Develin is ‘the hammer’ that powers Patriots’ running game

Football 01/30/19, 20:25

James Develin will reach into his past every now and then by pulling out one of his notebooks from his junior and senior years at Brown University.The New England Patriots fullback flips through a few pages, shakes his head and can barely remember what he scribbled on them on his ...

Patriots-Chiefs Matchups

Football 01/17/19, 16:18

It will be dark and cold, perhaps absurdly cold, Sunday night in Kansas City. Arrowhead Stadium will be lit up, though, and the winner of the Patriots-Chiefs game will head to Atlanta for the Super Bowl.Here's how they match up:WHEN NEW ENGLAND HAS THE BALLAs they have much of the ...

Patriots playing for 1st-round bye in home matchup with Jets

Football 12/27/18, 16:40

The New England Patriots have approached the final week of the regular season with a postseason-like focus.No, really. A first-round bye through the AFC playoffs is on the line Sunday, so they insist they're not taking their game against the lowly New York Jets lightly."It's a one-game season," running back ...

James White’s expanded role helps Patriots’ offense

Football 12/26/18, 17:37

The last time James White faced the New York Jets, he set a career high for rushing yards in a game.That game also marked the start of a stretch in which the ground attack has taken on added importance for White's New England Patriots, who bring a 10-5 record into ...

James White a key to Patriots’ offensive production

Football 12/19/18, 17:30

The numbers don't lie: The New England Patriots are a better offensive team in 2018 when James White is on the field.The running back, known more for his pass catching than his running, has seen his number of snaps slip the past two weeks with the return of the previously ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Digging into implied totals for daily lineups

Football 11/21/18, 01:23

It's almost time for reflection in season-long fantasy leagues, but not in daily.As the playoff races heat up, so do the prize pools in daily fantasy and we can still gain an edge by looking in-depth at some of the teams in the best position to succeed in Week 12. ...

Patriots’ Patterson has become revelation out of backfield

Football 11/05/18, 18:03

To be a productive member of the New England Patriots, it's usually best to approach the game plan each week with adaptive eyes.No one has learned that lesson more this season than receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.When he was traded by Oakland to the Patriots in March, Patterson arrived in New England ...

Brady, Patriots beat Rodgers, Packers 31-17

Sports 11/05/18, 00:35

Tom Brady threw for 294 yards and a touchdown, and James White ran for two scores to lead the New England Patriots to a 31-17 victory over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.It was the sixth straight victory for the Patriots (7-2).Green Bay Packers tight end ...

McCourty’s pick-6 seals Patriots’ 25-6 win over Bills

Football 10/29/18, 23:39

Devin McCourty returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown, and the New England Patriots' defense smothered the Buffalo Bills' anemic offense in a 25-6 win on Monday night.James White scored on a 1-yard run, and the Patriots relied more on Stephen Gostkowski's leg than on Tom Brady's arm for ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Raiders, Rams offer attractive daily stacks

Football 10/26/18, 16:34

Guaranteed prize pool tournaments on FanDuel and DraftKings have become a strategic focus for daily fantasy players at the same time the NFL becomes more of a passing league.With scoring up, a strategy of stacking — pairing a QB with his pass-catchers — has shown to be the best way ...

Brady reaches 500 TD passes in Patriots’ 38-24 win

Football 10/04/18, 23:48

Tom Brady reached 500 touchdown passes for his unparalleled career and the New England Patriots put together their second straight win after a mediocre start to the season, beating Indianapolis 38-24 on Thursday night.Brady's 500th went to Josh Gordon, recently acquired from Cleveland, where he basically was unavailable through NFL ...

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