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After tough year, Gronk coming alive at right time for Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Even as Rob Gronkowski turned in a vintage performance with his big grabs down the stretch in the AFC championship game, the veteran Patriots tight end also did plenty of dirty work. Gronk the blocker? The label didn’t fit in the past. But this season, one of the best receiving tight […]
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Patriots preparing for anything in rematch with KC’s Mahomes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In their first meeting with Kansas City, the Patriots had quarterback Patrick Mahomes figured out — at least for a half. Creative and efficient in leading the Chiefs to a 5-0 start to the regular season, the second-year phenom looked very ordinary in the opening 30 minutes of their Oct. 14 […]
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Patriots’ Edelman still making most of his opportunities

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — His face was still a little flushed from stepping out of the subfreezing temperatures at Gillette Stadium field just minutes following the Patriots’ 41-28 divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday . Still, Julian Edelman stood at his locker satisfied — at least for a moment. Then he was […]
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Patriots offense thriving after emphasis of rushing game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This much is clear about the Patriots’ latest run to the AFC championship game: it’s come with a lot of introspection and reinvention on offense. Gone are the days in which New England can just bank on Tom Brady piling up four-touchdown games on a weekly basis or can simply toss […]
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Alexander: Strong Chargers’ season ends with an abysmal day against Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A helpful Patriots fan draped a banner over the field railing at Gillette Stadium before Sunday’s game. It read: “Ready The Gun Powdah.” For what? To put the visiting Chargers out of their misery? This dreary afternoon, this 48-21 beatdown by New England in the AFC Divisional Round, was like playing Madden and setting it to “extreme embarrassment” level. This was a Chargers defense, so competent last week against a multi-dimensional rookie quarterback, reduced to pylons and b...
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Antonio Gates doesn’t want his Chargers career to end with loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A year ago as his season ended, Antonio Gates said he wanted to return for another year and talked of his goal of getting to a Super Bowl. He may have been one of the few convinced that could happen as a Charger. And after being brought back in because of Hunter Henry’s injury, and being part of a team that got within two victories of Atlanta, the 38-year-old Gates indicated Sunday afternoon he’d like at least one more crack at it, as a Charger. Sign up for Home Turf and get...
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Chargers blown out of NFL playoffs by Tom Brady and New England Patriots

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes under pressure from New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower (54) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers (98) sacks Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/St...
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Chargers defense a no-show in playoff loss to Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With a few minutes left in the first half, on their fifth attempt to slow down Tom Brady and the Patriots, the Los Angeles Chargers finally managed a defensive stop. It was only temporary. Desmond King fumbled New England’s first punt of the game, Albert McClellan recovered the ball just inches […]
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Photos: Chargers vs. New England Patriots in AFC divisional playoffs

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen scores a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passes under pressure from New England Patriots defensive end John Simon (55) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) ...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Chargers, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen, FOXBOROUGH Mass, Los Angeles Chargers, Gillette Stadium, Julian Edelman, Desmond King, Brandon Mebane, Mike Williams


Sarah Thomas 1st female on-field NFL playoff game official

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sarah Thomas is the first woman to work an NFL playoff game as an on-field official. Thomas was the down judge in Sunday’s divisional round game between New England and the Los Angeles Chargers. That’s a first, according to the league’s Twitter account . Thomas was hired in 2015 and was […]
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Moment of silence for daughter of Chargers’ Brandon Mebane

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The daughter of Chargers defensive lineman Brandon Mebane was remembered before Los Angeles’ playoff game against the New England Patriots. The Patriots asked fans to stand and observe a moment of silence for Makenna Mebane, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 7 weeks. She was born with a […]
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Patriots without Wise; Gordon and Henry active for Chargers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots will be without defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. when New England hosts the Chargers in the divisional playoffs. Wise was limited all week with an ankle injury. His absence is a blow to the Patriots’ pass rush as they prepare to attack Los Angeles quarterback Philip Rivers. Wise appeared […]
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Chargers TE Hunter Henry active for playoff game against New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Hunter Henry is expected to play in his first game in more than a year. The Chargers made the tight end active 90 minutes before Sunday’s divisional-round playoff game against the New England Patriots. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. Henry missed all of the regular season with a torn ACL. He was added to the 53-man roster on Monday. Henry ran routes during pregame drills at Gillette Stadium, where...
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Rivers, Chargers look to end dominance by Brady, Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady typically shrugs off any mention of records or milestones he sets. But even he had to chuckle at the one he and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will mark when they meet in Sunday’s divisional playoffs. Brady, who will be 41 years and 163 days old, and Rivers, at 37 […]
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Foxboro(ugh!): Where Visiting N.F.L. Teams Hate to Play

The New England Patriots are 19-3 in playoff games in this century in Foxborough, Mass. — or is it Foxboro? — their out-of-the-way, small-town home since 1971.
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Chargers vs. New England Patriots: Who has the edge?

