New England Patriots defensive end Dominique Easley, center, tackles Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, right, as he releases a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. Patriots' Tavon Wilson (27) looks to defend on the play. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Perfect Patriots, Panthers remain 1-2

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

NEW YORK — The New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers remained the league’s only unbeaten teams going into Week 12. Not surprisingly, both teams also retained the top spots in the latest AP Pro32 rankings on Tuesday. The Patriots received 10 of the 12 first-place votes in balloting by the 12 media members who regularly cover the league. The … 0

With Amendola out, Brady could be lacking targets

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady is running out of receivers. Two more New England pass-catchers — Aaron Dobson and Danny Amendola — left Monday night’s game with injuries, leaving Brady to fill in with backups, running backs and a Gronk. The Patriots held on to beat the Buffalo Bills 20-13 and remain undefeated for the season, but Brady had his least efficient game yet, … 0

Rex is vexed by unbeaten Patriots

Sunday, November 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — It’s over. So says Buffalo coach Rex Ryan, who conceded the AFC East to the undefeated New England Patriots this week even though the Bills — and everyone else in the division — still have a mathematical chance to catch the Super Bowl champions. “They are going to win the division,” he said this week as the Bills prepared for a … 0

Patriots’ Gronkowski not about to alter his style to avoid flags

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Don’t expect a few yellow flags to change the way New England’s Rob Gronkowski plays football. Despite compiling a team-high seven penalties this season, the Patriots’ tight end balked at the suggestion of altering his game … 0

Bills view Patriots as barometer

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills are not ready to concede the AFC East title to the New England Patriots. The Bills (5-4) are four games back of the Patriots (9-0) in the division and play Monday … 0

Unbeaten Patriots, Panthers are 1-2

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NEW YORK — A last-second field goal kept the New England Patriots unbeaten, but they’re no longer a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Pro 32 power rankings. Cam Newton has his Carolina Panthers perfect, too, and they … 0

Brady: It’s tough to replace ‘great player’ like WR Edelman

Monday, November 16, 2015

The New England Patriots are celebrating another victory and lamenting the loss of another key contributor. The Patriots (9-0) remained unbeaten with a last-minute, 27-26 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, but it came at the cost of receiver Julian Edelman. The 5-foot-10 former college quarterback … 0

Long FG keeps Pats perfect, 27-26

Sunday, November 15, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Patriots haven’t had a tougher test than the Giants gave them Sunday. New England passed — and remained undefeated — on Stephen Gostkowski’s 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining for a 27-26 … 0

Giants’ Vereen sees no holes in his old team

Thursday, November 12, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one on the New York Giants’ roster knows the New England Patriots better than running back Shane Vereen. Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in 2011, learned under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady … 0

NFL’s worst D must find way to limit Brady

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If there is a mismatch in the NFL this week, it’s the New York Giants defense against Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots. It’s the well-oiled offensive machine against a banged-up defense … 0

Giants could revive bad Brady memories

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Here’s the closest Tom Brady will come to admitting that two Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants still bother him: “I’d much rather have won them than lost them.” The Patriots quarterback dismissed questions about whether … 0

Giants savor real shot at postseason

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Heading into the final seven games of the regular season, things are looking up for the New York Giants. Forget that the Giants (5-4) have to play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots … 0

Patriots are again unanimous top dog

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

NEW YORK — No team has been able to knock off the Patriots so far this season The same holds true in the latest AP Pro32 power rankings released on Tuesday. For the second straight week, the Patriots … 0