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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 – OVERALL (3), RUSH (28), PASS (1). …

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 sign McDonald, place Dobson on injured reserve

Thursday, November 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve for the second consecutive season. According to a source close to the team, Dobson suffered a high ankle sprain on a reception during the Patriots’ victory over Buffalo on Monday. Dobson went on the IR last year with a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old Dobson had 13 catches for …

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 …

Brady likes what he sees from offensive line

Friday, November 6, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Despite scoring 36 points in their rout of the Miami Dolphins last Thursday night, Tom Brady says his undefeated New England Patriots could have done more on offense. A scary thought. “I think after every …

With four teams at 7-0, could someone other than the Patriots go undefeated?

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The NFL has four teams at 7-0 for the first time ever, making a league known for its any-given-Sunday parity perhaps the most top-heavy it ever has been. So as the season reaches its midway point for those …