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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...

Patriots-Ravens Preview Capsule

Oct. 31, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

NEW ENGLAND (8-0) at BALTIMORE (5-2) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Patriots by 3½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 6-2, Baltimore 2-4-1 SERIES RECORD — New England leads 10-3 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Ravens 30-23, Dec. 12, 1016 LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Browns...

Browns turn it over 3 straight plays, lose to Patriots 27-13

Oct. 27, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This one slipped out of Cleveland's hands. On three plays in a row. The Browns turned the ball over on back-to-back-to-back plays in the first quarter on a rainy New England Sunday, leading to a pair of Patriots touchdowns that changed a three-point lead into a runaway and a 27-13...

Belichick wins 300th, perfect Patriots beat Browns 27-13

Oct. 27, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick was 39 years old when he coached the Cleveland Browns to a win over the New England Patriots in 1991 — his first as an NFL coach. As Belichick trotted toward the center of the field Sunday, his trademark cutoff hooded sweatshirt soaked in rain following the...

Mayfield in spotlight as Patriots prepare to host Browns

Oct. 24, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — At one point during the Patriots' 33-0 shutout over the Jets last week, second-year quarterback Sam Darnold said he felt as if he was "seeing ghosts." New England's defenses have had that effect on young quarterbacks during coach Bill Belichick's tenure. The Patriots have won 20...

Browns-Patriots Preview Capsule

Oct. 24, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (2-4) at NEW ENGLAND (7-0) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Patriots by 11½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cleveland 2-4; New England 5-2 SERIES RECORD — Browns lead 13-11 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Browns 33-13, Oct. 9, 2016 LAST WEEK — Browns lost to Seahawks...

Patriots blitz Jets, gain more confidence with Browns next

Oct. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have thrived this season thanks to a defense that's limited opponents' abilities to get in the end zone and an offense that's found ways to adjust to injuries. You can add one thing to that list: an ability to be unpredictable. New England disguised a myriad of...