Burden of a “Beast”; Steelers know they must stop Gronkowski

Football 12/13/18, 17:40

The words tumble out of Sean Davis' mouth casually when describing Rob Gronkowski, as if they come up regularly in conversation when the Pittsburgh Steelers safety and his teammates are discussing New England tight end Rob Gronkowski.Words like "beast" and "freak," all spoken with a mixture of admiration, respect and ...

Patriots ‘on to Pittsburgh’ after stunning loss to Dolphins

Sports 12/10/18, 19:19

More times than not, the sight of Rob Gronkowski approaching the end zone has signaled good things happening for the New England Patriots.Yet there was the image of Gronkowski awkwardly crashing to the ground in a desperate attempt to prevent Kenyan Drake from crossing the goal line during Sunday's last-second ...

NFL ICYMI: Good as Belichick is, Pats erred on Miami Miracle

Sports 12/10/18, 03:10

Bill Belichick is universally recognized as one of the best coaches — if not THE best coach — in NFL history, and he owns the Super Bowl titles to prove it. That doesn't mean he — or his entire New England Patriots staff — is infallible.Exhibit A: The Miami Miracle.With ...

Drake scores on wild final play as Miami beats Pats 34-33

Football 12/09/18, 16:28

Kenyan Drake ran the last 52 yards as the Miami Dolphins scored on a pass and double lateral on the final play Sunday to beat the New England Patriots 34-33.The Patriots were 16 seconds from clinching their 10th consecutive AFC East title when the Dolphins scored on the 69-yard play ...

Gronk, Michel returning to form at right time for Patriots

Football 11/26/18, 18:16

Entering their bye last week, the repeated refrain coming out of the Patriots' locker room was a need for more balance and consistency on offense.New England struggled with both over a four-game stretch in late October and early November as tight end Rob Gronkowski and rookie running back Sony Michel ...

Brady new NFL leader in yards passing, Pats top Jets 27-13

Football 11/25/18, 16:19

Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes and became the NFL's career leader in total yards passing in regular-season and playoff games, leading the New England Patriots to a 27-13 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday.Brady also reached 3,000 yards passing for the 16th straight season, tying Peyton Manning ...

Zach Ertz on record-setting pace for tight ends

Football 11/15/18, 03:38

Zach Ertz caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in Philadelphia's victory over New England in the Super Bowl and hasn't stopped making receptions.Ertz is on pace to have a record-setting season for tight ends.Carson Wentz's favorite target has 75 catches for 789 yards and five touchdowns in nine games. If he ...

Tom Brady already was the GOAT before beating Aaron Rodgers

Football 11/05/18, 03:41

Tom Brady didn't have to beat Aaron Rodgers in only their second head-to-head matchup to prove he's the best quarterback of all time.The GOAT did it, anyway.Brady threw for 294 yards and one touchdown to lead the New England Patriots to a 31-17 victory over Rodgers and the Green Bay ...

Edelman In, Gronk Out at Patriots Practice

Football 11/02/18, 07:30

By Kevin DuffyBoston HeraldFOXBORO -- The Patriots got star receiver Julian Edelman back on the practice field this afternoon after a one-day absence.His return coincides with the absence of tight end Rob Gronkowski, however.Gronkowski has battled ankle and back injuries in recent weeks. Back spasms prevented him from playing in ...

Special teams issues doom Bears against Patriots

Football 10/21/18, 21:13

Nick Kwiatkoski and DeAndre Houston-Carson combined for a big play for the Chicago Bears on a kickoff in the first quarter against the New England Patriots on Sunday.Chicago's (not very) special teams got progressively worse from there.The Bears managed very little resistance on Cordarrelle Patterson's 95-yard kickoff return for a ...

When Patriots need a big play, it’s Brady to Gronk

Football 10/15/18, 19:50

When the going gets tough, Tom Brady goes to Rob Gronkowski.The Patriots tight end had only three catches against the Chiefs on Sunday night, but he had big gains on each of the team's final two drives to help New England beat previously undefeated Kansas City 43-40.Gronkowski had a 42-yard ...

ICYMI in NFL Week 4: Earl Thomas’ middle finger says plenty

Football 10/01/18, 03:15

Whether or not Earl Thomas should have raised his middle finger in the direction of his team's sideline, this much is clear: His broken leg amid an ongoing flap with the Seattle Seahawks illustrates why the lack of guaranteed contracts is such a problem for NFL players.This is exactly what ...

Patriots stop skid, hand Dolphins 1st loss in 38-7 rout

Football 09/30/18, 21:51

The Patriots' losing streak is over.And so is the Dolphins' undefeated start.Tom Brady threw for 274 yards and three touchdowns and the New England Patriots handed Miami its first loss of the season in a 38-7 rout on Sunday.It denied the Dolphins (3-1) their first 4-0 start since Hall of ...

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