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Patriots, Chiefs set to meet in AFC championship rematch

Dec. 5, 2019 6:27 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid's expectations are simple heading into Kansas City's latest matchup with the Patriots. “I think they know us, and we know them. You get in and you battle,” Reid said. That was exactly what the teams did in their two meetings last season. New...

Second down a focal point as Patriots prepare for Chiefs

Dec. 4, 2019 6:03 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick had much to lament about his team’s loss to the Texans last week. But one thing that stuck out was how his defense struggled to defend the pass on second down. It will again be a focal point this week as New England (10-2) crafts a game plan it...

Patriots have much to clean up with Chiefs up next

Dec. 2, 2019 8:32 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Issues on offense have been a recurring theme for the Patriots this season. The saving grace has been a defense that put up historic numbers in guiding New England to an 8-0 start. But for the second time in four games an opponent found a way to score points against that once...

Patriots-Texans Preview Capsule

Nov. 27, 2019 11:49 AM EST

NEW ENGLAND (10-1) at HOUSTON (7-4) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Patriots by 4 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Patriots 7-4, Texans 5-6 SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 10-1 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Texans 27-20, Sept. 9, 2018 LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Cowboys 13-9; Texans beat...

Patriots defense shines against NFL’s top-ranked offense

Nov. 25, 2019 5:02 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Entering its matchup with Dallas, one of the most common critiques of the Patriots' top-ranked defense this season was that it hadn't performed well against a top-tier offense. New England stomped on that criticism during its 13-9 win over the Cowboys on Sunday, holding the...

Cowboys-Patriots Preview Capsule

Nov. 21, 2019 12:18 PM EST

DALLAS (6-4) at NEW ENGLAND (9-1) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Patriots by 7 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 6-4; Patriots 7-3 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 7-5 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Cowboys 30-6, Oct. 11, 2015 LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Lions 35-27; Patriots beat...

NFL halfway awards: Russell Wilson AP's clear MVP favorite

Nov. 9, 2019 12:53 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Von Miller swears he has seen the future of football in Lamar Jackson , who is revolutionizing the quarterback position in the NFL's 100th season. "He's so dynamic," Miller said. "He's showing you can win in this league with a running quarterback." Miller said if he had an MVP vote, he'd give...

Small tweaks have helped Pats' defense to dominate in 2019

Nov. 7, 2019 5:11 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The dominance of the Patriots' defense was at the center of each of their eight consecutive victories to open the season. Its knack for forcing turnovers, limiting opponents' rushing yards and ability to force three-and-outs helped it demoralize opposing offenses on a weekly basis....

Pats say Ravens loss won't become blueprint for other teams

Nov. 4, 2019 4:53 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It took nine games, but a team finally found holes in the New England Patriots' defense. Ravens dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson spread out the Patriots like no one has this season, utilizing his skills on the ground and in the air to account for three touchdowns in...

Unbeaten Patriots prepare best they can for Ravens' Jackson

Oct. 31, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Over the course of his 25 years as an NFL head coach, Bill Belichick has prepared his team for all kinds of quarterbacks and a myriad of offensive schemes. None of those past experiences were of much help this week to the six-time Super Bowl winner, whose unbeaten New England Patriots...