Patriots embracing role of chaser after 3 straight losses

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have grown accustomed to playing the role of front-runner in the AFC East under Bill Belichick. But at 2-4 for the first time since 2000 and in...

Latest loss reveals just how deep Patriots' problems run

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots were hoping the problems that surfaced during their Week 6 loss to Denver were simply an aberration, a momentary setback rooted in the outbreak of coronavirus in ...

Cam Newton confident he can recover from dismal outing

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In the days leading up to the Patriots' matchup with the 49ers, Cam Newton said he felt like he hadn't played up to the expectations he set for himself prior to this season. ...

Wilson has 3 TDs before injury, 49ers crush Patriots 33-6

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jeff Wilson Jr. rushed for a career-high three touchdowns and 112 yards before leaving with an ankle injury and the San Francisco 49ers dominated in a 33-6 win over the New En...

Garoppolo, 49ers hope to add to Patriots' recent woes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When Jimmy Garoppolo arrived as a rookie quarterback in New England in 2014, it didn’t take long for his teammates to give Tom Brady’s new backup a nickname. ...

Patriots focus on offensive adjustments with 49ers up next

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Following a promising start, the Patriots offense is trudging through its first rough patch of 2020 under quarterback Cam Newton. The Patriots had their wor...

Resolve is high for Patriots after rough outing vs Broncos

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots did their best to prepare for their matchup with Denver while adjusting to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases in their locker room and the resulting lack of practice t...

Mistakes too much for Patriots to overcome in 18-12 loss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots expected to have rust coming off a long layoff and with a minimal amount of practice time after becoming the latest NFL team to deal with a coronavirus outbreak. ...

McManus' 6 FGs lift Broncos over Pats in COVID-delayed game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Denver kicker Brandon McManus had six field goals and linebacker Malik Reed came up with a big sack late to help the Broncos hold on for an 18-12 win over the New England Patr...

Patriots Broncos try again to play twice postponed game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Maybe the third attempt will result in a kickoff between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. After having their original Week 5 matchup twice postp...

Newton, Gilmore return, putting both on track to play

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Cam Newton and cornerback Stephon Gilmore returned to practice for the first time since testing positive for the coronavirus, putting both players on trac...

Pats prepare to host Broncos in shadow of positive tests

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For the second straight week, the New England Patriots are heading into a game after having their preparations disrupted by a teammate contracting coronavirus. ...

Patriots prepare to play Denver despite closed facility

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England coach Bill Belichick says the team is continuing to prepare to play this weekend against the Denver Broncos amid reports the Patriots returned no new positive COVI...

Patriots cancel practice amid reports of new positive test

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have canceled practice amid reports that a third player has tested positive for the coronavirus. Sports Illustrated reported that re...

Patriots have much to fix with Newton's status up in the air

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots anticipated having some offensive limitations without starting quarterback Cam Newton in the lineup against the defending champion Chiefs. It t...