Posts Tagged ‘Patriots’

 New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) makes an adjustment at the line of scrimmage during the second quarter of a recent game the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium.

NFL game simulator finds Patriots have a 99 percent chance of winning the division

By Seth Koenig on Nov. 23, 2015, at 4:08 p.m.
According to the Times, with nearly 100 games still remaining in the professional football season, “there are 158 octillion different ways the NFL regular season could end.”
Top, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush; bottom, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush asks Patriots star Gronkowski to meet him in NH

By Seth Koenig on Oct. 20, 2015, at 10:06 a.m.
Can’t help bragging on my fantasy football team. Should’ve formed a league with other GOP candidates. — Jeb Bush (@JebBush) October 19, 2015 Rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been quasi-endorsed by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, so now Jeb Bush is looking for some of the …

Ex-UMaine star to coach Bangor Christian basketball team

By Ernie Clark on Nov. 03, 2010, at 6:07 p.m.
BANGOR — Kevin Reed had a star-studded basketball career at the University of Maine, then went on to play professionally for three years in Europe. Now the former Black Bears guard hopes to translate that accumulated knowledge of the sport into success for the Bangor Christian boys basketball team as …

Patriots Branch out in new direction at receiver

The Associated Press on Oct. 22, 2010, at 7:05 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Deion Branch was immediately excited when he found out he was being traded to the New England Patriots. His wife, however, needed some convincing. “It kind of hit her a little bit and I had to calm her down. I think it was more so with pulling …

Branch sparks Patriots comeback to 23-20 OT win

By HOWARD ULMAN on Oct. 17, 2010, at 12:05 a.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Four years after leaving the Patriots, Deion Branch felt like — and played like — he’d never been gone. New England reacquired Tom Brady’s old reliable receiver five days after trading Randy Moss and, with less than a week of practice, Branch sparked a comeback from a …

Moss-less Patriots seek win in Ravens rematch

By HOWARD ULMAN on Oct. 14, 2010, at 4:35 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Baltimore Ravens steamrolled New England in their last meeting. And the Patriots had big-play receiver Randy Moss then. Now he’s gone, the Ravens return Sunday with an improved offense and the Patriots still think about the 33-14 loss in the first round of the playoffs last …

WR Tate’s role likely to expand with Moss gone

By HOWARD ULMAN on Oct. 14, 2010, at 4:25 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Brandon Tate already has made an impact this season with two touchdowns on kickoff returns for the New England Patriots. Now he should get more of a chance as a receiver. With Randy Moss traded to Minnesota and Deion Branch newly arrived in a deal with Seattle, …

Branch practices with Patriots

By HOWARD ULMAN on Oct. 12, 2010, at 2 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Together again, Deion Branch and Tom Brady walked side-by-side to the sunny practice field. The Patriots new wide receiver was getting a crash course on plays installed since he left in 2006 after they were part of two NFL championships. “I still remember some plays,” Branch said …

Seahawks WR Deion Branch traded to New England

By TIM BOOTH on Oct. 11, 2010, at 7:50 p.m.
RENTON, Wash. — Deion Branch is headed back to New England and a reunion with Tom Brady. Branch, the former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver with the Patriots, was traded Monday night from the Seattle Seahawks to New England. The Seahawks confirmed the trade late Monday night. first reported …

Belichick: No discipline problems with Moss

By HOWARD ULMAN on Oct. 07, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Wes Welker may become more of a leader. Vince Wilfork doesn’t know if the team will be better or worse. Bill Belichick says he has confidence in all his players. The New England Patriots moved on without Randy Moss on Thursday when they practiced for the first …

AP Source: Patriots, Vikings discussing Moss trade

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI on Oct. 05, 2010, at 10:20 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — The New England Patriots and Vikings are discussing a trade that would bring star receiver Randy Moss back to Minnesota. A league source spoke to The Associated Press about the discussions on condition of anonymity on Tuesday night because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the …

After impressive win, Belichick looking ahead

By HOWARD ULMAN on Oct. 05, 2010, at 7:50 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In Scott O’Brien’s first year as special teams coach of the New England Patriots, his players didn’t block a single kick. In his second year, the same player blocked two in 15 minutes on Monday night. While the Miami Dolphins fired special teams coordinator John Bonamego after …

Special teams lead Pats past Dolphins 41-14

The Associated Press on Oct. 05, 2010, at 12:09 a.m.
By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI — The New England Patriots rang up another big score, this time with little input from the offense. Patrick Chung blocked two kicks and returned an interception for a touchdown, and New England scored twice on special teams to beat the hapless Miami …

Young Dolphins D braces for Brady

By STEVEN WINE on Sept. 30, 2010, at 6:55 p.m.
MIAMI (AP) — There was a time when the Miami Dolphins made Tom Brady look like a sixth-round draft pick. That was in the early 2000s, when the Dolphins had Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas, Sam Madison and Patrick Surtain. They employed a basic scheme that bothered Brady a bunch. “Best …
Bangor Christian's Christopher Parent (left) and Foxcroft Academy's  Ethan Kelly go up for a header during the second half of the game in Bangor Wednesday afternoon. (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

Patriots show off scoring balance in win over Ponies

By Larry Mahoney on Sept. 29, 2010, at 9:06 p.m.
BANGOR — Bangor Christian High School junior striker Brad Wilcox entered Wednesday’s game against Foxcroft Academy with 20 goals and five assists in seven games. The defending state Class D soccer champs proved they have plenty of other weapons to complement the dynamic Wilcox. Senior midfielder Zach Sirois had a …

Brady throws for 3 TDs, Pats beat Bills 38-30

The Associated Press on Sept. 26, 2010, at 7:16 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady regained his touch against his personal pushovers. The New England Patriots retained theirs against Buffalo with a 38-30 win Sunday, their 14th straight over the Bills. Brady improved to 16-1 against the Bills, completing 21 of 27 passes for 252 yards, three touchdowns and no …

Pats try to extend 13-game win streak vs. Bills

The Associated Press on Sept. 24, 2010, at 5:23 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Buffalo Bills keep changing coaches and quarterbacks. Someday one of those combinations might beat the New England Patriots. Since beating the Patriots in the 2003 season opener, the doormats of the AFC East have lost every meeting to the team that has dominated the division. That’s …

Procter-Gamble extends Gillette Stadium deal to 2031

The Associated Press on Sept. 22, 2010, at 9:34 p.m.
CINCINNATI — The Procter & Gamble Co. plans to keep the Gillette name on the home of the New England Patriots through the 2031 football season. The Cincinnati-based consumer products maker said Wednesday it has extended its sponsorship and naming rights deal by 14 years with The Kraft Group, the …

Patriots second-half problems persist

The Associated Press on Sept. 22, 2010, at 6:35 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When the second half starts, the New England Patriots stumble. It happened last season and it happened again in the first two games this season. They’ve had about as much success explaining it as they’ve had trying to fix it. “We just didn’t do well enough,” coach …

Pats struggle in 2nd half; Sanchez sparks Jets

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. on Sept. 19, 2010, at 8:29 p.m.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Call the second game of the New York Jets’ reality season “Hard to Believe.” Because just when it looked as though a bad week on and off the field would taint the Jets’ season, along came Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. But, looking more …