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President Barack Obama, flanked by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, left, and team owner Robert Kraft, holds a New England Patriots jersey while posing photo during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 23, 2015, where the president honored the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl XLIX victory. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Obama lauds Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots, cracks a few jokes along the way

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As much as the president, a loyal Chicago Bears fan, might prefer otherwise – even he can’t deny it: Washington, he’s realized, is New England Patriots country. “For some reason that I don’t fully understand, there is a disproportionate number of Patriots fans in the White House,” Obama said, kicking off a ceremony to honor the Super Bowl champions in …

Patriots’ Nate Solder had testicular cancer surgery last year

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder had surgery for testicular cancer last spring then went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory. Teammate Matthew Slater said yesterday he was aware of it and the way Solder “handled that last year was really admirable with so much …

Patriots secondary will have yet another new look

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Devin McCourty was asked if he was surprised Darrelle Revis left the New England Patriots to return to the New York Jets. “Who?” the Patriots’ free safety said with a laugh on Tuesday. “Revis?” Asked if he’s no longer allowed to mention the cornerback’s name because he’s no longer with the team, McCourty simply said, “We’re still friends.” The Super …

Source: Edelman passed concussion test on sideline during Super Bowl

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

PHOENIX – Julian Edelman passed a concussion test after a big hit in the Super Bowl appeared to leave him groggy, allowing him to continue and catch the winning touchdown a few minutes later, a person with knowledge …

Editorial: Patriots’ historic run feels complete

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots franchise may not be done winning Super Bowls, but Sunday night’s heart-stopping victory over the Seattle Seahawks certainly felt like a circle closing. On Feb. 3, 2002, the Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams, 20-17, to begin a historic …

Ray Duckler: The Butler did what? Here’s hoping he brought spring

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

For me, Malcolm Butler, a household name by now, represents the spring equinox. Butler’s interception saved the Patriots on Sunday, helping them beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, and it also ushered in the end of winter. At least I hope it did. Okay, it’s a …

Carroll’s call, Butler’s pick help Patriots hold onto Super Bowl win

Monday, February 2, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Pete Carroll made the call. Malcolm Butler made the play. The Seahawks coach chose a pass on second-and-goal from the 1 instead of giving it to Marshawn Lynch, and Butler made him pay – stepping …

Patriots Super once again

Monday, February 2, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Tom Brady and the Patriots made this Super Bowl all about football, not footballs. Clutch football, spiced by a sensational fourth-quarter rally and a goal-line, game-saving interception. The record-setting Brady threw for four touchdowns, including …

Tim O'Sullivan: Tom still terrific as a dynasty is reborn

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Lombardi Trophy that Tom Brady held above his head in the confetti last night in Arizona was more than just a reward for staging the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history and leading his team to a …

On Super Bowl Sunday, Tilton’s cinema becomes Smitty’s Stadium

Monday, February 2, 2015

Some football fans spend thousands on their home theater setups, with the biggest, newest screens and booming audio coming from every direction. Others, like hundreds in the Concord area did yesterday, just go to Smitty’s Cinema in Tilton. …

Tim Dahlberg column: Think you know the Super Bowl? Take the quiz

Sunday, February 1, 2015

PHOENIX – By now, even the most casual fan has learned that Marshawn Lynch is interesting only because he refuses to say anything. Richard Sherman? He talks all the time and provides far more insight to the Super …

Seahawks vs. Patriots: key matchups in Super Bowl

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Matchups for the Super Bowl today between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium: When the Seahawks (14-4) have the ball: If the Patriots can tame the Beast, they will have a big …

Seahawks repeat a scary prospect for NFL

Sunday, February 1, 2015

PHOENIX – Here are some scary thoughts for the rest of the NFL: A win tonight will stamp the Seahawks as one of the best teams of the Super Bowl era. And, given Seattle’s makeup and philosophy, the …

Record defense is why Seattle will win second straight

Sunday, February 1, 2015

PHOENIX – The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football. And as we saw …

Patriots should edge Seahawks for fourth Super Bowl win

Sunday, February 1, 2015

PHOENIX – Go ahead, pile on the Patriots. Declare the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era over after they split their first four games this season. Call them cheaters when their footballs lose too much air. Predict the Legion of …