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New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts after failing to complete a pass on fourth down during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

It's looking like a different kind of December for Patriots

Nov. 23, 2020 5:44 PM EST

Well, at least the New England Patriots have plenty of experience playing in meaningless December games. The 11-time defending AFC East champions may still have a mathematical chance of making the playoffs this season. But for all practical purposes, they are playing out the string after losing on Sunday to the...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks off the field after failing to make first down against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

On Football: About those rising NFL teams, never mind.

Nov. 23, 2020 5:12 AM EST

Mediocrity is mediocrity. You can’t hide it, especially in the NFC East, where being mediocre is a compliment. This, however, isn’t about those weaklings. It’s about teams many thought might be making moves toward relevance in the standings: New England, Minnesota, San Francisco, Chicago....

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead (34) is taken off the field by cart after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Patriots complicate playoff path with 27-20 loss to Texans

Nov. 22, 2020 6:49 PM EST

There can be no more detours for the New England Patriots if they hope to remain on a path to the playoffs. The 11-time defending AFC East champions fell to 4-6 with a 27-20 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday, leaving them on the verge of missing the postseason for the first time since 2008. That was the last...

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) flexes as he celebrates scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Watson, Watt lead Houston to 27-20 win over New England

Nov. 22, 2020 6:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson dragged two defenders into the end zone for a touchdown early on Sunday and J.J. Watt swatted down pass after pass from Cam Newton. Houston's two biggest stars both showed up huge to help the Texans beat the New England Patriots 27-20 for their first win of the season against...

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge, center, watches his team during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Make no mistake, Judge is the boss of the improving Giants

Nov. 20, 2020 11:15 AM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are Joe Judge's team, entirely. That's all anyone needs to know as the rebuilding Giants head into their bye week after 10 games. Forget a 3-7 record. Don't bother mentioning they are riding a two-game winning streak and somehow have a chance to win the...

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) looks to throw a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Wentz, East-leading Eagles to face playoff-hungry Browns

Nov. 20, 2020 10:53 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he ever soared — or, in the case of this season, sputtered — for the Eagles, quarterback Carson Wentz was connected to the Browns. They passed on the chance to draft him. On Sunday, their paths cross again. Wentz has been inconsistent, turnover prone and barely looked...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton passes against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Newton and hard-running Patriots to test Houston's defense

Nov. 19, 2020 1:38 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After failing to stop the run all season, the Houston Texans will face another test on Sunday against the New England Patriots, a team that runs the ball more than any team in the NFL. The Patriots (4-5) lead the NFL this season with 301 rushing attempts and rank third by averaging 161.1...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick takes the field before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Patriots' Belichick wades into Armenian conflict

Nov. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday called on the U.S. government to take action against Turkey and Azerbaijan for “unprovoked and violent attacks against Armenians.” In his media availability, Belichick said: “We’ve seen when...

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge, front left, reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York Giants fire offensive line coach Marc Colombo

Nov. 18, 2020 4:26 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo. Coach Joe Judge announced the stunning move on Wednesday without an explanation. Veteran line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will finish the season running the line. The Giants (3-7) are heading into a bye week with the...

New York Jets' Bennett Jackson, left, celebrates a tackle during the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Sports game simulator says press pause on Jets going 0-16

Nov. 17, 2020 12:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — First, the good news for some frustrated New York Jets fans: They might not have to endure the embarrassment of a winless season. Now, the not-so-good news: No 0-16 finish could mean they miss out on being No. 1 in the NFL draft next April. With Adam Gase's group skidding at 0-9 — a...