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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel, left, throws under pressure from New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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 defense pick off four of Matt Cassel’s passes and turn a blocked field goal into a touchdown, much of the talk was … 0

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 doomed the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, as the Patriots breezed to a 30-7 win, Coach Bill … 0

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 two, well, they’d hardly admit to one. Playing the Minnesota Vikings, though, at least provides … 0

Patriots get defensive end Worthy from Packers

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. – The New England Patriots acquired injured lineman Jerel Worthy from the Green Bay Packers in a trade pending a physical for the defensive end. The Packers will get a still-to-be announced draft pick, the … 0

Patriots, Eagles continue acclimation process in joint practices

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Jeremy Maclin ran past Darrelle Revis along the right side and hauled in a long touchdown pass. Not to worry, Patriots fans. It was just part of a joint practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and … 0

Recovering Gronkowski works with Brady, Revis

Monday, August 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski is getting some help from a couple of very talented friends as he continues his comeback from knee surgery: Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis. As the New England Patriots prepare for their second … 0

Belichick looking forward to practices with Eagles

Monday, August 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick is looking forward to this week’s joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles for the second straight year. “This will be a good opportunity for our team to play against … 0

Patriots’ loss shows backup quarterbacks need work

Saturday, August 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady watched his backups get plenty of playing time in the New England Patriots exhibition opener. The conclusion was clear: Brady had better stay healthy. Ryan Mallett struggled in Thursday night’s 23-6 loss to … 0

Brady sits; RG3 gets a series as Redskins top Pats, 23-6

Friday, August 8, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. – Tom Brady and the New England Patriots starters pretty much had their way against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins during three days of joint practices. No sense in rubbing it in when they … 0

Practices top game for Patriots, Redskins starters

Thursday, August 7, 2014

WASHINGTON – In some ways, the preseason opener between the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins is very much an afterthought. For the regulars, the real work has already been accomplished. The teams went head-to-head over three days … 0

Five things to watch in Patriots’ preseason opener against Redskins

Thursday, August 7, 2014

It’s here. Patriots (pre)season begins tonight, and the return of the Flying Elvis helmets stirs blood across New England. That first-glimpse excitement will start in warmups, continue to opening kickoff at 7:30 p.m. … then quickly fade when … 0

Brady shines at Patriots-Redskins practice

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Tom Brady moved the ball with ease against the Washington Redskins during the two-minute drill, completing 9 of 10 passes in two scoring drives. Robert Griffin III lacked the same polish and precision when it … 0

Patriots see life on the other side in joint practices with Redskins

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Bill Belichick said the Washington Redskins were almost his “second home” during his first NFL season as a low-level assistant with the Baltimore Colts. It seems Ted Marchibroda didn’t change a thing after going from … 0

Redskins eager to see new faces as Patriots visit camp

Monday, August 4, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. – Since suiting up for training camp on July 23, the Washington Redskins have practiced in shells and in full pads. They’ve held walkthroughs and collided in live drills. They’ve worked on fundamentals and practice plays scripted for the red zone. They’ve squared off one-on-one, seven-on-seven … 0

James White off to impressive start at Pats camp

Friday, August 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady has been impressed by rookie running back James White. “He’s done a great job since he got here,” the New England quarterback said of White, the Patriots’ fourth-round draft pick out of Wisconsin. … 0