New England Patriots

Behind the Face Mask
Jim Kelly Tough
Jim Kelly Tough
From his hospital room and surrounded by family, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly details his second—and more serious—fight with cancer. Plus, DeSean Jackson begins search for a new team and the King family suffers a great loss
By Peter King
Open Field
Revis Is A Patriot
Revis Is A Patriot
One day after watching top cornerback Aqib Talib sign with the rival Broncos, the Patriots returned serve by acquiring the best player at the position, Darrelle Revis. Here's the fallout for Denver, New England and Revis' old team in Tampa
By Greg A. Bedard
On Further Review
Standing PAT … For Now
The Tuesday Mailbag
The NFL is pondering a longer extra point—42 yards?—but don't expect anything to happen quickly. Plus, why Jimmy Graham will remain a Saint, a Patriots-Texans trade scenario and reader reaction to the n-word debate
By Peter King
Draft Board
Just Like Geno
Just Like Geno
Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald is similar in size and technique to NFL star Geno Atkins. But are the comparisons legit? The Bengals defensive tackle himself says they ‘definitely’ are, so expect Donald to benefit from the path Atkins blazed
By Greg A. Bedard
Behind the Face Mask
Hey, Rookie! Here’s How To Ace The NFL Job Interview
Hey, Rookie! Here's How To Ace The NFL Job Interview
The NFL scouting combine can be an anxiety-inducing time for prospects if they don't arrive prepared. Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty does his part to help, passing along 10 nuggets of wisdom gleaned from his own experience
Deep Dive
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: AFC
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: AFC
Sagging run defense. Woeful QB protection. Unexpected injuries. For the Colts, Chiefs, Bengals, Chargers and Patriots, the reasons they didn't survive and advance ran the gamut and gave them plenty to think about in the offseason
By Andy Benoit
Weekend Notes
The Quiet Mastermind Behind the Niners’ D
The Quiet Mastermind Behind the Niners’ D
Vic Fangio is a man of few words who simply prefers to put his players in the right position and let their bone-crushing hits do all the talking ... plus, five takeaways on recent NFL news and the key players to watch on Championship Sunday
By Greg A. Bedard
Window Into the Weekend
Picking the Winners on Championship Sunday
Picking the Winners on Championship Sunday
The two teams going on to Super Bowl XLVIII will be ...
By Peter King
Game Plan
Sunday’s Most Important Unknown
Sunday’s Most Important Unknown
Over the top? Maybe, but there’s no denying umpire Bill Schuster will have his hands full when the Seahawks and 49ers meet for the NFC title game. How will he and the rest of the officiating crew handle the chippiness between enemies?
By Peter King
Deep Dive
It’s Time to Man Up
It’s Time to Man Up
The days of strong safeties lining up receivers over the middle and delivering knockout hits are over. But that’s not the only reason why zone concepts are being replaced by man coverage. The AFC Championship Game is a case study of how NFL defenses are evolving
By Andy Benoit