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Patriots sacks leader Chandler Jones to miss game

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Defensive end Chandler Jones, who leads New England with 4½ sacks, will not play this weekend against the Chicago Bears. The Patriots listed Jones as out for tomorrow’s game with a hip injury. He is expected to be sidelined for about a month. Jones, a third-year pro from Syracuse, had six sacks in 14 games as a rookie and 11½ sacks while starting all 16 games last …

Vereen brothers square off when Bears visit Pats

Friday, October 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Vereen brothers competed hard against each other while growing up in California. Video games. Stickball. Basketball in the backyard. And, of course, football – in the living room. On Sunday, they’ll be on the same field when New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen and Chicago Bears safety Brock …

Another injury puts pressure on Patriots defense

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The “next man up” approach will be tested again after another injury to a key defender for the New England Patriots. Maybe this time they’ll do better. With top tackler Jerod Mayo missing his first game with a season-ending right knee injury, the New York Jets ran over and around …

Patriots offense still struggling after three games

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for …

Other than Edelman, Pats receivers aren’t catching on

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Julian Edelman has been plenty busy, but the Patriots’ other receivers haven’t done much through the first three games. Player Catches TDs Julian Edelman 22 1 Kenbrell Thompkins 6 0 Brandon LaFell 4 0 Danny Amendola 3 0 Aaron Dobson 1 0 …

Patriots’ sluggish offense beats Raiders, 16-9

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots had trouble getting into the end zone. Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made sure the Oakland Raiders stayed out of the end zone in the final minute. An interception by the 325-pound …

Patriots big favorites despite mediocre start

Sunday, September 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots have been mediocre in splitting their first two games. Yet they’re two-touchdown favorites today. No surprise, considering they’re facing the Oakland Raiders. The visitors for the Patriots’ home opener have lost …

Patriots-Raiders capsule

Saturday, September 20, 2014

OAKLAND (0-2) at NEW ENGLAND (1-1) 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 14 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Oakland 1-1, New England 1-1 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 17-15-1 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Raiders, 31-19, Oct. 2, 2011 LAST WEEK – Raiders lost to Texans, 30-14; …

Patriots hope to continue home dominance

Saturday, September 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Stevan Ridley’s father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The running back’s dad sure picked a winner. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at Gillette Stadium starting in 2011, when Ridley was drafted. …

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; …