Patriots 34, Lions 9

Patriots rout Lions for seventh straight victory

Foxboro, Massachusetts -- 11/23/2014-- New England Patriots LaGarrette Blount (C) scores a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first half at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts November 23, 2014. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: Reporter:

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The Patriots had their way with the NFL’s No. 1 defense on Sunday and solidified their hold on the top seed in the AFC.


// This is the team we’d hoped Patriots would be

The Patriots have passed the regular-season test and it looks like they are well on their way to the Super Bowl this season.

New England Revolution forward Kelyn Rowe, right, blocks a shot by New York Red Bulls midfielder Lloyd Sam during the first half of an MLS Eastern Conference finals soccer match Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Harrison, N.J.. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Revolution 2, Red Bulls 1

Revolution win Game 1 of playoff series vs. Red Bulls

Jermaine Jones’s goal late in the second half lifted New England to a victory on the road.

Chang Ly and his wife, Van Hua, at the Dorchester Avenue store they own, D&D Convenience.

Kevin Cullen

A dream undiminished by senseless shooting

It’s been a hard life for Chang Ly, but a good one. Then came Election Day, and the masked man with the gun.

location, location, location

What is it like to live in New Salem?

Dorothy Johnson has lived in New Salem for four decades, but she’s still considered a newbie.

13 New England students named Rhodes Scholars

Of the 32 American students named 2015 Rhodes Scholars, at least 13 have New England ties, including two from Harvard and three from MIT.

Cleveland police officer kills boy who had fake gun

Police said the officer fired twice after the 12-year-old boy pulled the replica gun from his waistband at a park.

Yvonne Abraham

It’s a Cosby world we live in

For the multiple women who came forward, it was their word against the beloved, sanctimonious Bill Cosby.

// ‘Area Four’ residents live in the shadow of future

Growing prosperity in Kendall Square is doing little to lift up the low-income residents around it.

Top Vatican prosecutor failed to report abuser

The man Pope Francis recently chose to prosecute priests accused of sexual abuse had himself failed to stop a notorious abusive priest, documents show.

East Boston man arrested in connection with sexual assault

The man is believed to be involved in a previous similar incident, police said.