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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after losing an NFL wild-card playoff football game to the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Patriots in unfamiliar spot entering offseason of unknowns

Jan. 5, 2020 5:56 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For the first time in three years, the Patriots won't enter the offseason following a Super Bowl appearance. Now the franchise that has hoisted six Lombardi trophies faces questions it has rarely had to address during its run of success over the past two decades. Tom Brady's...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the sideline after a series of plays in the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Brady exits NFL playoffs with loss, retirement unlikely

Jan. 5, 2020 1:12 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady walked off the field at the end of his 20th NFL season and said he plans to be back for another, when he will be 43 years old. If not in New England, somewhere else. The Patriots quarterback said after a season-ending 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night...

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker catches a pass over New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Stopping Titans' big play potential a top focus for Patriots

Jan. 1, 2020 8:17 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With a few exceptions, the Patriots' defense demoralized opposing offenses this season by limiting big plays and opportunities in the red zone. It will face a Titans offense in Saturday's wild-card round that was the best in the league in both categories. Tennessee comes into the...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson answers questions during a news conference after the Ravens defeated the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Brady, Patriots don't get usual R&R heading into playoffs

Jan. 1, 2020 4:39 PM EST

Tom Brady and the defending champion New England Patriots aren't getting their usual bye week to rest, relax and recharge. Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens earned the AFC's top seed for the first time since the current playoff format was adopted in 1990. Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs earned the...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after being defeated by the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pats to play in wild-card game, 49ers get NFC's No. 1 seed

Dec. 30, 2019 2:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady and the New England Patriots will be playing in the postseason a week earlier than usual this year. The defending Super Bowl champs open the playoffs during wild-card weekend for the first time since 2009 after they lost 27-24 to Miami on Sunday and Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick passes under pressure in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Dolphins stun Patriots 27-24, denying NE first-round bye

Dec. 29, 2019 11:03 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It wasn’t last season’s “Miami Miracle” loss. But the Patriots' latest setback could wind up affecting their prospects of repeating as Super Bowl champions. The Dolphins dropped New England into the wild-card playoff round when Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed a...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after being defeated by the Miami Dolphins in an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Patriots miss out on bye, face tough road to repeat

Dec. 29, 2019 6:45 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If the New England Patriots want to defend their Super Bowl title, they'll have to follow a path they've yet to navigate successfully. New England let the No. 2 seed in the AFC and a first-round bye slip away with a shocking 27-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The Patriots...

New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty (30) warms up near linebacker Shilique Calhoun (90) during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

For McCourty twins, Christmas is about family again

Dec. 24, 2019 5:52 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Christmas has always been about tradition for Devin McCourty: Dressing the kids in matching onesies, letting them open one present on Christmas Eve, and preparing for the NFL playoffs. The Patriots safety has had to balance family and football during his 10-year career, with New...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, passes under pressure from Buffalo Bills defensive end Trent Murphy (93) in the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Through ups and downs, Patriots still atop AFC East

Dec. 23, 2019 6:36 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The T-shirts read, “The East is Not Enough.” It's a wonder the New England Patriots bothered to put them on at all. The defending Super Bowl champions clinched their 11th consecutive AFC East championship with a 24-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Saturday, giving...