MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady visited with his family in the postgame locker room Sunday while the New England Patriots were still trying to figure out how they had just lost.
Brady’s young daughter offered an explanation.
“Daddy,” she said, “I think the reason you lost is ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Darnold had difficulty containing his excitement after the New York Jets rookie enjoyed his first fourth-quarter comeback victory in the NFL.
On the other side of the tunnel, Buffalo rookie Josh Allen had difficulty keeping his frustrations in check after his ...
The Los Angeles Rams already have won the NFC West and could have some company in the playoffs by the end of Sunday’s play.
Plus, the Rams can clinch a first-round bye with a victory at Chicago in the night game.
New Orleans will win the NFC South by beating or tying Tampa Bay or ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady has one simple answer to why his New England Patriots have struggled in Miami.
“They play well and we don’t,” Brady said Friday.
He was smiling, but you know — and he knows — winning in Miami is one thing in a brilliant career that Brady hasn’t been ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The only time rookie quarterbacks Josh Allen and Sam Darnold got on the field when the Bills faced the Jets a month ago was to shake hands following Buffalo’s lopsided victory.
On Sunday, much more is anticipated from both when the two AFC East teams meet in ...
Patriots favored despite recent struggles in Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Tannehill was heading out the door when someone noted the predicted high temperature of 83 for Sunday’s game between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots.
“Not quite hot enough,” Tannehill responded with a smile.
Turn up the heat. That’s what the Dolphins ...
NEW YORK (AP) — The mood around the Jets’ facility was predictably somber, a mix of disappointment and disbelief after another brutal loss.
New York blew a 16-0 lead at Tennessee on Sunday before falling to the Titans 26-22, the ...
Bills trending upward as they renew rivalry with Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) — The season is heading in opposite directions for the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, which has brought them closer together in the AFC East standings.
The Bills (4-7) have won two games in a row to stoke ...
Bills DT Phillips will bring hard feelings back to Miami
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Jordan Phillips is not waiting to tee off on his former team, the Miami Dolphins.
Phillips was released by the Dolphins during Week 5. He said Wednesday he’s glad to be gone, and fired up about returning to Miami when the AFC East rivals meet ...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady set yet another NFL record. Ho-hum. The New England Patriots quarterback was more excited about earning another victory.
Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the career leader in total yards passing in regular-season and playoff games, leading ...
Sorry, Yogi. It is over before it’s over in NFL divisions
Sorry, Yogi. Maybe it is over before it’s over.
Just look at most of the NFL division races.
The NFC West will be over if Seattle loses at Carolina on Sunday. The AFC West looks done in favor of Kansas City.
Both South divisions are runaways for the Saints in the NFC, the ...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The buzz that once surrounded the AFC East rivalry between the New England Patriots and New York Jets isn’t quite what it was.
There always seemed to be a little extra something about the week leading up to the teams’ two meetings every regular season, with ...
So where are the Patriots, Bills, Jets and Dolphins this week?
In a rarity for the NFL, the entire AFC East is off in Week 11. Also not playing this week are San Francisco (2-8) and Cleveland (3-6-1).
The Patriots (7-3) have a two-game lead over Miami (5-5) in a ...
After taxing stretch, Brady to use bye to recharge, improve
BOSTON (AP) — If his 19th NFL season has been at all more taxing than any of the previous 18, Tom Brady isn’t willing to say so.
Even if his play on the field through the Patriots’ first 10 games this season might suggest otherwise.
Last season, at age 40 Brady became the oldest ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have been adept at masking most of their issues this season.
After a 1-2 start by New England that seemed to offer at least a sliver of opportunity for someone to end its streak of nine straight AFC East titles, it hushed those rumblings by running off ...
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Drew Brees and Tom Brady enter Week 10 of the NFL’s schedule neck and neck in closing in on matching Brett Favre for second place on the career regular-season list.
