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New England Patriots defensive lineman Adam Butler, top, sacks Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Regression on offense, special teams hurting Cardinals

Nov. 30, 2020 5:33 PM EST

Kyler Murray looked like a potential MVP candidate for much of the first half of the season. He made a lot of good throws and the quarterback was a wizard with his feet, slipping past defenses with uncanny runs that scored touchdowns or kept drives alive. Over the past two weeks, he's looked fairly ordinary. So...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton leaves the field after an NFL football game against the against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Fueled by latest win, Patriots embracing tough road ahead

Nov. 30, 2020 3:16 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton doesn’t need a reminder about what the standard for success is in New England. “Every game in Foxborough, Massachusetts by way of Boston, Massachusetts is a must win,” Newton said on his weekly appearance on WEEI radio on Monday. “I...

New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk kicks a game-winning field goal as time expires in an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Pats keep playoff hopes alive with 20-17 win over Cardinals

Nov. 29, 2020 6:08 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots' comeback started with a goal-line stand to end the first half and ended with yet another big win to keep alive their playoff hopes. Nick Folk kicked a 50-yard field goal as time expired, and New England rallied in the second half to beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-17...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2020 file photo, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, right, speak with quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, in Las Vegas. The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 and stripped them of a 2021 seventh-round draft pick for violating league COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the discipline told The Associated Press on Sunday, Nov. 29. New Orleans was fined as a repeat offender; Payton previously was docked $150,000 and the team $250,000 because the head coach failed to properly wear a face covering against the Raiders in Week 2.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

AP source: NFL fines Saints $500,000, Patriots $350,000

Nov. 29, 2020 11:10 AM EST

The NFL has fined the New Orleans Saints $500,000 and stripped them of a 2021 seventh-round draft pick for violating league COVID-19 protocols, a person with direct knowledge of the discipline told The Associated Press on Sunday. The New England Patriots were fined $350,000 for similar violations, the person...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a pass against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

On Football: NFL QB quandaries from coast to coast

Nov. 28, 2020 10:54 AM EST

The college quarterbacks class is shaping up nicely, just in time to perhaps rescue some NFL teams from themselves. Right at the top are Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, Ohio State's Justin Fields and Florida's Kyle Trask, depending on who (likely all) become eligible for the 2021 draft. BYU's Zach Wilson and North...

Cardinals look to notch 1st win vs. Patriots since 2012

Nov. 27, 2020 11:35 AM EST

ARIZONA (6-4) at NEW ENGLAND (4-6) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Pick-em RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cardinals 5-5; Patriots 4-6 SERIES RECORD — Tied 7-7 LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Cardinals 23-21 on Sept. 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona LAST WEEK — Cardinals lost to Seahawks...

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...

Houston Texans strong safety Justin Reid (20) and defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrate their win over the New England Patriots in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Texans look to build on momentum after big win over Patriots

Nov. 23, 2020 2:33 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans played their most complete game of the season on Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 27-20. Quarterback Deshaun Watson made plays with his arms and his legs and J.J. Watt was a force on defense to help the Texans to their first win against a team other than...

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...