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Sunday, November 29, 2015

NEW ENGLAND (10-0) at DENVER (8-2) Sunday, 8:30 p.m., NBC OPENING LINE – Patriots by 5 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Patriots 5-3-2, Broncos 6-4 SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead, 28-21 LAST MEETING – Patriots beat Broncos, 43-21, Nov. 2, 2014 LAST WEEK – Patriots beat Bills, 20-13; Broncos beat Bears, 17-15 AP PRO32 RANKING – Patriots No. 1, Broncos No. 5 PATRIOTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (3), RUSH (28), PASS (1). …

This time, Patriots-Broncos is all about defense

Sunday, November 29, 2015

DENVER – For once, the matchup between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos isn’t all about the quarterbacks. With Peyton Manning in a walking cast and Tom Brady’s supporting cast in disarray, this showdown in the snow Sunday night likely comes down to which dominant defense handles the atmosphere, the pressure and …

Patriots sign McDonald, place Dobson on injured reserve

Thursday, November 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve for the second consecutive season. According to a source close to the team, Dobson suffered a high ankle sprain on a reception during the Patriots’ victory over Buffalo on Monday. Dobson went on the IR last year with a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old Dobson had 13 catches for …

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 …

Patriots tweet ‘Butt Fumble’ picture on eve of Jets game

Friday, October 23, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Patriots’ official Twitter account sent out – and then deleted – a picture of the New York Jets’ infamous “butt fumble” as the AFC East rivals approach Sunday’s game in New England. With a …

Jets’ Ridley (knee) practices for first time this season

Thursday, October 22, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – New York Jets running back Stevan Ridley practiced for the first time this season and could face the New England Patriots, his former teammates. Ridley is currently on the physically unable to perform list …

Jets’ Revis returns to New England as an enemy – again

Thursday, October 22, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The last time Darrelle Revis walked off the field at Gillette Stadium, he heard cheers while helping the New England Patriots reach the Super Bowl. He returns to Foxborough on Sunday, but this time …

Patriots’ Brady says he wants to play ‘10 more years’

Thursday, October 22, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Tom Brady has no plans to retire anytime soon. That means the AFC East – and the rest of the NFL, for that matter – might have to deal with the New England Patriots …

Jets promote ex-Patriots wide receiver Thompkins from practice squad

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The New York Jets promoted wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins to the active roster from the practice squad. The move Tuesday comes a day after wide receiver Quincy Enunwa was suspended four games for violating …

Jets climbing in NFL power rankings; next game vs. No. 1 Pats

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

NEW YORK – Other than the NFL’s five remaining unbeaten teams, the New York Jets are the best of the rest in the AP Pro32 power rankings. The Jets climbed two spots to No. 6 in this week’s …

Colts’ fake punt among NFL’s dumbest plays

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Colts’ attempt to fool the Patriots with a fake punt Sunday night only made Indianapolis look foolish. It might not have been the dumbest call or execution of a play in NFL history, but it certainly ranks …

Even with rival Patriots up next, Jets preferring to keep the chatter to a minimum

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – This is the week you could count on, at least twice an NFL season, to hear some pretty good trash talk all the way from New York to Boston. Yep, it’s Jets-Patriots. Bad blood, …

One day later, Pagano’s call just as hard to explain – or defend

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

“Why’d you snap that?” Chuck Pagano demanded when wide receiver Griff Whalen plodded to the sideline following one of the wackiest botched gadget plays in NFL history. “Why’d we try that?” is what the Indianapolis coach should be …