Latest Bill Belichick News

Deja vu: Bengals' Zac Taylor tries to solve Patriots D again

Dec. 12, 2019 1:28 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Zac Taylor watched helplessly on the Rams' sideline as Bill Belichick's defense thwarted everything they tried to do in the Super Bowl. The first-year Bengals coach has even fewer options at hand when they go head-to-head again. The Patriots can clinch their 11th straight playoff...

NFL executive recognizes "angst" with interference rules

Dec. 11, 2019 5:47 PM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Amid the concern and controversy over coaches challenges and video reviews of pass interference, the NFL plans a hard look at the rules adjustment instituted this season. The change was for the 2019 season only and the 32 team owners would have to ratify it again — on a...

Brady, Pats hope 3rd time is charm on clinching playoff spot

Dec. 10, 2019 7:22 PM EST

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are hoping the third time's a charm on clinching a playoff berth. The Patriots (10-3) have lost two straight games with a chance to secure their 17th postseason appearance in coach Bill Belichick's 20 seasons. This time all they have to do to join Baltimore, Kansas City and...

Column: Patriots bring us a new scandal: Spygate 2.0

Dec. 10, 2019 5:57 PM EST

Anyone who's watched the New England Patriots stumble around for the past month or so surely saw this coming. With every wobbly pass delivered by Tom Brady, every disgusted look coming from beneath Bill Belichick's hoodie, every result that went on the wrong side of New England's won-loss ledger, it was clear the...

Belichick says he was unaware of filming at Bengals' game

Dec. 10, 2019 5:46 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says neither he nor his coaching staff has watched any video footage shot by an in-house production team now at the center of an NFL investigation for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline at a recent game. ...

NFL at 100: Payton beats Peyton with risky Super Bowl gamble

Dec. 10, 2019 2:35 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sean Payton risked everything to start the second half of Super Bowl 44. The New Orleans Saints made sure his big bet paid off. Instead of giving the ball back to Peyton Manning with a chance to open up a double-digit lead that Sunday, the other Payton instructed Thomas Morstead to try...

Patriots go from very bad luck to very bad look

Dec. 10, 2019 10:17 AM EST

One day, things aren't looking good at all for the New England Patriots. The next, the defending champs are grappling with a very bad look. A day after officiating blunders and another poor passing performance by Tom Brady were the biggest takeaways from New England's first home loss in two years, the Patriots...

Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel

Dec. 10, 2019 12:10 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday's game, a violation of league rules that echoed the team's 2007 Spygate scandal. In a statement posted on Twitter and the team website,...

Patriots still searching for answers after latest loss to KC

Dec. 9, 2019 6:20 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — No team is immune from hearing the frustrations of its fan base. Not even the six-time Super Bowl champion Patriots. Philadelphia Eagles fans infamously pelted Santa Claus with snowballs while watching their two-win team trudge to the end of a dismal season. Frustrations have...

KC survives errors, takes AFC West with 23-16 win over Pats

Dec. 9, 2019 1:55 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes got some help from the Chiefs defense to hold off the New England Patriots and wrap up the division title. Kansas City clinched the AFC West when Bashaud Breeland knocked away Tom Brady's fourth-down pass attempt to Julian Edelman in the end zone and the Chiefs...