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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates his second touchdown pass to Timothy Wright in the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Patriots and Packers meet in battle of NFL’s latest dominant teams

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. “Nobody is happier than I am when we win, but right now all that doesn’t really mean anything going into Green Bay,” Coach Bill Belichick said yesterday. “They’re …

Brady passes Patriots to 34-9 win over Lions

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots showed off their passing game one week after a brilliant rushing performance. The outcome was the same: a blowout win over a top team. Throw in a defense that held the Detroit Lions without a touchdown and two outstanding special teams plays, and the team with …

Patriots produce on offense

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tom Brady 38-for-53, 349 yards, 2 TDs Julian Edelman 11 catches, 89 yards Brandon LaFell 9 catches, 98 yards Tim Wright 5 catches, 2 TDs LeGarrette Blount 12 carries, 78 yards, 2 TDs 439 total yards – 349 passing, 90 rushing …

With win over Broncos, Patriots position themselves in front of AFC race

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots were reeling from the second worst loss of the Belichick-Brady era when the disappointed but determined quarterback took a moment to look ahead. “We need to make sure we never have …

Brady outduels Manning; Patriots roll over Broncos, 43-21

Monday, November 3, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The chant began midway through the fourth quarter with the latest matchup between the all-time great quarterbacks long ago decided: “Brady’s Better.” On this day, Tom Brady and his New England Patriots certainly were the …

Broncos-Patriots capsule

Sunday, November 2, 2014

DENVER (6-1) at NEW ENGLAND (6-2) 4:25 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Broncos by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Denver 4-3, New England 4-4 SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead, 28-20 LAST MEETING – Broncos beat Patriots, 26-16, AFC championship game, Jan. 19, 2014 LAST WEEK – Broncos beat …

Marquee matchup: Manning vs. Brady for 16th time

Sunday, November 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady says Peyton Manning “does everything right.” Manning has read that Brady “wants to play until he’s into his mid-40s ... and he could probably do it.” As usual, the stars of the richest …

Talib even-keeled about his return to New England

Saturday, November 1, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Another year, another homecoming for a Patriot-turned-Bronco star. Last season, it was Wes Welker returning to Foxborough, and that one didn’t go very well. His punt return gaffe late in overtime led to Stephen Gostkowski’s 31-yard field goal that completed New England’s comeback from a …

Brady focused on Denver defense, not on Manning

Thursday, October 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Fans get another chance to gauge the relative greatness of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning when the quarterbacks meet for the 16th time. Brady will be analyzing something more important. The New England Patriots star …

Pats sign DL Branch, release LB Skinner

Thursday, October 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots signed defensive lineman Alan Branch and released linebacker Deontae Skinner. Branch was cut by Buffalo on Aug. 24, one day after being arrested on a drunken-driving charge. He spent four seasons with Arizona after being drafted in the second round in …

Patriots praise Manning’s neck surgery recovery

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia didn’t hesitate yesterday when asked about Peyton Manning’s arm strength three years after major neck surgery. “I think Peyton Manning’s arm strength is just fine,” Patricia said on a conference call, as the Patriots began to prepare for …

Patriots trade for linebacker Jonathan Casillas

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The New England Patriots acquired reserve linebacker Jonathan Casillas from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before yesterday’s trading deadline. Casillas started the first three games of the season before losing the strong-side linebacker’s job to Danny Lansanah, who has returned two interceptions for touchdowns. The Bucs sent him and …

Patriots must refocus after blowout win with explosive Broncos up next

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A smiling Jonas Gray stood at the more prominent locker he got after being promoted from the Patriots practice squad. He showed he belongs by rushing for 86 yards in his second NFL game, a …

Brady throws 5 TDs as Patriots rout Bears, 51-23

Monday, October 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Nearly every time Tom Brady dropped back, he hit his target. In one of the best performances of his brilliant career, the New England Patriots quarterback threw five touchdown passes and completed 30 of 35 …

Brady-Gronkowski most prolific scoring tandem in Patriots history

Monday, October 27, 2014

With Tom Brady’s three touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski, the pair has the most TD connections in Patriots history. QB Player TDs Tom Brady Rob Gronkowski 48 Drew Bledsoe Ben Coates 45 Tom Brady Randy Moss 39 Steve Grogan Stanley Morgan 39 …