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Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack (52) pressures New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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 Wilfork near his goal line gave the heavily favored Patriots the ball with 51 seconds left, and they ran out the clock … 0

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 14 straight games in the Eastern time zone. They start a rookie quarterback who hasn’t … 0

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 beat Vikings, 30-7 RAIDERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (31), RUSH (31), PASS (23). RAIDERS DEFENSE … 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

Develin’s versatility could help Pats at tight end

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski isn’t ready for full-time activity. Michael Hoomanawanui has been sidelined the past two practices. The New England Patriots are short-handed at tight end, so James Develin is getting another chance to show the … 0

Pats DT Siliga hopes to build on last year’s play

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Sealver Siliga knows about trying to stand out in a crowd. The youngest of 11 siblings finally found steady work with the New England Patriots after being let go by three NFL teams. Now he’s … 0

Arizona training sessions a bonding experience for Patriots secondary

Monday, July 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The downpour began as practice was about to end for the Patriots on Sunday. It was nothing like the conditions in Arizona where four New England defensive backs had prepared for training camp. “You play … 0

Patriots cut WR Greg Orton, sign 2 other WRs

Monday, July 28, 2014

The New England Patriots released wide receiver Greg Orton two days after he suffered a leg injury. Orton was taken off the practice field on a cart Friday just two days after signing as a free agent. He was on the practice squads of Denver for part of … 0

Veteran defensive end Will Smith eager for fresh start with Patriots

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – After missing last season with a knee injury, Will Smith is thrilled to be back on the field. Now, the 33-year-old defensive end has a job to win. “It feels good,” Smith said yesterday, after … 0

Gronk’s back: Star tight end practices with Pats

Saturday, July 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Rob Gronkowski ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage. He didn’t cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills. The oft-injured tight end for the … 0