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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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Josh McDaniels backs out of deal to become Colts coach

Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis’ Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed …


Analysis: It’s too early to say the Patriots’ dynasty is over. But the end is near.

It was clear even before this Super Bowl that the end of the Patriots’ dynastic run, at least with this group of principal characters, was near. Just how near was …


Nielsen says 103.4 million watch Super Bowl

An estimated 103.4 million people watched the Super Bowl on NBC, a 7 percent drop from last year that indicates that television’s biggest event may have peaked in popularity.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 9:36 p.m.

Super Bowl 52 was filled with calls befitting a classic

Not only was the Philadelphia Eagles’ knockout of New England a thrill-a-minute slugfest, it produced some of the biggest calls the Super Bowl has ever seen.


Lions hire Matt Patricia as coach, eyeing the Patriot Way

The Detroit Lions hired Matt Patricia on Monday, doubling down on the franchise’s hope it can copy the New England Patriots’ formula for success. The expected hiring of the defensive …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

Flyin’ high now: Eagles win shootout with Patriots in Super Bowl

As their delirious fans sang their theme song and their owner lifted the Lombardi Trophy, the Philadelphia Eagles finally could breathe freely. Yo, Philly, you really did beat Tom Brady …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Nick Foles a Super Bowl MVP and unlikely folk hero in Philly

Cast aside once in Philadelphia, Nick Foles delivered the city its first Super Bowl title, and he out-dueled the great Tom Brady to do it.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

Patriots defense, with Malcomb Butler on bench, pushed around in Super Bowl loss to Eagles

So many times this season New England’s defense made plays when it had to give Tom Brady and the Patriots offense a chance to win.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:07 p.m.

New England’s Tom Brady wins MVP; Rams get three awards at NFL Honors

For the third time, Tom Brady is the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Now he goes for his sixth Super Bowl title, and perhaps with it a fifth MVP trophy for …


Philadelphia Eagles adopted New England Patriots’ method of no egos

Bill Belichick’s impressive resume makes it easy for the five-time championship head coach to mandate that players check their egos before joining the New England Patriots.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Tom Brady’s family roots run deep, strong in Minnesota

Tom Brady has never lost in Minnesota, with his latest game in the land of lakes this weekend at the Super Bowl of course looming as the largest yet.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Kneeling, Gatorade, hair color among most interesting prop bets of 2018 Super Bowl

This Sunday in the 2018 Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. And once again, thousands – if not …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Column: No cure for Patriot Fatigue, so savor the greatness

Outside of New England, we’ve all become a bit nauseated at the sight of these guys in the Super Bowl year after monotonous year, a numbing, inevitable exercise that’s transformed …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

Watching Sunday’s Super Bowl online gets easier this year

It’ll be much easier to watch the Super Bowl online for free this year. NBC won’t require proof of a cable or satellite TV subscription, meaning that anyone in the …


Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski cleared to play in Super Bowl after concussion

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared from the concussion protocol and will play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gronkowski participated fully in practice on Thursday


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 4:39 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is quietly influential with peers

Jeffrey Lurie danced like nobody was watching after the Philadelphia Eagles won both of their playoff games.


Lawrence Guy, Ricky Jean Francois, appreciate tough paths to Super Bowl

The Patriots have a history of elevating formerly unknown players to key roles. This season has been no exception with 2011 seventh-round draft pick Lawrence Guy and Ricky Jean Francois, …


Eagles having fun on big stage, not intimidated by Patriots

Wrestling masks have replaced the dog masks. The underdog Philadelphia Eagles are having fun with the media frenzy leading up to the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. They’re …


Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski expects to play in Super Bowl

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski says he expects to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles. He made his first public appearance while playing former …


Carson Wentz goes from MVP contender to cheerleader for Philadelphia Eagles

Carson Wentz watched both playoff games from the sideline – the victory over the Falcons on crutches and the rout of the Vikings on a cane.


Couch Slouch gets the scoop from Bill Belichick himself

Couch Slouch: As a public service, I usually provide an annual Super Bowl Viewing Guide (for Super Bowl Parties of Six or More). But this year, all of you are …


Nick Foles follows Hostetler’s path from backup to Super Bowl

Soon after Carson Wentz went down with a season-ending knee injury and Philadelphia’s Super Bowl hopes were placed on backup Nick Foles’ right arm, Jeff Hostetler’s phone lit up. Out …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 9:05 p.m.

Duron Harmon still speaking up, playing big for New England Patriots

Duron Harmon thought it was time to speak up.


New England’s Tom Brady practices without glove as Rob Gronkowski returns to practice

After getting stitches in his right hand and thumb prior to the AFC championship game last week, quarterback Tom Brady was on the practice field Saturday, gripping the ball without …


Patriots DC Matt Patricia bringing the beard back to Super Bowl

Most identifiable by his bushy beard, backward-facing ball cap and cargo shorts or cut-off sweatpants no matter what the weather, Matt Patricia will be on the Patriots sideline on Feb. …


Danny Amendola making playoffs his playground for Patriots

Patriots receiver Danny Amendola has had a knack for coming up in big moments in the playoffs the past two seasons. Most recently he was the recipient of two touchdown …


Trey Flowers’ consistency key to Patriots’ improvement on defense

Trey Flowers has been one of the most consistent players for the Patriots on defense this season. He sat out two games late in the season with a ribs injury, …