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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder walks on the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Broncos bring in Christian Ponder to add depth at QB

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Forget Brady vs. Manning XVII, which won’t happen this weekend and maybe ever. The Denver Broncos (8-2) and New England Patriots (10-0) are focused on protecting their quarterbacks from dominant defenses in their Sunday night showdown so they don’t join so many other NFL signal-callers on the sideline, including Peyton Manning. In Massachusetts, Brady is busy preparing …

Boston Bobby comic strip

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NFL: Officials erred on Bills final play against Pats

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Coach Rex Ryan took the diplomatic approach. The Buffalo coach was told the NFL acknowledged the Bills should have had the chance to run at least one more play in their loss to New England on Monday night. “Sometimes mistakes do happen,” Ryan said Wednesday. “Your reaction at the …

Bill Belichick and Dan Campbell share the same mentor

Friday, October 30, 2015

Dan Campbell can only hope sharing a mentor with Bill Belichick will lead to similar success. Like Belichick, Campbell learned from Bill Parcells. The Hall of Fame coach had great influence on the two men faced each other …

Brady, Patriots rout Dolphins, 36-7, to improve to 7-0

Friday, October 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady slammed the ball after taking a sack, got up and threw a touchdown pass on the next play to finish off another stellar performance. Even when they look sluggish, Brady and the New …

Dolphins’ turnaround gets tested by Brady and Patriots

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Miami Dolphins are playing so well that Reshad Jones’s somersault celebration has become a weekly feature, and he hopes to break it out against Tom Brady in prime time. Jones has scored on an interception return two …

Patriots-Dolphins capsule

Thursday, October 29, 2015

MIAMI (3-3) at NEW ENGLAND (6-0) Thursday, 8:25 p.m., CBS/NFLN OPENING LINE – Patriots by 10½ RECORD VS. SPREAD – Dolphins 3-3, Patriots 3-2-1 SERIES RECORD – Dolphins lead, 52-47 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Dolphins, 41-13, Dec. 14, 2014 LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Jets, 30-23; Dolphins …

Brady has high praise for Tannehill, Dolphins

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady has been impressed with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill so far this season. Brady praised the fourth-year Miami Dolphins quarterback ahead of Thursday night’s AFC East matchup. The Patriots star quarterback complimented Tannehill’s …

Patriots preparing for Thursday game – but not excited to play it

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Don’t count New England Patriots player rep Matthew Slater as a supporter of Thursday night football. “You know, I can’t sit here as the player rep of this team and say that I’m a huge …

Brady, unbeaten Patriots turn it on in fourth, beat Jets, 30-23

Sunday, October 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The fourth quarter started just in time for Tom Brady to overcome some early drops and lead the Patriots on a comeback. And it ended just in time for New England to hold on for …

A look at the Patriots passing vs. rushing stats

Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Patriots went almost exclusively with the passing game to beat the Jets. Passing yards 337 Brady 34-for-54, 355 yards Gronkowski 11 catches, 108 yards, TD Amendola 8 catches, 86 yards, TD Edelman 5 catches, 54 yards Rushing yards 16 Brady 4 carries, 15 yards, TD …

Patriots-Jets capsule

Sunday, October 25, 2015

NEW YORK JETS (4-1) at NEW ENGLAND (5-0) Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS OPENING LINE – Patriots by 9 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Jets 4-1-0, Patriots 3-1-1 SERIES RECORD – Patriots lead, 58-53-1 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Jets, 17-16, Dec. 21, 2014. LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Colts, …

No more Rex, but Jets-Patriots rivalry is still hot

Sunday, October 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Darrelle Revis switched sides in the rivalry between the Patriots and Jets and helped New England win a Super Bowl in his only season there. Then he switched back. Again manning the defensive backfield for …

Jets’ Skrine (concussion) likely to play vs. Patriots

Saturday, October 24, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The New York Jets will likely have cornerback Buster Skrine back in their secondary against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Skrine was listed as probable on the Jets’ injury report Friday despite …

Patriots release DL Khyri Thornton

Friday, October 23, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots released defensive lineman Khyri Thornton from the 53-man roster and offensive lineman Brennan Williams from the practice squad. Thornton was a third-round draft pick by the Packers. The Patriots claimed him off waivers from Green Bay last month. He had already …