CHARGERS (13-4) AT PATRIOTS (11-5) When: Sunday, 10:05 a.m. PT Where: Gillette Stadium Line: Patriots by 4 TV/Radio: KCBS-2; 640-AM, 980-AM (Spanish) Weather: The forecast calls for a high of 29 degrees on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. The week started with the predictions of three to five inches of snow at kickoff, according to Weather.com. No snow was expected as of Friday. It’s supposed to be cloudy in the morning, but mostly sunny in the afternoon. “In California, you can’t prepare for that,” ...
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Brady ready for cold weather, LA Chargers on Sunday

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — His coach downplays it. Tom Brady does not. Brady knows the cold-weather New England Patriots should have an advantage when they host the warm-weather Los Angeles Chargers in Sunday’s AFC divisional-round game. Hours before, Bill Belichick said, “We’re playing the Chargers. We’re not playing the weather — whatever it is, it […]
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Patriots’ playoff run special for McCourty twins

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jason McCourty has taken longer than usual to do things around the Patriots practice facility this week as he’s prepared for their divisional playoff matchup with the Chargers. He’s been one of the first to arrive at breakfast with his teammates. He’s lingered in meetings and often been one of the […]
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Pats’ McDaniels: ‘Book is closed’ interviewing for open jobs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Josh McDaniels expects to be with the New England Patriots for at least another season. The Patriots offensive coordinator said Tuesday that “the book is closed” on him interviewing for other open head coaching jobs and that he is committed to New England moving forward. McDaniels said during a conference call […]
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Brady’s respect for Rivers is high entering playoff matchup

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady doesn’t know Philip Rivers well on a personal level. But as the Patriots quarterback began his preparations for Sunday’s divisional playoff game with the Chargers, he said he only had to think back to their AFC championship game matchup during the 2007 season to remind himself of Rivers’ toughness. […]
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Patriots hope adversity has prepared them for playoffs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The 2018 season has been one of constant adaptation for the defending AFC champion Patriots. From adjusting after Julian Edelman’s four-game suspension to open the season to a surprise 1-2 start to dealing with several injuries at running back to Josh Gordon’s arrival and abrupt departure , New England’s mettle has […]
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Another playoff berth, another bye for Brady and Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots center David Andrews has gone to the playoffs every year he’s been in the NFL, reaching the AFC title game in his first three tries and making the Super Bowl twice. Something he’s never done: played on wild-card weekend. “I don’t know what it’s like doing it any […]
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Patriots beat Jets 38-3, clinch another 1st-round bye

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for three first-half touchdowns and the New England Patriots clinched their ninth straight first-round bye in the playoffs on Sunday with a 38-3 victory over the New York Jets. The Patriots (11-5) finished the season undefeated at home, and they guaranteed themselves at least one playoff game in […]
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QB Brady, Patriots expect tough challenge from Jets

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Yes, Tom Brady still wants to play next season. And beyond. But first up is Sunday’s regular-season finale and then the playoffs for the New England Patriots. The 41-year-old Brady reiterated Friday that he plans to play in 2019, and then quickly tried to return the focus to this weekend’s game […]
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Bills’ McCoy has rocky return on and off field

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy had a rocky return from injury, both on and off the field. After missing one game with a hamstring injury, McCoy managed only nine yards on six carries and 10 yards on three catches in Sunday’s 24-12 loss to the New England Patriots. The six-time […]
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Brady on Pats losing Gordon: ‘There wasn’t much reaction’

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady has a 29-3 record against the Buffalo Bills, the most victories by a quarterback against one opponent. A 30th will give the Patriots their 10th straight AFC East crown. But he won’t have suspended receiver Josh Gordon, who was starting to carve out a vital role in the England’s […]
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Patriots chasing 10th straight AFC East crown vs. Bills

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For nine straight years, the final few weeks of the regular season for the Patriots have included the celebration of an AFC East title and typically an accompanying first-round bye in the playoffs. New England can lock up a 10th consecutive division crown Sunday with a win or tie against Buffalo, […]
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Patriots ‘on to Pittsburgh’ after stunning loss to Dolphins

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — 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 […]
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Patriots QB Brady missing from start of Friday practice

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was absent at the start of practice on Friday, the team’s last before its game against the New York Jets. The 41-year-old three-time NFL MVP hurt his knee when he slipped after receiving a pass in last week’s game against Tennessee. He was listed on […]
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