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Cam Newton: Time off showed, I have to be better

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton played in a game for the first time since Week Three on Sunday and he said the “time off showed” after an 18-12 loss to the Broncos. Newton ran for 76 yards and a touchdown while going 17-of-25 for 157 yards and two interceptions through the air on Sunday. Newton missed [more]

Bill Belichick: We need more time together

The Patriots got back on the field Sunday against the Broncos and they looked a lot like a team that has barely practiced since losing to the Chiefs on Monday night in Week Four. New England turned the ball over three times and was down 18-3 to Denver heading into the fourth quarter. A pair [more]

Broncos hold on for 18-12 win in New England

The Patriots were down 15 points with 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, but they were able to make a game of it against the Broncos. J.C. Jackson intercepted Drew Lock to set up a Nick Folk field goal that cut Denver’s lead to 18-12 and Jonathan Jones intercepted Lock’s [more]

Cam Newton hits 5,000 career rushing yards, Pats trail 18-9

It hasn’t been a great day for the Patriots on offense, but they’re still alive in the fourth quarter after quarterback Cam Newton notched another milestone. Newton went over 5,000 career rushing yards with a 38-yard run in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Broncos. That gave the Patriots the ball inside the [more]

Broncos stretch lead to 12-3 before half

The Broncos and Patriots had to wait a week to play a game that was originally scheduled for Week Five and they’ll both have to wait until at least the third quarter to get into the end zone. Neither offense was able to score a touchdown through 30 minutes of play at Gillette Stadium, but [more]

Broncos go up 6-0 after intercepting Cam Newton

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton returned to the lineup on Sunday, but his first pass since Week Three didn’t land in the hands of a teammate. Newton’s attempt to hit running back James White with a screen pass was tipped by Broncos defensive end Shelby Harris and defensive end DeShawn Williams snagged the pass before it [more]

Week Six early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Broncos at Patriots Broncos: RB Melvin Gordon, TE Noah Fant, WR K.J. Hamler, LB Jeremiah Attaochu, [more]

The NFL news cycle in 2020 includes a strange new morning routine

As the NFL approaches midseason, a strange sort of rhythm has emerged. Flashes of positive tests in various cities, followed by days of watching and waiting for reports of no new positives or new positives or whatever else is injected into the stream of NFL news, typically every morning by 9:00 a.m. ET. For today, [more]

Cam Newton tries to beat Broncos for the first time

Quarterback Cam Newton returns to action for the Patriots today, after a three-week break. He gets a chance to beat a team to which he’s lost in each of three prior tries. As noted by Mike Reiss of, Newton has a record of 0-3 against the Broncos. The first loss came in Newton’s second [more]

Patriots put Shaq Mason, Sony Michel, Derek Rivers on COVID list

The Patriots added center James Ferentz to the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday and three more players went on the list Saturday. According to multiple reports, the team has placed right guard Shaq Mason, running back Sony Michel, and defensive end Derek Rivers on the list. The list is reserved for players who have tested positive [more]

Melvin Gordon out with strep throat

The Broncos will be without running back Melvin Gordon tomorrow in New England. Gordon is not making the trip because he was diagnosed with strep throat, Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reports. The Broncos decided not to risk strep throat spreading within the team by having Gordon on the team flight and at [more]

Patriots reopen facility, still plan to play Sunday

A day after the Patriots closed their facility because of a positive COVID-19 test, the team reopened it today. Normal Saturday preparations are on and the Patriots’ Sunday game against the Broncos remains on schedule, according to Field Yates of ESPN. The Patriots have had two of the highest-profiled positive COVID-19 tests this season, with [more]

Week Six injury report roundup

There was no Thursday night game this week, so Week Six of the 2020 NFL season kicks off on Sunday afternoon. There will be 12 games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The four teams playing on Monday night won’t [more]

Drew Lock questionable, but is expected to start Sunday

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said that his team is planning to fly to New England on Saturday despite the positive COVID-19 test that forced the Patriots to cancel practice on Friday and he plans to start quarterback Drew Lock once they get there. Lock has missed two games while recovering from a right shoulder [more]

Patriots placing James Ferentz on COVID-19 list

Patriots offensive lineman James Ferentz practiced with the team Thursday. He will go on the reserve/COVID-19 list today, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. The Patriots are scheduled to host the Broncos on Sunday, and the game remains on schedule for now. It was rescheduled once, moving from Week Five after Patriots starting defensive tackle [more]

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