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Bill Belichick's 10 best losses ranked by how happy they made NFL fans

When the Patriots lose, the rest of the country wins.<p>Bill Belichick doesn’t lose often, but when he does it generates enough schadenfreude to feed a nation.<p>Belichick and the New England Patriots are in the middle of the most successful run of all time, winning five Super Bowls (and playing in two …

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The Softer Side of Bill Belichick: Inside the Patriots Coach's Warm and Fuzzy(ish) Life with Girlfriend Linda Holliday

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick isn’t always patrolling the sidelines in a hooded sweatshirt while sporting a curmudgeonly scowl.<p>It …

Bill Belichick

NFL fans in Florida seem to like Tom Brady more than any of their three teams’ players

Florida has not had a good NFL team in a very long time, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins have uninspiring …

NFL

Bobby Wagner Can See into the Future

Most times, the Seahawks’ middle linebacker knows what’s coming. The tells are in your running back’s shoulders, in your linemen’s fingertips and how …

NFL

This Bill Belichick Photo Shoot Is Making Twitter Freak Out

"The new James Bond movie looks dreadful."<p>Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and his longtime girlfriend, Linda Holliday, recently posed for the cover of Nantucket Magazine.<p>The 65-year-old coach, who is usually most comfortable in a Patriots sweatshirt or a hoodie without sleeves, donned a …

Bill Belichick

LOOK: Logan Ryan gives brother $82K gift, sends strong message on student loans

That's a really, really nice birthday present and a really, really strong message<p>The cold, hard truth is that the richer your relatives are, the more likely you are to get a nice birthday present. Wealth and quality presents are not a direct correlation by any means, but it certainly helps.<p>Logan …

Football (U.S.)

LeGarrette Blount’s contract contains weight bonuses

Philadelphia signed Blount to a one-year contract in May after the running back spent the past three and a half years in New England.

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Some Patriots Storylines I Can’t Wait For

The 2017 NFL offseason has, from a Patriots standpoint, been one of the most memorable in my my lifetime. Not only are they coming off a Super Bowl …

New England Patriots

Every NFL Play Is a Brutal Game of Chess

Football games are won on the merits of power, speed and a refined intelligence. James Urban, the Bengals’ receivers coach and one of the most …

NFL

LeGarrette Blount has weight clause in contract

If you thought playing for the great Bill Belichick was a challenge, running back LeGarrette Blount now has an even larger task ahead of him.<p>The …

NFL

Do These 5 Things to Make Winning a Habit

I’m a basketball guy, raised in the Midwest and now living in the South, but today, with NFL camps set to open anew in a matter of weeks, I’m …

Self-improvement

Nate Burleson: Julian Edelman is most under-appreciated WR in 10 years

Tom E. Curran reacts to NFL Network's Nate Burleson saying that Julian Edelman is the 4th best receiver in the entire NFL.

Julian Edelman

The key to Kyle Shanahan's offense: Win on first down

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan coached the NFL's best offense in 2016. We dig into the statistics, which tell us that in Shanahan's …

NFL

Former Patriots LB Mike Vrabel's son, Tyler Vrabel, heads back to Boston as BC commit

The Vrabel family will be back in Boston in 2018, but not because Mike Vrabel is leaving his role as defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans. …

College & University

Quiz: Do You Know Your New England Flags?

Do You Know Your<br>New England Flags?<p>Here’s your chance to prove it.<p>The Continental Flag flew in New England during the Revolutionary War. You can catch …

History

Playing the Bills seems to bring out the best in Tom Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As part of a three-week AFC East roundtable series, various questions will be analyzed and dissected. Things kicked off the last …

NFL

New England Patriots: Brady ranked third-best player in PFF Top 50

Pro Football Focus released its list of Top 50 players in the NFL, and the No. 1 player on the list will likely surprise many because it’s not Tom …

NFL

20 most important Patriots in 2017: No. 18, Danny Amendola

<i>With training camp approaching, we’re having a series featuring the 20 most important Patriots players for the upcoming season. The countdown will</i> …

Danny Amendola

Thoughts of Summer 2017

<i>This article originally appeared in the June 21, 2017 issue of Patriots Football Weekly. To subscribe, click here.</i><p>Serious question: Where on Earth …

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Let’s have some fun with this: Building an NFL roster to fit under the salary cap

Last week, Jon Ledyard of Fanragsports.com (one of the handful of platforms he contributes content to) constructed an entertaining exercise. In a …

NFL

Best of Tom Brady's China and Japan trip

The Patriots have gone international this offseason. With Robert Kraft leading a trip to Israel and <b>Julian Edelman</b> and <b>Danny Amendola</b> roaming the …

Tom Brady

Highlights from Bill Belichick, Linda Holliday feature in Nantucket Magazine

Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday were featured in Nantucket Magazine's 15th anniversary issue.<p>The story focused more on Belichick and Holliday …

Bill Belichick

Watch Julian Edelman show off his insane footwork in this slo-mo video

By<p>9:45 AM<p>Get Patriots game stats and the inside scoop on the season with The Boston Globe's Point After newsletter delivered for free to your …

Julian Edelman

The Franchise QBs: Final rankings of the top signal-callers in Patriots history

Editor's Picks<p>The Franchise QBs: Final all-time rankings for all 32 teams<p>How do your final rankings of the top quarterbacks in every team's history …

College Football

Prefab homes from Go Logic offer ‘rural modernism’ assembled in 2 weeks

The New England aesthetic gets a modern upgrade<p>Since its start in 2008, the Maine-based design-build firm Go Logic has built eco-conscious summer homes, prefab getaway cabins, and the state’s first passive house. To keep up demand, the firm is launching a line of prefab passive-house dwellings that …

Modernism

Michael Floyd Suspension Hearing Reportedly Held Last Week

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd had a hearing with NFL officials last week regarding his DUI arrest and upcoming punishment for his violation of the league's substance abuse policy.<p>Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported the ban will be at least two games, but it could be extended …

Michael Floyd

Martavis Bryant's Return Doesn't Propel Steelers Past Patriots Yet

The Pittsburgh Steelers sit at a crossroads. The same can be said for wide receiver Martavis Bryant.<p>An appearance in January's AFC Championship Game would be considered a success for most franchises. The Steelers operate on a Super Bowl standard, though. An embarrassing 36-17 loss to the eventual …

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AFC East Q&A: How should the Patriots handle Jimmy Garoppolo's contract?

<b>Today’s question:</b> Expectations and excitement surrounding the New England Patriots' 2017 season are as high as they’ve ever been during Bill …

Jimmy Garoppolo

Richard Sherman: 'Made up' Russell Wilson story could easily apply to Tom Brady

Sherman thinks that all quarterbacks on all NFL teams get treated better than anybody else<p>The Seattle Seahawks have been engulfed in some locker room controversy this offseason, thanks primarily to an ESPN story. That story alleged that cornerback Richard Sherman remains bitter about the Super Bowl …

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LOOK: Bill Belichick's cover for swanky Nantucket Magazine is epically regal

The Patriots coach looks pretty cool on the 15th anniversary cover of Nantucket magazine<p>New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has appeared in hundreds, if not thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of photos. It comes with the territory of being a famous football coach.<p>When you win the Super …

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