Patriots likely to retain coordinators for 2016
The Patriots are used to seeing assistant coaches and coordinators leave for promotions elsewhere. Yet, it seems Bill Belichick will be able to retain the heart of his coaching staff in 2016.
Gronkowski strikes twice as Patriots outlast Chiefs
The New England Patriots are headed back to familiar territory. The Patriots outlasted the Chiefs at Foxborough, 27-20, on Saturday and advanced to their fifth straight AFC Championship Game.
Week 10 Notebook: Challenges of NFL life in age of viral media
Dez Bryant's confrontation with a reporter went from the locker room to the masses in minutes. Nothing new in 2015. Albert Breer studies the crunch of constant scrutiny -- and much more -- in his notebook.
What we learned: Brady's bunch remains undefeated
A year younger than Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady proved once again Thursday night age is just a number for the prohibitive MVP.
Top Comeback Player of the Year candidates for 2015
Adrian Peterson will present an interesting debate for Comeback Player of the Year honors this season. Find out which other stars are preseason candidates for the award in 2015.
Tom Brady, Ndamukong Suh front All-AFC East Team
Put a best-of-his-generation quarterback in Tom Brady together with a monstrous defensive line led by Ndamukong Suh, and what do you get? Dave Dameshek's All-AFC East Team.
Patriots sign veteran linebacker Dane Fletcher
Dane Fletcher is back where he started with the Patriots. The team signed the veteran linebacker to a one-year deal on Tuesday.
Brandon Spikes returns to Pats on 1-year deal
Brandon Spikes is headed back to New England. The veteran linebacker agreed to a deal with the Patriots on Monday after spending one season with the Bills.
Free-agent LB Brandon Spikes visiting Patriots
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that free-agent linebacker Brandon Spikes is in New England for a visit with the Patriots.
Jerod Mayo will stay with Patriots on restructured deal
Linebacker Jerod Mayo and the Patriots will continue working together. Mayo has agreed to a one-year deal worth $4.5 million fully guaranteed, Ian Rapoport reports.
Week 7 viewer's guide
A fresh set of games are upon us and Kevin Patra has got you covered with all the Week 7 action, including the 49ers-Broncos showdown. Sit back and enjoy the latest edition of the viewer's guide.
Injury roundup: Benjamin misses Panthers practice
Kelvin Benjamin missed his second day of practice after suffering a concussion and could be in jeopardy of missing this week's game against the Packers. What other injuries are we monitoring?
Reading the defense: Quinn not so mighty in 2014
After posting 19 sacks in 2013, Robert Quinn is looking for his first quarterback takedown of 2014. Marcas Grant tries to diagnose what's wrong in this week's Reading the Defense.
NFL Power Rankings, Week 7: Dallas Cowboys vault into top five
How high do the Dallas Cowboys fly in the latest edition of the Power Rankings? How low do the Pittsburgh Steelers go? Elliot Harrison reassesses the NFL pecking order heading into Week 7.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo (knee) out for season
Ian Rapoport reports Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo is out for the season after injuring his knee Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. Who in New England will replace the Pats' defensive linchpin?
Stevan Ridley tears ACL, MCL, lost for Patriots' season
An MRI confirmed ACL and MCL tears for running back Stevan Ridley. Now, the New England Patriots are faced with having to replace their leading rusher. Has Ridley carried his last ball for Belichick?
Injury roundup: Sproles (MCL) likely to miss one game
Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles will likely miss at least one week of action after suffering a sprained MCL in Sunday's win over the Giants. What other injuries are we tracking?
Belichick on Jerod Mayo: Keeping 'our fingers crossed'
Bill Belichick said losing Jerod Mayo will be a big hit to his defense. It's one the New England Patriots' coach knows won't easily be filled, but he's keeping his "fingers crossed" for his linebacker.
Thirty-nine things you need to know from Week 6
Tony Romo and Tom Brady put on emphatic performances on Sunday, leaving little doubt what their teams are capable of at their best. Find out what else you need to know from Week 6.
Stevan Ridley (knee) to get MRI; Pats fear torn ACL
New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley suffered a knee injury in Sunday's win over Buffalo. He will undergo an MRI on Monday, but the team already is bracing for the worst: a torn ACL.
Patriots back in first place in AFC East after road romp
With a 37-22 win over the Bills, Tom Brady and the Patriots are back in first place in the AFC East. The victory didn't come without sacrifice, though, as Jerod Mayo and Stevan Ridley both left with injuries.
Injury roundup: Jets believe Dee Milliner tore Achilles
Ian Rapoport reports that the New York Jets believe cornerback Dee Milliner tore his Achilles. What other injuries are we following from Sunday's slate of games?
Tony Romo, Patriots' D among those facing Week 2 pressure
Yes, it's still extremely early in the 2014 NFL season -- and Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is already on the hot seat. Adam Schein eyes players and teams who must perform this week.
Reading the Defense: Wake shakes up Week 1
J.J. Watt was fantastic in Week 1, but it was Cameron Wake who stole the show in plenty of IDP leagues. Marcas Grant has that and more in this week's Reading the Defense.