KANSAS CITY — Was it the best AFC Championship game ever?
KANSAS CITY -- The only thing that Bill Belichick, at least the defensive genius part of his brain, hates more than losing is losing while giving up big plays against his defense.
Ted Johnson always has and probably always will go out of his way to follow his former team, the New England Patriots, the only team he ever played for.
FOXBOROUGH — Last week against the Baltimore Ravens, the Los Angeles Chargers debuted a unique gameplan. The Chargers put seven defensive backs on the field for all but a few snaps hoping their speed would help combat Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and keep the speedy rookie contained.
FOXBOROUGH — Sony Michel’s talent has never been in doubt. He was a four-year star at Georgia and widely considered one of the best college running backs in the country. But when he was drafted in the first round (No. 31 overall) this past April, it wasn’t unreasonable to question the wisdom…
FOXBOROUGH — It may been the Bill Belichick quote of the season, slipped in discreetly midway through his postgame presser after Sunday afterntoon's 24-12 win over the Buffalo Bills:
FOXBOROUGH — Josh Gordon’s latest suspension isn’t good news for anybody. The talented but troubled receiver had emerged as one of Tom Brady’s most reliable receivers, and all season long he had earned praise from coaches and teammates for his ability to pick up the Patriots’ notoriously com…
FOXBOROUGH — What do we make of the New England Patriots right now? The Patriots have lost two games in a row in December for the first time since 2002, and both losses essentially came down to the final plays where the Patriots weren’t able to execute in the most crucial spots.
Monday morning, the New England Patriots woke up and found themselves in an unfamiliar position. Losers of two in a row in December for the first time since 2002, the Patriots are guaranteed to finish the regular season with at least five losses for the first time since 2009. The team also f…
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The celebratory mob scene in the corner of the end zone broke out far from Ryan Tannehill, leaving him in the open field, running and screaming as he waved his arms. Since he couldn’t find anyone to hug, he flopped to the grass on his back, the job done and the game won.
Any executive will tell you that free agency is an inexact science, but the Red Sox have hit on quite a few signings that have been catalysts to World Series rings.
FOXBOROUGH — To quote one of the greatest quotes of all, Bill Parcells, after Sunday night’s game at Gillette Stadium, most of the Minnesota Vikings looked like a ball in tall grass.
Coming off a lopsided road loss to the Tennessee Titans, the New England Patriots have a badly needed weekend off. Looking ahead to the remaining six games, here are five thoughts on where the Patriots currently stand and what fans should pay attention to as the season nears its end.
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston's Mookie Betts and Milwaukee's Christian Yelich were runaway winners of the Most Valuable Player awards after the 26-year-old outfielders each led their teams to first-place finishes with dominant seasons that included batting titles.
FOXBOROUGH — Chris McMahon first met Obi Melifonwu nearly 10 years ago. Then the defensive coordinator at Grafton High School in central Massachusetts, McMahon was struck by the eighth grader’s prodigious talent, uncommon humility and desire to improve. He could immediately tell that this ki…
FOXBOROUGH — The game was tied at 10-10 with 3:52 to play before halftime. James White had just gotten his 10th touch of the night, rushing for 6 yards and a first down to bring the Patriots to their own 39-yard-line. One of only two running backs on the roster, White was perhaps the player …
FOXBORO — When this craziness — of some local team or teams competing for a championship every year — all started about 15 years ago, the Boston Red Sox were vintage Boston Red Sox.
BOSTON — Playoff hero David Price smiled atop a Duck Boat and waved to fans as he paraded through the city of Boston, a World Series Champion.
LOS ANGELES — Before the playoffs started, a brief meeting in Alex Cora’s office affirmed that there wouldn’t be any egos standing between him and managing his way in October.
LOS ANGELES — There are a few people that witnessed the transformation of the Boston Red Sox up close. Or in Mariano Rivera’s case, really up close.
This Week's Circulars
BEVERLY — Windover Development founder Steven Dodge, whose company became a major builder on Cape Ann and the North Shore, died in a bike accident in Florida on Wednesday, according to media reports.
- Windover founder Steve Dodge dies in bike accident
- Jesuits who served in Gloucester accused of abuse
- Gloucester man jailed in child porn case
- Superfine Food closes two restaurants
- Rockport jazz students set sights on Berklee top spot
- Accused bank robber remains held in jail
- Potty peeper takes a plea