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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, 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...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Buffalo Bills in the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Patriots, Texans clinch division titles with wins

Dec. 21, 2019 11:58 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady passed for 271 yards and a touchdown, sneaked for a third-down conversion to set up another score and threw a downfield block on another scoring drive to help the New England Patriots clinch their 11th AFC East title in a row by beating Buffalo 24-17 on Saturday. With...

New England Patriots defensive back J.C. Jackson, right, breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley in the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Bills squander AFC East hopes in loss to Patriots

Dec. 21, 2019 10:01 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Buffalo nearly did enough to stave off New England’s claim to an 11th straight AFC East title. Josh Allen and the Bills’ defense couldn’t finish the job. A late Patriots touchdown and an Allen-led drive that stalled in the red zone ended Buffalo’s hopes...

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, front, catches a pass for a two-point conversion in the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Patriots beat Bills 24-17, win 11th straight AFC East crown

Dec. 21, 2019 9:11 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady appeared for his postgame media session with an ice pack on his right elbow. Bill Belichick was sporting a brand new AFC East championship hat. The New England Patriots had things a little tougher this year, but they came out on top yet again. Brady passed for 271 yards...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) waves to the crowd after an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Brady throws 2 TDs, Patriots beat Bengals to clinch playoffs

Dec. 15, 2019 7:21 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes, closed in on a notable career record, and was rewarded with tens of thousands of Patriots fans cheering his name as the minutes ran down. “That was pretty sweet,” Brady said. Yes, New England was back in the playoffs after a season...

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, center, watches during an NFL football practice, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Chiefs and Patriots plenty familiar ahead of Sunday showdown

Dec. 5, 2019 2:48 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have been dominant against the AFC West since Andy Reid’s arrival in 2013, winning so often against their most frequent opponents that it's little surprise they’re close to wrapping up a third straight division title. The Chiefs should be just...