Brees has 506 touchdowns passing, two behind Favre, as the New Orleans Saints play at Cincinnati. And Brady has 505 with his ...
Losses, ugly offenses, QB uncertainty mark Bills-Jets
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even the most die-hard of Bills and Jets fans might have a tough time getting fired up about this one.
Struggling offenses, quarterback questions and losing streaks are the ugly story lines marking the latest matchup of AFC East rivals, the first of their two ...
BUFFALO (2-7) at NEW YORK JETS (3-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Jets by 7½
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Buffalo 3-6, New York 3-6
SERIES RECORD — Bills lead 61-54
LAST MEETING — Jets beat Bills 34-21, Nov. 2, 2017
LAST WEEK — Bills lost to Bears 41-9; Jets ...
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are about to find out just where they stand.
The NFC North leaders are staring at three straight division games after playing four in a row against the AFC East. And they don’t need to be reminded how important this upcoming stretch is.
NEW ENGLAND (5-2) at BUFFALO (2-5)
Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN
OPENING LINE — Patriots by 11
RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 4-3, Buffalo 3-4
SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 72-43-1
LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Bills 37-16, Dec. 24, 2017
LAST WEEK — Patriots beat ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to play Monday night against the AFC East rival New England Patriots.
McCoy was hurt when he landed on his head while being tackled along the sideline on Buffalo’s second play ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable for Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots.
McCoy has not been cleared to play yet despite practicing on a limited basis the past three days, as he’s ...
MIAMI (4-3) at HOUSTON (4-3)
Thursday, 8:20 p.m. ET, Fox/NFLN
OPENING LINE - Texans by 7
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 4-3, Houston 2-5
SERIES RECORD - Texans lead series 7-1
LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Texans 44-26, Oct. 25, 2015
LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost to ...
The Houston Texans began the season 0-3 despite high expectations. They’ve now won four in a row, and those high expectations have returned.
Miami had a good start, going 3-0, but now has faltered and stands 4-3 with an uncertain situation at quarterback.
Things are looking up for ...
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says rookie quarterback Josh Allen will miss his second game due to a sprained elbow and newcomer Derek Anderson will start against the New England Patriots next week.
McDermott continues to list Allen as week to week after he ...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The most prolific game of Brock Osweiler’s career may have been a cameo.
With Ryan Tannehill nursing an injury to his throwing shoulder, it was uncertain Monday whether Osweiler will get another start for the Miami Dolphins.
Tannehill accepts blame following Dolphins collapse
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — With three offensive linemen hurt, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill was feeling the heat Monday.
From his critics, that is.
Tannehill took a pounding in the Dolphins’ latest defeat Sunday at Cincinnati, and then caught plenty of blame for his team’s second ...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The standings Monday offered small consolation for the first-place Miami Dolphins.
They hardly felt or looked like the best team in the AFC East after a 38-7 loss at New England . The drubbing left the ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots reminded everyone why they are still the pride of the AFC East.
With a 3-0 start to the season, the Miami Dolphins emerged as an early threat to the Patriots’ run of nine consecutive division titles.
The Dolphins are now left to ...
Dolphins vow to move on after humbling 38-7 loss to Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins’ undefeated start to the season came with some early excitement heading into their matchup at New England.
That buzz went flat again — in a familiar place — following Miami’s
Unbeaten Dolphins look to earn rare road win vs. Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Using some occasional trickery against the Patriots has previously been a winning formula for the Dolphins.
The last time Miami won at New England was in 2008, when Tom Brady was sidelined for the season and the Dolphins sprung the wildcat on Patriots coach Bill ...
Jets get back to work with focus on Jags, not loss to Browns
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold and the New York Jets were back on the practice field after some time away.
Time enough to mostly clear their heads of the miserable 21-17 loss at Cleveland last Thursday , not that the ...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are off to a perfect start, which they know guarantees nothing.
Before now, the most recent season where the Dolphins started 2-0 ended up with them missing the playoffs. And the last time they started 0-2, they actually went to the ...
