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New England Patriots outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower, rear, tackles Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) alongside Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Darrelle Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets’ enemy

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets. Not this way, though. This time around, he’s an enemy. He’s a member of the playoff-bound New England Patriots now, and walking into MetLife Stadium on Sunday with the Jets’ AFC East rivals likely won’t be the same experience he’s …

Patriots expect tough game against Jets, really

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — With straight faces, the New England Patriots always find something to praise about their next opponent, no matter how bad that team’s record may be. “They’ve got a real good defense,” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday. “We’re anticipating their best game.” “We have to play our best football to win,” …

Patriots defense getting healthier, stingier

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Chandler Jones is tackling the quarterback again, Vince Wilfork is stuffing the middle and Darrelle Revis is smothering receivers. The New England Patriots defense is getting stingier and healthier as the playoffs approach. Tom Brady and his prolific offense enjoy watching that from the sideline. “There’s pressure to score every time …

Bill Belichick, Robert Kraft may testify in Aaron Hernandez trial

Monday, December 1, 2014

BOSTON — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft are listed as possible witnesses by prosecutors in the upcoming murder trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. In court papers released Monday, Hernandez’s …

Rodgers, Pack hold off Brady, Pats in first matchup between star QBs

Sunday, November 30, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — If this was a Super Bowl preview, with Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady in starring roles, the NFL will be thrilled. Rodgers threw for 368 yards and two touchdowns, Eddie Lacy powered for key …

Patriots-Packers could be shootout, title preview

Saturday, November 29, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Two star quarterbacks. Two championship-winning coaches. Two of the NFL’s marquee franchises. Toss in the iconic venue of Lambeau Field, and Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers shapes up …

Improving Packers defense gets test with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski

Friday, November 28, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Micah Hyde has seen the film of New England’s Rob Gronkowski, and he is understandably impressed. The Green Bay Packers safety would be just fine if didn’t have to cover the Patriots’ 6-foot-6 behemoth …

Watch No. 12: Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers

Thursday, November 27, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers really do have a lot in common. During this season’s first month, the star quarterbacks of the Patriots and Packers were facing questions about their teams’ slow starts. It’s no coincidence …

Patriots sign special teams ace Matthew Slater to 2-year contract extension

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — NFL Players Association records show New England special teams captain Matthew Slater has signed a two-year contract extension. Slater called the extension “humbling” on Wednesday but declined to go into details. The Patriots don’t announce contract extensions. The total value of the deal is $4 …

Boston wants to take Olympics back to school

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON — Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals. Welcome to the University Games. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer …

Patriots seek to slow down fast-starting Packers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots are one of the NFL’s best teams in the first half. Just not as good as the fast-starting Green Bay Packers when they’re at home. That’s where the Patriots (9-2) will be …

Packers offensive linemen power through injuries

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. — While their teammates were in the end zone celebrating another score, offensive linemen Josh Sitton and T.J. Lang walked slowly back toward the Packers sideline. After another successful drive, it was time for the …

Patriots get another blowout win against top team

Monday, November 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have piled up points and big victory margins against NFL division leaders. Now they’re preparing to face another one and leaving all those routs behind. “Nobody is happier than I am when …