Patriots

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reacts at a news conference to wrap up the football team's NFL season, Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. The Denver Broncos beat the Patriots 20-18 in Sunday's AFC Championship in Denver. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pro Roundup: Bruins, Celtics win; Patriots postmortem

Monday, January 25, 2016

Brett Connolly redirected Zdeno Chara’s shot from the point with 1:54 left, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night in Philadelphia. Connolly tipped the wobbly shot and one-hopped the puck past Michel Neuvirth for his seventh goal of the season. Brad Marchand scored a goal for the fifth straight game and Patrice … 0

Broncos deny Patriots’ Super Bowl return, 20-18

Sunday, January 24, 2016

DENVER — No, you’re not seeing things. That really was Peyton Manning lumbering his way down the field for a 12-yard gain and a first down Sunday. And thanks to his defense, that will be Manning — the 39-year-old quarterback who was supposed to be on his way to a retirement party — … 0

Pats, Broncos playing mind games before clash

Thursday, January 21, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Gronk pushes off. Brady whines. If it’s AFC championship week, somebody must be complaining about the New England Patriots. This time around, it’s the Denver Broncos, who have delivered a few hits through the media — both traditional and social — in a not-so-subtle attempt to get inside the heads … 0

Patriots look wrap up No. 1 AFC seed

Friday, December 25, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Division title? Check. A first-round bye? The New England Patriots have that, too. Next up for Tom Brady and Co. is a chance at the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. And, they … 0

Pace on Brady’s terrific career: ‘Blame Mo Lewis’

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Calvin Pace has seen a lot of Tom Brady over the years. Too much, as far as the New York Jets linebacker is concerned. And, way too many losses to the New England Patriots … 0

Hankerson tries to adjust with Pats

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots wide receiver Leonard Hankerson hasn’t been getting much sleep lately. The 26-year-old admitted it has been a juggling act to learn a new playbook in New England while also tending to his wife and three children. “(I’m) trying to get everything down, but … 0

Steven Jackson says he has become Patriots running back

Monday, December 21, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Veteran running back Steven Jackson announced via his Twitter account Monday that he is joining the New England Patriots. The Patriots have been ravaged by injuries, including to running backs Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount. On Monday, Jackson, who hasn’t played this season after spending the … 0

Banged-up Patriots roll past Titans

Sunday, December 20, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots moved one step closer to a first-round bye in playoffs. The Tennessee Titans’ future is even more in doubt. Tom Brady threw for two touchdowns to help the Patriots hold onto the … 0

Patriots rolling, could roll over struggling Titans

Friday, December 18, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — The last time the Tennessee Titans visited New England, the Patriots sent them home with a 59-0 loss. This one could be just as competitive. The Titans (3-10) are already working with an interim coach and … 0

Rob Gronkowski, Delanie Walker 2 of NFL’s best tight ends

Thursday, December 17, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rob Gronkowski fills the Internet with GIFs of his booming spikes after big play after big play. Delanie Walker toils in relative obscurity in Tennessee despite catching more passes this season than any other tight … 0

Ball eager for opportunity to play for Patriots

Thursday, December 17, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Montee Ball has been getting ready for his 2015 NFL debut since he was cut by the Denver Broncos in early September. Now, the running back is in New England, where his debut could come as … 0

Patriots clinch playoff berth with 27-6 win over Texans

Sunday, December 13, 2015

HOUSTON — Tom Brady threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns and the New England Patriots snapped a two-game skid and clinched a playoff spot with a 27-6 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday night. Brady threw … 0

Gronkowski and Edelman back at practice for Patriots

Friday, December 11, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Key offensive weapons Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman were both back on the New England Patriots practice field Friday, and Gronkowski has a chance to play Sunday night at Houston. The tight end, who has missed one game since hurting his right knee in a loss … 0