FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When Patriots linebacker Matt Judon is lined up alongside Lawrence Guy, he expects good things to happen.
As teammates in Baltimore early in their careers, they often took turns clearing paths for one another to get the quarterback.
Bill Belichick will appreciate reaching another coaching milestone some other time. Just getting a win was all that mattered Sunday.
Belichick passed George Halas for second place on the NFL's career victories list and the last-place New England Patriots continued their mastery of the surprising New York Jets by beating them for the 13th straight time, 22-17.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bailey Zappe wasn’t the best player on the field for the Patriots during their matchup with the Lions.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer left New England's game with the Green Bay Packers because of a head injury.
Bailey Zappe, a rookie fourth-round pick from Western Kentucky, took over for Hoyer and made his NFL debut Sunday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots kicker Nick Folk made a 35-yard field goal in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens that was his 57th in a row from inside 50 yards — an NFL record.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots took a step in rebuilding their secondary following the departure of cornerback J.C. Jackson on Wednesday, signing former Texans defensive back Terrance Mitchell.
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots haven’t played their best football in close games this season.
A red zone fumble by Damien Harris cost them late against Miami in the season opener. A stalled drive and missed field goal ended their comeback hopes against Tom Brady and Tampa Bay.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Adrian Phillips has been gone from the Los Angeles Chargers for nearly two seasons. He got his greatest revenge against his former team on Sunday.
The New England safety intercepted two passes and returned one for the go-ahead touchdown as the Patriots rallied for a 27-24 victory over the Chargers.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots needed a late-game rally to avert a loss at Houston on Sunday.
They are hoping to keep the momentum going — and get much better luck on the injury front — as they return home to prepare for a visit from one of the league’s hottest teams.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans looked to be on the way to their first win since the opener after building a nice lead with a solid first half Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Instead, a second half filled with mistakes, penalties and a bizarre punt for no yards led to a fourth straight loss.
HOUSTON (AP) — Trailing on the road in the fourth quarter, the New England Patriots needed Mac Jones to deliver on Sunday.
The rookie came through, throwing a touchdown pass to tie it before Nick Folk’s 21-yard field goal with 15 seconds left lifted the Patriots to a 25-22 win over the Houston Texans.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Nick Folk’s 56-yard field-goal attempt came within about a foot of spoiling Tom Brady’s return to New England.
Instead, it clanged off the left upright, cementing a 19-17 loss to the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday that underscored another night of missed opportunities for a Patriots team that fell to 1-3 for the first time since 2001.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Andy Reid kicked off Homecoming Sunday with a record-setting win in Philadelphia, and Tom Brady finished it with one of his own against Bill Belichick in New England.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots on Saturday elevated kicker Nick Folk and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer to the active roster from the practice squad.
Receiver Malcolm Perry was placed on injured reserve.
BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have signed rookie kicker Quinn Nordin, adding some depth prior to beginning their offseason workout program.
Nordin becomes the first undrafted rookie signed by New England following last week's draft...
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Cam Newton and the New England Patriots appeared headed to a fifth straight loss — this one against the winless New York Jets, of all teams...
NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Smith: three points. Michael Vick: seven.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed kicker Dan Carpenter to compete with incumbent Nick Folk, and released Billy Cundiff.
Carpenter was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, four days after he was signed to compete with Jay Feely.