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New Endland’s LaGarrette Blount scored a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the first half Sunday.

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Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan intercepted a pass intended for Detroit’s Golden Tate during the fourth quarter.

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Danny Amendola returned a second quarter punt 81 yards, setting up the second New England touchdown of the game.

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Tom Brady looked to pass during the second half.

Patriots 34, Lions 9

Patriots rout Lions for seventh straight victory

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.

Tom Brady celebrated a touchdown by LeGarrette Blount.

DAN SHAUGHNESSY

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 midfielder Jermaine Jones celebrates his goal during the second half of an MLS Eastern Conference Finals soccer match against the New York Red Bulls Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Harrison, N.J. The Revolution won the first leg of the finals, 2-1. (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.

A Wellesley College student read a controversial poster on a bulletin board at the school’s campus center.

Ousted Hillel staff upsets Wellesley students

Wellesley College has abruptly removed its Hillel director and Jewish chaplain as part of a restructuring, angering Jewish students.

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.

Wild Ocean Aquaculture is co-owned by Matthew Moretti (center).

US waters create potential for shellfish farming

With federal waters opening up to aquaculture, shellfish farming may play a bigger role in the future of New England’s seafood industry.

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.

A time capsule was removed from the lion statue earlier this fall.

Restored lion, unicorn returned to Old State House perch

The newly refurbished statues were successfully hoisted back to their perches Sunday with a new time capsule inside.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/10/01/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/05area401-001.jpg ‘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.