Steelers dominate Ravens

Nov 3, 2014

Steelers dominate Ravens

Ben Roethlisberger keeps trying to tamp down expectations, insisting the Pittsburgh Steelers remain a work in progress. The process nearly looks complete. If it’s not, then things might really get out of hand. Looking in full command of an offense getting more dynamic by ...

Brady passes Pats past Jets

Oct 17, 2014

Brady passes Pats past Jets

Chris Jones wasn’t going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night. This time, the New England defensive tackle didn’t commit a penalty to give the Jets kicker another chance. Jones blocked ...

Charles' return fuels Chiefs in rout of Pats

Sep 30, 2014

Charles' return fuels Chiefs in rout of Pats

It made sense that Andy Reid spoke in baseball metaphors after Kansas City whipped the New England Patriots on Monday night, with the Royals poised to end a long playoff drought just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium. He may have stretched things ...

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Aug 16, 2014

Pats get solid QB play against Eagles

Tom Brady dove in vain at Cary Williams as the Eagles cornerback returned an interception for a touchdown on the opening series. Then the turnovers went in the Patriots direction. New England scored touchdowns on three of the four that Philadelphia committed, and the ...

New murder charges for Hernandez

May 16, 2014

New murder charges for Hernandez

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez ambushed and gunned down two men after a chance encounter inside a nightclub nearly two years ago, prosecutors said Thursday in an indictment that places the gun in his hands weeks before he signed a five-year, ...

Pats select quarterback Garoppolo

May 10, 2014

Pats select quarterback Garoppolo

With Tom Brady set to turn 37 in August, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick said his team got a bit of a jump on the future by taking quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the NFL draft Friday night. “The situation ...

May 6, 2014

Veteran DE Will Smith joins Patriots

Free agent defensive end Will Smith has signed with the New England Patriots. The move became official on Monday. The 32-year-old veteran of 10 NFL seasons with New Orleans was a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2004. He’s played in 139 ...

Manning guides Broncos past Pats, into Super Bowl XLVIII

Jan 20, 2014

Manning guides Broncos past Pats, into Super Bowl XLVIII

Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual. The keepsake: Certainly one he’ll want to hang on to. The Broncos quarterback had an answer for everyone Sunday — from Tom ...

Blount, Pats run over Colts

Jan 12, 2014

Blount, Pats run over Colts

LeGarrette Blount ran the Patriots into their third straight AFC Championship Game. The 113-kg back had four touchdown runs and New England kept Andrew Luck from a second straight comeback victory, beating the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 on Saturday night. Blount scored on three 2-yard ...

Family of murder victim sues Hernandez

Dec 18, 2013

Family of murder victim sues Hernandez

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been sued by the family of a man he’s accused of killing while police investigate the death of another person on the periphery of that case. The wrongful-death lawsuit was filed Monday in Superior Court ...