t seem to matter much to Chiefs Coach Andy Reid whether it’s Jamaal Charles or Knile Davis in the backfield. Or Cyrus Gray, for that matter. After building a reputation as a guru …

Patriots-Bills game in October moved from CBS to Fox

Monday, September 29, 2014

Changing networks An AFC East showdown will air on Fox as part of the NFL’s new “cross-flexing.” The league said yesterday that the Oct. 12 game between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills will be on Fox instead of CBS, which owns the AFC package. The policy …

Chiefs’ Kelce, Pats’ Gronk have much in common

Saturday, September 27, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Travis Kelce snagged the pass from Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. He raced toward the sideline and then turned up field, diving from about the 4-yard line and just nicking the pylon. The 20-yard touchdown …

Chiefs’ Reid hopeful Charles available vs. Pats

Friday, September 26, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Chiefs Coach Andy Reid expects star running back Jamaal Charles to be ready for Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots. Charles was back on the practice field yesterday after missing last week’s …

Patriots’ Hightower improving in solid defense

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Dont’a Hightower and the New England Patriots defense have made great strides since their season-opening loss. Their past two opponents totaled one offensive touchdown. And the third-year linebacker had 15 tackles and two sacks in …

With offense off, Patriots D steps up

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – With the offense sputtering and looking for production, the New England defense has stepped up to lead the Patriots to wins the past two weeks. After getting hit with 23 unanswered points in the second …

Patriots offense still struggling after three games

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for …

Other than Edelman, Pats receivers aren’t catching on

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Julian Edelman has been plenty busy, but the Patriots’ other receivers haven’t done much through the first three games. Player Catches TDs Julian Edelman 22 1 Kenbrell Thompkins 6 0 Brandon LaFell 4 0 Danny Amendola 3 0 Aaron Dobson 1 0 …

Patriots’ sluggish offense beats Raiders, 16-9

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made sure the Oakland Raiders stayed out of the end zone in the final minute. An interception by the 325-pound …

Patriots big favorites despite mediocre start

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have been mediocre in splitting their first two games. Yet they’re two-touchdown favorites today. No surprise, considering they’re facing the Oakland Raiders. The visitors for the Patriots’ home opener have lost …

Patriots-Raiders capsule

Saturday, September 20, 2014

OAKLAND (0-2) at NEW ENGLAND (1-1) 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 14 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Oakland 1-1, New England 1-1 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 17-15-1 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Raiders, 31-19, Oct. 2, 2011 LAST WEEK – Raiders lost to Texans, 30-14; …

Patriots hope to continue home dominance

Saturday, September 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Stevan Ridley’s father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The running back’s dad sure picked a winner. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at Gillette Stadium starting in 2011, when Ridley was drafted. …