Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady both said this week that they take Sunday’s regular-season finale seriously, even though they’ve already clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. But the reality is that the Patriots likely won’t approach this game like any other regular-season game. Instead, top players like Brady, Rob Gronkowski and…
The New England Patriots have already locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC, so Bill Belichick can afford to err on the side of caution. Running back Jonas Gray has reportedly been ruled out for Week 17 against Buffalo with an ankle injury. According...Show More Summary
Regardless of what the players and Bill Belichick preach, the result of the New England Patriots' Week 17 game is meaningless. Mathematically, it is impossible to suggest that Sunday's outcome against the Buffalo Bills makes any difference...Show More Summary
Is that... wait... A SMILE! Bill Belichick is smiling everyone! It's right there on his face. Deck the halls, and silver the bells -- we found something that makes him happy. Seriously, Belichick has never been this excited outside dressing like a pirate.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday that the Patriots would do what’s best for the team when deciding who would play and how much they would play in the regular season finale against the Bills. That may mean giving veteran defensive tackle Vince Wilfork a rest so that he’s in prime condition for a playoff…
With the Broncos losing to the Bengals on Monday night, the Patriots are locked into the top seed in the AFC heading into their final game of the regular season. On Tuesday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked whether that development would impact the way the team approaches that matchup with the Bills. Belichick said that…
The Charley Casserly news probably elicited a great, big laugh from the New England Patriots' bunker in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Bill Belichick, we know, isn't a member of the Casserly fan club. Belichick doesn't fire off too manyShow More Summary
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – What started off with a bang six years ago, with promises Super Bowl trips, might soon come to an end with a whimper for New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan. With a 3-11 team that could cost him his job, Ryan is left...Show More Summary
The Jets are expected to send Rex Ryan packing after the season ends, but not before he was able to give Bill Belichick and Patriots one last scare. Sunday's game highlighted the different courses both coaches and teams have charted. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. Show More Summary
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Pucker up, Rex. After six years of bluster and broken promises, it's time for New York Jets coach Rex Ryan to kiss Bill Belichick's rings. Why not? The rivalry is over, with Sunday confirming what we've known...Show More Summary
Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick meet Sunday at MetLife Stadium for what will likely be the last time in Ryan’s Jets career.
Rex Ryan has gone through a torrential storm of a season, coaching a team that has been nothing but a giant letdown.
Rex Ryan, who once said he wouldn’t kiss Bill Belichick’s rings, has instead kissed his butt for much of this week.
The general regional sentiment suggests that this New England Patriots team is the most well-rounded Bill Belichick squad in years, perhaps since the undefeated 2007 rendition. The Patriots' 41-13 division-clinching victory over theShow More Summary
Rex Ryan may be out of time as head coach of the New York Jets, but you can bet he would love nothing more than to knock off Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots one more time as a final parting gift. With mirroring records, the Patriots are in a different class than the Jets in terms of caliber of team. Show More Summary
Rex Ryan may have (kind of) kissed Bill Belichick’s rings earlier this week by declaring the Patriots coach a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan doesn't regret the "rings" quote. "Oh, hell, no, because I never came here to do that," he said Wednesday, referring to his classic sound bite from 2009 in which he claimed he didn't take the New York Jets' head-coaching job to kiss Bill Belichick's Super Bowl rings. "I came here to kick his butt," Ryan continued. Show More Summary
I love a Jay Gruden press conference. In an NFL where every coach wants to be the next Bill Belichick, podiums across the league are being manned by tight-lipped gargoyles glowering down from on high who treat injury updates like state secrets. As a columnist, Gruden 's honest, extensive takes on the state of his team are a breath of fresh air. Show More Summary
The New England Patriots have played good defense throughout the 2014 season. What does Chandler Jones' return mean to the rest of the Patriots defense? Where does Darrelle Revis stack up against other players Bill Belichick has had on defense? Watch as Stephen Nelson and Doug Kyed of NESN discuss the Patriots defense in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com