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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady plants as he throws a touchdown pass to running back Shane Vereen during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pats take weekend off after 3 wins in 12 days

Friday, October 17, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Julian Edelman may spend Sunday afternoon nibbling appetizers and watching NFL games. Chris Jones plans to see some college football today. After a busy 12 days in which they won three games, the New England Patriots deserve a break. So let them chow down while watching other players knock each other around. “Obviously, you’re going to feel a little tired,” Jones said Friday, “but we have a break now to get our bodies back. We need that.” The defensive tackle made sure the Patriots (5-2) went into their free weekend on a roll when he blocked Nick Folk’s 58-yard field goal attempt on … 0

Jets try to turn season around by upsetting Pats

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The New England Patriots turned their season around in plenty of time. It’s probably too late for the New York Jets, especially if they drop their sixth straight game when they visit the heavily favored Patriots tonight. “We’re desperate, to say the least,” Jets coach Rex Ryan said. The Patriots (4-2) … 0

With RB Ridley hurt, Patriots look to fill gap

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — One thing is certain about the New England Patriots running game. Stevan Ridley won’t be part of it for a while. Just who will play an increased role after the Patriots top rusher suffered a serious right knee injury remains a mystery. Shane Vereen is the primary backup, but his greatest value is as a receiver. Brandon Bolden is a special … 0

QB injury clouds Indians’ season

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The days are shortening and football is finally here. Tonight kicks off the 2014 high school football season, and there are five game featuring area teams on tap this weekend. Four of them take place tonight at 7. … 0

Brady throwing to familiar receiving corps

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — When Tom Brady played in last year’s opener, none of his top five pass catchers from the previous season were in uniform. When he starts this season Sunday, the nine players with the most receptions last … 0

Gronk promises he’ll play ; Dolphins ready

Monday, September 1, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots’ opener at Miami this Sunday. Meanwhile, the news hardly caught the Dolphins by surprise. “I’m super excited,” said Gronkowski, who didn’t … 0

Patriots trade Mallett to Texans

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jimmy Garoppolo will be carrying a clipboard for Tom Brady on the New England Patriots’ sideline this season. The Patriots traded former Brady backup Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans on Sunday, elevating Garoppolo to the No. 2 … 0

Impressive tight-end debut

Friday, August 29, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The newest New England Patriots player seems to be fitting right in. Tight end Tim Wright caught four passes for 43 yards in the Patriots’ exhibition finale on Thursday night, about 48 hours after he was … 0

Giants edge Pats in preseason finale

Thursday, August 28, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one wanted overtime in the preseason finale. Josh Brown kicked a 37-yard field goal with 38 seconds to play and the New York Giants capped their first undefeated preseason since 2006 with a … 0

Giants finish long preseason vs Pats

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In any other year, Tom Coughlin wouldn’t be happy playing an extended preseason schedule. A four-game schedule might be considered too long, and playing in the Hall of Fame contest at the start of … 0

Patriots rookie QB, Garoppolo, gets start in finale

Monday, August 25, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get his first NFL start when the New England Patriots visit the New York Giants for Thursday night’s preseason finale. “It’s a good opportunity to get out there and get some … 0

Pats roll past Panthers, 30-7

Friday, August 22, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — Tom Brady’s offense and the New England Patriots’ defense dominated the Carolina Panthers. Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the Patriots shut down Cam Newton and … 0

Panthers, Pats take different approach

Thursday, August 21, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The Carolina Panthers already have played their big preseason game. Now the New England Patriots will play theirs. The third exhibition game usually is the one in which game-planning for the opponent and playing time for … 0