Patriots

Long night for Kraft, struggling Pats

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart. The offense led by Tom Brady struggled to move the ball. The defense that had been stingy couldn’t stop the Kansas City Chiefs from reeling off long gains. And Bill Belichick lost by at least 27 points for just the third time in his 336 games as an NFL … 0

Patriots preparing to slow down Chiefs’ running game

Friday, September 26, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Vince Wilfork has played only two career games in Kansas City. That’s more than enough for New England’s All-Pro nose tackle to know exactly how loud Arrowhead Stadium will get on Monday night. “They’re probably one of the loudest, between them and Seattle, are the loudest stadiums I’ve ever played in,” … 0

Patriots’ Hightower making strides on improved defense

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Dont’a Hightower and the New England Patriots defense have made great strides since their season-opening loss. Their past two opponents totaled one offensive touchdown. And the third-year linebacker had 15 tackles and two sacks in those games. Those were against Miami, Minnesota and Oakland, three teams with mediocre quarterbacks. The defense’s job gets tougher Monday against the Kansas City Chiefs and … 0

Brady, McCoy in Gillette duel tonight

Thursday, August 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Still wearing their uniforms, Tom Brady and LeSean McCoy smiled and chatted with each other after their teams’ joint practice. Two of the busiest and best players at their positions won’t have such relaxing moments when … 0

Patriots, Eagles work out on wet day

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Philadelphia Eagles have made huge strides since practicing with the New England Patriots a year ago. From a 4-12 record to 10-6 and their first playoff berth in three years. From learning a different system … 0

Maclin torches Revis Island

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Jeremy Maclin ran past Darrelle Revis along the right side and hauled in a long touchdown pass. Not to worry, Patriots fans. It was just part of a joint practice between the Philadelphia Eagles and New … 0

Belichick eager to work vs. Eagles

Monday, August 11, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is looking forward to this week’s joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles for the second straight year. “This will be a good opportunity for our team to play against the … 0

Pat s backup QBs need a lot of improvement

Saturday, August 9, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady watched his backups get plenty of playing time in the New England Patriots exhibition opener. The conclusion was clear: Brady better stay healthy. Ryan Mallett struggled in Thursday night’s 23-6 loss to the Washington … 0

Brady sits as ’Skins roll, 23-6

Thursday, August 7, 2014

LANDOVER, Md. — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots starters pretty much had their way against Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins during three days of joint practices. No sense in rubbing it in when they … 0

Practices better than game for Pats, Redskins starters

Thursday, August 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — In some ways, tonight’s preseason opener between the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins is very much an afterthought. For the regulars, the real work has already been accomplished. The teams went head-to-head over three days … 0

Brady superb at ‘live’ practice

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — Tom Brady moved the ball with ease against the Washington Redskins during the two-minute drill, completing 9 of 10 passes in two scoring drives. Robert Griffin III lacked the same polish and precision when it … 0

Belichick discusses tale of his ‘Redskins’ connection

Monday, August 4, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — Bill Belichick says the Washington Redskins were almost his “second home” during his first NFL season as a low-level assistant with the Baltimore Colts. It seems Ted Marchibroda didn’t change a thing after going from … 0

Pats welcome back former greats

Friday, August 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick looked at the defensive backfield talent standing on the sideline at Gillette Stadium on Friday night and wished it were 10 years ago. On a day when former All-Pro cornerback Ty Law entered the Patriot Hall of Fame, many of his former teammates and … 0