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Bill Belichick, Tom Brady praise Peyton Manning on TD record

Monday, October 20, 2014

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and star quarterback Tom Brady both paid tribute to rival Peyton Manning on Monday, a day after Manning broke Brett Favre’s record for career touchdown passes. “He’d probably be waiting a lot longer to pass that record if he hadn’t played against me so many times,” Belichick quipped to reporters during a conference call. “He certainly threw a lot of them …

Patriots take weekend off after 3 wins in 12 days

Friday, October 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman may spend Sunday afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football on Saturday. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England Patriots deserve a break. So let them chow down while watching other players knock each …

Brady threw 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Jets 27-25

Thursday, October 16, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Chris Jones wasn’t going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night. This time, the New England defensive tackle didn’t commit a penalty to give the Jets kicker another chance. Jones blocked Folk’s 58-yard attempt on the final play …

Patriots not used to slow starts

Friday, September 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots have a little recent team history on their side when they look to even their record Sunday at Minnesota. The Patriots have not started a season 0-2 since 2001, which means it hasn’t happened to them since Tom Brady became the starting …

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson indicted on child abuse, inactive for Sunday’s game vs Patriots

Friday, September 12, 2014

Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend’s …

Rob Gronkowski ready for Game 2 in return from knee injury

Thursday, September 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rob Gronkowski looks to be in midseason form, at least when he’s spiking the ball after a touchdown. The rest of his game might take a while to get there. The New England Patriots star tight …

Patriots defense focusing on RB Adrian Peterson after poor start

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots let Knowshon Moreno run for 134 yards in their season opener. Now they must face Adrian Peterson. Scary? “You know what? I love it,” defensive tackle Sealver Siliga said Wednesday. “This is …

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 …