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Fans cheer on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) as he is carted off the field after being injured against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 30-24. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Patrionts tight end Rob Gronkowski has bone bruise, knee sprain

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski suffered a bone bruise and sprain of his right knee during the New England Patriots’ 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. The tight end will be evaluated on a weekly basis and there is no timetable for his return. “During Sunday night’s game, Rob Gronkowski sustained a bone bruise/sprain of his right …

Eagles hopeful to have QB Sam Bradford against Patriots

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are hopeful quarterback Sam Bradford can return to action as the team takes a three-game losing streak on the road to face the New England Patriots. Bradford, who suffered a concussion and an injury to the AC joint in his left shoulder in the team’s 20-19 loss …

No longer perfect, Patriots look to clinch top playoff spot

Monday, November 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — At least New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t have to answer — or, more precisely, not answer — questions about an undefeated season anymore. The Patriots’ quest for a second perfect regular season came to an end Sunday night with a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. What’s worse, …

Julian Edelman tough to replace for Pats, but Danny Amendola will try

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman’s shoes will be tough to fill, but the New England Patriots have a capable candidate in Danny Amendola. Edelman broke his left foot during the first quarter of New England’s last-second win over the New York Giants last Sunday, leaving quarterback Tom Brady without …

Bills view Patriots game as barometer

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills are not ready to concede the AFC East title to the New England Patriots. The Bills (5-4) are four games back of the Patriots (9-0) in the division and play Monday …

Tom Brady: tough to replace ‘great player’ like Julian Edelman

Monday, November 16, 2015

The New England Patriots are celebrating another victory and lamenting the loss of another key contributor. The Patriots (9-0) remained unbeaten with a last-minute, 27-26 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, but it came at the …

Stephen Gostkowski’s 54-yard FG keeps Patriots unbeaten, 27-26

Sunday, November 15, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There’s an air of invincibility and inevitability about the New England Patriots. Invincible because since January, they haven’t lost. Inevitable because of the feeling they will find a way — something they did in …

Giants RB Shane Vereen sees no weaknesses in his former team: the Patriots

Saturday, November 14, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one on the New York Giants’ roster knows the New England Patriots better than running back Shane Vereen. Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in 2011, learned under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady …

Justin Pugh’s college teammate, Chandler Jones, will prove Giants’ biggest challenge

Friday, November 13, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Giants left guard Justin Pugh knows exactly what he has to do Sunday against New England Patriots pass rusher Chandler Jones. He has since college. The rivalry between he and Jones go back to their Syracuse days, when Pugh and the 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive …

Giants WR Odell Beckham posting big numbers again in 2nd season

Thursday, November 12, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — While the wow factor might be missing from Odell Beckham’s game in his second season in the NFL, the New York Giants receiver is quietly having another big year. Beckham is in the top 10 in the league in six categories — receptions, yards …

NFL’s worst defense has to find a way to slow down Patriots

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If there is a mismatch in the NFL this week, it’s the New York Giants defense against Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots. It’s the well-oiled offensive machine against a banged-up defense …

For Tom Brady, facing Giants could bring back bad memories

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Here’s the closest Tom Brady will come to admitting that two Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants still bother him: “I’d much rather have won them than lost them.” The Patriots quarterback dismissed questions about whether …

Patriots put running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve

Monday, November 9, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have put running back Dion Lewis on injured reserve, ending his season one day after a serious injury to his left knee in a win over Washington. Team officials announced the move …