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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 6:44 p.m.

AFC Championship preview: Chiefs’ bandwagon rolling into Arrowhead for mighty Patriots

The Patriots and Chiefs meet for the AFC title, with New England seeking its third straight Super Bowl appearance and Kansas City trying to make it back for the first …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

By the numbers: 20 stats to know ahead of the NFL’s conference championship games

The NFL’s top four offenses meet Sunday in what seems like the inevitable conclusion to a star-studded, scoring-fueled 2018 season.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 6 p.m.

Vahe Gregorian: Sayonara, paranoia – Kansas City Chiefs’ win over Indianapolis Colts sets fans free to be in moment vs. New England Patriots

This, too, shall pass. It always helps to remember that. Just the same, it takes a lot to disperse lingering ghosts, doesn’t it? Especially when the paranoia was almost tangible …


Patriots’ Julian Edelman still making most of his opportunities

The Patriots were dealt a blow prior to their final two regular-season games when Josh Gordon was suspended for a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. But what could …


Patriots-Chiefs, Saints-Rams in conference championships

Tom Brady versus Patrick Mahomes. Drew Brees against Jared Goff. Two high-profile rematches with the Super Bowl on the line.


Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

Sony Michel scores three TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28, earn eighth straight trip to the AFC championship game


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

AFC Divisional advance: Philip Rivers, Chargers look to end dominance by Tom Brady, Patriots

Tom Brady and the Patriots will be looking to make their eighth straight trip to the AFC championship game when they host the surging Los Angeles Chargers in the divisional …


Browns interview Patriots LB coach Brian Flores, fifth candidate

The Browns have interviewed Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores for their coaching vacancy. Flores started in New England’s scouting department before joining Bill Belichick’s staff in 2008. He’s the fifth …


Patriots WR Josh Gordon stepping away to focus on mental health

Patriots receiver Josh Gordon says he is stepping away from football in order to focus on his mental health.


Steelers ride rookie Jaylen Samuels past Patriots 17-10

Rookie running back Jaylen Samuels ran for a career-high 142 yards and made a critical third-down reception in the fourth quarter as Pittsburgh snapped a three-game losing streak by holding …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

NFL Capsules: Titans sack Tom Brady, upset Patriots 34-10

Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume. The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn’t finish his 300th game. The Titans sacked Brady three …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Mike Vrabel’s Titans rout New England 34-10, snap Pats’ streaks

Tom Brady added another big chunk of NFL history to his resume. The Tennessee Titans made sure the Patriots quarterback didn’t finish his 300th game by hitting him over and …


Devin McCourty’s pick-6 seals Patriots’ 25-6 win over Bills

Devin McCourty returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown, and the New England Patriots’ defense smothered the Buffalo Bills’ anemic offense in a 25-6 win on Monday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Nothing good comes from tweeting

Couch Slouch: I’m in a bad mood today – Effexor can only unclog the brain drain so much – and most of it is self-inflicted, due to my reluctant, ought-to-know-better, …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Tom Brady reaches 500 TD passes in Patriots’ 38-24 win

Tom Brady reached 500 touchdown passes for his unparalleled career and the New England Patriots put together their second straight romp after a mediocre start to the season by beating …


Cleveland Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to New England Patriots

The Cleveland Browns severed ties for good with problematic wide receiver Josh Gordon by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick on Monday, ending a relationship the …


Blake Bortles throws 4 TD passes, Jaguars beat Patriots 31-20 in rematch

Blake Bortles threw four touchdown passes, three in the first half, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 31-20 Sunday in a rematch of last …


Jaguars try to end winless ways against Patriots’ Tom Brady

Tashaun Gipson remembers his first game against Tom Brady five years ago as vividly as his last one eight months ago. They had similar endings. Brady threw two touchdown passes …


With AFC title game rematch on tap, Jaguars relive The Play

Jacksonville linebacker Myles Jack was “just starting to forget” about New England’s third-and-18 conversion in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game in January. The defensive lapse was instrumental …


Too slow: Rob Gronkowski’s grab not reviewed by poky NFL

The NFL spent a lot of time and effort in the offseason simplifying what constitutes a catch and trying to make the game safer with new rules that require both …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

NFL power rankings: Rams, Vikings, Jaguars are on heels of Eagles, Patriots

The 2018 NFL season kicks off Thursday night with the Atlanta Falcons visiting the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, who start this year as the No. 1 team in our …


NFL preseason roundup: Tom Brady sharp in preseason debut as Patriots top Eagles 37-20

Tom Brady moved the New England Patriots with ease in their Super Bowl rematch against the penalty-prone Eagles, winning 37-20 with a little help from running back James White and …


John Blanchette: Handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch in Super Bowl XLIX turns the Seahawks into an unstoppable dynasty – or he’s stopped short

Not that you need any reminders. It is the wound that won’t scab over, the acid reflux that won’t go away. In this part of the country, it’s the rebuke …


Star CB Darrelle Revis retiring after 11 NFL seasons

Darrelle Revis, a standout cornerback with the New York Jets and a Super Bowl winner with their archrivals, the New England Patriots, has retired.


Reports: Julian Edelman headed for 4-game suspension

Tom Brady spoke at Patriots minicamp before reports of top wide receiver Julian Edelman’s potential four-game suspension. Brady said he has not contemplated retirement. He turns 41 in August.


Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady return to field as Patriots open minicamp

Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady returned to the practice field as the New England Patriots opened their mandatory three-day minicamp. Both players missed the team’s voluntary workouts last month. Gronk …


Patriots take field for OTA with no Tom Brady, no Rob Gronkowski

Three months after losing the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots held their second organized team activity – without Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Coach Bill …


Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he’ll play in 2018

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is returning for his ninth NFL season. Gronkowski made the announcement in a post on Instagram. Gronkowski says he met with coach Bill …


Patriots tight end grabs share of 4-legged Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake. The New England Patriots tight end has entered a partnership deal with Phoenix Thoroughbreds for Gronkowski, the star 3-year-old colt set …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:03 p.m.

Patriots trade deep threat Brandin Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick

The New England Patriots have traded deep threat receiver Brandin Cooks to the Rams for Los Angeles’ first-round draft pick, 23rd overall. In the deal, New England also sends a …