Dolphins sitting in 1st place in AFC East with 2-0 start
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sure, it’s just two games in and early overreactions can look silly fast. But the Miami Dolphins are 2-0 for the first time since 2013 and sitting in first place in the AFC East.
It’s a promising start for a squad that had plenty of questions entering the ...
AFC East rivals Dolphins, Jets look to start season 2-0
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Welcome to the Dolphins-Jets rivalry, Sam Darnold.
New York’s rookie quarterback will be under center and in the spotlight for the latest matchup of AFC East enemies Sunday at MetLife Stadium, with a 2-0 start to the season on the line.
It might not sound ...
MIAMI (1-0) at NEW YORK JETS (1-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Jets by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 1-0, New York 1-0
SERIES RECORD — Jets lead 54-50-1
LAST MEETING — Dolphins beat Jets 31-28, Oct. 22, 2017
LAST WEEK — Dolphins beat Titans 27-20; Jets ...
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran running back and special teams contributor Brandon Bolden has been signed by the Miami Dolphins three days after he was released by AFC East rival New England.
The Dolphins also released center Travis Swanson on Tuesday, one day after he signed with the ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — One of these seasons, the New England Patriots won’t cruise through the AFC East to an easy division title and position themselves, more often than not, for a Super Bowl run.
One of these seasons, 40-something quarterback Tom Brady will begin showing his age and ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone’s still chasing the New England Patriots in the AFC East.
Many of the faces change every year in Miami, Buffalo, New York — and even in Foxborough — but Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are constants in the division.
So are AFC East titles for the Patriots. ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A county medical examiner says Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano died of heart disease.
The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Monday that the 56-year-old Sparano died of arteriosclerotic heart disease, or hardening of the arteries. The ...
MIAMI (AP) — Tony Sparano once beat Bill Belichick with the single wing, but wasn’t as old as that made him sound.
Sparano was only 56 when he died unexpectedly Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings announced his death in a statement that did not provide a cause.
He had been the Vikings’ ...
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Foxborough, Massachusetts
LAST YEAR: New England lost twice in its first four games but recovered to win 11 of its final 12 behind MVP season of quarterback Tom Brady. He impressed at age 40, throwing for 4,577 yards, 32 touchdowns and ...
Longtime Jets LB David Harris retires after 11 seasons
The Hitman has made his final tackle.
Former New York Jets linebacker David Harris, second on the team’s career tackles list, retired Friday night after 11 NFL seasons. Harris made the announcement in a statement ...
JETS (5-10) at PATRIOTS (12-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Patriots by 17
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Jets 8-5-2, Patriots 10-5
SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 62-54-1
LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Jets 24-17, Oct. 15
LAST WEEK — Jets lost to Chargers 14-7; ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With one game left in the regular season, the New England Patriots are exactly where they want to be.
Gone are most of the questions that dogged the defending Super Bowl champions after a perplexing 2-2 start: Is Tom Brady finally fading at age 40? Why are there so ...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For the better part of two decades, the second meeting of the regular season between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots has had only mild drama attached to it.
That won’t be the case for Sunday’s matchup.
New England (11-3) wrapped up its ninth ...
NEW YORK (AP) — With the regular season winding down, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the rest of the New England Patriots are back in a familiar spot.
On top of the NFL.
The Patriots moved up two spots to No. 1 in the AP Pro32 poll on Tuesday, ...
Patriots ride Gronkowski to 9th straight AFC East title
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers still can’t figure out how to cover Rob Gronkowski. The AFC East still can’t figure out how to catch up with the New England Patriots. And now any AFC team that wants to do it in the playoffs will likely have to do it in Foxborough.
Good luck with ...
Pittsburgh — The New England Patriots have built a dynasty on second chances. Miss an opportunity to bury the Super Bowl champions and they will find a way to find a way, usually behind a mix of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, and defensive playmaking at just the right time.
It’s a lesson ...