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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs won 41-14. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Patriots owner Kraft suffered along with fans in rout of Patriots

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart. The offense led by Tom Brady struggled to move the ball. The defense that had been stingy couldn’t stop the Kansas City Chiefs from reeling off long gains. And Bill Belichick lost by at least 27 points for just …

Judge hearing Aaron Hernandez bid to suppress evidence

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — A Massachusetts prosecutor in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez testified Tuesday against his lawyers’ efforts to suppress cellphone evidence, saying they had agreed to turn the phone over to investigators. Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg said Hernandez’s lawyers told him in an …

Charles sends Chiefs to 41-14 rout of Patriots

Monday, September 29, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jamaal Charles proved he is back to full speed for the Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady is still stuck in neutral for the New England Patriots. Charles returned from an injury to score three touchdowns Monday night, Brady was picked off twice by the opportunistic Chiefs, and Kansas City …

Tom Brady and Matt Cassel square off for 1st time

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Take away the super model wife, the Ugg boots commercials and the three Super Bowl trophies. Take away the two MVP awards and the guest appearances on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons.” Take …

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels wants improvement vs Vikings

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels knows the Patriots’ offense needs a better performance against Minnesota than it showed against Miami. After taking a 20-10 halftime lead, the Patriots wilted in the Florida heat and …

Patriots deal with 1st opening-day loss in 11 years

Monday, September 8, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The offensive line couldn’t protect Tom Brady. The defensive line couldn’t stop Knowshon Moreno. The bottom line: The New England Patriots’ streak of winning season openers is over at 10 games. So it must have felt …

Aaron Hernandez seeks to suppress phone evidence

Monday, September 8, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — Lawyers for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez are asking a judge to suppress evidence from his cellphone, saying state police investigating a murder case didn’t have a proper warrant to take the phone from them at their office. The motion was …

Week 1 shocker: Patriots in cellar

Monday, September 8, 2014

NEW YORK — Yes, the NFL tends to mess with your mind. So here’s something football fans haven’t seen in a long time: New England alone at the bottom of the AFC East standings. Don’t count on it …

Patriots drop season opener in Miami, 33-20

Sunday, September 7, 2014

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Rob Gronkowski delivered one of his signature spikes after a touchdown grab, then saw Tom Brady sprinting toward where he stood in the end zone. Brady head-butted his tight end, then whacked him in …

Patriots QB Tom Brady practices after 1-day absence

Friday, September 5, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Tom Brady is practicing again with the New England Patriots and looking forward to playing in the season opener. The star quarterback returned to practice Friday after a one-day absence that the team attributed to …

In Year 3, Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill looks to take step forward

Friday, September 5, 2014

DAVIE, Fla. — Ryan Tannehill was barely a teenager when Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl. The 25-year-old Miami Dolphins’ quarterback had all the predictable idols growing up, names like Dan Marino, Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning on the list. And of course, …

Patriots offensive line fills vacancy left by Logan Mankins

Thursday, September 4, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Logan Mankins is with Tampa Bay and there’s a question mark at the left guard position he held for nine years with New England. Josh Kline is listed as the starter for the Patriots after limited …

Tom Brady skips practice with calf injury

Thursday, September 4, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Tom Brady is nursing a calf injury that forced him to miss practice for New England’s opener Sunday at Miami. The Patriots announced the reason for the quarterback’s absence Thursday in their daily participation and injury report. He was the only player added to the …