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A question mark has been hovering over Foxborough, Mass., for awhile. It was there even as the New England Patriots sat in first place in the AFC East throughout the 2019 season, thanks largely to uncharacteristic struggles on offense. It continued to cast a shadow even as they beat the Buffalo Bills on Dec. 21 to seal an 11th consecutive AFC East title. It only grew la…

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Tom Brady doesn't sound like he's done yet. Brady described the potential that he would retire as "pretty unlikely" after the New England Patriots lost to the Tennessee Titans on Saturday in the AFC playoffs. He took it a step further with a lengthy Instagram post Wednesday, "In both life and football, failure is inevitable. You don't always win. You can, however, le…

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By Bill Pennington FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — An instant after a violent collision Saturday evening in the pivotal, hard-fought game between New England and Buffalo, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman lay motionless on the turf as if unconscious. It was, Edelman said hours later, a ruse. When he slammed into Bills defensive back Jordan Poyer while running a crossing route e…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Apparently, there are some things that simply aren't meant to be. The Buffalo Bills beating the New England Patriots is one of them, regardless of any alleged vulnerability the beasts of the AFC East might be showing. "It's frustrating," linebacker Lorenzo Alexander said. He knew he was speaking for more than himself and his teammates and coaches …

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Here are my hot reads from the Buffalo Bills' 24-17 loss against the New England Patriots Saturday at Gillette Stadium. Hottest topic Close, but not quite good enough. The Bills gave the Patriots all they could handle, but wound up losing a game that took them out of the running for a first AFC East championship since 1995. The Bills are locked …

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Here are my five takes on the Buffalo Bills' game Saturday against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. 1. This time, avoid the disastrous mistakes. The Patriots followed their typical script in beating the Bills, 16-10, on Sept. 29 at New Era Field. They let the other team make all the big blunders. The Bills' self-inflicted wounds included a blocked pun…

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Kyle Van Noy didn’t pull any punches. The New England Patriots’ linebacker offered a blunt assessment of Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen after the two teams met for the first time this season in September. “He didn’t know what we were doing,” Van Noy said after the Patriots left New Era Field with a 16-10 win. “He looked shook back there.” Allen’s final numbe…

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Vic Carucci When it comes to Patriots vs. Bills or pretty much anyone, for that matter, the inclination is to allow the past to dictate the present. It is to look at the names, Brady and Belichick, and all those trophies and rings and assume the only outcome will be a Pats victory. I'm not going to let that be my guide this time. I'm going to focus on the present. And eve…

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The final score of Thursday night’s game between the New England Patriots and New York Giants told anyone who didn’t watch that the predictable, a lopsided Patriots' victory, happened. Anyone who watched it or checked the summary could see that something is missing from this edition of New England dominance. A dominating offense. Tom Brady acknowledged as much to …

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The Buffalo Bills went head-to-head against the New England Patriots on Sunday, tête-à-tête between two headstrong coaches and were ultimately knocked out by a fierce fourth-quarter helmet-to-helmet hit. Let’s get the crud out early. Josh Allen threw three interceptions, two of which were horrible ideas and passes, and one just horrendous pass. A special teams snafu com…

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The Bills and coach Sean McDermott were furious after the helmet-to-helmet hit by Jonathan Jones that sent Josh Allen into the concussion protocol during Sunday's game against the Patriots. The question emerged as to what would happen if New England's star quarterback Tom Brady took a hit like that. "I think that you’d probably be thrown out of the football game," Bi…

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Abysmal doesn't begin to describe Josh Allen's performance Sunday. This was a game that demanded, at the very most, he take his game to the highest rung of a relatively short NFL career ladder and, at the very least, keep mistakes to a minimum. Allen did neither before leaving the Buffalo Bills' 16-10 loss against the New England Patriots early in the fourth quarter …

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Here are my hot reads from the Buffalo Bills' 16-10 loss against the New England Patriots Sunday at New Era Field: Hottest topic The Bills' quarterback situation. Let's start with Josh Allen. Before leaving the game after taking a vicious-looking helmet-to-helmet shot, he was having what, at times, was one of the uglier performances of his 15 NFL starts. He threw thre…

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Here are my five takes for Sunday's game between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots at New Era Field. 1. Don't let go of the lingering anger from the Bengals' game. Coaches and players always like to preach about the importance of forgetting the past and focusing on what's ahead. The Bills should do the opposite this week. Plenty of players, especially on def…

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Rob Gronkowski will watch Sunday's big game at New Era Field while sitting in front of a television in Fort Myers, Fla., with his mother. He'll be about 1,300 miles from his native Western New York and the visiting team, the New England Patriots, on which he spent nine seasons and established himself as arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history. Welcome to retireme…