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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) lies injured on the field against the Denver Broncos as teammate tight end Scott Chandler (88) trees to help him up during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

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, tight end Rob Gronkowski was injured late …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tom Brady focused on facing Dolphins on Thursday

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady has been impressed with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill so far this season. Brady praised the fourth-year Miami Dolphins quarterback ahead of Thursday night’s AFC East matchup. The Patriots star quarterback complimented Tannehill’s accuracy. …

Dolphins try to keep revival going Thursday at New England

Monday, October 26, 2015

DAVIE, Fla. — Dan Campbell needed only two weeks to get the Miami Dolphins out of last place. Reaching first place will take a lot longer, but a win Thursday at New England would be a big step in that direction. The Dolphins (3-3) have saved their season …

Patriots not enamored of Thursday night games

Monday, October 26, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Don’t count New England Patriots player rep Matthew Slater as a supporter of Thursday night football. “You know, I can’t sit here as the player rep of this team and say that I’m a huge …

Brady, unbeaten Patriots turn it on in 4th, beat Jets 30-23

Sunday, October 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The fourth quarter started just in time for Tom Brady to overcome some early drops and lead the Patriots on a comeback. And it ended just in time for New England to hold on for …

No more Rex, but Jets-Patriots rivalry is still hot

Saturday, October 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — 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 New York, where he played the first six years of his …

Hearing ends for tipster over Aaron Hernandez jury integrity

Friday, October 23, 2015

FALL RIVER — Imprisoned former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez appeared in court Friday for a hearing called to question an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about the integrity of one of the jurors who convicted him of murder. But it was not immediately clear what happened. …

Jets’ Stevan Ridley ‘fired up’ about possible return vs. Patriots

Thursday, October 22, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — It has been over a year since Stevan Ridley last cradled a football in a game. It’s also the last time he openly wept on the sideline. On Oct. 12, 2014, the then-New England running back took a handoff from Tom Brady late in …

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

Wednesday, October 21, 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’ Darrelle Revis returns to New England as an enemy — again

Wednesday, October 21, 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, …