Cam Newton helps Patriots beat Ravens in rain and wind

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have had trouble finishing off games at times this season. They got an assist from Mother Nature to help close out their biggest victory. Cam Newton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score and the Patriots...

Despite record, Patriots confidence remains at halfway point

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots knew this season would look different following the free agency departure of franchise stalwart Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coupled with several key players choosing to opt out because of COVID-19 concerns. But few...

Improvement, not praise on Newton’s mind with Raiders next

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The past few days have gone exactly as Cam Newton expected them to inside the Patriots’ team facility after his first loss as New England’s starting quarterback. “It wasn’t a lot of smiling going on. Still not a lot...

Cam Newton era begins as Patriots turn page on Brady years

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In their two decades together, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady became the most decorated coach/quarterback tandem in NFL history. Their success may never be replicated: 219 regular- season wins, 11 straight AFC East titles and six...

Tone of Raptors-Celtics matchup changes amid shooting unrest

Toronto and Boston are two of the hottest teams in the playoffs, coming off first-round sweeps of Brooklyn and Philadelphia, respectively, in the first round. Both have the ability to put up points in bunches and have top rated defenses. It’s set up to...

Cam Newton slowly making his way into Patriots’ culture

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton isn’t concerned with whether he’s the front-runner to be the Patriots’ starting quarterback. For now, strengthening the bonds he’s building with his new teammates and getting a deeper grasp of the playbook is what’s ...

Patriots re-sign Nick Folk, adding to kicking competition

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots may not have settled on their replacement for kicker Stephen Gostkowski. New England re-signed veteran Nick Folk on Monday, giving rookie fifth-round draft pick Justin Rohrwasser some competition for the job as the...