| Sep 13, 2014
| 8:43 PM
The New England Patriots were greeted in the season opener by a rude reality check.
Quarterback Tom Brady was sacked four times, hit six times and hurried into poor throws.
Such treatment has not often been the reality for Brady and the Patriots. The...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 11:45 AM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For the first time in the Tom Brady era, the New England Patriots are in sole possession of last place in the AFC East. More alarming, however, is the way in which New England was dominated in the trenches on both sides of the ball in...
| May 3, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the East divisions:
The Buffalo Bills are looking to fortify the supporting cast around second-year...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
As the opening of NFL training camps creeps closer, so does confrontation with critical concerns on top teams. The outcome of these issues will have a major impact on the drama and results of the 2013 season.
Some of the teams expecting to contend for...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 1:56 PM
NEW ORLEANS — Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard looks the part of an enforcer who loves inflicting punishment.
He's barrel-chested and powerfully constructed at 6-foot-1, 228 pounds.
And Pollard has built a reputation as one of the most...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The New England Patriots have been the NFL's best team during this era of football.
Considering how many AFC Conference Championships, and Super Bowls Bill Belichick's team has won and appeared in since 2001, this can not be debated.
| Jul 6, 2013
| 4:40 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As New England Patriots fans descended on the ProShop adjacent to Gillette Stadium Saturday, their Aaron Hernandez jerseys were folded neatly, crumpled up in a ball, wedged under their arms or stuffed into a bag - and then handed over...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Dolphins 24, Patriots 20
STRATEGY: The Patriots have an offense that is still in transition after losing tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Their talents are irreplaceable in the short term and the team is waiting for a trio of rookie wide...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:26 AM
RAVENS: In his last four games against the Patriots, quarterback Joe Flacco has thrown for 1,213 yards, 10 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Flacco has moved well around the pocket in recent weeks, but his mobility may be affected by...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 10:05 PM
Between the precision of quarterback Tom Brady and running back LeGarrette Blount busting through tackles Sunday, the Ravens' defense was perplexed by a balanced New England Patriots offense.
When the Ravens attempted to pressure Brady, he quickly...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 10:02 PM
They wanted the New England Patriots, told the world that they would beat them and then went into their stadium and dominated the second half as no visiting team had ever done.
It didn't seem possible when they limped into the postseason losers of...