PHILADELPHIA – If Lane Johnson had to read mean tweets, like they do periodically on Saturday Night Live, from New Englanders, it wouldn’t be pretty.
Recent Merrimack College Hall of Famer Ryan O’Rourke was relaxing in his hotel room in Santurce, Puerto Rico, when the news broke a few days ago.
This is the first of what could be many meetings between two dynamic young AFC quarterbacks when Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans visit Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
Patrick Mahomes entered the season as the odds-on favorite to win his second straight NFL MVP award. But, just past the midway point of the regular season, I’d rank the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback no higher than fifth in the race.
Travis Frederick didn’t fully understand the business of football when the Dallas Cowboys drafted their center six years ago and made him an instant starter.
FOXBOROUGH — The first thing you’ll notice is the hair. The billowing, blonde locks flowing from Chase Winovich’s helmet as he chases quarterbacks are impossible to miss.
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The San Francisco 49ers are the NFL’s last undefeated team, while Russell Wilson is making a very strong case for MVP consideration in Seattle.
The New England Patriots had a problem on Sunday night. And it wasn’t just their offensive line or the Baltimore Ravens’ shifty and rugged running back Mark Ingram.
The New England Patriots' dream of an undefeated season died on Sunday night, as the Patriots lost to the Baltimore Ravens 37-20. Here are five quick takes from the humbling loss.
Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly couldn’t do it in their one season as head coach in San Francisco. Kyle Shanahan hasn’t done it in two years with the 49ers.
FOXBOROUGH — A diving catch along the left sideline for 11 yards, a block on a 5-yard Brandon Bolden run, and a contested catch downfield for a 25-yard gain.
I remember the day, April 29, 2007. The New England Patriots acquired Hall-of-Fame talent but oft-disgruntled Randy Moss for a measly fourth-round pick.
FOXBOROUGH — Jonathan Jones was flat on the turf, knocked to the ground by Cleveland guard Wyatt Teller as running back Nick Chubb broke through the line. Chubb had daylight, was slowed by a few broken tackles before Jones jumped up and gave chase.
The New England Patriots dominated again on Sunday, beating the Cleveland Browns 27-13 to improve to 8-0 at the season's halfway point. Here are five quick thoughts from a rainy, messy game at Gillette Stadium.
The New England Patriots will hit the season’s halfway point this Sunday when they host the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium. Here are five thoughts on the matchup, which features loads of star power at the expense of genuine drama.
FOXBOROUGH — Joe Cardona began playing tackle football as soon as he was old enough to put on pads. From an early age he felt a deep connection to the sport, and the lessons he learned at a young age — selflessness, teamwork, the importance of hard work and perseverance — played a key role i…
FOXBOROUGH — Objectively speaking, the New England Patriots’ royal blue uniforms of the 1990s were pretty wild. Worn for seven seasons between the original red and white “Pat Patriot” uniform and the modern navy blue look, the uniforms featured huge shoulder logos, italicized numbers and fai…
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New England Patriots’ three-month exhibition season, two months longer than the rest of the NFL, is officially over here at the famed Meadowlands Sports Complex.
The New England Patriots utterly humiliated Sam Darnold and the New York Jets, forcing five turnovers in a dominating 33-0 victory. Here are five quick takes from the Monday Night Football blowout.
Both Jacoby Brissett and Deshaun Watson have managed to outduel reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes in consecutive weeks — on his home turf no less.
NEW YORK (AP) — Astros manager AJ Hinch has heard the chatter — that Rays starter Tyler Glasnow was offering a sneak peek on his off-speed deliveries, that Houston had a poker-worthy tell on Yankees hard throwers James Paxton and Luis Severino.
The NFL trade deadline is less than two weeks away on Oct. 28, and after six weeks of football we now have a better idea of who’s a contender, who’s a pretender and what each team’s areas of need are going into the second half of the season.
FOXBOROUGH — Brandon Bolden has always embraced his role. Throughout his first seven years in the league, the 29-year-old running back primarily served as a special teams ace, the sort of jack-of-all trades who makes a team better by doing all of the little things.
After another sloppy first half, the New England Patriots pulled away in the second to beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Thursday Night Football. Here are five quick takes from the game:
Around the Horn is a weekly column from Chris Mason, where the Daily News beat writer offers nine thoughts from the Red Sox clubhouse and around Major League Baseball. This week’s installment focuses on the divisional round series and the start of Boston’s offseason.
Days after the Red Sox pitchers were given their maybe-the-dog-ate-it report card, it’s the hitters’ turn. The marks are generally less painful, but there are still some serious highs and lows here, too.
The Red Sox weren't expecting to be dismissed this early, but they're stuck watching other teams play October baseball from afar. After reviewing the work they submitted, it's time to see who made the grade.
FOXBOROUGH — When news broke that Stephen Gostkowski was out for the year, speculation immediately began on who might be brought in to replace him? Would it be a veteran free agent? An unknown newcomer fresh out of college? Maybe some flashy international rugby star?
New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski has reportedly been placed on injured reserve. He will now miss at least the next eight weeks and could possibly be out for the year if the Patriots decide not to make him one of the two players they are allowed to bring back.
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Amesbury, MA - Henry G. Totzke II, of Amesbury, passed away on Monday, Oct 28, after a lengthy illness. Hank was born in Detroit, MI, in 1934. He was the only child of Henry and Jane Totzke of Detroit. A stint in the service brought him to California, where he settled down and, with a couple…
Newburyport - Constance Ann (Hanewich) McGlew, 70 a resident of Newburyport, MA died Thursday evening November 7, 2019 at Mass General Hospital in Boston. She was born in Newburyport, MA on February 15, 1949. Constance is survived by her children, Nicholas, Melissa, Michael, Jennifer and Dav…
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