Lewis shines as Patriots oust Texans

Jan 15, 2017

Lewis shines as Patriots oust Texans

The New England Patriots are headed back to a familiar spot: the AFC championship game. Dion Lewis had a 13-yard touchdown reception, a 98-yard kickoff return for a score, and a late 1-yard touchdown to help the Patriots hold off the Houston Texans 34-16 ...

Divisional playoff clashes set

Jan 14, 2017

Divisional playoff clashes set

The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel. All four of the matchups this weekend are rematches of regular-season games from this season. And Saturday’s games feature coaches going against their former teams. Atlanta coach Dan Quinn spent four seasons with ...

Jan 5, 2017

Patriots' Slater selected for Bart Starr Award

New England Patriots special teams captain Matt Slater on Wednesday was named the recipient of the 2017 Bart Starr Award, given to the NFL player who best exemplifies character and leadership on and off the field. Slater joins his father, Hall of Fame offensive ...

Brady earns record 201st win as Patriots beat Rams

Dec 5, 2016

Brady earns record 201st win as Patriots beat Rams

Tom Brady now stands alone when it comes to career wins by an NFL quarterback. Brady became the league’s leader in victories among QBs, earning his 201st by throwing for 269 yards and a touchdown to lead the New England Patriots past the struggling ...

Pats' Gronkowski still questionable

Sep 17, 2016

Pats' Gronkowski still questionable

The New England Patriots have listed tight end Rob Gronkowski as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, one week after he missed the season opener with a hamstring injury. Defensive back Eric Rowe, acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles last ...

Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

Aug 29, 2016

Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC. With the regular season about to kick off, it’s anybody’s guess who’ll be the conference’s representative at the Super Bowl in Houston in February. The defending champion Denver Broncos ...

Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal for new hearing gets rejected

Jul 14, 2016

Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal for new hearing gets rejected

Quarterback Tom Brady’s last best chance to avoid serving a four-game “Deflategate” suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected Wednesday by an appeals court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a one-sentence rejection of requests by the National ...

May 26, 2016

Patriots join Brady appeal in court

The New England Patriots joined the latest “Deflategate” appeal to support Tom Brady on Wednesday, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. In an eight-page friend of the court ...

Apr 28, 2016

Goodell says NFL ready to move on from Deflategate

As far as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned, the league is ready to move on from “Deflategate.” Speaking two days after a major victory for the NFL in its dispute with New England quarterback Tom Brady and the players’ union, Goodell defended the ...

Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

Apr 26, 2016

Appeals court rules Brady must serve four-game Deflategate ban

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game “Deflategate” suspension imposed by the NFL, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, overturning a lower judge and siding with the league in a battle with the players union. A three-judge panel of the 2nd ...

Mar 9, 2016

Patriots pick up option for tight end Gronkowski

A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Patriots have picked up the option that will keep Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski in New England through 2019. The person spoke to AP on the condition of anonymity because the Patriots had not ...

Brady ban back on table in Deflategate appeal

Mar 4, 2016

Brady ban back on table in Deflategate appeal

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady could again be facing a four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate after federal appeals court judges spent time Thursday shredding some of his union’s favorite arguments for dismissal. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...