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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson passes against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Wilson magnificent, but defense a concern for 2-0 Seahawks

Sep. 21, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks seem determined to see just how much Russell Wilson’s talent and skill can carry them. Because for the first two weeks of the season, the Seahawks' 2-0 start has been predicated on Wilson playing some of the best football of his career and making up for a defense...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton jogs off the field after an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 35-30. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

Despite close loss, Patriots' Newton sees offensive progress

Sep. 21, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots left Sunday’s 35-30 loss at Seattle lamenting the yard they didn’t get. But they exited with increased confidence in both the progress they’re making on offense and the versatility of the quarterback leading it. Cam Newton did most of his damage...

Newton, Wilson headliners as Patriots visit Seahawks

Sep. 17, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

NEW ENGLAND (1-0) at SEATTLE (1-0) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 3 ½ RECORD VS. SPREAD - Patriots 1-0; Seahawks 1-0 SERIES RECORD - Tied 9-9 LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Patriots 31-24, Nov. 16, 2016 at New England LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Dolphins 21-11; Seahawks beat Falcons 38-25...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton smiles as he steps on the field at the start of an NFL football training camp practice, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

Newton feeling thankful, not pressure taking over as Pats QB

Sep. 10, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — There are a lot of things Cam Newton is feeling as he prepares to take the field Sunday to succeed Tom Brady as the Patriots’ starting quarterback. Pressure isn’t one of them. “That’s not pressure to me,” Newton said. “Pressure is when...

Dolphins, Pats adjust to offensive changes entering opener

Sep. 10, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

MIAMI (5-11) at NEW ENGLAND (12-5) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE - Patriots by 6 SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 56-53 LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Patriots 27-24 on Dec. 29, 2019 at New England DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (32), PASS (12). DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (27), PASS (26)....

New England Patriots linebackers Ja'Whaun Bentley (51) and Shilique Calhoun (90) step onto the field for an NFL football training camp practice, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

Patriots' young LBs could get playing time early this season

Sep. 9, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots expected to have a different look at on defense this season following an offseason that saw the departures of linebackers Jamie Collins, Kyle Van Noy and Elandon Roberts. Collins and Van Noy were two of New England’s leading tacklers in 2019. Roberts had the...

Tom Brady-less Patriots are a brand new bunch entering 2020

Sep. 8, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-5) New Faces: QB Cam Newton, K Justin Rohrwasser, S Kyle Dugger, LB John Uche, LB Anfernee Jennings, LB Cassh Maluia. Key losses: QB Tom Brady, LB Kyle Van Noy, LB Jamie Collins, LB Elandon Roberts, S Duron Harmon, DT Danny Shelton, K Stephen Gostkowski, FB James Develin, offensive line...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton walks to the field for an NFL football training camp practice, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, Pool)

AP source: Cam Newton to be Patriots starting quarterback

Sep. 3, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton is officially the new starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. A person familiar with the situation said Thursday that Newton was announced as the starter during a team meeting. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not publicly...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton walks to the field for an NFL football training camp practice, Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, Pool)

Cam Newton era begins as Patriots turn page on Brady years

Aug. 27, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In their two decades together, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady became the most decorated coach/quarterback tandem in NFL history. Their success may never be replicated: 219 regular- season wins, 11 straight AFC East titles and six Super Bowl rings. The Brady era in New England ended...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton works out during an NFL football training camp practice, Thursday Aug. 27, 2020 in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, Pool)

Folk ready to kick, teach in return to Patriots

Aug. 27, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Nick Folk returned to New England with hopes of winning the starting kicker job. And he doesn’t mind being a mentor in the process. The 35-year-old Folk was re-signed on Monday to compete with rookie kicker Justin Rohrwasser after the 2020 fifth-round pick struggled early in...