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Sports | Sports

The Patriots' biggest flaws are beginning to show

The New England Patriots are probably the best team in the NFL -- again. But they're not without their vulnerabilities.

Sports | Sports

Tom E. Curran's takeaways: Patriots defense will send shudders through NFL

The New England Patriots shut out the Miami Dolphins in NFL Week 2. Tom E. Curran writes that the Patriots defense will send shudders through the NFL with their solid early-season performance.

Sports | Sports

'Grateful' Gronkowski announces retirement

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday on social media.

Entertainment | Film

How shapeshifter Bill Belichick has beaten a league built for parity for 18 years

The New England Patriots head coach is an economics major, and his exploitation of market inefficiency has helped him dominate the NFL

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including one praying at the Western Wall, on...

History | History

How a Tiny Cape Cod Town Survived World War I's Only Attack on American Soil | History | Smithsonian

A century ago, a German U-boat fired at five vessels and a Massachusetts beach before slinking back out to sea

Sports | Sports

Can the Patriots use the new kickoff rules to their advantage?

NFL kickoffs are about to be drastically changed by new rules owners are expected to approve next week. Here’s a quick look at how they’ll change and how the Patriots could deal with it.

Sports | Sports

What Happens to the Losing Team's Pre-Printed Championship Shirts? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Entertainment | Music

The nebulas Rhino Chaser

from the album Nebula one (2002) (I'm just a fan, I don't own this)

Sports | NFL

Broncos defense holds, Peyton Manning goes to Super Bowl 50 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Broncos had to get a stop on a two-point conversion with 12 seconds left, but the unbelievable story being authored by Peyton Manning marches on to Super Bowl 50.

Sports | NFL

Patriots top Chiefs 27-20 to return to AFC title game: 9 things to know

Tom Brady shouldered the offensive load for the Pats and led his team to yet another playoff victory.

Sports | NFL

Report: Patriots lose running back Dion Lewis for season with ACL injury | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: For a player who had missed the past two NFL seasons, Dion Lewis' absence from the Patriots can't be understated.

Sports | NFL

Fire sale starting? Chicago Bears trade Jared Allen, Jon Bostic | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Chicago Bears are 0-3, and of all the 0-3 teams in the NFL who might rebound to make the playoffs, the Bears might rank last on that list. So they traded pass rusher Jared Allen.

Sports | NFL

Tom Brady becomes just fourth quarterback to throw 400 touchdowns | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The Patriots' quarterback hit the milestone in the first half against Jacksonville.

Sports | NFL

Report: Patriots' Spygate scandal was bigger in scope than first realized | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: As it turns out, the New England Patriots' Spygate scandal had a larger scope than we realized.

Sports | NFL

Roger Goodell's manipulation of Tom Brady's testimony leaves NFL on slippery slope - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Goodell is setting a dangerous precedent for the league with his selective hearing and posturing.

Sports | NFL

How Tom Brady and the Patriots walked into Roger Goodell's trap is baffling - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Deflate-gate has never been about facts. It's been about controlling the message, and in the court of public opinion, the NFL has dominated.

Sports | NFL

Tom Brady's four-game suspension upheld by Roger Goodell | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ruled on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's appeal of a four-game suspension in the deflate-gate controversy.

Sports | SPORTS

Darrelle Revis Comments on Deflategate, Tom Brady and More | Bleacher Report

The latest NFL news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Sports | NFL

Robert Kraft drops the fight, says he'll accept deflate-gate punishment

Robert Kraft said he will accept the punishment of commissioner Roger Goodell in deflate-gate.

Sports | NFL

Tom Brady, Patriots get hammered by NFL in deflate-gate punishment | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: The NFL has ruled on Tom Brady's punishment stemming from his involvement in the deflate-gate controversy.

Sports | NFL

Long-awaited deflate-gate investigation implicates Pats, Tom Brady | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports

From Yahoo Sports: Ted Wells' investigation into the possibility that the Patriots were involved in deflating footballs has found that it's more likely than not some of the Patriots were guilty.

Sports | NFL

Armour: Richard Sherman sees real issue in Deflategate

Richard Sherman questions integrity of New England Patriots, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Sports | My Sporting News

Richard Sherman blasts 'conflict of interest' that'll rescue Patriots

PHOENIX — Richard Sherman dropped the first bombshell of Super Bowl XLIX shortly after the arrival of the defending-champion Seahawks when he opined the Patriots will not be punished for Deflategat...

Sports | NFL

Bill Belichick pleads deflate-gate ignorance: 'I don't have an explanation'

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was actually pretty verbose about what he did and didn't know about deflate-gate.

Sports | NFL

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick head to sixth Super Bowl as greatest coach-QB duo ever

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick reaffirmed their greatness 13 years after their first Super Bowl trip together.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

22 things you've definitely eaten if you grew up in New England

These foods got us through so many Nor'easters together.

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Travel | Travel

Explore New England: The Best Activities for Fall 2014

While we love summer, we must admit that we've been looking forward to the days of football and beer, leaves crunching under our boots, and crackling fireplaces. And nowhere in the country does the fall season better than New England....

News | News

Robert Kraft Sends Heartfelt Letter To Family Of Slain IDF Soldier

New England Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft sent a personal letter to the family of slain Israel Defense Force soldier Max Steinberg. Steinberg grew up in California and moved to Israel to serve in the army after participating in a Birthright Israe