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

Rex is vexed by unbeaten Patriots

Sunday, November 22, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — It’s over. So says Buffalo coach Rex Ryan, who conceded the AFC East to the undefeated New England Patriots this week even though the Bills — and everyone else in the division — still have a mathematical chance to catch the Super Bowl champions. “They are … 0

Patriots’ Gronkowski not about to alter his style to avoid flags

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Don’t expect a few yellow flags to change the way New England’s Rob Gronkowski plays football. Despite compiling a team-high seven penalties this season, the Patriots’ tight end balked at the suggestion of altering his game … 0

Bills view Patriots as barometer

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills are not ready to concede the AFC East title to the New England Patriots. The Bills (5-4) are four games back of the Patriots (9-0) in the division and play Monday … 0

Unbeaten Patriots, Panthers are 1-2

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

NEW YORK — A last-second field goal kept the New England Patriots unbeaten, but they’re no longer a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Pro 32 power rankings. Cam Newton has his Carolina Panthers perfect, too, and they … 0

Brady: It’s tough to replace ‘great player’ like WR Edelman

Monday, November 16, 2015

The New England Patriots are celebrating another victory and lamenting the loss of another key contributor. The Patriots (9-0) remained unbeaten with a last-minute, 27-26 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, but it came at the cost of receiver Julian Edelman. The 5-foot-10 former college quarterback … 0

Long FG keeps Pats perfect, 27-26

Sunday, November 15, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Patriots haven’t had a tougher test than the Giants gave them Sunday. New England passed — and remained undefeated — on Stephen Gostkowski’s 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining for a 27-26 … 0

Giants’ Vereen sees no holes in his old team

Thursday, November 12, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — No one on the New York Giants’ roster knows the New England Patriots better than running back Shane Vereen. Vereen was drafted by the Patriots in 2011, learned under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady … 0

NFL’s worst D must find way to limit Brady

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — If there is a mismatch in the NFL this week, it’s the New York Giants defense against Tom Brady and the undefeated New England Patriots. It’s the well-oiled offensive machine against a banged-up defense … 0

Giants could revive bad Brady memories

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Here’s the closest Tom Brady will come to admitting that two Super Bowl losses to the New York Giants still bother him: “I’d much rather have won them than lost them.” The Patriots quarterback dismissed questions about whether … 0

Giants savor real shot at postseason

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Heading into the final seven games of the regular season, things are looking up for the New York Giants. Forget that the Giants (5-4) have to play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots … 0