Brady leaving New England, Brees staying put in New Orleans

Boston (AP), March 18 – The unimaginable has happened to Patriots fans: Tom Brady is moving on. The predictable has occurred for Saints fans: Drew Brees is staying put. No matter what else happens in NFL free agency on Tuesday, decisions by those two iconic quarterbacks deserve headlines. And those decisions were as divergent as […]

Brady has TD in preseason debut as Pats fall to Texans 27-23

HOUSTON (AP) — Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in his first game since winning the Super Bowl on the same field and the New England Patriots fell to the Houston Texans 27-23 in a preseason game on Saturday night. Brady, who sat out last week, was 6 of 9 for 67 yards while directing […]

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez dead after hanging self in cell

DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said. Hernandez, 27, was found by guards in […]

Stats, Not Intangibles Rule in NFL Games (Outside Super Bowls)

January 21, Foxboro, Massachusetts – Statistics, rather than intangibles, tend to predict the outcome of NFL Playoff Games, outside of Super Bowls, where emotions often rule both the players and coaches. That principle is comparable to predictions of professional golf as well, even though it’s not a team sport. In examining the likely strongest players […]