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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 …

Raiders could be down two starters on defense

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Already staggering from back-to-back poor performances, the Oakland Raiders will likely be without two of their starting linebackers for tomorrow’s game in New England. Middle linebacker Nick Roach is still recovering from a concussion he suffered during the preseason and has only recently returned to …

Brady’s favorites carry bulk of pass offense

Thursday, September 18, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman …

Patriots not happy with offense after 30-7 victory over Minnesota

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots host the Oakland Raiders this week hoping to rediscover their normally potent offense. The Patriots moved to 1-1 with Sunday’s 30-7 win at Minnesota. But after the game, which saw the …

Patriots smother Cassel, Vikings in 30-7 victory

Monday, September 15, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson’s absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. Six sacks, four interceptions from Matt Cassel and a blocked field goal for a touchdown …

Patriots to get a close-up look at Vikings’ dynamic Patterson

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS – There’s not much to regret for the New England Patriots over the last decade-plus. They’ve been by most accounts the NFL’s most successful franchise during that time. Even if there is a legitimate second guess or …

Patriots-Vikings capsule

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NEW ENGLAND (0-1) at MINNESOTA (1-0) 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Patriots 0-1, Vikings 1-0 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 7-4 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Vikings, 28-18, on Oct. 31, 2010 LAST WEEK – Patriots lost to Dolphins, 33-20; …

Gronk ready for Game 2 in return from knee injury

Friday, September 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star …

Pats defense focusing on Vikings’ Peterson after poor start

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots let Knowshon Moreno run for 134 yards in their season opener. Now they must face Adrian Peterson. Scary? “You know what? I love it,” defensive tackle Sealver Siliga said yesterday. “This …

Patriots’ McDaniels wants improvement vs. Vikings

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels knows the Patriots’ offense needs a better performance against Minnesota than it showed against Miami. After taking a 20-10 halftime lead, the Patriots wilted in the Florida heat and …

Bad day, rather than bad team, seems culprit for Patriots’ loss

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NEW YORK – Yes, the NFL tends to mess with your mind. So here’s something football fans haven’t seen in a long time: New England alone at the bottom of the AFC East standings. Don’t count on it …

Last-place Pats? True, after Miami rallies, 33-20

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Rob Gronkowski delivered one of his signature spikes after a touchdown grab, then saw Tom Brady sprinting toward where he stood in the end zone. Brady head-butted his tight end, then whacked him in …

Patriots opening-game win streak ends at 10

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Patriots had won on opening day the last 10 years until yesterday’s loss at Miami. 2014 Dolphins 33, Patriots 20 2013 Patriots 23, Bills 13 2012 Patriots 34, Titans 13 2011 Patriots 38, Dolphins 24 2010 Patriots 38, Bengals 24 2009 Patriots 25, Bills 24 2008 Patriots …