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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, right, watches from the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/James Kenney)

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 in 2009 that he didn’t come to …

Patriots-Jets capsule

Saturday, December 20, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (11-3) at NEW YORK JETS (3-11) 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 11. RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 9-5, New York 5-9 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 57-53-1 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Jets, 27-25, Oct. 16, 2014 LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Dolphins, 41-13; Jets beat Titans, 16-11 AP PRO32 RANKING – Patriots No. 1, Jets No. …

Edelman to miss Patriots game vs. Jets

Saturday, December 20, 2014

For the first time in two years, Julian Edelman will miss a game. The Patriots wide receiver did not travel with the team to New York yesterday, according to a report in the Boston Herald, and will not play today against the Jets because of a concussion, according to two sources. Edelman had been limited in practice this week due to both the …

Patriots continue road trip to San Diego with margin for error down to zero

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The New England Patriots brought the NFL’s longest winning streak this season to Green Bay. They continued their cross-country road trip without it. Their 26-21 loss to the Packers in the matchup of top title contenders Sunday makes …

Belichick, Kraft possible witnesses in upcoming Aaron Hernandez trial

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft are listed as possible witnesses by prosecutors in the upcoming murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. In a motion released yesterday, Hernandez’s lawyers asked …

Patriots offense cools off to end November

Sunday, November 30, 2014

After a hot stretch of three impressive November wins, the Patriots offense went cold yesterday. Opponent DEN IND DET GB Total yards 398 501 439 320 Passing yards 332 257 349 236 Rushing yards 66 244 90 84 Touchdowns 5 6 4 3 Field goals 3 0 2 0 Points 43 42 34 21 …

Patriots fall 26-21 to Packers in thriller

Sunday, November 30, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. – In a quiet locker room, Tom Brady sat alone and stewed about missed opportunities. This was one tough night for the New England Patriots. Brady threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns, but got …

Preview capsule for Patriots-Packers

Saturday, November 29, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (9-2) at GREEN BAY (8-3) tOday, 4:25 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Packers by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD – New England 7-4, Green Bay 5-5-1 SERIES RECORD – Tied 5-5 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Packers, 31-27, Dec. 19, 2010 LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Lions, …

Some old-school running could helps Pats make history at Lambeau

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bill Belichick loves football history, and with his team traveling to Green Bay this week, Professor Belichick has plenty of lecture material – Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, The Ice Bowl, The Frozen Tundra, Titletown, USA. “Coach is really …

Patriots vs. Packers could be Super Bowl preview

Saturday, November 29, 2014

New England at Green Bay features the two best teams with the most potent offenses in the NFL at the moment. It’s being billed in some quarters as a Super Bowl preview and, if so, watch how Pats …

Bush determined to play for Packers vs. Patriots

Friday, November 28, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. – In Jarrett Bush’s mind, the only place he’s questionable for tomorrow’s game against the New England Patriots is on the official injury report. The Green Bay Packers special teams ace missed last Sunday’s game …

Contrary to Belichick’s words, Brady and Rodgers have plenty in common

Friday, November 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common. During this season’s first month, the star quarterbacks of the Patriots and Packers were facing questions about their teams’ slow starts. It’s no …

Editorial: Be thankful, New England sports fans

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Life tends to hit its stride on Thanksgiving. Dinnertime isn’t a hurdle to be cleared, hugs are doled out a little less awkwardly, and excess calories and laziness aren’t only accepted, they’re expected. For a day, the tiresome mental newsreel that plays on an endless loop in the …

Lions center Raiola fined $10,000 by NFL

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NEW YORK – Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola was fined $10,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness for a striking an opponent at New England on Sunday. The play was on a third-and-9 from the Detroit 35 with 57 seconds remaining. He struck the Patriots’ Zach Moore. The …

Patriots sign Slater to 2-year contract extension

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – NFL Players Association records show New England special teams captain Matthew Slater signed a two-year contract extension. Slater called the extension “humbling” yesterday but declined to go into details. The Patriots don’t announce contract extensions. …