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Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler (17) celebrates his touchdown pass to wide receiver Andre Caldwell, not seen, with Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson (22) during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DOUBLE WHAMMY Gronkowski injures knee as Patriots lose for first time in OT

Monday, November 30, 2015

DENVER — Tom Brady lost yet another one of his trusted targets and this time he also lost a game. C.J. Anderson scored on a 48-yard run with 12:32 left in overtime, powering the Denver Broncos past the New England Patriots 30-24 on a snowy Sunday night. Watching from the cozy indoors at field level was Peyton Manning as Brock …

This time, Patriots-Broncos is all about defense

Saturday, November 28, 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 …

DeMarcus Ware joins Payton Manning on the sideline again

Friday, November 27, 2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Here’s a bit of good news for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, who are dealing with a reshuffled offensive line and rash of injuries at receiver: DeMarcus Ware’s lower back injury will keep him out of Sunday night’s showdown with the Denver Broncos. Ware hasn’t played since aggravating …

Halfway to 16-0? Patriots can get there by beating Redskins

Saturday, November 7, 2015

If Tom Brady and the New England Patriots can get past the visiting Washington Redskins on Sunday — and the reigning Super Bowl champions are roughly two-touchdown favorites — they will get to 8-0, halfway to another perfect …

Judge rejects bid from ex-Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez player to toss evidence

Friday, November 6, 2015

BOSTON — A judge rejected a request Friday from Aaron Hernandez to invalidate a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle they say the former New England Patriots player was driving when he allegedly shot two men in 2012. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty in the …

Tom Brady likes what he sees from offensive line

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Despite scoring 36 points in their rout of the Miami Dolphins last Thursday night, Tom Brady says his undefeated New England Patriots could have done more on offense. A scary thought. “I think after every …

Patriots not overlooking struggling Redskins

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP)— The New England Patriots are experienced with not overlooking any opponent regardless of the records coming into a game. “That’s for sure. I’m sure (coach) Bill (Belichick) will put you in the right place if …

Patriots overcoming injuries on offensive line

Monday, November 2, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — The revolving door that has been the New England offensive line has more than held its own in helping the Patriots win their first seven games of the season. “It’s a hard-working group,” coach Bill …

Patriots-Broncos could be a perfect matchup, and a tough ticket

Monday, November 2, 2015

DENVER — The chances of New England and Denver both being 10-0 when they meet later this month: Not such a longshot. The odds of getting tickets for an historic matchup like that: Start saving now. The Broncos …

Patriots RB Dion Lewis jukes his way into big play

Friday, October 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones was impressed with Dion Lewis and wanted the entire locker room to know it. Walking past a crowd of reporters after the Patriots’ 36-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins …

Dolphins left reeling from injuries and rout at New England

Friday, October 30, 2015

DAVIE, Fla. — Now that the Miami Dolphins have undergone a reality check also known as playing at New England, they can resume their chase for a wild-card berth. The AFC East title is clearly out of reach. …

Brady, Patriots rout Dolphins 36-7 to improve to 7-0

Thursday, October 29, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady slammed the ball after taking a sack, got up and threw a touchdown pass on the next play to finish off another stellar performance. Even when they look sluggish, Brady and the New England …

Dolphins’ turnaround gets tested by Brady and Patriots

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Miami Dolphins are playing so well that Reshad Jones’ somersault celebration has become a weekly feature, and he hopes to break it out against Tom Brady in prime time. Jones has scored on an interception return two …