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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) lies injured on the field against the Denver Broncos as teammate tight end Scott Chandler (88) trees to help him up during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Patriots look to clinch AFC East title

Monday, November 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — At least New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t have to answer — or, more precisely, not answer — questions about an undefeated season anymore. The Patriots’ quest for a second perfect regular season came to an end Sunday night with a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. What’s worse, tight end Rob Gronkowski was injured late … 0

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 … 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

Pagano needs to question himself on weird punt play

Monday, October 19, 2015

“Why’d you snap that?” Chuck Pagano demanded when wide receiver Griff Whalen plodded to the sideline following one of the wackiest botched gadget plays in NFL history. “Why’d we try that?” is what the Indianapolis coach should be … 0

Colts linebacker surprised to be at center of ‘Deflategate’

Thursday, October 15, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is a quiet, laid-back kind of guy. He doesn’t worry about personal mementoes, tries to avoid controversy and scandal and normally toes the company line. But as this weekend’s NFL feature attraction … 0

Patriots OT Solder gone rest of season

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New England Patriots offensive lineman Nate Solder was placed on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday, three days after he left the game against the Dallas Cowboys with an arm injury. “Nate is a big part of our team … 0

Colts giving Patriots silent treatment

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts spent so much time trying to catch the Patriots this offseason, they may actually have taken a page out of Bill Belichick’s playbook. Instead of talking about Sunday night’s eagerly anticipated showdown with New … 0

As usual, Patriots playing down any intrigue in Colts clash

Monday, October 12, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Nobody in the Patriots locker room is feeding into the hype of Sunday night’s AFC championship game rematch against the Indianapolis Colts. There’s plenty of potential for distraction after the “Deflategate” scandal when the Patriots were … 0

Patriots pull away, 30-6

Sunday, October 11, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Chants of “Bra-dy” arose several times from a large New England contingent in Tom Brady’s first visit to the $1.2 billion showplace of the Dallas Cowboys. First after a 1-yard plunge for his first rushing … 0

Brady, perfect Patriots visit Cowboys sans Romo, Bryant

Friday, October 9, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Tom Brady called it a “bummer” that New England was catching the Dallas Cowboys when they were missing Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. The star quarterback for the Patriots didn’t say it was a letdown, … 0

Pats will try to stop Hardy in Dallas debut

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Greg Hardy’s mouth is preceding his production. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end will return to the field on Sunday after serving a four-game suspension for roughing up his former girlfriend. His first opponent: The defending NFL … 0

Patriots’ perfect start helps close the ‘Gate’

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

There had been a real possibility that Tom Brady would serve a four-game suspension to open this season in the fallout from “Deflategate.” That’s what Commissioner Roger Goodell wanted and it would have let the Dallas Cowboys avoid facing Brady this week. However, the courts overturned that suspension … 0

Hicks’ arduous journey lands him with Patriots

Monday, October 5, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Akiem Hicks’ long and winding road has brought him to the undefeated New England Patriots. “I’ve got a little bit of a past,” said the 25-year-old Hicks, acquired from the Saints during New England’s bye week. “I went from school in Louisiana to school in Canada … 0