Patriots

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) runs with the ball as Miami Dolphins defensive end Olivier Vernon (50) gives chase in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Pat s expect tough game vs. 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,” defensive end Chandler Jones said, “and I … 0

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 … 0

Patriots chase bigger goals after clinching division

Monday, December 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The souvenirs from Darrelle Revis’ first division title in his brilliant eight-year career were safely stowed in his bag. For long-time New England players, the T-shirt with the message “PATRIOTS RUN THE EAST” and the championship hat are just the latest in a huge collection — six straight AFC East titles … 0

Patriots a measuring stick for Luck, Colts

Friday, November 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck has lived with his mistakes from last year’s loss to the Patriots all through the offseason. It’s time to move on. The Colts’ quarterback, who threw four interceptions in last season’s playoff loss to New England, is ready to make amends in Round 3. … 0

Patriots D preparing to stop Colts QB Luck

Thursday, November 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England quarterback Tom Brady this week praised nearly everything about Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck. On Thursday, Pats defenders said they also admire the guy they’re hoping to stop. “He’s a leader, he’s everything you want in a football player, and especially to be a quarterback,” … 0

Colts gear up for Brady factor

Thursday, November 13, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts defense is well aware of the task at hand. The players know exactly what Tom Brady is capable of. “Probably the best quarterback in the NFL right now,” Indianapolis cornerback Greg Toler said. “A Hall of Fame quarterback with three Super Bowls,” added defensive … 0

Pats preparing for indoor showdown vs. Colts

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — No matter what the weather conditions are, the New England Patriots rarely lose at home. Practicing in the rain, wind and cold prepares them for games in often frosty Foxborough. Well, Pats quarterback Tom Brady can leave the gloves and long underwear at home this week … 0

Top placekickers will meet when Patriots take on Colts

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — One after another, Stephen Gostkowski’s kicks keep going through the uprights. Just like Adam Vinatieri’s. Don’t expect any misses when Gostkowski and the player he replaced as the New England Patriots kicker nearly a decade ago play on the same field Sunday night. Gostkowski is on … 0

Pats return from bye focused on Colts

Monday, November 10, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots went into their bye week after facing the NFL’s highest scoring team and its outstanding quarterback. They face a similar challenge in their first game back and hoping for a similar result. … 0

Brady, Patriots top AP Pro32 rankings

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

NEW YORK — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back where they have been for so much of the Bill Belichick era. On top of the NFL. The Patriots dominated Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-21 on Sunday in the much-anticipated matchup between two of … 0

Patriots crush Denver

Sunday, November 2, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The chant began midway through the fourth quarter with the latest matchup between the all-time great quarterbacks long ago decided: “Brady’s Better.” On this day, Tom Brady and his New England Patriots certainly were the superior … 0

Brady focused on Denver D, not Manning

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Fans get another chance to gauge the relative greatness of Tom Brady and Peyton Manning when the quarterbacks meet for the 16th time. Brady will be analyzing something more important. The New England Patriots star will have his eyes on an improved Denver Broncos defense that … 0

Pats praise Peyton’s courage

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia didn’t hesitate Tuesday when asked about Peyton Manning’s arm strength three years after major neck surgery. “I think Peyton Manning’s arm strength is just fine,” Patricia said on a conference call, as the Patriots began to prepare for a … 0