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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, instructs defensive lineman Chase Winovich, center, as inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo, second from left, instructs defensive end John Simon, left, on the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Patriots look toward future after regressing post-Brady exit

Jan. 4, 2021 4:31 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots entered the 2020 season staring at an uncertain future. They ended it the same way. In their first season following Tom Brady’s departure in free agency to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Patriots regressed not just on offense, but across the board. ...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, right, coaches defenders John Simon, left, Terez Hall, center, and Josh Uche on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Offseason changes on tap as Jets, Patriots meet in finale

Dec. 31, 2020 4:19 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — If ever there was a year ripe for change at the top of AFC East it was this one. And heading into the final week of the regular season, a new standard bearer has emerged with the Buffalo Bills having claimed the division crown and the Miami Dolphins on the cusp of making the...

New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham drops back to pass in the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Questions about future surround Patriots after blowout loss

Dec. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For most of Bill Belichick’s New England coaching tenure, the final week of the regular season has been a time to rest and tune up for the playoffs. Not this year. In yet another sign of what has been a disorienting 2020, the Patriots trudge into the final week of the...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton walks along the sideline in the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Newton's future with Pats in spotlight after blowout loss

Dec. 29, 2020 1:18 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton didn't want to talk about his future with the Patriots following New England's 38-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. But he couldn't stop his frustration from seeping through about how a season that began with lofty expectations has fallen apart. Newton had a...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, rear, celebrates his touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs, front, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bills earn 1st sweep of Patriots since '99 with 38-9 win

Dec. 29, 2020 12:12 AM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills put a cherry atop the changing of the guard in the AFC East. A week after unseating the Patriots as division champions, Buffalo became the first AFC East team in two decades to sweep New England in a season series with a 38-9 victory Monday night. Josh Allen...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) aims a pass as Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (43) attempts to defend, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

Now it's Bills with seed on the line against Patriots

Dec. 24, 2020 1:32 PM EST

So many December games between the Patriots and Bills, with one team fighting for its postseason seeding and the other playing out the string. For the first time in decades, Buffalo has reversed the roles. The AFC East champion Bills visit Foxborough on Monday night having already clinched home-field advantage in...

And the winner in Brady-Belichick divorce is: the QB

Dec. 21, 2020 6:20 PM EST

It’s time to declare a winner in the divorce between Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, the coach and quarterback who combined to lead the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl championships before splitting up this year. And it wasn’t even close. Since signing with the Buccaneers as a free agent, Brady...

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Michael Brockers, left, celebrates his sack with Aaron Donald (99) during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Akers' breakout game on ground bodes well for Rams' future

Dec. 11, 2020 3:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cam Akers appears ready to provide the rushing brilliance that the Los Angeles Rams have been mostly missing since midway through their Super Bowl season two years ago. For the moment, coach Sean McVay insists his speedy rookie is still just one part of a ground attack that has shown...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) runs off the field next to Jake Bailey (7) after a loss to the Los Angeles Rams during an NFL football game Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

With playoffs unlikely, fading Patriots have questions at QB

Dec. 11, 2020 3:36 PM EST

For the first time in more than a decade, the New England Patriots will head into their final three games of the season with an unsettled playoff fate. The Patriots entered the week in 10th place in the AFC and trudging through one of their worst years of Bill Belichick’s tenure. Now 6-7 following a 24-3...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton, center, is sacked by Los Angeles Rams linebacker Kenny Young during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Belichick not ready to move on from Newton as Patriots' QB

Dec. 11, 2020 1:07 AM EST

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Bill Belichick wasn't about to let a quarterback controversy develop, even in the immediate aftermath of one of the New England Patriots' worst offensive showings in years. When Belichick was asked after Thursday night's 24-3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams if he would stick with Cam...